Friday, October 5, 2012

Blog Tour: Stealing breath by Joanne Brothwell [Interview & GIVEAWAY!]

PUB DATE: March 8th 2012
By: Crescent Moon Press
Pages: 258
Summary: [Goodreads/Amazon]
Deep in the backwoods of North Dakota, twenty-one year old Sarah Ross is searching for a missing child when she is attacked by a glowing-eyed, transparent... creature.
Sarah survives, destroying the monster by using mysterious abilities she didn't even know she had. Bloody and bruised, Sarah flees the scene and runs directly into Evan Valente, a handsome, charismatic stranger who helps her back to safety. But what is Evan doing out in the forest at five in the morning?
Turning to a healer, Sarah is shocked to learn her eyes bear the mark of the Indigo Child-an evolved human with the ability to feel the emotions of others. But her indigo aura also makes her an easy target for those who wish to consume her powerful essence.
Soon, Sarah is falling deeply in love with Evan and wants nothing more than to follow her heart and trust that he is the man he says he is. But she can't ignore the lingering feeling that Evan is hiding a terrible secret. The deeper she digs, the more danger she faces, leading her on a course that will force her to face the darkest, innermost parts of her soul.
Today I got the lovely chance to interview Joanne Brothwell [Super cool name =D] for the Blog tour for her book STEALING BREATH.
Hi everyone and thank you so much to Lisseth for having me as a guest on her blog today!
1) If you had to describe yourself in just one word, what would it be and why?
Quirky. I have a fundamentally inconsistent personality. I love to have fun and goof off, and yet I can be quite serious. I feel passionate about many issues but can also get over-focused on fluff. In a word, I’m a quirk.
2) Can you tell me what inspired it you to write Stealing Breath?
The new age concept of the “Indigo Child” (a sort of spiritually advanced human) inspired the original story idea. The thought of certain people being more psychically and spiritually attuned to the universe was fascinating to me, and I set out to learn as much as I could about the concept.
Eventually, Sarah Ross became a loosely-formed character in my mind; a lovely girl with pale blond hair and indigo coloured eyes to match her Indigo Child aura. She was special. Different. She could feel the emotions of everyone around her. But she just didn’t know why.
Soon after, a friend of mine, an Indigenous woman, told me a story of her experience with the Skinwalkers of the four corners (Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado). She said a few years ago she was on a road trip and she grew tired while driving late at night. She pulled her car over to the side of the road to have a nap, and while she was sleeping she was awoken to maniacal laughter and her car violently shaking. When she looked around, nobody was there. Later, her Navajo relative told her the experience may have been the result of Skinwalkers.
3) Okay, when you saw the cover to your book, what was your initial reaction?
I loved it. I think this cover is so gorgeous, with the teal blues and the soft purples. The girl is just as I imagined Sarah, and I love that she is tentatively standing at the opening of the forest, just like the first scene in the book. Perfect!
4) What is one wish that you hope will come true?
That I’ll be able to write full-time.
5) If you weren’t a writer, what would be your ideal job?
An artist. I love to draw, paint, take photos and do photomanipulation. I just wish I had more time to pursue my creative passions.
6) If you were stranded on a deserted island what 3 things would you want with you?
My husband and my two children. I couldn't live without them!
7) Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. I think this captures the feel of the first chapters of the book, when Sarah finds herself inexplicably drawn to the gorgeous yet mysterious Evan Valente
8) What is your favorite Quote?
“Resentment is like drinking poison and then waiting for the other person to die.”
Thanks again for having me as a guest today! It’s been great. =D
About the Author:
Joanne Brothwell lives in the country on the Canadian prairie where her stories are inspired by the dead things that appear at her doorstep on a daily basis.

GIVEAWAY TIME!!
The Author is offering two e-copies of Stealing Breath. It is INTERNATIONAL!!!
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5 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for having me at your gorgeous blog today, Lisseth!

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  2. Whoops... I entered the rafflecopter and I already have a copy of this book :) Please disqualify me.

    Thanks for a great post and congrats to Joanne on the new release! I think that I would go nuts if I could feel the emotions of those around me!

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  3. This is really random, but I recently finished reading Green Lantern: Blackest Night (yes I am that big of a nerd) and interestingly the Indigo Lanterns in that book also had powers that related back to emotion - I just thought that was a funny coincidence. I suppose we associate particular colors to particular things.

    Anyway, the book looks great, thanks for having the giveaway!

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    1. Oh, and to answer the rafflecoppter question - I'm not sure, I think I would have to first really understand how that would work/feel and then see how to take advantage/not go crazy when feeling other's emotions.

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