Arrowheart Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway
I'm very excited to be a part of the blog tour for Arrowheart featuring an amazing interview with author Rebecca Sky. This blog tour has some really great features so be sure to check out all the stops by clicking on the banner. There is also an Owl Crate Box tour-wide giveaway going on so be sure to click on the Rafflecopter link below!
About the Book
Pub. Date: June 14, 2018
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Kiss the boys and make them cry...
The gods are gone.
The people have forgotten them.
But sixteen-year-old Rachel Patel can't forget - the gods control her life, or more specifically, her love life.
Being a Hedoness, one of a strong group of women descended from Greek God Eros, makes true love impossible for Rachel. She wields the power of that magical golden arrow, and with it, the promise to take the will of any boy she kisses. But the last thing Rachel wants is to force someone to love her . . .
When seventeen-year-old Benjamin Blake's disappearance links back to the Hedonesses, Rachel's world collides with his, and her biggest fear becomes a terrifying reality. She's falling for him - a messy, magnetic, arrow-over-feet type of fall.
Rachel distances herself, struggling to resist the growing attraction, but when he gives up his dream to help her evade arrest, distance becomes an insurmountable task. With the police hot on their trail, Rachel soon realizes there are darker forces hunting them - a group of mortals recruited by the gods who will stop at nothing to preserve the power of the Hedonesses - not to mention Eros himself, who is desperate to reverse the curse . . .
Rachel must learn to do what no Hedoness has done before - to resist her gift - or she'll turn the person she's grown to love into a shadow of himself ... for ever.
Interview with Rebecca Sky
Hi everyone! *waves*
I’m stoked to be here and share some of my weirdness, dreams and most importantly pet photos with you. I’m Rebecca Sky, the author of Arrowheart, which is about the strong female descendants of Greek God Eros who have the power to take the will of any boy they kiss…dun dun dun… I hope you enjoy this interview (I had a blast answering the questions) and be sure to read through to the bottom for your chance to win an Owlcrate subscription box and your very own blue Arrowheart lipstick.
1) When did you first get the idea for ARROWHEART?
I grew up in a very religious home, and because of that I spent the majority of my childhood weekends in some form of Church activity like Sunday School. I was never very good at sitting still and was bored most of the time, which meant I’d find ways to self-entertain, ways that resulted in my being sent to time-out more often than I’d like to admit. I made a game of it though, throwing out one-liners that made the entire class burst into giggles and the teachers mumble prayers of serenity under breath.
Eventually they realized that time-out wasn’t helping any of us, (I mean, if I couldn’t sit still on the pew, why would the corner change things?). We came to the compromise that I could read my bible during lectures, which really meant I’d slip a comic book behind the cover and read that instead. I thought I’d found the key to surviving Sunday School until they caught me and told me that I was only allowed to read books from the church library. I begrudgingly searched through and pulled out a Greek/English bible thinking the writing on the spine looked kinda magical.
That was my first introduction to the Greek language and I was fascinated. I tried to teach myself by memorizing the Greek version of familiar passages. I couldn’t get enough and eventually took every book about Greece out of my local library, one of which was a book on mythology. I spent my days reading about the Gods and their wild adventures, and thought it was unfair that the Greeks got the cool Gods and my family’s God was boring (please, don’t tell my Nana I said that).
I’d often imagine the Greek Gods in my Sunday School stories – Samson the strong became Heracles the son of Zeus, etc.. So when I stumbled upon the bible verse Genesis 6:4, “when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them,” it wasn’t far-fetched for me to imagine that the sons of gods were the Gods of Olympus and that the offspring they had with human women where the Greek legends like Achilles and Hedone. The more my mind wandered the more Arrowheart book one of The Love Curse series formed.
2) Which character did you enjoy writing the most?
Probably Marissa, she’s a narcissist that has a lot of insecurities and a sad backstory. She doesn’t think before she speaks or acts so that combination puts her in a lot of trouble, and a lot of trouble is super fun to write!
3) Who is your favorite Greek god?
My answer would have been different but just the other day I discovered Hecate and she is all sorts of badass, she’s the Goddess of Witches and travels in a chariot pulled by cats. CATS!
4) If you could have any power, which would you pick?
I’m kinda obsessed with the idea of immortality. It would be so cool to live forever and see how the world changes, how we progress with technology, what we accomplish.
5) Do you have a quote or motto you live by?
Lately I’ve really been feeling this one from Stephen Hawking’s: “There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there's life, there is hope.”
6) Did the final version of ARROWHEART differ from your original idea?
OMGosh yes! I originally serialized the first draft on Wattpad over the course of 3 years. Then I just kinda left it there and moved on to other projects. But every day I’d wake up to an inbox of reader emails and votes and eventually I decided to reread and see what it was people loved about the book. And when I did, I fell back in love with the characters and world, but my writing had improved a lot since I first wrote it, so I took it apart, kept the heart of the story and the main characters and I rewrote it. Around this time, I started getting interest from companies because of how many reads the story had received on Wattpad. So I queried the new version, snagged my awesome literary agent, and then my book deal!
7) Anything else you’d like to add about yourself or your book?
Just that I am super friendly so don’t be shy to reach out on Twitter or Instagram. Thanks so much for hanging with me on The Reading Corner today! As an added thank you, I’ll be giving away an Owlcrate subscription box.
Enter that giveaway here!
P.S. Here’s the pet photos I promised: a picture of me and my best fur friend, Winston. We basically supermodels.
This is my babies together for the first time:
Here’s an excerpt of Arrowheart for you to check out:
After graduating high-school, Rebecca Sky set out on a five-year, 24 Country exploration to find herself. She slept in a hammock in the Amazon Jungle, skinny-dipped off the West African Coast, ate balut and climbed the chocolate hills in the Philippines, and fell in love in Cuba (then again in Brazil, and a final time to a Rocker from Canada). Rebecca returned home to the West Coast captivated by the world and ready for another adventure.
So she did what every wanderer does when standing still—began writing. Her work has since garnered over 20 million reads on Wattpad, and she’s had the opportunity to partner with some really great brands. She was featured in The New York Times and The Boston Globe, (check out those articles here). Her debut Arrowheart, book one in The Love Curse series is published by Hodder Children's Books a division of Hachette Book Group.