Friday, March 9, 2012

Guest Blog and Kindle Giveaway with Stephanie Nelson

Hi! I thought I’d tell you guys a little bit about the world that the Gwen Sparks books are set in.

In the books the humans have accepted that supernaturals exist but they still demand segregation. Because of this, there are secret towns all across the United States that house various species. Some allow humans – mainly the towns that house vampires so they have a feeding source. But then there are towns that are protected by magic that humans cannot cross the borders of.

Gwen and the gang live in the town, Flora. It’s set in the countryside of Missouri and has a population of around 1,000 residents. Flora is strictly supernatural. To the humans it looks like a cornfield. But inside, it houses various businesses and houses. Home to various creatures – witches, vampires, fairies, werewolves, elves.

Gwen owns a magic shop called, Broomsticks. Her favorite place to grab a coffee is called Espresso Self and if you asked her where to buy a gown, she’d tell you to head over to Andy’s shop, Fairy Fabulous. If you’re looking to experience a vampire nightclub then you should head over to Aiden’s club, Vain.

In book 2, Deceived, the setting changes to another town – Moon. Moon is home to the witch’s council (NAWC) and is strictly houses witches. It’s set up like an old English town with river rock buildings, thatched roofs and cobblestone streets. Several restaurants sit within its secret borders and a large castle sits upon a hill overlooking the small town.

I’ve really enjoyed creating the towns in these books and hope to explore more of them in future books!

March 1 Promo and review
Urban Fantasy Investigations

March 2 Promo
Mila Ramos Blog

March 3 Guest blog

March 5 Promo/Excerpt
Roxanne’s Realm

March 6 Interview and feature

March 7 Promo and review
Sapphyria's Book Blog

March 8 Guest Blog

March 9 Guest blog
Fang-tastic Books

March 12 Guest Blog and review
Romancing the Darkside

March 15 Promo
(possible reviews)

March 16 Interview and promo
Fiction Fascination

March 16 Guest Blog (reviews later)
Bookin' It Reviews ~

March 19 Review and Promo
Sit Here and Read

March 19 Guest blog and review
Aislynn @ Stitch Read Cook

March 20 Promo and review
Keeping Up With The Rheinlander's

March 21 Guest Blog

March 22 Reviews

March 23 Guest blog and review
The Ink Puddle

March 26 Guest blog and review
Cocktails and Books

March 27 Interview and promo

March 27 Spotlight
Read 2 Review

March 28 Interview
Kay Dee Royal's

March 29 Reviews

March 30 Review
My Bookish Fairy Tale

March 31 review
Both books


Book 2 Gwen Sparks Series
By Stephanie Nelson


The vampire drug, brew, nearly ruined Gwen Sparks’ life. Just when things started to get back to normal between her and Aiden, she is summoned by the North American Witches Council to their central city of Moon.

A war is imminent between vampires and witches, and Gwen’s experiences with brew are being used to fuel the fire. She is about to discover just how powerful she is with the help of the ruggedly handsome Angel of Death and just how far some people will go to get what they want.

Gwen is going to learn exactly what it means to be Deceived.


Author Bio:

Unlike a lot of authors, Stephanie Nelson didn't dream of becoming an author. It wasn't until she jumped on the bandwagon and read about the sparkly vampire, that she fell in love with the paranormal genre. Books quickly became her addiction and the bookstore her favorite place to visit. Devouring one book after another, a story began to form in her head. Ignoring the characters that seemed to speak to her didn't work.

Eventually she gave in, and began to write. After countless attempts of starting and trashing stories, Stephanie gave up. A year later, she found herself sitting in front of her computer again and made a promise to herself that she would finish a full length book. Seven months later her first book, Craved was published and ended up reaching #1 on Amazon's bestsellers list and #6 on the Barnes & Noble bestsellers list.

While she's not writing about a new adventure, Stephanie enjoys watching movies, spending time with her family and traveling. She resides in the Midwest with her husband and furry children.!/StephNel1

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Boston clothing said...

Great photos with great vibe!

Red Headed Bookworm said...

Sounds very intriguing. I love the shop names, lol. Another series and author added to my TBR list. Thanks

Heather at Red Headed Bookworm

Sherry said...

Sounds really good I look forward to reading the series.

CYP @ A Bookalicious Story said...

This book sounds really intriguing! Thanks for the giveaway!:)

Barb P said...

The series sounds terrific and I can't wait to read them. I am also getting a kick out of the names of the different shops. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

Miss Bohemia said...

Sounds like an interesting take on the world of vampires and humans :-)

YzhaBella's BookShelf said...

Congratulations Stephanie on your success! Wonderful event and Deceived sounds AWESOME!

mleger0546 AT rogers DOT com

KMichelleC87 said...

cant wait to read this. thanks for the giveaway


wade2121 said...

I'd love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Evie said...

It sounds really interesting and now I'm curious to learn more about this story.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Tore said...

I would love to read this series. It sounds very good.Please enter me in contest.

Julie W said...

This sounds like a very interesting take on the vampire story! I can't wait to read it!! Thanks for bringing it to my attention as this is the first I'm hearing of it :)

Lesley D said...

I really like the sound of this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

latishajean said...

This sounds like a great book would love to read it. Thanks for the great giveaway!

angie lilly said...

Thanks so much for introducing me to this new-to-me author! And thanks for the contest too!
Angie aka Tofu Fairy
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