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Friday, September 7, 2012

Demons Blog Tour


I am happy to be one of the stops on this fourth day of the Demons Blog Tour.

Demons are not just killers, they are also masterminds.

Kate’s life is far from normal. She can see Auras, her boyfriend is immortal, and her powers make her a target. But now that the Demon Lord is hunting her, things are about to go from dangerous to truly deadly. Packed with action, mind-blowing plot twists, and characters you can’t get enough of, this is a fast-paced, heart-pounding read from cover to cover.

I was concerned that I might be totally lost reading Demons without having read Seers (the first book in the series), but Demons stood on its own feet! This isn't in any way a recommendation to skip Seers if you can get your hands on a copy though. I was able to read Seers after the fact, and it makes Kate, Patrick and the other characters even more endearing than they are in Demons. And yes, I just used the word endearing for a book about demons, but there is so much more to the book than the demons.

As a Seer, Kate has the ability to see auras (colors around people that indicate their mood, and if they are human, demon, or guardian). She and her two guardians (Patrick and Tony) are constantly on their toes battling and/or dodging the enemy (both demons and humans).

Frost's demons, while definitely bad guys, didn't illicit unsettling, dark feelings (a major bonus-I like conflict, but don't want to be weighed down by evil).

The romance between Kate and Patrick was sweet. There are several kissing scenes, but they never let their passion go overboard.

The ending was intense! A definite cliff-hanger that makes me eagerly anticipate Guardians, the final book the in trilogy.

I was very impressed with Heather Frost's writing, even more so when I learned how young she is. Her story was compelling and the characters were excellent!

Interview with author Heather Frost

How did you come up with the idea for this series?

I started thinking about guardian angels, and what life might be like for them. How they got there, what they do, that sort of thing. Those thoughts simmered for a couple weeks, and then suddenly, in a single moment while making up some lunch, everything fell into place. Demons, Guardians, and Seers—the inspiration was undeniable. Kate Bennett, my main character, was the last to climb on board, and then I started typing, and didn’t stop until all three manuscripts were complete.

I am so impressed that you've had two novels published while in college! How do you find the time to write and work on your degree?

I don’t sleep. :) Just kidding, I love my sleep. Nothing could keep it from me! Actually, I just do a lot of writing during the summers and weekends. I wrote the entire Seers Trilogy (over 600 pages) in a summer, so during the school year I’m mostly polishing, editing, and marketing my books. Don’t get me wrong, its still a huge juggling act. But it’s nice not having to write from scratch.

What do you plan on doing once you graduate with your BS in English?

I plan to devote more time to writing. I have so many stories clamoring in my head, demanding to be written. Not to mention plenty of already written novels, just asking for a little bit of attention, so they can have their chance at publication. All of this while keeping up a day job, of course . . .

What is the expected publication date for the final book in this series, Guardians?

Fall 2013.

Who is your favorite character in your books, and why?

Picking a favorite character is terribly difficult. But a favorite is definitely Lee. She’s just an awesome best friend, and an incredible girl. She’s brave enough to be herself, no matter what, and I really admire her for that. And of course she’s just plain funny. What’s not to like about Lee?

Are there any books that you would recommend as must-reads?

I can tell you some of my favorite books, sure. “Jane Eyre”, by Charlotte Bronte; “The Scarlet Pimpernel”, Baroness Orczy; “Harry Potter”, J.K. Rowling; “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”, Rick Riordan (I’m such a kid at heart!).

Do you like having books you enjoy made into movies? What is the best/worst adaptation you've seen?

It depends. I’m usually skeptical when I first hear a book is coming out as a movie, but I’m more than happy to give it a chance. Best book to movie: Hunger Games. Wasn’t that breath-taking? I loved every second! Worst book to movie? . . . Eragon comes to mind . . . But sometimes—very rarely—I love both the movie, and the book, even though they’re different. The Harry Potter series fits into that category, definitely.

If money were no object, where would you like to go, and what would you like to do while you are there?


I’d love to travel all over Europe, starting in Ireland. I’d try to see absolutely everything, but at my own pace, no rush. I think that could eat up a few years of my life, easy.


Do you have any unusual habits while you write?

Aside from talking to myself, nothing really comes to mind. I love listening to music.

Heather, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer my questions!

GIVEAWAY

Heather has offered an electronic copy of Demons to one Literary Time Out follower. The giveaway will be open through September 13th, and the randomly selected winner will be posted on September 14th. To enter, make sure you are following via Google Friend Connect, and then comment below by answering the following question:

If you were given the choice at death of being a guardian (immortality) or going to heaven, what would you choose?

You can earn extra entries by sharing on your blog, Facebook, and Twitter. Leave a comment with the link for each entry.

About the Author

Heather Frost was born in Sandy, Utah, and raised in a small Northern Utah town. She is the second oldest of ten children, and she has always been an avid reader and writer. She graduated from Snow College and is currently attending Utah State University. She enjoys playing the flute, listening to all types of music, and watching a wide variety of movies. Ever since she wrote her first short story—at the age of four—she has dreamed of one day becoming an author. Demons is her second published novel. Visit www.HeatherFrost.com to leave her a message, or learn more about her and the Seers Trilogy.

You can also follow Heather on Facebook and Goodreads.

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