Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blog Tour: SOUL POSSESSED by Katlyn Duncan Interview and a #Giveaway


The Interview

-with Author Katlyn Duncan

THB: Hi Katlyn, I'm happy to be featuring your amazing series, The Life After, on The Happy Booker today! Can you please tell us a little about The Life After series? 

KD: The series follows a Soul Collector, Maggie, through her after-life as a Collector pursuing her dream of becoming a part of the elite Guard.

THB: Did you have to do any type of research for this story? 

KD:I didn’t have to do much research (which is what I love about this genre) but keeping true to the world I created is very important.

THB: When writing, are you more of a plotter or pantser? Does the story ever get away from you and end up going in a direction you weren't expecting?

KD: I am a plotter. I plot the bigger points in the story and actually allow the story to get away from me filling in all the gaps. I guess in a way I am both, but I can’t write a story without knowing the bigger plot points that drive the story.

THB: What, if anything, did you find more difficult in writing Soul Possessed compared to Soul Taken? 

KD: With Soul Taken I wasn’t under any deadlines. Working with deadlines was my biggest challenge while still keeping up with the story.

THB: In what ways have your characters grown and changed from one book to the next? 

KD: I think Maggie is starting to come into her own and Ally has definitely matured.

THB: What are a couple of your writing rituals or quirks?

KD: I listen to music while writing but when editing I listen to nature sounds. I found a pretty good 10 hour rainstorm that I am able to edit with so the distractions in my house are easier to ignore.

THB: Can you give us one of your favorite quotes or moments from this series?

KD: Even though it’s not exactly a happy moment, I like the mall scene in Soul Taken. It was definitely heart-pounding to write and I hope I can convey that feeling to my readers.

THB: What's next? Are you currently working on the 3rd book in The Life After series? Are you working on anything else? 

KD: I am working on the 3rd book in the series at the moment and I have another series in the very early stages of planning that I am excited about!

THB: Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me today Katlyn! 

KD: You are so welcome! Thanks for having me.

The Author

clip_image001Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in western Massachusetts. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.

Katlyn now lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and adorable Wheaten Terrier and she is thrilled to finally share her stories with the world.



The Books:

SOUL TAKEN (The Life After, Book 1):


SOUL TAKEN (The Life After #1) by Katlyn Duncan

Release date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Carina UK


After-life just got a lot more complicated

Maggie is a Soul Collector. It’s her job to transport souls from the Living Realm to the After – but during a mission to find a stolen soul, she ends up stuck in a teen mean girl’s body.

Trapped, Maggie’s soul is catapulted into Ally’s life – and the human world she hasn’t experienced for one hundred years. But, as a descendant of the most powerful beings in the After, Maggie must rescue Ally before the girl’s soul dies…

To survive, Maggie must uncover devastating secrets – because with one soul taken by a terrifying enemy, Maggie’s could be next!





Author: Katlyn Duncan

Release Date: October 28, 2013

Publisher: Carina UK

Series: Book 2, The Life After Trilogy

Genre: YA Paranormal

ISBN: 9781472044556


Life after Life

Now Maggie has been given the chance of her after-life to become a Guard, nothing will stand in her way. Not even the undeniable attraction she feels for her trainer and past love—Jackson. But when the battle between Shadowed and Guard begins again which side will she choose?

When her boss, Felix, partners Jackson and Maggie up with Ally and Cooper to investigate terrifying Shadowed activity, she doesn’t think it could get any worse. Jackson and Cooper barely tolerate each other and this time, Maggie isn’t just proving her loyalty to the Guard during one mission...she has a side mission too. One so secret and so dangerous she can’t tell a soul...



The Giveaway

There is a tourwide giveaway for an Amazon eGiftCard valued at $15 USD. It is open Internationally to anyone who is able to accept an Amazon GC.

There is also a tourwide giveaway for a set of Kindle eBook copies of SOUL TAKEN and SOUL POSSESSED to one winner.

The giveaway ends on Monday, November 11th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.

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The Tour

Week One

Oct. 21stThe Happy Booker – Review SOUL TAKEN + Interview

Oct. 22ndRealm of the Sapphired Dragon – Review SOUL TAKEN & SOUL POSSESSED

Oct. 23rdDark Novella – Review SOUL TAKEN & SOUL POSSESSED

Oct. 24thIrisjeXx – Review SOUL TAKEN & SOUL POSSESSED

Oct. 24thBooker Like a Hooker – Review SOUL TAKEN & SOUL POSSESSED

Oct. 25thMagical Urban Fantasy Reads – Guest Post

Week Two

Oct. 28thTwo Chicks On Books – Playlist Guest Post

Oct. 29thTween 2 Teen Book Reviews – Review SOUL TAKEN & SOUL POSSESSED

Oct. 30thCurling Up With A Good Book – Interview

Oct. 31stAddicted Readers – Guest Post

Nov. 1stParanormal Book Club – Interview

Week Three

Nov. 4thChasm of Books – Guest Post

Nov. 5thLost in Ever After – Review SOUL TAKEN

Nov. 6thLeft to Write – Review SOUL TAKEN & SOUL POSSESSED + Interview

Nov. 7thBook2Buzz – Interview

Nov. 7thEndless Reading – Review SOUL TAKEN & SOUL POSSESSED

Nov. 8thMoonlight Gleam’s Bookshelf – Review SOUL TAKEN & SOUL POSSESSED + Guest Post

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