I really enjoyed The Secret of Spruce Knoll last year, so I was happy and excited to be part of the blog tour for its sequel, Channeler’s Choice. If you haven’t checked this series out yet you really should, it’s great. I have Heather here today for a quick interview & giveaway, and you’ll have a chance to check out the series!
The Secret of Spruce Knoll
Following the tragic death of her parents, Eren Donovan moves to Spruce Knoll to live with an aunt she’s never met. Little does Eren know the entire town of Spruce Knoll is filled with “channelers”—a magical group of people who immigrated to the small Colorado town when they were driven out of their own lands.
Channelers are tied to the fate of the world. As the world slowly dies, so do they—and they alone have the power to stop the destruction of Earth. Soon, Eren learns she not only lives among them, but she is one. When she meets local boy Aiden, his charm convinces her that being a channeler may not be all bad though.
As Eren and Aiden’s relationship develops, so too does a mystery in Spruce Knoll. The town holds many secrets—and many dangers. It soon becomes apparent that the untimely death of Eren’s parents was no accident and that her life might be in danger too. Only time will tell if Eren can embrace her unwanted power and protect the only family she has left
Release date: February 27th, 2012
by Compass Press
With her parents’ murderers dead, Eren can finally concentrate on fitting in at Spruce Knoll High, not to mention figuring out what it means to be a channeler. If only it were that easy. It turns out she isn’t normal even among channelers – she may be a legendary warrior meant to protect the earth in a last great battle.
But Mayan prophecies are the least of her worries as she involuntarily starts to gather her own Society, another girl moves in on Aiden, her powers rage out of control, and worst of all, someone is stalking her. To top it all off, Eren discovers she doesn’t have to be a channeler after all – she has a choice.
As an old threat closes in and she risks ending up like her parents, she is forced to decide. Be a normal teenager and leave the legendary warrior stuff to someone else, or embrace a dark destiny?
Q. The second book in the series, Channeler’s Choice, revolves around Eren’s tough choice; as a writer, what is one of the toughest decisions you’ve had to make?
Q. In general, are you an indecisive person? Or do you make most decisions on a whim?
Q. How many books do you have planned for series?
I am an author of young adult fantasy, in all its many sub-genres. Helping other writers and supporting fabulous authors is my passion. When I’m not writing or surfing my social networking sites, I can be found on the slopes, the hiking trails, or on horseback. As a native Oregonian, I enjoy the outdoors almost as much as the worlds I create on the pages. No need to travel to the Great Northwest though, you can find me here, on my blog four days a week, and Monday night’s on Twitter where I co-moderate the #WritersRoad chat with my good friend TS Tate.
Giveaway ends March 21st, 2012
The story of the night Aiden was born has never been told, until now. Fleeing the Hunter’s, Kevan and Shannon O’Reilly find their way to Spruce Knoll Colorado, assuming they’ll be safe in America. Their unborn son is special, even for a druid, or channeler as the American’s like to call their kind. But why the Hunter’s, people who are sworn to keep their kind safe, are after them is a mystery. All they know is that if they don’t outrun them they’ll be killed.
Trouble has followed them to Spruce Knoll and just when it seems it may be too late, they discover why.
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED WINNER IS: Sarah Elizabeth
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This series sounds really good. I had not heard of it until now. A hard decision I had to make would be with my mother. Due to unfortunate circumstances, and numerous other things I had to cut her out of my life. It’s still hard on me, but I know it was the best decision for me.
I love the sound of both books! The cover for the second one in particular is just gorgeous. 😉 I will have to check these out.
Great interview! I think I am also the type of person to always calculate and plan.
Amy, wow that is a tough decision. I’ve been there, but thankfully not with my mother. Power to you for making the right decision even though it had to be incredibly hard. And thank you, I’m glad my novel sounds good! 🙂
Sam, thank you. We sound like we have a bit in common. 😉
Thanks for dropping by ladies! And thanks for having me on the tour Heather! <3
Awesome, awesome post! I adore Heather and I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of these books! 🙂
A tough choice that I had to make, was my decision to be a stay at home mom, and forsake my career. Would I still make the same choice again, you bet! Though difficult, I’ve grown to love being a SAHM and spending time with my children. They grow up way too fast, and I can say, I haven’t missed anything! 🙂
Katie @ BlookGirl
Great interview! 🙂 I’ve never heard of this series, but it certainly sounds interesting. I am curious about the Channelers.
Thanks for piquing my interest, Giselle and Heather!
My hard decision? Moving from my hometown in Florida, where all my memories, family and friends were, to pursue a greater life with the love of my life in Texas. I miss my family tons, but know I am better off here 🙂
This sounds like a really cool story. My tough choice..moving away, far away from family for my husbands job. Great interview 🙂
book1 has been on my wishlist since i saw book2/did not know it was a trilogy//lol me stupid//
Great interview! I enjoyed both books. 🙂 I love the idea of a historical book about Eren’s ancestors though!
