The Last Atlantean: Interview With Emily Hayse

The Last Atlantean Blog Tour
What is your favorite detail in your book?
I love all the descriptions of the clam bake. Sounds silly maybe, but it just made me really hungry and made me want to be there. 
What detail are you proudest of?
There’s a very slight reference to someone thinking that sharks were not that dangerous, and back before 1920ish people were not scared of sharks and shark attacks the way we are now. They were considered by mainstream society to be shy creatures that scared off easily. Of course, they feature heavily in the book and many of my characters have spent much more time studying them and their behavior, so they have a much better grasp of what they are capable of, good and bad. 
What character are you the tiniest bit envious of?
Probably Taurus, he’s got such a great outlook on life. Either that or Hattie, because she really lucked out with Isurus. 
What character surprised you the most?
Quite literally, The Lord of the Shark Kind. I had really very little idea what that man was thinking even as I was writing him, much less what he
would do. He kept me on my toes for sure, and there’s a twist with him at the end that I actually did not see coming until the moment it happened.
What honor would you like your book to receive?
I would love it if it won some kind of award. Maybe a ‘best of’ some fantasy award or a category someplace like the Realm Awards.
If I got print copies of your books would you rather I kept them forever letting my friends and family read them or I gave them to a thrift store in hope that they get found by someone who they inspire?
That’s such a hard choice! I love cherished books spread through friends and families, but I also know the feeling of finding a book out of the blue that just totally changes or inspires me. Probably the first one, though I know the happiness of finding a good book at a thrift store.  

The Last Atlantean

The Last Atlantean

by Emily Hayse

    “Watch, ye sons of the sea, your doom is at hand. With soundless storm rises the fate of Atlantis.”

As a lighthouse keeper’s daughter, Hattie has always been able to handle anything the Atlantic throws at her. But when a stranger washes ashore in a storm, she finds herself unraveling a mystery that will change her life.

Caught up in a high-stakes game of intrigue and hidden loyalties, Hattie watches legends take shape before her eyes. But as kings and pawns prepare for a showdown that will determine the fate of an ancient world, she wonders whether she has thrown in her lot with the hero or the villain.

“I think I was made for the sea, and the sea for me. Perhaps it’s strange to love such a terrible and bloodthirsty thing; I don’t know. In this town we pit ourselves against it, day after day, for our whole lives, knowing every day that this could be the day the sea wins. Yet I am not afraid of it. I love it, even.”

Author Bio

EMILY HAYSE is a lover of log cabins, strong coffee, and the smell of old books. Her writing is fueled by good characters and a lifelong passion for storytelling. When she is not busy turning words into worlds, she can often be found baking, singing, or caring for one of the many dogs and horses in her life. She lives with her family in Michigan.

What is the least common thing you are a fan of?
I am a huge Iditarod fan. That’s not super common, I don’t think. 

Emily Hayse   

 

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    Instagram: @songsofheroes

 

    Twitter: @theherosinger

 

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    Facebook: /theherosinger

 

 

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He’s Making Diamonds: Blog Tour; An Interview

Truthfully I should have written this up ages ago and put it on scheduled, but I haven’t been feeling like doing anything on my blog. I think about posting then I think “no, not right now” I’m really close to my two hundredth post and I don’t know what I want to do about it. So enough bad excuses. Alright so you may have noticed the

Here is my interview with Hailey Hudson

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Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
I’m 21 years old, I live in an apartment in Atlanta with my cat, and I’m a full-time freelance writer and content marketer. I enjoy participating in dance and theatre in my spare time as I’m able, and I live with multiple chronic illnesses. 
Representation in superhero movies. What would you like to see?
I think all movies and books could benefit from increased (respectful and accurate) representation of chronic illnesses and other disabilities. 
Well, I need to get to writing.
Do you have an aspect of your health that you find fun/amusing to share with people? If so can you tell me about it?
Unfortunately, my health issues are not very amusing!
I’m really sorry to hear that. I try to find some amusing detail in everything.
What Bible passage has inspired you recently?
Recently I have been inspired by the words of Jesus in John chapter 11, “Your sickness will not end in death.” Over the course of the last several months as I have been getting sicker, the Lord has been revealing the purpose behind the pain to me and it is so beautiful.
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Alright, so you may have noticed the slight oddness of the questions. It’s because there was a mix up and these questions were more tailored to someone else’s response to the first question.
I hope you enjoyed.  And Hailey, if you read this, about the last question, I’ve finally figured out how better to word it without stumbling all over myself. In your mind what is the most important thing for me to remember about your illness and what should I pray most for?
Esther

Assumptions Collab With Zielle

My acquaintance Zielle is starting a new blog that shows how she has changed over the years. I agreed to help her share it around and we decided to do a collab so here it is.

