Saturday, July 2, 2011

Beautifully Broken Tour Kick Off, Interview and Giveaway

Sherry Soule's Beautifully Broken Bewitching Book Tour has officially begun.

Today we have an interview with Sherry and
a Beautifully Broken Giveaway.

Be sure to visit all the stops for chances to win Sherry's books and learn all about the paranormal YA book Beautifully Broken

July 2 Fang-tastic Books

July 4 Guest Blog Book Flame

July 5 Interview at Kristen’s My Bookish Fairy Tale

July 7 guest blog and giveaway, review Urban Fantasy Investigations

July 7 Review and Guest Blog Livin' Life Through Books.

July 8 Interview and GIveaway The Wormhole

July 11 Interview and Review

July 13 Guest Post and Review Reader Girls

July 14 Interview and Review

July 14 Guest Blog at The Book Worms,

July 15 Guest Post, review, giveaway Curling Up By The Fire

July 17 Bite Club mini promo interview, guest blog and giveaway

July 18 Guest Blog and Giveaway

July 18 Review

July 19 Interview at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews

July 20th guest post/giveaway at All Things Books.

July 21 Guest Post and review

July 22 Review Freda's Voice

July 22 Interview and Review

July 24 Interview with review
Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me

July 25 Interview and Review

July 27 Guest Post and Review

July 27 Interview

July 28 Guest Blog

July 29 Review by Sinn Everyone Loves A SiNner

July 30 Character Interview at Mission to Read

Onto the interview:

What is it about the paranormal, in particular witches, ghosts, and haunted houses featured in your book, that fascinates you so much?

I’ve always had a morbid fascination with haunted houses and ghosts. I love all things supernatural, and I knew the market was flooded with vampires, fairies, and werewolves, so I decided to make my heroine a sassy witch. Because witches need love too!

The story ARC took a different twist once I decided to add magick to my plot. And it was super fun. The story came alive and I found my “voice.” In the Spellbound Series, the narrative is loosely based on the actual Wiccan Religion; however I have taken certain liberties with the portrayal of real witchcraft purely for entertainment purposes.

And as a result of adding a magickal theme, I wanted my main characters to live in a spooky town, which gave birth to the idea of the setting: Whispering Pines, California near Muir Woods. A foggy, cursed town full of secrets was the perfect place to set my story. I also have a blog devoted to its haunted history.

Please tell us about your latest release Beautifully Broken:

Quirky, Shiloh Ravenwolf is a sixteen-year-old heritage witch. She lives in the gloomy town of Whispering Pines, where teenagers have mystically disappeared for over ten years. When construction on Ravenhurst Manor unleashes a sinister evil, the body count rises. And Shiloh's would-be boyfriend is next on the supernatural hit list. So, she decides it's her duty and Destiny (Yes, with a capital "D") to find out what is causing the unexplained phenomena.

Is there a character that you enjoyed writing more than any of the others?

The heroine, Shiloh Ravenwolf is my (younger) alter ego. Like Shiloh, my own father is Native American and my mother is French. So, Shiloh inherited my DNA. She is quirky and snarky and brave. All the things I wish I had been at sixteen. J

What is your favorite scene from the book? Could you share a little bit of it, without spoilers of course?

First meeting between the two main characters. (see excerpt below) I think we all can relate to that feeling of instant attraction. That weak-in-the-knees sensation.

Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? How do you deal with it?

Oh yeah. Whenever I get writers block or can’t think of a clever way to explain something. I go to internet and read online poetry. Much better. Now I’m full of pretty prose and ideas.

What are your guilty pleasures in life?

Watching scary movies and my favorite TV shows: SUPERNATURAL, Vampire Diaries, TrueBlood, Game of Thrones, and I can’t wait for CW’s new series “The Secret Circle” about witches. Yay!

Do you write in different genres?

Not really. I’ve always been attracted to the elements of horror and supernatural. So, basically I write what I would read.

When did you consider yourself a writer?

I’ve had an obsession with the written word since I held my first book in my hands at age seven.

What was the last amazing book you read?

Loved Elle Jasper’s debut, Afterlight. So good! The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu. ANYTHING written by YA author, Rachel Vincent.

Where is your favorite place to read?

Before I go to sleep each night, I curl up in bed and read for about 2 hours. Of course, if the book is really good, I’ve been known to read most of the night.

Where can readers find you on the web?

Official website:

Official blog:


Would you like to leave readers with a little teaser or excerpt from the book?

For a moment, I ignored the shadows, the fog, and the wraith. As if the moonlight and his gaze had transformed me into something brave and beautiful. Something enchanted like a wildflower in the shade of the forest. We gazed at each other with a fierce unrest. The world had gone still with a seething passion, which agitated the space between our bodies. Night contained only the two of us. Trent’s emerald eyes were half-closed, the pupils huge, and I felt myself falling into them. My body ached. My heart swelled with desire. So many words went unspoken as we lingered in the dark. But all thought and words seemed to slip away.

A car drove past and I blinked, feeling slightly dazed. And spellbound.

Giveaway Time!

Thirteenth Daughter. Heritage Witch. Demon Slayer.

They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Whispering Pines. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse.

Sixteen-year-old Shiloh Ravenwolf is a heritage witch from the Broussard family, a family both destined and cursed. When she takes a summer job at Ravenhurst Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan, and immediately becomes spellbound by his charms. Yet she is determined to discover the connection between them.

Finally, Shiloh's met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but Trent may be the next victim on the supernatural hit list. And Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him. Complicated much?

It sucks to have a destiny, especially since Shiloh would rather spend her summer being a normal girl who worries about clothes and boys, not the supernatural. But she’s never been normal, and the stranger things become the more her own magical senses awaken.

With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, she will begin to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist and decide how much she's willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town.

Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.

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Meredith said...

I'd love to win! I like reading paranormal because there really are no rules--authors can create their own worlds and set up their own terms.

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Beverly said...

Stopping by to check out the kick off!

Laurie said...

Wonderful kickoff! Loved the interview! Sounds like a fantastic book....I love the spooky setting!
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pandasrule said...

This book looks great..................................................................................................

Please enter me in.

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Sherry Soule said...

Thank you for having me as a guest!

Jen B. said...

Witches, magick, wolves, teen angstiness...sounds like a winner! Bonus, the cover is wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I really want to read this book. It sounds very good.

lindalou said...

This book sounds fabulous! Sherry is a new author to me but I was fascinated by this great interview and the excerpt she shared! I love witches!
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Tanya1224 said...

Thanks for sharing Sherry's book with us. It sounds like it has its own special twist on things. I'd love a chance to win it and give it a try. The cover is awesome...kinda resembles the author...very pretty ;)
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Teril said...

Wow that sounds like a greta books!
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Becky said...

I loved the interview! This sounds like a really good book. Thanks for the chance to learn more about Sherry and her writing.

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Julie S said...

Sounds like a really good read.
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