This book sounds awesome. Thanks for the contest.
Oh tough choice & e-mail–I think dropping out of law school was probably the hardest choice I ever made, just because I worked so hard to get in.
The toughest choice I had to make was to use tough love with my daughter, who had been addicted for years, coddled by her father’s family, and left her 3 children, refusing to give up drugs even for them. She eventually moved to the other side of the world, leaving them for me and her ex to raise without saying goodbye to them. Her brothers and sister were hurt as well as her father, and we are all struggling with forgiving her. Don’t know if standing up to her addictions was harder, wrestling with forgiving her, or watching the family hurting from her betrayal. But we press on.
Great interview! I am looking forward to reading Chandlers Choice! It looks great!!
This book sounds fantastic – Just the right mix of fantasy and magic!
A tough change I had to make was deciding to change my career. After 10 years of successful employment in the financial industries industry, I quit my job at the height of the recession and went back to grad school to become a school psychologist. Then decided to have another child. Tough, scary decisions! Did it though!
Wow, thank you so so much for this amazing giveaway! I read The Secret of Spruce Knoll and LOVED it, and I cannot WAIT to read the other books! The story line is ingenious, and the covers are also so gorgeous. 🙂 A really tough choice I had to make in life was choosing whether to live with my mom or my dad when they broke up. It was super hard because, like Eren’s choice seems to be, the final decision no matter what would change my life. I love being inspired by books, and I definitely feel that Heather McCorkle’s are perfect! Thanks again, and best of luck to all who enter. 🙂
BTW my email is email@example.com
Wonderful interview, and I’m so excited for Heather with this series. Can hardly wait to see what comes next!
Mary @ BookSwarm
I have to say I believe you to be extremely brave to strike out on your own after leaving your agent. That’s got to be one of the toughest decisions, especially after working so hard to get an agent in the first place. Congratulations!
this sounds like an amazing series! and great interview Giselle! x
Suzanne @ Paranormal Book Fan
Great interview and review of The Secret of Spruce Knoll.
I haven’t heard of these before, sound really good. I’ll have to make time to read them.
I haven’t heard of this one, but they sound like a really interesting story. The cover for The Secret of Spruce Knoll makes me think of The Secret Garden. 🙂
♥ Sarah @ I’m Loving Books
Channeler’s Choice has such a lovely cover! This is the first I’ve heard of this series.
I’ve been through 2 divorces, both with children, and both were very tough decisions that I had to make. I had to do what was best for my children and me, but it was a very tough choice in both cases. I would love to win a copy of this novella because I have Spruce Knoll on my Kindle ready to read 🙂
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I like the sound of this book. My tough choice was choosing to give up my career for the sake of my health. Difficult decision. sarah(dot)morton(at)gmx(dot)co(dot)uk
I have made a few tough choices in my life, but there is one that is actually happening in my life right now.
I haven’t yet chosen the path I’m going to take but I have to choose where I want to go when university finishes in two months, what do I want to do with my big gaping future? A scary prospect. I have many choices ahead of me but it seems no matter the path I travel, somoene will always be let down, myself included. So, what do I do?
Thanks for the giveaway!
I was in a bad relationship (no kids thank god) and I had to make the choice of not being scared anymore and getting away from him.
A hard decision. Well quitting my former job because I know it didn’t fit my personality well. It was hard leaving and not knowing where I’d end up next. That was hard. Thanks for the giveaway!
Any decision that involves being a part from the people I love is tough. I’ve learned that sometimes tough decisions can teach you a lot as well.
My tough choice was having to quit school, I was a kid from a bad family. I had to quit high school to find a job and get out of my home at 17. Needless to say that was 15 years ago since then I received my GED, AA, and B.S in Nursing. So I made the right but hard choice at the time but still made something of myself. Took more years than it should but I did it! With the help of a supportive husband.
When I was a senior in high school I was faced with a tough decision that a lot of lower class high schoolers are faced with: take out thousands in student loans to go to college or go directly into the workforce? My parents had no saved a dime for my college education and though I did made excellent grades (I graduated 7th in my class out of like 300), I soon realized that scholarships weren’t even going to pay for half of any of my chosen schools tuition. After an entire semester debating, I decided that after high school, I would go to work and see if I could find out what truly interests me enough to pay for a college education.
Now, nearly 5 years later, I am still working full time, but also taking several classes at my local community college working towards a business degree so I can (hopefully) open my very own bookstore one day. 🙂
My tough choice was do what I love to do or get a meaning less job. I am a professor and it does not pay enough to cover my monthly bills, but it is my calling. I would rather enjoy my work than make money in the grind of society.
The series seems well written. A tough decision would be dropping out of University both because it wasn’t the right fit for me and I was getting really depressed. My parents wre very disappointed.
This series looks excellent. It is definitely going on my list. I’m totally loving it!