Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Blog Tour ~ Tournament of Chance (Author Q&A/Giveaway)

Tournament of Chance by S. G. Rogers

Source:  Received to Review
Genre: YA Fantasy

Book Description:  In Tournament of Chance, a hunter’s daughter becomes the spark that ignites a revolution—in time.

When a beautiful commoner enters the Tournament of Chance archery competition, her thwarted victory sparks a revolution in the oppressive kingdom of Destiny. Although Heather never believed the legends about the restoration of Ormaria, after three shape-shifting Ormarian wizards awaken from a long magical slumber, she joins their perilous quest to regain the throne. Heather battles vicious predators and angry trolls to free the wizards’ magic, but at a horrendous cost. She is unexpectedly torn from the arms of the man she loves and hurled back in time to fulfill a prophecy not yet written. The ensuing maelstrom tests Heather’s survival skills, wits, and endurance. Will she become an unwritten footnote in history, or can she trust the magic to lead her back to her one true love?

My Thoughts: I stared this book a couple of days ago and I haven't finished it...yet.  We've been having some computer issues, so I've had to focus on that more than reading.  At this moment I am using my kids computer to post.  

Anyway... about the book.  The amount that I have read, I have loved.  This is a book that has caught my imagination.  Part of it may that there are dragons.  I love reading about dragons.  There is also a strong female main character.  Heather is brave and has a good head on her shoulders.  For me this is a great combination.  I will post a full review once I have finished the book.  For now, I can say that it holds great promise.


Read a Q&A with S.G. Rogers:

What is your favorite part of writing?

I find the toughest part of writing is deciding how to open a story. Once I get past that, I settle in for the long haul. I really enjoy laying in the meaty part of a novel, coming up with conflicts, and devising defining moments in which my characters shine.

If you could be anyone from the past for a day, who would it be and why?

I think I’d like to live a day as a young Mikhail Baryshnikov. It would be marvelous to be a renowned dancer in peak physical condition.

Do you listen to music or need silence to write?  If you listen to music, what is your favorite work music?

I most often need complete silence, especially when I’m working on the beginning of a book and need to concentrate. After that, it depends on my mood. When I do listen to music, it’s usually upbeat pop tunes or music from the ‘80s.

If you had 24 hours alone, how would you spend it?


Do you do things spontaneously or do you need to plan ahead?

I’m a big planner of everything except my manuscripts. Writing, for me, is more of a spontaneous act of creativity. To be honest, I probably spend a fair amount of planning things out in my head before ever sitting down to write.

What are your future writing plans?

Although I have several fantasy-related novels already in the pipeline, I’m going to be spending the larger part of the coming year writing historical romance. I think the romance genre is one that translates well into e-book format, so I want to branch out a little and find more readers for my work.

About S.G:

Originally from Southern California, S.G. Rogers has lived in Asheville, North Carolina and Laurel, Mississippi. She earned her first black belt in taekwondo from martial arts champion Billy Blanks.  Later on, she earned black belts in taekwondo and hapkido from Master Myung Kim. Currently residing in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, S.G. Rogers writes fantasy and romantic fantasy stories.  She’s owned by two hairless cats, Houdini and Nikita, and lives on an island populated by exotic birds, deer and the occasional gator. Although she’s most often drawn to speculative fiction, she’s been known to break away to write other genres.  Tab is her beverage of choice, but when she imbibes, a cranberry vodka martini doesn’t go amiss.

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Read an Excerpt:

“Today is a momentous occasion,” said King Chance, after he’d settled himself on a cushion. His booming voice resonated across the field. “Let the finalists for the Tournament of Chance come forward.”
“Your Majesty, I present Lady Felicia of the Valley and Heather of the Jagged Peaks,” announced Sir Fitzelle.
Felicia glided toward the king as if to greet an old friend, but Heather hung back. Now that the moment had arrived to actually meet the king and queen, her feet were frozen to the ground. Suddenly wishing for
invisibility, she forced herself to move toward the king’s canopy. All eyes swiveled in her direction as she stood next to Felicia. Murmurings and titters rippled through the royals at Heather’s appearance. Although Felicia ignored her altogether, the queen openly laughed, as did many of the courtiers. A rosy blush crept toward Heather’s hairline.
The king beamed at Felicia. “How splendid to see you again, dear girl.”
“And you, Your Majesty,” Felicia responded. Her smile showed the lovely dimples in her cheeks.
Queen Chelsea frowned — far less pleased to see Felicia than was her husband. King Chance next focused his attention on Heather. His welcoming expression did not slip one bit, but Heather was taken aback. His eyes resembled those of a cold, poisonous snake.


Tour Giveaway!

There is a $25 gift card giveaway with this blog tour.  Use the rafflecopter form to enter. Ends 1/23/13

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