Interview + Giveaway Featuring: Tracy E. Banghart


Shattered Veil
By Tracy E. Banghart
Paperback 377 pages
Expected publication: February 28th 2014 by Tracy E. Banghart
When everything that defines you is stripped away, who do you become?
Selection
War has come to Atalanta, infecting its quiet villages and lush woodlands, igniting whispered worries in its glittering capitol.
All across the dominion, young men are being Selected for Military and sent to the front lines…and eighteen-year-old Aris Haan’s childhood sweetheart is one of them.
Secrets
Pyralis Nekkos, Atalanta’s leader, has kept the truth from his people, that their dominion will fall…and much sooner than anyone could guess.
Galena Vadim, his reluctant ally, wishes she could forget their shared past...until her future seems to depend on it.
Sacrifice
And for the boy she loves, Aris, a talented wingjet pilot, will give up everything - her home, her name, even her face...
...only to become the key to her dominion's survival.



In this interview we refer to the Authors book By Blood which I had reviewed a while back.
If you would like to go back and see my review or read the synopsis you can go to the link provided
My Review of By Blood



What inspired you to write By Blood?
Funny enough, the inspiration for By Blood had more to do with its setting than plot or characters or anything like that. After I finished my first book, Moon Child, I was trying to come up with an idea to work on next and at the time I was really homesick for Oxford, England (I went to grad school there) and was finding myself daydreaming about visiting. So I figured, hey why not set a book there? It gave me an excuse to revisit all my old haunts through pictures and talking to my old school buddies (sadly, I wasn’t able to take an actual trip, but it was fun taking the virtual one everyday when I sat down to write!).
I also found Oxford kind of mysterious and cool…it seemed like the perfect place for a group of modern-day Druids to hang out. 

Do you have a music playlist for By Blood?
I do! It’s a mixture of British music to remind me of Oxford, and fun atmospheric stuff to inspire the Druid rituals.
People Got a Lotta Nerve – Neko Case
Follow Me Home – Sugababes
First Love – Adele
Cannonball – Damien Rice
Your Heart Is As Black As Night – Melody Gardot
Sin Sin Sin – Robbie Williams
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
Finding My Own Way – Charlotte Church
On My Way Back Home – Band of Horses
Drumming Song – Florence + The Machine

I absolutely love Emma how did you come up with her character?
Ah, Emma. She’s a tricky one. She first appeared in Moon Child, as the main character’s best friend and MAN…from her very first line she exploded onto the page for me. She’s loosely inspired by a friend of mine, who shares her ebullient spirit and fabulous style (though my friend isn’t nearly as messed up as Emma!) It’s funny – people tend to love her or hate her – which I am actually really proud of. To me, that means she’s “real”…she’s got both adorable and annoying quirks, and she doesn’t always say or think the right thing, but she is who she is. I was always struck by her combination of prickly strength and inner vulnerability. If it sounds like I’m talking about a real person and not someone I made up, that’s kind of how I feel! When I was writing By Blood, I had to sit back and let her do the talking…she sort of took over. It was a fun – if a little disconcerting! – experience. Definitely the first time that’s happened to me with a character.
(I’m glad you’re one of the folks who loves her!)

I know you have an upcoming release called Shattered Veil, would you like to tell us about this book?
Shattered Veil is a lot different from By Blood and its companion, Moon Child. It’s a science fiction for one thing, and it’s also quite a bit closer to my heart. I wrote it when my husband was deployed for a year, and the story taps into a lot of the feelings of longing and loss I had during that time. It’s a story about a girl who goes chasing after the man she loves…and in the process discovers all these new strengths within herself and a whole new purpose for her life. Here’s the “official” description:

When everything that defines you is stripped away, who do you become?

Selection

War has come to Atalanta, infecting its quiet villages and lush woodlands, igniting whispered worries in its glittering capital.

All across the dominion, young men are being Selected for Military and sent to the front lines…and eighteen-year-old Aris Haan’s childhood sweetheart is one of them.

Secrets

Pyralis Nekkos, Atalanta’s leader, has kept the truth from his people, that their dominion will fall…and much sooner than anyone could guess.

Galena Vadim, his reluctant ally, wishes she could forget their shared past...until her future seems to depend on it.

Sacrifice

For the boy she loves, Aris, a talented wingjet pilot, will give up everything - her home, her name, even her face...

...only to become the key to her dominion's survival.

If you’ve ever wished you could see Bella Swan transform into a strong, badass chick like Katniss, you’d probably enjoy Aris’s journey in Shattered VeilJ It comes out on February 28th, and I’m SUPER excited to share it with the world!


About the Author



Tracy E. Banghart is a cheesy movie–loving, fantasy football–playing (go Ravens!), globe-trotting Army wife who began “practicing” her craft at the age of five, when she wrote her first story. She loves visiting the international friends she met while pursuing her MA in Publishing and spends a portion of every summer at her family’s cabin in Canada, where she finds inspiration and lots of time to relax on the dock. She lives with her husband, son, two lazy dogs and one ornery cat. When not writing or spending time with her family, she is on a mission to bake the perfect cupcake


The By Blood Series:
By Blood (By Blood, #1)Moon Child (By Blood, #2)

The Diatous Wars Series:
Shattered Veil (The Diatous Wars #1)



Tracy Banghart has set up an AWESOME giveaway for the Beautiful Followers of Kindred Dreamheart!
You have two chances of winning! The first prize is some Swag for her upcoming Release Shattered Veil the Second prize is a E-Box set including By blood and Moon Child!
This giveaway is open Internationally!















4 comments:

  1. Thank you for joining 2 friends promote with authors and giving this link to enter the giveaway :)

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  2. These books sound really interesting. Thank you

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  3. thank you thank you thank you for such an amazing giveaway and my winning chance!!!

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