Welcome to my stop in the BLOODCRAFT by Amalie Howard Blog Tour hosted by Good Choice Reading Book Promotions. Today on my stop we have a Interview + an awesome Tour-Wide Giveaway!!!
Bloodcraft by Amalie Howard
Series: Bloodspell #2
Genre: Upper YA/NA (mature content), Fantasy
Publication: December 15th, 2015
All magic has its price, and no one knows that better than Victoria Warrick. Gifted with a centuries-old blood curse, Tori has finally learned to master her blood’s demands and has emerged triumphant with Christian Devereux, a vampire overlord, at her side.
But the worst is yet to come …
In the infamous City of Lights, home to both the Witch Clans and the Vampire Council, Tori enrolls at the exclusive Belles Fontaines school in Paris, where she is faced with a devastating choice: choose Christian and be an outcast, or choose the coven and secure her place with the witches.
When the fate of the supernatural world is targeted by a sinister new threat, Christian and Victoria must unite their two warring species to defeat it. Their bond will be tested, twisted, and sorely weakened, and Tori will find herself in uncharted territory—a dangerous place to be when her blood’s magic has its own dark agenda.
But to save them all, she may have no choice but to invoke its deadly power.
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Book #1, Bloodspell
Book #1, Bloodspell
1. Tell us a little about you and your books.
I’m primarily a young adult fiction author, but I’ve also been recently dabbling in adult historical romance. My debut novel BLOODSPELL, a #1 Amazon bestseller and a Seventeen Magazine summer read, is about a girl who discovers that she a witch powerful enough to destroy the entire world and must learn to control her magic before it destroys her. WATERFELL, the first book in the Aquarathi series is a story about an alien sea princess who must decide whether to defend her throne and her people or hide in the human world forever. OCEANBORN (book 2 of the Aquarathi) takes off from when Nerissa is crowned, but things aren’t always as they seem and enemies once thought defeated resurface with sinister and deadly plans. THE ALMOST GIRL, the first book in the Riven Chronicles series is about a female soldier from a futuristic parallel universe who is sent to Earth to find a mysterious boy and is forced to question everything she’s ever been taught. THE FALLEN PRINCE (book 2 of the Riven Chronicles) resumes with Riven on the hunt for her father, but it turns out there are worse things brewing in Neospes than her mad scientist father, and she may need his help after all. Lastly, ALPHA GODDESS, a Kids’ IndieNext pick and a Best of VOYA Magazine for 2014, is about a girl who finds out she’s a reincarnated Indian goddess who has to reconcile her reincarnated selves to stop her archenemy before hell is unleashed on earth.
2. Can Bloodcraft be read without reading Bloodspell?
While it would be great to read book 1 in the series especially to appreciate Victoria’s character growth, you don’t have to read it to enjoy Bloodcraft. I summarized what happened in the first chapter for those who may not have read Bloodspell.
3. What is one power your main character, Victoria, has that you wish you possessed?
Teleportation, hands down. I would love to not have to drive everywhere, especially when it’s five degrees out. Cancun, anyone?
4. How many books will you be releasing in the series?
Just the two for now.
5. Favorite quote from the book?
This is my absolute favorite quote from this book: “The truth was—love was pure, no matter its form and no matter its participants.”
About the Author
AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island (Trinidad & Tobago) where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. 25 countries, surfing with sharks and several tattoos later, she has traded in bungee jumping in China for writing the adventures she imagines instead. She isn’t entirely convinced which takes more guts.
An aspiring writer from a young age, Amalie’s poem “The Candle,” written at age twelve, was published in a University of Warwick journal. At fifteen, she was a recipient of a Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Award (a global youth writing competition). A Colby College graduate, she completed simultaneous Honors Theses in both French and International Studies, and graduated Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa. At Colby, she was cited for research and criticism in Raffael Scheck’s article, “German Conservatism and Female Political Activism in the Early Weimar Republic,” and his subsequent book, Mothers of the Nation. She also received a distinction in English Literature from the University of Cambridge (A-levels) as well as a certificate in French Literature from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. Traveling the globe, she has worked as a research assistant, marketing representative, teen speaker and global sales executive.
agold-authorShe is the author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Her debut novel, Bloodspell, was a #1 Amazon bestseller and a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read. As an author of color and a proud supporter of diversity in fiction, her articles on multicultural fiction have appeared in The Portland Book Review and on the popular Diversity in YA blog. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and three children. She is represented by the Liza Royce Agency and is a member of SCBWI.
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