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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Great Summer Reads Countdown Blitz and Giveaway-Day 16: Such a Secret Place-Stolen Tears Book One By Cortney Pearson

Cortney Pearson is a mother, a musician, and a lover of all things pink and sparkly. She is the author of Phobic, about doors that shouldn't be opened, and the Stolen Tears series, about an enchanted vial of tears and the girl chosen to wield them. 

Cortney lives with her husband and three sons in a small Idaho farm town. She loves chocolate, romantic books, and classical music, and believes anything can be made better with a book tucked away for those just-in-case times.

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She is their protector.

In an emotionless world, tears are a precious commodity, valued for their magic and sold on the black market. When Ambry stumbles across a vial of these enchanted tears, she finds herself the target of not only the tyrannical Arcaian army, who is stealing her people’s magic left and right, but of handsome, battle-scarred Talon Haraway, who seeks the tears for his own personal vengeance.

Ambry soon realizes the reason for their interference: these tears are the most powerful ever shed. They are the key to saving her people and rescuing her brother and others who've been taken by the Arcaians.With the Arcaian army threatening her every move, and Talon attempting to take the tears from her, Ambry must keep the tears safe at all costs. Her people need them. Her brother needs them. She needs them.
And they need her.

With bold twists, a riveting world of magic-powered technology, and a slow-sizzle romance, find out why readers are calling Such a Secret Place “totally original!”

~ Amazon ~ Amazon UK

Top Ten List:

1.      If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
-Hermione's Time Turner
-Unlimited supply of books of my choosing
-Extra Saturdays every week

2.      Where do you write?
It depends. I do have an office, but I also like to be where my kids are. So I'll take a notebook and just scribble wherever they're playing, and then I add it into my computer later.

3.      How long does it normally take you to write a novel?
Depends on the novel. If it's fantasy with extensive world-building, usually several months to a year. If it's contemporary, I've written a novella in a month.

4.      What are your inspirations?
My kids, great movies, great books, people watching, my past experiences, my daydreams. ;)

5.      How did you come to write this particular book or series?
I was listening to a song while driving one day, and the thought just popped into my head--what if tears were MAGICAL? And it took off from there!

6.      What was the hardest part of writing your book, and how did you overcome it?
So many people asked very relevant questions that made me dig deeper into the world. I just had to let go of pride and answer them and tweak and tweak and tweak some more!

7.      What is your writing drive? The power that keeps you going when your writing gets difficult?
I love it. And I think that's it, I want to do my very best at it. So disappointments or supposed "failures" are actually very motivating for me to do better. 

8.      How did you come up with the title?
It's from Antoine de Saint Exupery's "The Little Prince." There's a quote that I had to obtain special permission to use, actually: "It is such a secret place, the land of tears."

9.      Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family member?

Writing friends and critique groups! 

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