Wednesday, October 30, 2013

ALL HALLOWS EVE INDIES BLOG TOUR with Kristin Campbell [Excerpt & Interview + GIVEAWAY!!]

 I had the privilege of interviewing Kristin Campbell and finding out a little about her and the Lunangelique Series. Hope you all enjoy it and please follow the tour HERE. All these awesome Indie authors need out support!! INDIE AUTHORS ROCK!!

Lunangelique (Lunangelique #1)
by Kristin R. Campbell 

For Alexis and Alex life has been great. They have loving parents, great friends and live a life every teenager dreams. However, they are adopted and Alexis struggles with wanting to know who their real parents are and not wanting to hurt her adopted parents. Then, a stunning guy moves across the street from them. One who has a secret past and seems to know things about Alexis. One who does mysterious things and leads her to other mysterious persons. One who pushes her to discover her extraordinary birth family and the truth between mythology and religion.(less)

He laughs at me like I have said the funniest joke in the world. I keep my face neutral, not wanting to show any emotions while he finally collects himself. “You are amusing. Aren’t you afraid? Why do you not fear me? Do you know what I have done to Kakabel? What I intend to do to you?”
I shrug my shoulders, wanting to appear as calm as possible. “I won’t be scared if I tell myself there is nothing to fear. You cannot hurt me because I will tell myself not to feel pain. I don’t know what you did to my art professor so I won’t know what you will do to me.” I play him with words because I know he won’t understand.
“Where are your wings?” he demands, angry now because I’m not giving anything away.
“What this?” I nod my chin to the necklace around my neck. He comes forward and yanks it off my neck. “Hey, I like that,” I whine like a spoiled child.
“Malachi,” he calls towards the other room. In a few seconds, Malachi is by his side. He takes Cole’s wings that Cerviel hands him and studies it before laughing. “I thought you would like that.” Malachi throws it on the floor and stomps on it. “Go back to Samson,” Cerviel orders him. Malachi is gone in the blink of an eye, leaving me alone with Cerviel again.
“That’s my necklace.” I pout. “There’s no reason to treat it that way.”
“It will hurt your lover,” he informs me with a malicious smile. “If you will not cooperate, then we will torture him.”
“How?” I challenge him.
“His wings,” he indicates to the necklace lying on the floor, “contains a link to him. They’re still connected even though they’re not attached. If you hurt one, then you hurt the other.”
“You’re insane.” I act like his notions are ridiculous.
“Want to test it out?” he picks it up and places his hands on either end like he’s about to twist it or break it in two.
“No!” I scream, terrified that what he says is true.
Games up. I lost this match. Sugar snaps!
“What are you?” he asks again patiently. He takes a chair and places it in front of me. Then, he sits down, folding his legs and hands as they rest on his leg. He’s acting like this is a normal conversation over tea with a friend.
“Can I have some water, please?” I’m trying to buy some time to get away.
“After you answer my questions,” he answers.
“Are you going to let me go after I do?”
“It depends on if I like your answers.” He smiles sweetly at me. “What are you?”
“A girl who is starting to get pissed off that you keep asking me that, like I’m a freaking alien or something!” I scream it at him. I close my eyes and take a deep breath to calm down when I feel a slap across my face. My eyes dart open and I glare at him angrily. I taste blood on the side of my mouth. He stares at the wound and I see a light bulb go off in his eyes. He grins wickedly at me and then produces a switch blade from his pocket.
“Let’s see how much of a pissed off girl you really can be,” he mocks me and then plunges the knife into my hand, impaling it into the arm of the chair I was gripping. My eyes bulge open in shock and horror and I want to scream, but I tell my nerves not to feel anything and my hand goes dead of feeling. I’m so glad right now that I’m a freak.
He watches my expression change with amusement and then looks lethal again when I don’t scream out. I drum the fingers of my other hand on the arm of the chair. Acting like I’m bored with this act.
“Where are your wings?” Cerviel demands of me.
“I don’t have any wings you freakin’ lunatic. I’m just a girl.” I start laughing because my hand not responding to being impaled is a pretty sure sign that I am not human. I feel psychotic in the moment. I think shock is setting in and I cannot control it. I just continue to laugh at him.
His face breaks out in uncontrolled angry grimace and then he pulls the knife out of my hand and plunges it into my chest. I feel it tear through the arteries of my heart. I’m so shocked he did it that I stop breathing, which ends my laughter.
“Go and find her brother,” I hear him bark at someone before I black out again.

