Blogiversary #International #Giveaway Featuring a year of Entangled Teen

Thank you Entangled for making our first year so much fun. A special thank you to Heather Riccio for being a delight to work with. We have loved reading all the great books you have published. Please check out our links to Entangled Reviews this year. 

We are so excited for Atlantis Rising, Scintillate and Deviate so we have featured these books. Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw interview with Glitter and Character Feature! Also be sure to check out the trailers for all three books.

Do not forget to enter the amazing Entangled Teen Giveaways as well as our International Entangled Teen Giveaway of Origin signed by Jennifer L Armentrout and cover model Pepe Toth.

Atlantis Rising/Glitter Magazine Interview, January 9, 2015

GLITTER: How did you come up with the plot for Atlantis Rising?
GLORIA: When I started writing Atlantis Rising, my plot wasn’t fully formulated. I’d had a concept kicking around in my mind since college when I took a course on undersea archaeology. Discussions about Atlantis were part of that, and I found the whole thing fascinating. So, when I sat down to write, I knew where I wanted my story to start and had a good idea of how I wanted it to end. I went on faith that I’d figure out the ups and downs of the plot as I went along. I think there’s a phrase in the industry for this writing approach. It’s called flying by the seat of your pants. The great thing about it was that the story came together in a way that surprised me as much as I hope it does the reader.
GLITTER: If you could describe Atlantis Rising, how would you describe it?
GLORIA: Atlantis Rising is the story of Alison McKye, a girl who will do anything to protect the adoptive human family she’s come to love. She has enormous power and deadly abilities but doesn’t understand how to use them to their full potential. Then she meets Ian Palmer. As he teaches her to fight, she becomes increasingly attracted to him but having been abandoned as a child, she struggles to trust anyone’s commitment to her. The story is about Alison’s journey toward acceptance of the difficult situations life puts her in and how she comes out stronger because of them. It’s the tale of girl who has great courage, and who commits to give everything, even her life if necessary, in order to protect her family and new friends.
GLITTER: Who was your favorite character to write and why?
GLORIA: Of course, I loved writing my heroine, Alison, but writing Lillian was so much fun. Lillian is grumpy and rude without realizing it, and her dialogue made me laugh out loud sometimes. Her character turns out to have surprising depth too. Uncovering that was bittersweet for me. I hope the reader will be amused by the way she says things, and ultimately they’ll see how deeply she’s hurting. Then hopefully they’ll understand and love her as much as I do.
GLITTER: How different is your book from Anna Banks series?
GLORIA: I would say it’s quite different. The characters in Atlantis Rising look human and live on land. They were never mermaids or mermen. Their connection to the ocean is more symbolic of their ties to the island of Atlantis where their ancestors lived.
GLITTER: What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?
GLORIA: I had a writer friend look at an early draft of one of my manuscripts. He said it was a great story with great characters, but didn’t follow form. That made me question myself. I didn’t have a degree in English or Creative Writing. I had a degree in Anthropology. I started to wonder if I had the background to write. This criticism bothered me for about a week. Then I decided I wasn’t going to give up no matter what anyone said. I started to educate myself a little more on writing  style, and now I can say, that I have an understanding of form, and more importantly, I tell a pretty good story.
GLITTER: What has been the best compliment you’ve ever received?
GLORIA: The best compliment I’ve received didn’t come in words. It came when I gave my daughter a copy of Atlantis Rising, and she couldn’t stop reading until she finished it. That she loved the book that much means the world to me.
GLITTER: What is one thing your fans might not know about you?
GLORIA: I love to drive really…really fast. Especially on curvy roads. Don’t try that at home please.
GLITTER: What are you working on now? 
GLORIA: I’m finishing up the second book in the Children of Atlantis series and having a blast doing it. It should go to edits in a few months.

Character Profiles
Alison McKye












Clan: Laurel
Age: 17
Ability: Thoughtmaker

From: Las Vegas, Nevada




Ian Thane










Clan: Thane
Age: 17
Ability: Confidant

From: Sydney, Australia















We met Tracy Clark on the Compulsion Tour and are so excited to read Scintillate and Deviate!











We are also very excited for Paper or Plastic by Vivi Barnes and Collide by Melissa West. Come back and check out our review for both these titles with our blog tour posts in February. 


1 Year of Entangled Teen reviews and Features:


















Giveaways:

The first Rafflecopter is US Only and is courtesy of the Authors. There will be 2 winners. 1 Winner will receive A signed copy of SCINTILLATE, Book 1 in The Light Key Trilogy plus some fun swag (bookmarks and an aura color chart.) Winner 2 will receive a signed copy of Atlantis Rising.

The second Rafflecopter is a special International Giveaway. We are giving away Origin by Jennifer L Armentrout signed by her and her cover model Pepe Toth. This cover is no longer in print. We also met Pepe at his and Jennifer's last signing together!



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Comments

  1. I most want to read Atlantis Rising because it's ocean based, and I love all things ocean, and aquatic. I have Mind Tamer by Moriah Densley to read. I know that will be good. I read almost all her books. I also have Blood Moon. StarterWife by Moriah Densley was one of my fav reads last year.

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  2. I really want to read her Covenant series!! Been wanting to for a while.

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  3. Obsidian was definitely my favourite!! It also gave me and my best friend some bonding time over our love for the characters :)

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  4. I'm afraid I haven't read a book by Jennifer Armentrout book yet but it's one of my book goals this year!

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  5. 1. no fav; never read this author
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  6. 1. haven't read any; How Not to Fall in Love sounds interesting
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  7. 1. I loved Hover by Melissa West!
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  8. 1. One of my favorite JLA books is Stone Cold Lover..
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  9. 1. I have read the first book in the Luxe series by Jennifer L. Armentrout and loved it, I just need to finish out the series and get caught up.

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  10. I haven't read any books by Jennifer yet but I hope to start soon, your review on Lux was great and just shows I really need to read her books ASAP.

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    1. You will love every minute of it. I told my sister about the Lux series and now she has read almost every Jennifer book this year.

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  11. My favs were Don't Look Back and White Hot Kiss series. I haven't read the Covenant series yet but I plan too. I'm jealous you got to meet Jennifer and the gorgeous Pepe. Thank you both so much.

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  12. I think one of my favorite books by Jennifer L. Armentrout is White Hot Kiss. :)

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  13. Thank you for the giveaway. I left a comment on Opposition review. That is my fave book. I agree with you too. It needed a bit more Luc.

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