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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"The Guardian's Wildchild"~A YA Novel by Feather Stone plus GIVEAWAY!!

Caught in a reckless attempt to stop Dark forces, Sidney Davenport, a young, rule breaking, spirited member of the secret paranormal community of Guardians, finds herself imprisoned on a naval ship and slated for execution. Her struggle with the unfamiliar emotions of fear and anger becomes even more complicated when she can no longer fight her attraction to the very man who has orders to perform her execution.
Captain Sam Waterhouse, a meticulous naval captain who’s suspected of treason, teeters on a precipice between Darkness and Light. When he receives an unusual prisoner, a paranormal journey begins to unravel his disciplined life. All the while, humanity is unknowingly at great risk when two Dark forces team up to acquire control of an elusive power. Sidney and Sam attempt to quiet their powerful feelings for each other, only to discover they can save each other, and in doing so, they might even save the world.
Through stunning imagery, an intricate and adventurous plot, and a strong cast of characters, Feather Stone gives readers a fascinating glimpse into the future—a future that is chilling, yet full of hope.

Particulars about the book:
Title: The Guardian’s Wildchild
Author: Feather Stone
Genre: Fiction – Mystical, Paranormal, Romance, Murder Mystery
Published by: Omnific Publishing
Recommended Age: 18+
Format(s): eBook, perfect paperback
ISBN 13: 978-1-936305-88-9
Number of pages: 277

The Bookish Libraria is proud to be a host on Feather Stone's tour with Nurture Virtual Book Tourz





Here's an Excerpt from "The Guardian's Wildchild" just to whet your appetite:

Embraced, Almost
Silence took command of the captain’s office. Sam went to his window and stared out into the night’s void while Sidney waited for the razor sharp tension to soften. Sam crashed into near despair, and even though his back was to Sidney, she sensed his intense regret. He stood motionless and spoke to her only through his aura. It was saturated with pain and hopelessness. It left Sidney confused. She’d never thought of him as anything but in control, unmoved by circumstances, always knowing his next move.

Still gazing out his window, Sam finally spoke. “So, Sidney, do you still believe that man is cut from the same cloth as you?”

She got up from her chair and stood beside him. “Yes, without any doubt. It’s not a belief. It’s a knowing. Like I know in every plain, hard seed, a beautiful flower lies sleeping, dormant until awakened under the right conditions. It’s just a matter of time.”

Glancing in her direction, Sam almost smiled. “You sound like a poet.”

Sidney felt uncomfortable. She had an impulse to offer more than encouraging words. He was so close and now seemed more human than ever. He needed comforting arms to embrace him. Her hands reached up toward his arms.
He stepped away, and his rule book sprung up from out of nowhere.



The Bookish Dame's Interview with Feather Stone:

Hi, Ms Stone!  I'm so delighted to have you with us today talkiing about your book, "The Guardian's Wildchild."  I have some questions for you, and I hope they'll give us some good insights into you and your work.  Okay if we start?

Sure, let's talk.

1) First of all, please tell us a special something about what makes you "tick." When you aren’t writing, what are you doing? (Aside from being a dad/mom)

Truthfully, I am woman with many passions. I’ve had only one man in my life. But, there are times, though, when I wonder if I should’ve sampled a larger portion of the herd. I’ve kept hubby on his toes (and on sedatives) for forty years. I have to try and do as much as possible in one lifetime. If it’s legal and mostly non-life threatening, I’ve either done it or it’s on my bucket list. I’ve done a few suicidal stunts (snowmobile racing) and escaped unscathed.  
I have many projects on the go all the time. Most get completed. But there is one passion that over rules everything else – my animals. We had shelties instead of children. I get up in the morning, early, for the sake of my current sheltie and two cats. If not for them, I’d sleep in till ten – I’m a night owl. Jasper, Smokey and Leo dictate the timing of my daily activities, and my budget.
Above everything else, I strive to give them the best life possible – not pampered on a velvet cushion. No, they get to live life to the fullest possible within their breed’s abilities, within their comfort zone and safe boundaries. They have the best, but I also receive the best life has to offer from their unconditional love. My animals have been my most wise teachers and loyal companions.

You sound just like the kind of woman I could use as a best friend.  Especially that keeping hub on his toes part.  I think our husbands would have lots of stories to tell!

