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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fast Interview and Giveaway: If Ever I Would Leave You: Arthurian Stories For A New Generation by Jenny Trout, Bronwyn Green, Jessica Jarman, Abigail Barnette


Surfacing by Bronwyn Green
A year after Tabby Nolan’s sister vanished from the Lake Michigan shore with her boyfriend, Liam, Tabby visits the spot where the two were last seen– and finds herself pulled into the crumbling world of Avalon.

Since his disappearance, Liam has been trapped in the mythical land, with no link to the world he knew. Now, their shared memories of Tabby’s missing sister are all they can cling to as Avalon dies around them.

But Tabby doesn’t want to be a replacement for her sister, and her growing attachment to Liam feels like a betrayal. As Avalon fades around them, Liam and Tabby must rely on each other– or be lost with the ancient kingdom forever.

What a great read. Each story has it's unique voice which made the experience of delving into the Arthurian world such a pleasure. Well done ladies. -Amazon

I love, love, loved all these stories! They are all so different, but so good. - Amazon

Browyn Green's Fast Interview

What made you interested in writing a new take on Arthurian lore?
This is gonna be a multi-reason answer. The first is that my mom used to tell me bedtime stories about Merlin and Arthur and his knights, so I’ve always loved Arthurian lore. Then Jess, Jen and I started recapping the BBC show, Merlin, and Jess had the fab idea to write Arthurian-related stories. So here we are.

Favorite character in your story and why? 
This is a tough one, but I’m going to have to go with Tabby. Despite the fact that she’s never really felt like she was good enough, she’s got a lot of hidden strength that she discovers during the course of the story.

What was your biggest challenge writing this book?
Honestly, it was simply finding time to write – uninterrupted time. I have a pretty…chaotic life.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Quirky. Distractible. Creative.

What would you name your autobiography?
“It Was a Calculated Risk, but, Man Am I Bad at Math: A Cautionary Tale.”
Albion’s Circle: The Deepest Cut by Jessica Jarman
For nineteen years, Anna has been plagued by dreams of lives lived only in legend. Finally free from the family that believed her hopeless and worthless, she’s ready to start her life over—alone.

When Anna meets an enigmatic stranger claiming to be the legendary wizard Merlin, she is forced to question the very reality she’s struggled to accept. With the mythic figures from her dreams intruding on her waking life, Anna learns that she’s been reborn to fight an ancient evil alongside King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

Caught in an ages old conflict, Anna is the key to stopping a dark magic that will destroy the world—and Merlin wants to make sure that this time, Anna isn’t alone.
Choice Fit For A Queen by Jenny Trout writing as Abigail Barnette
For perpetual overachiever Madison Lane, a summer studying Arthurian mythology in the Welsh countryside with professor Thomas Evans is a dream come true, and the adventure of a lifetime.

Of course, the enormous crush Madison developed on the professor after a semester of his lectures at U of M has absolutely nothing to do with her desire to learn more about the enduring legend of Camelot. At least, that’s what she’s telling her parents.

When Madison meets fellow student Rhys Crewe, sparks fly, throwing her plans for wild fling with Professor Evans completely out of whack—as do her unexpectedly complicated feelings for Thomas. With tales of Arthur and Lancelot haunting her every waking moment, Madison has to make the most difficult choice of her life.

About the authors:
Bronwyn Green is an author, blogger and compulsive crafter. She lives Michigan with her husband, two sons and three somewhat psychotic cats.

Bronwyn lives in Michigan with her wonderful husband, two amazing sons and three somewhat-psychotic cats. When not tormenting her characters, she can usually be found helping with reading and writing projects in her sons’ classrooms as well as being the car pool mom extraordinaire for seven teens.

Besides writing, she also enjoys reading, knitting, sewing, cross stitching, pottery, drawing—basically anything that helps her avoid the tortures of cleaning and cooking, She can also be found helping in her youngest son’s classroom or binge-watching Netflix while working on her latest craft project.

Jessica Jarman is an author, blogger, and rather obsessive fangirl. Having grown up in Upper Michigan and currently living in Minnesota, she is a Midwestern girl through and through. And wouldn’t have it any other way.

When Jessica isn’t working to get words on the page, she passes the time with her amazing husband and four children, attempting to be crafty (and failing miserably), squeeing uncontrollably over her favorite shows or curling up with a good book.

Abigail Barnette (Jenny Trout) is a writer, blogger, and funny person. She has written award winning and bestselling erotic romance as Abigail Barnette. 

Writing as Jennifer Armintrout, she made the USA Today bestseller list with Blood Ties Book One: The Turning. Her novel American Vampire was named one of the top ten horror novels of 2011 by Booklist Magazine Online. 

She is a proud Michigander, mother of two, and wife to the only person alive capable of spending extended periods of time with her without wanting to strangle her.


Bronwyn Green said...

Thanks so much for featuring #IEIWLY on your blog! :)

Sandy said...

I think I like Arthur...

I am in Canada-thanks for the giveaway.

Mer said...

Gawain! I love Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and it's so interesting to see how he is portrayed in different retellings.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to say Merlin! I loved all the movies about him. Great post and Blog BTW!

Kimberly Sue said...


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Lancelot :)

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My favourite character is Morgana