Monday, November 19, 2018

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: The Fae Games Duet by Jill Ramsower @JRamsower @XpressoTours

The Fae Games Duet
Jill Ramsower
(The Fae Games #1 & 2)
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance

When Rebecca Peterson walks away from everything she knows to follow her dreams in Ireland, she never expects to be thrown into a world of vicious Fae and deadly secrets. On the dreary streets of Belfast, her terrifying nightmares are rekindled, and this time they aren’t confined to her imagination. Complicating her life further, Becca crosses paths with two mysterious strangers—both alluring in different ways, but are either of them to be trusted?

Her journey takes her deep into the treacherous Shadow Lands, where both her knowledge and courage will be tested. Navigating this new landscape of deceit and manipulation is paramount if she is to stop hordes of blood-thirsty Faeries from invading Earth. With time running out, will her limited training be enough to take on a centuries old enemy hell-bent on death and destruction? To keep those she loves safe, Becca is willing to risk it all.

In this captivating duet, Jill Ramsower takes her readers from the streets of Belfast on a harrowing journey to the most dangerous corners of Faery, where fear is a lethal enemy and trust is a luxury few can afford.

Interview with Jill Ramsower

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in The Fae Games Duet?

The duet focuses on an American girl named Rebecca who moves to Ireland for a new job and discovers the world of the Fae. She has a sassy BFF who helps her along the way and encounters a couple of mysterious Fae men who complicate her life. (No love triangle, phew!)

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

Shades of Betrayal will be out December 1, 2018 and I’m super excited about it. I brainstormed and discussed the Duet with friends and family, but this book just took shape so quickly on its own that not a single person knew anything about it aside from myself. The book is set in The Fae Games world and tells Ashley’s story, basically picking up where Twilight Siege left off. Ashley is sarcasm and wine and everything fine—early readers are loving her character and I’m excited to share her with the world!

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

From conception to written first draft, about 4-6 weeks. I managed to get the entire duet written in about 2 months but that was essentially one story.

What is your favorite childhood book?

I can’t even remember what I read as a child except that Little Women and The Outsiders made me cry hysterically and I hate crying. When I was younger I read all the Babysitter’s Club books and then moved on to young adult historical romances. I will say that Jane Austen has always been a favorite, in particular, Pride and Prejudice. I do love a bad boy and Mr. Darcy was the original.

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

I suppose I’d have to say Merlin because he’s a mystery even to me. Like The Lord of the Ring’s Gandalf the Grey, who was also modeled after the legendary character of Merlin, my Merlin is a good man but his motivations and intentions are murky at best. I would love to go have drinks with him and see what worldly secrets I could pull from him when his inhibitions were down.

What was the hardest scene from The Fae Games Duet to write?

The beginning, hands down. The balance between informing the reader but not dumping information is rough. With this being my first story to put on paper, I struggled with how to start the book in an entertaining fashion but still cover the material I needed to convey. I have no creative writing education and am having to learn as I go so it’s a process. I’ve been very pleased to see my progress as a writer with each new book.

What made you want to become a writer?

I’m a voracious reader and so often I read a story and think, that’s dumb, why did the author write it like that? I wanted to write stories the way I thought they should be told—strong heroines, drool-worthy love interests, and mystery/action/suspense that keeps the reader interested.

One of the most specific instances that comes to mind was reading Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels. I love her work but I was 100% team Ranger and got frustrated that Stephanie so rarely got with Ranger. That was the first time I sat down and decided to try to write. Unfortunately, I never even finished a single chapter before I quit because I felt like I didn’t know what I was doing. It was several years later when I finally had my lightbulb moment and it all clicked.

Just for fun

(a Favorite song: One of my faves is 21 Pilots, Car Radio

(b Favorite book: The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning, she is my idol and I’ve read the original 5 books in that series dozens of times.

(c Favorite movie: Knight and Day is one of my most watched, which is why it’s watched in the duet by my characters too!

(d Favorite tv show: Game of Thrones, followed closely by Stranger Things

(e Favorite Food: all things chocolate

(f Favorite drink: pink lemonade

(g Favorite website: Goodreads!!

Thanks so much for visiting with us today!

Thank you!

Author Bio:

Jill is a Texan, born and raised. She manages the hectic social calendars for her three active children and occasionally spends an evening with her dashing husband. Aside from being an author and a mom, she’s an attorney, travel junkie, and voracious reader.



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Thanks for sharing my books!