Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Divinity of Anila by Cloud S. Riser - Book Tour + Giveaway


The Divinity of Anila
The Musings Book 1
by Cloud S. Riser
Genre:
YA Paranormal

--My name is Anila. Up until a few days ago, I thought I was just like
every other teenage girl. Seriously, life was awesome. I was popular,
had great grades, and was on my way to getting a scholarship to one
of the top universities in the state. Then my boyfriend decided to go
crazy on me, and I end up in a car with some other guy who claims
magic is real. Crazy, is what I say. Pretty sure he's out of his
mind. I--

--Hold on a minute, Nila is not giving me a fair chance. The name is Bailey,
and I'm not crazy. I'm a Muse. And so is she. That's why her
boyfriend got uber possessive on her. Muses inspire the best in
others, and without control over their magic, a Muse can be pretty
addictive to hang around.

Which is why I'm here, to teach Nila how to control that magic so she
doesn't cause any more problems with the every day humans. See--

--I hate how he says every day humans like I'm not one of them. Oh, and
get this, I apparently can't touch him, even just a tiny bit, because
we might create magical sparks...or something?--

--Look at all the things she doesn't know about being a Muse. The sparks
help us find our soul mate. Do I need to explain why I don't need her
touching me right now? We just met. Besides, it's common courtesy.
Keep your hands to yourself.



Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!
I happen to be fortunate enough to live in an area where there are a number of celebrity appearances. A while back, I decided there’s no point in denying myself the opportunity to see some of these people regardless of if I’m a super fan or not. I find celebrity culture fascinating since famous people are just as human as we are, right? So here’s a list of people I’ve interacted with:
·         Big Time Rush (twice): handshakes and me saying really stupid stuff all around. You say you won’t get star struck and you inevitably do.
·         The cast of Victorious: definitely all super sweet and fun people. Also very real.
·         The cast of Degrassi the Next Generation: my funny story for this is I was with my eldest who was a toddler at the time. The girls were all gushy over him while the guys were very confused as to what to do with a baby.
·         Zac Efron: We held eye contact for five seconds and he waved at me in response to my waving to him. Side note: he is short and skinny. They say if you see a person, they’ll later show up in your dreams, so I sure hope this is true. :P
·         Arnold Schwarzenegger: Filmed a scene and then chilled with a cigar. Didn’t get very close, but he was also not as big of a guy as it seems.
·         Joe from Blue’s Clues: saw him in a play. We arrived early and saw him rehearsing in the park over lunch.
·         For King and Country: met the lead singer before a concert. Got a picture with the kids who are super fans.

I’m sure I’m missing a few, and it might sound silly, but it was a lot of fun. It also might be research for future projects. You’ll just have to stay tuned.

Cloud S. Riser is a Minnesota native. She has lived in Minnesota her whole
life. She will probably remain there for her whole life too. The
mother of The Squid, Skyscraper, and two cats, her life is definitely
never dull. An adventure she braves with her husband. In order to
stay sane, she creates massive amounts of fiction which she has
decided to share with the rest of the world for the simple reason of:
she is a storyteller.



Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!





The Achlivan Cycle Series by Cloud S. Riser - Book Tour + Giveaway


Displaced
The Achlivan Cycle Book 1
by Cloud S. Riser
Genre:
SciFi, YA Romance

Chevelle Donahue thought going into work would be just like any other boring
day at the mall. Sure, there was her annoying co-worker Wicken
Sanders, and a promotional visit from teen heartthrob Timber Hudson,
to watch and keep her entertained. But who was she kidding? Working
retail was lame no matter what happened. A terrorist attack changes
everything - an attack from aliens of all things. The patrons are
given two options: comply or else. Complying means giving in to a new
set of rules and changing her entire life. "Or else" means
she has no chance of going home again. She must figure out the truth
behind why the aliens are holding everyone hostage. In doing so, she
risks her chance at freedom - but by the time she learns what's
really happening, she might not want it.


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Invited
The Achlivan Cycle Book 2

It's been three months since Chevelle Donahue, Wicken Sanders, and Timber
Hudson were taken from Earth by the Achlivans - an alien race
kidnapping humans in the name of preserving as much of Earth as
possible before it is destroyed.

Wicken has been sold to another alien race - The Gorgachan - and their way
of life is no where near as peaceful as the Utopia the Achlivans have
set up. While he tries to figure out a way back home to his beloved
Chevelle, he is caught in the middle of a fight that shouldn't involve him. 

Meanwhile, Chevelle and Timber work together to find a way to bring Wicken back
home again, along with how they can save their families back on
Earth. Someone on the Achlivan ship is working against them and their
happily ever after. Timber and Chevelle must choose between their own
desires and doing the right thing - and each must prepare to give the
performance of their lives if they're going to survive.



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Sheltered
The Achlivan Cycle Book 3

The exciting conclusion to the Achlivan Cycle!

Timber Hudson must come to terms with the loss of his family and friends
while at the same time being tasked with his greatest challenge:
saving humanity from becoming mindless drones. It'd be a lot easier
if Rumor would keep her nose in her own business and in prison where it belongs.

Meanwhile, Chevelle and Wicken must choose sides. One offers them the chance to
rebuild Earth from the ground up, and the other will return them to
Sanctuary to be with their family and friends. Neither choice is as
black and white as it seems.

And all must face great dangers.



What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?
In no particular order:
·         The Dark Tower Series – Stephen King
·         The Stand – Stephen King
·         The Harry Potter Series – J.K. Rowling
·         The Cormoran Strike Series – Robert Galbraith
·         The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
·         Updrift – Errin Stevens
·         Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell – Susanna Clarke
·         A Song of Fire and Ice Series – George R.R. Martin
·         Strange the Dreamer – Laini Taylor
·         Carve the Mark – Veronica Roth


Cloud S. Riser is a Minnesota native. She has lived in Minnesota her whole
life. She will probably remain there for her whole life too. The
mother of The Squid, Skyscraper, and two cats, her life is definitely
never dull. An adventure she braves with her husband. In order to
stay sane, she creates massive amounts of fiction which she has
decided to share with the rest of the world for the simple reason of:
she is a storyteller.



Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!