Sorry it’s so late, but Collabs take lots of time.

As Zielle is super busy with all of the things she is doing so I was the one who came up with this idea. Both of us wrote a paragraph or two about ourselves then we had a list of details that the other had to make assumptions about.

Hi there! My name is Zielle.
I have been homeschooled all my life, but next year I will be heading off to public school for my last two years of schooling. I have been playing the piano my whole life as a hobby. My sister is amazing at piano, and I used to love watching her play… it entertained me. My favourite genres to write are fantasy and contemporary fiction, although I am still dabbling in genres and figuring which one I like the best. I’m a daughter of the King, and one comfort I get is knowing that He has a great plan for my life. I enjoy singing, acting, hanging out with friends (even though I can be quite shy), and babysitting my nieces and nephews.
Favourite well known fiction book
“Little Women”
Why did I come up with this idea
Favourite well known non fiction (Bible excluded)
“Anne Frank”
It is so hard
Favourite modern piece of music
“I Surrender” Hillsong
I don’t know much of that
Favourite classical piece of music
Mozart’s Sonata in C
How much thought is to much
Dream future
Help others until she has children, then focus on homeschooling them for the first several years of schooling.
Dream vacation
A week long camping trip with all of her friends and family in the campground
Dream book to write
A contemporary fantasy about a homeschooling family. They would always seek to glorify God, but it wouldn’t be like the Cooper Kids or Jonathan Park.
Favorite religious holiday
The Resurrection.
Favorite non-religious holiday
The Fourth of July
Favorite Bible verse

Jeremiah 29:11

Well there you have my list of assumptions about her. As we were squeezed for time we didn’t talk about how she was to correct my assumptions so I’m asking her now to do it in the comments.

I’m looking forward to reading Write in the Dark.

Esther

A Blog Tour Collision

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I decided why not have two tours collide. I’ve actually had Willowy on here before. But whatever, here is an interesting interview.
What honor would you like your book to receive?
I will be submitting Angel Gate in a writing contest to compete for the Selah Award, so I would be so honored if my book were to be a finalist.
I’m not very well educated on book honors. I can say that if it does receive some sort of an honor I’ll probably be shocked out of my socks. But honestly, the biggest honor that it could receive in my opinion is simply the chance to bless girls lives. I tell people I wrote this book for one girl. The one girl that needed it in her life to tell her that yes, she is loved; yes, God sees her; yes, she is important and not forgotten. I believe with all my heart that God worked through me to write this book for that girl and I trust Him completely to get it to her, and that’s the best honor I believe I could ever receive.
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If I got a physical copy of your book would you rather I kept it forever or gave it away?
Keep it forever! I would rather my books be safe in someone’s treasured bookshelf than lost in a thrift store somewhere.

Oh dear, if you get a physical copy of the book it’s really up to you! If you want to give it away feel free! But if you want to keep it it’s your book XD. If you feel led to give it to a girl though, I highly encourage that! God can work through any person and I just want this book to reach the girls that need it most.
What character are you a little bit jealous of and why?
Bitter yet gentle Audrey Wade finds a love that balms old hurts, satisfies a lonely heart, and brings her happiness again. I suppose that is something anyone can envy and admire.
Ooo what character am I jealous of… Can I say the MC Rose? Although I wouldn’t want what she has in this book, she’s got quite the great story in the second book that takes place four years after Dewdrops and Butterflies (that book is already handwritten and typing all glorious 165k w handwritten words up is my NaNoWriMo project for this November) and I wouldn’t mind living in her shoes for a day or two. 😛
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What detail are you most proud of in this book?
Tomblin! He’s just one of those characters who floats around in the book, inconsequential—I suppose—but so rich in personality that I feel as if I know him. He’s quirky, temperamental, and somehow humorous. You just got to love him.
There’s two parts of this book that I’m most proud of. The first is how much I allowed it to grow and shape itself and how it’s developed from the early stages. I knew God was writing through me and I didn’t want to stifle that if He was guiding me to change or adjust something. And the final manuscript is so much more than I could have gotten it to be on my own.
The second part is just how many personal references I made in the story. You have to know me really well to catch almost any of them, but reading it and recognizing them in my own book makes me grin every time.
What is the least common thing you are a fan of? i.e. something you are one of the only people you know of that likes that thing.
Smelling old books, walking in a thunderstorm, drowning my food in A1 sauce…
That’s an interesting question. I don’t know the answer to that one. I’m a pretty agreeable person I guess. I don’t disagree with everybody else about things…
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What is the oddest thing on your bucket list?
I want to be a stowaway on a train! Whether or not that will ever happen is yet to be seen.
Oddest thing on my bucket list. Well, I don’t have a physical list, but I do have an abstract, ever-shifting list in my head. The oddest thing I can remember right now is… to spend a week with just my best friend and I in a condo on the California coast. It’s a wild dream that’s probably not going to happen but that’s what a bucket list is for right?
What character surprised you the most?
Long forgotten ex-fiancé from Audrey’s past makes an abrupt reappearance and tries to reenter a romance he abandoned years ago.
AAAAlllex my friend. This man went from being the picture of perfection to a character that I could relate to so much more than any of the others. I’m really pleased with the way he turned out. Although I am sorry for putting him through what I had put him through, I wouldn’t take it back XD.
I’m maybe planning on doing a tour collision. What do you think?
*I wasn’t certain on this one, so I wanted to check with you. What is a tour collision? Thanks so much!*
A tour collision is when to blog tours collide.
8. Great idea! 👍
I don’t know exactly what a tour collision is, so I couldn’t state my opinion on it, but it sounds either fun or destructive. 
Thanks for interviewing me!
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BOOK SYNOPSIS: Angels Gate
 

