Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Blog Tour: Lifeblood by Gena Showalter - Guest Post and Giveaway

Title: Lifeblood
Series: Everlife #2
Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: February 28, 2017
Source: Irish Banana Book Blog Tours

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | Indiebound

Hi Everyone!  I am back with another lovely post about Lifeblood!  However, this time it is for a blog tour and not for a blitz!

This time I have for you guest post from Gena Showalter.  She was awesome enough to take some time out to answer a question for us!  Check it out!

What was the inspiration behind the Everlife series? 
I love scripture, and there are numerous scriptures about kingdoms not of this earth, kingdom vs. kingdom, a war between spiritual forces, and the power of choice.  Top those off with scriptures about life and death, blessing and cursing, light and dark, good and evil, and color me inspired!  In fact, once the idea for the Everlife series hit me – life as we know it is just a dress rehearsal and real life actually begins after death, in the afterlife, where only two realms are in power -- I was basically foaming-at-the-mouth eager to sit down and write book one (Firstlife).  Good and evil at war?  Yes!   But who is good and who is evil?  Everything is not always as black and white as it seems. 
I know many readers have said they consider Troika a type of heaven and Myriad a type of hell, but that isn’t exactly what I had in mind when I crafted them.  To me, the “hell” realm is Many Ends (where the Undecided go…and maybe others, though I can’t say who without giving spoilers, and the “heaven” realm is the Rest.  Troika and Myriad are merely paths that can lead to light or darkness, and for everyone – those in the light and those in the dark -- there will be bumps along the way.    
While the concept seems to totally contradicts the widely held believe that this life is the only one we will ever live, it gave me the opportunity to explore the idea that what we do now will matter for eternity. And of course, it enabled me to add a forbidden romance to the mix.  My favorite!  Ten, the heroine, is falling in love with one realm, but falling in love with the boy from the other realm.  Who will she choose?  The realm/home or the boy?


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  1. I always love hearing about what inspired an author's story and where they drew their inspiration from. It always adds so much depth to the story when readers can kind of understand why they chose certain things to base their story off of and how they incorporated and changed specific things to suit their story. (Does that make sense? Hopefully it does :) )

    Thanks so much for the chance!

  2. Hearing the author's inspiration behind the book makes us understand the book better! Thanks for the post!


  3. Thanks for sharing the inspiration behind the book.

  4. Oh that's so neat! Love hearing about the inspiration behind parts of an author's work! As an aspiring author it continues to amaze me how authors can come up with these amazing books!