Friday, December 12, 2014

Blog Tour: The Wanderer's Children by L. G. O’Connor

We are excited to host author L. G. O'Connor today with an interview.  She is promoting her new book The Wanderer's Children.  Welcome!

Publisher: Collins-Young Publishing, LLC
Date of publication: December 16, 2014

A thrilling follow-up to debut novel, Trinity Stones,The Wanderer’s Children continues the story taking us deeper into the depth of destiny and the impact of our free will on the forces that sway our fate, and the most powerful force of all—love.

The Wanderer’s mission three decades ago: secretly sire children to hide his bloodline, and protect them until their destinies can unite in the final battle between good and evil. That time has come… 

Cara Collins, the First of the Holy Twelve, longs for one last peaceful weekend with her bridesmaids as she plans her wedding to Simon Young, her former Trinity Guardian, before duty calls with the Angelorum to gather the Twelve and prepare them for battle. Life, as she knew it, has changed; weird is Cara’s new normal. Her newly acquired Nephilim DNA is wreaking havoc on her and those closest to her as her body transforms into Amazonian proportions and an overabundance of pheromones threatens to land her in hot water with Simon—not to mention a sudden suspicious outbreak of “insta-love” among her friends.

Michael Swift, Cara’s Trinity Messenger, has spent months running from his attraction to Cara’s brazen best friend Sienna, the only woman who has ever skirted his considerable defenses. But if he wants a future with her, he must confront his tormented past head on, or risk losing her and destroying the future of the Angelorum.

As dark forces and outside threats gather, Cara has more to worry about than fitting into her wedding dress and playing Cupid to her friends. A second encounter with rocker Brett King shows Cara once again that there are no coincidences. One of the Wanderer’s children, Brett and his secret siblings are the key to gathering the rest of the Twelve.

When the newly forming team finally comes together, an unexpected revelation shakes them to their core. They must all look deeper into their souls as new secrets come to light to discover what’s really at stake in the final battle between good and evil…if betrayal and Lucifer don’t rip them apart first.

My thoughts:

The Wanderer's Children is the second in The Angelorum Twelve Chronicles.  I would recommend reading the first on, The Trinity Stones before this one.  Or at least read over the handy guide in the front of the book to familiarize yourself with this wonderful world of good and evil that the author has set up.  I enjoyed this one as much as the first.  There is a lot going on in the book, so I won't rehash it and spoil things.  Let's just say it sucked me right in until the end.  Despite its length, the book goes rather quickly. I definitely recommend this series and look forward to the next one!

Kari& Autumn: What inspired you to become a writer?

L. G. : Believe it or not, being a reader. From the moment I captured the first word of my story, it was my goal to write something that I wanted to read. Trust me, this took a lot of people that I knew by surprise. Becoming a writer wasn’t even remotely on my radar. It’s not something I chose, rather, it’s something that chose me. In 2009, after an incredibly stressful career decision, I took a course at New York University’s School of Professional and Continuing Ed on how to “jump start a novel” and off I went.

Kari& Autumn: Where do you come up with the ideas for your books?

L. G. : When I started writing, I was reading a steady diet of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. As much as I liked the vampire themes, I’m much more of an “angel” kind of girl, preferring beta heroes over alphas with less blood and a lower body count. There are elements woven into the series that have personal meaning for me, and fantasy provides a good platform to showcase them.

Kari& Autumn: What exciting projects are waiting in the wings?

L. G. : I can barely contain myself on this question *rubs hands together gleefully* I shifted my series prequel novella Hope’s Prelude to come out after Wanderer’s Children due to some changes in the storyline. I’m finishing that for a March/April 2015 launch. I have already over one hundred pages for Book 3, Book of Four Rings, but I’m holding myself back or else I’ll get totally sucked in and throw off my entire production schedule. I’m super excited about the next book which has more surprises and a pace that I hope will give you whiplash as we barrel toward the final battle.

And for something completely different, I just signed with an agent for my Contemporary Romance / Women’s Fiction series (new adult crossover).

Kari& Autumn: Who is your favorite literary character and why?

L. G. : I have a new favorite! Blame it on STARZ, but my new all-time favorite literary figure has just become Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. He’s the perfect blend of a romantic hero for me with charisma, intelligence, honor, a romantic heart, and a smokin’ hot bod.

Kari& Autumn: Just for fun, if you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

L. G. : I’d be a whippet like my dogs Chloe and Nevada. Why? Because they have the best lives ever!

About the author:

L.G. O’Connor is a member of the Romance Writers of America. A corporate strategy and marketing executive for a Fortune 250 company, she writes adult urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance. She is currently working on the third book in the Angelorum Twelve Chronicles, Book of Four Rings, for publication in 2015. In addition, she is writing an adult contemporary romance series. L.G. lives a life of adventure, navigating her way through dog toys and soccer balls and loaning herself out for the occasional decorating project. When she’s feeling particularly brave, she enters the kitchen . . .
Connect with L.G. O’Connor

L. G. O’Connor’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, December 1st: The Lovely Books – author guest post
Tuesday, December 2nd: Mom in Love with Fiction
Wednesday, December 3rd: Diane’s Book Blog – author interview
Thursday, December 4th: The Book’s Buzz – Trinity Stones review
Monday, December 8th: Peeking Between the Pages
Tuesday, December 9th: Reading Reality
Wednesday, December 10th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Thursday, December 11th: Benni’s Bookbiters - author guest post
Thursday, December 11th: Ladybug Literature
Friday, December 12th: From the TBR Pile – review and Q&A
Monday, December 15th: Shelf of Imagination – author guest post
Tuesday, December 16th: girlichef
Wednesday, December 17th: Saints and Sinners Books
Thursday, December 18th: A Night’s Dream of Books
Thursday, December 18th: Kimber Leigh Writes – author guest post
Monday, December 22nd: Shelf of Imagination
Tuesday, December 23rd: Buried Under Books – author guest post


Anonymous said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

LG O'Connor said...

Thanks for having me, Kari & Autumn!