{Blog Tour + Interview} A Grave Inheritance by Kari Edgren

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

I'm so excited to be a part of Kari Edgren's A Grave Inheritance blog tour!! This sexy NA historical is the sequel to Goddess Born and I love it!! I hope you enjoy the author interview with Kari Edgren. Make sure to check out all the info about the book and Kari, and be sure to enter Kari's giveaway!

A Grave Inheritance

(Goddess Born, #2) 

Selah Kilbrid may descend from the goddess Brigid, but her heart beats—and breaks—the same as any human. Yet enduring the scorn of London's most noble lords and ladies is a small price to pay for a chance at true happiness. Selah would endure much more for love, and her betrothed, Lord Henry Fitzalan, is prepared to challenge anyone foolish enough to stand in their way—even another goddess born.

But when a captivating young gentleman draws Selah into a world shadowed by secrets, she is forced to confront her darkest fears. What if some differences are too great to overcome and a future with Henry is doomed from the start?
With these doubts threatening her impending marriage and the very last of Brigid's fire draining from her soul, a violent attack on an innocent child pushes Selah to the very edge of her power. She must find a way to cross into the Otherworld and regain her strength—or forfeit the streets of London to death and disease.


Goddess Born 

(Goddess Born #1)

Pennsylvania, 1730  
Selah Kilbrid keeps a dangerous secret: she has the power to heal.  
A direct descendent of the Celtic goddess Brigid, it's Selah's sacred duty to help those in need. But as the last of the Goddess Born living in the New World, she learned from an early age to keep her supernatural abilities hidden. The Quaker community of Hopewell has always been welcoming, but there's no doubt they would see her hanged if her gift was revealed.  
When a prominent minister threatens to try her with witchcraft unless she becomes his wife, Selah has only one hope--that her betrothed, a distant cousin from Ireland, arrives as planned. Marrying Samuel would keep her secret safe, preserve her sacred bloodline, and protect her from being charged as a witch.  
But when news of Samuel's death reaches the Colonies, Selah is truly on her own. Terrified, she faces an impossible choice--forfeit her powers and marry the loathsome Nathan? Or find an imposter to pose as her husband and preserve her birthright?


Kari Edgren Bio:

 Kari Edgren did not dream of becoming a writer. Instead, she dreamed of everything else and was often made to stay inside during kindergarten recess to practice her letters. Despite doting parents and a decent school system, Ms. Edgren managed to make it through elementary school having completed only one book cover to cover – The Box Car Children, which she read approximately forty-seven times. Things improved during high school, but not until she read Gabrielle Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude in college, did she truly understand the power of a book. Ms. Edgren aspires to be a Vulcan, a world-acclaimed opera singer, and two inches taller. She resides in the Pacific NW where she spends a great deal of time torturing her husband and children with strange food and random historical facts. Ms. Edgren hasn’t stopped dreaming, but has finally mastered her letters enough to put the stories on paper. 


Interview

What was the most challenging about writing A Grave Inheritance?

Most definitely striking the right balance between Selah’s setbacks and character growth. As this is the second book in a trilogy, she needed to be stretched and humbled to some degree to allow for significant growth later without entirely squashing her character.

 Can you tell us how the idea for the series was created? Is it completely different from how the idea initially started? 

The majority of the first book came to me while watching a lacrosse game. I was just sort of daydreaming, and then wham bam, there it was. About two-thirds of the way through Goddess Born, I realized it would be a trilogy and I already had the epilogue worked out in my mind. For the most part, the story has gone as planned, except for a plot twist in the third book that came to me while in the midst of cooking oatmeal. I was so excited, I almost forgot about feeding my children breakfast.

 Was the writing process of A Grave Inheritance more difficult than the first book?

I would say it was more different than difficult. The first story established the foundation of Selah’s world, but as A Grave Inheritance was set in England with many new characters, it often felt like I was writing a fresh story rather than a sequel.

 Who would you say you are the most like in the Goddess Born series?

This may be a matter of reality versus perception. I see myself most like either Cate or Nora – pragmatic and down-to-earth. Others who know me well may disagree.

 What were your initial reactions to seeing both of the stunning covers of the series? Which is your favorite? 

My initial thoughts for the first one were something like, “Wow. Selah is totally riding a wave of fire.” So lots of surprise there. The second better matched my idea of the story, and I love that it has historical elements in the design. Definitely the second one!

How many books will there be in the Goddess Born series? 
Three books.

 Do you have any new book ideas after the series is over?

I have so many ideas I’m not sure where to start other than it will most likely be contemporary. After living in the 1730’s for the past few years, I’m ready to spend some time in the modern world.

 Can you tell us what's to come in the third book?

The third book moves to Ireland where it draws a lot from the Celtic myth of Carman. She was either a Tuatha Dé goddess of black magic or a witch that sailed from Athens. Surprisingly little is known of her legend considering she almost destroyed Ireland with her three sons, Darkness, Evil and Violence. How’s that for a lovely family?

Thank you for hosting me today!

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Blog Tour Schedule:

December 2nd



Müjde Excerpt 2-Dec



December 3rd


December 4th




December 5th



December 6th


December 7th


SiMPLiREAD Review


December 8th


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