Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Knight Assassin By Rima Jean Blog Tour + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop in the KNIGHT ASSASSIN Blog Tour! I'm excited to be apart of the of this awesome tour hosted by ROCKSTAR BOOK TOURS!  We have an awesome Interview with the author of KNIGHT ASSASSIN, & a Tour-Wide Giveaway for your chance to win $25 Amazon Gift Card US Only!

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Knight Assassin
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pub. Date: March 4, 2014
Pages: 216 
Seventeen-year-old Zayn has special powers she cannot control—powers that others fear and covet. Powers that cause the Templar Knights to burn Zayn’s mother at the stake for witchcraft. When a mysterious stranger tempts Zayn to become the first female member of the heretical Assassins, the chance to seek her revenge lures her in. She trains to harness her supernatural strength and agility, and then enters the King of Jerusalem's court in disguise with the assignment to assassinate Guy de Molay, her mother’s condemner. But once there, she discovers Earic Goodwin, the childhood friend who still holds her heart, among the knights—and his ocean-blue eyes don’t miss a thing. Will vengeance be worth the life of the one love she has left?

ALICIA: Hi Rima, I'm very excited to have you here on Addicted Readers today! 

RIMA: Thank you! I’m excited to be here! 

ALICIA: 1. So, I have to ask what gave you the idea to interweave magic and assassins?

 RIMA: They kind of come together to me, LOL! Actually, my biggest influences weren’t books at all. One was a video game by UbiSoft, Assassin’s Creed, and the other was a comic book, Witchblade. Assassin’s Creed has been wildly popular since 2007, and one of its unique features is the fact that it stays true to history in many respects. I loved the pitting of Assassin against Templar, the idea of two brotherhoods fighting for control of the Holy Land. Witchblade, a comic book series by Top Cow, completely captivated me in high school. It’s about Sara Pezzini, a NYPD homicide detective who finds a magical gauntlet which bonds with her and provides her with a variety of powers. The artist in me is guilty as charged — I fell in love with the gorgeous illustrations as well as the story. 

ALICIA: 2. Can you tell us a little bit about are main character Zayn, and the power she possess, and what type of damage could she cause if she unleashed it upon someone? 

RIMA: I really wanted Zayn’s powers to be subtle; they grow within her at any sign of danger, and make her exceptionally strong and fast, with superior focus and skill. Because Zayn herself doesn’t know what she can do, I wrote the story so that the reader learns alongside Zayn just what she is capable of. I imagine she could do quite a bit of damage against a few regular men, LOL! 

ALICIA: 3. Have you always wanted to be a writer, and what would you say was your inspiration to start writing? 

RIMA: I’ve always loved to write, although it never occurred to me to write as an occupation until well into adulthood. Reading books and watching movies inspired me to tell my own stories. 

ALICIA: 4. What would you say was the hardest part about writing KNIGHT ASSASSIN, and what made it a challenge? 

RIMA: With KA, I wrote a story that came from the heart. I didn’t write outlines or follow rules; I wrote what came naturally. It was quite a challenge handing it to readers and editors and knowing that a lot was going to change in order to sell it, because the publishing world is full of rules. 

ALICIA: 5. If you could choose any magic power for yourself, what power would it be and what would you hope you could do with it?

RIMA: So many powers to choose from! To be invisible. Imagine all the things I could overhear!

Rima's Favorites

- Favorite Song?
 It changes by the week. Right now it’s Elastic Heart by Sia.

- Favorite book?  
Too many to choose from! One of my faves is Hunger Games.

- Favorite author? 
Juliet Marillier

- Favorite season?  

- Favorite food?  

- Favorite animal? 

- Favorite movie?  
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

- Favorite weekend thing? 
Girls’ Night Out to a Mexican dump with awesome margaritas. ;)

- Favorite book-boyfriend?  
That’s a tough one! Marco from the Night Circus.

- Favorite paranormal creature?  

Thank you so much Rima for allowing me to interview you. I look forward to reading KNIGHT ASSASSIN in the very near future! :)

$25 Amazon Gift Card US Only

Rima Jean received a degree in archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania. After a dismal law school experience, she floundered a bit before accepting her calling: storytelling. She resides in Houston with her wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters, where she writes, edits, and dabbles in digital art.


week one

3/3/2014- The Four Eyed Cat Reviews- Review
3/3/2014- Such a Novel Idea- Interview
3/4/2014- The Demon Librarian- Interview
3/4/2014- The Cover Contessa- Guest Post
3/5/2014- Refracted Light Reviews- Review
3/5/2014- Addicted Readers- Interview
3/6/2014- Books Beside My Bed- Review
3/6/2014- Curling Up With A Good Book- Guest Post
3/7/2014- Read-A-holicZ- Review
3/7/2014- Fade Into Fantasy- Interview 

week one

 3/10/2014- MEReadALot- Review
3/10/2014- A Backwards Story- Interview
3/11/2014- Closet Geeks and Slow Mo- Review
3/11/2014- Mom With A Kindle- Guest Post
3/12/2014- Curse of the Bibliophile- Review
3/12/2014- Kindle and Me- Guest Post
3/13/2014- Sabrina's Paranormal Palace - Review
3/13/2014- Fiddle Fadle - Spotlight
3/14/2014- Rally the Readers- Review
3/14/2014- Mythical Books- Guest PostM

 Event Organized By:
RockStar Book Tours


  1. A Jinn for fave supernatural being~ most original answer ever! Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Just stopping to say I love your blog!! Thanks for the giveaways!

  3. I used to want invisibility as a super power too!

  4. This is a beautiful cover; sounds like an enjoyable read.


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