Would the penalty for his questions—and his lovebe lethal?

He’s got it all—looks, charisma, the compelling grin—everything Hollywood could ever ask for. Cass Remmlone is finally living his dreams. Maybe he’s not like he used to be. Maybe he doesn’t call home anymore, doesn’t read his Bible, doesn’t darken the doors of a church. But he’s having fun—and he’s having it with his best friend, Eddie Barlow. 

Cass should have known God wouldn’t shut His eyes forever. Chastisement slams so fast Cass hardly knows what’s happening. Eddie is lying on the pavement, paramedics hunkering over him, even as his face goes slack. He whispers one name: Madeline. 

Drowning in the horrors of his grief, Cass climbs into his convertible and drives away, leaving behind a career he spent most of his life pursuing. With nothing more than a letter and a name to go on, Cass finds himself in a town called Angel Gate, West Virginia, where he hopes to uncover more about the woman named Madeline. It is mere providence that leads him to the rundown farm, where he catches his first sight of Audrey Wade. If he thought she was beautiful before, the fact that she wants nothing to do with him only increases his attraction. But are his efforts even fruitful? Or is he wasting his time?

The longer he spends in Angel Gate, the more he begins to sense something sinister. A child is in danger, yet no one seems to notice. And who is Madeline? Why does the town go hush at the sound of her name? The closer he comes to the answers, the deeper he sinks into a nightmare. 

Cass Remmlone can star in a movie…but can he rescue a child, win Audrey’s heart, and uncover a grisly truth? Or will he die trying?  

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WILLOWY WHISPER is a young Christian fiction author, graphic designer, and photographer. She lives in a beautiful place called West Virginia, nestled between mountain and field. She is the author of eleven novels, ten of which are published, and numerous short stories. She enjoys playing the piano, guitar, mandolin, and ukulele. She is also a born-again believer in Jesus Christ, an incurable romantic, and a passionate dreamer.

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???? Libby????

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Libby’s Blog/Blog Tour Headquarters.
Dewdrops and Butterflies Goodreads page.
Libby’s Facebook.
Libby’s Instagram.
Libby’s Bookstagram.
Libby’s Pinterest.

Honestly I found it super interesting to see which of them sent me what information. So glad I could take part in these tours.

Protecting The Poor Review

It is ending.

Amanda Tero has spent the last three months celebrating the fact that she finished a trilogy and now the final book is out.

I’ve agreed to give a review of the final books so here it is.

Protecting the Poor

The Characters

Were all cool. I think my favorite was Noel. He inspired his older brother to do what is right and found the courage to step out and save the day.

The Lack of Romance

It didn’t have any, need I say more. I don’t like romance.

The Ending

From the time Noel leaves Abtshire to the epilogue the ending was action packed.

The Villains

They were smart like villains of that type rarely tend to be.

The Rating

***** Five Stars *****

About Amanda
Amanda Tero began her love for words at a young age—reading anything she could get her hands on and penning short stories as young as age eight. Since graduation, she has honed her writing skills by dedicated practice and study of the writing craft. She began her journey of publication with a few short stories that she had written for her sisters and continued to add to her collection with other short stories, novellas, and novels. It is her utmost desire to write that which not only pleases her Lord and Savior, but also draws the reader into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

GIVEAWAY
It wouldn’t be a release party without a giveaway! One U.S. Winner will receive the complete paperback Tales of Faith series, and one International Winner will receive the complete eBook series.
Head over to her blog to enter the giveaway and find out more about the tour.

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Do you want to get a signed copy of “Protecting the Poor?” Order here!
Sorry to anyone who came by earlier wanting to see the post, but I’ve been super busy lately and the post didn’t get as polished as I would like it until now.