2) You chose a specific genre, a place and time to write about, what made you choose it? What moves any artist to create the painting, sculpture or novel? Personally, I don’t believe it’s a conscious choice. We could probably delve into our life experiences, family influences, DNA, past lives and still not be certain why one author choses erotica versus horror. Perhaps we are guided by a spiritual force in the ethereal realm. Perhaps it has to do with our personal energy harmonizing with quantum physic properties.
Since childhood I’ve fantasized stories similar in genre to The Guardian’s Wildchild. However, the reason I sat down to bring this story into the physical realm is not easy to believe. It involves my experiences with the paranormal – a subject which the English language fails miserably to describe. Suffice to say that the story about Sidney Davenport and Captain Samaru Waterhouse evolved out of a space/time travel I had experienced.
3) Bronte or Austen? Hemingway or Hawthorne? Why?
Anyone who knows me well will tell you I’m incapable of picking sides, selecting one thing over another. It’s so bad I can see merit on both sides of a heated debate. I have no favorite author, no favorite music, no favorite color.
4) In your opinion, what makes a book a great one? For a book to receive a rating of five stars requires that it be written with passion and talent. From a reader’s perspective, the characters must become real, tangible in that they continue to exist after the story has ended. And, the reader is drawn into the characters’ lives so thoroughly that they become emotionally attached to the outcome.
A story with wonderfully developed characters without a well thought out plot is akin to being on a ship without a competent captain – and we all know how that turns out, capsized on rocks and death. Different authors will create differing cadence to the story’s flow. However, the plot must be clearly defined and flow persuasively to the final conclusion. A few unexpected twists are a bonus.
What is vital is that after the initial grab, the reader must be irrevocably drawn into the conflict. This is achieved by activating the reader’s anxiety. The gifted author will engage the reader’s imagination. The reader becomes a co-author, imagining how he/she, as the hero/heroine, would defeat the antagonist.
5) Which author(s) most influenced your love of books from childhood?  I’m ashamed to say I didn’t read until much later in life. No excuses. My mother read voraciously – nonfiction. I prefer to be outside even though I live in Canada where the weather can be quite fierce any time of the year. Now in my senior years, the thought of falling on icy sidewalks has kept me indoors more often. My mother was also a writer but never pursued getting her incredible stories published. I was always in awe of her.
6) Read any good books in the past 6 months? I’ll read anything, but lean toward nonfiction. My most recent read was "Three Cup of Tea" by Greg Mortensen, a fascinating account of building schools in northern villages of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Previous book was "Prisoner of Tehran" by Marina Nemat, her experience as a 16 year old Iranian girl imprisoned in Tehran.
I’m currently reading "Streamline" by Jennifer Lane (Omnific author). On my bookshelf are the "Quran," and "Come From the Shadows" by Terry Glavin describing life in Afghanistan. If you think you know everything about the Middle East and Muslims according to what is presented in the media, you’re sorely mistaken.


7) Choose 4 guests from any era for dinner. Who would they be and what would you choose for a topic of conversation?
First choice would be my
mother. She was the most intelligent woman I’ve known.
The second choice would be Lieutenant Governor Lois Hole (representative of HRH Queen Elizabeth II) who honored me with an Exemplary Service medal for my years of service as a paramedic with the City of Edmonton. She was a high ranking diplomat but loved to give hugs to everyone.
Third choice would be Red Skelton, a man who could make you laugh until it hurt without insulting remarks or foul language.
Fourth choice Sir Ernest Shakelton, explorer of the Antartica and author. To this day it is not understood how he managed to save the lives of his men in his last expedition.
Topic for discussion? What was your greatest joy?  
 
8) Which of your characters is most like you? Not counting the gender and physical differences, without a doubt it is Danik Davenport. He’s strong, smart, and has a great sense of humor. His loyalty to his people is beyond measure, and is prepared give the ultimate sacrifice to protect those he loves.
9) If you could cast your book for a movie, who would you choose?Noah Wyle would be an excellent Danik Davenport
 
