Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Read Along, Guest Post and Giveaway: Owlet by Emma Michaels

Owlet: Society of Feathers #1 Read Along

 Iris knew that he loved her, but she was also aware of the distance he kept between them, even though they were inseparable. She nodded in response and winced. She hadn’t been wondering about Diana’s appearance at all. In fact, she’d actually been thinking about her dream and the bizarre twist the end had taken.

“I came back early...couldn’t help myself, really...I just missed you too much.” Diana said, as she concentrated on disassembling the machine.

Something is wrong. She only leaves once a year for three days; no more, no less.

Owlet Summary
Somewhere between falling and flying… there is a girl.

Iris has a secret. She lost her memory eight years ago and never told a living soul. After an asthma attack one night she finds out that her dreams of a strange house on a snowy island may be a memory resurfacing but the more she learns about the past the more she realizes the life she has been living is a lie. As the façade her father has built starts to crumble around her she will have to decide which means more to her; the truth or her life.

Release Date: October 13, 2012 (links below go live Oct 13, the PDF link is available for pre-order now)

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My Trunk Novels

I have seen this question out there a lot and I think I may have answered it incorrectly before. I thought I didn’t have any trunk novels until I found out the true definition and found a few old notebooks of mine that brought back a few memories. So I do in fact have three trunk novels, and possibly more that I still don’t remember.
The first was a novel I tried to write when I was somewhere between 10 and 14. I can tell because my writing still looks like ‘chicken scratching’ as my family likes to call it. I was still in a SERIOUS Tamora Pierce phase and adored all books about lady knights and mages, so naturally, I tried to write one. It started out as a script and then when I realized I couldn’t write the same details in a script, it ended up being a novel (My friend read a line and said, “How are they going to put a sparkle in her eyes? It isn’t like they are going to sprinkle glitter on her.”). It came to 144 pages and was titled ‘Rose Warrior’. Because my lady knight was so beautiful and graceful, like a rose, but you try and touch her and you will get hurt.

The second was called Iridescent and was about a magical world with many different species living together and some of them at war because of a cruel king who wanted to wipe out the Iridescent. This one was written when I was about 15 and I only showed it to three people before hiding it forever. In the story, one of the soldiers sent to kill an iridescent, upon looking into her eyes, was unable to and ended up being whisked away into the forest where he found out about the truth behind the king’s hatred.
The third that I found was written when I was about 17, just before I started working on The ThirteenthChime and was called Phoenix. It is about a race of humans who would burst into flames when touched and be reborn, so they were unable to come into human contact until they were willing to live again. This particular phoenix was unable to control her abilities and it led to chaos and people coming after her.
While I never submitted any of these novels because I didn’t truly consider them novels, just fun practice stories, I had a lot of fun reading them a while back when I found them. As with all writers, you grow over time and look back and wince thinking… oh goodness, I wrote THAT?!? But it was fascinating to get back into my younger mind and remember that while I hid it from the world, I had already started writing on a smaller scale in my free time, in the back of my school notebooks or in the notebooks I had hidden under my bed.

So yes, in a way I had three trunk novels, in another way I just had a few writing exercises. Let’s not even go into the story about an alien when I was 11 that lasted a whole two pages. :-p

Have you ever written any tidbits only to look back later and have a new opinion?

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Emma Michaels' Bio:
Emma Michaels is the author of the ‘A Sense of Truth’ and ‘Society of Feathers’ series. Her goal with her latest YA novel 'Owlet' is to give others what she did not have growing up; a strong female protagonist with asthma.  While her previous aspiration was to be a lady knight she realized that not being able to run more than a few feet might become a hindrance so turned to writing instead. Her day jobs include being a cover artist, marketing consultant and silk screen designer.

As the founder of The Writers Voice blog she loves to connect authors and readers. As a book blogger turned author, she was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, until she moved at eighteen to Washington State. Suddenly, the world was a new place filled with tall green trees that reached further for the sky with every moment, making her want to do the same. Ever since, she has tried to make her life something new and different from what it was before, pursuing her future career, setting high goals and reaching for them. With the support of her fiancé, Chihuahua, and her amazing blog followers and fellow bloggers, she wants to prove to the world that anything is possible and help inspire fellow literary lovers to reach for their dreams.

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  1. Chrystal, thanks for your support of "Owlet" and Emma! We appreciate it :)

    1. I loved being a part of this tour! ;)

  2. Yeay!!! Thank you for posting Chrystal and congrats again on the wedding! I hope everything went fabulously! <3

    1. Thanks Emma! The wedding was wonderful. :)

  3. This book looks great! I love the cover and excerpt. Thank for the chance to win!
    -Brooke Banks


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