The Divided Nation: A Review Of Sorts

Today I’m doing a blog tour for The Divided Nation and I signed on to do a review. It’s a super interesting Indie Book by my friend Angela Watts

WHEN THE NATION DIVIDES, THE INFIDELS MUST RISE.

The United States has fallen. Three years after the 2024 presidential election and the declaration of martial law, the nation is at war against itself. Gangs battle, civilians struggle for survival, and officials of the United Nations  thrive. West Johnston, heir to the most powerful ganglord in the country, refuses to continue the family legacy. But, in order to defeat his father, he must become him: bloodthirsty and willing to do whatever it takes for control.

West gains control by helping fellow gangsters, Nate and Simon, when they form an alliance with one of the last remaining townships in America. After years of surviving and winter fast approaching, Springtown is in desperate need of supplies from the two teenagers. When the town leader’s daughter, Rene’, is kidnapped by an unknown rival, Nate and Simon risk their reputations to save her and the town they now love. But without help from West, their rescue mission will fail.

Told in multiple bold, abrasive narratives, THE DIVIDED NATION steps into a future where brotherhood bonds must be stronger than iron to survive a broken world, and faith without courage is dust in the wind.

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** Spoilers**

Laura went out picking flowers and on her way back she decided to check the mail.

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To literally no ones surprise there was a letter. Taking the letter she ran back to the house so Pa could read the letter.

The letter read

“Greetings all, Today I want you to review a book. It has torture in it so you may not want to read it with the girls. Others will be there too. E.

Pa: Ma what do should the girls do instead?

Ma: Why don’t you two take Carrie and go the Mount Inspiration.WP_20151231_005

Pa and Ma went to where they saw some other people.

Adonijah: Hi I’m Adonijah

Kit: I’m Kit, Linda should be here soon. WP_20151231_006

Look here’s a note it says “This is a laptop computer. You can use the buttons to make it do things. Some other time you can explore it, but today I have it all set up. E.”

Pa: Let’s get started with the review.

Page, Page, Page. That’s getting old let’s skip it.

Adonijah: Look. It has a character list. I love character lists. WP_20151231_011

Ma: Oh, my this takes place in the distant future.

Kit: I’m glad it does. It sounds miserable. * WP_20151231_014

Pa: Five hours is a good days journey. WP_20151231_017

Adonijah: Oh, my that sounds horrible. I couldn’t do that. WP_20151231_024

Linda: Oh, She helped a mother give birth. I want to learn how to do that, but I don’t think I could yet. WP_20151231_028

All: We’re glad that they found something to celebrate after all this. We give it four out of five stars.WP_20151231_042

 

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US shipping only. If an international winner is drawn, they will receive an ebook only.

1st place: hardback copy of The Divided Nation. A custom mug with a quote from the book, bookmark, and an exclusive snippet from The Infidel Books.

2nd place: paperback copy of The Divided Nation, bookmark.

3rd place: ebook copy of The Divided Nation.

Go up to the top and click the link to go to her blog. Then search around there.

Sorry Angela that it took me so long to get this up. The internet had been slow most of the week and this was a picture heavy post. It isn’t really a normal review, but honestly my thoughts on The Divided Nation were super scattered and…

Mary, Laura, and Carrie were in awe of the mountain of fabric and books.

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Why I’ve Been Doing So Many Blog Tours (And Why You Might Want To Consider Doing A Few)

As my followers may have noticed, I’ve been doing lots of blog tours recently. Partly it is because I want to show my support for these cool people and their dreams, but it also goes deeper than that.

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I love my blog. I love posting three or four times a week. Lately though I’ve been busy. Some of what has been making me busy is bloggable, but a lot isn’t. There just isn’t much I can say about, “so my computer is slightly crazy and every Monday for the past month I’ve been adding software” or “had to shorten my bed so my oldest sister could have a mattress” or “it’s been so wet everything has stalled”  and “preparing for a bunch of crazy summer trips” is simply exhausting.

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Also I’ve been having slight blogging burnout. Ideas start to come, but before I can get them written down they are gone. Or I’ll have a couple of good ideas about the same subject, but I can only post one at a time and by the next week I don’t care about that thought anymore.

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So the blog tours have been giving me something set in stone to write about. They are showing off cool books. They give me a chance to connect with and share some of the bloggers I enjoy reading.

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So I’m sorry. This isn’t a book blog. Books will only be on Fridays and some Tuesdays. As much as I love books and will continue joining in on blog tours, I don’t want to seem like that is all I’m doing. I don’t really have plans for what will be on my blog coming up, but it won’t be this barrage of blog tours.

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Like I’ve said, blog tours are great. Especially if (like me) you feel like you might be nearing burnout. Or if your ordinary life will be getting super busy. Signing on as a spotlighter or an interviewer is easy. And then you’ll get a cool post you just have to edit.

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What have you thought? What do you think?

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