Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Channeler's Choice Tour Stop

I really enjoyed The Secret of Spruce Knoll last year, so I was happy and excited to be part of the blog tour for its sequel, Channeler's Choice. If you haven't checked this series out yet you really should, it's great. I have Heather here today for a quick interview & giveaway, and you'll have a chance to check out the series!

The Books

 The Secret of Spruce Knoll
Heather McCorkle
Release date: November 15th, 2011
by Compass Press

Following the tragic death of her parents, Eren Donovan moves to Spruce Knoll to live with an aunt she’s never met. Little does Eren know the entire town of Spruce Knoll is filled with “channelers”—a magical group of people who immigrated to the small Colorado town when they were driven out of their own lands.

Channelers are tied to the fate of the world. As the world slowly dies, so do they—and they alone have the power to stop the destruction of Earth. Soon, Eren learns she not only lives among them, but she is one. When she meets local boy Aiden, his charm convinces her that being a channeler may not be all bad though.

As Eren and Aiden’s relationship develops, so too does a mystery in Spruce Knoll. The town holds many secrets—and many dangers. It soon becomes apparent that the untimely death of Eren’s parents was no accident and that her life might be in danger too. Only time will tell if Eren can embrace her unwanted power and protect the only family she has left

Channeler's Choice
Heather McCorkle
Release date: February 27th, 2012
by Compass Press

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With her parents’ murderers dead, Eren can finally concentrate on fitting in at Spruce Knoll High, not to mention figuring out what it means to be a channeler. If only it were that easy. It turns out she isn’t normal even among channelers - she may be a legendary warrior meant to protect the earth in a last great battle.

But Mayan prophecies are the least of her worries as she involuntarily starts to gather her own Society, another girl moves in on Aiden, her powers rage out of control, and worst of all, someone is stalking her. To top it all off, Eren discovers she doesn’t have to be a channeler after all - she has a choice.

As an old threat closes in and she risks ending up like her parents, she is forced to decide. Be a normal teenager and leave the legendary warrior stuff to someone else, or embrace a dark destiny?

 Curious on my thoughts on book 1?

The Interview

Q. First, why don't you tell us a bit about your Channeler series. 
There is a bit of a Mayan legend flavor behind the series though it certainly isn't the forefront of the story. Channeler's are tied to the fate of the world and because it is slowly dying from pollution and abuse, less and less people with their abilities are born every year. Eren and her friends must find their place in this dying world and determine what their roles will be in its future. 

Q. The second book in the series, Channeler's Choice, revolves around Eren's tough choice; as a writer, what is one of the toughest decisions you've had to make? 
As a writer, deciding to go indie after parting ways with my agent was the hardest thing I've ever done. This manuscript (in a different incarnation) had been shopped around the publishing world and had received great feedback, fantastic feedback in some cases. It was a near miss for some, some passed because they reached their paranormal limit for the year, and some passed it up because it would compete with a book they recently bought. With such great feedback I felt confident that it could make and deserved the chance.

Q. In general, are you an indecisive person? Or do you make most decisions on a whim? 
I calculate and plan, looking at things from every angle before making a decision. Which can drive those in my life insane at times. ;)

Q. How many books do you have planned for series? 
There will be three in the channeler series, though there is a historical fantasy tie-in novel about some of Eren's ancestors. It will be very different from the channeler series but still something that fans of the series will enjoy, I hope. :)

 Heather's Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter
I am an author of young adult fantasy, in all its many sub-genres. Helping other writers and supporting fabulous authors is my passion. When I'm not writing or surfing my social networking sites, I can be found on the slopes, the hiking trails, or on horseback. As a native Oregonian, I enjoy the outdoors almost as much as the worlds I create on the pages. No need to travel to the Great Northwest though, you can find me here, on my blog four days a week, and Monday night's on Twitter where I co-moderate the #WritersRoad chat with my good friend TS Tate.

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The Channeler series also includes a novella - Born of Fire - and Heather is offering 2 ebook copies of it for giveaway. That way you can get a feel of the series.
Open internationally
Giveaway ends March 21st, 2012

The story of the night Aiden was born has never been told, until now. Fleeing the Hunter's, Kevan and Shannon O'Reilly find their way to Spruce Knoll Colorado, assuming they'll be safe in America. Their unborn son is special, even for a druid, or channeler as the American's like to call their kind. But why the Hunter's, people who are sworn to keep their kind safe, are after them is a mystery. All they know is that if they don't outrun them they'll be killed.

Trouble has followed them to Spruce Knoll and just when it seems it may be too late, they discover why.

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