Page Nav

HIDE

Grid

GRID_STYLE

Post/Page

Weather Location

Classic Header

{fbt_classic_header}

Breaking News:

HIDE

Author Q&A ft Jeny Heckman | THE SEA ARCHER Book Tour | Goddess Fish Promotions Presents Paranormal Romance

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for THE SEA ARCHER by Jeny Heckman. The paranormal romance is available now from...

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for THE SEA ARCHER by Jeny Heckman. The paranormal romance is available now from The Wild Rose Press.

Jeny Heckman will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found by clicking on the banner below.





The Sea Archer
by Jeny Heckman


~~~~~~~~~~~~~


GENRE:   Paranormal Romance


~~~~~~~~~~~~~


BLURB:

Raven Hunter, a musical prodigy, flees to the Hawaiian Islands to pick up the pieces after her
marriage to her manager collapses. Instead, she experiences extraordinary and unsettling
events that are beyond her understanding.

Living in paradise, marine biologist, Finn Taylor has the unconscious but effortless ability to understand the needs of the animals he cares for. His playboy lifestyle is most men's fantasy. That is, until the night he meets the shy and elusive new island resident. Suddenly his life no longer feels like his own.

The attraction is undeniable. However, vastly contrasting lives, peculiar dreams, and an unbelievable proclamation that they could be the direct descendants of Poseidon and Apollo threaten to divide them forever. Will they accept their destiny and begin the quest of a lifetime or will they remain in their comfortable yet separate existence?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~


AUTHOR INTERVIEW:


Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?


My intended audience is anyone that loves romance, with a side of the fantastical. The Sea Archer is a true romance with paranormal elements that will progress as the series progresses. I wanted to write a book that was different, not the same paranormal characters, so decided the Greek gods would be a great alternative. I also want to take the reader on a journey along with the characters. To have them learn more about the paranormal world, with each new book. 

How did you come up with the title of your book?

I came up with the book title quickly. I knew I wanted to tie the two gods into it. Poseidon is the god of the sea and Apollo is the god of music. So, why The Sea Archer and not something to do with music? Really, it was because I liked the sound of it better. Apollo is also the god of the sun and every morning he shoots and arrow out to bring forth the sun. He's an archer. Ta-da, The Sea Archer.  In fact, the titles of each of all six books are decided. They fortunately came to me really quickly.

Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image?

I love the cover art for the Sea Archer and it has a funny story. Before the Wild Rose Press (TWRP) bought my book, I had a cover done for it. It was good but not perfect, so I had another one done. When I signed with TWRP, I discovered they only use their in-house cover artists. I was really worried because I loved different elements from both of my covers and didn’t know how they would beat them. However, Debbie Taylor did an AMAZING job at bringing the theme I loved from each of the covers but with her own special brand of magic. The result has all the important symbols and really reflects the tone of the book. 

How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?

Spoiler Alert: My least favorite character in this book is Col. Martin Knapp. I despise anyone that preys on weak or innocent people, especially children. I believe there’s a special place in "Tartarus" for them. He was one of the hardest characters to write because he’s so vicious and disgusting. I grasped I had written him well because of the abhorrence I felt for him.

If you could change ONE thing about your novel, what would it be? Why?

I would probably change the prologue a little. When I wrote the prologue, I thoroughly explained the different connections between the gods. They are difficult to keep track of, with all the weird names, connections, symbols, and events, especially if you don't know a ton about Greek mythology. So, I tried to go into detail about it. The publisher, rightfully so, felt the prologue was too long and wanted it cut back to the absolute basics. However, I feel we didn't reach the happy medium there, in terms of explanation and worry it might be a little confusing for some. Right now, I’m trying to negotiate inserting a genealogy chart or very short glossary to keep the basic facts understood (i.e. names, their rule, symbols, etc). That being said, as the characters’ progress, so will the reader and information on the connections. In other words, you're supposed to be a little confused on them. 


