Saturday, November 23, 2013

Blog Tour: Heart-Shaped Emblor by Alaina Ewing

Young Adult Paranormal Romance/ Sci-Fi
Date Published: 10/11/2013

Hidden powers. Otherworldly boyfriends. FORBIDDEN SECRETS. 
For Aislinn Moore, attending college at seventeen isn’t a big deal. Not when compared to the difficulties associated with seeing ethereal beings and having prophetic dreams. 
As Aislinn learns to surmount the obstacles of her talents, she awakens something inside herself—an ancient memory, long forgotten. She senses there are reasons for her gifts, but remains unable to understand them. 
When Alexander Welch enters her life, she learns of the Ewlishash—the hope bringers—and thinks she may have found her answer. Alexander is sexy, sweet, and his talents are like something straight out of a Sci-Fi flick. Aislinn wonders if she may be like him, but the more she tries to fit his mold, the more her instincts scream that her destiny holds something even greater.

What is the hardest part of writing your books?

I don’t actually find the hardest part in the writing. I find that in the editing. Usually the story comes pretty easy for me. It’s only later, when I’m going back to add in scene detail or changing up a part of the story that’s not working, that I feel is difficult.

What songs are most played on your Ipod?

When I wrote The Heart-Shaped Emblor, I played a lot of Enya (for the romance scenes), Michael Jackson (for the scenes with injustice), and Muse (for the scenes where Aislinn is learning about herself or discovering a new talent).

Do you have critique partners or beta readers?

I do. I’m actually part of Cascade Writers. Several of the group members took part in editing this manuscript, whether it was just a chapter at a time, or by reading the entire manuscript.

What book are you reading now?

The History Of Ours by Natalia Lynn. I purchased her book at GeekGirlCon 2013 and so far, I’m really enjoying it.

How did you start your writing career?

I sat down and started writing. It wasn’t until I finished the manuscript that I decided to try and publish it. I don’t suggest this method. Not only did I have to chop the manuscript in half, but I also made all the newbie mistakes. Ultimately, though, I was just writing to get the characters in my head, down on paper. 

I’m not sure what my next release will be. I will have a second book to The Heart-Shaped Emblor, but I also have a dystopian romance series I’m shopping out. Either could be my next release.

Alaina Ewing lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two boys. She holds a degree in Multimedia Production and is the Assistant Chair for Cascade Writers, a nonprofit Milford-style workshop. She also makes jewelry, dream catchers, and enjoys working with herbs and essential oils. 

Her first novel, The Heart-Shaped Emblor, releases October 11, 2013 with Evil Girlfriend Media. The novel is the first in the Ewlishash Series. Read more about Alaina at

Twitter: Trinity1226 and/or EvilGMedia


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