Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Blog Tour: Black Dawn

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Hello loyal readers! We are here today to share with you all this super cool book, by a super sweet lady!

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About the Book:
Author: Mallory McCartney
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing
Pages: 352
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Amazon, B&N, Goodreads

 Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and bringing Emory back she will discover she is the long lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.

With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.

Some things are better left in the shadows.

Displaying Mallory.jpg About Mallory:
Mallory McCartney currently lives in London, Ontario with her husband and their two dachshunds Link and Lola. Black Dawn is her debut novel, the first in a series. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found dog grooming, book shopping and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.
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Interview with Mallory:

1.What was the moment or thing that inspired the book?

Absolutely! When I was fourteen my cousin and I were having a sleep over at my family’s old farm house. We would always sit on the roof of the shop, it overlooked the fields behind the house and the woods beyond. This night I remember so clearly, it was a super beautiful night, the stars splayed in a brilliant display and not a cloud in sight. We stayed up that night talking about our dreams, and both of us being huge book lovers (some things will never change☺) This is where the world of Kiero, and writing, first came into discussion. I wrote the original manuscript for her sixteenth birthday, but nine years later I rewrote the manuscript after talking with my husband about it while we were walking our dogs. These were both two pivotal moments for the story, and the inspiration came from daring to dream, to breathe life into these characters with the excitement and support from two people who are, and will always be huge parts in my life. 

2. Was there someone who read the book first, before any editor or publisher?

There sure was, and I can’t thank them enough! Jess Kovacs (my cousin), Matt McCartney (my husband), and my mom (hi mom!). 

3. Which character do you identify with the most?

I love this question! This is a tough one for me, Black Dawn was written in third person because for this story I always had more than one voice in my mind for it. I wanted the reader to experience all sides of the characters. And though Emory Fae is my main heroine, in Black Dawn I feel I identify with Nyx the most. She is an interesting character, and in some parts I really don’t like her decisions, but I identify with her emotions and reasoning. Because above all she fights for love, the loyalty of her family which is the Rebellion, and her willingness to sacrifice everything she is for these things. When writing her character, I felt for her, even though she can be rough around the edges and quite brusque, at the end she just wants a shot at a normal life, with the people she loves. Her storyline as well is one of my favorites in the sequel, Queen to Ashes.  

4. In the same vein, if you had to choose a dream cast for the movie of your book, who would it be?

Oh I love this as well!! Okay so I will stick with my main characters for this question. 
Emory: Emmy Rossum 
Brokk: Diego Boneta
Memphis: Alexander Ludwig 
Nyx: Morena Baccarin
Alby & Azarius: Shawn and Aaron Ashmore 
Bryd: Chloe Moretz 
Adair: Bill Skarsgård 
Lana: Tina Desai 

5.What are some tips you can give young adults who want to start writing their own novels?

Never give up on your gut feeling! If you have a story that is demanding your attention, put it to page. Never give up on your dreams, and work away at it a little every day. Always write for you, and continue to write for your love of it and your story. As my older brother likes to say, you only miss at the shots you don’t take. (Hi Nate!  )
If you had to pick your favourite literary quote, which would it be? Why?
"Not all those who wander are lost” by J.R.R Tolkien.  This quote reminds me of my high school English classes, with the best teacher, Mr. Steffler who sadly passed away last year. I know these classes for me and for many others were inspiring and life changing. This quote strikes home with me, because it is okay to wander, to take risks, to seek adventure. Never stop challenging yourself and never stop appreciating the things in life that mean the most to you.  

 Giveaway Details:

 3 winners will receive a signed finished copy of BLACK DAWN & custom buttons, US & Canada Only.

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 Well did you have fun? Check out the other stops in the tour!

 Week One:
2/6/2017- Literary Meanderings - Interview
2/6/2017- Literary Dust- Review

2/7/2017- Daniel Riding- Excerpt
2/7/2017- Bibliobibuli YA- Review

2/8/2017- Books,Dreams,Life- Interview
2/8/2017- A Dream Within A Dream- Review

2/9/2017- Don't Judge, Read- Guest Post
2/9/2017- Book Briefs- Review

2/10/2017- Kayl's Krazy Obsession- Excerpt
2/10/2017- Taking It One Book at a Time- Review

Week Two:
2/13/2017- Two Chicks on Books- Interview
2/13/2017- YA and Wine- Review

2/14/2017- Margie's Must Reads- Excerpt
2/14/2017- Lost in Ever After- Review

2/15/2017- The Autumn Bookshelf- Interview
2/15/2017- Fiktshun- Review

2/16/2017- Wandering Bark Books - Guest Post
2/16/2017- Mundie Moms- Review

2/17/2017- Captivated Reading- Excerpt
2/17/2017- Owl Always Be Reading- Review

Hope to hear from you about you're thoughts on the book!
Your Friends,
The Autumn Bookshelf

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