Sunday, July 28, 2019

Book Tour and Giveaway: Legend Undone by Angie Day

Title: Legend Undone
Author: Angie Day
Publisher: Rahne Press
Publication Date: August 2nd 2019
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy, Romance 
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Readers are calling it "creative" and "engaging!"

Mara wasn’t just a Legend who survived on human energy, she used to be a dangerous Shadow who wielded more power than she wanted. When she discovered that Alec, the leader of the Shadows and her childhood love, held a dark secret about her past to keep her prisoner until he could use her against the humans, she ran.

As the first Legend to escape the Shadows alive, Mara must keep moving, hiding among the humans that every Legend learned to hate, while she searches to understand her past. Under the alias Kate, she meets Kylan and his way of life challenges everything she used to know. As she falls for Kylan, she finds clues about what happened before she became a Shadow.

But the closer she gets to an answer, the faster Alec can destroy everything she has grown to love.

Angie Day found her love of writing while in college where she studied psychology and eventually went on to a master’s degree. She noticed the need for romantic and fantastic adult stories that were still wholesome and clean. So, she took matters into her own hands. LEGEND UNDONE is her debut novel. When she’s not devouring the next book, she is spending time outdoors with her husband.


- Tell us about a favorite character from a book.
I have a hard time narrowing down a favorite one. I love the villains of the story. I love their motivations and their complicated plans. I especially adore when I can sympathize with the reasons why they are doing what they do. When I can understand a villain, I just fall in love and I almost want them to win.

- What made you want to become an author and do you feel it was the right decision?
I like writing. I am fascinated by starting my own business and I like change. This was definitely the right decision for me at this time in my life.

- A day in the life of the author?
I wake up, go to work, eat lunch, back to work, come home, write or read or spend time with my husband or love on my dog, eat dinner, wind down with reading or writing or Netflix or a good long walk, and then bed time. Do it all again the next day. Weekend in the life this author? Camping, paragliding, kayaking, game nights with friends, swimming, sun-bathing, remodeling the house, visit family, love on that precious dog, and anything else that pulls my attention that day.

- Advice they would give new authors?
Write if you love it. If writing is causing you stress or you dread going back and editing things, maybe find a new hobby. But if you love it, then go for it! Be prepared to rewrite so much and edit until your fingers hurt (literally). After you’re done with all that, get people to read it. Friends, family, Twitter followers, whoever you can get. The best way to find out how good you are or how close you are to publishing is to get feedback. And good luck!

- What is your writing process? For instance do you do an outline first? Do you do the chapters first?
Pantser for sure. I have a loose plot in my head and none of the details are fleshed out until I actually start to write.

- What makes a good story?
I think it’s a mix between good characters and a compelling plot.

- What are you currently reading?
I just finished the Grisha trilogy and I loved it. Right now, I am in the middle of Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth, and I am surprisingly loving the characters.

- What are common traps for aspiring writers?
I think quitting too soon or shooting too far. Meaning, they start writing and it doesn’t come as easy as they imagined, so they give up. Or they start writing and get so excited about publishing that they start making their cover, picking the dream cast for their movie adaptation, and everything else that comes so many steps down the road. For now, just focus on the writing and then work on the next step later. That was what helped me focus long enough to actually finish this book.

- What is your writing Kryptonite?
I am totally obsessed for writing the relationships in the story. Platonic, friendship, and romance, everything. I love writing how people are connected to each other and how that connection will drive them to do things outside of their norm. I love reading it as well.

- Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
I write a story that I want to read. If I find other readers that want to read the same thing, then that’s just icing on the cake. But honestly, these books are for me more than anyone else.

- If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Buckle up, it’s gonna be a fun ride.

- What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
I wanted to make sure that it sounded accurate, and when I focused on them as a man, I struggled. When I focused on their story as a human being, it was a lot easier. I think sometimes we are a lot more similar than it seems.

- How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. It just depends on how much time I have to devote to it. There are only so many things you can set aside to write a book before real life comes barging back in.

- Do you believe in writer’s block?
Yes, but I don’t think it should stop you. If you can’t write in that story, go read a book instead or start another story. We all hit walls sometimes, but you can get up and move on to something else or you can keep banging your head against the brick until you split the mortar or your skull. Your choice.
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31 comments:

  1. What do you most enjoy about writing?

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  2. I love the eye-catching book cover.

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  3. I really loved reading about this one! I'm excited to try it myself.

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  4. Cover and book description look great!

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  5. nice book cover, and the book sounds interesting.

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  6. I love the cover! The graphics and colors.

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  7. The book sounds enticing! Love the cover

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  8. i love the cover and great story synopsis. i cannot wait to read it

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  9. Love the cover and sounds like a book I would love to read.

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  10. Very ominous and dark theme on the cover, very realistic as well.

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  11. I like the cover. An intriguing blend of medieval and modern

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  12. It sounds like an interesting story.

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  13. WOW this looks amazing, love the cover and the title

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  14. I really love how the book cover stands out!

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  15. Lots of good reviews. I like the cover.

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  16. No questions - the cover is great

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  17. I love the book cover. The blue really pops!

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  18. The book cover is intriguing and makes me curious to learn more.

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  19. The book cover is eye catching. I like the watery design.

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