Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Guardian of Angel by Lanie Mores @LanieMores @RABTBookTours

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Book 2 of the Father of Contention series
Science Fiction and Fantasy, Paranormal
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Date Published: July 29, 2019

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When evil finds a way, man becomes beast.

In the small town of Thunder Bay, 2002, Angelika Juris becomes unexpectedly linked to her guardian angel, Gavin, after a suspicious near-death experience. While trying to figure out the complicated nature of their connection, they uncover a plot so disturbing, it threatens to shift the delicate balance between life and death and eradicate the precious human gift of free will.

When her sister goes missing, Angelika must search the unforgiving terrain of the Rocky Mountains, with her guardian angel as her guide. But they find more than just her sister—a   familiar face, Renner Scholz—and a secret lab teeming with his ongoing, unhindered experiments, including the most powerful of his offspring—the triplets.

Now, Angelika must find a way to free her sister from her evil captors, along with a newfound love interest—Anthony—Renner's only normal son. Will they be able to thwart Renner's malevolent schemes and escape with their lives, or will they suffer the same fate as so many of his previous victims?

Interview with Lanie Mores

Do You See Writing as a Career?
Yes, I definitely see writing as a career. Not only do I thoroughly love writing, but I plan on doing it for as long as I’m physically and mentally able. There’s a trove of unwritten stories percolating inside my brain, desperate to make it to the written page. I’m in this for the long haul. However, during my journey to establish myself as an author, I have continued working my other professions—as a psychotherapist and personal trainer—but the eventual goal is to write full time.

What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
Editing is the hardest part of my writing process for two reasons. Firstly, I find it difficult to cut out large parts, even chapters of work after spending hours upon hours developing the dialogue, the scene, the characters…but it’s essential to the writing process…getting rid of what doesn’t work, or parts that are slowing down the flow of the storyline. I think I’m starting to get better at it but I’m not one hundred percent there yet.
Secondly, I feel like the editing process is never complete. I find myself compelled to keep going back over my manuscript, trying to find ways to improve it. Over and over again…it’s like an editing rollercoaster ride.

Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
Through Tellwell Talent, I hired an editor to help me with my editing rollercoaster ride. Her name is Rachel, and she helped with my editing woes, always with a gentle, yet constructive hand. She helped improve both of my novels, FATHER OF CONTENTION and GUARDIAN OF ANGEL, and I truly appreciate her suggestions, corrections and insights. The books are better because of her assistance.

What is next for your writing?
Next on my writing agenda, I have two more novels to complete for the FATHER OF CONTENTION series. They are already written, but in need of more editing (yikes, the rollercoaster ride begins again!). There is also a fifth book in the series…a spinoff of a minor character, that brings the story and the characters back but in a different perspective…an alternate reality. It will be a thrill ride, and more on the horror side than the other novels in the series.

Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
I am completely addicted to reading as well as writing. Ever since I learned how to read, you’d find me with my head buried in a novel of some sort or another. Right now, I’m reading BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty. I watched the T.V. series based on the book and immediately fell in love with the characters and the storyline. Knowing that books are often better than their screen versions, able to go into more depth with character and story development, I knew I had to the read the book. And it doesn’t disappoint. If you haven’t already, I strongly recommend reading it.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:
With the help of her guardian angel, Angelika Juris must rescue her estranged sister from demon-possessed mutants…in the process finding love, brutality, and an evil plot so dark it threatens to disrupt the delicate balance between life and death and eradicate the human gift of free will.

This or That?

iPd or Mp3?
I stream music off of my iPad, using 8tracks  (https://8tracks.com/lanie-mores) or more recently Spotify (profile name LMores). I have playlists for writing, exercising (which my son calls seizure music…I like my beats fast when I train, what can I say), and even some Halloween playlists. Check them out if you like.

Chocolate or Vanilla?
I love a good chocolate bar, like a Snickers, but when it comes to flavoured treats like cake or ice cream, it’s vanilla all the way!

Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
French fries with ketchup!

Comedy or Drama?
Depends on the mood I’m in…if I’m feeling down, I prefer a drama…if I’m in a good mood, a comedy. It should probably be the reverse, but that’s how it is.

Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?
Nicholas Sparks, especially THE NOTEBOOK. He never fails to make me cry with his heart-wrenching tales.

Fantasy or Reality?
I’ll take fantasy over reality any day! Stories about supernatural entities, vampires, mutants, superheroes…I just can’t get enough of them!

Call or Text?
I prefer talking to people in person or at least on a call. You can cover so much more ground in a shorter amount of time compared to texting. Texting can be useful to shoot of a quick message, but not for anything deep or meaningful.

Public School or Home School?

Public school is a great option in order to get your child socialized and to have wonderful group experiences. It also exposes children to different environments, different personalities, different adventures. However, I know two children who are home-schooled, and they are the most outgoing, well rounded individuals I’ve ever met. They get to travel around the world with their parents and have tons of adventures, so I guess if you do it the right way, home schooling can be equally, if not more, effective.

About the Author

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Lanie Mores enjoys travelling to alternate realities, often found with her head buried in a book, binge watching Netflix, or playing video games. Although fantasy and science fiction are her obsession, she enjoys most forms of literature, and has been writing poetry since she was a wee bairn.

She has worn many hats throughout her life: cashier, medical records secretary, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, personal trainer, and most importantly, mom. Her son is the moon of her life, her sun and stars, and she would do anything for him…destroy Terminators sent from a future realm, deflect an Unforgivable curse with her motherly love, and travel through the Upside Down to find him, even if she had to face the Demogorgon himself.

Inspired to write by Stephen King, Diana Gabaldon, Jean M. Auel and Margaret Atwood, she has big shoes to fill, but has always been a huge dreamer and has the determination to aim higher than the stars. GUARDIAN OF ANGEL is the second novel she has written and published, book 2 in the FATHER OF CONTENTION series.

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Lanie Mores said...

Thank you for the interview and for hosting!

Anonymous said...

thanks for hosting