Iron Cast by Destiny Soria | Author Interview

In anticipation of Iron Cast being released October 11th 2016 ! Here is my interview with Destiny Soria!

Iron CastIRON CAST BY DESTINY SORIA

Synopsis:

 

It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—captivate their audience. Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny Dervish recruited them into his circle. By night they perform for Johnny’s crowds, and by day they con Boston’s elite. When a job goes wrong and Ada is imprisoned, they realize how precarious their position is. After she escapes, two of the Cast Iron’s hires are shot, and Johnny disappears. With the law closing in, Corinne and Ada are forced to hunt for answers, even as betrayal faces them at every turn.

 INTERVIEW WITH DESTINY

-Top 5 Things readers need to know about the book

  1. It’s set in Boston, just before the ratification of Prohibition in 1919.
  2. Corinne and Ada, the main characters, are BFFs whose hobbies include poetry, music, kicking ass, and taking names.
  3. The girls are up against a creepy asylum, a corrupt councilman, and a sinister government agency.
  4. The book is chock full of magic, mobsters, betrayal, and intrigue.
  5. Also socialists.

 

– Who/What was your inspiration for becoming a writer? How long have you been writing?

Stories have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My dad used to tell me bedtime stories every night when I was a kid. When I was seven or eight, I decided to try my hand at it and wrote a book called “Horses of All Kinds” (complete with illustrations and staple binding). I’ve been writing ever since.

 

– Which of your characters would you say you are most like?

I guess I probably have the most in common with Corinne, in that I also love poetry, am quite short, and am a perpetual smartass.

 

– If your book was to be turned into a movie who would you cast as your leads?

I think Jasmin Savoy Brown would make a lovely Ada. And Zoey Deutch has the perfect amount of sass to be Corinne.

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– Did you have to research anything for your book?

So. Much. Research. I am also not the best at keeping myself focused, so a lot of the research time was spent falling into rabbit holes of Youtube videos of old Model T’s and looking at pretty flapper dresses.

 

– In 5 words how would you describe Iron Cast?

An excess of witty banter.

 

– If your characters were in the hunger games who’d win? Which Hogwarts house would your main character be in?

Is it cheating to say that Corinne and Ada would probably pull a Katniss/Peeta at the very end with the berries? Also Corinne is a Slytherin and Ada is a Gryffindor. Hurray for unlikely friendships!

 

– What’s on your playlist? Does the music go with your book?

There’s a pretty bizarre mix of 1920s tunes, Metric, Bastille, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, and even some TSwift. When it comes to creating a writing playlist, I usually pick songs that remind me of characters or capture the “feel” of the story. One of these days I’ll probably make it public, so stay tuned! (See what I did there?)

 


Meet the Author: 

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Website: destinysoria.com
Twitter & Instagram: @thedestinysoria
Facebook: facebook.com/dlsoria
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28169297-iron-cast
Preorder: https://amzn.com/1419721925

 

Top Ten Tuesday| Netflix Binge Worthy Shows

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is Top Ten revolving around TV shows! I have been traveling a lot and haven’t had much time to catch up on new shows, but I have been doing a lot of netlix binging!

 

Stranger Things ♣ STRANGER THINGS (Netflix Original)

How could I not include this one on my list. Not only has it been blowing up the social media, but it is a creepy suspense filled show with just enough strange to keep you hooked. I loved that it was so much like a 70s/80s sci-fi.

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ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix Original)

This is also another go to for many people. The seasons cannot seem to come out soon enough. It filled with drama and is always referencing books which is awesome! It is a guilty pleasure that pulls you in.

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♣ THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSONS (Syfy)

This is one my friend had turned me onto. It is based in New Zealand and revolved around 4 brothers who are norse gods! The only downfall is the show sucks you in so bad and then is canceled after season 3 with no real ending (or at least a good enough ending for me).

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♣ HAVEN (Syfy)

This is another Syfy hit in my mind. I have not heard much about this show from others, but it is one to check out. It is based on a small town that is being plagued by some strange and weird occurrences. It has drama, some hotties and troubles.

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♣ GILMORE GIRLS 

A complete classic! I have rewatched this series so many times and love it more and more each time. When I am doing work or getting ready it is usually on in the background.

