Thursday, August 29, 2013

Giveaway/Interview: Hold Tight by Cherie Colyer

Title: Hold Tight (Embrace, #2)
Author: Cherie Colyer
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Publication: August 20, 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

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Book Description:
What’s one little spell?

When you’re new to magic, one spell can be the difference between getting what you want...and ruining the lives of everyone you love.

Sixteen-year-old Madison has just embraced her magical powers. The trick now is learning how to control them. She and her boyfriend -and fellow witch- can’t even enjoy a simple kiss without getting shocked when their powers collide. Instead of mastering her new skills, though, Madison is stuck watching her kid brother and doing chores.

But being a witch does have its benefits. With a simple spell, Madison instantly conjures the help she needs around the house. Or so she thinks. Her idea of “help” invites trouble of its own as a pair of dangerous yet enticing beings enter her life. When a classmate disappears soon afterwards, Madison discovers she's the next victim of a threat she's powerless to resist...and there’s nothing it won’t kill to make her surrender.

Caught in the crossfire between two dashing but deadly creatures, Madison must figure out which one to trust and how to rid her world of the other—before one of them destroys her and everyone she cares about.

Interview with Author Cherie Colyer

Q: Do you remember how/when your interest in writing started?

Cherie: I’d always enjoyed creative writing when I was in school. As I got older, I’d think up different stories that I’d often tell my husband about. He’d get into them, throwing out ideas and adding to the different plots. One day he said, you should write one of your stories. I did. It wasn’t Embrace, but I still love that first story and the characters.

Q: What were the challenges (research, psychological, and logistical) in bringing this series or characters to life?

Cherie: The biggest challenge was making sure the rules of my world were clear and consistent. To bring the unknown to life I researched witchcraft, faeries, and other supernatural creatures to find the ones that would fit best in my world. Then I bent what was known or believed to make it my own. Thankfully, I have wonderful critique partners who helped me know what worked and what needed further explanation and an amazing editor with an eye for detail.

Q: What was the easiest part of writing HOLD TIGHT?

Cherie: Being back with Madison and her friends. It was like coming home after a long vacation.

Q: What is your favorite scene or was your favorite to write? Don’t forget to tell us why. 

Cherie: This is a hard one. I really did have a lot of fun being back with the gang. I’d have to say my favorite scene to write was the scene where Isaac and Madison finally crack the code that allows them to take their relationship further. I enjoyed being able to write the romance of it all.  My favorite scene would totally be a spoiler, but a close second is the battle at the end of the book. Madison’s powers are stronger. She’s stronger. Plus Josh is in that scene. He’s such a great character. He’s an amazing friend to Madison, a sweet and loving boyfriend to Kaylee. And in Hold Tight you get to see more of him and what he can do with his powers. 

Q: What’s next for you writing wise that you can share with us?

Cherie: I just finished revising my young adult thriller, Challenging Destiny which is about a brother and sister who must outsmart supernatural beings if they hope to remain human and avoid being pawns in a coming war. I hope to find it a home soon.

Thanks to A Passion For Reading for being a part of the tour and for having me on her blog.

About the Author
Cherie Colyer is the author of YA paranormal thriller/romance, EMBRACE (available now), and HOLD TIGHT (August 2013), from Omnific Publishing. Check out her website and blog for news on her books and bonus material. Follow Cherie on Twitter and/or Facebook for updates on writing, book and special offers.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for being a part of the tour and having me on your blog!