Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Soul Mates Magic Release Party

Soul Mates: Magic
(Soul Mates, #3)
Abbey Fergus has grown up knowing she wasn’t human, that she was Fae. The little sister of the Prince of Light and Illusion and ruler of the Felidae Clan, Abbey has spent her life living between two worlds. This has never been a problem for Abbey, she enjoys both worlds, but it hasn’t ever been easy. She’s been protected from all things Dark all of her life. As a little girl, the humans thought she was the weird girl who talked to ‘ghosts’ in a strange language and were constantly testing her for autism. All because her Fae guards who were under glamour, taught her to read and do math long before the rest of the children. As a teen she was still the weird girl, very smart and a bit on the shy side, but because she was a friend of Daire’s (the Fae warrior disguised as a hot football player), the humans left her alone. 
Now Abbey’s eighteenth birthday is approaching fast and her nice safe world has turned to chaos. She soon finds that Daire and the other Fae have been keeping a very big secret. The war between Light and Dark is still going on in full-force and The Queen of Air and Darkness is after her. So Abbey has some tough choices to make, like who to date, how to stop the Queen and what kind of leader she wants to be, because the deadline on her choices ends with the Winter Solstice…

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Goodreads Reviews

 rated it 5 of 5 stars
10*s. I received an eARC copy of this book directly from the author in return for an honest review.
WOW, what a story this is. This author knows how to capture her audience heart and soul when adding words to paper and making her world so real and the lovable characters in each one of these stories. I have fallen in love with each character in this story. So full of romance, love, loss, and deep down in my soul I feel right there in the story with these characters. Their lives and feelings for each other is so breathtakingly beautiful!!! This is a RECOMMENDED MUST READ for anyone who believes, as I do, in finding your true soul mate, no matter color, race, or occupation you may have, even in the Paranormal world!!! Thank you, Elizabeth A Lance, for another heart wrenching, soul sucking, and mind blowing story!!! *COMING SOON*

I received a copy from the author for an honest review. I have to say this is my favorite as of yet for the Soul Mates Series. This is Abbey’s coming of age as some would say and she’s had this secret crush all these years on Daire. Attempting to hide her feelings from him and trying to deal with the glamour that allows him to attend school and keep guard over her, she can only wish he feels the same for her. Daire is determined to keep his mind off the love of his life. The one that he has loved for so many years but feels he isn’t good enough for his Princess to be, Abbey. But when confronted by Abbey as to her true feelings, he can’t resist her charm. Pog is determined to destroy Abbey and all she is to become. Will the allegiance Abbey has with so many be strong enough to protect her and the ones she loves? And who will end up holding Abbey’s heart? I do believe I have another author to stalk.

Lara rated it 5 of 5 stars

I received this book in return for an honest review.

This was the best book in the soul mates series so far. The characters from the first two books have returned years later and we get to enjoy all of them from the eyes of Abby, who we met as a 2 year old in Soul Mates: Scent. Abby is the heir to the King of the Fae and has been raised and trained to take over when the time comes. She is spunky, smart, and struggling with the pull between the mortal world and the fae world. She is also struggling between adulthood and adolescence. Her personal guard, Daire, has been the fae she loves since she was a child and this story is mainly about their relationship as they struggle through the expectations of others and themselves to be together. Their relationship is so sweet and beautiful.

The pros: It was so much fun to get to know more of the characters from the previous books and to explore the magical world more than we have in the past books. The romance is sweet and clean, which is so refreshing and wonderful. It is great to grow with Abby as she learns to be the Queen she will be someday.

The cons: I don't always enjoy women who want to fight like men, and Abby is definitely that character. It is done very well, which is why I still enjoyed it. I also wished for a little more time with Daire and Abby when something bad wasn't happening and they weren't in a rush.

Summary: I loved the book and I look forward to (hopefully) more in this series ;) ;) I highly recommend it and I hope you enjoy it!

received a copy for an honest review. This is my favorite in this series, thus far. It is as action packed as the previous two. Fun new characters, as well as the wonderful characters I've grown to love. The developing relationship has a great story line. I couldn't wait to get back to it every time I had to put it down. Hope there are more in this series to come!

Author Q&A
Most of my favorite authors are indie or self-pubbed, what made me you decide to go that route?
Actually, I attempted to go the traditional route first, but it’s really hard to get your foot in the door when agents don’t reply to your queries or give you any feedback. So I started looking at alternative ways to get published and I entered my first novel, Courting Danger in Amazon’s Novel contest. I made it to the top 100. They sent me a link for Createspace and I sat on it for a while, contemplating my options and finally I decided to go for it. I self-published through Createspace and Kindle. Then, S.J. Davis, owner and operator of Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, read some of my work and loved it. She decided to sign me and I will be forever grateful to her for that!

