Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Guest Post from Christina Channelle ~ Rowan Book Tour ~

Today I'd like to welcome Christina Chanelle to Pure Jonel.
Let's see what she has to say.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rowan: Blood Crave Series

1. The name Rowan was inspired by Rowan Atkinson of Mr. Bean. (Always thought the name would be cool for a girl. Plus the show was just awesome).

2. This book was supposed to be a standalone but while writing Dahlia, had an idea to link the two stories and voila, the start of a series.

3. I started Rowan before Fallen Tears, Rowan’s side story. While in the middle of writing Rowan, I thought it would be a great idea to have a story on how she met Kaji, Adam, and Remy. Plus you get to see her as a human girl.

4. Rowan wasn’t supposed to end up with the person she ends up with but I had a change of heart.

5. If you’ve read Dahlia, there’s a huge surprise during the beginning of this book (or at least, I hope it’s a huge surprise!)

6. Adam was accidentally given this name. He was an unnamed character so I arbitrarily called him “Adam” until I came up with one I wanted. The name stuck however and I couldn’t think of him as anything but Adam.

7. The character, Kaji, has a Japanese influence. It’s from a minor anime obsession one summer long ago.

8. The series wasn’t set out to include fallen angels but wanting to be slightly different than the typical vampire story, characters like Remy were created. He initially wasn’t even a part of the story.

9. If I had to give my characters “couple” names, it would be Romy (Rowan and Remy) and Roji (Rowan and Kaji).

10. Although urban fantasy, this book has a romantic undertone to it. Every girl wants to fall in love, no matter if human or otherwise, and Rowan is no different despite her past heartbreak.

A bit more about the author:

A dreamer, Christina Channelle holds two degrees in health sciences but has always had a passion for writing.

You will find her reading other young adult novels, or typing up a new story on her computer.

Outside of writing, she enjoys movies, music, and has recently embraced a new-found love for sushi.

She resides in Ontario, Canada.

Connect with the author online:

Website: http://channellewrites.wordpress.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/channellewrites
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/christinachannelle

And now, here's some more about her book:

Title: Rowan (Blood Crave #2) 
Author: Christina Channelle 
Series: Blood Crave #2
Published: April 26 2013 by Christina Channelle
Page Count: 305
Genre: Young-adult fiction

Book Blurb:

Dark. Night. Death.

Things Rowan has been trying to avoid for the many years since she was first turned. Her choice: to sleep away the darkness; it beats having to deal with the craziness of life. Or rather, death. However soon after awakening, she stumbles upon a lone figure whose presence is shrouded with mystery.

She assists him in his search for answers making it even more difficult for Rowan to forget her past. She realizes she can’t hide forever as she is literally being sucked back into her chaotic world: a world where both fallen angels and vampires exist, manifested on earth as lapsus and lamia.

Not particularly … friendly with one another.

Rowan struggles to resist her hunger as a demon vampire while dealing with unwanted desires for a fallen angel from the past: a relationship that could only spell trouble. Not to mention the unresolved feelings she still has for a loved one from long ago. While all of this is happening, they must all seek the hidden evil that hunts them—for there’s an ancient fighting to wake up and destroy everything Rowan holds dear.

Buy your copy online here today!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting blog. I'll add you to my list of visits. Once a week only, though as the day job is interfering with my surfing :-)