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Hey book lovers! Today I have an awesome post! First off we have a three author interview, AND a giveaway for an ebook copy of each of their books...that's THREE awesome books up for grabs! Check out the interview and then to enter to win the books just comment the post with a way to contact you! (: Don't forget to check out the KINDLE giveaway HERE.


K.C. Neal author of Pyxis


1. If you could describe your novel Pyxis in 3 words, what words would you use?

Destiny, dreams, magic.

2. What inspired you to write Pyxis?

The first seed of the idea for the book was the pyxis box, with bottles of mysterious colored liquids that influenced people’s emotions. I wanted to write a story with strong magical elements, but I love sci-fi too, so that’s where the two dimensions came in. I liked the story possibilities created by having two worlds, with a weakness in between them that could be a source of danger and power.

3. What brought you to the paranormal genre?

I started really getting YA paranormal novels before I wrote Pyxis – books by Amanda Hocking, Maggie Stiefvater, and Richelle Mead, to name a few - and I’m sure those books played a part in the genre I ended up writing. I love that the paranormal genre gives me all kinds of freedom to create strange and interesting powers and situations.

4. Do you have a writing process you go through? If so what is it?

I’m trying to get more disciplined about making notes on the scenes I want to write before I actually start writing them. Thinking them through first makes them flow so much easier! Caffeine is usually part of the process these days, too, lol.

5. What can your future readers expect from the Pyxis series?

Readers have given me a lot of, um *feedback* about how I left Pyxis hanging at the end, and the funny thing is, I’m really against big old cliffhangers! I love that everyone’s so eager for the next book, though, hee hee. I introduced a lot of mysteries and questions in Pyxis, and Book 2, Alight, will satisfy a lot of curiosity. In the first two chapters, you’ll learn what the pyxis liquids are for and who the second Guardian is. A new love interest, plenty of revelations, and some big confrontations will make it a well-paced read, I think. The third and final book, Valence, will culminate in a big battle, and you’ll finally learn who Corinne ends up with, as well as more about the ultimate source of all the magic in the story.



Corinne lives an average teenage life working at her dad’s cafe, hanging out with her best friend, and trying to forget a falling-out with her almost-boyfriend Mason. Things take a strange turn when she uses her late grandmother’s food dyes for a bake sale, and her customers suddenly find her irresistibly alluring. Then she discovers she and Mason are haunted by the same dreams of a dark force that consumes everything in its path. Pursued by shadowy figures and a crazy woman with secrets from the past, Corinne must find out who her grandmother really was. In her quest to unravel her family’s history, she learns she is destined to protect this world--and the dark world of her dreams. She races to find the answers she seeks before her nightmares break free.



                                           Aaron Patterson                     Chris White  

Aaron Patterson & Chris White, co-authors of Airel-


1. If you could describe your novel Airel in 3 words, what words would you use?

Aaron: Heart Wrenching Epicness. Lol

Chris: heartfelt, honest, clean

2. What inspired you to write Airel?

Aaron: I wanted a book that I took the reader in and got them hooked and after they were so in love, I was going to kill her. Lol, I know, mean and cruel. But that was the first idea.

Chris: A mutual friend of Aaron and me suggested we co-write, and when I read the MS from that perspective I was really stoked. I quite enjoyed the Twilight series of books, especially the first person POV of the heroine, so I jumped at the chance to help create a different kind of coolness with Airel.

3. What brought you to the paranormal genre?

Aaron: I have something paranormal in all my books; I do not think I could write a book without it. Something about the supernatural that is just so cool.

Chris: I’ve always liked the idea of mystery and the unexplainable; the question with no answer, so to speak. So it’s a good fit for me.

4. Do you have a writing process you go through? If so what is it?

Aaron: I get my coffee, put on Pandora and start. I run and gun so no outline or anything, just the story in my head and heart.

Chris: Aaron gives me the rough draft and then I rewrite it, adding my own bits here and there, tweaking this and that. We go back and forth until we both like it. Sometimes I have trouble restraining myself, so that’s why we have Diary Series of books (starting with The Marsburg Diary), which go into more depth with some of the ideas about angels having a book of their lives.

