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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

BLOG TOUR!! Katrina: The Beginning by Elizabeth Loraine

Katrina, the Beginning (Royal Blood Chronicles #1)
At the Other End:

As a Vampire being hunted was nothing new. Finding out that I had to save those that were hunting us was! Katrina, a young royal blooded vampire, chronicles her life from the age of seventeen beginning in the 1800's forward in the series Royal Blood Chronicles.Katrina is thrust into something she never could have imagined growing up in the aristocracy of Europe. Once the fashion of the day, and girlish gossip filled Katrina and her new friends days, but their lives changed the instant their race was threatened and they were chosen as the Five, and the protectors of not only the vampire race, but all the peaceful races of the world!






First Impressions Last



After Twilight and the whole Vampire obsession started taking over and drowning us all, I avoided reading vampire novels, unless I didn't know that it had those elements within the novel. When I read the blurb for this novel when the tour came up, I thought to myself, "I should give it a go, it sounds good." so I did. I also was really drawn in by the cover, at the time there wasn't very good lighting so the cover looked a little darker than what it does, which made it look very eerie.




 
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Behind the 338 Pages



I loved the classic feel to this novel, nothing like Twilight or any other modern day Vampire novels. Because this was set in the 1800's, the time period felt right as the kind of creatures that they are. I don't know how to really explain it, but this novel didn't exactly pull me in. I was kind of putting along with it, you know, going with the flow. I loved how strong of a character Katrina is, and yes, I understand that the girls and her are usually by themselves (before this situation) are full gossipy etc etc I found them all very annoying. I wanted to skip some of the parts with all the girls in it. And the way her father is to her friends when she asks for a favour, is the kind of cool-father that everyone wishes and it just makes me want to go "pssshhhtt, whatever *eye roll* because of how he acts. Like it was like that back in the 1800's. Even now, fathers won't be like that, she based this on an unrealistic dream of most girls. A lot of things were going on throughout the novel, and this book did feel like a chronicle of her life, but it was evident that it was. I love how this story is very unique, which is mostly hard to do when having Vampires as the subject matter. It was good because we see the classic Vampires of the 1800's, but we also see a little twist on that to make it unique and something that now-a-days, we don't find. Sometimes, characters seemed to either jump up into the story out of nowhere, or just suddenly dissapear. Yet the story continues with the characters as they were there all along. Katrina is the kind of girl that anyone can get along with, we instantly feel connected to her. Although we notice her formality in her speech then compared to us, we still come ot know and love her as well as try to help her on the way (even though we know she can't really hear us) 
 
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What's Next:

 

Quinn, a vampire watcher's story (Royal Blood Chronicles #0.5)Quinn: A Vampire Watcher's Story (Royal Blood Chronicles #0.5)
Behind 187 Pages
At the Other End: Quinn is a Vampire Watcher. Humans who have been chosen to watch the human population around their vampire charges in order to keep them safe. Royal Blood Chronicles is a series that chronicles the life of Katrina, a young royal blooded vampire who has been chosen as leader of the Protectors, those who protect all the peaceful races of the world.
Quinn is Katrina's Watcher and her best friend and much more. Find out about Quinn and his brothers and how the Watchers came to be and enjoy a taste of the Chronicles with half of Katrina the Beginning, book one of Royal Blood Chronicles.

The Protectors (Royal Blood Chronicles #2)The Protectors (Royal Blood Chronicles #2)
Behind 304 Pages
At the Other End: In the beginning we were creatures of the night, killing humans and drinking their blood to sustain us. But in the passage of the centuries we have evolved and now walk amongst you both in daylight or night as peaceful, moral beings satisfied to hunt and drink the blood of animals. We live with the support of our Watchers; humans who have been chosen and in return have made sacred vows to protect our species from those that would do us harm. A task that is a privilege for our Watchers is to be able to donate their blood to us. This donated blood is gathered medically and mixed with an elixir devised by the ancients that magically multiplies the volume and allows it to remain fresh indefinitely. We call this elixir Crimson and use it as a supplement to or a replacement for our normal diet

My name is Katrina and I have been chosen as the leader of the Five. The “Five” or “The Protectors” have been foretold in human prophecies throughout time. I, along with my twin sister Katherine (Kate), and my friends Rosalinda (Rosa), Eleanor (El) and Arletta (Letta), have completed the protection ceremony and an oath to protect the races, all the races. 
But in order to continue to succeed the Five must become the many. Join us.
The Dark Prince (Royal Blood Chronicles #3)


The Dark Prince (Royal Blood Chronicles #3)
Behind 236 Pages
At the Other End: Katrina having lost the love of her life, embarks on a new journey: to America. New evil stalks the Five and once aggain threatens not only Vampires, but all the peaceful races. new friends, old rivals, wizards, witches and elves join the fray in this classic battle between good and evil.

