Monday, September 17, 2012

EDEN~WEST by Janelle Stalder Blog Tour - Interview & GIVEAWAY on this Stop!

The first book in the series is
Book Blurb
Trapped within the cruel world of hormones and bullies, fifteen-year-old Aiden is convinced life has more to offer him. His instincts are proven correct on the night he is awakened by a voice calling to him from outside his window. As he sleepily peers into his yard, his eyes slowly focus on a woman who says she is there to take him to Eden. Aiden is about to fulfill the life purpose he never knew he had.

It is in Eden, a land on the brink of war, where Aiden will finally learn to trust himself and those around him. Accompanied by Wolf, his sidekick Logan, and the beautiful archer, Elisa, Aiden is soon thrust into a battle to save Eden. Meanwhile Elisa, the only girl in the King's Army, is in the midst of her own struggles. Betrothed to a man she has no intention of marrying, Elisa is caught between the need to prove herself and her desire for true happiness. And now that she has met Aiden, she is more confused than ever.

In this action-packed fantasy tale, romance, adventure, and intrigue surround Aiden as he learns just what he is capable of when he discovers confidence and courage.
NOW for the REASON for my POST.
Book Blurb
New beginnings, new conflicts, and new adventures arise in the second installment of the Eden Series, Eden-West.

Months after his initial journey to Eden, Aiden is learning to cope with his own transformation. His social status has changed, his friendship with his best friend Ethan is in jeopardy because of it, and worst of all, he has heard absolutely nothing from his new friends in Eden. What has become of the world he fell in love with? Are his friends safe? Is the war over? With no answers, and no hope for contact, Aiden decides to focus on his life in his world.

Just as he makes this decision, he encounters a familiar bright light and thinks he knows exactly what it means. Except the light isn’t at all what he expects and neither is the person behind it. When Aiden returns to Eden, it is to a whole new part of that special world, and a whole new set of adventures.

Weeks after Aiden was returned to his own world, Elisa is sent to Nysa, the revered Southern city, to retrieve the one thing she’d rather avoid – Wolf. Captain Turk instructed her to get in and get out - but that is easier said than done. When she finds her missing friend, she also stumbles upon a great deal of trouble. This trouble goes by one name – Markus, the leader of the Sun People.

Follow all your favourite characters as they ready themselves for battle and fight for a world threatened to be destroyed.
What do I have to say about this series.... EVERYTHING!
This author is amazing at weaving a tale with multiple POVs.  I had a hard time choosing who I cared to read more about.  She’d change POVs and I would curse but at the same time I was happy to get back to the POV I was now reading.  It takes a special kind of author to write magic like she does.  And it was pure magic.  I think I’m here biggest fan!!!!
So, if you haven’t read this series, do it.  This is a fantasy novel at it's very best. You can say that Aiden is the central character but there are so many more.  It’s hard not to love them all even the supposed evil ones.  It’s a fantasy based story.  It’s setting is current times and a fantastical place in another realm.  Sounds confusing, it’s not. Janelle Standler makes it effortless.  You won’t even be confused with any transition whether place or POV.  Most of the action does take place in the magical world known as Eden.
Not to give anymore away, I have to say READ this one.  Especially if you like fantasy.  Even if you don’t, you should give it a try.  It’s one of those reads that will easily become and awesome exception for you if you normally don’t read this genre.
Overall, AWESOME.
(Five hearts because I'm so in Love with this series)
My book boyfriend is Callum and Wolf.  What can I say, I love them both.  But since I have an interview with the sexy Callum....
We will focus on him....YUM! I have to warn you how ruggedly handsome he is. (okay hopefully he didn't read that)
Hello, I'd like to thank Callum from Eden Central, I'm mean Eden North to talk to us.
Thank you for having me.
1.  First, I'd like to ask, what did your brother, Jameson, do so bad that you are fighting with him now?
That’s a loaded question. If you had to grow up with Jameson as your brother like I did, you’d understand my view. I wouldn’t necessarily say that I am fighting Jameson personally, although I do have my issues with him. What I’m fighting against is the High King; it just happens that he is my brother. My father’s betrayal and decision to crown a man that is less qualified than myself is the driving force behind my anger. My problem with Jameson himself is that I think he is irresponsible, undisciplined and immature. He’s not a King. I’ve been around him long enough to know that he can’t take anything seriously. He’d rather be playing with his soldier friends than dealing with the real issues in the Capital. I spent my youth learning what it takes to be King, and that was taken away from me.
2.  During this journey you met a young woman you've become enamoured with.  What will you do if she chooses to go with her brother over staying with you?
I respect Rose enough to honour whatever decision she makes. Her only family left is her brother, and I know how much he means to her. Do I want her to go? Honestly, no. Do I have a choice? Again, no. I promised her the opportunity to leave, and I don’t go back on my word.
3.  Was Brutus more of a brother to you than Jameson?
Absolutely. I might have spent my entire youth with Jameson, but we were always polar opposites. Where I was serious and a hard worker, my brother was flippant and absent around the palace. Brutus understands me. Both of us are dedicated men to our causes. We believe in strict rules and abide by them. I can sit with Brutus and know that he is listening and will offer me sound advice. He is wise where Jameson is not. Perhaps Jameson has grown since the time I spent with him, who knows, but Brutus was there when I needed him and Jameson was not. 
4.  What will you do if you win this war?  How will you handle your brother if he is still alive?
I will become High King when I win this war. I will show the people of Eden that I should have always been King, and I will restore order and peace to the land. My brother will not be alive. It can only be one of us – him or me.
5.  If there is a choice between winning the war and saving the woman you love, what will you choose?
I’m not sure how to answer that. This war has been my life’s purpose for a decade now. I’m not sure if anything could turn me away from the path I have chosen.
Thanks for stopping by Callum.  We hope to hear more from you soon.
*smiles* It was my pleasure.
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Callum with Rose


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