14 May 2014

WW4BB & RC Present: A Review, Interview & Giveaway of House of the Rising Sun by Kristen Painter

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House of the Rising Sun (Crescent City #1)
by Kristen Painter
Scheduled release date: May 13, 2014


Augustine lives the perfect life in the Haven city of New Orleans. He rarely works a real job, spends most of his nights with a different human woman, and resides in a spectacular Garden District mansion paid for by retired movie star Olivia Goodwin, who has come to think of him as an adopted son, providing him room and board and whatever else he needs.

But when Augustine returns home to find Olivia's been attacked by vampires, he knows his idyllic life has comes to an end. It's time for revenge—and to take up the mantle of the city's Guardian.

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My Review

House of the Rising Sun by Kristen Painter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was the best! Kristen Painter does it again and blows us all away with her incredible talent! I couldn't put the book down from the start of course as Kristen is a master at knowing how to hook her audience right from the start, as well as keeping them entertained from start to finish.

This story can be read as a stand alone and I loved that about it, but I also loved getting to know the characters from the House of Comarré series that we didn't get to know much about. The supernatural elements to the book were amazing, there were witches, fea, vampires and many others all fighting for their share of New Orleans. Dulcinea was my favourite, she was edgy, sassy and a good friend to Augustine.

When Augustine's beloved benefactor Olivia is murdered in their home by bloodsucking vampires, it leave Augustine with little choice but to take over leadership of New Orleans to track down her killers. With the help of the NOPD and Harlow, Olivia's long lost daughter, Augustine will bring the town to rights.

That is if he can keep his mind on his work and not on Harlow's wonderful kisses.

I can't wait for book 2, it is going to be incredible! Kristen doesn't know how to do it any other way. Make sure to get your copy today! and don't forget to try out Kristen's House of Comarré series!

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Q:Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what made you delve into the
world of fiction?

I've always written stories, ever since I was small (okay, young, I've never been that small), so becoming a writer
seemed like a natural progression.

Q: Can you tell us about your writing process? Which comes first? The
character's story or the idea for the novel?

Ninety eight percent of the time, the characters pop into my head first, but every once in a while, something else will inspire me like a place and I'll think, hmm...who can I put here and what would they be doing? My writing
process when I'm in the midst of a book is generally centered around a word count. In other words, I write until I hit or exceed that goal. Then my day can be over.

Q: After finishing a book, do you have any doubts? Do you ever want to

rewrite any of them?

I wouldn't say I have doubts if I didn't believe in something, I wouldn't have written it in the first place, but all stories get revised. That's not really rewriting in the fullest sense of the word, but I do know authors who do that. For me, it's more like taking the bones I've laid down and fleshing them out, bringing the story to life.

About Kristen Painter

A little about me: I’m a former college English teacher, but I've held a crazy mix of other jobs including maitre’d for Wolfgang Puck, personal trainer, and sales for Christian Dior Bijoux. On the writing side of things, I’m a two-time Golden Heart finalist and have been on the board of three different RWA chapters. What can I say? I like getting involved. I’m not adverse to bossing people around either.

I have a *slight* shoe addiction and occasionally indulge in an unnecessary handbag. Hah! That was a joke. There is no such thing as an unnecessary handbag. I love make up and jewelry and spa days. Yes, I’m a girly girl. But don’t think that makes me weak. I can (and do) kill off characters with the best of them. Speaking of which…
My forays into writing have been as varied as the jobs I’ve held. I’ve written poetry, articles for magazines, short stories, paranormal romances (that include fantasy, contemporary and steampunk genres) and now I’ve found a home with urban fantasy. I love worldbuilding and few genres give you the kind of license urban fantasy does.
I’m also the co-founder of the award-winning writer’s site Romancedivas.com. I tweet at twitter.com/Kristen_Painter more often than I should. You can also find me on my Facebook author page here: www.facebook.com/KristenPainterAuthor
I live in FL with my retired Air Force husband and a horde of feline dependents. I’m represented by The Knight Agency.

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Twitter handle: Kristen_Painter


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