Thursday, October 13, 2011

Blog Tour: Sins of the Angels - Linda Poitevin - When I'm Not Writing & Giveaway

Linda Poitevin is here with a When I'm Not Writing post courtesy of her "Angels Gather Here" blog tour for Sins of the Angels. Thank you for being here, Linda! You can follow along with the tour here, or by clicking through the banner. Enjoy! 
Angels Gather Here Blog Tour - Click to view schedule

When Corrine suggested “What you do when you’re not writing” as a topic for my guest post here, I immediately thought “Where in heck do I even begin?!?” or something equally borderline-hysterical. It may have had to do with the fact that her suggestion arrived as our basement was being dismantled for repair work after unusually heavy rains had caused a minor flood followed by black mold. Or that, on my to-do list that day, I had yet to accomplish the laundry, the groceries, walking the dog, mopping up the dust mammoths left behind by the dog (he’s a really big dog), weeding the vegetable garden, sending out a proposal to a potential freelance consultant, or doing the bills/banking/post-office run.

Or maybe it was because over the course of the following month (during which the basement renovations would be ongoing), I had one daughter leaving for a three-week cadet camp and then preparing for a return to high school after nine years of homeschooling, and another moving back home to finish her last semester of university…necessitating that I move my office out of the spare room and into the dining room while simultaneously seeking to increase my freelance writing business after losing the only regular client I’d had for the past nine years. Or…well, I’m sure you get the picture. And I’m sure you understand the borderline hysteria at that particular moment in my life.

So, to answer Corrine’s question of what do I do when I’m not writing? I do what everyone else does. I juggle the rest of my own life along with those of my husband and my not-quite-yet-entirely independent children. I try to keep my head above water and not panic as I go down for the three-hundredth time. I try to be the calm in the storm my own life can become on occasion. And when I remember to do so, I strive for that elusive balance we all seem to be seeking in this hectic world of ours.

What about you? What do you do when you’re not [insert occupation of choice here]? Are you any better at the balance thing than I am? If so, I would dearly love to know your secret!

I want in on this secret as well! ;) Thank you for being here today, Linda! 

Linda Poitevin can be found on her website, her blog, and on twitter

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Linda Poitevin is the author of a new urban fantasy series, The Grigori Legacy, from Ace Books. Book one, SINS OF THE ANGELS, will be out September 27/11. Book two, SINS OF THE SON, follows in May 2012. In her other life, Linda is wife, mother, friend, gardener, coffee snob, freelance writer, and zookeeper of too many pets.

Linda is a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Quebec Writers' Federation, Romance Writers of America, RWA Futuristic Fantasy Paranormal Chapter, and Ottawa Romance Writers' Association.

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A detective with a secret lineage. An undercover Hunter with a bullet-proof soul. And a world made to pay for the sins of an angel…

Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis answers to no one. Especially not to the new partner assigned to her in the middle of a gruesome serial killer case—a partner who is obstructive, irritatingly magnetic, and arrogant as hell.

Aramael is a Power—a hunter of the Fallen Angels. A millennium ago, he sentenced his own brother to eternal exile for crimes against humanity. Now his brother is back and wreaking murderous havoc in the mortal realm. To find him, Aramael must play second to a human police officer who wants nothing to do with him and whose very bloodline threatens both his mission and his soul.

Now, faced with a fallen angel hell-bent on triggering the apocalypse, Alex and Aramael have no choice but to join forces, because only together can they stop the end of days.
Synopsis taken from goodreads.

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Giveaway Details

1. There are two copies of SINS OF THE ANGELS available for giveaway. Winners may choose either hard copy or Net Galley e-book format.
2. Open to US and Canadian readers, and to international readers who can accept a Net Galley e-book (in other words, physical books will be shipped only to US/Canada addresses).
3. International readers who would like to win a hard copy may state so in their comments. Names will be collected for a special International Readers Only draw at the end of the blog tour on November 14th, at which time three names will be drawn from all international entrants over the duration of the tour.
Please fill out this FORM to enter. 
Giveaway will end October 30, 2011.
All international applicants will be forwarded to Linda for the International Readers Only draw at the end of the tour. 
Thank you!

9 comments:

LadyVampire2u said...

My life is a balancing act also. I find it hard to fit in time for myself while still doing everything I have to be doing. And anytime I think I have free time, I usually turn around and there's another challenge waiting for me that I didnt notice. But thats the price of having a life with loved ones and needs. And in the end, I am grateful I am needed so much because to be otherwise would be unthinkable.

LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

Michelle said...

Lol. Yours sounds like mine, it doesn't matter what I have managed to do on that list there are still a ton that hasn't been accomplished yet. I've also got 2 daughters though both of mine are still in High School one is a freshman and the other is a Senior, so we have all the events and college prep to accomplish besides just the normal teenager stuff(which never seems to end). Hope you continue to have a great tour.
shadow31071 (at) suddenlink (dot) net.

lindapoitevin said...

@LadyVampire -- so true...and I'll pay that price any day! :)

@Michelle -- I think it's probably true of any mom at any stage. ;)

latishajean said...

Thank you very much for the great giveaway sounds like a great book would love to read it! Thank you for the chance!

Vivien said...

Loving the sound of this one. Thanks!
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Vivien
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Julie said...

I am really terrible at the balancing act! No matter what I'm doing, I feel like I should be doing something else! I really, really need better organizational skills :)
jwitt33 at live dot com

miki said...

Thank you for this great giveaway

i would like to be entered for a print copy for international reader

thanks you a lot

isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

whitewolfreads said...

I honestly do plan everything out but for me the problem is usually sticking to that plan and not get distracted. Thanks for the awesome post!

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

The first time I saw the cover of Sins of Angels, I had to stop and read the blurb as just for a second Fringe's Olivia Dunham flashed through my mind. After I read the blurb, I immediately put it on my wishlist as I knew I HAD to read it.

Back to your balancing act--most women who work outside (hell inside) the home and have kids are balancing the things that must be done, should be done and want to be done on a regular basis. And we do a hell of a job too! That's what makes us excellent CEO's of major companies and best selling authors. Our to do list is never completed and thank God for that
cause what would we do if we weren't needed so much. Trust me it would drive us up the wall in a few days.

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