Red Madrassa Tour Kick Off – Interview & Giveaway

Tour Schedule

Author Terah Edun

Terah Edun is a young adult  fantasy writer born and raised in the Atlanta metropolitan area, who transplanted to the Northeast region for college, and now lives in South Sudan. She writes the stories that she always loved to read as a young girl.

She prefers tales of adventure, magic, fellowship and courtship – in other words high fantasy. But she’s not adverse to the occasional contemporary fantasy coming her way. Sometimes you’ll see cloaks, daggers, independent and strong girls, independent and strong guys, sweet and soft spoken girls, sweet and soft spoken guys, markets, cute guys, sparkly magic and irritatingly know-it-all boys. The book she’s currently working on is SWORN TO RAISE,  the first in the Courtlight series.

Outside of writing, she’s a international development professional with a penchant for Starbucks.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

A solar-powered charger for electronics; a laptop with pre-loaded Kindle App; and water

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Half-Baked by Ben & Jerry’s

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?

Rice and Eggs

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?

Sworn to Raise, the 1stbook in the Courtlight series and a companion novel to Red Madrassa, will be publishing in March 2013.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?

The Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?

Explore every option available to you – it’s a great time to be a writer

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

I’ve lived quite a few different places in the world but I’ve never been to London; so I wouldn’t mind living there for a time.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?

I wanted to be a veterinarian! That is until I found out about all of the science credits needed to become one. Then I took my love of history and culture and decided to become a Foreign Service Officer.

Who are your favorite authors of all time?

Mercedes Lackey and Tamora Pierce

Favorite Candy?

Favorite Candy is Buncha Crunch. They’re little bits of crunch bars in bite-sized form. It’s pretty hard to find them outside of movies theatres though.

How do you react to a bad review?

I take it as constructive criticism and try not to make the same mistake twice.

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?

A condo with skylights in Washington, D.C.

This or That

TV or Movies? TV
Hot or Cold?
Black or White?
White, I guess. I’m more of a grey person.

Night owl, or early bird? Night owl.
Print or Ebook?
Ebook – I love being able to download at the drop of a hat.
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Regular or Diet?
Coke or Pepsi?
Horror or Romance?
Action or Drama?
Pizza or Pasta?
Skittles or M&Ms?
Sweet or Salty?
Summer or Winter?
City or Country?
Harry Potter or Twilight?
Harry Potter
Gum or Breath Mints?
Spontaneity or Planning Ahead?
Planning Ahead
PC or Mac?
Beach or Pool?
Shoes or Sandals?
Cats or Dog?
Apples or Oranges?
Cause or Effect?
Heads or Tails?
Facebook or Twitter?
Truth or Dare?
Text or Talk?

Introvert or Extrovert? Introvert

Red Madrassa by Terah Edun

A magical accident threw them together. But when Fate holds all the cards, it can be impossible to tell the difference between pure chance and Destiny…

The Madrassa, a magical school for mage practitioners, is the stuff of legend. With selective entrance exams and quotas for only the most advanced of mage children, it’s almost impossible to attend.

When Allorna, a guardian trainee for the royal family, ends up on the doorstep of the citadel on the eve of the final day of a recruitment ceremony, she decides it must be fate.

She was sure she knew the path her life would take before she enrolled. But sometimes life has a way of throwing in magical curveballs and strange friends, just to see if you’ll trip up.

Oh, and one of those friends is a mage accused of murder, another is a slightly psychotic dragon, the third a healer facing an existential crisis, and the last is a female storm-caller with more hidden secrets than a thief lord.

Do they all belong at the new school they call home?

Tour Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card & Red Madrassa Ebook
5 Ebooks of Red Madrassa

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Red Madrassa Tour Schedule:

February 12th
Book Blast – Multiple Blogs

February 13th
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – Interview
Books Beside My Bedside – Review + Excerpt
Lori’s Reading Corner – Guest Post
Books, Books, the Magical Fruit – Guest Post

February 14th
Jessabella Reads – Review + Excerpt
Froze8 – Interview or Guest Post

February 15th
Draumr Kopa – Review
The Mod Podge Bookshelf – Guest Post

February 16th
Debbie’s Inkspection – Review
Night Owl Reads – Review + Excerpt
Peace from Pieces – Interview

February 17th
Under the Hat – Review + Excerpt
Lovely Reads – Guest Post

February 18th
Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews – Review & Character Interview
Cuzinlogic – Interview

February 19th
The Book Diva’s Reads – Review & Excerpt
Blkosiner’s Book Blog – Interview

February 20th
GeoLibrarian – Review + Interview
LDS & Lovin’ It – Review

February 21st
On Starships and Dragonwings – Review
Sarah Ballance – Guest Post or Interview

February 22nd
The Reading Diaries – Review + Interview
Promiscuous Diva – Interview

February 23rd
Parsimonious Posh – Review + Interview
Starry Night Book Reviews – Review

February 24th
A Bit of Dash – Review + Tens List
Witchmag’s Boekenplank – Review

February 25th
Reader Girls – Review + Excerpt
An Avid Reader’s Musings – Review

February 26th
Fiction Predictions – Review + Interview
Magical Manuscripts – Review

February 27th
StoreyBook Review – Review
Lizzy’s Dark Fiction – Review

February 28th
Publishing the Paranormal – Review
Of Thoughts & Words – Review