Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Virtual Tour + #Giveaway: Hunters of the Dream by Ingrid Koivukangas @HuntersTheDream @GoddessFish



Hunters of the Dream
by Ingrid Koivukangas
GENRE: YA Fantasy




BLURB:

When the summer holidays begin, Aurora thinks she’s just a normal teenager about to have another boring summer. Then, for her seventeenth birthday, Nana Brin gives her a long-silent Oracle that has been passed down through their family for generations. The mysterious Oracle soon awakens in response to the creeping Darkness that is escaping and destroying all worlds. Aurora must quickly find the courage to come to terms with her calling as the Huntress of the Dream.


NOTE: Hunters of the Dream will be available at Amazon from February 22 to March 20 for only $0.99

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EXCERPT:

As the Bone Seer began to pick up another bone, she hesitated, cocking her head from side to side, as if listening to someone speaking. She breathed in sharply, surprised, and suddenly frightened, and in a high pitched voice began singing:

The wise one will read the signs,
As the all seeing one awakens,
When the drum woman travels,
And the compass unravels,
And he, who swims between worlds,
Joins the one who sparks and twirls,
The broken wing is set free,
The wolves howl and protect thee,
Gathering under a double moon,
Agreements hewn,
The Huntress is born again,
As Darkness slips its chains.

Looking directly into Aurora’s eyes she hissed, “The Darkness is waking, Aurora. There are many teachings you must complete, and amulets and allies to gather in preparation for the battles ahead. You must find your fellow hunters before the Darkness escapes and finds you, or all will be lost.



AUTHOR INTERVIEW:

What inspired you to write Hunters of the Dream?


As well as being a writer, I’m also an environmental artist. In my work as an artist I enter a world of wonder, communicating with the Earth, the Spirit world, and the Animal, Insect and Plant worlds to create gallery exhibitions, and site-specific works left at sites. I was called to expand upon the way that I work; to communicate messages from the Earth and Spirit worlds, with a wider audience–especially with youth. In writing Hunters of the Dream I want to invite readers, through story, into a world of wonder where they can begin to access their own innate memories of ancient mysteries and our deep connections to all beings, both seen and unseen.

When or at what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I wrote my first story when I was seven years old. I can still remember holding my ‘book’ in my hands. I’d folded pieces of paper together to create the pages and used different color crayons to illustrate and write the story. From that moment I knew that I wanted to be a writer.

What is the earliest age you remember reading your first book?
I remember reading The Cat in the Hat, I must have been four or five years old.

What genre of books do you enjoy reading?
I enjoy many genres including fantasy, mystery and science fiction. I also like non-fiction.

What is your favorite book?

The Lord of the Rings.

You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

J.R.R. Tolkien. I love the way he created worlds and wove stories together.

If you could travel back in time here on earth to any place or time. Where would you go and why?

I would travel back in time to meet my ancient Bear and Reindeer Clan relatives. I would go to meet Vaadin, the mysterious Shaman with amnesia, who journeyed to present time in, Hunters of the Dream, to deliver a message from the past – that she can’t remember! 

When writing a book do you find that writing comes easy for you or is it a difficult task?

I’m fortunate that writing comes easy. The editing and rewriting part, not so much.

Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

We have two dogs, Lucy (a Springer Spaniel), Scout (a Thai Ridgeback) and Hunter, a fierce black and white Tuxedo cat.

What is your "to die for", favorite food/foods to eat? 

Definitely, Japanese!

Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?


Just keep writing. Don’t give up. Find your people, the ones who will help you to remember why you are writing. The ones who will encourage you. 


AUTHOR BIO:

Ingrid Koivukangas, BFA, MFA, is an award winning environmental artist, writer, designer, Reiki Master and educator.

As an artist Ingrid works intuitively at sites creating new works in response to sites and their energies and histories both natural and human. Her work encompasses many media including site specific ephemeral, large scale public works, writing, video, photography, sound, web, sculpture, painting, drawing and printmaking.

Ingrid's artworks have been exhibited in Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia. She's been featured as an artist in residence on CBC-TV; has had numerous gallery exhibitions; has many site specific ephemeral works left in situ and large scale permanent public art projects.

Ingrid's artworks have been included in many publications and books including: Art in Action: Nature, Creativity and Our Collective Future, published by the Natural World Museum and the United Nations Environmental Programme and Art + Science Now: How scientific research and technological innovation are becoming key to 21st-century aesthetics by Stephen Wilson, Professor of Conceptual and Information Arts at San Francisco State University. One of her favourite publications to be included in is Scholastic Book's Now See This! Art That Influences.

Ingrid has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Distinction, from the University of British Columbia Okanagan and a Master of Fine Arts, Environmental Sculpture, from the University of Calgary. You can view her work at: www.ingridkoivukangas.com

Ingrid lives on Salt Spring Island with her husband Robin, two dogs, Lucy and Scout, and a fierce cat named Hunter.


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Giveaway:

An Eco Heart Oracle Deck valued at $38 US, (the Eco Heart Oracle is an integral part of the Hunters of the Dream trilogy) 




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5 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Mai T. said...

Can you share some stories about people you met while researching this book?

Unknown said...

Thank you for hosting!

Unknown said...

Hi Mai,
I didn't meet with 'real' people during my research. I mostly research online, from my writing studio.

Dovi said...

Thank you!

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