Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Realm of Knights by Jennifer Anne Davis @AuthorJennifer @XpressoTours

Realm of Knights
Jennifer Anne Davis
Publication date: September 10th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Reid has spent her whole life pretending to be a man so she can inherit her father’s estate, but when a chance encounter threatens to expose her lie, she is forced to risk everything.

In the kingdom of Marsden, women are subservient to men and land can only pass from father to son. So when Reid Ellington is born, the fifth daughter to one of the wealthiest landholders in the kingdom, it’s announced that Reid is a boy.

Eighteen years later, Reid struggles to conceal the fact she’s actually a young woman. Every day, her secret becomes harder to keep. When one of Marsden’s princes sees her sparring with a sword, she is forced to accept his offer and lead her father’s soldiers to the border. Along the way, she discovers a covert organization within the army known as the Knights of the Realm. If Reid wants to save her family from being arrested for treason and robbed of their inheritance, she will have to join the Knights and become a weapon for the crown.

To protect her family, Reid must fight like a man. To do that, she’ll need the courage of a woman.

Interview with Jennifer Anne Davis

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

My mascot is my dog, Miles. He’s a 10 year old weimarainer. Every single book I’ve written, he’s been at my side. I couldn’t write without him!

How many hours a day do you put into your writing?

I write five days a week, 8-10 hours a day. I usually set a goal for myself, and I’ll work until I reach that goal. When I’m writing a first draft, I try and write 5,000 words a day. Then when I’m editing, I usually try and edit 10 pages a day.

Do you read your book reviews? If yes, do they affect what you write in the future?

Yes, I read them all. I like to know what readers are thinking about my characters and the stories I write. I don’t think I let it affect what I write in the future, but maybe I do?

Do you leave hidden messages in your books that only a few people will find?

Yes! I always leave little hidden gems. Usually these gems somehow relate to my other books.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Realm of Knights?

Realm of Knights is centered around Reid Ellington. She’s an 18 year old young woman, and the fifth daughter of Duke Ellington. Since land and title can only pass from father to son, the duke tells everyone Reid is a boy when she’s born. So Reid has grown up wearing boy clothing and playing with boys. It has made her fiercely independent and she views the world differently than those around her. There are a few other characters of importance in the book. Her best friend, Harlan, helps her out. He’s the sort of guy that’s always there, fiercely loyal, and he respects Reid even when he learns she’s a woman. Then there’s the princes—Ackley and Gordon. They’re brothers and best friends. Ackley is tall and lean. There’s a fierceness to him that he manages to keep hidden. Gordon is the commander of the army. He’s shorter and stockier than Ackley, he’s fairly quiet, and he’s a little stubborn.

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

I just wrapped up the second book in this series, Shadow Knights. I plan to release this book in early December. Right now, I am outlining the third and final book in the Knights of the Realm series. I plan to release this book in March. After that, I might work on a spin off series from my Reign of Secrets series. However, I haven’t decided yet.

Do you allow yourself a certain number of hours to write or do you write as long as the words come?

I usually outline my books so I never have a problem with the words coming. I just need enough time in the day to write my 5,000 words. I usually sit down to write as soon as my three kids are off to school. Then once they’re home, I stop to take them to soccer or swim. If I haven’t finished my goal for the day, then after dinner I’m back to writing. Sometimes it feels like I have never ending homework!

Do you have a certain number of words or pages you write per day?

5,000 words.

What inspires you to write?

I write books I want to read. I love medieval fantasy books. I also love books sprinkled with romance. So I combine the two and write a story that I’m interested in and create characters that matter to me.

Would you rather

Read fiction or non-fiction? 

Read series or stand-alone? 

Read Science fiction or horror? 
Science fiction.

Read Stephen King or Dean Koontz.

Read the book or watch the movie?
Read the book first, watch the movie second.

Read an ebook or paperback?

Be trapped alone for one month in a library with no computer or a room with a computer and Wi-Fi only?

Do a cross-country book store tour or blog tour online?
Online blog tour.

Author Bio:

Jennifer Anne Davis graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. She is currently a full-time writer.

Cage of Deceit: Winner 2018 Kindle Book Awards
The Key: Finalist 2014 USA Book Awards
The Voice: Finalist 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
The Voice: Winner 2013 San Diego Book Awards

For more information, visit www.JenniferAnneDavis.com.



Teenyluvkins said...

Congratulations on the release!! Beautiful cover and a very promising blurb!! I enjoyed reading the interview and I'll wait for the whole of the trilogy to be released so I can read them back to back