Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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Holiday of Surprises Week # 5 12:00 AM (EST) 11/10 Ends : 12:00 AM (EST) 11/24

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1 - St Nick Platter
1 - 20" Three Section Holiday Tray
1- Coca-Cola Bottle Cap Wall Clock
1 - Christmas Snack Assortment
1 -  Bourbon Q Gift Set of BBQ Sauces
1 - Ergo Chef Knife Sharpener
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Descendant by Nichole Giles Book blitz review info and a jam packed giveaway Enter Here November 6th through November 13th


Descendant by Nichole Giles
Published May 1st, 2013
Published by Rhemalda Publishing (now self published)
Genres: Ya, Fantasy





Seventeen-year-old Abigail Johnson is Gifted.

Blessed—or cursed—with Sight and Healing, Abby lives an unsettled life, moving from place to place and staying one step ahead of the darkness that hunts her. When she arrives in Jackson, Wyoming, she is desperate to maintain the illusion of normalcy, but she is plagued with visions of past lives mixed with frightening glimpses of her future. Then she meets Kye, a mysterious boy who seems so achingly familiar that Abby is drawn to him like he’s a missing piece of her own soul.

Before Abby can discover the reason for her feelings toward Kye, the darkness catches up to her and she is forced to flee again. But this time she’s not just running. She is fighting back with Kye at her side, and it’s not just Abby’s life at stake.


About the Author:
Nichole Giles had early career plans that included becoming an actress or a rockstar, but she decided instead to have a family and then become a writer.

She was born in Nevada, the oldest of seven—a number which increased to eleven with the addition of four step brothers—and has lived in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and South Texas. 

Her future aspirations include owning a home on a tropical island, even if it's just a vacation home. For now, she plans to travel to as many tropical locations as possible, scouting for her future paradise.

Currently, she lives with her husband, one of her two sons (the other is in college), two daughters, two golden retrievers, and one lucky bunny rabbit.

Writing is her passion, but she also loves to spend time with her family, travel to exotic destinations, drive in the rain with her convertible top down, and play music at full volume so she can sing along.    

Nichole is offering a grand prize pack that includes a print copy of DESCENDANT, a signed poster and bookmark, a wrist band, DESCENDANT lip balm, and a healing crystal AND a $20 Amazon gift card.Then Nichole is also giving away another 1st edition print copy of DESCENDANT  and three e-book copies (which will be the new version with the bonus material).

 once we pass 100 entries, Nichole will add another $20 gift card to the giveaway list, and after 50 more, another one, and so on for every 50 entries thereafter. 

Ten Things You Didn’t Know about Nichole Giles

1. When I was in high school, drama was my favorite class, and I was somehow involved in every play possible.
2. I once fell off a stage in a pitch-black theater, because I couldn’t see and I wasn’t supposed to be in there. This resulted in a severely sprained ankle.
3. One of my favorite places in the world to spend time is on the beach.
4. I once petted a shark, fed a sea lion, swam with a dolphin, and kissed a sting ray- but not all on the same day.
5. My favorite candy of all time ping-pongs between Kookaburra licorice and Black Forest Gummies.
6. When given a choice between any dessert, I will almost always choose cheesecake.
7. My all-time favorite food in the world is steamed snow crab (warm, not chilled).
8. I didn’t start writing novels until the year I turned 30.
9. Aside from hitting the major bestseller lists, one of my biggest goals in life is to travel the world.
10.  As of the date this list is posted, I am currently a parent to four teenage people, two teenage dogs, one almost teenage rabbit, and a tiny baby kitten. Oh, and also a tank full of fish.
Behind the Scenes of Descendant
(Done as a list in order to keep it shorter than the novel itself!)
1.    Much cheering on the day Rhemalda publishing offered me a publishing contract for DESCENDANT.
2.    Frantic panicking when, a month later, my husband got a job 1500 miles away, and we decided to move our whole life from Utah to Texas.
3.    Giddy jubilation when Rhett Hoffmeister and I collaborated to work up cover concepts and turn them over to Melissa Williams for final design.
4.    Blind freak out when edits came a month later than expected and we (me, editor Diane, and company VP Emmaline) went sleepless for four days as we pounded out copy edits in time for me to go on a spring break trip with my family. (They were definite troopers!)
5.    Surreal heart-throbbing happiness when my author copies arrived, and days later, bookmarks and posters.
6.    Shoulder-tightening nerves when the first reviews rolled in.
7.    Face-hurting grinning when the reviews were highly positive.
8.    Heart break when I found out my beloved publisher was closing permanently.
9.    Much frantic scrambling as Rhemalda hands over files and rights revert to me, the author.
10.  Super-speedy learning curve as I dive into the self-publishing industry with both feet.
11.  More happiness when I received the email that told me DESCENDANT has been nominated for a Whitney Award.
12.  Now that the filing is done and all formats of the book republished, relief to know I somehow managed a thing that felt impossible.
13.  Excitement and anticipation as I prepare to release BIRTHRIGHT this coming spring.
Next Ten Books on Nichole’s TBR/E-Reader
1.    Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
2.    Everbound by Brodi Ashton
3.    The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
4.    Finding It by Cora Cormack
5.    Lady Outlaw by Stacy Henry
6.    The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
7.    The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
8.    Pivot Point by Kasee West
9.    The DiCarlo Brides series (several books) By Heather Tullis
10.   Allegiant by Veronica Roth




