Monday, July 21, 2014

Soul Twister Blog Tour ... YAY!

Welcome to my stop on the Soul Twister (A Touched Girl #3) by Robyn Jones Blog Tour!

I’m so excited to be a part of this tour and I’m really happy that I interviewed Robyn this time! Don't miss her blog 

And hey, please join us, hang out, comment, check out the Touched Girl series because books 1 & 2 are only $0.99 on Amazon and Smashwords!! And don't forget to enter the rafflecopter giveaway!!


Soul Twister (A Touched Girl Novel #3) by Robyn Jones
Published: Expected Publication - 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance


Goodreads Summary:

Months into recovering from the bloody events that took place in Soul Bender, Anna Pierce is ready to get back out there and fulfill her self-crafted destiny. Sadly, no one in her life feels the same way. The emergence of buried memories and out-of-the-blue powers send her straight into regular sessions with the school counselor. If only she could talk about her overly protective vampire boyfriend or the real threat posed by former friends turned enemies or her new guide who makes her former guide look like a bowl of sunshine. Anna has a lot going on, but at least she's too busy to think about her first Christmas at Ella's.


And now it’s time for the interview! Let’s find out more about Robyn and the Touched Girl series!

How did you start writing?

Okay, so I started and stopped two times before hard times made me commit to really writing. My first attempt was a children’s book that made me cry every time I read it. My second attempt was a blog (not my current robgirlbooks blog) I had my then husband read it. He told me it was not good at all.

What this book/series means to you? Talk a little about your feelings about it.

In the Touched Girl series, I wanted to explore the question, “What is autism?” Because my oldest has mild autism, it is the most common question I get. I give people my various theories, but in my mind, I always travel to what autism can be. We can’t see in the mind of someone with autism and I’m betting it’s a fantastical place.

What is the process you follow before you self-publish? (Editing, beta readers, ARC’s)

A year and a half in, I’m still at the newbie author stage even though Soul Twister is the 4th book I’ve published. I tried ARC’s this time around. I’m not sure the value of ARC’s for indies since we create our own timeline. We can click publish and send finished copies to reviewers instead of advanced copies that still require fine-tuning. I really enjoy the formatting stage because it’s cut and dry work unlike editing decisions that can drive a person mad! I usually have a panic attack before clicking publish. I call my sister and tell her how much I suck. I remember the same feeling before art shows when I painted. After I click publish, I go on a story bender, books, movies, TV shows.

What are your thoughts on writing a book series? Any tips?

Holy cow, Athina, you and I are very similar about this I think. I love book series! I always want more. It’s my number one complaint when I finish a book. You couldn’t have enough epilogues for me. I’m not sure what I’ll do at the end of the Touched Girl series. It’s only four books long. Will I be able to walk away from it? Ask me if I have any tips a few years from now.

How did you get the idea for this series?


The children’s book I mentioned earlier was about a little boy with autism whose superhero power was making people want to be better people. That evolved into Soul Walker and the story of Anna Pierce. I loved the idea of an unassuming hero with a tremendous spirit. When I ventured into Anna’s world, I just discovered paranormal romance. I had the best time playing with the idea of autism in a world of fangy monsters and unexpected protectors.

About Robyn Jones:

I laugh when people fall down. It's a glitch in my programming, but even my mom has suffered this quirk. I have a BA in Studio Art from the University of Puget Sound. My boys make me laugh every day. I steal pens; I try real hard not to. I collect those free bookmarks at the checkout counter at libraries. I've had more stitches than anyone I know. I love stories; writing them, reading them, watching them. You can email me at robgirlbooks@gmail.com.


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6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for being part of the tour, Athina! Our interview felt like a real chat. I can't wait to be part of your tour when you share your books with the world!

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    1. It's my pleasure, Robyn! Yes, we should do it again! I have many ideas for posts-interviews!:)

      Oh, I hope I can move past the editing phase so I can finally share them! It feels so hard sometimes.

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    2. I understand, but you're not alone and eager readers will be waiting when it all comes together.

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  2. What a great interview. You had some fantastic questions, Athina. I love Robyn's whole outlook on autism. It's what makes Anna so special...that look into such a glowing and unique mind. Thanks so much for being a part of the tour! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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    1. Thank you, Jaclyn! I'm always happy to help!Oh, and I love the cover! You rock!:)

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  3. What a stunning interview! I loved getting to know you Robyn :)

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

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