Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tour: Kindred of the Fallen by Isis Rushdan (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please welcome Serenity Shaw from Isis Rushdan's Kindred of the Fallen!

Character Interview: Meet Serenity Shaw

Where do you dream of traveling to and why? 
The Himalayas to visit House (or clan) Herut. It was my father’s home before he left to be with my mother, and my mate, Cyrus, will be the leader one day. I’d also like to visit House Aten in Iceland and House Sekhem, which is in some secretive location in the Sahara. My mother has ties to both of those Houses and I might find a clue as to what really happened to her.

Tell us about your family.
My parents each left their Houses or clans to try life away from their collectives. When I was five, my mother abandoned us. My father was so heartbroken that he committed suicide. At least that’s what I remember.

What was the scariest moment of your life?
When I realized I was falling in love with Cyrus. It happened so fast and I knew I’d have to demolish one life with a wrecking ball in order to have a new one with him. It also meant bloodthirsty warriors from House Sekhem were going to try to kill me. You’ll have to read the book to learn more. But the realization that I was in love with the most amazing and annoyingly bossy male was also the best moment of my life.
Has Cyrus taught you any life lessons you’d like to share?
How to love and give of myself regardless of the sacrifices I might have to make.

What are your favorite TV shows?
I only DVR the Real Housewives of New York and Atlanta. It’s too entertaining not to watch, but Cyrus just sighs and shakes his head at it.

What is your favorite beverage? 
Big, bold red wine.Amarone and Primitivo are my favorites.

What songs are most played on your Ipod?
“Furious Angels” by Rob Dougan. If Cyrus had a theme song, this would be it.
“The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning” by Smashing Pumpkins
“The Last Beat Of My Heart” by DeVotchKa
“That’s How Strong My Love Is” by Alicia Keys

If you could apologize to someone in your past, who would it be?
My best friend, Evan.

Who should play you in a film? 
Paula Patton. She was pretty kick-ass in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. I have no idea who could play Cyrus. He has the debonair swagger of Michael Fassbender and the smoking hot bod of Wolverine. Aaah, I’m a lucky gal, but don’t tell him I said that. 

Do you prefer ice cream or pie?
I like both, so pie a la mode would be my choice.
What would we find under your bed?
The sneakers I tossed off after my morning run, my crossbow and bolts, and a sketchpad with drawings of my mother.

What makes you happy?
Painting, running, knowing who I really am…Cyrus.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I get a lot of heat for my human mindset. Kindred don’t like it or understand it since I’m the first of our kind to be raised away from a collective, but I love looking at the world with human eyes and hope I always do. 
Thanks to all the ladies at Reading Between the Wines for having me on! I’ll stick around to take any questions and Isis Rushdan promised to stop by as well.

Kindred Chronicles Book One
Isis Rushdan
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Date of Publication: January 8, 2013
ISBN: 9781619212893
ASIN: B009R89AF2
Number of pages: 444
Word Count: 115,000
Cover Artist: Kanaxa
Serenity’s soul-reading ability lets her easily create custom tattoos. Everything else in her life is a struggle, from trying to make it work with her best friend, Evan, to nightmares and visions that make her question her sanity.
Then she meets a man who sharpens her craving for something more.
Cyrus has been preparing to claim her as his Blessed mate—the other half of a split soul that, once reunited, is his only chance to break the curse that plagues his people.
One moment, armed militants are firing questions Serenity cannot answer. The next, she is safe in Cyrus’s arms…and learning she isn’t even human. She is Kindred, blessed with preternatural powers, cursed to suffer the twin horrors of the blood rage and the dark veil. 
Their union is the greatest hope for redemption in a thousand years, but not all Kindred want to be saved. A dark secret could snuff out their lives before love has a chance to unite them…and redeem the Kindred for all time.
Greater the love…sweeter the pleasure…higher the price that must be paid.
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About the Author:

Isis Rushdan was born and raised in New York City. She has a B.A. in psychology from The Ohio State University. Wanderlust has taken her across the globe and has kept her moving every three years. Fortunately, she is blessed with a husband who shares her passion for travel, movies and fantastic food. Prior to following her bliss as a writer, she had a bright career as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. She currently resides in sunny Florida, where she hopes to finally  establish  roots,  with  her  husband,  son  and  canine  kiddies.

Tour Wide Giveaway
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  1. Thanks again for me and my heroine, Serenity on today!

  2. Love this =) Thanks for the giveaway
    & Happy Thursday!
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

  3. Sounds really good. I can't wait to read this book.

  4. An insightful character interview thank you.

  5. Beautiful cover! Sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. I love the cover. Thank you for the look inside this world. Would love to read this one.

  7. Thanks for the giveaway! Love the cover of this book!


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