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♣ PARKS AND RECREATION 

If you ever need a good laugh and don’t have much time this is the show for you. The characters are amazing and the show gets better as you go. I can rewatch this a million times and it would still be so funny.

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♣ LAW AND ORDER: SVU 

This is a show that never stops and is so addicting. I have spent the past few days watching this non-stop. There is something awful and horrible but at the same time so enthralling that I cant stop watching it.

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♣ CHARMED 

This is also a classic in my opinion. Strong women who kick demons butts, what is better! There are demons, sister witches, family and relationship drama. It has the great early 90s clothing and so much humor.

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♣ SALEM 

This has been my current obsession. I have been watching it any time I get a chance. I have always been so interested and intrigued by the Witch Trails and this is like The Crucible on steroids!

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♣ HEMLOCK GROVE (Netflix Original)

I have only watched the whole first season but the second season is out. It twisted and a little weird, but thrilling and dark.  I would only advise this show to those with strong stomachs.

What are your go to shows to binge?

This or That Book Tag

“THE RULES:

Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks).
Thank the blogger who tagged you!
Choose one of the options, you don’t have to tell the reasons why you chose that but you can also do them if you want to.
Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love!”

I was tagged by Pore Over The Pages  to complete the This or That Book Tag. The original tag was created by Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks. As the title suggests, you choose one of two options, this or that. Here we go!

1. READING ON THE COUCH OR ON THE BED?

I love reading in my bed, but when I read in my bed that results in me falling asleep.

2. FEMALE OR MALE MAIN CHARACTER?

I do enjoy reading books with male main characters, but seeing as I am a female it is always so much better to have a female kicking some butt and being awesome!

3. SWEET OR SALTY SNACKS WHILE READING?

I have a HUGE sweet tooth!

4. TRILOGIES OR QUARTETS?

I have always found that that trilogies seem to have horrible middle book syndrome. I find that I enjoy quartets or longer series because I always want more.

5. FIRST PERSON OR THIRD PERSON POINT OF VIEW?

I cannot chose. There are different things about both that I really enjoy

6. READING AT NIGHT OR IN THE MORNING?

I like to sleep in. I am a night owl and have a hard time sleeping sometimes so the reading helps me sleep

7. LIBRARIES OR BOOKSTORES?

Libraries are awesome and I wish I utilized them more, but there is nothing better than walking around and looking at all the new books.

8. BOOKS THAT MAKE YOU LAUGH OR CRY?

I dont really laugh at books a lot. I find that books that can move me to tears it must be amazing

9. BLACK OR WHITE BOOK COVERS?

Black. White gets too dirty

10. CHARACTER OR PLOT DRIVEN?

Character development it everything. I mean it is important to have a moving plot but if the characters are flat then the story is ruined.

Tag, you’re it! If you want to complete this book tag, consider yourself tagged. Have fun and happy reading!

2016 Bookish Bucket List | Update

DECEMBER-2

I have been so busy lately and reading has been put on the wayside along with my blog. I hate that I have been so busy and havent spent much time in the book world. I feel so lost and behind on the new books and bookish happenings. What is new?

♠ Read at least 50 books. [ I have read 16 books and DNF 1 book so far!]

♠ Finish the Harry Potter series [ This probably wont be a thing until Christmas time]

♠ Read at least three daunting books. [ I have read 1 so far! The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson and that might be it for the year :/]

♠ Keep up with reviews and review copies. [ This is like a never ending struggle]

♠ Keep my book purchasing to sequels. [ I have been acquiring a lot of books lately…oops ]

♠ Read More Diversely {5 non-fiction}. [ I have read 1 non fiction so far but have so many that I want to get to.]

♠ Revisit My Past [ This hasn’t been a thing yet, but there is time. Although probably not anytime soon]

♠ Start New Blog Series. [Its a work in progress that wont happen anytime soon]

♠ Complete My 2016 Challenges.  This includes completing 10 series, the 30 books of my TBR challenge, at least 5 LGBTQIA books and the 40 books of the Popsugar Reading Challenge!

♠ Make New Blogging Friends. [ I am trying!]

 

What are some of your 2016 goals/resolutions?

Do You Want To Review An ARC?

