Friday, March 23, 2012

Giveaway, guest post.and blog tour - The Galahad Legacy by Dom Testra

The Paperback Princesses are thrilled to be part of a Scavenger Hunt blog tour for Dom Testa's new book The Galahad Legacy.  This title is the sixth and last in the Galahad series.   The others are: The Comet Curse; The Web of Titan; The Cassini Code; The Dark Zone and The Cosmic Storn.

Tor books have very generously agreed to provide a copy of all 6 books in the series - yes that's right all 6 books -  to one lucky winner.  Doesn't that just get you all excited? 



We were lucky enough to nab Dom and get him to answer a couple of questions for us.

1.  How did you come up with the premise for the series?

Curlypow, the original idea was based on this question: How would the best and the brightest of Earth's teenagers handle the staggering pressure of saving the human race? I wanted to tell a story of young people who learn to rely on themselves and each other in the face of catastrophe. In the process, they leave behind their families, their friends, and their homes. They're left to fend for themselves with no adults around. I was intrigued by how they would grow and change in that scenario.

2. What are your thoughts on bringing this extensive series to a close?

It's bittersweet, to say the least. These characters have been an important part of my life for many years, and it was hard to let them go. I've already had dozens of questions from listeners asking if there's any chance of a future Galahad novel - sort of a "what happened later?" story - and all I can say it...we'll see. For now, I couldn't be happier with the way the series draws to a close. I think The Galahad Legacy ends exactly the way it needs to, with some of the story lines wrapped up, but others left with question marks. I believe that's how it would be in real life, too.

Thank you Dom for sharing your thoughts with us today.  We also have an excerpt from The Galahad Legacy to whet your appetite:



The door opened and Gap strolled in. Triana couldn’t decipher the look on his face, which seemed perched somewhere between agitation and fatigue. He approached her and she slowly rose to her feet. They exchanged an awkward gaze before embracing in a tentative and equally-awkward hug.

“Glad to see you’re in one piece,” Gap said, moving across the room to collect a cup of water. “Feeling okay?”

“For the most part,” she said. “Physically I’m fine. My head’s still spinning from everything, but I’m getting readjusted. You got my note last night?”


Please visit Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers for the next excerpt from the second chapter of The Galahad Legacy.

  If you'd like to read more, check out the list below that shows all the blogs on the tour and you'll find other excerpts and may'be even more giveaways.  And don't forget to enter our giveaway at the bottom of the page - there are lots of ways for you to earn extra entries


05-Mar   Tor Blog http://torforge.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/scavenger-hunt-book-tour/.
                             
06-Mar I Am  A Reader, Not a Writer http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com
07-Mar I Read Banned Books http://www.jenbigheart.com/
08-Mar Seeing Night Book Reviews http://seeingnight.blogspot.com
09-Mar Steph the Bookworm www.stephthebookworm.com
10-Mar Books Devoured www.booksdevoured.com
11-Mar YA Bibliophile www.yabibliophile.com
12-Mar A Tale of Many Reviews www.ataleofmanyreviews.com
13-Mar All-ConsumingBooks http://tigersallconsumingbooks.blogspot.com
14-Mar Moonlight Book Reviews www.moonlightbookreviews.com
15-Mar Ticket to Anywhere www.tickettoanywhere.net
16-Mar The Book Smugglers www.thebooksmugglers.com
17-Mar YA Bound http://yabound.blogspot.com
18-Mar In the Outhouse  http://inthe-outhouse.blogspot.com
19-Mar Buried in Books http://wwwburiedinbooks.blogspot.com
20-Mar Eve's Fan Garden http://evesfangarden.com
21-Mar GreenBeanTeenQueen www.greenbeanteenqueen.com
22-Mar Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf http://laurenscrammedbookshelf.blogspot.com
23-Mar The Paperback Princesses http://allaboutyabooks.blogspot.com
24-Mar Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers http://insatiablereaders.blogspot.com
25-Mar The Readiacs www.thereadiacs.com
26-Mar Icey Books www.iceybooks.com
27-Mar Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile www.hopelessbibliophile.com
28-Mar The Elliott Review http://elliottreview.blogspot.com
29-Mar Missy's Reads and Reviews http://missyreadsreviews.blogspot.com
30-Mar Bookworm Lisa http://lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com
31-Mar Truly Bookish http://trulybookish.blogspot.com
01-Apr Kid Lit Frenzy www.kidlitfrenzy.com
02-Apr Star Shadow www.starshadowblog.com
03-Apr AdventuresofCeceliaBedelia http://ceceliabedelia.blogspot.com
04-Apr I Heart Monster www.iheartmonster.com
05-Apr VVB32 Reads http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com
06-Apr Bookaholics Anonymous Online www.bookaholicsanonymousonline.com
07-Apr iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books http://livelaughlovebook.blogspot.com
08-Apr Just Another Book Addict http://justanotherbookaddict.blogspot.com
09-Apr Manga Maniac Cafe www.mangamaniaccafe.com
10-Apr BookshelfBanter http://bookshelfbanter.com




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2 comments:

  1. This is a series I've had on my to-be-read list for a while! Getting my paws on a set would be a really great way to kick start me into getting there. Plus, how awesome does a full series look on your bookshelf - especially since I really happen to like the covers of these books.

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  2. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I hadn't heard about this series until today and it sounds amazing!

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