Monday, 24 March 2014

BLOG TOUR!! Resisting Atlantis by Jamie Canosa

Resisting Atlantis
Released: March 2014
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Self Published
Buy Me: Amazon 
At the Other End:
What if everything you think you know . . . is wrong?

Cora is your average college freshman. Battling the evils of boring classes and noisy dorms, her greatest concern is how to attract the attention of the drool-worthy, party-god next door.

That is, until Kaden comes barging into her life, insisting everything she knows is false. The family and friends she grew up with don’t exist. Her entire past a carefully-crafted fabrication, created to replace the truth.

Her name isn’t Cora, it’s Cameron. And she isn’t from New York. She hails from Atlantis. Yeah, that Atlantis. Oh yeah, and she’s psychic. 

Crazy, right?

Except, tall, dark, and out-of-his-ever-loving-mind doesn’t come alone. Trouble follows, thrusting Cameron back into a world she can’t remember and a life she must reclaim if they’re going to make it out alive.
But there’s someone out there who doesn’t want her to remember.
Author Bio:
Jamie Canosa is a full time author of YA/NA literature, which she absolutely loves. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. She currently resides in Upstate NY with her husband, and their three crazy kids . . . plus the cat, the bird, and the rabbit.
Find Jamie:
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1. Where have we seen you before? (previous projects/works)
My previous work includes the YA dystopian series, Dissidence, and the NA contemporary series, Fight or Flight.

2. What goes through your mind after your novel has been on sale for the first week?

For the first week, I’m generally in a state of quiet panic. I usually dive right into my next project, and do my best not to give myself grey hairs.  All I can say is thank goodness for hair dye.

3. What inspired you to write this novel?

Everyone reads fiction to escape reality. To pretend, at least for a little while, to be somebody else, living somebody else’s adventure. When the idea for Resisting Atlantis came to me it was with the single thought . . . What if you already were, you just didn’t know it?

What if the boring, average life you remember, isn’t really yours? What if you’re part of some great adventure, but you can’t remember? And what if there’s someone out there looking for you?

4. What do you think about when getting/seeing negative reviews?

Honestly, I try not to see them. Once I hit publish on a project, I do my best to let it go. I avoid seller’s websites and other review sites like the plague. But every once and a while curiosity gets the best of me. Negative reviews are a part of life as an author. Everyone gets them. No matter who you are or what you write, you’ll never be able to make everyone happy. I know this, and yet it doesn’t really make it any easier.

When I see a negative review of my work, I can’t help thinking what I could have done differently, what I can do differently in whatever project I’m working on next. Authors are people like everyone else, and it’s hard not to let your feelings get hurt sometimes, but I try to make the negativity work for me by using it to improve my writing

5. How long was the writing/planning process?

For this particular project . . . About two years. It usually doesn’t take me that long, but this story was one of the first I ever wrote. I wrote it for my daughter before I ever published my first book. Afterwards, I went back and rewrote it for publication. She is very excited to hold her book in her hands.

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?

I designed the cover myself with a little help from a graphic artist. The idea of what I wanted it to look like came while I was writing a particular scene where the symbol on the cover is described. I could see it in my head, so I gave it a shot. Several bazillion Youtube tutorials later, I saw it in front of me.

7. Any plans for future writing projects? Any being worked on now?

I have a NA contemporary series debuting next month. The first book is titled, Falling to Pieces, and it addresses issues of self-esteem, verbal abuse, and alcoholism.

Suffering the bitter tongues of her alcoholic mother and cruel boyfriend, Jade struggles just to look at herself in the mirror. She hates her life, her insecurities, her ineptitudes, but most of all . . . Jade hates herself. She wants nothing more than to disappear, and everyone seems happy to let her. Until Kiernan Parks moves back into town.

Jade’s been crushing on him ever since kindergarten, when his family moved away. But now he’s back, and looking better than ever.

Hiding is a way of life for Jade, but Kiernan insists on uncovering the real girl he’s sees trapped inside her. On drawing her out of her shell, and showing her that she is someone worthy of love.

Together, they fight back the darkness she’s living in. But when they finally step into the light, will the secret Kiernan’s been trying to keep buried destroy Jade, once and for all?

For some people, happy endings are a fairytale.
Also, the sequel to Resisting Atlantis is well under way and should be coming out this summer!

8. Top 5 books

Oh, boy . . . the impossible question! Here goes . . .

  • Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent
  • Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
  • Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner

9. What book/s from other authors do you wish you had written?

Any of the ones listed above, obviously. I also really wish I’d come up with the idea for the Lux Series by Jennifer Armentrout. LOVE those books, as well.

10. Why read your novel?

 Resisting Atlantis takes a fresh approach to YA paranormal. It’s a popular genre with lots and lots of books out there. Vampires, Werewolves, Aliens . . . It’s all been done. A lot. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Every story is unique in its own way, and that’s what makes reading so wonderful. But, I decided to go with something new. Psychics. And not your average foreseeing-the-future, prophecy-spouting psychics. Psychics with individualized abilities. Specialized ‘talents’ that make everyone an asset to the tense war between the Zanark and the Resistance.

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28- Kendall (Book Crazy), Michelle (Michelle's Paranormal Vault), Cassie (Sassy Cassie's Reviews), and Lindsey (Violet Hour)
29- Erika (Wine, Relaxation, and my Kindle), Erica (Book Nuts), Sherry Gammon, Jen (3 Chicks and Their Books)
30- Toni (Book Junkie), Jess (Inside the Pages), Jessica (Book Lover's Paradise)

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