The Book Blog Tour
(The Revelation Series, Volume One)
Randi Cooley Wilson
About the Book:
Revelation, (The Revelation Series, Volume One)
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Published: May 1st, 2014
A DIVINE SECRET,
A LOYAL PROTECTOR,
A FORBIDDEN LOVE.
Eve Collins starts her freshman year at college blissfully unaware that one revelation will challenge everything she’s believed to be true about her family, life, and future, and right in the midst of it all is Asher St. Michael.
Mysterious and aloof, Asher is appointed to protect Eve at all costs. Bound by his oath of loyalty to mankind, loving her is forbidden.
Dark and enigmatic, Gage Gallagher may be even more dangerous to Eve than the demonic army that hunts her.
Caught in the middle of a centuries old war, Eve must choose sides knowing that the wrong choice will cost more than just her life.
Can Asher and Eve fulfill their destinies or will their love destroy everything?
Revelation is a journey of self-discovery, love, and sacrifice.
This is volume one of a series.
Randi was born and raised in Massachusetts where she attended Bridgewater State University and graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. After graduation she moved to California where she lived happily bathed in sunshine and warm weather for fifteen years.
Randi and her husband recently moved back to Massachusetts with their daughter where she was encouraged to begin writing again.
Revelation is her first novel and The Revelations Series is her first New Adult Paranormal Romance book series.
“I’ve had a love affair with books, writing and storytelling since childhood. It has been a dream of mine to introduce this world and these characters to you. I hope I’ve done them justice.”
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“Cold?” A deep, cocky voice greets me.
I look up to see Asher leaning against a black Aston Martin DB9, my dream car. Damn if he isn’t looking every bit as delicious as he normally does. I really need to get my head examined.
My lips form a tight line. “Why do you care?” It comes out harsher than I meant it too. Why does this guy get under my skin?
The unnerving guy holds his stance, his scrutiny still focused on me. I try to ignore the burning sensation his gaze causes as it settles into my skin. I’m definitely not cold anymore.
Asher breaks the awkward silence after a few moments. “Do I make you anxious, Eve?”
“No.” I shiver but for a different reason now. My name sounds like a prayer on his lips.
Nodding his head in understanding, he prowls over to me like a predator who has its prey in their trap. “You sure?” he whispers.
Holding my position, I lift my chin and attempt to show him he doesn’t affect me. “Yes.”
Asher stops in front of me, bends down and forces me to look him in the eye. My eyelids flutter just the tiniest bit at his body’s nearness to mine. Damn traitorous body.
The corners of his mouth lift smugly as moves closer. So close I can feel his minty warm breath on my lips. Chuckling quietly, he takes off his jacket and my heart begins doing back flips. His shoulders are really broad up close. Slowly, he leans forward, wrapping his leather coat over my shoulders and engulfing me with warmth and his intoxicating scent.
Hi Randi, it's so nice that you could join us today with your novel!
Firstly can you tell us about yourself? I was born and raised in Massachusetts where I attended Bridgewater State University and graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. After graduation I moved to California where I lived happily bathed in sunshine and warm weather for fifteen years. My husband and I recently moved back to Massachusetts with our daughter where I was encouraged to begin writing again. I read. I write. I adore boots. I love scarves (especially hand-knit ones). My favorite color is yellow. I prefer dark chocolate. I require coffee (hate tea). Red wine is essential to life. I wear tons of bracelets (usually at the same time). I have tattoos (locations are secret).
How long have you been writing? I’ve always written. Even in elementary school, I was interested in creative writing and had an overactive imagination. As I got older, my writing was really a creative outlet or hobby more than anything else. When I started writing Revelation a friend of mine was reading it, and she encouraged me to publish it and focus on writing full-time.
What inspired you to start writing novels for your chosen genre? I love paranormal romance books. After having read what I felt was the same story over and over again, with different categories (i.e. Vampires, Werewolves, Angels, etc.) I decided to start jotting down some story ideas, and categories that I hadn’t seen yet. Revelation is really something I would personally read and wanted to see in the genre that I hadn’t to date.
