Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Sundering Blog Tour: interview and giveaway

BB Book Tours
We welcome Megg Jensen to our blog today as we host The Sundering Blog Tour presented by Bookish Brunette Book Tours. We have an interview with the author and there's a really cool medieval giveaway to enter. Our review will be posted soon.

The Sundering (Book Three in The Swarm Trilogy) by Megg Jensen 
YA fantasy*e-book (80 pages)*Published October 1st 2012 

Purchase: Amazon | B&N

After defeating the Malborn and losing the person she loved most, Lianne escapes to Chase’s homeland. With her appearance forever marked by death, Lianne feels like a monster both on the outside and the inside. She retreats into herself, fearful of what she’s become.

But she can’t hide forever.

The Malborn, damaged but not broken, send a deadly message to Lianne. They are coming for her and now she’s brought danger to a peaceful land that believed they’d driven the Malborn from their shores forever. Lianne must force herself to trust again and make the ultimate sacrifice to save everyone she loves. In a world ruled by whoever harnesses the most powerful magic, no one can be trusted – no one is safe.

Anathema is available on Amazon for Kindle and at B&N paperback

1. How do you create your worldbuilding and does it get harder or easier with each installment in the series with regards to adding new characters and conflicts?
Worldbuilding is an immersive process. I keep journals about my fictional worlds and weave pieces of those thoughts into my books. The worlds grow along with my books as characters travel to new places. It's just as exciting discovering a new place in fiction as it is in real life.

2. What has been your best experience as a writer?
Getting recognized by SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and receiving PAL (Published and Listed) status. That's usually reserved only for books published by the big guys. I'm the second self-published author to receive that honor.

3. Will any of the characters from The Swarm Trilogy get their own spin-off series or will they make an appearance in another work?
The Swarm Trilogy is actually a continuation of my earlier trilogy, The Cloud Prophet Trilogy. Some of the characters from the earlier books show up in Afterlife and The Sundering.

4. How do you face the end of your trilogy? Are you excited/sad to say goodbye to these characters?
I am excited and sad. I'm excited to move on to new characters and plots, but Lianne, Bryden, and Chase will always hold a special place in my heart.

5. Are you a pantser or plotter?


6. What are you working on next?
I have another pen name, Isobel Lucas, and I'm releasing an urban fantasy series starting in October. I'm really excited because these books are so different from my high fantasy.

7. Why did you decide to write for the young adult market? What are your feelings about the YA market in general?
I adore teens. The world still holds hope and promise for them. It's an equally hard and beautiful time of life.

Thank you so much for having me!!!

About the author:

Megg Jensen

I’ve been a freelance parenting journalist since 2003 and began writing YA novels in 2009. I co-run DarkSide Publishing, am a member of SCBWI, and I blog about writing while juggling freelancing, volunteering, and family life. I live in the Chicago suburbs with my husband, two kids, and our miniature schnauzer, Ace. 

Next stops on the tour:
10/15 - Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer 
10/16 - Breathe in Books
10/17 - Fade into Fantasy

A medieval prize pack:

A hand-stitched pillow made from a tapestry fragment. I actually watched the owner of RavenStone Castle put it together! 

A handmade pouch from Idiorhythmic Designs. The owner, Raechel, lives in my town so I was able to select the perfect bag (and if you read The Sundering, you know why this bag is important). 

A set of postcards and a bookmark from Mystic Moon Media. A copy of the entire Song of Eloh Saga in your choice of ebook format (contains: The Initiate, Anathema, Oubliette, Severed, Sleepers, Afterlife, The Sundering)

A $25 gift card to Amazon


  1. I'm working on reading the first trilogy and can hardly wait for this one! Congrats Megg!