Blog Tour: Author Interview: Guardian of the Moon Pendant by Laura J. Williams

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Welcome to Author Laura J. Williams

Laura J. Williams is a hopeless and lost cause, tucked away in her dark sleeping chamber, in her gloomy abyss of a writing cave, separated from the realm of man, chomping on chicken legs and quenching her thirst with large glasses of red wine. She is consoled daily by her rescued cat, baby-kitty, who only gives her love when she wants to.
Aye, it is a sad life she lives…
But, God danced the day Laura was born, the angels rejoiced, and the demons trembled.
She’s just another day-dreamer with a story to tell, doing her best to kick arse. She hides behind a shroud of anonymity, creating a world of lost mythical creatures, breathing life into them, and praying that someone will take pleasure in her work.
She is the warrior of the heroine, the sorceress of words, yielder of magic, teller of dark secrets, and the jester of tantalizing tales.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Yes. I’m working on the second book for Guardian of the Moon Pendant (Not sure of the name yet). We continue our adventure exploring the world of the Celtic Fae. It’ll be a BLAST! In book three I’m going to introduce another heroine and that story will be based in Ireland.

What is your dream cast for your book?
Dream Cast
Anabel: Deborah Ann Woll
Izzy: Katy Perry
Blane: Chris Hemsworth
Fergus: Alex Pettyfer
Vyx: Tom Hardy (when he’s in Warrior)
Harriet: Kathy Bates
Edgar: Christopher Gorham
Hamish: Michael Gambon
Lainahwyn: Emilia Clarke

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
Here’s Anabel’s theme song:
Shake it Out: Florence + the Machine: Shake it Out

Izzy’s Theme Song:
Everything Louder Than Everything Else: Meatloaf: Bat out of Hell 2: Back into Hell

This is Izzy’s song to Vyx:
Gives You Hell: The All-American Rejects: When the World Comes Down

This is for the Guardian of the Moon Pendant:
Alanis Morissette: Guardian

If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why?
I’d like to live in Oxford England around the 1930s when J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and the Inklings would meet at the Eagle and Child Pub in Oxford. I don’t believe they allowed women in their little group. But, I’m sure I’d win them over and slink my way in. I’m good like that!

What is your favorite Quote?
Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History: by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Who are your favorite authors of all time?
J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
Absolutely. I think there’s a little Anabel and Izzy in all of us.

Favorite Food?
My sister’s homemade garbage cookies! Yum! We nicknamed them ‘garbage cookies’ because we throw EVERYTHING into the oatmeal cookie batter: two types of chocolate chips (dark and semi-sweet), toffee, two types of nuts (walnuts and pecans), craisins, and coconut flakes! Seriously – awesome cookies!

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?

Skittles or M&Ms?
Green Peanut M&Ms. Why? Green for being Irish and I like the peanut ones the best!

If you were a bird, which one would you be?
I’d be a Hawk. They’re beautiful, powerful, and lethal!

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
I’m lame, I’d buy a house. Right after I a long weekend at a spa and a new wardrobe. J

What’s your favorite season/weather?
Autumn is my fav! Probably because I was born in the fall, but it’s also absolutely gorgeous here in New York with the foliage.

Favorite places to travel?
Ireland and Scotland.

PC or Mac?
I have both. So both a PC and a Mac. I’m a nerd after all!

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I’m the youngest of nine children. I guess that’s why I understand sibling rivalry so well.

Guardian of the Moon Pendant by Laura J. Williams

The MacAlpin women are of a fierce clan, born from a rare bloodline that harbors a dark and powerful secret – a mystical heirloom called the Moon Pendant. It is the key to controlling the MääGord standing stones, a magical Portal into the Otherworld, the realm of the Fae. 

Anabel and Izzy MacAlpin are two sisters, polar opposites, living separate lives.

Anabel’s life is going precisely according to her plan, a ring on her finger from her steady beau, Edgar, and medical school in the fall. 

Izzy’s life is filled with scars and wounds from her past. Dubbed the “spare child” by her family and treated poorly, she rebelled, and now lives life by her own rules.

These two sisters’ worlds are about to explode when one of them must go to Scotland and fulfill her duty as the Guardian of the Moon Pendant, by recharging this magical heirloom with four elementals, air, earth, water, and fire, and then finally close the Portal.

There’s only one problem…

The Baobhan Sith – a vampiric faery who lures men in with her hypnotic voice, feeding on their blood or transforming them into Màrmann, her zombie-like warriors who do her bidding – desires the Moon Pendant to take control over the Portal, opening a gateway into the realm of man, helping her to seek revenge on the MacAlpin clan, and to quench her eternal thirst for human blood. 

Anabel finds herself torn between a sinfully handsome Scottish warrior, Blane and her fiancée, Edgar. Izzy finds herself, angered by her sister’s lack of faith in her. 

Both sisters are forced to help one another, but may end up killing each other in the end. Surrounded by an array of good and evil Scottish Fae like a vampiric faery, the Baobhan Sith, zombie-warriors, the Ankou, Dryads, the Fachan, the Ghillie Dhu, Heather Pixies, Leigheas, the Nuckelavee, the Bloody Baron a Red Cap, Stone Faeries, Trows, and Will-o’-the-wisps. 

Will these two sisters put aside their differences before the final task to charge the Moon Pendant or will the Baobhan Sith, the vampiric faery, be successful and open the Portal into the Otherworld?

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