Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Five Corners: The Marked Ones- Giveaway



Five Corners: The Marked Ones
By
Cathi Shaw 

BLURB

Growing up in a sleepy village untouched by distant wars and political conflicts, it was easy for Thia, Mina and Kiara to forget such horrors existed in the Five Corners. That is until the dead child is found; a child that bears the same strange birthmark that all three sisters possess. A Mark their mother had always told them was unique to the girls.

Kiara’s suspicions grow as their Inn is soon overrun with outsiders from all walks of life. Strangers, soldiers and Elders who all seem to know more about what is happening than the girls do.

After Mina barely survives an attack in the forest, the sisters are faced with a shattering secret their mother has kept from them for years. As danger closes in around them, the sisters are forced from their home and must put their trust in the hands of strangers. With more questions than answers, Kiara finds herself separated from everyone she loves and reliant on an Outlander who has spent too much time in army. She doesn’t trust Caedmon but she needs him if she has any hope of being reunited with her sisters and learning what the Mark might mean.

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EXCERPT

"It's not a dream this time, Thia."

"I know," she admitted in a whisper. "But how is this happening?"

Teague shook his head at her, his hair falling forward over his forehead. "I know you're shocked. I was, too, when I first saw you. Then I realized that what we thought were only dreams, were just forays into a different reality." Excitement lit up his features. "A reality that, at times, feels more real than this one, don't you agree?"

Thia opened her mouth to deny what he was saying, even as a dozen memories burst to life in her head.

For the first time Thia noticed he was taller than in her dreams. Not as tall as her sisters but certainly taller than she.

He looked down at her, his eyes unreadable in the fading afternoon light.

And yet the essence of him was so familiar. Before she could stop herself Thia instinctively reached out to touch his forearm, wanted to feel the warm muscles above his gloves, to reassure herself that he was real.

Teague jerked away before she could reach him and Thia felt an inexplicable sense of hurt flood through her.

"I'm real, Thia," he whispered aloud, his breath stirring the hair on her forehead. "But you can't touch me. I can't explain right now but please don't try."


INTERVIEW

1. What is your favorite Joke? 
I don’t have one but I am addicted to fi
nding funny memes on Tumblr.

2. Where do you get your best ideas?
I really don’t know where my ideas come from. They just come. But I think I’m definitely inspired by all the great books I read and by all the awesome teens that are in my life. I’m lucky to be exposed to some pretty amazing people.

3. What do you do to relax?
Cook and bake. And soak in bubbly baths. Not all at once, of course.

4. Do you write about what turns you on?
Nope. I tried to write romance for a bit and I’m horrible at erotic scenes.

5. If we were to come to your house for a meal, what would you give us to eat?
An awesome vegan meal – I can’t say what I’d have to see what was fresh at the market and then get inspired.

6. Are you a romantic?
Definitely!

7. Do you listen to music when you're writing?
Sometimes I listen to music but it has to be playing very low and be relaxing music. Otherwise I get distracted.


AUTHOR BIO


Cathi Shaw lives in Summerland, BC with her husband and three children. She is often found wandering around her home, muttering in a seemingly incoherent manner, particularly when her characters have embarked on new adventure. In addition to writing fiction, she teaches rhetoric and professional writing in the Department of Communications at Okanagan College and is the co-author of the textbook Writing Today.

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73 comments:

  1. I like any review of Cathi's brilliant works. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Wow! Thanks for your kind words, Mai! :)

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  2. I loved the interview, I really enjoy learning about authors and what goes in in their minds :) Thanks for the post and giveaway! :)

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Carla! Good luck in the giveaway. :)

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  3. Thanks for hosting me, Sarah! :)

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  4. I enjoyed your interview. This sounds like an awesome story.

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  5. I liked the author's bio best. Cathi Shaw sounds intelligent and creative :)

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    1. Haha! Thanks, Courtney. I try. ;)

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  6. I liked the excerpt. It made me want to read more.

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    1. That's great, Katy! Thanks for the feedback.

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  7. I liked hearing about the author the best.

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  8. Thank you for posting and for the giveaway!
    -Leslie
    carykhepburn{at}yahoo{d]tcom

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  9. i like learning her favorite joke

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    1. Except I don't have one! Haha!

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  10. I really like the quick overview but also that there is a personal bit about the author!

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  11. liked the blurb and excerpt - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  12. Honestly, the chance to win a gift card - thanks! (CarmenQ)

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    1. Good luck in the draw, Carmen! :)

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  13. I loved Cathi's bio, that she's Canadian and that she'd cook me a meal. I love vegan meals but I'd eat anything provided someone else was cooking.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

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    1. Haha! Thanks, Sarah. Right now I"m experimenting with Modified Atkins Diets for Epilepsy (for my daughter who's 16 and prefers to be vegan). Let me tell that is a challenge trying to keep her carb servings between 10-20g a day and still stay vegan.

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  14. liked the interview - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  15. I enjoy how detailed the post is, it includes a lot of information not only about the book but about the author as well.

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  16. I enjoyed the interview the most. It is always fun learning more about people.

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    1. I agree! I love learning about new people, Kristi. :)

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  17. i liked learning what she listens too when she's writing

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    1. My new obsession when I'm writing is listening to Ellie Goulding. She's awesome for writing to! :)

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  18. I like the interview and getting to know the author. :-) Deb P

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  19. Well, I've never heard of this author before, so my favourite part is the giveaway (sorry)

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    1. Haha! That's cool. I like it when people are honest.

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  20. I like the interview, it shows that she is just like the rest of us.

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    1. Yes, definitely just another human on the planet Earth. :)

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  21. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.
    psiu@ live.com

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Patrick. :)

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  22. Bailey Dexter Great review, I love it when I get to read a excerpt about a book first!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the excerpt - I like that, too! :)

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  23. I liked the interview! diana

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  24. I liked the interview the best

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  25. liked the interview - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  26. I love stories that talk about different realities so this looks like one I would enjoy.

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  27. I love scrolling through posts on tumblr, too! But I don't like listening to music while I'm reading or writing, I just find it so distracting.. Great interview!!!

    Wajiha

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  28. I loved the blurb! The book sounds very interesting.

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