Sunday, June 22, 2014

Taking Back Sunday by: Cristy Rey Blog Tour and Review with Questions

Title: Taking Back Sunday (Incarnate Book One)
Author: Cristy Rey
Genre: Supernatural Suspense/ Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: March 11, 2014

After five years on the run, Sunday has finally settled into a seemingly normal life in Columbia, South Carolina. What her two best friends don’t know is that Sunday has a secret past. She is the Incarnate, a conduit of mystical energy transcendent of the mundane and the divine. For most of her life, she served under Bernadette, the most powerful witch in the Northwest. Her power is terrifying, and what she remembers of her past—and what she doesn’t—haunts her. In the year that she’s been attempting to be anything but the Incarnate, Sunday has fought her abilities tooth and nail, but it’s been worth it. When Sunday joins her friends’ coven for an innocent gathering, Sunday discovers a darkness hidden beneath the blanket of the coven’s magic and she is determined to find out who is behind it and what she has planned.

For the last four years, Cyrus has been the point man on the contract to recapture the Incarnate and deliver her to the Pastophori of Iset. A gifted tracker and a fearless werewolf, he harbors a wild, inexplicable passion for the Incarnate that has driven him to hunt her. He was one of the original captors that brought her to Bernadette when his obsession with her began. Having found her, Cyrus and his pack find themselves torn between two objectives: take her by force and deliver her to yet another group of fanatics, or help her uncover the traitor among her coven.

Taking Back Sunday (Incarnate #1)

Overall Rating 5 stars!!

            This books has it all, werewolves, witches, and warlocks. I love supernatural books and this book didn’t disappoint. I started to read this book and I was not able to set it down. The storyline drew me in on page one.
            Sunday is and Incarnate, which means she can channel a lot of power. She was kidnaped and now she goes from place to place trying to hide. She did lose some of her memory. Sunday is a great strong female role and I really love her and her character. Then there is Cyrus who is a werewolf who is tracking her. He has been looking for her for years. But he always seems to miss her. He thinks Sunday is one of the bad people, which she isn’t. I really love Cyrus as well.
            This book was very exciting and I was on the edge of my seat. I love all the supernatural beings that were in this book. I think it was a fresh new concept in the supernatural book world. Cristy is a brilliant author and I really am glad I got to read this book. If you are into supernatural books I recommend this one. You won’t regret it.

Indie writer. Reader. Knitter. Short hair-enthusiast. Fairy godmother. Coffee-addict. Pet-parent. TV show marathoner. Ostrich-human hybrid.

Cristy Rey lives in Miami, FL. She is a reader and writer most of the time, and a knitter much less of the time than she was six months before she took up writing again.

Cristy writes the books that she likes to read. Her women are strong and out-spoken (most of the time), and her men run the gamut. Love stories abound in Cristy's work because, really, aren't love stories the best? Her stories also touch upon themes of identity, intimacy, family, and social issues. There's always a killer soundtrack running in the background of her novels - all you need to do is turn to the playlist to know what's up.

If you met Cristy, you’d probably tell her that she’s tall since people seem to think that she needs to become aware of said fact. She and her friends get together to drink tea, eat scones, and talk about Sherlock—they sometimes pretend they’re a book club but that’s just their excuse to get together

My interview with the Author!!!
1.    When did you decide to write?
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. As far back as 7th grade, I had a writing portfolio with projects in various stages. I’m a lifelong poet who never had inclination to publish poetry or literary, but was interested in publishing (or at least getting printed copies) of fun, fast reads. I don’t think I decided to really become an indie publisher until after I was ready to put out Taking Back Sunday, the first book of my urban fantasy series, Incarnate Series.
2.   How did you come up with the idea of your newest book?
It’s tough to answer this because my “newest book” won’t be published until late 2015 and, before then, I’ve got at least 5 more books coming out! What I can say is that my inspiration comes from a variety of places. I’m a fan girl, an avid reader of a variety of genres and formats, a tried and true fan of the obscure, a music junky; and all of it finds its way into my writing.
3.   What Genre do write?
I write primarily two genres: urban fantasy (like the Incarnate Series) and romantic women’s fiction (my standalones Weeping Angels and Heart Grow Fonder will be out in July and December 2014, respectively). I feel my style of writing within those genres is unconventional, though, and I’ve been told as much. It’s my hope to continue bringing diversity to the genres I write, if only by virtue of telling the stories I want to tell in the manner that I want to tell them.
4.   Would you ever write with another author if asked?
I’ve been asked and, honestly, I don’t have time. It does interest me, however.
5.   Who is your biggest inspiration?
I’m fortunate that I am surrounded by people that I aspire to. My friends and my family are a diverse bunch of eccentrics, creatives of all types, and activists. My biggest inspiration is them, each and every one of them. 
6.   Who are some of your favorite authors?
My all-time favorites are Jane Austen, Neil Gaiman, Thomas Pynchon, John Krakauer, Flannery O’Connor, Elmore Leonard, Chuck Palahniuk, and Alan Moore, to name a few. Authors that I look forward to new releases from are Patricia Briggs, Carrie Vaughn, MLN Hanover, Brigid Kemmerer, Heather Graham, and Lisa McMann.  
7.   What genre do you like to read?
As you can see from the last answer, I like to read every genre.
8.   What was the last book that you read?
Lately all I’ve been reading is reference books. I’m a librarian so that’s nothing particularly rare. I am currently reading Bella Roccaforte’s INK: Fine Lines which is awesome and unique and, honestly, everyone should read it.
9.   What are you working on?
I’m just finishing edits on Trail of Dead, the follow-up to Taking Back Sunday that will be coming out in September. Then, I’ll immediately jump into edits for Weeping Angels, my standalone women’s fiction title that drops in July.

Fun Questions:
1.   Favorite Animal: Giraffe, ostrich, and cat.
2.  Favorite Color: Orange.
3.   Favorite Food: Thai.
4.  Favorite Genre of Music: Ha! Get this: Post-punk and lo-fi or garage rock.

5.   Favorite Season: Autumn. 

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