Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The BSP Tour Guest Post and Giveaway with Ednah Walters



Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 667 KB
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing (July 12, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
ASIN: B005CIGR3Y
Lending: Enabled

Summary:
Lil has come to terms with her life as a Guardian/demon hunter and the wielder of the Nephilim most powerful weapon-the Kris Dagger. She trains everyday to master her growing powers, gets along with her Guardian trainee friends, most of the time, and cherishes the time she spends with her human friends.

Just when she feels she belongs, her nature-bender father contacts her and warns her about a betrayal by someone close to her. Then Bran, the boy she loves, starts to act strange and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability. While Lil struggles find a connection between these three things, she begins to realize that someone is manipulating her and will stop at nothing, including hurting those she loves, to lure her to the dark side.


I am super excited to have Ednah Walters as guest poster today on BLH, Please give her a warm welcome and Thank you Ednah for stopping by today.

MEMORABLE SCENES

What is the most memorable scene you’ve ever read in a book or seen in a movie?

Is it when star-crossed lovers reunite? When they say goodbye and there seems to be no hope of them ever being together again? Or is it something as simple as a hero rubbing the heroine’s feet? Bringing her flowers just because they reminded her of her smile?

All of the above are sweet and romantic moments. We see them in books we read and in movies we watch. They make us ooh and aah, and cry. Yeah, I’m a crier at sappy moments, but what stays with me after I close the book, after I drive home from the theater, is when the hero steps outside his comfort zone because the heroine needs him. I don’t know about you, but I find such scenes unforgettable, and I love writing them.

Think about Richard Gere ( in Pretty Woman) climbing up a fire escape, a rose between his teeth, to give Julia Roberts her ‘moment’ when he was scared of heights. In the Hunger Games, Katniss is willing to die rather than fight Peeta till death. In Vampire Dairies, both Stefan and Damon hurt themselves to save Elena or one of her relatives over and over again. In Twilight, Edward is willing to die rather than live without Bella.

In every book I write, I always make my hero do something that makes them uncomfortable, but they do it anyway because the heroine needs them. In Awakened, when we first meet Bran, we have no idea what his motives are. We later learn that he was willing to be killed, or sent to Tartarus, to save his sister. Even though I love Sykes and would have loved to see him hook up with Lil, Bran won me as soon as I learned about his motive. Later, when Lil must face Coronis, Bran chooses to fight with her

In Betrayed, we see Bran act like a jerk halfway through the book and want to kick his butt, but in the end, you learn the reason why and you only love him more. Then when he gets a chance to get what he really wants, he’s willing to give it up to save Lil. I don’t want to go into details without spoiling the surprise.

So, what is the romantic scene you’ve ever read in a book? Why did it stay with you after you the book ended?

Ednah has generously offered a copy of Betrayed to one winner, all you have to do is answer the above question along with your email addy for me to contact you if you should win. The giveaway is running from Sept 13th to 20th , winner will be announced on the 21st.

About the Author:
I grew up reading Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries before I graduated to Mills & Boons (starting with Janet Daily's Shutter the Sky).

I enjoy good love stories, tingly mysteries and wondrous adventures. When I finished college and decided to be a stay-at-home mother, I devoured books like they were going out of production, until reading just wasn't enough. So I decided to teach myself to write fiction.

I've written picture books, contemporary and romantic suspense, biracial/multicultural books, and finally YA fantasy. Most of them are still taking up RAM on my computer.

Awakened is the first book in The Guardian Legacy series. It was released in September 2011 with rave reviews. Betrayed (book 2 in the series) was released August 1st 2011. Hunted, book 3 in the series, is due out in March.

When I'm not knee deep in battles between Guardians and demons, I write adult contemporary romance (the Fitzgerald family series), sassy, stubborn and gutsy women anyone can identify with and men anyone would be proud to claim. When not writing, I do things with my family, five children or my darling husband of 19 years. I live in a picturesque valley in Utah, the setting for my YA series.

Ednah Walter's Links:


Be Sure to follow the rest the tour for your chance to win at the end of the tour, next stop is

Sept 14 – Songs And Stories http://liedermadchen.blogspot.com/


For more information on the final giveaway and rules to enter click HERE for details

13 comments:

Escape by Fiction said...

I think the most romantic scene I've ever read is.....seriously? Hard question. I really thought the scene in the garden with Jace and Clary was sweet (Mortal Instruments). I also read recently chase and Seduction and the main guy sang a special song to his lady in front of a lot of people. it was sweet. If you're asking for hot - then that a whole 'nother ballgame.

Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction

acm05 said...

How sad, I can't remember a really romantic moment from a book and I've read a couple of the books you mentioned.

There were two books which had a former partner get blinded and tried to distance themself from his/her lover, but the lover refused to give up on them, but no one scene stands out.

Maybe Curran showing Kate that she was number one in his life by being willing to give up the pack and having a number of safe houses ready so they could start fresh in Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews. It was not mushy though.

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Amanda W. said...

I think the most romantic scene in a book I've read was in a book about a breast cancer survivor. After everything she went through and the changes her body underwent she felt she had nothing to offer a man. One man showed her how sexy she still is. It was beautifully written and had tears streaming down my face.

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Scorpio1974 said...

I'd have to say almost any romantic scene that Anita Blake has with her men in Laurell K Hamilton's books. It's hard to choose just one because she has so many wonderful boyfriends/men in her life and each scene always leaves a vivid visual in my mind. =)
Great review/interview and thanks so much for this generous giveaway opportunity too!!! =)

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Ednah Walters said...

Escape by Fiction, I love TMI series, so I see how a scene from any one of those books would be so romantic.

Thanks for stopping by.

Ednah Walters said...

acm05, I love when a hero or heroine is willing to give up all for the partner.

Ednah Walters said...

Amanda, aww, breast cancer, that's a tough act to follow.

Ednah Walters said...

Valerie, I need to try Anita Blake's series. My TBR pile keeps growing...sigh. Writing leaves little time for reading.

BLHmistress said...

Thank you so much Ednah for stopping by, I just finished Awakened last night and it was so good, So since that is the last book I read I will have to go with Bran teleporting Lil on the mountain with a pizza, salad then flew her around the town. That was so beautiful.

Krysykat said...

Any romantic scene from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, because well there are Zombies and a Jane Austen book :)

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micia said...

Thanks for this giveaway
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winnie said...

I would say any romantic scene between Cat and Bones from the Night Huntress series because they are my favourite book couple so anything with them becomes pretty much an automatic favourite :)

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