November 11, 2011

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY: Eternal Starling by Angela Corbett






Eternal Starling Blog Tour Guest Post

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be part of Good Choice Reading for the day! I want to thank Damaris for having me as a guest! Damaris gave me a few ideas for guest posts, but the one that stuck out was a post about writing Eternal Starling. I’ve talked about my journey to publication, how long the book took to write, and where I came up with the idea, but I haven’t talked about the characters in the book.

Sometimes, one of the hardest things about writing is getting to know your characters and finding their voice. For me, Evie was easy to write. I knew exactly who she was from the beginning, but Alex and Emil were more difficult. I wanted to write a love triangle where both guys had positive and negative character traits. They both needed to leave the reader wondering who to trust, and who was best for Evie. I knew writing two strong love interests and keeping their personalities different, but equally appealing, wouldn’t be easy. I was trying to figure out how to get to know them better when a friend sent me a getting to know you quiz on Facebook. I thought, hey, why not fill out one of these quizzes for Alex and Emil? As silly as it might sound, it really helped me get into the heads of my characters. Since I was already filling out quizzes for the guys, I also filled one out for Evie and it helped me get to know her better too. I thought it would be fun to share some of the answers from the quizzes with you, so I took some questions/answers from each character and listed them below. There are some hints about Eternal Starling and the trilogy too.




Evie
1. The phone rings, who do you want it to be?
Channing Tatum, but chances are good it will be my mom.

2. Do you like to ride horses?
No. I like four-wheelers…there’s less chance of being bucked off. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been bucked off four-wheelers too, but that was my fault. Horses have their own agenda.

3. What was your favorite game as a kid?
No Bears Are Out Tonight and Kick the Can. I lived in a small town and playing night games was the most exciting thing a kid without a license could do. We also used to throw ice cubes in the middle of the street to see how long it took a car to run them over. The winner got another ice cube.

4. Can you do the splits?
By accident, but not on purpose.

5. How often do you read books?
Every night. My favorite right now is Indelible, by Lani Woodland. I have a fictional crush on Brent.

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Alex
1. Use three words to describe yourself?
Confident. Loyal. Stubborn.

2. Are you continuing your education?
I'm constantly learning something, and have a degree in history…among other things.

3. If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grabbed?
A painting by Richard Wilson

4. How far did you travel today?
It depends on the mode of transportation you’re talking about. I’ll assume we’re talking about cars, and since Gunnison is small, I traveled about 4 miles to Evie’s house.

5. Do you look like your mom or dad?
People tell me I share a strong resemblance to both of my parents. I have my dad’s jawline and my mom’s bright green eyes.

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Emil
1. Do you think more about the past, present, or future?
Probably the past because it’s the most important part of my life, but I’m enjoying the present, and looking forward to the future.

2. Where is your dream house located?
An estate in England.

3. What’s your favorite movie?
The Matrix. Things are never what you think they are.

4. If you could fast forward your life, would you?
No. But sometimes I’d like to rewind it.

5. Do you know how to play poker?
Uh huh. I’ve been playing it for a very long time. I think I’m pretty hard to beat. I’m also excellent at a game called Brag.



Thank you Angela for sharing this post with us and our followers!! :-)

LINKS:
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Author Bio:

As a child, Angela Corbett’s most prized possession was a set of read-along books. She used to follow along with the narrator on the stereo and dream of when she would be able to read by herself. Her childhood reading habit led her to consider her future career. However, after consulting with her parents, she realized she had already exceeded hobbit height and since fairies and dragonslayers were tricky jobs to get, she decided she wanted to create worlds of her own. She started writing poetry in elementary school and worked as a journalist in high school and college, but could never leave her love for writing fiction behind.

She is a graduate of Westminster College where she double majored in communication and sociology. She has worked as a journalist, freelance writer, and director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, and escaping in a good book. She lives in Utah with her incredibly supportive husband and their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls could rival Justin Bieber's.


***GIVEAWAY***

Angela is giving away an AWESOME Eternal Starling jewelry and signed bookmark! 

How to ENTER:
Add Eternal Starling to read on GoodReads, or Tweet and Facebook about Eternal Starling. Then leave a comment with your NAME and E-MAIL letting us know if you've added on GoodReads, or spread the word about it on your twitter or Facebook. If you do all three, well heck, leave a separate comment for each and that will enter you EACH time! That's it! Simple right?

