Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Blog Tour (Interview): Copper Ravens by Jennifer Allis Provost


Title: COPPER RAVENS (Copper Legacy #2)
Author: Jennifer Allis Provost
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Pub. Date: June 17, 2014
Pages: 248

Sara should be happy.

She has what every girl wants: a man who loves her, a beautiful home, and wealth beyond imagining. She rescued her brother from the Peacekeepers, destroyed the Iron Queen, and doesn’t have to go to her boring job any more.

And yet… Sara still doesn’t know if her father is alive or dead. Her mother hides in the garden, brooding about her missing husband. Her sister, the Inheritor of Metal, is scared of her own shadow, and her brother spends his days fighting and gambling. To add to Sara’s misery, the new queen (gold, of course) is more than a bit crazy, she misses her life in the Mundane world, and, worst of all, Micah wants to have children. A lot of them.

As Sara wavers between happiness and homesickness, a conspiracy emerges against the Raven clan, implicating them in a plot to dethrone the Gold Queen. How can Sara prove her family’s innocence, and become the consort Micah needs her to be, without losing herself in the process?

My feature is an interview with Jennifer Allis Provost.

YA Story Teller: Hello Jennifer! Who was the first person to ever read your work?

Jennifer: That would be my mother. If I remember correctly, it was a story about three sisters named Glow, Glimmer and Glisten that lived on the planet Gleam. I think I was in the third grade when I wrote it.

YA Story Teller: 3G, eh? LOL If you had a picture of someone in your wallet, who would it be?

Jennifer: I have a picture of my twins, and one of my husband taken at Old Orchard Beach in Maine.

YA Story Teller: What makes you feel inspired to write?

Jennifer: Oh, so many things. My first published novel was inspired by a music box. The Copper series was inspired by a combination of overzealous air conditioning and oddly shaped trees. Inspiration is everywhere, we just need to look for it.

YA Story Teller: Why do you write?

Jennifer: Honestly, I can’t not write.

YA Story Teller: How often do you visit the library? The book store?

Jennifer: My library offers ebooks, which I can download to my ereader and have magically disappear two weeks later. So, while I don’t go to the library as much as I used to, I read library books constantly. As for book stores, I try to stay out of them. If I go inside too often, I won’t have enough left to pay my mortgage!

YA Story Teller: Five books that inspire you.

The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Sunshine by Robin Mckinley
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

YA Story Teller: Who is the one author that you would love to meet someday and why?

Jennifer: Robin McKinley. I first read The Hero and the Crown in the fourth grade, and I still re-read it every six months or so. That story about a flawed princess who goes on to save the kingdom is what first inspired me to write.

YA Story Teller: What's the pet of your dreams?

Jennifer: Dragon, of course.

YA Story Teller: Of course, I should've known! You collect...?

Jennifer: Belleek, Irish parian china

YA Story Teller: *crickets* If you were put to the task to create your own soul mate, how would he/she look like?

Jennifer: Well, he’d be about 5’5”, with black hair and light blue eyes. In other words, my husband.

YA Story Teller: Very thorough description. Thank you. ;) What are you wearing right at this moment?

Jennifer: A black shirt, gray tank top, jeans and pink flip flops.

YA Story Teller: Pink flip flops? I so need to get another pair of those! Where are you right now?

Jennifer: Panera in Chicopee, MA, snarfing their Wi-Fi

YA Story Teller: What do you think is the most important thing in life?

Jennifer: Love, chocolate, and wine

YA Story Teller: What do you carry in your purse/pockets?

Jennifer: Car keys, lip balm, a first aid kit, and whatever book I’m currently reading.

YA Story Teller: What's the best thing that could happen to you on an isolated island?

Jennifer: That would be rescue.

YA Story Teller: Obviously you have a logical mind. I like that. If you could take a day off from your everyday life, where would you go?

Jennifer: To sleep!

About the author:
Jennifer Allis Provost is a native New Englander who lives in a sprawling colonial along with her beautiful and precocious twins, a dog, two birds, three cats, and a wonderful husband who never forgets to buy ice cream. As a child, she read anything and everything she could get her hands on, including a set of encyclopedias, but fantasy was always her favorite. She spends her days drinking vast amounts of coffee, arguing with her computer, and avoiding any and all domestic behavior. 
Giveaway Details:
1 signed copy of COPPER RAVENS with a swag pack

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Tour Schedule:
Week One:
6/9/2014- DanaSquareReview
6/9/2014- Fiction DreamsGuest Post
6/10/2014- By the Book ReviewsReview
6/10/2014- YA Story TellerInterview
6/11/2014- Taking It One Book at a TimeReview
6/12/2014- Poisoned RationalityReview
6/12/2014- iequalsAlissaInterview
6/13/2014- The Book Cookies- Review
6/13/2014- Pieces of WhimsyGuest Post