Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Abomination by Aura Middleton #giveaway


Date Published: June 2014

The seeds are planted. Which will take root, change or destruction?

A seed of destruction is sprouting in Forest End, but the kingdom is in too much of an uproar trying to locate their missing princess to notice. Princess Willow has been kidnapped by the enemy. Her mother, the Fauna Queen known as Watcher, is the only one who can reach Luminar and rescue Willow before the winter snows come. While the queen finds a way to save her daughter, the princess is able to plant seeds of change in the enemy kingdom. But if Watcher doesn’t make it back in time to stop the abomination that has been growing in Forest End, Willow’s seeds will never take root.

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Writing is no longer just a hobby, I have to be mindful of deadlines and marketing in addition to completing my writing projects. However, for me it’s more of a passion than a career. I love developing characters and storylines, but if I had to do it in order to pay the bills, I think the pressure might kill my muse.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
It takes a lot of mental energy to delve into a story. When your mind is occupied with to do lists and problems at work, it’s difficult to focus on characters and run through sub-plots. So the most difficult part of the writing process for me is getting to that point where I can leave work at the door, ignore the dust-bunnies under my furniture, and focus on my writing.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
I’ve been fortunate to have many family members and close friends who have supported me, but more recently my writer-friend Susan Stec has offered a lot of helpful advice about the indie publishing world. Trying something new is a lot less daunting when you’ve got a friend who’s been there to walk you through it.

#4 – What is next for your writing?
I am polishing up a romantic comedy about a woman whose normal life unravels and as a result she ends up falling for a drummer, coming to terms with her unconventional childhood, and discovering that normal was never really in her best interest. I am also working on the third and final book in my Watcher fantasy series and a sequel to my paranormal thriller.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
I love getting carried away by a good book. I have several books on my summer reading list, including You, Jane by Elizabeth Fountain, The Truth-Teller Rebellion by Kenneth Schultz, and Refuge by Judy Griffith Gill. It’s been a sci-fi summer for this girl.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:
A princess plants seeds of change - the enemy, seeds of destruction - nothing grows in scorched earth. ABOMINATION:

This or That?
#1 - iPod or Mp3?
#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?
#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
Why mash it when you can deep fry it?
#4 – Comedy or Drama?
#5 – iPhone or Droid?
Archaic flip phone, actually.
#6 – Fantasy or Reality?
#7 – Call or Text?
Call (see #5).
#8 – Summer or Winter?
#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate?
Creamer, with a bit of strong coffee for color.
#10 – eBook or Paperback?
Ebooks are affordable and make for less clutter, but I’ll always keep my favorites on a shelf in my den.
Thanks so much for having me here today!

Audra Middleton was born and raised in Washington State where she lives with her husband and their three boys. She gave up her teaching career to raise her children, and in between diaper changes and baseball games, she began writing books. Once she started, she couldn’t stop, even after she went back to teaching. 

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  1. the cover is great, makes me want to pick it up and read, thank you for the chance to win

  2. This series looks fascinating. Another world, adventure, prophecies ..... what's not to love :)

  3. It's a world worth escaping to! Thanks so much for stopping by & entering the giveaway!

  4. Than kyou I enjoyed the excerpt and I had fun with the interview, especially the questions about your phone and texting etc. I too have a very old flip phone lol

  5. I love that it is a part of the fantasy genre which I enjoy.

  6. looks like a great read.. thank you so much for the chance to win!

  7. That it is a fantasy which I like to read.
    Thank you for the chance!

  8. The cover and the genre, Fantasy, intrigue me! Thanks for sharing.