Monday, June 23, 2014

Awaken by Skye Malone Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop in the AWAKENED Blog Tour hosted by Good Choice Reading Blog Tour. Today on my stop we have a Guest Post by Skye Malone + a Tour-Wide Giveaway.


Skye Malone
  (Awakened Fate #1)
Publisher: Wildflower Isle 
Published: June 3rd, 2014 
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal
Running away from home was never Chloe Kowalski's plan. Neither was ending up the target of killers, or having her body change in unusual ways. She only wanted a vacation, someplace far from her crazy parents and their irrational fear of water. She only wanted to do something normal for once, and maybe get to know her best friend's hot stepbrother a bit better at the same time.

But the first day she goes out on the ocean, strange things start to happen. Dangerous things that should be impossible. Things to which 'normal' doesn't even begin to apply.

Now madmen are hunting her. A mysterious guy with glowing blue eyes is following her. And her best friend's stepbrother seems to be hiding secrets all his own.

It was supposed to be a vacation. It's turning out to be a whole lot more. 

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Where would I be if I wasn’t an author?  
Short answer: this is hard to imagine, since an author is all I’ve ever really wanted to be.

Long answer: I think, if I hadn’t discovered writing, I might’ve gotten involved in acting. Even when I was a kid, my favorite games were the ones where I was immersed in pretending to be someone else; where I could play out being a heroine on the run from an evil queen, or a princess surviving in the wilderness. I’ve spent my life with other persona's running around in my imagination, clamoring for me to act out their stories.

Now, as a writer, I still play so many characters in my mind all day long – I become them, inside my head – that acting feels like it would’ve been a natural extension of that creative energy. I even took several acting classes in college, and while I don’t know that I was any good, I can say they were a great deal of fun. Those are some of the classes I remember best and most fondly of my entire time in college. I think it would have been a great experience to have pursued that and learned more about acting as a discipline and a profession.

So yes, I’d like to think that if I hadn’t started making up people in my head, I would’ve started playing out characters as an actress. I love to explore different lives, different ways of viewing the world, and I love stepping into different roles and becoming someone else for a while – villain or hero, it doesn’t matter; I relish them both (though, I must say, I do love my villains…).

Skye Malone is a fantasy and paranormal romance author, which means she spends most of her time not-quite-convinced that the things she imagines couldn't actually exist.

Born and raised in central Illinois, she hopes someday to travel the world – though in the meantime she’ll take any story that whisks her off to a place where the fantastic lives inside the everyday. She loves strong and passionate characters, complex villains, and satisfying endings that stay with you long after the book is done. An inveterate writer, she can’t go a day without getting her hands on a keyboard, and can usually be found typing away while she listens to all the adventures unfolding in her head.

Skye also writes YA urban fantasy as Megan Joel Peterson and is the author of The Children and the Blood trilogy.


  1. Hi Alicia! Thanks so much for taking part in the tour and allowing me a guest post on your blog! :)


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