Monday, August 5, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Dark Night of the Soul by E.M. Havens

Date Published: 7/1/2013

What comes after life? Jayden Schroeder is about to find out. At the end of the road of despair, she ends it all and finds out that living might not have been so bad.  Thrust into a strange and disparate world, Jayden joins a team of warriors from all places and time. Together they battle demons to save the souls of the living, all the while on the run from the end of all things - The Judgment.

Will she fight for a second chance to spare those she loves? Or surrender?

Dark Night of the Soul is a fantastical journey, both literally and figuratively for Jayden’s soul. Action adventure, fantasy, romance, and dark humor twist together to create an afterlife tale that will keep you thinking long after the final chapter.

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
I would love to be able to support my family by writing, but I’m under no delusions. I know there are only a few who make it big, but if writing will keep me from having to take a part time job at Wal-Mart…I’ll take it.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
Finding time! Homeschooling three kids and running a small hobby farm takes a lot of time. When I do get a few moments dedicated to writing, the page almost fills itself with words because I’ve had so much thinkin’ time.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
I don’t think I can pinpoint just one person. When I first decided I would try and publish my writing, I joined It’s an online critique group. Their input was priceless in helping me to become a better writer and learning the ropes.

#4 – What is next for your writing?
I’m working hard on the Next Fate War book. But I also have my hand in a post-apocalyptic novel as well. It started as a short story, Hope – I, but so many reviewers asked for more, I couldn’t resist!

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
YES!  Reading is what makes me want to write. I am currently reading unpublished authors and books for critique exchanges. I’m currently reading A.R. Ivanovich’s Dragoon, the second book in War of the Princes.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:
At the end of the road of despair, Jayden Schroeder takes her life. She’s about to find out that living might not have been so bad.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?
#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?
Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla with Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
Mashed potatoes….with ketchup
#4 – Comedy or Drama?
#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?
#6 – Fantasy or Reality?
#7 – Call or Text?
Text…unless it’s my little sister who doesn’t have unlimited texting…seriously…who doesn’t have unlimited texting anymore?
#8 – Public School or Home School?
Home School
#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate?
Hot chocolate….always.chocolate.
#10 – eBook or Paperback?


E.M. Havens
Who is E.M. Havens? I’m a lot of things. The word that seems to define me most at the moment is mom. It can be all consuming. Not only am I a mom of three (one of them is a teenager…pity me), but I also home-school (pity me more). I share this awesome responsibility with the love of my life, best friend, and soul-mate husband.

Add to that, the twenty-five chickens, twelve turkeys, ten guineas, nine pigs, three barn cats, two Great Pyrenees guardian dogs, a Chihuahua, a house cat, and a goose, it makes for one crazy, full, and certainly entertaining life.

Somewhere in there I find the time to write.  I started out young writing poems, then moved on to songs. I actually have a Bachelor in Music with a secondary in Science because I can’t stand English. Yes, the writer hates English.  I like to read the story for the experience of reading the story, not to nitpick each letter and comma. But I digress.

I eventually found blogging and really enjoyed sharing my life that way. When an unfortunate turn of events separated me from my music equipment, I decided to use my overactive imagination, my love of reading, and my new found hobby, prose writing, to release some of my creative energy.  I wrote my first novel and loved the experience. Fate War: Alliance is actually the second novel I wrote and the first to be published.  Now I’m working on my third and several sequels to Fate War! 

So that’s pretty much me, sitting in the Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma, reading, writing, collecting eggs from the coop, and being a schoolmarm. It’s a pretty great life.

twitter: @havensem

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  1. Thanks Cami! Super Excited! Let's go!

  2. Thanks for sharing the interview and the giveaway. This fantasy sounds great and I am looking forward to reading it. evamillien at gmail dot com

  3. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  4. Thanks Eva and lhasa!

    Good luck!