Please NOTE: DO NOT leave a comment on this BLOG POST if you are not entering the giveaway. Since we are using Random.org I need all comments to be strictly about this giveaway. If you'd like to reach us or simply share a though with us, please use another post or send us an e-mail @ Contact@goodchoicereading.com. 

RULES: 
- US ONLY
- WINNER will be chosen by Random.org
- Contest Ends November 16th 
- Winner will be announced on our FACEBOOK and Twitter. So make sure to follow us on both to see if you're our winner. :-)

Also, another GREAT contest Angela is hosting that you don't want to miss......


Anyone who pre-orders Eternal Starling can be entered to win a kindle. All you have to do it e-mail Angela (EternalStarlingContest at gmail dot com) a photo of the receipt, or a copy of the email receipt for proof of purchase. This contest has already begun and will continue until the Eternal Starlings release date on December 6th.


How cool is that? Good luck to everyone!!!


TOUR STOPS:


November:
1st: OUaT Kicks-Off tour - Review + giveaway
2nd: My Life with Books - Interview + giveaway
3rd: SupaGurl Books Review + giveaway 
4th: Mundie Moms - First Chapter + giveaway
5th An Avid Reader's Musings - Review + giveaway

7th: Fire and Ice - Review + giveaway 
8th: Books with Bite - Excerpt + giveaway 
9th: Whats Your Story - Review + giveaway
10th: Book Portrait - Interview + giveaway
11th: Good Choice Reading - Guest post + giveaway - YOU'RE HERE
12th: Ivy Reads - Review + giveaway

14th: Author Lani Woodland - Review + giveaway
15th: Most Important Letter - Playlist + giveaway
16th: Late Bloomers Online - Review + giveaway 
17th: Read My Mind - Cover Interview + giveaway 
18th: Author Jamie from Writers write, right? - review + giveaway


December:

6th: Once Upon A Twilight Live Chat with Angela Corbett



42 comments:

  1. Mini Bookdom lovemibooks@aol.com

    I've spread word and added the book!
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    Twitter:https://twitter.com/#!/candyco01/status/134973722825211904

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  2. I have added this book to my good reads list and I cannot wait to read it ;)

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  3. I have also retweeted this contest and info on Eternal Starling ;)

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  4. count me in! :)

    added it to my TBR in Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3048051?page=7&shelf=to-read

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  5. also linked/shared it here:

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  6. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/#!/osnapitzAngie/status/134996471878664194

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  7. thanks for the giveaway! :D
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  10. email: samjam@earthlink.net
    goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4980414?shelf=wishlist

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  11. I am really looking forward to reading this book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy:)

    I added the book to my Goodreads TBR list: Julie Witt

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  12. I shared on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/jwitt33/status/135136504392589312

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  13. I shared on FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001778530408

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  14. Added to Goodreads at Read for your future
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  15. I have tweeted your contest
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  17. Here's my tweet link :)

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    link: https://twitter.com/#!/marisolgaddi/statuses/135196451331514368

    Thanks for the rockin' giveaway! :D

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  18. I added it to my TBR pile in Goodreads!

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    link: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5308488-mari

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  19. I added this book as to-read awhile ago.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. added it to my list! http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3865333-kris

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  21. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/kristinashields/status/135351547088486400

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  22. fb: http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=116420205136401&id=100000947197506

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  23. Added to Goodreads!


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  24. on my goodreads list
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4567657?shelf=to-read

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  25. http://twitter.com/#!/lara_elf_young/status/135399404596232192
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  26. I've Facebooked about Eternal Starling
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  27. I've Tweeted about it Eternal Starling
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  28. http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5081402-diana
    Eternal Starling is on my "to-read" list on Goodreads
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  29. Tweet: https://twitter.com/temarasheppard/status/136050004967174145
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  30. Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/235317739
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  31. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=191972190885197&id=100002172515360
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  32. Added you on GoodReads: PaoMtzP
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  33. I added Eternal Starling to my to-read shelf.
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  34. I tweeted about this giveaway on Twitter (@skyla11377).
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  35. I posted this giveaway on my Facebook page.
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  36. I tweeted this giveaway.
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  38. I have Eternal Starling on my goodreads TBR list.
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4021321-caitlin-audet?page=7&shelf=to-read

    Caitlin
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  39. I really like the sounds of this book, adding it to my wishlist. Thanks for the chance.

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  40. I have added eternal starling to my Goodreads
    Jennifer K Jovus
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  41. Pimped it on facebook. :)
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