Sleeping Gods (Lunangelique #2)
by Kristin R. Campbell 

Alexis must pick up the broken pieces of her heart and pull herself together because she has a mission: To awaken the sleeping gods. When she is at the point of giving up, wearing her pretend smiles and feels like there is nothing left of herself, her friend becomes her savior. Patryck helps put Alexis back together again and in return Alexis sees him as something more than a friend…

Together with her brother, Alex, her father, Edmund, and a team of angels they make their way to Mount Latmos, to awaken the gods. But obstacles are in their way, one of them being Cole, the traitor, the one who shattered Alexis’ heart.

New friends and family she never thought she would meet will come to aid Alexis.

… And a love will blossom that will redefine the saying, “Love you forever.”

Awakened Gods (Lunangelique #3)
by Kristin R. Campbell 

Lexi has fulfilled her destiny and now the gods have awakened, but is that a good thing?

Now, Lexi lives in a world that is on a global collapse. The gods are angry that they have been forsaken and are seeking revenge on humanity. The oceans are in turmoil, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, volcano eruptions and famine are causing global chaos, and the sun is being held hostage in an astrological phenomenal, never-ending solar eclipse by the avenging Helios.

Then, there is the problem of Zeus’ threat. Lexi must choose between giving herself to him or watching the “abominable” angels die by his hand. Not to mention, Hera, Zeus’ wife, is proposing her own jealous-driven proposition to Lexi: stay away from her husband or the angels and everyone dear to her will die. Lexi sees no way out of either predicaments and it puts a strain on her relationship with Cole. Will she lose him either way?

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What is the last thing you Googled? 
When the next book of Katy Evan's Real series comes out.

What is your favorite way to spend a rainy day? 
taking a nap, if I can. lol!

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? 
Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? 

One food you would never eat? 
escargot. Attempted it once, never again. Gag! 

When you were little, what did you want to be when you "grew up"? 
A lawyer

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy? 
A house

What movie are you looking forward to this year? 
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is... 
Hmm... I guess I should pick my favorite here and say, The Count of Monte Cristo.

What is next on your to read list? 
Trying to get through The Historian, but keep getting side-tracked in other books. 

Top 5 songs on your playlist? 
Anything by Muse, 'Miss Atomic Bomb' by The Killers, 'In My Place' by Coldplay, 'Kick Drum Heart' by The Avett Brothers, 'Little Black Submarine' by The Black Keys

If you had a time machine, where would you go (past or future) and who would you like to visit? 
Rome, when it was still a Republic.

Where is your favorite spot to read? 
Anywhere that's comfortable

If you were on Death Row what would your last meal be? 
an Italian sub with lots of Italian dressing dripping off it.

Can we get a hint on what you are working on? What are your future plans? 
I'm currently editing for other authors right now. It keeps me extremely busy. However, I have been researching for a historical fiction I've been writing for almost three years now. I want it to be as accurate as possible. I'm also writing a contemporary titled Little Talks. And, since ideas are constantly popping in my head, I have outlined five other books that I will eventually write. 


Print or Ebook? 
Love print, but ebooks are just more convenient.

Beach or Pool? 

Pizza or Pasta? 

Horror or Romance? 

Coke or Pepsi? 

Harry Potter or Twilight? 

Gum or Breath Mints? 
Hate gum; hurts my jaw. So, breath mints.

Summer or Winter? 

Facebook or Twitter? 

Spontaneity or Planning Ahead? 
Planning. I don't like being bombarded at last minute plans.

Black or White? 

Hot or Cold? 

Night owl or early bird? 
Night owl

TV or Movies? 

Truth or Dare? 
Dare. I don't hide anything, so truth is pointless.

Text or Talk? 

Diet or Regular? 

Christmas or Thanksgiving? 

I am currently an editor/publisher/trying to be a writer. My husband and I have two children, we both are prior military (how we met), and we've been married now for ten years after only knowing each other for 2.5 months! Against all odds!

I come from a military/divorced family and have lived in almost all corners and coasts of the United States; most of the time, all over Virginia. I went to fourteen schools growing up and four different colleges before finally graduating with a Bachelor in Criminal Justice. However, I have no interest in working in the field; I just like to study law.

I have travelled all over the beautiful blue-green waters of the Mediterranean. I've been to Crete, Sicily, and Spain, seen the beautiful Northern lights over Greenland and day tripped to Canada and Mexico. Sounds
exciting but it was work. Literally.

Currently, I am working on the Lunangelique trilogy but take a break from it now and then to work on another mature, historical-fiction with religious undertones/fiction novel that will be titled Cain. I have so many more ideas for other books and I hope I will be able see them come to life one day.

I want to try and test my limits on writing, switching from first-person to third, researching for hours on end to get details right, and writing some novels just for fun, like Lunangelique has been. I love seeing the characters come to life. They literally tell me, "I don't want to be like that." And change the outcome of the story. It's fascinating. I didn't think writing would be like that. I have no control. The characters are the writers.

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