5. What can your future readers expect from the Airel saga?

Aaron: Some cool fighting, more twists and a lot of stress. I like to keep everyone guessing.

Chris: If you like plot twists and drama, fight scenes and impossible abilities, adventure and exotic places, you’re gonna want to be a fan of this series. Aaron and I are working hard to entertain your socks off.



Airel is a story about an angel who falls so deeply in love with a woman that he chooses to fall from heaven to be with her. She gives birth to a daughter in Arabia, 1250BC. The girl is pursued ferociously, relentlessly by an enemy in the deepest darkness. In present day Boise, Idaho is just a girl: Airel. She's just your average high school student...who turns out to be anything but average. It's because of who she is, because of her ancestry, because of her lineage. Past and present crash in on each other in the final pages as what has been twisted comes dangerously unraveled.



Estevan Vega author of Arson

1. If you could describe your novel Arson in 3 words, what words would you use?

Fire. Masks. Love.

2. What inspired you to write Arson?

I put a lot of the personal me into this story and these characters. My parents split the year I got the idea for Arson, plus the normal pressures of teenage existence in high school and dealing with what’s next didn’t help. I mixed my love for superheroes and the supernatural with heartache and regret and within it all a love story I think everyone can root for. In short, dysfunction, love, and fire.

3. What brought you to the paranormal genre?

I’ve always been fascinated with it. Since I was a kid, I loved sci-fi stuff, creepy stuff, superhero stuff, anything that didn’t really fit neatly into the “real world.” And if the writer could make it feel real in spite along with the paranormal, even better. So far, every one of my novels has had something supernatural or other worldly in it. It’s a lot of fun.

4. Do you have a writing process you go through? If so what is it?

I do. It typically goes like this: Talk about writing. Think about writing. Talk about it some more. Get a really cool idea/concept that I know I gotta write. Eat a sandwich. Watch Transformers. Then decide to write. Typically…

5. What can your future readers expect from the Arson series?

Book one is a lot about character-building and world-building. I invest a lot of time into telling you who these people are, letting you in on their fear and failings and their hopes too so you give a crap about them, and there’s a very simple plot that moves the story along. Boy meets girl with mask and dysfunctional family, refuses to tell her his secret until he…well, read the story. Book two (Ashes) takes it to another level. It peels back some of the real and enters another realm entirely with new characters, new fears, and some answers along with new questions. There’s intense action, a plot that involves the entire world, others with powers, and a love triangle. Book three will pick up where two leaves off. So what are you waiting for? Get started!


Arson Gable feels like a freak. He can create fire. He never asked for it. He never wanted it. But he can't shut it off. Before now, three things were true: he both loved and despised his grandmother; his life was going nowhere; and he was alone. But when a strange girl--who feels more normal behind a mask than inside her own skin--moves in next door, Arson hopes to find something he's never had: purpose. Using what he fears most about himself, Arson must face his consuming past and confront the nightmare that is his present as he walks the fine line between boy and monster.



Thank you so much to K.C., Aaron , Chris, and Estevan for taking the time to do an interiew with YA-Aholic!!! (:


Wanna win an ebook copy of Pyxis, Airel, AND Arson!?! 
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you, and your entered! 
 

Don't forget to leave a blog post comment! 
Also don't forget to enter to win a kindle here, and to check out the rest of the tour stops here! <3


58 comments:

AbbyJoy said...

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THanks for the giveaway!!

Yvonne said...

Oh wow awesome giveaway! I would love to win there books!
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Yvonne said...

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Kate said...

What amazing authors!
The Interview was Quote nice^^
Gould also like to Enter the givaway
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Molkinaify said...

You always do amazin giveaways, I hope to win sooner or later :D

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Carina said...

All of these books sound really great and I love the interviews! Thanks a lof for sharing!

Carina

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Fara said...

You're so awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

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mommy0306 said...

Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Great interview! I love the sound ofo these books!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Amy said...

Great interview. I am not entering, just wanted to check out all the stops on the blog tour. I am looking forward to seeing what each blog has. :)

K.C. Neal said...

