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Monday, December 19, 2011

Blog Tour: Blood Stone Saga

Hello everyone! I am the next stop on the Bloodstone Saga Blog Tour! I am excited that I have author, Ms. Courtney Cole here today!

"Seventeen-year old Macy Lockhart thought she had it all figured out.

As a Keeper in the ancient organization, the Order of the Moirae, she literally holds fate in her hands. She lives over and over in lives that end tragically; all to further the good of mankind as she does her part to control destiny.
But there’s one lesson that she hasn’t learned well enough. Nothing is ever what it seems.

Startling new revelations about her identity surface and Macy realizes that she’s more important than she ever imagined.

As she struggles to grasp her new reality, everyone she loves is threatened. Is she strong enough to save them all?"

About Fated - Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Indiebound

 What was your inspiration for writing about Cleopatra?
I have always been fascinated by Egyptian culture and history, with a particular interest in Cleopatra herself.  The woman was an enigma.   But When I first had the idea for Every Last Kiss, I was thinking about historical characters who might change their tragic fates if they could… and Cleopatra popped into my mind right away.   It always makes research more fun if the subject matter is something you are already interested in. 

 Are the characters based on yourself or anyone you know?
Not really.  Hasani has a few characteristics of my husband—he’s tall, witty and pleasantly arrogant.  J  But other than that, no.  The characters are all their own.

 What book was the hardest to write?
Hmm.  That would have to be a toss-up between the first one and the last one.  Every Last Kiss was difficult because I was establishing the characters and the plot.  My Tattered Bonds was difficult because I was saying goodbye to my characters.  I cried when I typed “The End.”

 Are you working on any new projects?
Yes, I am.  Because I wasn’t quite ready yet to let go of all of my Bloodstone Saga characters, I’m working on a spin-off series called The Moonstone Saga.  It follows Hecate’s daughter, Empusa.  The first book, Soul Kissed, will be released soon.  You’ll hear from Em, Hecate and even Hades.  I can’t wait!

 What books do you plan on reading this winter?
I have a TBR stack that you wouldn’t believe… it must be 3 feet tall.  J   I always read my friends’ books, so if one of them releases something new, it will take precedence over anything else.  I’m actually reading an ARC of my friend Fisher Amelie’s upcoming book, Callum and Harper, right now.  LOVE it.  

Other than that, I have so many books that I need to catch up on.  I want to read the Hex Hall series.  Can you believe that I still haven’t read the first book in Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines series?  Yikes.  I’m behind.   I need to catch up on Kiersten White’s Paranormalcy series… I could go on and on. 

Thanks for having me here, Savannah!  It was fun! 

About the author:
About Courtney Cole - website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads
Courtney Cole is a YA novelist who loves thunderstorms, cake batter and insane amounts of coffee. She wrote her first story at the age of 9, although thankfully it has remained hidden away in an old cedar chest beneath musty blankets. Her more recent efforts are much better.

And now for some great giveaways! For this tour stop, Courtney is giving away offering a signed book mark and an authentic Greek Drachma, necessary for paying the ferryman to the Underworld!

To enter the daily give-away, you must leave a comment on the tour post.  

The second give-away is for a grand prize of a gorgeous Kindle Touch skinned with the cover art from the final book in the Bloodstone Saga: My Tattered Bonds!

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Visit the next tour stops!

Monday, December 19th - Savannah, Books With Bite
Tuesday, December 20th - Briana, The Book Pixie
Wednesday, December 21st - Nicole, Books Complete Me
Thursday, December 22nd - Sarah, Workaday Reads
Friday, December 23rd - Hikari, Imaginary Reads

Good Luck and Happy Reading!


  1. Oh my gosh yay for a spinoff series!!! So glad we're getting more from this world:) I've only read the first book in the Bloodstone series, but I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read them all:)

  2. Thanks for having me Savannah- it was fun!

    And Jenny, thank you! I'm hard at work on Soul Kissed- it will hopefully be released in January. :)

  3. This is so cool! I know about the tbr pile. Sounds like mine! LOL I still need to add these to that huge pile!

  4. Excited about this series and the tour! Thanks so much for the contest!

  5. Loved this article. The books were awesome. :)

  6. Thanks for another great tour spot! Can't wait for the next installment.

  7. Looks like an awesome book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Thats so awesome! This is going on my TBR list!

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