Tournament of Chance Blog Tour Kick Off + Giveaway

Author S.G. Rogers

Originally from Southern California, S.G. Rogers has lived in Asheville, North Carolina and Laurel, Mississippi. She earned her first black belt in taekwondo from martial arts champion Billy Blanks.  Later on, she earned black belts in taekwondo and hapkido from Master Myung Kim. Currently residing in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, S.G. Rogers writes fantasy and romantic fantasy stories.  She’s owned by two hairless cats, Houdini and Nikita, and lives on an island populated by exotic birds, deer and the occasional gator. Although she’s most often drawn to speculative fiction, she’s been known to break away to write other genres.  Tab is her beverage of choice, but when she imbibes, a cranberry vodka martini doesn’t go amiss.

This or That

TV or Movies?

Although hour-long TV episodes can be great, I prefer the longer form of a movie. Perhaps it’s akin to reading a whole book as opposed to a chapter at a time.

Black or White?

If I could dress in black all the time, I’d be quite happy.  Black is simple, slenderizing, goes with anything, and it’s easy to accessorize. Now when it comes to life in general, there are many shades of gray.

Coke or Pepsi?

I drink Tab, which is a diet cola product from the Coca-Cola Company.  I used to sneak sips of my mother’s Tab from the refrigerator when I was a kid.  It came in a glass bottle, and the bubbles went right up my nose.

Harry Potter or Twilight?

Twilight has some wonderful moments, but I’m more of a Harry Potter girl.  Of course, the Harry Potter kids were quite a bit younger than the kids in Twilight. Perhaps if J.K. Rowling had written another few books, you might have had some torrid romance in there.

Spontaneity or Planning Ahead?

Oddly enough, I can’t do too much planning when it comes to budgets, excursions, or shopping trips.  When it comes to writing, on the other hand, I tend to walk on the wild side. My writing resembles a roller coaster ride sometimes.

Cats or Dog?

I own two Sphynx cats. My Sphynx cats are unique to look at and have big personalities. I enjoy spoiling Houdini and Nikita as much as they love being spoiled. They are both loving cuddle bunnies.

Introvert or Extrovert?

Just like a belly button, I’m an innie.  I fought against being an introvert all my life, even going so far as to get counseling, take acting classes, martial arts, and attend improv classes. I finally made peace with my nature and just go with it.

Places You Would Most Want to Travel To

• Ireland, Scotland, and England are the countries of my ancestors.  I’d like to see what my DNA pool has been up to in my absence.

• China – There are so many natural and manmade places of beauty in China I wouldn’t know what to do first.  The Terra Cotta soldiers, the Great Wall of China, and the Harbin Ice Festival would be things I’d like to see.

• Germany – I like castles.

• Switzerland – More castles.

• Norway – I’d like to see the Northern lights and walk where the Vikings used to swing their hammers. 

• New Zealand – A place of uncommon natural beauty.

• Australia – Has a lot of really interesting animals. 

• Costa Rica – Every shot I’ve ever seen in the movies of the Costa Rican shoreline has been stunning.  I’d love to see it in person.

Ten Movies you never want to see again

Tastes are subjective, but here are a few of my least favorite movies:

1) Flesh and Blood (1985) – This is the only movie in my life I ever actually walked out of.  Simply not my cup of tea, whatsoever.

2) Miracle Mile (1988) – I don’t like movies that end badly for all involved, especially the audience. 

3) Videodrome (1983) – With all due respect to James Woods, whom I like very much, I want to forget this movie ever existed. 

4) Eyes Wide Shut (1999) – I didn’t get it. I don’t want to get it.

5) Australia (2008) – Not to pick on the lovely Nicole Kidman, but I must say this was the longest, most drawn out movie I’ve ever had the misfortune to watch. 

6) Immortals (2011) – Um…I can’t think of one thing I liked about this film. I was roped into it because my son needed to see it for his Latin class.  Hated every second of it.

7) Old Yeller (1957) – Perhaps it’s a brilliant film, but I don’t like it when animals get killed. 

8) Ring of Bright Water (1969) I don’t want to see this movie ever again, for the same reason as Old Yeller.

9) Lifeboat (1944) – When I was a young kid there were only a few channels broadcasting on television.  One channel played this movie in an endless loop and I got so sick of it I never wanted to see Lifeboat again.

10) The Sand Pebbles(1966) – My father adored action movies, and took me along (much to my frequent dismay). In The Sand Pebbles, a sailor falls into a ship’s engine and is ground to death.  I was traumatized then and remain traumatized now.  I also hold Emperor of the North (1973) as another low point in my movie viewing history.  Some things children just don’t need to see! 

Tournament of Chance 

In Tournament of Chance, a hunter’s daughter becomes the spark that ignites a revolution—in time.

When a beautiful commoner enters the Tournament of Chance archery competition, her thwarted victory sparks a revolution in the oppressive kingdom of Destiny. Although Heather never believed the legends about the restoration of Ormaria, after three shape-shifting Ormarian wizards awaken from a long magical slumber, she joins their perilous quest to regain the throne. Heather battles vicious predators and angry trolls to free the wizards’ magic, but at a horrendous cost. She is unexpectedly torn from the arms of the man she loves and hurled back in time to fulfill a prophecy not yet written. The ensuing maelstrom tests Heather’s survival skills, wits, and endurance. Will she become an unwritten footnote in history, or can she trust the magic to lead her back to her one true love?

Tour Schedule

Tour Giveaway
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Ends 1/23/12

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Tour Schedule

January 3rd
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – Interview
Peace from Pieces – Interview
Gobs and Gobs of Books – Review & Tens List
On Starships and Dragonwings – Review

January 4th
Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews – Character Interview
Sarah Ballance – Interview or Guest Post
Pieces of Whimsy – Review & Tens List

January 5th
icefairy’s Treasure Chest – Guest post or Interview
Whatever You Can Still Betray – Review
Susan Heim on Writing – Excerpt

January 6th
Froze8’s Blog – Guest Post or Interview
Book Worm Brandy – Review & Interview

January 7th
Chapter by Chapter – Guest Post or Interview
My Life is a Notebook – Review

January 8th
Read My Mind – Review & Tens List

January 9th
My Photopage – Interview or Guest Post
Oh Chrys! – Review

January 10th
Scribbler’s Sojourn – Review
Colorimetry – Interview or Guest Post

January 11th
Cuzinlogic – Interview or Guest Post
Ever and Ever Sight – Review & Interview

January 12th
Bookhounds YA – Interview or Guest Post

January 13th
Under the Hat – Review & Tens List

January 14th
Debbie’s Inkspectations – Review
Up in the Bibliosphere – Review

January 15th
Fly High – Interview or Guest Post
The Reading Retreat – Review & Interview

January 16th
White Sky Project – Review & Interview
Bookworm Lisa – Review & Interview
Every Free Chance – Review

January 17th
Literary Getaway – Review
Living the Goddess Life – Review & Tens List
My Devotional Thoughts – Review

January 18th
Starry Night Reviews – Review
Why Not? Because I Said So! – Review & Guest Post