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SONGS OF AUTUMN In by @LaurenSevier | Book Tour and $10 Amazon/BN GC #Giveaway | @GoddessFish Promotions Presents #YA #Fantasy

Goddess Fish Promotions has organizing a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for Songs Of Autumn by Lauren Sevier and it stops at Readeropo...


Goddess Fish Promotions has organizing a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for Songs Of Autumn by Lauren Sevier and it stops at Readeropolis with an author interview. The young adult fantasy is available now. 

Sevier will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN 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 the banner below.




Songs Of Autumn

by Lauren Sevier


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GENRE: YA Fantasy


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BLURB:


What if your entire life you knew the exact day you were going to die?


Liz does.


Magick in the Kingdom of Aegis has almost run out. When that happens, the seasons will stop changing, the tides will cease to turn, and the sun will no longer be able to rise and set. The only way to save the lives of her people is if Liz agrees to be a blood sacrifice in a brutal ceremony that will take her life.


The problem is… Liz isn't ready to go.


With the help of a mischievous wanna-be soldier, Matioch Steele, Liz dares to take her fate into her own hands. Defying a blood-thirsty sorcerer, her desperate flight teaches her how to truly live while Mat finds out what's worth dying for. Each other.

Love, Death, Magick, and Mystery come together to weave one girl's epic tale of self-discovery.


Her song will echo within us all.


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EXCERPT:


Before she could say anything else, Smitty’s meaty arms swept her into a lively country dance. Her head spun as her feet flew over the ground, and she lost herself in the rhythm. Her hair fell in waves from her careful plait, and she caught sight of Mat again over Smitty’s shoulder. He ruffled Finn's hair, grinning that crooked grin of his, looking over with laughter dancing in his eyes. She couldn't help but think about what it would have been like if Mat kissed her that night under the stars.


Would she still fidget incessantly, driven to madness by this heat in her blood? Perhaps she’d drunk too much wine, but when Smitty clapped his hands and spun her around wildly, she laughed and danced without a thought to his hands wrapped around her waist. If he’d done this a couple of moons ago, those same hands would have been cut off for his impertinence. Tia pulled Gareth up and forced him into a stiff rendition of her twirling, her skirts spinning around her in a swish of thick brocade. Her beauty became luminous when she smiled so wide. Her light spilled over, filling up the entire room. At this moment, feet stomping and hearts beating in perfect synchronicity, they were infinite.




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AUTHOR Interview:


How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
I love this question! My least favorite character is probably Liz’s father, the King. Liz’s main conflict is that she is slated to be a sacrifice to the gods in order to save her Kingdom, and her father, as a pious man… is unwilling to challenge the will of the gods. Even for her sake. In fact, since they’ve known her entire life about the sacrifice, he’s kept Liz and her mother at an arm’s distance. Refusing to get close to her or love her, because he didn’t want to be hurt by her loss when she came of age. It’s easy for me to dislike him because of his motivations, but he’s less appealing to me because he’s unimaginative. Unwilling to take risks. He knows his duty, and he does exactly what’s expected of him. I like characters who push back, break the rules, dare to be different. The King just isn’t that character, he doesn’t have a strong enough will of his own to challenge his ideals. Which, to me at least, is a bit boring.


What's the strangest thing you have ever had to research online for your book?
Cold-blooded, prehistoric, cave goats. No, seriously. Not to give too many spoilers away, but I did end up researching these particular animals in preparation for Book #2 in the Songs series titled Songs Of Winter. Terrifying little creatures, but for the better part of a week I read every article I could find on them. The most fascinating parts of my books tend to be things I learned through my interest in history and science, so, if you find yourself reading about terrifying little goats at some point… don’t be surprised. 



Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
Well, I work full-time in Cardiology, which I wouldn’t consider a hobby; but I did learn conversational ASL so that I could greet and communicate with deaf patients. I found that by learning a few phrases and being able to greet them in sign language really changed their experience, especially if their interpreter was running late. Or if they had a simple question, it was easier for me to be able to communicate it to them instead of having to write back and forth on notepads. I also really love to collect teacups and saucers. I have a pretty significant collection, no two alike. The patterns and history behind each one is fascinating to me. I have a teacup from 1699 Austria and another that was made in Occupied Japan during WWII. Each teacup has a memory attached too. I found one from a thrift store I visited while on my honeymoon with my husband in Savannah, GA. Another was gifted to me after a family member passed away. The silliest part of my collection is that I don’t even drink tea… but they could work just as well for coffee, right? 


What can we expect from you in the future?
As Songs Of Autumn is my debut novel, I plan to release many more books over the years. The Songs series is a planned six-book series, with a few outlined novellas in between. The second book in the series Songs Of Winter has a tentative 2021 release date. I also just finished co-authoring an Adult Dystopian/Western Romance novel titled Guns & Smoke that is coming out in July 2021. That is the first in a planned four-book series with plenty of spinoff potential. So possibly two more books next year and tons of books in the years to come. I can’t wait to share them all with you! 



What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
What a great question! Share it. Share it with friends and family who you think may also enjoy it. Request it at your local library, because they’ll typically stock them at libraries if they get enough requests from members.  Request it from your local indie bookstore if that’s where you normally shop, so that you can support an indie author and a local small business.(I do have special wholesale pricing for libraries and indie bookstores as well, so it’s really a win-win) Leave reviews. Reviews are critical for indie authors and indie books to help others discover what may be their next favorite read. Finally, reach out. I love all my readers and I make it as easy as possible to be accessible to them. So, reach out, become part of the community of people who love the book and the series.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Lauren Sevier lives a simple life in small town Walker, Louisiana with her family and two mischievous dogs. She’s a proud firefighter wife and mother to her miracle son, born through IVF after an eight-year battle with infertility. She works full-time for a non-profit hospital in Cardiology caring for the elderly and low-income families all over the state of Louisiana in satellite and outreach clinics. Writing and being in the service of helping others are her two passions in life.


She started writing song lyrics and poems on the front porch swing of her family home nestled amidst a 200-year-old pecan tree orchard that was once part of a Civil War plantation. She’s inspired the most by Shakespeare, the Bronte sisters, Jane Austen, and JK Rowling. Her background in Theatre introduced her to classic British literature, playwrights, and poets from a very young age. This helped her to understand story concepts, dramatization, and character development the way Shakespeare once did, as an actor.


Now her biggest inspiration for writing is her son who, like all children, learns by example. Lauren is determined to set a specific example for him; to live simply, work hard, and to never stop chasing her dreams. Because, one day, you just might catch them.



Links to Socials/Book:


UBL: https://books2read.com/u/3LDDkJ

Website: www.laurensevier.com

Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/laurensevier

Twitter: www.twitter.com/laurensevier

Instagram: www.instagram.com/laurensevier

Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorlaurensevier

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49204479-songs-of-autumn

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Songs-Autumn-Book-1-ebook/dp/B082MRDZXN

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/songs-of-autumn-lauren-sevier/1136242243




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GIVEAWAY:


Lauren Sevier will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

4 comments

  1. Thank you so much for hosting! I'll be checking in to answer questions all day. <3

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    1. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Wednesday, Dec. 09, 2020 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader: https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1517059010#/

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  2. I love the cover and think the book sounds great.

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