Are you a book blogger?

Do you want to review an ARC?

Are you a thriller seeker and like action?

If you enjoyed Taken or The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo continue reading!

 

 

 

THE CRUELTY BY S. BERGSTROM 

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When her diplomat father is kidnapped and the U.S. Government is unable to help, 17 year-old Gwendolyn Bloom sets off across the sordid underbelly of Europe to rescue him. Following the only lead she has—the name of a Palestinian informer living in France—she plunges into a brutal world of arms smuggling and human trafficking. As she journeys from the slums of Paris, to the nightclubs of Berlin, to the heart of the most feared crime family in Prague, Gwendolyn discovers that to survive in this new world she must become every bit as cruel as the men she’s hunting.

If you are at all interested in reviewing this book, live in the U.S and are a book blogger please email me – fallingdownthebookhole@gmail.com!

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August TBR

Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.

Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka BruntThis is my current read

This Savage Song by Victoria SchwabI am reading this with some book bloggers for our new book club! If you want to join us go here !

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthyI know nothing about this book, but a friend told me I should read it!

What are you planning on reading in August ?

Ashley’s Adventures on the Internet | #12 “Rated R”

 

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*disclaimer: I have not altered these phrases. They are exactly as they appear on my stats page. These are search terms of real people*


Todays Ashley’s Adventures on the Internet took a turn for the strange. Now I am not one to judge others, but I am curious what exactly these people were looking for and how it came to my blog. I guess we will never know. 

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I was a little stumped on how even to respond to this. My first thought was call the police and check my local sex offenders list. Then I jumped to hysterical laughter because they must have been looking for something completely different then my blog and I just wish I could have seen their reaction when this is what they found. My advice to this person is read what you are clicking on and best of luck to you on your R rated adventures on the internet.  P.S.A: The internet is a dark and scary place and so very easily it can become confusing. Watch your privacy settings😉

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Well my first question to you would be WHY? How does one go about getting emoji lovestruck. Does someone hit you over the head with the big plush yellow smily with hearts for eyes? Also why would you google search such a question. Life is hard sometimes I know, but I think with some conductive reasoning one could solve the problems of getting emojis on their phone/electronic devices.

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Well this lead you somewhere you probably were not looking for and for that I am sorry, but I am not sorry that your search makes no sense at all. People need to learn how to use google/yahoo searches. It really isn’t rocket science. I really hope this was an innocent search as well and not the same person from the first search🙂

 

Knight’s Apprentice by Catrina Taylor | Blog Tour

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knight's apprenticeKnight’s Apprentice: Knights of the Immortals (book 1) by Catrina Taylor

Genre: YA Scifi, Alternate Reality, Space Colonies

Published May 24th, 2015

61 Pages

Published by Midnight Rose

Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/knights-of-the-immortals

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Knights-Apprentice-Immortals-Catrina-Taylor-ebook/dp/B00Y7E6B4E

Nook http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/knights-of-the-immortals-catrina-taylor/1122232944

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/554400

This book is currently free on Amazon!

Life altering reality, hidden in plain sight.
Ralph has a problem. The Grand Council of Atlantis, the council who rules the twelve hominid tribes, has chosen his apprentice for him. This unusual move has one obstacle. She doesn’t know what it means to be Atlantean.

Cerita Guzman is the oldest child in a struggling, single parent home. She doesn’t have time for world shattering reality to interfere with life. She has work, school, siblings, her mom, the house and now, of all things, Atlantis wants her time too. How is that even possible?

James has lived among the homo-sapiens, on the surface, for most of his life. He’s training though, to serve his people in Atlantis. His heart is torn when his master knight requests him to bring in the young woman selected by the Grand Council to train with him. She’s in a lot of his classes. She’s beautiful. She’s human.

 

When Atlantis calls, he listens.

As Cerita resists the call to serve Atlantis, James must find a way to help her accept the truth about the world around her, about herself. He does. He forces her to activate her internal nanites. She’s forced to accept whole new hominid species exist. If that’s not enough, she’s also forced to accept she’s one of them, when her nanites come to life, and she opens a wormhole into space.

