Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Book Tour and Giveaway: Storm of the Gods (An Areios Brothers Novel #1) by Amy Braun

Storm of the Gods
An Areios Brothers Novel #1
by
Amy Braun

Genre:
Urban Fantasy 
Thirty years ago, the gods of Greek legend returned to the world. Their return restored their powers, which had been spent in a cataclysmic battle with the Titans. With the ancient deities imprisoned in Tartarus, the Olympians now reside in Néo Vasíleio, formerly known as California.

Twenty-four-year-old Derek Aerios is a war scion, a descendant of Ares, the God of War. He and his brother, eighteen-year-old Liam, capture mythological creatures and rogue scions as part of Ares's elite military force. As he struggles to cope with his violent powers and the scars of a traumatic childhood, Derek tries to keep the two vows he has made: protect his brother, and never kill a human again.

But when Ares forces him to hunt and kill four rogue scions under Athena's control—by threatening Liam's life—Derek chooses to go after the scions in order to save his brother and keep his promise to himself.

Yet the closer Derek gets to the scions, the more he realizes that his orders are part of a deeper conspiracy that put him at odds with his mission and his conscience. Athena may not be the enemy, a traitor could be in their midst, and the Titans could be closer to freedom than ever before.

Amy is a Canadian urban fantasy and horror author. Her work revolves around monsters, magic, mythology, and mayhem. She started writing in her early teens, and never stopped. She loves building unique worlds filled with fun characters and intense action. She is an active member of the Weekend Writing Warrior community.

When she isn't writing, she's reading, watching movies, taking photos, gaming, struggling with chocoholism and ice cream addiction, and diving headfirst into danger in Dungeons & Dragons campaigns.

What makes a good story?

There’s no one thing that makes a good story. It’s often a culmination of many different elements. I can’t get into a book unless I love the main character and side characters, especially the love interest. If I can’t get relate to them or find something endearing or sweet or interesting or fun about them, then it’s extremely difficult for me to carry on with the books.

In a similar vein, I love books that have some humour in them. I’m not saying it has to be a comedy, but I need reminders that the world I’m visiting isn’t all grim and bleak, and that some sarcastic or dry wit is called for from time to time.

Another very, very important part of a good story is the world. I like settings to be as inventive as possible, with lore and laws and all manner of world building elements to be complex and detailed, yet also to feel like I could be there witnessing it.

I also want to be invested in the story. If I love the characters and their humour, I want to follow them on compelling and complex adventures. The more twists and surprises and interconnected plotlines, the better. I like stories where every character has a purpose and adds to the overarching narrative. It isn’t always easy to do, but it makes for an even more complex narrative and deeper characters.

I’m also big into visceral, brutal action. I like my characters thinking they are in the final fight of their lives. By then, I’m usually invested in them as people and want to root for them to overcome their enemies and obstacles.

These are just the largest parts of stories that I love. They all have these things to varying degrees, and every time I read a story that combines them all, they act as inspiration for my own writing projects. If you find a story with all those elements above, you can guarantee adventure and fun are on their way.
Win a $25 Amazon gift card or a signed paperback of Storm of the Gods by Amy Braun and book swag.

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!

59 comments:

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to surprising the winner. :D

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  2. Sounds good can't wait to read this.

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  3. I love the flames and the gorgeous guy on the cover

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  4. There's a lot to look at in the cover, and I think I'd enjoy reading Storm of the Gods.

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  5. I do enjoy a good urban fantasy and this sounds perfect for my list! Awesome cover art too.

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  6. No questions - the cover is hot

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    1. I may or may not have swooned when I first saw it... ;)

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  7. I love the cover. The colors are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by to check it out! <3

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  8. the cover is amazing, makes me want to read it now!

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  9. I enjoyed learning of this book and the guest post! Sounds really good.

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  10. Like the cover.. really relates to the book title.. Best of luck with the book!

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  11. The cover looks great. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. this cover looks intriguing

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  13. This sounds great, I love the cover

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  14. I like the cover-thanks for your giveaway

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  15. I love this book cover. This sounds like a must read book

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  16. The cover is cool looking and I look forward to reading the book.

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  17. I really love that cover, very eye catching!

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  18. The cover is very eyecatching. It sounds like it will be a great read.

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  19. That's a very handsome man on the cover...hoping to look and read.
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  20. This sounds like a great read. I love the cover. Thanks for the chance.

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  21. This sounds so good very pretty cover!

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  22. It is a personal preference but, I prefer a cover without people.

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  23. I liked both the book description, and the gorgeous book cover.

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  24. I love this cover! I look forward to reading this.

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  25. I love the cover very SYFY like it's cool!

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