Tuesday, December 16, 2014

#INTERVIEW and #GIVEAWAY: Harbinger by Lee French and Erik Kort #HarbingerTour

Title: Harbinger
Series: The Greatest Sin #2
Author: Lee French and Erik Kort
Publication Date: October 2014
Genre: Fantasy

Adjusting to her new life as a soul-bound agent of the Fallen has Chavali pushing herself harder than ever before. Between learning to fight, dealing with idiots, and climbing stairs - lots of stairs - she has little time to waste on thoughts of the future. Or the past.

When another agent fails to report in, Chavali is sent on the mission to discover her fate. Ready or not, she saddles up for a new adventure with new dangers.

The search takes her to Ket, a coastal city slathered in mystery. There, she faces ghosts from her past and demons of her future as she seeks answers. All she seems to find are more questions.

Plague, murder, lies, espionage...this city harbors much more than meets the eye, and maybe too much to handle.

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Author Bio
Lee French lives in Olympia, WA with two kids, two bicycles, and too much stuff. She is an avid gamer and active member of the Myth-Weavers online RPG community, where she is known for her fondness for Angry Ninja Squirrels of Doom. In addition to spending much time there, she also trains year-round for the one-week of glorious madness that is RAGBRAI, has a nice flower garden with one dragon and absolutely no lawn gnomes, and tries in vain every year to grow vegetables that don't get devoured by neighborhood wildlife.

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Erik Kort abides in the glorious Pacific Northwest, otherwise known as Mirkwood-Without-The-Giant-Spiders. Though the spiders often grow too numerous for his comfort. He is defended from all eight-legged threats by his brave and overly tolerant wife, and is mocked by his obligatory writer’s cat. When not writing, Erik comforts the elderly, guides youths through vast wildernesses, and smuggles more books into his library of increasingly alarming size.


1. Tell us about the thought process behind your book and what caused you to sit down and write it.

The Greatest Sin series was originally birthed as a Dungeons & Dragons game played on an online message board (thus, a written medium). Erik ran the game, and I played a character in it. That character happened to be Chavali. For a variety of reasons, the game folded without ending, and both of us had individually invested a lot of time and effort into it. After I published my first book, thus embarking on the Author adventure, I suggested the idea of turning the game into books in a half-joking manner, and it turned out to be something Erik had been considering, too.
2 What is the strangest habit of yours?
None of my habits are strange. I swear. Really. Does talking to myself count, though?
3. What is your favorite book to read?
I have a remarkable memory, in that it's highly selective for what it deems worthy of retaining and providing for access. For the vast majority of books, I read them, and whether I enjoy it or not, I remember very little about it in as little as six months. It's magic! The one single book that I have read the most times, so far as I know, is Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. I adored the book as a child and would read it over and over and over. The second book after that would be a compiled edition of the Last Herald-Mage trilogy by Mercedes Lackey, which I'd say is my favorite 'adult' book.
4. Describe your favorite place to read.
Anywhere comfortable and of appropriate temperature.
5. Describe your favorite place to write.
I prefer to write in a beanbag chair next to a coffee table (for mousing and beverage holding), with a blanket handy for when it's cold, and bins of assorted stuff nearby. I'm also learning to love a treadmill desk.
6. Do you have any pets?
We have a mouse. Her name is Mouse. She's not terribly sociable, much like me. In my lifetime, I have kept (deep breath): hamsters, snakes, lizards, guinea pigs, tropical fish, goldfish, bettas (also fish), cats, dogs, parakeets, and mice. Much as I like cats, I'm happiest with pets that require minimal care, can be left alone for a week if needed, and are easy to clean up after. That's why I have a mouse now.
7. What is the best thing you have done in your life?
Crushed my enemies, seen them driven before me, and heard the lamentations of their women. Forty-two times.
8. List five adjectives to describe yourself.
Sarcastic, geeky, anxious (in terms of stagefright only), distractible, squirrel!
9. Who is your favorite superhero and why?
I'm conflicted between Nightcrawler and his BAMF!, and Deadpool. Both are awesome. Teleportation is my most favorite superpower, and Deadpool is hilarious.

Giveaway: There is a giveaway for this tour. $15 Amazon or B&N giftcard or credit toward the Book Depository. Ends 12/26. 
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