Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CBB Promotions Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: Henge (Realm Lovejoy)


Henge by Realm Lovejoy is a YA Fantasy that is a modern spin-off of the Arthurian legends featuring Morgan Le Fay as the protagonist. This tour will consist of reviews, interviews & guest posts. Check out the full schedule for more information.

Modern-day Camelot. Where knights no longer carry swords. Magic is dangerous. And those who seek control are not to be trusted.

Sixteen-year-old Morgan le Fay is a fire user. An ordinary girl with an extraordinary skill, she has the ability to create and command fire at will. Her dream is to become the Maven—the right hand of the future King Arthur. In the chance of a lifetime, Morgan is selected to join Arthur’s Round, an elite group of young magic users from which the new Maven will be chosen.

Along with the other fire, water, and wind users in Arthur’s Round, Morgan is rigorously trained and tested. The handsome Merlin, a brilliant water user, takes a particular interest in her. Is his friendship to be trusted, or is Merlin simply trying to win the position of Maven for himself? Among the many rivals Morgan faces is the current Maven, Mordred, who seems determined to see her fail.

But Morgan has a secret—years ago, her mother was executed for using fire magic, and Morgan’s desire for justice makes her more than ready to take on the challenge before her. Can she prevail in Camelot’s tests of survival and magic? Only time—and Morgan’s powerful fire—will tell.

Realm Lovejoy’s modern Arthurian series features one of literature’s most complicated and powerful female figures. Henge is the first book in the LE FAY series, and—like Morgan le Fay’s magic—it is sure to dazzle and amaze.

Realm Lovejoy is an American writer and an artist. She grew up in both Washington State and the Japanese Alps of Nagano, Japan. Currently, she lives in Seattle and works as an artist in the video game industry. CLAN is her first book. You can find out more about her and her book at

Find the Author:

1. What gave you the inspiration to write this book?

I've been itching to write a dark story about rivalry. Morgan le Fay is my favorite Arthurian character and I thought about how frustrated she must be that she's so powerful, yet Merlin gets all the awesome wizard credit. He's the famous one everybody knows. I adapted Merlin and Morgan into modern teenagers and as soon as I started writing about them, I couldn't stop. 

2. Who is your favorite character in the book?

Morgan le Fay is my favorite not only in the legends, but also in my modern spin-off tale! 

3. Which came first, the title or the novel?

The novel. I simply called the book "Le Fay" for years since it was about Morgan le Fay. It took me a while to come up with the book titles for the series and it all came together just this summer. 

4. What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?

That's a really tough question. Without giving away spoilers, I like the scenes where Morgan goes through strong emotions and struggles with the dark side that's lurking inside her. As a writer, it’s interesting to be thrown into the tempest of someone else’s mind, especially when it’s a bit unfamiliar and in some ways scary. 

5. Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you’ve learned as a writer from then to now?

To keep things simple! For example, my first novel Clan was two times longer than it is now. I had to learn to trim down.

6. What do you like most about the cover of the book?

I like the mood the best. It's got a mysterious look and Morgan le Fay looks like she's in suspense. I think it conveys the general feeling of the first book.

7. What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2015?

I think my author friend Courtney Summers's book All the Rage is going to be great! 

8. What was your favorite book in 2014?

It came out a very long time ago, but I discovered Lynd Ward's Gods' Man this year. It's a wordless graphic novel. The pictures are gorgeous, dramatic, and striking. It's a treasure—one of those things I feel lucky to discover.

9. What’s up next for you?

I’m drafting the second book in the Le Fay Series. It’s a lot darker than the first book with a few twists. I’m especially excited about it because the second book is what drove me to write the series in the first place. It's the big bang that spun out the story in my mind and I can’t wait to share the next book with everyone. It’s coming out in 2015!

For side projects, I am in the progress of adapting my novels into screenplays and graphic novels.

10. Is there anything that you would like to add?

I'd like readers to know that the paperback version of Henge is illustrated with around 15 drawings by me in case they are interested in art! I hope everyone who gives Henge a go will enjoy the story!

signed paperback of Henge + swag (US)
4 paperbacks of Henge (US)
6 ebooks (INT)
1 ebook + $20 Gift Card (INT)


  1. I'm going to have to get the paperback cause I want to see the art! Not to mention, I loved the book and want it for my shelf. :) Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop today!

  2. Thank you so much for interviewing me! I had fun answering the questions.