Thanks so much for hosting us, Haley! <3

Eileen said...

Pyxis was a good read, I'll put the others on my "to read" list! Thanks! Thewisepenseuse@hotmail.com

Aaron Patterson said...

Thanks for hosting yo...lol

PamM said...

Thanks for an awesome giveaway. All three book covers are amazing. Kydirtgirl68 AT gmail DOT com

Valia Lind said...

Thanks for the interviews and the giveaway! :-)

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Alexa said...

All 3 of these novels sound AMAZING. I loved the interviews and thanks for the giveaway!

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Stellar said...

these books are beautiful! can't wait to read them! thanks so much for the giveaway!

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Giselle said...

Great post! I really enjoyed Pyxis. I doN't remember it finishing on a cliffhanger though? It's been a while thoguh the details are fuzzy. Which means I need book 2 soon! haha.

Giselle
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Brittany C. said...

Thank you for taking the time to do the interviews and this giveaway :)

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Cassandra's Reviews said...

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brandisbookmusings said...

Great interviews and thanks for the giveaway. I can't wait to read Pyxis.
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Roxy Kade said...

Awesome giveaway! Thank you :)

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Pat Kirby said...

All three books sounds fascinating. Great interviews.

Angela said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Totally Booked Solid said...

haven't read any of these books but they sound awesome would love to win . thanks for the giveaway
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Lenmeo said...

Great giveaway. All the books sound great.

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Deadwriter said...

I think it's so awesome to have us all on this tour. It feels like we're rock stars traveling the internet. Be our groupies, awesome peeps, and follow the tour.

-estevan vega

Julie W said...

Holy cow! What an awesome giveaway! I haven't read any of these books so I would LOVE to be entered!! Thanks so much:)

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Lupi said...

Awesome giveaways!

Thank you!

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Mickey said...

Wow. Sounds awesome. I'd love to read those books. Thanks for the great giveaway.


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Persistent Fantasy said...

Wow thanks for the giveaway!

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Bessamy said...

Thanks for the chance to win such great books! =)

becca said...

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soooo want to read those 3 books!! :)

Holly said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Giselle San Miguel said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks so much for doing an interview with the authors! I love learning their writing process!

erinlee20 said...

All look like interesting books. erinarkin20@gmail.com

Sayomay said...

Sign me up! THey all look really awesome! XD
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Gi-Gi said...

All sound like amazing reads. Thanks for the giveaway :D

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Dusia said...

I can't believe in such a great giveaway! I wanna join too!
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Kelly said...

Wow, such an awesome giveaway! I want to read all three!
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Mike said...

Picked up Neal's 'Pyxis' and Vega's 'Arson' this week and I'm really looking forward to reading them both. Thank you very much for taking place in the blog tour. It's great fun.

Mike - mb.cain69@gmail.com

Monica G Lopez said...

3 ebooks? You are lying! Well, why don't you prove me wrong?

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Stacy said...

Thanks for the interviews and for the giveaway!

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Mr. Hyler said...

Great post! Would love them all. almaballer40@gmail.com

Lisa Nguyen said...

Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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cubbiesgirl said...

Wow, these books look great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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vadeluna07 said...

All of these books sound absolutely awesome! Thanks for the chance to win them!

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fra & fede said...

Hi thank you so much for this international GA! ^^ I'd love to win all of them, they look really good :)

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Susan Light said...

Thanks for the giveaway. All three books sound really good!

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darkangel_1988 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Marthapao said...

Wow! Amazing giveaway! I really need to read all of those books! :)

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TheWretch said...

Loved Arson! I want to read those other two too!

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Valerie said...

Would love to read these books! My email: redfearnv at gmail dot com. Thanks!

Kali S said...

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Patricia's Particularity said...

I would love love to read these books! Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!

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Chantel Law said...

I've been wanting to read those books for ages!! thank you s much!!! hope i win:)

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Silvy said...

Great giveaway!
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Amber Garcia said...

Awesome giveaway! I havent read any of these books yet and cant wait to do so!
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