Saturday, December 1, 2012

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Guardians Inc: The Cypher by Julian Rosado - Machain

YA Fantasy
Date Published: July 2012

A chance reading of a newspaper ad will send 16 year old Thomas Byrne into the world within our world. 

 Following the ad he will find Guardians Incorporated. A seven thousand year old organization charged with protecting the balance between Magic and technology. 

Through their guidance technology has kept Magic at bay since the Renaissance, but the balance is shifting and soon all those creatures we've driven into myth and legend will come back with a vengeance.

To protect the present, Guardians Incorporated needs to know the future.


Julian has enjoyed pizza in three continents, holds a degree in graphic design, built armored vehicles and computers, handcrafted alebrijes and swears has seen at least one ghost.
He is the Co-owner of Hacienda de Vega Restaurant in San Diego, California and enjoys the sun with his wife, three children and cat.
Guardians Inc.: The Cypher is the first book in a series. 

Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET
#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
            I didn’t really see it as a career until two years ago, it was always a passion, but a career? Getting the Cypher published was the first step in changing that mindset, now I understand how writing can be a career and still be passionate about it.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
            The language barrier! My native language is Spanish, which is completely different in structure from English. Needless to say I do have a professional editor that helps me with my stories.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
            Francisco Trueba, my old friend from the University, he saw the rough drafts for The Cypher and inspired me to professionally edit and publish it. He also produced the wonderful Guardians Inc website and has a hand in all illustrations and creative process for all my writing. I can say that without his support Guardians Inc. would still be locked away gathering bits in my computer.

#4 – What is next for your writing?
            Finishing Guardians Inc. is the priority, but I am also working with Francisco in Graphic Novels and Children books, our first fully interactive ebook app, The Man in the Trench Coat is gathering great reviews.  

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
            I do have several addictions. Sci-fi at the top, then Fantasy, Mythology, and History in equal measure. Right now I am going (slowly) through The Story of Civilization by Will Durant and I mingle in between centuries John Scalzi, and Suzanne Collins.  

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?
            Chocolate is King!

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
            Mashed, with a little butter and some cilantro, or pepper.

#4 – Comedy or Drama?

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?
            Nicholas Sparks

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?

#7 – Call or Text?
            Call, txt only 4 mrgncy!

#8 – Public School or Home School?

            Public school, I think human interaction is as necessary for kids as learning their ABCs

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate

#10 – eBook or Paperback?
            eBook or Hardcover. I never did like paperback.


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Follow along with this tour:

December 2 - My Devotional Thoughts - Guest Post/PROMO
December 3 - Bound By Words - Review/Interview
December 5 - Oh, Chrys! - Interview/PROMO
December 6 - Brooke Blogs - Review/Guest Post
December 7 - Mom With a Kindle - Interview/PROMO
December 10 - My Reading Addiction - Review
December 11 - Bibliophilia, Please - Guest Post/PROMO
December 12 - Geo Librarian - Review/Guest Post
December 13 - Kimmie's Bookshelf - Guest Post/PROMO
December 14 - Pure Tetuality - PROMO
December 15 - My Cozie Corner - Review
December 16 - Novel Nexus - Guest Post/PROMO
December 17 - Book Reviews By Dee - Guest Post/PROMO
December 18 - Inside BJ's Head - Review/Guest Post
December 19 - I'm a Reader, Not a Writer - Interview/PROMO
December 20 - Bookworm Lisa - Review/Guest Post
December 22 - Andi's YA Books - Guest Post/PROMO
December 23 - Books, Books, the Magical Fruit - Interview/PROMO
December 24 - The Story Factory Zone - Review/Guest Post
December 25 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews-  Interview/PROMO
December 26 - Simple Books - Review/Interview
December 27 -Bookworm Avenue - Review/Guest Post


  1. I love reading about new worlds created from the author's imagination.
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  2. I love magic, and traveling through mystical worlds.Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. I would love to read this book. I love reading about magic. Please enter me in contest.

  4. I enjoyed reading the interview, specially the this or that. :) I love Sci-Fi and fantasy.