#Giveaway Interview A FORGOTTEN GODDESS by Cecilia Randell Ends 7.23.19

by Cecilia Randell

THE FORGOTTEN Series Blog Tour 

Title: A FORGOTTEN GODDESS (The Forgotten #1)
Author: Cecilia Randell
Pub. Date: September 20, 2018
Publisher: Cecilia Randell
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 236
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 An abandoned Egyptian goddess follows her visions to Ireland, and finds more than she ever bargained for… 

An abandoned Egyptian goddess follows her visions to Ireland, and finds more than she ever bargained for…

Bat Sitru used to be a goddess. Well, technically she still is. But with no followers, no temples, and only the overly mischievous cat-goddess Bastet as a friend, it’s difficult to lay claim to the title.

When her visions—once faded—return to her, they point to a land in the north, one of green slopes, mist, and rainbows. She is shown a hope for comfort and home, something that has long been missing from her existence.

Once there, she begins to wonder if her visions have led her wrong. She’s cold, damp, and her new landlords, the O’Loinsigh brothers, are not particularly welcoming. On top of that, she is confronted by a dead leprechaun on the rear stoop, a dagger that sucks the life of immortals, and territorial gods.

As past secrets collides with the present, will Bat be able to carve a place for herself in this new land? Or will this goddess be forgotten once more?

Please note: A previous, and shorter, version of this story was released in the anthology Shamrocked. This is also a slow-burn RH.

 
Title:  THE LEGENDS THAT REMAIN (The Forgotten #2)
Author: Cecilia Randell
Pub. Date: December 6, 2018
Publisher: Cecilia Randell
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 291
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A storm is brewing, and this goddess does not like the damp… 

Bat Sitru, an Egyptian goddess, is content in her new life in Sligo, Ireland. She tends the bar, participates in all the sing-songs she cares to, and is making new friends. The only thing she could wish to change is her relationship with the O’Loinsigh brothers—they’ve grown distant, and she’s afraid to upset the careful balance the four of them have found.

Before she can figure out what to do about that distance, an invitation arrives from the head of the O’Loinsigh family, leading to the revelation of long-held secrets and her visions come to life once more. What she will need to face this time is nothing so simple as a mad woman out for revenge—old legends are stirring as an ancient evil seeks to return.

Along with Dub, Mell, Shar, the reluctant Finn, and a host of other outcasts, Bat will confront a growing conspiracy of fae, gods, Fomoiri, and an evil long locked away. All she wants is to enjoy her strawberries and tea, and maybe a kiss or two, but sometimes a goddess has to do…

Well, a goddess has to do what a goddess has to do.

 
Title: THE FINAL MELODY (The Forgotten #3)
Author: Cecilia Randell
Pub. Date: April 27, 2019
Publisher: Cecilia Randell
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 255
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 Bat Sitru and her merry band of fae are officially on the run… 

Or are they on the hunt? It’s hard to tell. Separated from Dub and Shar, Bat can only concentrate on getting through the next steps of their piece-meal plan to defeat Balor. They have all the tools to defeat the would-be god, now they just have to pull it all together.

With new and unexpected allies, as well as a horde of sluagh on their heels, Bat and her boys race to find Tir Hudi and the cauldron before their enemies know they’re there.

In the end, it will be up to her, that forgotten goddess, to restore the balance and prevent the world from descending into chaos…

Note: Yes, for those who have not read the first two books yet, this is a “why choose” type romance.

 

 

About Cecilia:

Cecilia Randell was born in Austin, Texas and grew up in a home with her very own Cheerful Bulldozer.  After some brief adventures in various places such as California and Florida, she returned to her hometown and took up a career in drafting.  A lifetime lover of words and stories, the transition to writing was two-fold: a comment from a relative and a short line from another author, saying to write what you want to read.

And thus the new adventure was born.

Now she can be found most days curled up in a comfy chair and creating new tales to share with others.

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INTERVIEW

  1. What is on your nightstand?

Hmmm… let me go look!  A lamp of course, Kleenex, peanut butter pretzel bites.  Body spray, deodorant, and rosemary-mint lotion.  I also have a little collection of the original paperback proofs for my books!

  1. What author would you totally fan?

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been the kind of person to “fan” over something, even if I love it.  But, two authors did pop to mind.  One is Anne Bishop, who I actually got a chance to meet for a few minutes last year.  I LOVE her Others series, and the spin-offs.  The other is Neil Gaimen.  I haven’t read everything of his, but I adore the way he pulls words together, and the rhythm of his style.

  1. What makes you cringe?

Too strong perfume.  Beans.  Guys with girly voices.  People who spew ignorant statements without the least bit of self-awareness.  People wearing black j-walking in the middle of the night (I’m always afraid they’re going to be hit).

  1. Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?

I like to call myself a plantser.  I plot just enough to get the story going, then I write write write whatever comes to mind within what I’ve created until I can’t anymore.  Then I go back to plotting.

I do find that at the beginning of a series or story it’s a lot easier for me to just go with the flow.  When I get to the end, then the plotting becomes much more important so I can make sure I’ve wrapped up all the plot-lines I’ve opened up.

  1. Is there a word you love to use?

Flibbertigibbet.  But only to say.  Hmmm… mauderings (I’m pretty sure it’s not an actual word, but it should be.)  Flabbergasted.  Cogitate.  Apparently.  Flustered.  Then there are the words that I “love” to use, meaning I use them all the time even when I shouldn’t!  That, just, simply, apparently, exasperated.  Simply.

 

This is Ferdinand. He likes to help, even if you may not think that’s what he’s doing at the time.

 

See? He’s making sure none of the papers you need go anywhere. He is very helpful.

This is Spencer-baby. He’s my sweetie. He has a purr like a motorboat and the gentlest meow you’ve ever heard (unlike his brother…)

 

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a signed set of the books, US Only.

3 winners will receive the series in ebooks, International.

 

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:
7/8/2019- BookHoundsInterview
7/8/2019- A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt
7/9/2019- Jaime’s WorldGuest Post
7/9/2019- Owl Always Be ReadingGuest Post
7/10/2019- The Tired BuyerGuest Post
7/10/2019- Julia SwoonsExcerpt
7/11/2019- Smada’s Book SmackExcerpt
7/11/2019- Lisa Loves LiteratureSpotlight
7/12/2019- Books a Plenty Book ReviewsReview
7/12/2019- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
 
Week Two:
7/15/2019- Sometimes Leelynn ReadsReview
7/15/2019- Cindy’s Love of BooksReview
7/16/2019- Book BriefsReview
7/16/2019- Burgandy IceExcerpt
7/17/2019- The Reading LifeReview
7/17/2019- ParajunkeeExcerpt
7/18/2019- Bri’s Book NookReview
7/18/2019- Reese’s ReviewsReview
7/19/2019- Drink Coffee and Read BooksReview
7/19/2019- Good Choice ReadingExcerpt