Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Warrior Prophet (The Watcher Saga #3) by Lisa Voisin Giveaway & Interview


The Warrior Prophet (The Watcher Saga #3) by Lisa Voisin
Release Date: April 13, 2016
Publisher:  Inkspell Publishing

Mia Crawford is a prophet.

She can see angels. She also sees demons. Everywhere.

The angels are preparing for war to get her fallen angel boyfriend, Michael, back. A war that could take years.

Haunted by visions of Michael's soul being tortured, Mia can't rest until she knows he's safe.

To save him, she must make an impossible journey through Hell with the one person she prayed she'd never see again.


Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her.

Can he face her without falling again?

Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.

When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.

In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?

Ancient history is only the beginning.

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Now that she’s found him again, all Mia Crawford wants is some downtime with her fallen angel boyfriend, Michael. But the call of duty keeps him away—from school and from her—with more demons to smite than ever.

When Michael is mortally wounded by a cursed sword, Mia must perform an ancient blood ritual to save him. But the spell exacts a price. Haunted by visions of war, torture, and despair, Mia discovers the world is in more danger than she ever imagined. Behind the scenes, an evil adversary pulls all the strings.

After redemption, there’s Hell to pay.

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A Canadian-born author, Lisa Voisin spent her childhood daydreaming and making up stories, but it was her love of reading and writing in her teens that drew her to Young Adult fiction.

Lisa is also a technical writer, a meditation teacher with the Training in Power Academy, and the leader of the Young Writer’s Club, a local writing group for teens in her home town. A self-proclaimed coffee lover, she can usually be found writing in a local café. When she's not writing, you'll find her meditating or hiking in the mountains to counteract the side effects of drinking too much caffeine!

Though she’s lived in several cities across Canada, she currently lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her fiancé and their two cats.

More about Lisa can be found on her web site: http://www.lisavoisin.com or blog: http://lisavoisin.wordpress.com

1.  When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I've wanted to be a writer since high school. I think I spent more time writing stories than focusing on homework.
2.  How long does it take you to write a book?
It depends on the book. My first book, The Watcher, took me about 3 months to write the first draft and more than two years to edit. Both The Angel Killer and The Warrior Prophet took a little over a year to complete, but needed less editing time.
3.  What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
In addition to writing fiction, I also work as a contract Technical Writer. While I was working on The Warrior Prophet, my literal “work” schedule was four days a week working for my clients and three days a week working on my novel. Now, those three days weren’t full 8-hour days, more like 4-6 hours. However, I also worked with my critique group, so I’d spend at least one or two evenings a week polishing and editing work based on their feedback.
4.  What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I don’t know how interesting it is, but I tend to chew sugarless gum when I’m thinking. I also like to work in cafés, just for a change of scenery. Sometimes, I listen to www.coffitivity.com for that coffee shop ambiance at home.
5.  How do books get published?
I wish I had a magic equation for this! There are so many avenues for publication now that I think it’s as individual as the author is. Before I found my publisher, I wrote and rewrote and sought professional advice wherever I could. I went to workshops, queried like crazy, and still, I know so many good writers who have done this and haven’t been published (yet). So, I think the element of luck plays a very large role.
6.  Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
The idea for The Watcher came to me after several years of studying meditation and metaphysics with the Training in Power Academy. I wanted to write a story about a guy who woke up to discover he was an angel, and a world where our negative thoughts and feelings were personified archetypally as demons. The story mulled about in my head for a long time before the main character of Mia came to me. 
7.  When did you write your first book and how old were you?
I wrote my first book when I was 16. It was fan fiction, but it was long before fan fiction was a thing and before we had an Internet to share it on. I wrote it by hand and shared it with my friends, who were also fans, and I wrote them into the story. 
8.  What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I like to exercise and get out in nature. I also teach meditation.
9.  What does your family think of your writing?
They’ve been really supportive. My dad is especially proud of me. My fiancé supportive and does most of the cooking so that I can have time to write. I couldn’t ask for more. They’re fantastic.
10.             What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
Well, the most surprising thing was how much work it was. I work as a technical writer by day, so I figured I knew about getting words on a page, but really, learning to write a book is a whole other discipline. It’s a craft that I’ve dedicated my life to and one where the more I learn, the more I realize I don’t know.
11.             How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I’ve completed three books (not counting a Nanowrimo draft that went nowhere). I’m currently working on a fourth. 
12.             Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?
Seek out other writers who want to learn and get better and work with them in a critique group. I am fortunate enough to have two critique groups: one that consists of published authors who are driven to create more; the other is through school. I went back to university to take Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio Online program, and also have a critique group there. Both critique groups have helped me grow more than I ever imagined. They challenge and inspire me to keep learning.
13.             Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
I do hear from readers. They’re really wonderful. Most often, I hear that they want more (especially after The Angel Killer released). I’m truly grateful for them.
14.             Do you like to create books for adults?
I haven’t written for adults before, though many of the readers of my YA fiction are adults, so I do keep both audiences in mind.
15.             What do you think makes a good story?
I want an adventure! To be moved by the characters and their challenges. To hope things will work out but not really know they will, and I want things to take place in an interesting world or setting.
16.             As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
I remember wanting to be a doctor when I was twelve or thirteen, but I think it was because my mother wanted me to be one. Then I opted out of grade 8 physics, because the teacher freaked me out too much. He used to throw chalk brushes at the students in class. I also had a weak stomach for blood and gore.
17.             What would you like my readers to know?

I want them to know how grateful I am that they took the time to read this interview. Hopefully, they will relate to something I said and know they’re not alone.  J

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Giveaway Information:  Contest ends June 10, 2016

·         One (1) winner will receive at $25 Amazon Gift Card (INT)