I hope you guys are geared up for an awesome post today! One of my favorite people has a new book and I'm honored to help share it. Who are we talking about today? Amanda Strong and her newest novel, Holy and the Fallen! Today's post will feature and exclusive guest post and a giveaway! Stay around until the end!
Title: Holy and the Fallen
Series: The Watchers of Men Series #2
Author: Amanda Strong
Published: May 12th, 2015
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Content Warning: Minor violence, language, and clean romance
Synopsis: With the Northern City under construction, Micah and Eden’s lives are about to change again, when Micah is given new directions. It’s time for the Watchers, the fallen angels buried in the earth, to make their final choice—serve the captain or choose to remain loyal to Semjaza, the dark leader who led them to their downfall. Micah soon learns, however, that Eden is the one thing Semjaza wants more than anything, and he will go to great lengths to obtain her.
Torn between fulfilling his mission and not wanting to leave the ones he cares about, Micah must learn what it truly means to be the captain’s seer. Eden’s friends will be tested as they try to protect her, while each one of them discover there may be more to their gifts than they’d thought. In the war between angels and demons, gifts will be discovered and truths uncovered. All the while, one moment of weakness can prove to be the undoing of them all.
Holy and the Fallen is the exciting squeal to The Awakener by Amanda Strong.
Guest Post from Amanda Strong
First I want to say I’m so happy to be here on One Guy’s Guide to Good Reads! Ethan you do so much for us authors, so a huge thank you for having me today!
Originally for my guest post I was thinking of interviewing one of my characters from the Watchers of Men series. Then I decided it might be more fun to have the heroine from Holy and the Fallen and Hidden Monster meet and chat.
Let’s meet the characters first. Maybe this will help!
Eden (Holy and the Fallen): Samantha, why do you let fear run your life? You need to believe in yourself more.
Samantha (Hidden Monster): That’s easier for you to say, you weren’t abducted and tied up in a cabin. Not everything is roses, Eden. Believing in yourself won’t untie ropes.
Eden: True. I may not have been kidnapped, but I’ve had my fair share of freaky things too.
Samantha: Scarier than a monster taking you promising you’ll fall in love with him one day?
Eden: I may not have a psycho-path trying to get me to fall for him, but try having a demon crawl out from underneath your bed. I’ve been almost torn to shreds by my ‘monsters’ and if I didn’t have an angel watching out for me, I would definitely not be standing here today. Just know you’re never alone, Samantha. Remembering that helps me not be afraid and (Shrugs) leaving lights on when I sleep.
Samantha: I wish I could chase away my demons with a lamp. You’re right about one thing, Eden, I’m never alone. Just wish it were angel’s eyes following my every move.
Eden: Trust me, I know the feeling more than you know. Try having fallen angels stalking you. (Shivers).
Samantha: Fallen angels? Okay, maybe I’ll stop complaining.
Eden (smiles): The trick is, you’ve got to believe you are capable of so much more. Everyone has gifts, abilities that can help them face their fears.
Samantha: Man, I wish I had your outlook on life. So full of hope. One thing I’ve learned is you can trust no one.
Eden: Then you’ll always live in fear.
Samantha (cocks head to side): Fear is the one thing I can trust.
About the Author:
Born in Dekalb, Illinois, Amanda Strong has called Utah, Arizona, Hawaii, Virginia, and now New Mexico home. She has loved to spin tales since childhood. It was not uncommon to find her hiding in some random corner, scribbling away in her spiral-bound notebook, with her bright pink glasses. You could say some things have not changed.
Amanda signed with Clean Teen Publishing in the fall of 2013. She is the author of two paranormal, YA series: The Watchers of Men and Monsters Among Us.
The first novel in The Watchers of Men series, The Awakener, debuted in October of 2013. It has been an Amazon number one best seller in three Young Adult categories. Book two, The Holy and The Fallen, released May 12th of 2015. She is currently working on book three, The Watcher’s Mark, releasing spring of 2016.
Hidden Monster released November 4th of 2014, and it finished as a Finalist in the 2014 USA Best Book Award: Young Adult Category. It is book one of a brand-new young adult, sci-fi thriller series called Monsters Among Us.
When Amanda isn’t writing, you can find her chasing her three rambunctious children around the house and spending time with her wonderful and supportive husband. On some occasions, you can still find Amanda with her not-so-pink glasses, hiding in a corner reading her favorite young adult fantasy novels or working out only to blow her diet by eating ice cream.
Clean Teen Publishing Links:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
- A bookmark swag pack, winner’s choice of any Clean Teen Publishing eBook and a $15 Amazon gift card.
Giveaway is International.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Amanda is an awesome lady and has been a huge supporter of One Guy's Guide to Good Reads for months now and I am honored to help promote her newest works! I've had Hidden Monster on my TBR for months now, so I plan on buckling down ASAP and getting caught up on this one! Be on the lookout for my review soon! Thanks so much to Amanda and the team at Juniper Grove Book Solutions for allowing me to participate! Until next time, Happy Reading!