Monday, February 1, 2016

Reign of Shadows Blog Tour: Interview + Giveaway

I'm thrilled today to welcome author Sophie Jordan back to the blog as part of the promotional tour for her latest young adult release, Reign of Shadows. I absolutely adored this book (review coming tomorrow!) so I jumped at the chance to ask Sophie a few questions about Luna, Fowler and this dark world I never want to live in:) I hope you guys enjoy the interview, and don't forget to to check the bottom of the post for all the details on a fantastic giveaway!

If I lived in the world of Reign of Shadows, my best bet for self-defense would be to wield a bow and arrow like Fowler (or run like the wind, either option would work for me). If you found yourself in the same predicament, what skills would you say you have now that would help you survive in this world?

Since I'm a pretty good cook, I think I would have to use my culinary skills and prove myself so useful that everyone would want to keep me around. I mean I make some fierce cranberry orange muffins. One bite and even the bad guys would insist on keeping me alive.

There’s very little I love more than a star-crossed romance. Which romantic couples top your all time favorite list?

Alina and Mal from SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo
Ariane and Zane from THE RULES by Stacey Kade
Scott and Allison from TEEN WOLF
Baby and Johnny from DIRTY DANCING

Given Luna has been hiding in her tower for years, she’s probably had a great deal of time to read. What are 3 books we might find on her shelves?

Clearly, she's read Beuwolf... she would identify with it.
She would probably also have read Bridget Jones Diary because like Bridget, Luna is a hopeless romantic, always long for more ... for love and a HEA.
She probably also has a paleo cookbook ... cause, you know, living in the woods, there's not exactly fast food around the corner. She wants to know how to make those wild-grown veggies taste yum.

At the beginning of Reign of Shadows, what would Luna say was her biggest fear? The end?

At the beginning: Never leaving her tower.
At the end: Well ... it's a little spoilery, but I'll say failing and watching someone she cares about die is her biggest fear.

If Luna and Fowler asked you to give them a one word hint as to what they could expect as the series moves forward, what would that word be?
I would tell Luna: Queen
And I would tell Fowler: Toxin

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions Sophie!

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Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.

But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.

With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.

With lush writing and a star–crossed romance, Reign of Shadows is Sophie Jordan at her best.

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Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.

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One lucky winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and signed copies of Reign of Shadows, Firelight and Uninvited! To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway is open to US addresses only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure and check out the other stops on the tour for more interviews, guest posts and reviews! 

2/1/2016- Supernatural Snark- Interview 
2/2/2016- Good Choice Reading - Excerpt 
2/3/2016- Seeing Double In NeverlandReview 
2/4/2016- NightlyReadingReview 
2/5/2016- FangirlishInterview

2/8/2016- Dark Faerie TalesExcerpt
2/9/2016- Unabridged BookshelfReview
2/10/2016- BibliojunkiesReview
2/11/2016- Two Chicks on Books- Interview
2/12/2016- FiktshunReview


  1. The cover of this is really pretty! Lol, Jenny, do you really think you'd be able to wield a bow and arrow? I'm trying to think of what useful skills I have that would allow me to survive but I can't think of any!

  2. Awesome answers for what the main characters can expect in the next one! and I hope their romance stays strong :)

    lovely interview!

    I have a US address but rafflecopter might show my location outside the US because I'm doing a semester abroad.

    thank you so very much! :)

  3. I love that she said she would use her cooking abilities in a situation like that! That's very smart. I'll certainly be easily swayed if I were a villain.
    Mal & Alina are one of my all-time favorite couples too!
    And Luna's fear at the end just breaks my heart! :(
    Toxin???? Oh no! What do you think this means, Jenny??!

  4. Ooh nice interview! I am so excited to read this one!

  5. Love the cover. I have been patiently waiting to read this book.

  6. Great interview! I am excited to read this book, especially since you enjoyed it. I will keep my eye out for your full review and thanks for the great giveaway, Jenny!

  7. I love Sophie's answer to this post Jenny, some of these answers have me super curious about what actually goes down. Also I definitely need to try these cranberry orange muffins out, this post actually has me craving some now!

  8. I've seen some great reviews for this! Thanks for sharing Jenny!

  9. Awesome interview! I'm really excited to see your review for this. I've had it on my list for possibly ordering it for the store.

  10. I just read Nick's review, and this sounds like one I would enjoy aside from the cliffhanger. I agree, keep the cook around, I know I would.

  11. Fantastic interview Jenny!! Paleo diet cookbook to survive in the woods, sounds smart!!

  12. Thank you for the wonderful post, ladies!! I love the quetions and answers, wow, that last one is such a teaser! I'm so excited to read this one :)

  13. So curious about this book. I hear there is a wicked cliffie. Boo. ;) Loved the interview! :) Alina and Mal... totally agree. Loved those two the most out of that list.

  14. Love the Johnny and Baby comment! LOL. Can't wait to read this!

  15. WOW! So many great books you have written. I need to get on it and start reading them. Thanks to this blog for the intro.(

  16. What a beautiful cover and such a great interview! How I wish I can meet Luna! I would really love to ask her about her recipe for paleo meals! Haha

  17. I have heard some really good things about this series. Congrats!

  18. Such a wonderful interview and really fun! I'm really excited about this book and how will Luna survive this kind of world!

  19. Such a pretty cover! Looking forward to your review, Jenny!

  20. Toxin makes me very worried, Jenny. I'm sensing a horrible cliffhanger. Please tell me I'm wrong!

  21. Amazing books. Beautiful cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. The cover is beautiful! This synopsis promises romance, action, adventure, suspense. An exciting read!!

  23. This book sounds fantastic and I love that beautiful cover!

  24. Can't wait to read it, I love the cover!! ❤️

    1. Great cover and it sounds like a great read.

  25. Great interview! Cranberry orange muffins sounds delicious. :) This sounds like a must-read and the cover is too pretty. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  26. Ahh, great review! I adore the cover and the synopsis looks amazing; I can't wait to read REIGN OF SHADOWS!