Monday, June 1, 2015

BLOG TOUR [Interview + Giveaway] Half Breed Queen (The Skatia Narratives Book 1) by LA Hendricks


Half Breed Queen
The Skatia Narratives
Book One
LA Hendricks

Genre: YA/Fantasy

Publisher: Illipsium Media

Date of Publication: March 2, 2015

ISBN: 978-09860984-1-3
ASIN: B00U5945FW

Number of pages: 322
Word Count: 72,000

Cover Artist: LA Hendricks

Book Description:

Devastating tragedy puts 14-year-old high school freshman Marla Owens, on a fast-paced journey of survival, revival and coming of age. Driven by a force she can't begin to understand and a burning need to find out the truth, she heads toward her mother’s home in North Dakota. She soon learns more about herself and her family than she could have ever imagined — her mother was royal heir to the powerful Skatian throne! And now the Skatian people need her to protect their world from those who wish to conquer it.

In a classic tale of good versus evil, set on Earth and beyond, a young girl fights to survive to become a young woman—and the reluctant queen of Skatia.  Who can she trust? Will she be able to control her own immense abilities and justified anger to do what’s right? One thing’s for sure: Marla’s not in Texas anymore!

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If you could have any super power what would you choose?

I’d love to be able to fly. I hate driving, so being able to fly would be a dream come true.

     Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.

I’d say the most rewarding experience has been having people tell me they love and relate to Marla’s story. I love it when people get my vision for the story and the message!

    Please tell us in one sentence, why we should read your book.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cheer!

     Favorite food?

Carnegie Deli Marble Cheesecake.

     What book are you reading now?

Dark Witch by Nora Roberts

     What’s your favorite season/weather?

I love fall/autumn. When the heat first breaks and you can sleep with the windows open and the air is fresh and crisp… Just love it.

     What was your favorite children’s book?

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. It was the first book my grandmother gave just to me.

     Beach or Pool?

Beach, all day, every day.

      What is one book everyone should read?

Besides mine? I’d say Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky. It’s an interesting and entertaining take on history through the lens of the salt/spice trade.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?

I’m currently in the process editing two completed manuscripts. The first is the second novel in YA/Fantasy The Skatia Narratives series, tentatively titled Amethyst Rising. I’m hoping to release it later this year. The second is a contemporary romance – Wrong Time, Wrong Place, and begins a new series call the Queen City Novels. It should be released sometime in early 2016.

About the Author:

LA Hendricks is an IT project manager by day and science fiction/fantasy novelist by night. A longtime lover of words, she reads science fiction, fantasy and paranormal romance novels regularly (when there is time).

When not reading, writing or working, LA can most often be found watching football or basketball with her adorable cat, Mona.

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Maria Behar said...

Nice interview, Michelle! It was great getting to know Lori a little better. I've already bought "Half-Breed Queen", and can't wait to read it!!! : )