Friday, 20 December 2013

Soul Oath by Juliana Haygert Blog Tour - Guest Post + Giveaway

Soul Oath (Everlast, #2)

Soul Oath (Everlast #2) by Juliana Haygert
NA Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Published: 25th November 2013

Sequel of Destiny Gift (Everlast #1) – contains spoilers:

It’s been three months since Nadine last heard from Victor, Micah or Ceris, allowing her to concentrate on her own life. But until Victor and Micah find the scepters that will restore them as true gods, their human bodies will require her healing touch and it’s only a matter of time until they wreak havoc on her life again.

As if to prove that, Victor shows up at the hospital dragging along with him a swarm of demons. Nadine is forced to flee to safety. Despite her attempts to keep her loved ones protected, the demons find her, and they bring her to Imha, the goddess of Chaos.

Now, confronted by her greatest fear, Nadine finds a new motivation. Vengeance. And when seeking revenge, no risk is too great, including her own life.

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Destiny Gift (Everlast, #1)

Destiny Gift (Everlast #1) by Juliana Haygert
NA Paranormal Romance
Published: 9th April 2013

Thirty years in the future, a sinister New York City exists in permanent darkness.

A student at the secured NYU, nineteen-year-old Nadine has visions of Victor Gianni, an imaginary guy she has real feelings for. Afraid of being truly insane, she explains the visions away as simple daydreams, but she can no longer deny them when she bumps into Victor in real life. But this Victor doesn’t know her, and turns her away. After the encounter, Nadine’s visions change to those of eerie fates, gods she’s never heard of, demons with sharp claws they are not too timid to use … and instructions.

To discover if she’s losing her mind, Nadine follows the vague directions—with the real, rude and reluctant Victor—leading to a man who knows it all: Nadine can restore an ancient creed by unveiling the clues on her visions, and bring sunlight and peace to the world again. But that’s only if the demons and the other evil forces behind the darkness don’t stop her first.

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Guest Post by Juliana Haygert

Writing New Adult Fiction: The Good and The Bad

When I began writing, I followed my heart and just wrote what came to me (THE GOOD). Back then, I had no idea how the publishing industry worked, how the categories were divided, and I couldn’t possibly image that my protagonists – all around 20yo – wouldn’t have a place in the shelves.

When it was time to query, that was a huge problem. Agents requested my manuscript but they wanted me to change the protagonist’s age – make it YA or make it Adult. I tried. I did try to rewrite Destiny Gift as YA but it didn’t work. My voice didn’t work.

Soon after a nasty round of rejections (THE BAD), I heard the term New Adult – it was right after St. Martin’s Press contest, the one that coined the term – and I thought wow, that’s what I write!

Even after that “discovery,” agents were still wary and said the new category wouldn’t last (THE BAD). That’s when I decided to self-publish. New Adult was (still is) doing so well in self-publishing (THE GOOD).

However, nothing lasts long, does it? Soon, New Adult started being called smutty YA, or erotica (THE BAD). I mean, I don’t mind smexy books, I do read them every once in a while, BUT I do mind when an entire category gets called erotica or smutty YA because of a few books.

The same goes when people assume NA is only contemporary novels. It’s not. There are plenty of paranormal, sci-fi and fantasy NA out there (by the way, NA Alley has a list with every NA book available out there, separate by genre!).

But I love writing NA (THE GOOD). After eight years writing NA, I can’t image writing anything else and I won’t change it just because some naysayers have misguided opinions—I always say, you’re gonna argue about something? Then be informed about it first. You can’t possibly defend, or protest, something you don’t understand.

But hey, haters gonna hate no matter what, right?

One thing I learned about publishing is that we can’t let these naysayers bring us down. If we love what we do, we can’t give up, no matter what others say.

Thanks for having me.

Thanks for the awesome post Juliana! I didn't know about NA Alley before so I'm really excited to check that out!

Author Bio - Juliana Haygert

Juliana Haygert

While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

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Tour-Wide Giveaway

Two e-copies of Destiny Gift
Paperback copies of both books in the Everlast series
$25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card

-Ends 29th December 2013

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  1. Great post! I think with a new genre that pops up like this people will always argue it or be against it - we don't like change and all that. So yeah lots thought it was just an excuse to put sex in YA and honestly for some books that is all it is, but after reading a lot of NA books I disagree. To me it's just more mature than YA as far as relationships and content overall - not just sexual content either. I just feel like the characters are easier to relate to and often less angsty because they're past that teenage scene you know. So yeah NA is literally about new adults - people who are new to adulthood trying to figure things out or being out in the adult world independently for the first time etc. Anyways, I'm rambling :D I do think it's a genre that will stick, too!

  2. Thank you for participating of my book tour! :)

  3. I really like your post Juliana. Agreed totally in "haters gonna hate no matter what,"

  4. I haven't read any New Adult books yet. Not for lack of trying...just haven't had the time/money to buy new books!! I have a few NA on my list, and I'm adding these to the list!!

  5. Actually I haven't. All New Adult books I've read are contemporaries. Thank you for the giveaway :)

  6. I haven't read any at all. I'd like to give it a try!