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Monday, October 26, 2020

Blog Tour- AWAKEN by B.L. Callaghan With An Excerpt & #Giveaway! @RockstarBkTours

 

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the AWAKEN by B.L. Callaghan Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

About The Book:

Title: AWAKEN (The Goddess Incarnate #1)

Author: B.L. Callaghan

Pub. Date: August 12, 2020

Publisher: Bianca Callaghan

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 340

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazonKindle, B&NTBD

Sapphira Dawn was told she was the new Goddess Incarnate, the most powerful being on Earth.

At nineteen, she didn’t feel powerful – she felt betrayed and angry.

Suddenly thrust into a world that she knows nothing about, a world where magic and monsters actually exist, Sapphira races to learn all she can about her magic.

And to find her place in this dangerous new world.

Some of the monsters want to use her, the others just want her dead.

But can she gain the knowledge needed to stop an impending war before it spills into the human realm she once called home.

"Sapphira has got to be one the best MC's I have come across of late!... I cannot wait to see where the rest of this story heads!" - Jade Francis, Author of Siren Calls


"If you're wanting to dive into an excellent example of the fantasy world, where the cruel Gods use their power over the world and its inhabitants to their advantage this book is for you. I turned the last page and the word that came to mind was...Excellent. I am looking forwarding to reading the next book in the series. I highly recommend you grab a copy for yourself." - Stephanie B. Whitfield, Author of Hidden in Roll

 

Interview:

Hey B.L.! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books I’m glad you could stop by for a chat! AWAKEN sounds AWESOME and I can’t wait for everyone to read it!

Hi! Glad to be here, thanks for having me!

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about the AWAKEN and the characters?

The main character in Awaken is Sapphira.

She’s a nineteen year old Australian woman who is thrown into a world she knew nothing about – magic, monsters, gods, and mayhem. She’s told that she is the Goddess Incarnate – a god of reincarnation, but doesn’t believe it. I mean, who would? And on top of all that, she’s supposed to tip the balance in an eons-old game between some pretty nasty creatures!

Sapphira isn’t your typical hero, though. She isn’t instantly good at anything, she can’t fight and is totally trusting of everyone around her. You get to see her struggle and grow while she processes everything – and tries to stay alive.

There are a few important support characters – all so different from Saph (and not only personality wise… think different species/paranormal types!)

What are you working on now?

I’m currently finishing up book 2 in this series – as well as working on a few other projects!

Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from your real life?

Very loosely, if at all. I don’t like to base characters off real people that I know – my anxiety goes into overdrive thinking that the person will be offended!

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?

My favorite would probably be Sapphira – but only because I’ve spent the most time with her! Hunter and Valdis would be close seconds though, I enjoy the sass that spills out from them, and the way they treat Saph is so different from everyone else.

Least favorite would be Sapphira too – especially when she doesn’t stick to the outline I’ve written out! Close second here would have to be Darragh. If you’ve read the book, I’m sure you know why!

What is your favorite passages/scenes in AWAKEN?

Hmm… tough one!

You know, I think it would be the scene just after Saph uses her magic on Raine for the first time… I think it really showed a different side to her that we hadn’t really seen up to that point. I don’t want to give too much away, but that scene is a real turning point for a lot of the plot.

What kind of research did you have to do for the story?

I had to research a few of the places mentioned in the book – as I’ve never left Australia. Also, I researched the cultures of a few characters, learning the myths and legends based around monsters from them, food too was a fun one to look into! Character names is always a fun one to research too – I  tend to name my characters around personality traits, or as clues to what’s coming!

Who is your ultimate book boyfriend/girlfriend?

I’m the kind of reader that finds a great love in just about every book I read (Don’t tell my husband, but I have a ton of book boyfriends and girlfriends!)

What inspired you to write romance?

Awaken isn’t a romance, it’s fantasy! And there aren’t actually many romantic elements in this book – none that takes center stage for the MC anyway. There is in the second one though! So keep an eye out for that one!

 

Lightning Round Questions

What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

I am currently reading The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis. I’m not that far in yet, but I’m enjoying it so far.

Instagram, Twitter or Facebook?

Instagram and Facebook

Favorite Superhero?

Wonderwoman

Favorite TV show?

Sense8 and Game of Thrones 

Sweet or Salty?

Sweet 

Any Phobias?

None that I know of

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

Anything by NF, or IPrevail

Winter 2020 Movie you’re most looking forward to?

I don’t know yet!

Thanks so much B.L. for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read AWAKEN!

Thank you, it was a pleasure! Me too!

 

About B.L.:


B.L. Callaghan is an Australian Foster Carer and Educator with over a decade of industry experience.

She runs the Facebook page “More Than A Foster Carer”, where she shares her experience working with the foster system.

B.L. Callaghan lives in rural New South Wales with her husband, a changing number of children, a dog and some chickens.

As a self proclaimed creative soul, she has had a passion for writing fiction from an early age. When she’s not wrangling chickens, children, or dogs, B.L. Callaghan love tagging along on epic quests, and being whisked off on magical adventures.

B.L. Callaghan write children’s books for children in the foster care system, as well as YA and NA titles.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win a finished copy of AWAKEN, International. (copy will be signed if the winner lives in Australia)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/26/2020

Two Chicks on Books

Interview

10/26/2020

JaimeRockstarBookTours

Instagram Post

10/27/2020

BookHounds YA

Interview

10/27/2020

BookHounds

Instagram Post

10/28/2020

IG Reads

Guest Post

10/28/2020

IG Reads

10/28/2020

Jazzy Book Reviews

Guest Post

10/29/2020

Books A-Brewin'

Guest Post

10/29/2020

A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post

10/30/2020

Jenguerdy

Review

10/30/2020

Jaime's World

Excerpt

 

Week Two:

11/2/2020

Books and Zebras

Review

11/2/2020

The Momma Spot

Review

11/3/2020

Gimme The Scoop Reviews

Review

11/3/2020

gimmethescoopreviews

Instagram Post

11/4/2020

Bibliophile On Loose

Review

11/4/2020

Rajiv's Reviews

Review

11/5/2020

Westveil Publishing

Review

11/5/2020

thewestveilarchives

Instagram Post

11/5/2020

Lala’s Book Reviews

Review

11/5/2020

lauren.bodiford

Instagram Post

11/6/2020

Book Briefs

Review

11/6/2020

Book Briefs

Instagram Post

11/6/2020

The Reading Wordsmith

Review

11/6/2020

readingwordsmith

Instagram Post


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the interview, and for hosting me! It was a lot of fun :)
    And good luck to those who enter the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete

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