Monday, 14 November 2016

Meet the #Author Monday: Tenille Berezay #scifi #superhero #giveaway via @YABoundToursPR

Please tell us a bit about yourself: 
Growing up I was an absolute horse-crazy tomboy (I’ve sorta/kinda moved past that). I married my high school sweetheart, upgrading him to love of my life status. I have three kids who are all smarter, funnier, and much better looking than their mother.
Tell us about The Keep: 
The Keep is the second book in a series, so this answer might be a little vague because I don’t want to give too much of book one away. Essentially, The Keep is a story of a young girl with remarkable powers overcoming heartache and her search for that place (or person) she can call home.
What inspired you to write this particular story?: 
With all the superhero hype, I wanted to explore ‘super powers’ in a more realistic way. I kept asking questions like: what if we could use the full extent of our brain power? What if we could access all our muscle’s strength? The Converters series was born from all those what ifs.
Please share a favourite snippet from your book: 
Trust is never easy to rebuild, especially when you’ve destroyed it in yourself. There are other quotes and dialogue I love, but this snippet probably sums The Keep up better than anything else. When are good instincts enough? How do we overcome the doubts brought on by our mistakes?  
Which comes first for you – a character's looks, personality or name?: 
Definitely personality. Then I try to find a name that fits the personality I have in mind. Looks come last.
Any tips for aspiring authors?: 
Read a lot (both great and not-so-great books) and write a lot (both great and not-so-great words). I’ve learned a lot from writing things wrong and I’ve learned even more from reading fantastic writing and horrible writing. Learning to critique is important. But I think that the most important thing is to always remember writing is a preference and while someone might hate your voice someone else will probably love it.

Questions for fun:
If you had the power of time travel, is there anything you would go back and change? Why/why not?: 
I would write more when I had the time!! I stopped writing after high school because a teacher tore my work apart. I wish I hadn’t wasted that decade being convinced I couldn’t write a thing worth reading.
What super-power would you choose?: 
Tough choice….hmmm, I think I would go for telekinesis. Moving things with my mind? The possibilities for practical jokes are endless. And never having to get up and get the remote across the room? Priceless.
If you could have three wishes, what would they be?: 
My house paid off with savings in the bank, two extra hours in the day for writing, and my books in every house. Just a few simple, undemanding things.
Coffee, tea or wine?: 
Dr. Pepper. Wait…was this not a choice? D.P. should always be an option. My writing is powered by more Dr. Pepper than I care to admit. 
What is your favourite book? (aside from one of your own!): 
My answer to this is everchanging. Right now, I would have to say Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. Great world. Great characters. Great dialogue. Great reading. My all time favorite and countlessly read book is Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen is a literary genius.
Favourite genre and why?: 
Historical fiction. I’m an escapist reader, but when I read historical at least I can pretend I’m educating myself on more than human nature. 
Favourite colour?: Grayish sage green.
Upcoming news and plans for the future?: 
Converters Book 3 will be released in the summer of 2017. And I’m working on some fairy-tale retellings with the male and female rolls reversed. Also two stand-alone contemporary YA books and a fantasy series. And a Converters novella. And….yeah, I have a too many ideas and too little time.  
Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us! 

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The Convergence (Converters #1) will be free on 11/14 and 11/15 and then reduced to $2.99!

The Keep (Converters #2)
Genre: YA Scifi/fantasy
Release Date: November 12th 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

After a pardon from the convergence, Desiree returns to the protection of home. But safety is an illusion and her family is shattered by the violent retribution of a desperate enemy. On the run again, Desiree struggles to keep those she loves from a host of gathering threats—debilitating doubts, manipulative converters, dark technology, and a murdering madman. To save them all, Desiree will need more than her ability to convert, she’ll need to redefine her strength.

THE KEEP is the dramatic sequel to THE CONVERGENCE; a continuation of Desiree and Blake’s story.

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Book One:
The Convergence (Converters #1)
Summary from Goodreads:

Hiding unbelievable physical abilities, seventeen-year-old Desiree Morgan buries herself inside the realities of high school. But when Blake Thomas infiltrates her life, all of Desiree’s secrets begin to unravel. With answers come more questions and soon she is entangled in a world of secret societies, human experimentation, perilous power-struggles, and ultimate sacrifice. To escape, Desiree can’t be simply extraordinary…she must redefine the impossible.

THE CONVERGENCE is a story of one girl’s search to understand herself and the realization of what makes her truly great.

The Convergence will be free on 11/14 and 11/15 and then reduced to $2.99!
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About the Author
After living throughout the western U.S., Tenille now claims rural Northern Nevada as her home. If she's not being consumed by a book--whether her own or another author's--she'd like to be found horseback riding, backpacking with her high-school sweetheart/husband, or photographing their three beautiful children.

Tenille loves to read any genre (as long as there's great dialogue with a touch of snark). She believes in authentic characters, romantic sub-plots, and realistic, happy endings.

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