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Author Q&A ft C.J. Rose | Bridge of the Gods by C.J. Rose Book Tour | Silver Dagger Book Tours Presents Fantasy

Bridge of the Gods (A Generation Son Chronicle) by C.J. Rose s on virtual book tour. The fantasy series stops at Readeropolis today with an...

Bridge of the Gods (A Generation Son Chronicle) by C.J. Rose s on virtual book tour. The fantasy series stops at Readeropolis today with an author interview and recipe. 

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the swag pack and anniversary giveaways and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the bottom of the post).


What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?

I don’t have a list of top 10, but I do have a few that I like to read; Anne Rice, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Austen, Shakespeare

What book do you think everyone should read?

Anything by the above authors.

Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?

I like to build a character list as part of the outlining process. That helps me develop the story better. They may not always have name, but I know who they are as a character.

What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?

The research depends on the story line. For book 1, I did a lot of research on the gods. I wanted to make sure that the information was as accurate as possible when it came to who they were.

Do you see writing as a career?

To be honest, not really. I started it as a fun project, but I am not doing it to gain fame or fortune. If it comes, that is fantastic, but if not, I am ok with that too.

Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?

I used to read a lot more before I started writing. Once I began my own series that has taken up a lot of my time. When it comes to the genre, my favorite if fantasy fiction, but I do like some others.

Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?

For me, I like to write in silence. It does not have to complete deafening silence, but I cannot concentrate when there is a lot of noise like people, the tv, etc.

Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?

I write one book at a time, but once they are all written, I do tend to go back and make changes or edit at the same time.

Pen or type writer or computer?

I choose to do it both ways. Sometimes I start by writing the outline by pen. Once I get that far, I will start typing it out in more detail, then type out the story.

A day in the life of the author?

Sadly, I do not have the ability to be a full time write, so a normal day starts with my day job. I am a support tech for an insurance software company. Then it is usually of to the theatre for one show or another. After that it is home to watch some tv, and to bed. Somewhere in there, I try to get some writing done.

Advice they would give new authors?

Don’t give up. You will get a lot of no’s or you may get a lot of yesses. Either way, keep going. The first thing you need to do it write for yourself, then you can worry about everyone else.

What makes a good story?

Plot and character are the two main things that I feel make a good story. If you plot has no real direction, and your characters are not as developed as they could be, you can lose your readers attention.

What is your writing Kryptonite?

Self Doubt!

How long on average does it take you to write a book?

The first book took me about a year to write, then another to get all the editing done before I felt comfortable enough to print.

Do you believe in writer’s block?

Without a doubt. I have gotten it more times that I can count.

Bridge of the Gods
A Generation Son Chronicle
by C.J. Rose
Genre: Fantasy

Luthor McAlester is a teenage boy living in San Diego, California. His father died when he was a child. Leaving him to become man of the house, living with his mother and younger sister. On his 18th birthday he discovers a power that has been held dormant until now. He is unsure what to do with it in the absence of this father’s guidance. His best friend Gwen, who claims to be oblivious, knows more than she is telling. Can Luther figure out how to use his power and help the Gods like they ask with just the help of his best friend? Or will the lack of guidance from his father prove to be more than young Luthor can handle?

The Generation Son Chronicles Official Companion Cookbook

Let your taste buds come along on a ride through some of the most classic to the old world recipes. These recipes follow the character of the Generation Son Chronicles series as well as some of the favorites from the people involved with the books.

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Mr. Zephyr’s Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans (drained)
1/3 cup tahini
½ cup roasted red peppers (diced)
1/4 teaspoon dried basil

In a food processor, combine garlic, garbanzo beans, tahini, and lemon juice. Blend until mixture is smooth. Add roasted peppers and basil; process until the peppers are finely chopped, and mixture looks even in color. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer hummus to small bowl, cover and chill until you are ready to serve. Upon serving, add extra peppers to the center.

C. J. Rose lives in Central Illinois. Originally from just south of Chicago, Rose is not married and has no children. The passion for writing took root in high school where she began writing song lyrics and poetry. On top of literature, Rose has a keen love for all things nerdy and sci-fi. On a quiet night, you can find her curled up with an episode or Doctor Who, Arrow, Firefly, and more. C. J. also belongs to a theatre organization located in her town. The devotion to musicals and theatre has led her to be a part of over 10 shows as an actress, and over 20 as a staff person. Lastly, because she wasn't busy enough, C. J. has her own bow company where she sells hair bows, bowties, scarves, lip balms, key fobs and more.

When it comes to her writing, it was an itch that needed to be scratched. While working on a cookbook, and reading her typical fantasy fiction novel, the idea came to her. She took the love of all the books she has read and turned then into a novel of her own. Published by Burning Horse Media in 2014, Generation Son: Bridge of the Gods was born. Selling over 100 copies in the first month. In 2015, Rose finished penning the second novel in the series; To Rescue a King. Being new to the game, Rose has struggled to do most of it on her own. One thing she vows, is to never give up.

The focus of the novel series is to not only bring her fantasy and ideas to life, but take those stories and make them a fun learning experience for the younger generation.

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!

Giveaway 2

Anniversary Month Games

Week 1:
Scavenger Hunt- Game starts May 1st and the deadline is May 5th at midnight. The first one to email all the correct items to will win the first surprise.
Rules-Find the following famous authors and the last book published before death (Show your source. Wikipedia does not count)
·         Louisa May Alcott
·         James Fenimore Cooper
·         Charles Dickens
·         Nathaniel Hawthorne
·         Washington Irving
·         Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
·         Sir Walter Scott
·         William Shakespeare
·         Robert Louis Stevenson
·         Alfred, Lord Tennyson
·         Mark Twain
·         John Greenleaf Whittier

Week 2:
The Word Challenge- Game starts May 6th and the deadline is May 12th at midnight. The first one to email all the correct items to will win the next surprise.
Rules-Purchase the digital copy of Book 1-Bridge of the Gods on Amazon. (You must send a screen shot of your receipt) Tell me what page the phrase “Quite fascinating for someone so small is she not?”

Week 3:
Scavenger Hunt- You must take a screenshot of each item and send in together. Game starts May 13th and the deadline is May 19th at midnight. The first one to email all the correct items to will win the next surprise.
Go to my blog. -Find the Easter Special Edition Author of the Month.
Sign up for the newsletter. Tell me what the recipe is for the May Newsletter.
Like the Facebook page. -Find the picture of the three Goddesses of Springtime Growth.
Follow me on Twitter. @generationson - Tell me what event I was at on April 21st 2018.
Follow me on Instagram. Find the picture of 2 little girls holding book 1.

Week 4:
The Recipe Challenge- Game starts May 20th and the deadline is May 26th at midnight. The first one to email all the correct items to will win their recipe in the cookbook’s next edition.
Rules-Purchase the Ultimate Companion Cookbook (digital) on Amazon. (You must send a screen shot of your receipt) Tell me what page the recipe for Hestia’s Fire Pit Stew is on, then send me your favorite recipe.

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