Monday, April 28, 2014

My Soul Immortal Blog Tour - Interview & Giveaway

Fated Eternals 1:
My Soul Immortal
By: Jen Printy

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal
Publication date: 2.22.2014
Pages: 280
Amazon link:  My Soul Immortal

Summary: An endless love, for an endless price.

Jack’s immortality is exposed when he prevents a liquor store heist, forcing him to flee to protect his secret—a secret not even he understands. But when he meets Leah Winters—a mirror image of his decades-lost love, Lydia—his very soul is laid bare. He begins to question his sanity. Is she real, and if so, what does that mean for Jack and his secret?

Jack’s not the only mystery man in town. A stranger named Artagan hints at knowledge Jack is desperate to possess. But can he trust Artagan, or does the dark newcomer harbor deadly secrets of his own?

As Jack’s bond with Leah grows, so does the danger to her life. Jack must discover just how much he is willing to risk in order to save the woman he already lost once.

Hi, Jen.  Welcome to The Gal in the Blue Mask.  How are you doing today?

I'm wonderful.  Spring has finally arrived in Maine.  Thank you so much for inviting me.  I'm so happy to be here.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I've been married to my best friend for 21 years.  We have two daughters who are on most days the joy of my life.  When I'm not writing, I'm sculpting as a freelance doll artist.  The arts in all forms have always been an important part of my life, a love instilled in me by my dad.

What kind of books do you absolutely love to read?

Paranormal and romance are my favorite.  When the two come together in the same book, I'm one happy camper.  And the classics, anything from the Jane Austen to the Bronte sisters.  And I recently discovered dystopia.

What is the first book you remember reading?

Island of the Blue Dolphins.  It's the first book I remember reading that I couldn't put down.  Honestly, I didn't read much before that.  It was the book that ignited my love of reading.

Favorite book of all time? - other than yours, of course :)

Jane Eyre, hands down.  I love Jane.  She's a strong female character who sticks to her gun and doesn't let anyone sway her from what she believes is right.  And of course, the Victorian setting and the creepy undercurrents lend to its appeal.

What are you reading now?

On Writing by Stephen King.  It is by far the best book about writing I've ever read.

What kind of things do you do when you're not writing?

I enjoy listening to music, mostly alternative rock, and watch movies.  A lot of my time is eaten up by my other career.  As I said earlier, I'm a freelance doll sculptor.  I sculpt baby dolls for collectible doll companies, like Ashton Drake and Paradise Galleries.  I also attempt to grow orchids.  You should feel sorry for my leafy little friends.  Seems I don't have a green thumb, it can be a bit of a challenge for all of us.

What made you decide to begin writing in the first place?

Honestly, I don't remember.  I've been writing since I was a child.

Do you have a special place you like to write?

I have an office in my house, so I can blare my music and go to work in my sweats.  When the weather warms up, I love writing outside and take in the sunshine.

Where do the ideas for your books come from?

The story all started with a thought.  I hadn't written a story in a long time because I had been struggling to come up with a "good" idea.  I began playing with the idea of reincarnation.   What if lovers bumped into each other in a next life?  Would they recognize one another?  What if one remembered and the other did not?  And so on.  By the end of the daydream, I had two scenes in my head.  One was the scene at the beginning of the first chapter and the other was a dream Jack has at the chapter's end.  After that, the story filled in quickly.

Which of your characters do you think is the most like you?

I'm a jumbled mix of my main characters.  I have moments of Jack's self-doubt.  I tend to see situations from a positive view like Leah.  And like Artagan, I keep my feelings and thoughts close.  Most people don't know what I'm really thinking.

What can we expect from you in the future?

I'm working on the second book of the Fated Eternals series.  I'm excited where this story is going.  I can't wait to show you around the world of the Concilium Animarium.

Where can we find you?

Thank you again, Jen, for stopping by :)  And, for those reading, make sure you come back tomorrow for part 2 of this - my review of the book.  Jen will also be here Saturday for Between the Bindings - she's got some interesting and helpful things to say.

More about Jen:
Since childhood, Jen Printy has been writing. Whether stories about a fantasy world or everyday life in Maine, Jen loved losing herself in the worlds she created on paper. The arts in all forms have always been an important part of Jen’s life, a love instilled in her by her father. When Jen isn’t writing, she’s sculpting as a freelance doll artist.

Jen lives with her husband, two daughters, and diva dog Cookie in southern Maine, where she loves spending time friends and family, finding treasures along the seashore, or enjoying a Guinness at her favorite local pub.

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