Tuesday, December 9, 2014

{Blog Tour + Guest Post + Giveaway} Redemption -- The Inspiration For The Revelation Series by Randi Cooley Wilson

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Redemption (The Revelation Series, #3) by Randi Cooley Wilson
To be Released: December, 2014
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
For Eve Collins, darkness has descended after her love vanished into the night sky. A new protector has been appointed, one who challenges everything she’s believed to true.
In this third installment of The Revelation Series, Eve will become aware of dangers and worlds that exist only in her nightmares and bloodline secrets that will trigger a centuries old war.
You can escape anything, except your destiny.
Readers captivated by Revelation and Restraint will become enthralled with Redemption

About the Author:
Randi Cooley Wilson
Randi was born and raised in Massachusetts where she attended Bridgewater State University and graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. After graduation she moved to California where she lived happily bathed in sunshine and warm weather for fifteen years. Randi and her husband recently moved back to Massachusetts with their daughter where she was encouraged to begin writing again. Revelation is her first novel and The Revelations Series is her first New Adult Paranormal Romance book series. “I’ve had a love affair with books, writing and storytelling since childhood. It has been a dream of mine to introduce this world and these characters to you. I hope I’ve done them justice.” Randi loves to hear from readers, you can reach out to her via Twitter: R_CooleyWilson and/or Facebook: authorrandicooleywilson

Excerpt from the book:
Strong arms wrap tightly around my waist and tug me back to a warm, muscular chest. Asher lifts his hand and moves my hair to one side, over my shoulder, so he can have access to my neck. I tilt my head to the right, making it easy for his lips to gently brush the sensitive skin under my left ear before leaving a trail of soft kisses.
“Someday, when this is all over, I promise you’ll have the peace you’re craving. It will be just me and you, siren,” he vows quietly.
I sigh in contentment. “That’s all I want, Ash.”
“Then I’ll move Heaven and earth to make sure you get it."
I turn to face him and push up on my tiptoes. Leaning in, I give him a slow, molten kiss. I push everything I feel for him into the gesture. I want to fill every space of his soul, the way he does mine.
It’s like I’m trying to climb inside his heart and live there. I’m not sure how long we stay like this, in our own private, perfect moment, but I never want to leave.
Breathlessly, I pull away. My eyes find Asher’s. “What is it you want the most?”
Asher’s intense gaze holds mine, taking my breath away. “Redemption.”


The Inspiration For The Revelation Series
by Randi Cooley Wilson

The Revelation Series was inspired by my love of John Milton’s epic 17th century poem Paradise Lost. In college, I was a bit obsessed with the piece of literature and did several theses on it. As a matter of fact, in each of the books within the series, there is a quote, by the English poet, from Paradise Lost, that inspired that particular novel’s plotline.

If you’re unfamiliar with the poem, it’s written with two narrative arcs, one that follows Satan and the other that follows Adam and Eve. I’ve always been drawn to the arc that followed Adam and Eve because of Milton’s take on their relationship. He wrote it full of temptation and passion, while portraying Adam as a hero, and Eve as forbidden. Even with those distinctions, the poem depicts love in its rawest form, two people bound together, pulled apart by desire and sacrifice.

I started to think about what it would be like to be Eve in this situation. What sacrifices would I have to make? Am I in love, or just bound by desire for someone? What would it be like to have someone be completely infatuated with me, while being true to themselves and their oaths and beliefs? Like Milton’s Eve, what would it be like to be far from the traditional damsel in distress, but strong, intelligent and curious? A heroine, who longs for knowledge, is beautiful but suffocated by Adam’s continued presence, instead of submitting to it. From there, the worlds, characters and storyline for The Revelation Series just began to unfold.

Once the storyline was unfurled, I then began to incorporate my love for architecture and design into the story. After plotting, I knew I wanted to touch on Heaven, Hell, Demons and Angels, as Milton did with his second narrative, the Angelic War over Heaven, however, I really wanted to tell the story in a new way. With new worlds, new demons and entire new supernatural protector breed.

In my research, I kept going back to the lore of gargoyles and how they are protectors. After a while, it just seemed seamless that they would be the supernatural creatures to vessel the story. Once they were in place, everything else just came to be. I started scribbling characters and back-stories, plotlines and dialogue. What started out as a creative outlet to relieve stress turned into a slight obsession and the series and characters began to shape and take life and this series was born.


The Giveaway
$25 GC to B&N or Amazon (winners choice) and a digital copy (Nook or Kindle, winners choice) of: Revelation, Restraint and Redemption by Randi Cooley Wilson
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The Tour: December 1st SleepsOnTables – Review Book 3 Cassandra M’s Place – Guest Post December 2nd Diane’s Book Blog – Interview I Feel the Need, the Need to Read – Review Book 1 December 3rd Sassy savvy fabulous book blog – Review Book 3 YaReads - Review Book 1 December 4th Clever Girls Read - Review Book 3 December 5th Suzy Turner, YA Author – Guest Post Archaeolibrarian – I dig good books! – Review Book 3 December 8th Comet Babe’s Books – Review Book 3 December 9th Clever Girls Read - Guest Post YaReads – Review Book 2 December 10th storyteller-skgregory – Interview I Feel the Need, the Need to Read – Review Book 2 December 11th GenGen’s Book Blog – Review Book 3 December 12th Adventures in Writing – Review Book 3 December 15th The Book Beacon – Review Book 3 Elizabeth Delana Rosa Book Lover & Creator of Worlds – Promo Post December 16th All my Book finds – Promo Post December 17th Adventures in Writing – Interview YaReads – Review Book 3 December 18th Just One More Chapter - Review Book 3 NaYa Books and More – Guest Post December 19th Nay’s Pink Bookshelf - Review all 3 books A Little Bit of R&R – Promo Post December 22nd SleepsOnTables – Guest Post I Feel the Need, the Need to Read – Review Book 3 mindjacked – Review Book 1 The Book Lovers’ Lounge – Interview Read Write All The Time - Review Book 3

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for being on the Redemption blog tour!!!