Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: The Perfect Tear by Connie Lansberg @theperfecttear @yaboundtourspr

The Perfect Tear
Connie Lansberg
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: November 11th 2015

Summary from Goodreads:

Eleanor, a timid orphan, is a Singer. Her songs keep nature in balance, but when they are stolen from her the grey mist descends, and her world fails to thrive. This timid orphan is forced into a course of action she never asked for, nor envisioned.

Eleanor grapples with crippling self-doubt and fear until she learns these are far more perilous than the physical dangers she faces moment to moment on her terrifying, puzzling and often funny search for The Perfect Tear, a crystal which contains the Third Vibration and able to heal the land. She is horrified to discover that she must defeat an inter-dimensional being or become his accomplice in the destruction of she loves.

But Eleanor is no savior, just a simple girl with strong instincts and she must learn to trust them. Just like the notes of a song must form connections to create a melody, Eleanor must discover the connections needed to create the harmony required to truly save her world.

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Interview with Connie Lansberg

What inspired you to write The Perfect Tear?
Years ago, I was doing a guided meditation and what I experienced made me cry, and within that, I knew even our tears were perfect. My song Perfect tears came next. It was the inspiration to weave the idea that we are far more than we realize, into an adventure fantasy. "When love becomes stronger than fear, our true nature is revealed."
Can you tell us a little bit about the next books in The Perfect Tear or what you have planned for the future?
The next episode takes place nine months later and delves further into the sci-fi side of things. Although, I'm loathed to label it sci-fi since I know nothing about physics and made the whole thing up.
Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in The Perfect Tear?
In one dimension we have Tsera, the Main Creator, Lerion and Lalycri, her novices. In the other dimension we have Charles and Maria, the parents of a gifted child, Eleanor. Eleanor's best friend is Audrey and Eleanor in love with Edward.  Eleanor and Audrey meet Rosamar, a mysterious girl, who joins them on their journey to find the Perfect Tear. Any more than that would be spoilers!
You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?
Sadie Smith (White Teeth) for contemporary fiction. Her stories are devastating. Madeline L'Engle, my favorite book is A Wrinkle in Time and Anne McCaffrey for her lovely dragon books.
If you could time-travel would you travel to the future or the past? Where would you like to go and why would you like to visit this particular time period?
I would move forward to see if we got it together!
Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?
My partner is a drummer, and that's all I can handle for now.
Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit with us today.

About the Author

Connie Lansberg is a singer/songwriter and now author based in Melbourne Australia. She's had her original songs placed in some of Australia's best loved TV shows that play around the world and The Connie Lansberg Quartet is a fixture in the Melbourne jazz scene. Her most recent original musical project is Tsera’s Gift, written especially for The Perfect Tear and she performs these songs throughout Melbourne. This is Connie's first novel and the movie is coming. The record will be out soon.
Connie has received several grants from the Victoria Council of the Arts for the development of mobile phone games that she created.

Connie joined the Melbourne Writers Group in 2010 to work on ideas and scripts and during this time the idea for The Perfect Tear began to develop and take shape. She continued her education by taking scriptwriting classes at the Australian Film and Television School in Melbourne. She has two more stories to complete The Perfect Tear Trilogy and is hoping to have the second book finished in 2017
"The first thing anybody tells you about this business is to say what makes you unique and different, but I couldn't and the very idea of it never sat well with me and after much deliberation, I finally realized why.

Because, I'm not unique or different-I'm exactly like you and I love that. We each have a unique filter through which we interpret the world, and with this filter in place, I write stories and songs and you might find them surprising or intriguing or confronting, you may relate or you may not. They may make you laugh and sometimes, even cry.

You may or may not understand what I'm trying to say and you may not understand me, however, rest assured, once we get past the filters, at our core, we are wonderfully and beautifully, exactly the same."

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