Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Cobbogoth Series Blog Tour: Interview + Giveaway!

http://kismetbooktours.com/2015/09/the-cobbogoth-series-by-hannah-l-clark/

Today I'm thrilled to welcome author Hannah L. Clark to the blog to answer a few questions about the first two books in her YA fantasy series, Uncovering Cobbogoth and The Lemorian Crest. Some of you might remember The Lemorian Crest from one of my flourish posts as I had the pleasure of working with Hannah on the cover, and I'm so glad to have the opportunity to feature this series on the blog once again! I hope you guys enjoy the interview, and be sure and check the bottom of the post for all the details on a fantastic giveaway:)

If Norah were to keep a journal detailing the trials and tribulations she faces in the Cobbogoth series, how would the first line read?

So it turns out my entire life has been a lie.

There’s nothing I love more than a romance that develops between two longtime friends like Norah and James. What are your top three best friend romances?

Emma Woodhouse and George Knightly
Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe
Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester

You gotta respect the classics, you know?

If Norah could ask one other YA character to help her on her adventures in this series, whose smarts or skills would she find most useful?

Hitomi from Intisar Khanani’s novella Sunbolt, beause she’s super scrappy, big-hearted, clever, streetwise, and she’s the type of loyal friend that would always have Norah’s back. Either that or Katniss Everdeen, because she’d be able to shoot down the Dogrils with her bow before they got too close.

There are so many cities that have been lost or are now in ruins that I would have loved to see in their prime. If Norah’s archaeologist uncle could take you on a tour of one such place at its peak, which place would top your list?

Atlantis or the City of Babel

If Norah could take someone from New Cobbogoth on a tour of her home city of Boston, what are the top places she’d make sure they saw?

-The Peabody Museum, because Uncle Jack’s exhibit is located there.
-Fenway Park for a Red Sox game, because James would be appauled is she didn’t.
-The North End, because it’s awesome.
-Boston Public Gardens, because it’s gorgeous.
-And Sleepy Hollow Cemetary just outside of Boston in Concord, because it’s around Halloween right now, and that cemetary is creepy.

Thanks so much for stopping by Hannah!

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UNCOVERING COBBOGOTH


Norah Lukens needs to uncover the truth about the fabled lost city of Cobbogoth. After her archaeologist uncle’s murder, Norah is asked to translate his old research journal for evidence and discovers that his murder was a cover-up for something far more sinister.

When she turns to neighbor and only friend James Riley for help, she realizes that not only is their bitter-sweet past haunting her every step, but James is keeping dangerous secrets. Can Norah discover what they are before its too late to share her own.


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THE LEMORIAN CREST


After being raised from infancy in Boston, Mass., Noria (a.k.a Norah Lukens) has no idea what to expect upon entering New Cobbogoth, where she never would have guessed that paths of light can make you vanish; doors can lead to realms both near and far; myths and legends are actual history; a mere kiss can seal two souls as one; and, of course, a stone is never “just a stone.” Her Uncle Jack’s stories never could have prepared her for the magical and dangerous place her native realm is turning out to be.

When the Gihara’s promises begin to crumble, her best friend and soul-mate Jamus (a.k.a. James Riley) is in more danger than ever. Then when his father Lylend abandons her to search for an ancient relic called The Lemorian Crest and she is taken captive by the very people she’s risked everything to save, Noria begins to lose faith in the Cobbogothian gods and the mission they sent her home to accomplish.

Only when a series of new friendships and loyalties are forged in the most peculiar of places, does Noria dare hope again. Hope for Jamus’ safety, for their future together, and for the survival of the entire Cobbogothian race.


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HANNAH L. CLARK


Hannah L. Clark lives with her husband and two children in the Rocky Mountains. She has always known she would be a storyteller. In 2006 she graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in English and immediately began writing her first novel.

Uncovering Cobbogoth was Clark’s first book in the seven book Cobbogoth series—a YA fantasy series based on her mythological brain-child, The Legend of the Cobbogothians. It was released in May 2014 through Cedar Fort Publishing. Book 2 in the series, The Lemorian Crest will be released in Summer 2015.

Clark loves running, mythology, singing while playing the guitar, herbal tea, escaping into imaginary worlds, and being with her peeps. Like her heroine Norah, she also kind of believes that trees might have souls, but must clarify that she has never hugged a tree. The closest she has ever come to that kind of bizarre behavior was the time she hugged the pillars outside Harry Potter Land. Which, all things considered, is not bizarre at all if one takes into account how exquisitely happy she was to finally be there.


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GIVEAWAY

Hannah is generously offering up a $120 gift card (Amazon, B&N or iTunes) to one lucky winner! Please enter via the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway is open internationally.

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30 comments:

  1. Oh man, there are a lot of lost cities I'd love to visit. Pompeii would be cool to see prior to it's demise. I need to read these, because I love this kind of stuff.

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    1. YES! I got to go to Pompeii a couple years ago and it was amazing, I can't even imagine how it looked in its prime:)

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  2. I really enjoyed the interview and this series sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Love those covers, Jenny! And of course, Jane and Rochester are my OTP for life! <3
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. What a great post - who wouldn't want to visit the lost city of Atlantis or the Tower of Babel? Hmmm how about Camelot or Library of Alexandria - all those books...
    Thanks for the fun post, Jenny :)

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    1. Yes to the Library of Alexandria! It must have been extraordinary:)

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  5. Love this: "So it turns out my entire life has been a lie." And I couldn't imagine finding that out in any way!

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    1. ME EITHER!!! *shudders at the thought*

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  6. Thanks so much for hosting me today, Jenny! So far the tour is going great. ��

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    1. Of course!!!! So glad you're happy with the tour thus far:)

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  7. Love how you make a cover light up Jenny! Gorgeous. Will need to add this series to m collection

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    1. Thank you but you're adorably biased ;-) I need to order a copy for myself too!

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  8. interesting learning her entire life has been a lie. I would totally love to uncover Atlantis and to visit the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

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    1. Right? Not something I would want to find out! Ignorance is bliss in this case I think:)

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  9. o.o wow this looks interesting really, thank you so much for sharing this. Now I will have to add the books to my amazon wishlist

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    1. You're very welcome Lily, so glad I could help bring it to your attention!

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  10. Lost cities, well Atlantis for sure

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  11. I love these covers and really want to just grab the Lemorian Crest just to pet. :) Nora sounds like an interesting character. I so want to know more about her. She sounds like she has a lot of interest and I'm curious as to her whole life being a lie is about.

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    1. THANK YOU!!! I'm going to order a copy for myself as a Christmas present and then there will be petting ;-)

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  12. Great interview as always, Jenny!

    And I love looking at The Lemorian Crest's cover, you did such an amazing job!!

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  13. Definitely would like to see Pompeii before the angry volcano unleashed its power. Lol. Actually, I think it would be cool to see it afterwards as well.

    Great interview as usual, Jenny! Nice to meet you, Hannah. :)

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    1. Me too Joy. It was amazing in ruins, so it must have really been something at its peak.

      Random Pompeii fact: There are penises etched into the street that point the way to the brothel. I took a picture when we were there because really, Pompeii? Hilarious and awesome:)

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  14. Sounds like an awesome series and I really love the covers. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I like to read ya books and pass it one to my 13yrd neice. This one I know that I will enjoy reading then to pass it on. I am a newbie and look forward to reading 'The Cobbogoth.

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  16. These books look and sound awesome. I've added them to my TBR list. Thanks :)

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