Sidney Davenport / Keira Knightley
Captain Waterhouse / model
10) Worst habit you have? I gave up smoking years ago. I don’t drink other than to have an occasional glass of wine with friends. If I can get more disciplined in handling my finances, I’ll be perfect; well, except I could dust more often. And, of course, I drive too fast. Hubby would tell you I’ve got too many projects cluttering the house.
11) How much research did you do before and during writing?
The research was intense concerning the naval protocols. I was fortunate to have a good friend, Bill Stevenson, who served on a naval ship. I went on a cruise to experience the sway of the ship in the ocean’s swells, and listened to the hypnotic sounds of the waves against the hull of the ship. Regarding the paranormal, I used my own experiences and added my vivid imagination.
12) Tell us a secret about your book we wouldn’t otherwise know, please! The story was twice as long in the first draft. Currently, the story begins with Sidney’s arrest. Initially, it started with her lurking about the Admiral’s naval base in the underground tunnels and accessing his computer files. Sometimes I regret cutting out Sidney’s risky plot in disarming the Admiral’s missiles. Being a new author, I was advised to keep the manuscript short.
The other ‘secret’ is that the hero, Captain Waterhouse, is the man I met during an experience with space/time travel. I fell in love with him. However, I created Sidney, a woman more equal to his strength and power. His power came from within and the naval rulebook, her powers came from within and the Guardian’s sacred truths. I stepped aside.
Wonderful, Feather.  Thank you for sharing all this about yourself and your writing with us.  I love how you chose your dinner guests.  I think you're the only one of my authors who's ever chosen to place and honor her mother at this dinner.  Very befitting on Mother's Day week.  Thank you.


Here's Something More About Ms Stone :

As a Canadian, Feather Stone was allowed the freedom to explore a kaleidoscope of infinite ways of being human. The only restrictions imposed by her parents were that racism was not acceptable and deliberately causing suffering to any other being or creature for any reason was not tolerated. Upon meeting her spirit guide when she was a child, Feather’s life became a journey of experiencing the paranormal. Through her practice of meditation, Reiki, and study of Shamanism, she’s been able to shift to dimensions that defy description.
On February 15, 2002, Feather was honoured to receive the Exemplary Service Medal from Lieutenant Governor Lois Hole (representative of HRH Queen Elizabeth II) for her service as a paramedic with Edmonton’s Emergency Response Department. She and her husband are now enjoying retirement and loving their sheltie, Jasper, and two cats, Smokey and Leo.
Her motto? Change your thinking, change your life.

Follow her on her website:  http://featherstoneauthor.com/

Follow her on her blog:       http://www.featherstoneauthor.blogspot.com/

Follow her on Twitter:        https://twitter.com/#!/FeatherWrites

Follow her on Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5237120.Feather_Stone

You can purchase her book on Amazon.com  USA:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Guardians-Wildchild-Feather-Stone/dp/B005PJ04RK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335850314&sr=8-1

or  Amazon UK at:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Guardians-Wildchild-ebook/dp/B005PYJN9U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335850527&sr=8-1

and at Barnes & Noble:      http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-guardians-wildchild-feather-stone/1105955976


FEATHER WITH HER DOG... THIS IS THE REAL MS STONE, I BELIEVE!!!


********GIVEAWAY*******



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a copy of "The Guardian's Wildchild"


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This giveaway is for US and UK only.

Giveaway draw will take place May 31st!! 

 



Thanks for stopping by today!

Deborah/TheBookishDame

9 comments:

Candace Hawkins

Awesome post! I've been hearing lots of praise for this story :)

email: lovemibooks AT aol DOT com

Jessica

I really enjoyed this interview, and love the questions you asked her. You are one of the people I would like to invite to dinner.. :) I would like a copy of this book pls! My email address is: jessicamagill@gmail.com.

MK

And a lovely hello to you too Deborah! It was fun interviewing Feather Stone and see different questions. I like your question about 'the secret about your book' - wonderful.

Feather Stone - great interview!

Feather Stone

Hi Candace and Jessica: Thank you for stopping by Deb's blog. It is incredible to know people are interested in my book. What a great feeling. It is my heartfelt desire that everyone who reads The Guardian's Wildchild truly enjoy's every page - and the surprise ending. There are several reviews and excerpts at my blog (http://www.featherstoneauthor.blogspot.com)in case you wish more information. Thanks and have a great Mother's Day week.

Laurie

Loved the interview!! What a great selection of questions and wonderful, informative replies! Thanks to each of you! I'd love to read this book. lauriej170 at gmail dot com

Feather Stone

Hi Laurie. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Feather

Deb

Thanks, Laurie! I appreciate your Network follow. I returned the favor. You have two blogs which are exceptional! :]

Doodle

Great post! I've heard some good things about this book!

Oh, and the puppy is adorable!

Thanks for the giveaway!
doodlesbookblog at gmail dot com

Deb

Thank you for following me, Doodle! I thought her dog was great, too. My children had a shepherd growing up and she was so precious to all of us... Everyone is really loving this book! Good luck!

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