Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sing Sweet Nightingale By Erica Cameron Blog Tour + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop in the SING SWEET NIGHTINGALE Blog Tour! I am thrilled to be apart of the of this awesome tour hosted by ROCKSTAR BOOK TOURS! :) Today We have an awesome Interview with Erica Cameron & a Tour-Wide Giveaway for your chance to win 1 of 2 finished copies of SING SWEET NIGHTINGALE, plus a grand prize basket (US Only)!

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Sing Sweet Nightingale
Erica Cameron
Published: March 4th, 2014
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

Mariella Teagen hasn't spoken a word in four years.

She pledged her voice to Orane, the man she loves—someone she only sees in her dreams. Each night, she escapes to Paradise, the world Orane created for her, and she sings for him. Mariella never believed she could stay in Paradise longer than a night, but two weeks before her eighteenth birthday, Orane hints that she may be able to stay forever.

Hudson Vincent made a pledge to never fight again.

Calease, the creature who created his dream world, swore that giving up violence would protect Hudson. But when his vow caused the death of his little brother, Hudson turned his grief on Calease and destroyed the dream world. The battle left him with new abilities and disturbing visions of a silent girl in grave danger—Mariella.

Now, Hudson is fighting to save Mariella's life while she fights to give it away. And he must find a way to show her Orane’s true intentions before she is lost to Paradise forever.

ALICIA: Hi Ms. Cameron, I am so excited to have you here today on Addicted Readers! :)

 ALICIA: 1. Can you tell us a little bit about how the dreamworld works in Sing Sweet Nightingale?

ERICA: This is a really hard one to answer! Let’s see. How detailed can I be without spoiling anything or giving things away that the characters don’t know yet? Hmmm….

Well, I took the concept for the dreamworld from two things: the movie What Dreams May Come (which is astounding and I highly recommend watching it if you never have) and the idea that all mass is energy and all energy is mass. I don’t actually understand physics (seriously; I cheated my way through high school physics), but one thing that always stuck with me was the notion that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, merely changed. Everything inside the dreamworld is just energy that has been condensed or manipulated or changed to become whatever the creator wanted it to be. However, injuries incurred inside the dreamworld do carry over. Call it psychosomatic if you’d like, but the experience within the dreamworld is so intense and takes over your mind so completely that the injuries manifest themselves in your physical form. So be careful!

 ALICIA: 2. The dreamworld sounds very intriguing, how much fun was it to write a "Paradise" in your dreamworld, and what was the best part about it?

ERICA: The best part was getting to throw reality out the window! When you get to do that, how can writing scenes set there not be fun? 

ALICIA: 3. Was writing about a dreamworld tricky or was it pretty much do as you feel, or did you have to follow certain guidelines you set up for yourself?

ERICA: Honestly, a little bit of both. It depends on what aspect of the world you’re talking about. Within the dreamworld itself, it’s pretty much anything goes. Want to fly? Cool. Go ahead. Always thought riding a unicorn would be neat? Sweet. Build one and have fun. The rules come in at the intersection of the dreamworld and our world and those rules are really effing specific. For example, the doorway between our world and the dreamworld can only remain open for one minute of our time. To those inside the sphere of influence of the dreamworld, it seems as though time in the waking world has stopped entirely, but that’s only because time is passing so quickly within the dreamworld. In fact, the slight alteration and clarification of one rule in Sing Sweet Nightingale meant changing how an entire plotline unfolded in book 2. There are a LOT of other rules, but you’ll have to wait for the rest of the series to unfold to piece them all together. ;) 

ALICIA: 4. In ten words, can you describe Sing Sweet Nightingale? 

ERICA: Silent girls, determined friends, dreams, and cruelty hiding behind beauty. 

ALICIA: 5. Which character was your favorite, and which character did you dislike the most, and why?

 ERICA: Although I absolutely adore my beautifully wounded Hudson, my favorite characters to write are actually Horace and Dawn. They have such strong, unique voices that any scene they’re in becomes a blast to play with. Those two will say almost anything that comes into their heads and they’ll do it in a way that few other people can imitate. It’s amazing. Dislike... Well, Orane is obviously awful and writing him always left me feeling a tiny bit slimy, but the character I had the hardest time with was actually Mariella. She and I just did not get along. For a really long time. In fact, out of everything in the book, it’s Mariella that’s changed the most from first draft to final one. 

ALICIA: 6. Is there anything you would like to say to your fans and fans to come? 

ERICA: Thank you so very much for taking a chance on Sing! Your readership means I get to keep doing what I love and that is amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Welcome to my special brand of crazy. I hope you plan to stay! ;)


ALICIA: - Erica, you have entered the dreamworld and have fallen in love with that reality, but something is telling you all is not as it seems, and a mysterious hottie is willing to grant your every fantasy. What do you do, Erica?

ERICA: I’ve learned to trust my instincts the hard way. Run like hell, imaginary Erica! RUN! 

ALICIA: - You discover that this dreamworld you entered is not what it seemed. You have 2 guys: One telling you stay, I love you, it's safe, and the other telling you to, run, run as far as you can away from that maniac. But your heart is playing tug-a-war, what would your ultimate decision be and why would you decide that way?

ERICA: We’re establishing here that the second guy isn’t setting off warning bells, right? I’m going to say that we did. 

In that case, hello, conveniently timed running partner! I think we should book it now. :D

ALICIA: Thank you so much Ms Cameron for stopping by, and I look forward to getting lost in your dreamworld-paradise! ;)


2 finished copies of the book, plus a grand prize basket! US Only.

Erica CameronHer debut novel Sing Sweet Nightingale releases March 4, 2014 from Spencer Hill Press. It is the first book in The Dream War Saga.

Erica is represented by Danielle Chiotti at Upstart Crow Literary. However, for subrights inquiries on Sing Sweet Nightingale, contact Rebecca Mancini at Rights Mix. Regarding publicity for The Dream War Saga, contact Cindy Thomas at cthomas {@} spencerhillcontemporary {.} com.

week one

3/3/2014- Bookish Things & more- Review
3/3/2014- Bibliophilia, Please- Interview
3/4/2014- Lola's Reviews- Review
3/4/2014- A Backwards Story- Guest Post
3/5/2014- YaReads- Review
3/5/2014- Addicted Readers- Interview
3/6/2014- Once Upon A Twilight- Review
3/6/2014- The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club- Guest Post
3/7/2014- Seeing Night Reviews - Review
3/7/2014- The Irish Banana Review- Guest Post

week two

3/10/2014- Chasm of Books- Review
3/10/2014- Lost in Ever After- Interview
3/11/2014- The Demon Librarian- Review
3/11/2014- Paulette's Papers- Guest Post
3/12/2014- Poisoned Rationality- Review
3/12/2014- The Best Books Ever- Interview
3/13/2014- Spiced Latte Reads- Review
3/13/2014- Dark Novella- Guest Post
3/14/2014- A Dream Within A Dream- Review 3/14/2014- Parajunkee's View- Interview

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  1. What a fun interview; thanks for sharing

  2. Really awesome giveaway thank you! :)

  3. Thank you, everyone! And thank you Alicia for the fun interview! :D

  4. This was a great interview. Thank you for the giveaway.

  5. Sounds great, thanks for the interview.


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