Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Top Ten List + Interview with Cindy Rae Hale

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Destiny (Destiny Trilogy #1) by Cindy Ray Hale. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours . The blog tour runs from November 5 till November 25, you can view the complete tour schedule on the Destiny blog tour page on the website of Lola's Blog Tours.

DestinyDestiny (Destiny Trilogy #1)
By Cindy Ray Hale
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Destiny Clark, a young Mormon girl living in Tennessee, is wildly infatuated with Isaac Robinson, the headmaster's son at her Baptist high school. When they're cast together in the school's production of Les Misérables, Destiny is horrified to find that she has to be publicly humiliated by acting out her true feelings of rejection onstage.
As their rehearsals begin, Destiny realizes the unimaginable: Isaac has developed deep feelings for her despite their religious differences and the fact that he has a girlfriend.
But will they be able to find their place amongst the backbiters of their ultra-conservative world?
Weaving around Destiny and Isaac's alternating viewpoints, Destiny is the first book in a series inspired by the characters of Les Misérables and explores heartbreak, self-discovery, intolerance, and love.

You can find Destiny on Goodreads

Official Author picAbout the Author:
Wife. Mother. Writer. Cindy Ray Hale lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with her husband and four children. In addition to being a writer, she’s an avid reader and a social media junkie. She starts her morning by writing with a freshly-blended berry spinach smoothie next to her. She’s obsessed with Les Misérables, playing the piano, and stalking up-and-coming musicians on YouTube. Destiny is her first book and will be available for purchase November 2013.

You can find and contact Cindy here:

And there is a tour wide gveaway, here is what you can win:
- A Destiny Swag Pack:including a signed copy of Destiny, a Destiny keychain, a t-shirt that says "I heart Destiny," a Destiny bookmark.
- a $25 Amazon Gift Card
- Camp Boyfriend Swag pack.

For a chance to win enter the rafflecopter below:

Top ten Favorite Book Characters

1. Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice
2. Samwise Gamgee from Lord of the Rings
3. Eponine from Les Miserables
4. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games 
5. Hannah Miller from Destiny by Cindy Ray Hale
6. Eragon from the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
7. Garion from the Belgariad by David Eddings
8. Jacob Black from Twilight
9. Greg Heffley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
10. Emma from Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

1 - Have you always wanted to be a writer?
When I was really little I wanted to be a writer, but somehow as I got older I kind of forgot about it. Two years ago my love for writing was rekindled, and just over a year ago I began writing full-time.

2 - What inspired you to write Destiny?
Two years ago my sister called me and asked if I wanted to co-author a middle grade historical fiction with her. I jumped at the chance, but when my sister became sick and pregnant our writing screeched to a stop. By then I was itching to write something of my own. I always heard that you should write what you know and that you should write a unique story. The most unique thing I could think of was my background as a young Mormon girl growing up in Tennessee and attending a Baptist school. 

3 - What do you think makes a great book heroine?
Growth. That's the main thing I want to see in a book heroine. I want to watch her change into a stronger person. Beyond that, I like loyalty, courage, and determination. 

4 - Which are a few of your favorite characters?
Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice and Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games

5 - Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Keep writing. If you want to write a book don't call yourself an aspiring writer first of all. As soon as you write the first sentence you ARE a writer. If you've written a blog post you're a writer. So much of success is attitude. If you believe in yourself, others will believe in you too. It's contagious.

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