Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Blog Tour: Betrayed by Ednah Walters Interview & Giveaway!

I am so happy to have Ednah Walters here as part of the blog tour for her new novel, Betrayed. I loved this book and her writing, so it is fantastic to have her here! Let's give a big thanks to Ms. Walters and The Bookish Snob for setting up this tour. :)

Hello! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and agreeing to answer a few of my questions. I loved both Awakened and Betrayed so I am very excited. :)

Thank you, Natalie, for inviting me to stop by your site.

What made you decide to write YA fantasy?

Hmm, why YA? I think there’s a young girl in me dying to come out and relive my teen years vicariously through my characters. The fresh way teen see things is so much fun to write. The love is intense, the characters not burdened by years of baggage adults in adult romance have and I get to make them do things I wish I did when I was a teen.

As for fantasy, it is fun to create a world that’s so different from ours, bend and invent rules/laws. It’s like my personal make-believe world, and poor Lil and the Guardians are my puppets (except most of the time I wish I’m Lil).

What are your top five favorite fantasy novels?

Daughters of the Moon series, The Mortal Instrument series, The Vampire Diaries, Vampire Academy and Harry Potter series.

If you could be a Guardian like your characters, which element would you like to be attuned to? And what would you do with your powers?

I’d like Psi abilities. Can you imagine the power to mess with people heads, their thoughts and memories? I’d make people forget their pains and memories that cripple them, make evil/greedy people become do-gooders, get rid of dictators and religious fanatics.  Of course the flip side is such powers come with rules, like not forcing people to do things against their will. I’d probably break them like Lil does from time to time.

Are there any songs that you listened to while writing or songs that come to mind when you think about certain characters?

Oh, yeah. Song I listened to when I wrote Betrayed includes:

Breathless by Shayne Ward
Just a Kiss by Lady Antebellum
Dangerously in love by Destiny’s Child.
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor,
It’s my Life by Bon Jovi
Papa Don’t Preach by Madonna
Raise Your Glass by Pink

What is your favorite kind of scene to write? What kind do you think is the hardest?

It is easier to write makeout scenes because I like mushy stuff, but it’s so hard to write fighting scenes. I write from Lil’s point of view and I can’t just focus on what she does, but what she sees the others do.  Half the time, I close my eyes and put myself in her shoes as she fought.

Quick Questions:

Describe yourself Twitter-style, 140 characters or less.

A private person who hears imaginary voices and writes about young love, spunky heroines and gorgeous heroes.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

An in-betweener…lol, part plotter, part pantser. I usually try to have a guideline with what happens at the beginning and the end, and who the villain is and his or her motive, but then I start writing and my characters take over. I’ve had subplot appear out of nowhere. For instance in HUNTED, book 3, I just wanted a straightforward new bad guy they can’t defeat but the characters decided to spice it up a bit.

Cake or ice cream?

LOL, Cake with whipped cream.

Thank you for the great answers! (Though I can't believe you like cake more than ice cream. :) ) I can't wait to read Hunted and meet the new villain!

About the Author:

I grew up reading Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries before I graduated to Mills & Boons (starting with Janet Daily's Shutter the Sky).

I enjoy good love stories, tingly mysteries and wondrous adventures. When I finished college and decided to be a stay-at-home mother, I devoured books like they were going out of production, until reading just wasn't enough. So I decided to teach myself to write fiction.

I've written picture books, contemporary and romantic suspense, biracial/multicultural books, and finally YA fantasy. Most of them are still taking up RAM on my computer. Awakened is the first book in The Guardian Legacy series. It was released in September 2011 with rave reviews. Betrayed (book 2 in the series) was released August 1st 2011. Hunted, book 3 in the series, is due out in March.

When I'm not knee deep in battles between Guardians and demons, I write adult contemporary romance (the Fitzgerald family series), sassy, stubborn and gutsy women anyone can identify with and men anyone would be proud to claim. When not writing, I do things with my family, five children or my darling husband of 19 years. I live in a picturesque valley in Utah, the setting for my YA series.

Now, for the giveaway! I have one e-copy of Betrayed to share with you. All you have to do is leave a nice, thoughtful comment for Ms. Walters with your e-mail address and whether you like cake or ice cream better. For and extra entry, spread the word and leave a link. This giveaway ends on Sept. 30th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

Follow the tour to see other fun posts and giveaways! The next post is at Fangtastic Books.

Betrayed can be found at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and my personal favorite, Powell's Books.

On her site, Ms. Walter's is having an awesome giveaway for the Final Stop. Click on the button above to see her post and how to enter. Good luck to you all!

                               Lieder Madchen


  1. cool. eye of the tiger can be so inspiring in regards to writing a fight scene.
    me luvs ice cream! vvb32 at

  2. Hi
    I like vampire academy too, sad it has come to an end. Guess I'll have to try the new book, Bloodlines.
    cake or ice cream? Ice cream all the way!!!
    Thanks for the giveaaway

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

  3. Hmm... cake or ice cream... ice cream or cake, what about ice cream cake? It's the best of both worlds :)


  4. I agree, fight scenes are tough! Hard to choreograph, especially with a lot of people. Great interview!

  5. Cake with whipped cream!! Maybe we can have a cake with ice cream as frosting? ;)

    I really really want to read Betrayed! I enjoyed Awakened and fell inlove with Bran and Lil. :)


  6. Thanks for this giveaway and great interview:
    I love mystery books
    Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, it's beautiful.

  7. Great interview! I love these songs. I would really want a Cake with whipped cream right now.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  8. i am following the tour and i would love to get my hands on a copy of this book.
    i love cake - ice cream is nice and all, but cake just tops it.

    witchvela at web dot de

  9. I enjoyed the interview to get to know Ms. walters better. As for cake or ice cream, can I get an ice cream cake? ;)


  10. I can't wait to read this one! I love Vampire Academy too my favorite! Ice Cream is my pick love it too much :) Great giveaway Thank You so much for the chance!

  11. Tweeted too!/latishajean/status/117403947576205313