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Thursday, 2 June 2016

☀☄♫ℚ The Warrior Prophet: The Watcher Saga [3] - Lisa Voisin

Following the Release Week Celebrations back in April, thank you for joining us for the Virtual Book Tour for The Warrior Prophet, a Young Adult Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy by (, Inkspell Publishing, 288 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below.  Read various excerpts with Amazon Look Inside.

Don't miss our interview with author Lisa Voisin, as well as our promotional interview with author first published on 12 April 2016.

The Warrior Prophet is the third book in The Watcher Saga.
Below you can check out the other books in the series, including the trailer and music playlist for book one, The Watcher.

Author Lisa Voisin will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | NEW! Author Q&A | Author Q&A (12 April 2016) | About the Author | Giveaway

Synopsis

Mia Crawford is a prophet.
She can see angels. She also sees demons. Everywhere.
She knows 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. Her only guide is the one person she prayed she’d never see again.

Teaser: Excerpt

Hell


     Hands clawed at me as we passed through the blackness. The reek of sulfur and rot made a hot rush of bile rise to my throat. Arielle had said my soul would act as though I had a body, but I had to remind myself again that my actual body was lying in a bed fifty feet below.
     We pushed through a thick blanket of black smog and then met a stretchy, membranous substance. Once we pressed our way through, we stepped out onto a huge, empty field. The ground was covered in charred ash. The air itself had to be a thousand degrees, and, if I’d had a body, it would have been incinerated. With stealthy, silent movements, he led me across the field, each step hovering above the ground.
     “Welcome to Hell.” His smirk made me want to slap him. “Well, one of the lesser territories.”
     “Lesser territories? How many are there?”
     “Hundreds, if not more. This one’s a soul wasteland.”
     “You think Michael’s here? In a soul wasteland?”
     “No, but it’s easy enough to get here. It’s not heavily guarded because there’s nothing to protect.” Cinders rained from a dull charcoal sky choked with clouds, landing in his hair. He brushed them away. “When a soul is all used up, the only thing left is an ashen residue. That’s what’s beneath us. It’s why we’re hovering.”
     I covered my nose with my hands to keep out the foul stench. “Oh God.”
     “Don’t say that word around here.” He scanned the area and lowered his voice. “You’ll attract attention. Draw your sword.”
     “Why?” I reached between my shoulder blades to find my sword hilt. “Won’t it attract attention, too?”
     “It’s better to have it handy if you need it. But don’t extend it until I say so, or we’ll draw a crowd.”
     I didn’t know what I’d expected Hell to be like, but this barren field wasn’t it. Above us, the clouds undulated in the sky, their tattered, ragged forms joining and separating like a flock of birds. They weren’t clouds at all but flyers. A squadron of them.
     “They know we’re here.”

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The Series: The Watcher Saga

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Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

The Watcher [1]

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.

[Published 22 November 2013, 556 pages]

The Angel Killer [2]

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.

***Includes a special extra chapter from Michael's point of view***

[Published 30 December 2014, 287 pages]

Author Q&A (12 April 2016 )

Hi, Lisa! Tell us a bit about yourself.
"Hi!  Thank you so much for having me on your blog today.  I’m thrilled to be here.

As you’ve probably guessed, I’m an author of young adult fiction.  In my spare time, I lead a writing group for teens in my home town of North Vancouver, Canada.  I’m also a meditation teacher who’s curious about all things metaphysical.  My 15 years of metaphysical study piqued an interest in angels and demons that only writing about them could satisfy.

On a more personal note, I live with my fiancé and our two cats."
How long have you been writing?
"I've been writing stories since I was in elementary school.  I kept writing through high school, to the point where I preferred writing stories over doing other homework.  My parents started to get concerned about me and tried to talk me out of this ridiculous notion that I could be an author.