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books? 
That the worlds I’ve created are so much bigger than even I imagined they were. That some of the characters I thought would be background characters have moved front and center and want their story told too.

Which of your characters are you most like? Least like? 
Oh gosh! That is a tough one! I think there might me a little bit of me in all of the characters. In Soul Mates: Scent, Max takes things as they come, processes and adjusts fairly easily, I think I’m a bit like that too. In Soul Mates: Bewitched, Jillian has a really sassy and fun personality, and I think I’m a bit like that at times. Though I’m probably the most like Joanna Deville from the Agents for the Crown series, friends with everyone and always helping out. As far as least like, that would be Abbey from my new book, SoulMates: Magic. Abbey is a take charge, kick butt and take names kind of girl.

Do you have a particular writing habit?
I do! I create a music playlist for all of my books, some of them overlap, which makes it easy to create since I have thousands of songs on my computer. But every character seems to have their own favorites and I have to adjust accordingly. So music is definitely a habit. Also, I always go over what I wrote the day before and read and edit. It helps me get into the scene and to not repeat things the reader already knows.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Oh my! Just one??? There are so many that I admire! Rue Volley comes to mind, she amazes me with how quickly she can come up with plots and characters that enthrall her readers. I also admire Beverly Cleary, JK Rowling, Janet Evanovich, Laurell K. Hamilton, Catherine Stovall, Jim Butcher, and Neil Gaiman. Any one of them would make an amazing mentor!

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? 
So many! Catherine Stovall is fairly new, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE her FaireEve series. Kendare Blake, has an excellent series, book one is called Anna Dressed in Blood, Coey Cain’s Elite, another Fantastic read. Oh! Ressa Empra’s Caught in the Dragon Cove, is terrific too. Khelsey Jackson’s Kallos Series is one I am currently enjoying, And Madison DanielsEmber series, soooo good! I could go on and on, I love to read!

What is the hardest part of your writing?
Actually having the time to get it all down on virtual paper! I always seem to run out of time to write! I need another 6 or so hours in a day! :D

Do you have any advice for other writers?
I do! The biggest one is WRITE every day. The second is READ other books in the genre you want to write in. And if you are really new to writing, study how books are written, study the sentence structure and the word flow. Telling the story is important, but how you tell it is just as important. :D

Describe yourself in three words.
:D This is not my favorite question. I never know what to say! Okay, Three words. Friendly, helpful, fun. How’s that? :P

I know characters are like children but if you could chose, who’s your favorite from your books? Of all time? 
From my books…Alex Whitborne was my favorite for a long time, but he’s actually been replace by James, the werewolf in the Soul Mates Series. He’s snarky and really fun to write.
Of all time, including other people’s characters, that would be Stephanie Plum of Janet Evonovich’s number series. I would just love to be her friend! :D

Any song or songs that could basically sum up the overall mood of your writing?
I am way too eclectic to sum up all of my writing with one song, but I can tell you that I would sum up Soul Mates: Magic with Adam Lambert’s For Your Entertainment.

Do you plot out your books or just freely write them and let the characters tell you what to do next?
I am, for the most part, a write by the seat of your pants author. Most of the time I am surprised by what happens. I do have a basic idea in my head of what I want to happen, but I have no idea how to get there and I generally only take notes on the characters before I start writing.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider the biggest influence in your writing?
Actually, I do my best to try and not be influenced by other writers. I of course want to be as successful as they are and I study their books, but I do not ever want to be thought of as writing a book that sounds like it could have been written by them. I want my work to say I wrote it, that when you read it, you know it’s mine.

What are your current projects? Can you share a little of your current work with us? Oh yes! I am currently working on a Regency short story for Halloween called The Mask. But I have a few others in the works as well. A Regency short for Christmas, book 4 of the Agents for the Crown series, called Tangled, another Goddess of Love short story, and then book 4 of the Soul Mates Series, Soul Mates: Hunger, which will be James’ book. :D

Thank you, Jenny, for hosting me! These were some great questions! I hope you all enjoyed my answers and if there is anything else you want to know, you can almost always find me on Facebook! :D 

Thank you, Elizabeth, for stopping by and chatting with me!!

Elizabeth Anne Lance lives with her husband, Brandon, their two teenagers (Which is why she writes, so she can keep them in food), three sassy cats who think they own the house and two crazy German Sheppard-Husky mix dogs (who seem to believe they are Koala bears and Elizabeth is the tree they must hang on to). She is the author of the Young Adult series, Soul Mates;the Regency series, Agents for the Crown as well as two novellas, Kismet and The Valentine, all published with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. She loves to hear from her fans and can be reached at 
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