Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Flick Blog Tour! (+$50 Amazon or BN Giftcard Giveaway!)

Title: Flick 
Author: Kiera Des Anges
Series: N/A
Pages: 193
Publisher: Books We Love Ltd.
Date Published: July 1st 2013
Format: eBook
Genre: Contemporary
Source:  Goddess Fish Blog Tours 

Leanna Matthews enjoys flying below the radar. She does well in school, has a few close friends and hides the fact she's an astral-traveling telekinetic. But there's no escaping her creepy dreams or Simora, the bizarre little spirit lady, that suddenly pops out of nowhere to warn her against keeping secrets and predicts an encounter with a sinister evil. For the first time in forever someone...or on to her. 

But life turns around when Leanna meets Piper one sunny afternoon. She's inexplicably drawn to him, almost as if she's been waiting for him to come. Forbidden to have a boyfriend Leanna throws caution to the wind, lying to her family and friends to be with him, while ignoring Simora's ominous message.

Yet Piper has a secret of his own. He is on a mission and Leanna, unwittingly, is the key.

~~~An Interview with Kiera!~~~
1. What is your favorite quote and why?
My coworker always says, “You can’t see the picture when you’re in the frame.”  This rings true on so many levels.  It’s hard to step outside of ourselves or see a situation clearly when we are in the midst of it.  When it comes to writing, we fall in love with our characters and sometimes it is hard to take criticism and advice because we, as writers, are part of the story.  In life, and in writing, we need to step aside and see the situation in its entirety; be brave enough to leave the frame so se can view the situation objectively.

2. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Chocolate.  Plain ole’ chocolate with nothing on it.  That is the only flavor I’ll eat.  I am a creature of habit:

3. Which mythological creature are you most like?
Pegasus.  He values his freedom, but is loyal and there for the heroes that need. Him.

4. What are four things you can’t live without?
Family, Books, Chocolate Milk, Computer,

5. What is your favorite television show?
I don’t watch a lot of television, but I have 2 favorite shows:  Once Upon a Time and Big Bang Theory.   I love Teen Wolf 2 on MTV also.

6. What is something you’ve lied about?
I didn’t tell anyone about writing a book for many months, and when I sat down to write I turned off my cell phone.  Therefore, I was unavailable for a couple of hours at a time.  So when I finally returned phone calls I would say I was doing something else, like I was cleaning or that the phone died.  At the time, I didn’t know where this writing thing was going and I didn’t want anyone to think I was crazy for doing so….or questioning me about what happened in case the book never got published.   Writing isn’t an easy profession or for the faint of heart.  It is a lot of work and in the beginning I didn’t want to answer to anyone in case I wasn’t successful or gave up altogether.
~~~Try an Excerpt!~~~
He stood idly by Ms. Fenson’s hedges, shifting around uncomfortably and looking at nothing in-particular.  After gazing at the sky, he stared at his feet and pulled at the shrubs behind him – which unless he had a death-wish, was an absolute no-no.  Ms. Fenson was a legend in her neighborhood and Leanna knew if this guy stood anywhere near the hedges too long she’d most certainly come after him – and it wouldn’t be pretty!  Although notorious for her loony behavior, no one denied Ms. Fenson took excellent care of her yard and was fiercely protective of it - in a scary, mad-womanish sort of way.

I’ll just walk by him, Leanna thought, trying to ignore the sudden tightness in her chest.  Anyway, who cares?  He doesn’t know me from a hole in the ground.

With each step, her legs turned to mush.  But an invisible force pulled her forward.  The pressure grew stronger, involuntarily pushing her along until she finally passed him; her heart racing, her body stiffening…

“Hey!” he called.

She stopped abruptly.  Was he talking to her?  It was hard to focus; the thumping in her ears grew nauseatingly louder.  But since there wasn’t anyone else around, he must be speaking to her.  Leanna turned around uncertainly.

He casually strolled over with his hands in his jean pockets.  When they finally stood face-to-face, Leanna’s breath caught.

He was even more strikingly handsome up close.  At around 5'10, he wore his wavy hair cropped close to his head, and in spite of his loose, red Ecko T-shirt, he sported a visibly muscular build.  His chestnut eyes were splashed with the tiniest specks of green and framed by long, dark eyelashes, in stark contrast to his honey brown skin.  They were the most beautiful eyes Leanna had ever seen.  But it wasn’t the color that intrigued her.  His eyes were clear and telling; their depths ran deep.  And for a fraction of a moment, she could’ve swore she saw herself.
~~~Meet Kiera!~~~
 By day, Keira des Anges has the distinct pleasure of assisting teenagers with disabilities find employment, empowering one life at a time. By night, she is a chew toy for her dog and cat and avid reader of anything spooky, magical and totally out of this world.  She lives in sunny Florida with her husband and two kids.

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  1. Sounds like a fabulous read.


  2. Great interview and excerpt! Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. Wishing everyone a wonderful and magical holiday season. evamillien at gmail dot com

  3. Great interview!
    Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
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  4. I enjoyed the interview. Thanks for sharing. This sounds like an interesting read.

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  5. I love a good excerpt! I also love discovering new to me authors! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love the quote, that is a great way of looking at things. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck with the release!

  7. Thank you for the interview and the excerpt. I have put the book on my TRL. I know I will enjoy reading this book it is just my style to read

  8. I loved the interview and getting to know the author. Thanks for sharing!

  9. i loved reading the interview!

  10. I like the Interview with Kiera.