Friday, October 5, 2012

Blog tour (Guest Post +Giveaway)): Star Child by Stephanie Keyes

Hi my dear readers, guess what? Today, we will have a guest post from author Stephanie Keyes of the Star Child, sounds familiar?.. I posted for its release day a few days ago,

The world is about to be cloaked in darkness. Only one can stop the night.
Kellen St. James has spent his entire life being overlooked as an unwanted, ordinary, slightly geeky kid. That is until a beautiful girl, one who has haunted his dreams for the past eleven years of his life, shows up spinning tales of a prophecy. Not just any old prophecy either, but one in which Kellen plays a key role.
Suddenly, Kellen finds himself on the run through a Celtic underworld of faeries and demons, angels and gods, not to mention a really ticked off pack of hellhounds, all in order to save the world from darkness. But will they make it in time?

To be available at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, Allromanceebooks, Kobo and Inkspell Publishing Website

find the trailer here.

 Why Is My Character a Guy?

Hi everyone! A special thanks to Abby, my gracious host for having me as a guest today!

I decided to blog about the above topic today because I get this question all the time. Why? Well, from what I’ve heard, writers tend to write in the voice of their own gender. At least, that’s what I’ve had pointed out to me repeatedly. So why did I go in a different direction?

Making the choice for a male protagonist came easily for me. In part, because I have a direct, no-nonsense approproach to things that I’ve been told is “mannish”. Imagine, a mannish woman in heels! But also, I’m the mother of boys and I’m married to someone who still has his “boyish” charm. Getting into the “male” head is almost as easy as breathing anymore.

Another reason is that men in my life are remarkable, in that they are sensitive. My husband often complains that he’s more sensitive than I am! I think as women, we’re often taught not to expect that or perhaps talk ourselves out of expecting sensitivity from a man.

When I thought about the audience for The Star Child, I wanted female readers, and male alike, to see that each of us are shaped by our experiences. They make us who we are and who we will become. What that means in a nutshell, is that it’s okay to be a sensitive guy and it’s okay to be a “mannish” girl (what is that anyway?!). Just as long as you be yourself…

Thanks very much for having me as a guest blogger today! Check out The Star Child below for some information on my debut novel! 

About the Author
Stephanie Keyes holds an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems as well as a Master's in Education. A seasoned, facilitator, Mrs. Keyes worked in Training and Development for an international telecommunications corporation for twelve years; spending the first eight years of her career as a Software Trainer and Technical Writer and the last four working in Human Resources and Employee Development.
In May of 2012, Mrs. Keyes left the corporate world to focus on her family and her writing full-time. She also operates a freelance graphic and instructional design business, Sycamore Road Design.
Inkspell Publishing will release her first novel, The Star Child, on September 21, 2012. She is now currently at work on the second book in The Star Child Trilogy, The Fallen Stars.
Keyes lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two children, and Riley the dog.
Contact Stephanie

We are giving away free books, posters and bookmarks! Just so you know, a part of the giveaway (paperback and posters) is open to US and UK only. The ebooks are international. 


  1. Hi Abby! Thanks for hosting me today!

    Also, please check out the trailer here.

    Thanks again!

    1. Hi Ms. Stephanie..:D
      It's my pleasure.. the trailer's superb.>:D

  2. Yay! I love writing in the male voice - and who doesn't love a sensitive guy? Fab post, Steph. Well said! :) xx

  3. I've been wanting to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. This book looks amazing!
    Thanks for the giveaway

  5. Looks way intriguing.
    Thanks for the giveaway! :D


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