Are you working on anything new right now and can you tell us more? Yes. I’m currently working on two stand-alone new adult romance books, which I’m very excited to publish, and the third installment of The Revelation Series.
What motivates and inspires you to write? Anything and everything, truly. The idea for one of my new adult romance books came to me at Trader Joe’s while reaching for Guacamole dip - lol.
Can you offer any advice to the fledgling authors, just starting out? As an author who just published their first novel, I might not be the best one to give advice, however, if I could offer encouragement I would say, just jump off that cliff. You never know what waits at the bottom!
What is/are your all-time favourite novel/s? Pride and Prejudice, The Secret Garden and currently I am totally obsessed with The Premonition Series of books.
Who is/are your all-time favourite author/s? Jane Austen is probably my all-time favorite author.
Can you tell us who your favourite indie author/s is/are? I adore Rachel Van Dyken, Amy Bartol and Jay Crownover.
Do you have a favourite quote, if so what is it? “I speak my mind because it hurts to bite my tongue.” I’m not sure who said it, but I love it.
How do you come up with the Titles for your novels? I like to use titles to sum up what my novels are about. For instance, Revelation means a surprising and unknown fact and the divine or supernatural disclosure to humans of something relating to human existence or the world which was the perfect description of book one in The Revelation series.
When working on your current novel, were there any moments when you thought:- OMG what am I doing with this plot line? Or: Who are these people I created? etc… LOL, yes almost every day. I think questioning your writing, scenes, banter and characters are a completely normal part of the writing process.
What is your preferred method of writing:- The plot pre-planned from day one, or just go with the flow and see what happens next? I don’t really plot mainly because I can’t stick to it - lol. Basically, I write the end of the book first and then chapter one. Once that’s done, I compile a rough chapter outline that guides me but I never end up following it. Usually the characters speak to me and that’s how things end up flowing.
Are there any little tips or tricks you use to get to know your characters better? I have a character bio that I set up for each character in each book. I feel like it helps me get inside their head better.
If you were stranded on a faraway island:- which of your characters would you like to be marooned with and why? Probably Keegan, because he’s always cool, in charge and has a strategy, he’d probably get me off the island faster than anyone else.
Which type of book do you prefer to read?
d. Non – I listen to audiobooks!
Do you have any weird writing rituals? (Such as, you can only start writing after you’ve scoffed all the choc-chip cookies and drank 3 cups of full-caff coffee? Or only after you’ve listened to a certain song or playlist? etc… do share) Yes! I have this horrible pair of jeans that I’ve had since college with rips and holes in them that I love to wear when I’m writing. I guess maybe it’s a superstition but I feel like I do my best writing in them. My husband and daughter hate them and have tried to dispose of them a thousand times.
What is the very best thing about writing for you? Probably the same thing that I love about reading, it allows you to escape reality and become someone else for a while.
How many novels/books do you typically read in a month? Depending on the month, 2-10.
Which of the following suits you best?
All of the above
Are you a morning person or a night owl or an inbetweener? I really prefer afternoons.
What’s your least favourite part of the writing process? Editing, for sure.
How long does it typically take for you to write a novel? Again, it really depends. Revelation and Restraint (book #2) took six months each. Redemption (book #3) is taking a bit longer.
If you didn’t write or you went through a dry spell (aka a bit of writers block), what would you do to fill the creative void instead? Probably paint.
If you had a choice – a dream come true - which would be your preference: Your books serialised - a weekly show or made into movies? Um, all of the above.
Can you tell us why you think we’d love to read your novel? It’s an amazing thing, the power of the written word. Words can impact your emotions, teach you things about yourself, take you to new worlds and expand your knowledge far beyond what we experience day-to-day. Hopefully this series will do that for you while taking you on an amazing journey.
Finally, what 7 words best sum up your novel? A journey of self-discovery, love, and sacrifice.
That’s it…. Thank you so much! Thank you for having me! It’s been so much fun sharing this with you, and the readers.
Well that's it for today, if you love Angels, you've really picked the right week to be at my blog, what with Randi's totally fabulous novel today and the Cover Reveal & Angelic Give-Away for my next novel Crimson Fire on Thurday, you've struck GOLD!
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