Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Blog Tour: Interview + Giveaway: Rise by Jennifer Anne Davis

Welcome to my stop in the RISE by Jennifer Anne Davis Blog Tour hosted by Good Choice Reading Blog Tours. Today on my stop we have an Excerpt + an awesome Tour-Wide Giveaway.

(The Order of The Krigers #1)
Publisher: Month9Books
Published: May 17th, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

The people of Nelebek live in fear of persecution from the evil Morlet, who reigns with a dark and destructive magic. The kingdom’s only hope lies with the Order of the Krigers—twelve warriors with mysterious powers linked to magical weapons.

For over a century, Morlet has been annihilating the Order, picking them off one by one. Eleven Krigers have been hunted down, tortured, and imprisoned in his dungeon. Now, only one remains.

Sixteen-year-old Kaia survives by keeping her head down and minding her own business. But when she finds herself in the middle of a public execution where the mysterious Morlet is in attendance, an odd compulsion she can’t resist comes over her.

Kaia looks into Morlet’s eyes.

Soon, an ancient power awakens and Kaia can no more blend into the scenery. Will she heed the call of the Krigers or will Morlet’s dark magic destroy the last of the Order?



Hi Jennifer, I'm thrilled to have you here today at Addicted Readers! :)

Can you briefly tell us where the inspiration came for the ORDER OF THE KRIGERS series, and do you think the finished copy turned out to be what you planned on, or did it change from what you initially mapped out for it?

My previous series (The True Reign Series) takes place in a fantastical kingdom, but it doesn’t have any elements of fantasy beyond that. So with this Kriger series, I wanted to delve into a world that had magic. I did a brief outline and then started writing book 1. It did not turn out at all how I thought it would! My characters did things I wasn’t planning on and it took the book in a direction I never saw coming! Looking at it now, I’m so happy it did because it turned out better than I imagined it would.

What was the most challenging, and the most enjoyable aspect of writing RISE, and why?

The most challenging aspect of writing Rise was deciding how the magic of the world worked and making sure it was believable. Once I tackled that, I was able to focus on my characters. For me, I had the most fun writing the scenes between Anders and Kaia. The brothel scene is probably my all-time favorite scene.

What gave you the fascinating idea to connect the Krigers powers with their magical weapons, and can you tell us a little bit on how it all works?

I knew I wanted there to be magic in the world and I only wanted my 12 warriors (or Krigers) to access that magic. I decided they can only use their power when they have their weapon, and the weapon only works with the right Kriger. I’ll try to explain it without giving away too much. There are Heks (aka witches) in this world. My 12 Krigers were created to defeat the evil king and restore balance to the kingdom. In order to give them enough power to kill the king who wields evil Heks magic, the Krigers were bestowed with the ability to access a weapon and harness its power. The 12 Krigers need to band together, link their powers, and kill the king. But of course nothing goes quite as planned.

Can you tell us five random things about you?

--I’m insanely shy and hate speaking in public

--I met my husband when I was only 15 (a sophomore in high school)

--I have three kids who do karate, MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and weapons (bo staff)

--I used to teach high school English

--Every time I release a new book I panic that no one will like it

If you could describe RISE in 15 words or less, what would they be?

Rise boils down to these elements: fate, adventure, love, choice, consequences, cursed, good vs evil, and magic.

Who was your most favorite character in RISE, and why?

Morlet is my favorite character. In Rise, you learn some details about his past which give him a depth I never intended on. I love the duality of his character and the fact that nothing is as it seems with him. He fascinates me.

Jennifer, thank you so much for stopping by today. I've already read RISE and REALLY enjoyed it a lot! I can't wait to see where you take us next in this brilliant series!!! :)


- Favorite food?

- Favorite vacationing place?

- Favorite writing place?
Writing cave

- Favorite book?
Heir of Fire

- Favorite author?
Sarah J. Maas

- Favorite weekend thing?

- Favorite movie?
Ever After

- Favorite hobby?

- Favorite book you wrote?
Burn (Order of the Krigers, Book 2)


Jennifer Anne Davis is the award-winning author of the bestselling TRUE REIGN series. After graduating from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential, she married her high school sweetheart. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three highly energetic children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity.



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  1. I love that cover! This sounds like such an interesting book. Thanks for sharing!

    Dena @ Batch of Books


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