They won out for a little while, then I went to university and took up technical writing just to prove I could earn an income from the written word.  Though my mom is no longer around to see me follow my dreams, my dad is now one of my biggest supporters."
Your book, The Warrior Prophet, is about angels. Who’s your favorite angel? In books? In TV? In movies?
"On TV, I love Castiel from the show Supernatural.  I think he’s incredibly complex and very funny and I just love the way he smites!  I even love the word “smite”. On the opposite end of the spectrum, I’m also fond of Lucifer from the new TV series with the same name.


In books, I’m a huge Neil Gaiman fan, so I loved his Radio play Murder Mysteries, and Aziraphale from the book Good Omens.

In movies, I really enjoyed Wim Wenders’ film, Wings of Desire, and the angels in that."
Do you have a dream cast for the Warrior Prophet?
"I’d love to see Mia played by a younger Emelia Clarke.  She’s a talented actor, who’s beautiful in a really natural way. She also has a deep intelligence in her eyes, befitting of an old soul who also happens to be a prophet.

I’d love to see a younger Henry Cavill playing Michael.  Since we mostly see his past and his torture in The Warrior Prophet.

Arielle is a kickass angelic warrior who’s also Michael’s sponsor.  To play her, I’d pick French actress, Nora Arnezeder.

Emelia Clarke: Mia Henry Cavill: Michael Nora Arnezeder: Arielle
Zadkiel was an easy choice.  He’s a fierce and intense angelic warrior, who takes his duties very seriously.  I’d love to see him played by Djimon Hounsou.

Rhys, this angelic warrior is lean and wiry with red hair and a wry sense of humor.  In my dreams, Paul Bettany would bring his larger than life personality to the screen:

Damiel is a complex and tragic character who straddles the line between angel and demon in The Warrior Prophet.  In my dreams, he’d be played by a young Johnny Depp.

Raguel’s just so good at being bad.  In my dreams, a character this intense and charismatically evil could only be played by Michael Fassbender."
Djimon Hounsou: Zadkiel Paul Bettany: Rhys Johnny Depp: Damiel Michael Fassbender: Raguel
If you were to have your heroine, Mia Crawford over for dinner, what would you cook and why?
"I don’t cook as much as I used to. My fiancé does the cooking. If it weren’t for him, I’d never have time to write! But if I were to cook, I’d probably make Mia a chicken curry of some sort, because she seems to eat chicken a lot."
So you meditate. How does meditation help you with writing? How does it hinder it?
"All my ideas come from meditation.  Because I also have a day job as a technical writer, I need to clear my mind at the end of the day in order to let the ideas come forward.

Meditation helps me to silence the inner critic that holds me back from writing and calm the stress of daily life that can get in the way of the creative process.  I’d say the only way that meditation has ever hindered writing is that sometimes, after I’ve gone pretty deep, it takes me a little while to find words again.  When I truly shut off the inner monologue and get to a place of being, I do get ideas or downloads of information.  Sometimes, the information links together in unusual ways.

After years of meditation, you start to think differently, for example, I know how to turn off my inner critic.  It still springs up from time to time, but I know it for what it is.  Because everyone has one, it can be difficult sometimes to create an authentic character voice without adding it back in.  It adds an inner adversary to the character’s thoughts."
What was your favourite part to write in The Warrior Prophet and why?
"I think I had more fun writing The Warrior Prophet than I have any other book.  I believe it’s because I know the characters and their world so well.  It was simply great to spend time with them again.

Ironically, I think the most fun part to write about was Hell.  It was really fun to come up with such a dark place where there are no limits to how bad things can get.  It was also really fun to write interplay between Mia and her “guide”, because their interaction came naturally.  I also really enjoyed writing some of the scenes from Mia and Michael’s past life together."

About the Author

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 a technical writer, a meditation teacher, and the leader of the Lynn Valley Literary Society’s Young Writer’s Club, a writing group for teens. 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.

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

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Jun 1 – Haddie’s Haven
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Jun 1 – Rockin’ Book Reviews
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Jun 1 – The Waiting is the Hardest Part
Jun 2 – The Page Unbound
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for having me and my books on your site. It's an honour to be here.

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