What what your favorite scene to write?
NG: Kissing scenes. My favorite scenes to write will always involve kissing. I’m just a romantic like that.

How long did it take you to write Descendant?

NG: Ttwo years. But that included some very serious rewrites and restructuring and world building. There was never an outline involved, and I should also add that Descendant was my first solid, real experience with finding a unique idea I felt was interesting enough to pursue publication. The next book I wrote was more like a year, and the one following that was a little less. Every book is different for me, and this particular story has a lot of complicated layers.   

Will Descendant be a standalone or are you going to write a sequel?

NG: Birthright (book 2) is already drafted and rolling toward a spring publication. I hope to also write a third in this series to round out and complete the story.

What are you currently working on?

NG: I am always working on more than one project. For instance, as I focus on rewrites, edits, and other details for Birthright, my agent also has one of my manuscripts on submission, and another one in her inbox for consideration. I am currently fleshing out a new idea which may involve either a co-author or a lot of research, and I am also writing something fresh and new this month for National Novel Writing Month.

Who designed the cover of Descendant?

NG: Originally, Descendant was published by Rhemalda publishing, which was a high quality small publisher. The company president came up with the cover concepts using author input (I know, I loved that!), and then sent the ideas to the Rhemalda cover designer, Melissa Williams, (aka Michelle Davidson Argyle) who finished the final designs. When the company closed, I was given the option to keep my cover art, and paid the designer to make the necessary adjustments to remove the Rhemalda logo and add the one for Jelly Bean Press.

What was the hardest scene for you to edit out?

NG: My publisher had me cut the first three chapters of DESCENDANT, which meant I had to work a lot of backstory in later to make up for the loss of information. I will say, though, that I’m very happy with the way it turned out.

Did any music inspire you while writing Descendant?

NG: Music always inspires me, and I actually listened to music often while writing and editing this particular story. I’ve switched computers three times since this book was originally written, and so my iTunes playlist was lost long ago--but I remember that Coldplay’s Fix You was on it, as well as Til Kingdom Come, and Nickleback’s Far Away, and How Does it Feel by Avril Lavigne.  


What is the best book that you’ve read recently?

NG: Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (second in the Shadow and Bone series) and Abandon by Elana Johnson (third in the Possession series). It’s very sad to admit this, but I have a huge stack of TBR books, and have been so crazy busy with my work that I am way too far behind on my reading.

What is currently in your TBR pile?
NG: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke, The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen, Everbound by Brodi Ashton, Finding It by Cora Cormack, Lady Outlaw by Stacy Henry, Pivot Point by Kasee West, Catch by Michelle Davidson Argyle



Chocolate or Vanilla? Twist them both together!
Thai or Chinese? Thai
Ereader or Hardcopies? Hard copy, every time.
Mac or PC? PC. I love my iPad, but am far more attached to my PC laptop.
Harry or Ron? Harry.
Sweet or Sour? Sweet.
Cats or Dogs? Dogs.
The Mortal Instruments or Twilight? Twilight.
Vampires or Werewolves? Werewolves, as long as they all have muscles like Jacob.
If you could have any power in th
e world what would it be? The ability to teleport to wherever I want to go.
Favorite TV show? Right now it’s the new series Reign. I’m in love with the costuming, and I admit, I’m a sucker for a great accent.
Current Favorite song? Roar by Katy Perry, or Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus (who I am not a fan of, but I admit, it’s a great song).
Celebrity Crush? Channing Tatum.
Biggest Pet Peeve? Social networking statuses with no punctuation, or written entirely in a code.
Biggest Quirk? I am easily distracted by shiny, sparkly things, especially jewelry.
Drink of Choice? Dr. Pepper.
Favorite Paranormal Creature? Faeries.Favorite series? That would be like picking a favorite child. Impossible and highly dangerous.




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