Monday, June 25, 2018

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Blood Oath by Amanda McCrina @9inchsnails @chapterxchapter @Month9Books

Blood Oath (Blood Oath #2)
by Amanda McCrina
Release Date: June 19, 2018
Publisher: Month9Books

The aftermath of what happened in the capital has shaken Torien to the core. Battling self-doubt and bitterness, he must find his resolve as he is sent back to Tasso to quell a violent uprising on the Road.

But Torien will need more than resolve to navigate the deadly path before him. His troops are inexperienced and his new adjutant untrustworthy. A series of murder attempts leaves the whole camp on edge. As the threat of mutiny builds, the mission seems doomed before they even reach Tasso—and Torien is beginning to suspect it was meant that way. He and his men are being set up to fail.

With his best friend in the hands of the rebels, his commanding officer refusing to negotiate a peace treaty, and his own men ready to turn on him at any moment, Torien must decide once and for all how much he’s willing to sacrifice for an empire he no longer believes in.

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Interview with Amanda McCrina

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Blood Oath?

The main character of Blood Oath, Torien, is a nineteen-year-old Imperial cavalry officer who has a terrible knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time to the wrong person and getting both himself and his best friend, Alluin—his second-in-command—in hot water for it. At its heart, Blood Oath is really about their friendship and the sacrifices they're willing to make for each other.

Can you tell us a little bit about your next books or what you have planned for the future?

I have a YA historical, set in Poland during WWII, out on submission with my agent. My current WIP is another historical, but I don't want to give away too much about it just yet!

How long would you say it takes you to write a book?

I've found that it generally takes me around two years to take a manuscript from first draft to submission-readiness.

What is your favorite childhood book?

A favorite book from childhood that I still enjoy is Winnie the Pooh.

If you could spend the day with one of the characters from Blood Oath, who would it be? Please tell us why you chose this particular character, where you would go, and what you would do.

I would take Torien out for a beer, because he needs one. Possibly several beers.

What was the hardest scene from Blood Oath to write?

No spoilers, but there's a scene where Torien has to address three thousand assembled troops, and I've always had a hard time writing large-scale speech scenes like that.

What made you want to become a writer?

My love of reading.

Just for fun

a) Favorite song: It changes, but the one I always have to crank the volume up for is "Battle Born," by The Killers.

b) Favorite book: Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein

c) Favorite movie: Casablanca

d) Favorite TV show: The Big Bang Theory

e) Favorite food: Again, it changes, but you can never go wrong with pierogies.

f) Favorite drink: Paulaner Hefe-Weizen

g) Favorite website: Twitter

Thanks so much for visiting with us today!

About the Author

Amanda McCrina has studied in Italy, taught English in Japan, and currently tutors Latin in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BA in History from the University of West Georgia, and is now pursuing her MA. She writes stories that incorporate her love of history, languages, and world travel. She drinks far too much coffee and dreams of one day having a winning fantasy-hockey season.


·        One (1) winner will receive a $15 Starbucks gift card or B&N gift card, plus a digital copy of Blood Oath by Amanda McCrina upon its release.


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