Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Blog Tour with Giveaway: Rise of the Magi by Jocelyn Adams

Yay!!! Woo hoo!  Wheeeeeeeeee!!!!
It's here, my tour stop for Jocelyn Adam's RISE OF THE MAGI!!!
**happy dance**
We'll be taking a look at the now completed series;
 there's a chance for you to win your very own copy of RISE OF THE MAGI
Jocelyn Adams is even coming by for an interview!!!!!
Now you know what all the hoopla is about.  
Are you bouncing up and down in barely contained excitement???  Me too!!!!!!

Please keep in mind two things, there'll be spoilers of book 1 & 2 here
and these books are intended for an 18+ audience 
(strong language, adult themes, some violence).

So lets take a look at the series........

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Parnormal Suspense-Thriller
Series Purchase Links:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add the Lila Gray series to your Goodreads TBR

Lila Gray is just a human—at least that’s her mantra when she accidentally topples a building or bends a paranoid local's gun into modern art. That she can sense and control the minds around her doesn’t prove anything, either. Unwilling to put others at risk, she hides in the wilderness from the beautiful creature who hunts her, one who sees her as his ultimate prize. 

Alone, the egocentric Glass Man can kill with a thought. Mated with Lila, he's a supernatural weapon prepared to annihilate the humans he loathes.

Caught in the Glass Man’s latest scheme, Lila is plunged into a hidden fae realm, faced with a secret birthright and a forbidden romance.

With the Glass Man threatening everyone she loves, can Lila accept who she is in time to end his bloody reign? Or will she succumb to his dark power and become the vehicle of destruction for the human race?

Why me?

That’s the question Lila Gray asks every time yet another bad guy tries to destroy the earth, and she learns she’s the only one who can stop it. Once again, something’s on the prowl, leaving hundreds of comatose, soulless victims in its wake.

Couldn’t the deadliest assassins of the Otherworld go after someone else instead of the brand new Queen of the Seelie? One who still hasn’t adapted to her new role.

Lila would ask Liam Kane, King of the Unseelie, for advice, but something’s off with him, too. He’s holding back. In some way. About some thing. In fact, he refuses to tell her what’s going on.

The truth holds Lila back from the greatness of her role—the people she was born to lead—the man who she desperately loves—and the solution to the latest war raging around her.

To find the answers, she’ll need to fight through her own darkness and embark on a journey through her psyche.

If she doesn’t succeed, the Shadowborn will claim not only her world, but her soul.

In a battle of wills, who is strongest? The one who hates or the one who loves? 

In a test of faith, who will fight the hardest? The one who has everything to lose or the one who believes only in herself? 

For Lila Gray, the answer is both. For the Magi, the questions are pointless since they can’t lose, and they’ve been waiting since before Lila’s birth for this one moment. Lila only needs to find them to understand her entire purpose in life. This time, though, instead of protecting her people, Lila may be leading them all, including her unborn child and the man she loves, to their deaths — and not by accident.

In the ultimate trial of heart and soul, and the conclusion to the Lila Gray series, Lila will learn that the greatest weapon of war is herself, with one ultimate unknown. For which side will she fight?

So let me tell you a bit about our author before she arrives today:

Jocelyn Adams lives in the Muskoka region of Ontario with her high school sweetheart and young daughter. She writes dark, romantic fantasy, is a wife, mother, blogger, carbaholic, and a former IT geek.

Find her Young Adult-friendly persona here.

2011 & 2012 Finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writer's Association Literary Contest
2011 & 2012 Participant in the Muskoka Novel Marathon to raise money for adult literacy programs
2009-2011 Winner of NaNoWriMo
Member of the RWA

Ready for the interview?  Here's Jocelyn now:

Thanks so much for joining us today, Jocelyn! I've so enjoyed reading your works, especially the very suspenseful, Lila Gray series.

I’m so excited to be here, and that you love Lila as much as I do.

You have such wonderful variety to your novels. Where do you find inspiration?

Inspiration usually finds me. At all hours of the day and night. Even when I don’t want it to.  Sometimes it comes from a dream, or something that happened to me during the day, but it usually hits me at about four in the morning. It usually hits me pretty hard, too, and if I don’t get it out on paper, it will haunt me until I do. Most of my novels begin with the villain as I have a little “thing” for a really good one.
Did you do much research on fae legends before writing the Lila Gray series and what sources did you use?

The thing I love most about writing fiction is that I can pretty much do whatever I want. I did look up the fae legends, but they were full of things that I didn’t want to waste precious page-space on, so I pretty much re-invented them for the series.

Are you a plotter (detailed outline) or a panster (just a general idea of what's going to happen) when you sit down to write?

When I sit at my laptop staring at “Chapter 1”, I often only have the first scene and some character names in my head. The rest evolves naturally as I start spilling out the scenes. Even if I try to plot, I usually end up a hundred kilometers from where I thought I would.
Got a favorite writing spot and/or routine?

I write lots of places, actually. In my screened-in porch, on the sofa, or at the staff room at work. Once my fingers hit the keyboard, I could be in the middle of a rock concert and I wouldn’t hear it. Those zen experiences are really neat when I finish a chapter without really knowing what I wrote until I read it back. My best writing happens during those times.

What's the most important piece of advice you can give to an aspiring writer?

It’s said over and over again, but stick to writing what you love to read. Don’t try to write what’s selling at the moment…unless it sings to your soul. I’ve tried to write other genres just to stretch my creative legs, but it always falls flat. I have romantic urban fantasy in my heart, so that’s what I’ll share with my readers.

What are you currently working on now?

I’m working on a couple of series’ at the moment. The Ironhill Jinn series launched with Stone Chameleon back in May about a preternatural pest exterminator who has to hide her jinn heritage since she’s a condemned species. The second is the Mortal Machine trilogy (I’m currently querying book one) about a university student who is inducted into a secret society responsible for keeping another reality’s dead from crossing over to Earth. Both are filled with humor, lots of action, and of course, some intense romance.

Do you read much? What genres do you enjoy the most?

I’m a ravenous reader of romantic urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Which authors/novels are your favorite?

Oh, I have so many! The author who inspired me to write was Laurel K. Hamilton with her sexy, gritty Anita Blake series. I also love Nalini Singh, J. R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning. The Fever series is one of my favorites.

What other activities fill your days when you're not writing?

I live a pretty simple life out in the woods. I shoot a compound bow, play with my wee daughter and go for hikes when the bugs aren’t bad. I like messing around with graphics and mocking up book covers, too.

And the most important of questions...what's your favorite coffeehouse treat?

I’ve recently become an adoring fan of Chai tea lattes. They are yum-terrific!

Me too!  I love Chai tea lattes!  Thanks so much for your time! My readers and I love hearing from our favorite authors like you!!!

This was fun. Thanks for having me!

Are you ready for the giveaway? Yeah you are! Here it is:


  1. Thanks for hosting a stop on my tour, and for loving Lila as much as I do. This was fun. You rock! :) Cheers!

  2. Please don't ever stop writing romantic urban fantasy, Jocelyn. :-) I'd be lost without your books to read.

    1. Aw, thank you! And I think you know how lost I'd be without you to whip these stories into shape for me. :)

  3. I nominated you for the One Lovely Blogger Award!