 

Cain the QuestCain: The Quest (Royal Blood Chronicles #4)
Behind 310 Pages

At the Other End: Cain is a vampire, half brother to Damien who has grown up in the underword kingdoms of Althar. Royal blood vampires are fighting evil in both this world and in Althar in order to protect all the peaceful races including humans.
Follow Cain on his journey to find himself and define his role, including his hopes to become worthy enough to join the Five and the rest of the Protectors in this fight. the Sanctuaries protecting the peaceful races are om grave danger! Join us
Bloodline: A Royal Blood Chronicle (Volume 5)Bloodline (Royal Blood Chronicles #5)
Behind 201 Pages
At the Other End: Follow the Protectors on their quest to protect the peaceful races of the world including humans. With demon and hybrid vampires streaming out of the underworld and killing the ruling class of the royal vampire, Katrina finds that she must return the Five to Paris. The Paris of the 1880's is full of danger on its own, without having to fight an unknown evil. Katrina also must come to grips with the fact that she is going to have to choose between Damien and Quinn or will it be somthing that will be chosen for her by fate?
Legacy (Royal Blood Chronicles #6)
Behind 231 Pages
At the Other End: Follow Katrina's journey as leader of the Five, and the Protectors. Vampire Royal rule is being challenged and Katrina's world is torn apart by more than one loss. Devistated by betrayal so close to her that she now questions everything in her life. The tension between Quinn and Damien comes to a head after a secret is revealed that will change all of their lives forever.



Elizabeth LoraineAuthor Bio:
I grew up in a small northern Minnesotan town married my high school sweetheart, had two beautiful children and as soon as we could we moved to a warmer climate. I have worked with my husband building and decorating custom homes for years. After loving every kind of vampire book, movie and series I decided that I wanted to know more. I can write a book I thought, how hard can that be? Well.... But I stuck to it and finished my first book Royal Blood Chronicles Book One in August 2009. I now have six books in the series and am about to release book two of my new series Phantom Lives. My parents always told me that I could do anything that I wanted, work hard, study and do it right. I believe that and live that way every day.I started writing this new vampire series for teens and their moms because I myself wanted something different to read. I was tired of all the modern versions of vampire books, there had to be more to these long lived beings. Where had they been what had they seen? I wanted, no I NEEDED to know more so Royal Blood Chronicles was born! As in Royal Blood Chronicles, Phantom Lives features strong female characters and action and adventure mixed with romance, friendship and a historical backdrop.


Handy Hinty Links:

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Take A Seat. Get Strapped In. Let's Go For A Ride:
1. Where have we seen you before? (previous projects/works)
Royal Blood Chronicles is my first work. I started writing it two and a half years ago.


2. What goes through your mind after your novel has been on sale for the first week?
You have to let it go. Hope people like and move on to a new project.


3. What inspired you to write this novel?
Not having anything match exactly what I wanted to read. I just decided to write something myself.


4. What do you think about when getting/seeing negative reviews?
It stings, probably don't have as thick of skin as I should, luckily it doesn't happen that often. To each their own after all, you can't be everything to all people.


5. How long was the writing/planning process?
The planning process wasn't long. I just sat down and started to write, this first book took five months to write. It takes me less time now, because I know these characters.


6. What was your reaction to the cover art when you saw it for the first time? Did you have any ideas from the days of writing/inspiration?
It took a few days to decide on a cover, but once it was done, it was so satisfing. My sister and I do them together, and it's one of my favorite parts.


7. Any plans for future writing projects? Any being worked on now?
Oh I am always writing. I am in the process of continueing a story I started last year, Lillian. My readers wanted to know more about her and so I am exspanding her story.


8. Top 5 books

- Wizard of Oz

- Gone with the Wind
- Lord of the Ring
- Interview with a Vampire
- The Raven

9. Recommended books
The Twilight Saga, Harry Potter series, The Secret Circle, Blue Blood Series
10. Why read your novel?

If you love strong female characters, adventure, romance and action/adventure you have found your series. If you love Twilight and Harry Potter there are a combination of fun for your here. Elves, magic, wizards, love, betrayal and Redemption.


Want more of the tour? Check out these stops:

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June 5 Review and Guest blog

Divine Secrets of a Little Bookworm




June 7 Guest blog

Romance Book Junkies




June 8 Interview and review

What's Beyond Forks?



June 9 Interview




June 11 Guest blog




June 12 Promo

Carrie Ardoin




June 13 Character Interview

Butterfly-o-Meter Books



June 14 Promo

Bornean Bookworm Reads




June 15 Spotlight

Romance by Catherine




June 16 Promo/Excerpt

Katrina @ Kindred Dreamheart




June 16 Promo and Interview

JeanzBookReadNReview




June 17 Guest blog

Simply Infatuated



June 18 Review and Promo

A Dream Within A Dream




June 18 review and guest blog

My Guilty Obsession




June 19 Review

Arianne Cruz




June 20 Review

Books, Books, and More Books




June 21 Promo and Guest blog

Mother/Gamer/Writer




June 22 Guest blog

A Bibliophile's Thoughts on Books




June 22 Review

Reading It All




June 23 Guest Blog

Fiction Fascination




June 25 promo

Sapphyria's Book Reviews




June 26 review and interview (<-- You Are Here)
Behind A Million And One Pages



June 27 Guest blog

Keeping Up With The Rheinlander's




June 30 Promo

Place of Reads




June 30 guest blog, promo, review

For The Love Of Film And Novels






4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting today, and for the great interview and review. It's a great page!

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    1. Thank you for having me! I really enjoyed this stop. Thanks for liking the page too. Gina xo

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  2. Sounds like an interesting take, and I always enjoy a fresh take on vampires. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Yes, we don't see many new and unique portrayals of vampires. It was very refreshing.

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