Sins of the Lost Blog Tour

, by Kt Clapsadl

*Where did you get the inspiration for the Grigory Legacy series?

My first inspiration came from the movie City of much as I loved the movie, I found myself dissatisfied with how nice the angels were in it. I wondered what it would be like if angels really did exist, but they were less guardian-like and more warlike. The music in the movie was particularly inspiring, especially the song Angel, by Sarah McLachlan. The line “safe in the arms of the angel” helped me imagine a particularly poignant scene. The scene never made it into the book, of course, but it at least kickstarted the process!

* How many books are planned for the series? Any hints for what's up next if you do write more?

There will be a total of four books in the series. Sins of the Warrior will be the final one, and will wrap up Alex’s overall story arc...but I can’t divulge more than that. Sorry! ;-)

*If your books were to be made into a movie, who would be your top picks for the cast?

Not that my opinion would matter in the least if it happens, but I do have some very clear ideas on this topic, lol! For Aramael, I think Henry Cavill would be perfect. Dominic Purcell would make a great Seth, and Wes Bentley would be an awesome Michael. I’d be happy with either Michael Fassbender or Paul Walker for Lucifer, but no one other than Dame Judi Dench will ever be my One, I’m afraid. I’d love to see Verchiel done by Helen Mirrin, and for Alex, Anna Torv has always been my top pick.

 *Could you tell us a little about the ups and downs you have experienced in publishing?

Wow. That’s a big question, because publishing is a difficult industry these days—and it’s not for the faint of heart. I’ve done the small press, traditional, and self-pub routes now, and each comes with its own challenges. I certainly wasn’t prepared for the amount of marketing I’d have to do for all the publishing venues, so that took some serious adjusting on my part. Overall, however, the ups definitely outweigh the downs. Finding an agent, signing with Penguin, seeing my books make it into the hands of fact, I’d say that last bit was the biggest up of them all, because what could possibly be better than seeing a dream come true? :-)

*What are some of your favorite books in the paranormal genre?

Hm...let’s see. In no particular order, I’d say the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs; the True Blood series by Charlaine Harris; every single Dresden book Jim Butcher has ever written (that would actually be my top fave there!); and the Alex Verus series by Benedict Jacka.

*If you could tell readers one thing about yourself or your books, what would that be?

You’d never know to look at me that I write stuff this dark. Seriously. My own sister, on reading the first book in the series, called me up to say, “I shared a room with you for how many years without knowing this was how your brain worked?”

*What is the craziest or at least most interesting thing you have ever done?

I once took a 13-year-old and two 16-year-old girls on a roughly 4,100 km (2,500 mile), two-week road trip. One of the older girls had just broken up with her boyfriend the night before we left, and the other wanted us to leave her at home...on her own...for the two weeks. It was definitely what you’d call an “interesting” trip, lol. Not to mention insane. O.o

*Finish this statement: "You'll like the Grigori Legacy series if... like cop stories that go beyond our world and into that of (hot) warrior angels!”

Thanks Linda!!

Tour Schedule:

Week One Sept. 16th - Parajunkee - Guest Post
Sept. 18th - Urban Fantasy Investigations - Guest Post

Week Two
Sept. 23rd - Bookish Things & More - Review + Guest Post
Sept. 25th - Urban Fantasy Land - Guest Post
Sept. 26th - I Smell Sheep - Guest Post
Sept. 27th - Faerie Tale Books - Review + Interview

Week Three
Sept. 30th - A Book Obsession - Interview
Oct. 2nd - Bibliophilia, Please - Interview
Oct. 4th - Magical Urban Fantasy Reads - Interview

Week Four
Oct. 7th - Romancing the Dark Side - Interview
Oct. 9th - Meredith's Musings - Guest Post
Oct. 11th - Fiktshun After Dark - Guest Post

Week Five
Oct. 14th - Phantasmic Reads - Review + Guest Post
Oct. 15th - Author Linda Poitevin's Blog - Special Post & One Day Only Giveaway
Oct. 16th - Paranormal Book Club - Guest Post
Oct. 18th - The Demon Librarian - Review + Interview

Week Six
Oct. 21st - Nerdophiles - Review + Guest Post
Oct. 23rd - Urban Girl Reader - Review + Interview
Oct. 25th - Good Choice Reading - Guest Post

Week Seven
Oct. 28th - Buried Under Books - Review + Interview
Oct. 30th - Mom With A Kindle - Guest Post
Nov. 1st - Curling Up With A Good Book - Guest Post

Week Eight
Nov. 4th - Fade Into Fantasy - Interview
Nov. 6th - The Mad Reviewer - Review + Guest Post
Nov. 8th - BookHounds - Guest Post

Author Info:

Linda Poitevin was born and raised in B.C., Canada’s westernmost province. Growing up in an era when writing was “a nice hobby, dear, but what are you going to do for a living?”, Linda worked at a variety of secretarial jobs before applying to be a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Due to an error in measurement, however, she was turned down when she didn’t meet the height requirement of that time. Undeterred, Linda became a civilian member in the force and was a dispatcher for two and a half years, during which time she met her husband, a police officer.

Following their transfer to Ottawa, Linda went on to become a real estate agent and then a human resources consultant before starting a family. She remained a stay-at- home mom, homeschooled her youngest daughter for nine years and, now that she has realized writing can be more than a nice hobby, she continues to live her dream of being a cop vicariously through her characters.

Linda currently lives near Ottawa with her husband, youngest of three daughters, one very large husky/shepherd/Great Dane-cross dog, a cat, two rabbits, and a bearded dragon lizard. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found in her garden or walking her dog along the river or through the woods.

In addition to her books, Linda also does freelance writing and editing. Information about her services can be found at Linda is a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Quebec Writers’ Federation, Romance Writers of America, RWA Futuristic Fantasy Paranormal Chapter, and Ottawa Romance Writers’ Association.

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Book Info:

From the author of Sins of the Angels and Sins of the Son comes the newest novel in the “electric, thrilling and extremely intelligent” (Ex Libris) Grigori Legacy series.

Heaven and Hell are on the brink of war as Lucifer builds his Nephilim army and waits for his new agenda to become a reality — that of having a Nephilimchild of his own bloodline to lead his forces to cataclysmic victory.

With rumors of the pending war rampant on Earth, Alex fights to save humanity from its own panic – leaving little time for her fledgling relationship with Seth, the man with heavenly origins who has captured her heart. But when Nephilim children begin to disappear, along with Alex’s own vulnerable niece, the inevitable war between Heaven and Hell becomes as personal as sin.

Heaven has its own plans to fight the coming apocalypse, but first it needs Seth back. Asked to betray the man she loves, Alex must turn for help to the soulmate she thought she’d given up — the Archangel Aramael, who may be her last chance to save her family and humanity from the ashes of Lucifer’s Armageddon.

1 - GRAND PRIZE Giveaway (US & Canada ONLY) for a surprise prize package from Penguin - ONE Winner
5 - GRIGORI LEGACY Swag Packs (International) - tote bag, pen, fridge magnet, sticky notes & bookmarks - FIVE Winners

- The Grand Prize Giveaway is open to US/Canada.
- The Grigori Legacy Swag Pack Giveaways are open Internationally.
- Giveaways end on November 10th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.
- Giveaways are open to anyone 18 and older.

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