A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Blog Tour: Linda Poitevin

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I am so thrilled to have the wonderful Linda Poitevin stopping by Book Faery as part of her blog tour! Linda (website | blog | twitter | goodreads) is one of the sweetest authors you will ever chat with.

As it turns out, her book, SINS OF THE ANGELS, is now available to the public. This is one title (and author) I suggest you check out :)

Could you pleas describe (for those unfamiliar with your book) SINS OF THE ANGELS in more detail?
First off, Tori, I just want to say thank you SO much for having me here today. I'm so excited to have you as part of my tour! Now, to answer your questions, SINS OF THE ANGELS is a dark urban fantasy that actually crosses a few other genres, specifically suspense, police procedural, and paranormal with a strong romantic element. The heroine is Alexandra Jarvis, a homicide detective who is tracking a serial killer that turns out to be a Fallen Angel. Things get even more complicated when the new partner assigned to Alex claims to be an angel from heaven, sent to capture the killer...and protect her.

What was the hardest part about writing SINS OF THE ANGELS?
The rewrite my agent asked me to do. I was so naive...I figured that if an agent wanted to sign me, it meant the book was ready to send to editors. It came as a shock to find out otherwise, let me tell you! Especially when what she wanted to change in the book amounted to pretty much starting over. It took me weeks to work up the energy to start...and now I'm so, so glad that I did, because Becca was right about absolutely everything and the book is SO much stronger because of changes. 
What was the first flicker of inspiration that convinced you to write SINS OF THE ANGELS?
Sarah McLachlan's song "Angel" in the movie City of Angels. I can remember sitting in the theater, listening to the words "you're in the arms of the angel, may you find some comfort here" and wondering, but what if that angel's embrace isn't comforting? What if it's more than you can handle? What if it's powerful and sad and...well, from there I went on to imagine what kind of angel might induce such feelings, and how you'd find yourself in his arms to begin with, and now I have an entire series. Go figure! :)
Do you have a song playlist for the book you would be willing to share with readers?

Apocalyptica tops the list with Bittersweet, Helden, and I Don't Care. After that, in no particular order: Muse - Sing for Absolution and Uprising; Metallica - The Unforgiven; Linkin Park - My December; Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah; Chad Kroeger - Hero; Our Lady Peace - The End is Where We Begin; Seether - Break Me Down, Fallen, Eyes of the Devil, and Given.

Please answer the following about Alexandra:
What does she look like? Alex is tall, about 5'10", and has long, straight blond hair that she wears back in a ponytail much of the time. She has blue eyes and an athletic build and favors pantsuits and sensible shoes because of her job.
What's her favorite food? Anything she doesn't have to cook herself, and that isn't fast food...which she eats entirely too much of, again because of her job.

What's her favorite music? She isn't a great lover of any music, thanks to an unwell mother forcing her to listen to hymns by the hour as a child. Her niece is trying to introduce her to some current things, but the memories get in the way.

What wouldn't she be caught dead doing? Visiting the psychiatric ward in a hospital. Again, way too many memories.

Please answer the following about Aramael:
What does he look like? Aramael has dark hair and gray eyes. He's about 6'2" tall, broad shouldered, and, as an angel, he is perfectly (one might even say exquisitely) muscled. 
What's his favorite color? Green...the color of life in Heaven's gardens, where he takes refuge between hunts. 
What's his favorite book? Anything that takes his mind off the knowledge that what he does to Fallen Angels is far, far worse than killing them would be. 
What wouldn't he be caught dead doing? Following Lucifer. 

Linda Poitevin is the author of a new urban fantasy series, The Grigori Legacy, from Ace Books. Book one, SINS OF THE ANGELS, will be out September 27/11. Book two, SINS OF THE SON, follows in May 2012. In her other life, Linda is wife, mother, friend, gardener, coffee snob, freelance writer, and zookeeper of too many pets.

Giveaway Opportunities

A detective with a secret lineage. An undercover Hunter with a bullet-proof soul. And a world made to pay for the sins of an angel…

Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis answers to no one. Especially not to the new partner assigned to her in the middle of a gruesome serial killer case—a partner who is obstructive, irritatingly magnetic, and arrogant as hell.

Aramael is a Power—a hunter of the Fallen Angels. A millennium ago, he sentenced his own brother to eternal exile for crimes against humanity. Now his brother is back and wreaking murderous havoc in the mortal realm. To find him, Aramael must play second to a human police officer who wants nothing to do with him and whose very bloodline threatens both his mission and his soul.

Now, faced with a fallen angel hell-bent on triggering the apocalypse, Alex and Aramael have no choice but to join forces, because only together can they stop the end of days.

There are two different giveaways: one for US/Canada, and one for International participants. One US/Canadian resident will be chosen on Book Faery, and one International resident will be announced on Linda's blog at the end of this tour.

So what do you have to do? I know that some people are uncomfortable with posting their email addresses in the blog comments, so for that reason, I have two separate modes of entry.



Good luck, and make sure you check in with all the other blogs on the tour roster!


  1. I want to read this book because it sounds like a really great read. Tore923@aol.com

  2. This book sounds really interesting :) Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. This sounds like an interesting concept.

  4. Looks like a great read... definitely adding to my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway!


  5. Hey, Tori! Thank you again for having me on the blog today, and if any readers have questions, I would be more than happy to answer. :)

  6. Hey, Tori! Thank you again for having me on the blog today, and if any readers have questions, I would be more than happy to answer. :)

  7. Argh...that posted twice...sorry!

  8. I enjoyed reading your character descriptions. It makes me want to read the book even more.

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  9. Ooooo, this sounds really good. I'm really into the bad angel scenario. I appreciate the heads up. Thanks for offering an insight. Great interview.

  10. Another great interview! Every time I see your book cover it kinda reminds me of Anna Torv, Oliva Dunham from Fringe :)

  11. @Van: well, I *may* have mentioned that actress to the artist as inspiration... ;)

  12. I want to read because I love books about angels of any kind. Also because of the cover. I love how the heroine looks like a real dectective and not all sexed up. And she still is hot with a suit on!