Join Cerita, James, and Ralph on the first adventure into the world of Atlantis. Knight’s of the Immortals is a Young Adult Scifi – Adventure that’s loved by readers of all ages. Knight’s Apprentice is free. Download it so you can start reading it today.

Knights Promo Prolog

About the Author:

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A unique author with a passion for her family, Catrina Taylor is in love with the written word. As an avid reader she finds her mind enjoys the worlds created uniquely in Fantasy, Science Fiction and various crossover genre. As an author, she most often plays in a universe of her own creation.

Introducing us to the imaginary worlds of Xarrok and Atlantis, she has hooked readers, waiting to see where her imagination takes us next.

When she is not playing in the universe of her mind, she is playing with her children who she encourages to follow her passion for words, and excel in every area they show interest. In fact, this talented word smith finds that life through their eyes is a constant lesson in self discovery, happiness, and curiosity.

Inspired by her everyday world of family, infused with an unquenched curiosity, and gifted with the ability to take us to places we could never have imagined, Catrina Taylor is an author who promises to keep you fully immersed in a world of wonder and intrigue, waiting for more.

The Tour Schedule:

July 13th

Fiction Dreams – Guest Post

July 14th

RoloPoloBookBlog – Promo Post

July 15th

Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books! – Guest Post

Lisa Loves Literature – Author Interview

July 16th

The Book Beacon – Review

July 17th

Bookishjessp – Author Interview

July 18th

YaReads – Top Ten Post

July 19th

The Red Pen of Doom – Promo Post

July 20th

Sleeps on Tables – Guest Post

Adventures in Writing – Promo Post

July 21st

Let Me Tell You a Story – Promo Post

July 22nd

The Cozy Little Book Nook – Top Ten Post

July 23rd

Just One More Chapter – Promo Post

July 24th

Roxy’s Book Reviews – Promo Post

July 25th

Crossroad Reviews – Promo Post

July 26th

Rockin’ Book Reviews – Promo Post

July 27th

Mindjacked – Review

Rachel’s Book Reviews – Review

July 28th

YA Book Divas – Review

Owl Always Be Reading – Review

2016 Bookish Bucket List | July Update

DECEMBER-2

I have been so busy lately and reading has been put on the wayside along with my blog. I hate that I have been so busy and havent spent much time in the book world. I feel so lost and behind on the new books and bookish happenings. What is new?

♠ Read at least 50 books. [ I have read 13 books and DNF 1 book so far!]

♠ Finish the Harry Potter series [ This probably wont be a thing until Christmas time]

♠ Read at least three daunting books. [ I have read 1 so far! The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson and that might be it for the year :/]

♠ Keep up with reviews and review copies. [ This is like a never ending struggle. I need to find a better way to do this and might have to do short reviews]

♠ Keep my book purchasing to sequels. [ I have been going book crazy lately at half price books. They are just so cheap, I cant help myself ]

♠ Read More Diversely {5 non-fiction}. [ I have already been diving into LGBQIA books this year! And have a non-fiction book I am dying to pick up. I am currently reading A Work in Progress by Connor Franta! ]

♠ Revisit My Past [ This hasn’t been a thing yet, but there is time. Although probably not anytime soon]

♠ Start New Blog Series. [Its a work in progress]

♠ Complete My 2016 Challenges.  This includes completing 10 series, the 30 books of my TBR challenge, at least 5 LGBTQIA books and the 40 books of the Popsugar Reading Challenge!

♠ Make New Blogging Friends. [ I am trying!]

 

What are some of your 2016 goals/resolutions?

First Half of 2016 Book Haul

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I do not know how this always happens to me. When I have little to no money and definitely no time or room for books. I have received books in the mail and from friends. I have also gone to some small bookstores and hit an awesome deal at Half Price Books!

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Giveaway & Publisher 

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

Walk on Earth a Stranger Rae Carson

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld 

The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken 

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Gifts

Paper Towns by John Green

Hope is a Ferris Wheel by Robin Herrera 

Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes 

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Bookstores

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon 

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

The Way of the Knife by Mark Mazzetti

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Half Price Books

Middlesex by Jefferey Eugenides

Overthrow by Stephen Kinzer

The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R Carey

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 

Rise To Globalism by Stephen E. Ambrose 

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut 

Have you read any of these? Which ones should I try to get to first?