What's the strangest thing you have ever had to research online for your book?

Well, I was trying to understand the connections and relations of the gods. As I stated before, they can be a little difficult sometimes. I came upon Aphrodite and realized she was an Olympian but born from a "deity," not a "primordial," or another Olympian, like everyone else. When I read the story of how she was created it dumbfounded me. Because she’s the goddess of love, beauty and sex, you’d think she’d be created from something sensual, but you’d be wrong. The story goes, that Uranus had imprisoned some of his wife, Gaia’s, children in Tartarus. It made her extremely angry and when he refused to let them out, Gaia went to the free children and said someone needs to take up a sickle and cut their father down. Cronus was the only one that would do it and so cut off his father’s genitalia and cast it into the ocean. The sea roiled and foamed and from that Aphrodite was born. She walked out of the sea in all her perfection. I was so thrown by this, I had to write it into the story, so that’s the reason why Finn questions, her seductive power.

How can we contact you or find out more about your books?

I would LOVE to talk to you more! If you want to know more about me, The Sea Archer, the series, or any other information, please visit me at www.jenyheckman.com and leave a comment or question or join me on Facebook or Twitter.

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

Another great question! Reviews! Reviews are really helpful for all authors, not just new ones. They are absolutely coveted because they’re so scarce. Many times, people forget to write them and move onto the next book. As a reader, I didn’t get how important they were until I became a writer myself. So, if there’s one thing you could do to help an author you like, it’s review their book.

Wow, what a great pleasure it was to hang out with you! Thank you for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy The Sea Archer. Thank you so much to Readeropolis for having me today, I really appreciated your hospitality!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~


EXCERPT:

"Where's the one place you've never been?" Que asked, trying to keep her on track.

“Someplace you've always wanted to go to?" Wyatt asked. Enjoying herself, Raven turned pink.

"You'll think it's stupid."

"No, I won't," both said in unison.

"I've never been to Hawai‘i."

"Hawai‘i?" Que's brow furrowed. "That's here. Don't you wanna go to, like, the Bahamas or something? How have you not been to Hawai‘i?"

"Donovan always wanted to play the massive arenas and big cities, and for some unfathomable reason that didn't include the islands."

"You should do it then. Take some time, figure it out."

"What about my tour dates?"

"You'll get ‘em from, whoever, then call and cancel them. Hell, you can even interview new people to run the works while you're there. You're in the position to do that now, Rave. People would fall all over themselves to come to you. The point is to go away and figure it all out."

She bit her bottom lip and thought about all the problems this idea would bring until her brother spoke the next words.

"What're you afraid of Rave? What do you have lose?"




~~~~~~~~~~~~~


AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Jeny Heckman, loves romance. She especially loves romance with a paranormal and/or historical twist. When not ignoring her family and friends by writing you will find her time exclusively on them and photography. Jeny lives in Stanwood, Washington.



Contact:




Links for Purchase:









Chapters
iTunes
KOBO


~~~~~~~~~~~~~


GIVEAWAY:

Jeny Heckman will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

14 comments

  1. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by the blog. So many great books, so little time to read them :-)

      Delete
  2. Thanks for doing the interview. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 edition edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader: https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1517059010#/

    ReplyDelete
  3. Are any of the characters in the book based off of real people? I hope that your book is a success. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No, unfortunately! I would love to hang out with them! Thanks for stopping by!!

      Delete
  4. I like the excerpt, sounds like a good book.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Sounds like my kind of book, thanks for sharing the great post!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Sounds like a great read. ~ Jaime Minter

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh this sounds really good! Jeny Heckman is a new author for me. Cannot wait to read!

    ReplyDelete
  8. This sounds like an intriguing read.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you for stopping by everyone. I hope The Sea Archer finds itself in your hands! it was an absolute pleasure being here and thank you Readeropolis for hosting me!!

    ReplyDelete