Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: Cerberus (P.K. Gallagher)

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  Cerberus: Book 1 of Parish by P.K. Gallagher Paranormal YA Fantasy   For Kaeden Parish, life in Solace has always followed certain rules—everything makes sense, everything can be planned for, and everything is as it seems. Unfortunately, the secret harbored by his gorgeous, albeit guarded girlfriend is about to shatter all of that. After a successful attack on his life opens his eyes to a world of war, shadows, and supernatural creatures—a world he didn’t plan for—Kaeden finds himself resembling the sort of monster he has always feared. As he desperately struggles to resist a new temptation, danger draws ever nearer, threatening the ones he loves most. A prophecy tells of a final battle and great destruction, and Kaeden must decide which side he is on, a choice that could mean the end of the world. In Book 1 of the Solace Series, P.K. Gallagher pulls readers into a realm where good and evil are at war, and the outcome of it all rests on one young man’s decision to either go and live...or stay and die. This is where the story of Parish begins.  

  Author P.K. Gallagher Despite writing stories that take place almost exclusively in New England, speculative young adult fiction author P. K. Gallagher has lived in the suburbs of the south her entire life. It is to this that she attributes her love of the fantastic and the supernatural—writing such things was her only escape from the monotony of Suburbia. Gallagher graduated from Florida A&M University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a fervent desire to never set foot inside a newsroom again. She currently lives in Atlanta and divides her time between working a day job, finishing her works in progress, and perfecting her plans for world domination.  

What gave you the inspiration to write this book?
This piece started off as an exercise in character development (Kaeden’s) and grew from there. I had this guy for whom everything was just going wrong, and I found myself wondering why. And as I worked on him more and more, I got to thinking about the different ways people react to stress and the places they place blame when things don’t go their way. I started thinking about how we get caught up in our own petty problems that we miss the big ones that threaten everyone, and eventually, I got this: Cerberus.
Who is your favorite character in the book?
That would be Caleb. Caleb is that friend that everybody needs, that one person who’s going to stick his neck out for you and try to help you out purely from the goodness of his heart. He wants so much to be good and tries so hard that it’s hard to resist.
Which came first, the title or the novel?
The novel. Though from the books inception, it has been named after the dagger Kaeden is offered, the name of that dagger has been changed a few times.
Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you’ve learned as a writer from then to now?
That writing is the easy part! There’s so much that comes after—querying, marketing, etc.—and you can’t just expect to write a book and it instantly end up on shelves. I really wish I’d been more prepared for what came next, but I’m glad that I at least know now.
What do you like most about the cover of the book?
I love the fact that Cerberus looks exactly the way I envisioned it in my head. The eerie glow the blade gives off against the background of black feathers perfectly captures the ambiance of the book. I was really impressed.
What new release book are you looking most forward to?
Dr. Sleep by Stephen King. I picked up my copy today, and it’s taking all my willpower not to abandon this interview right now to go read it.
What was your favorite book you've read this year?
I really enjoyed Warm Bodies. I know I’m a little late to the party, but we’ll just call it fashionably late, shall we? I loved the style, loved the message, and look forward to Mr. Marion’s next installment.
What’s up next for you?
Well, currently, I’m mainly working on Receptica, the sequel to Cerberus. There are people wondering how it all ends now, so I’m doing my best not to keep them in suspense for too long. Beyond that and working on the rest of the Solace series, I have no real plans. I’m just going to go where the road takes me and write the whole way.
Is there anything that you would like to add?
Just a thank you. None of this would be possible without the interest of my readers, and it means a lot to me that people are both giving the book a chance and being glad that they did. 

Blog Tour Giveaway 
 $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 10/25/13
 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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