Monday, April 15, 2013

[Mythology Blog Tour: Tweets With Jonathan Draper and Giveaway]


 When Helen annouced that she was having a tour for her first novel "Mythology" I knew that I had to be a part of it!  Not only have I already read the novel and loved it so much that I gave it 5 unicorns, I have also developed somewhat of a crush on one of her well written characters.  Helen and I have been twitter pals for quite some time and I happen to know that one of her characters in the 2nd "Mythology" novel shares my name!  But lets get back to the crush, shall we.  I'm talking about angel Jonathan Draper!  Jonathan even has a twitter account and accepted my request to be interviewed via twitter.  He's a man of few words, so that 140 character limit felt comfortable for him and he rocked it!  Let's talk about the book first though, before introducing you to the man.

"Mythology" (click here to read my review)    
Author: Helen Boswell
Series: Mythology #1
Pages: 418
Genre: YA Paranormal
Date Published: July 17th, 2012
Publisher: Self Published

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Summary:

Hope Gentry doesn’t believe in Fate. Born with an unusual power to see the dark memories of those around her, Hope just wants to be a normal teenager. But on the first day of her senior year of high school, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to a transfer student named Micah Condie. At first glance, Micah seems like a boy that most girls would dream about. But when Hope's powers allow her to discover Micah's darkest secret, she quickly becomes entangled in the lives of mythical entities she never dreamed existed. Was this her destiny all along? And will her powers help her survive the evil of the Demon Impiorum?

Mythology isn’t just for English class anymore.

Buy Mythology:
... Amazon ... B&N ... iTunes ... Kobo ...
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About The Author:

Helen Boswell is originally from upstate New York. She obtained her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University at Buffalo and currently teaches biology at Southern Utah University. Helen enjoys playing with her two little boys, camping, gardening, eating large bowls of ice cream after the kids go to bed, and hanging out on the couch with her husband to watch Breaking Bad, Louis CK, and Wilfred -- and of course, writing. She is the author of the YA urban fantasy MYTHOLOGY. She is also the editor of other novels, including David James' LIGHT OF THE MOON and THE WITCH'S CURSE.

 Helen's Links:
... Website ... Facebook ... Twitter ...


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 And here it is... 

My Twitter Interview With Jonathan Draper:
(click on the links to add us all on Twitter)

@BlueBowGrl (Christianna Marks/Me)
So, I think we all wanna know. Why art as your day job?

@JG_Draper (Jonathan Draper)
I had an interest in art when I was mortal. Painting back then, photography today. (I do move with the times. Sometimes ;) )

@BlueBowGrl (Christianna Marks/Me)
Occasionally it seems. What is it about photography that you enjoy?

JG_Draper (Jonathan Draper)
Capturing unusual moments, people. I believe I told Hope that I like to "capture exemplary examples of the human species."

@BlueBowGrl (Christianna Marks/Me)
I remember that you did. Speaking of Hope... tell is about your first impression of her? We don't really your point of view.

@JG_Draper (Jonathan Draper)
 She is one of the exemplary ones. Something about her struck me right away. I cannot divulge what, but you will see in book 2 ;)

@BlueBowGrl (Christianna Marks/Me)
Oooo, book two! Do we get to meet more Guardians in that one? I mean I know it's about Hope and , but I want more.

@JG_Draper (Jonathan Draper)
Oh, yes. You will get to meet more guardians, demons, and..others. Such as your namesake, Christianna.

@brainz4christ (Christianna The Angel)
*coughs* *waves*

@BlueBowGrl (Christianna Marks/Me)
Guys I just crashed my own party. Sounds about right...

@BlueBowGrl (Christianna Marks/Me)
Can you tell us what she is? This Christianna character? (directed at Jonathan)

@JG_Draper (Jonathan Draper)
Christianna is a special kind of guardian. And not just because she favors sparkly lipstick.

@BlueBowGrl (Christianna Marks/Me)
 She sounds like a class angel. Just saying. But you, this is about you. So how do you feel about Hope and being...

... all together and what not? Do angels get jealous?

@JG_Draper (Jonathan Draper)
We experience the same emotions as we did when we were mortal, yes. This is why I don't normally let them get too close to...

 ...me in the emotional sense. Hope is different. Am I jealous? Naturally, but not in the way that you might think.

@BlueBowGrl (Christianna Marks/Me)
It's cause you like that Christianna girl! Also known as I want to know all of your secrets, but I'll settle for one. Spill...

@JG_Draper (Jonathan Draper)
Haha! Christianna and I did have a "relationship" three centuries ago (give or take), but that's not why ;)

@BlueBowGrl (Christianna Marks/Me)
Knew it! Is that the secret that you're going to share? Or do you have another one to add into the mix?

@JG_Draper (Jonathan Draper)
A had a daughter once. But she was taken away from my me and my wife during wartime.

@BlueBowGrl (Christianna Marks/Me)
Whoa, way to drop a bomb on the unsuspecting public there Jonathan!

@JG_Draper (Jonathan Draper)
Well, you wanted to know ;)

@BlueBowGrl (Christianna Marks/Me)
 That I did! So any last words for the readers out there? Other than a past relationship with my namesake and a kid?

@JG_Draper (Jonathan Draper)
Last words from an immortal? Perhaps this: Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted. ;)
That is from my old friend Henry Longfellow, in case you were wondering.

@BlueBowGrl (Christianna Marks/Me)
Love it! Wonderful parting words! Thanks for winging it with me ;-)

@JG_Draper (Jonathan Draper)
Oh, yes, and of course... make sure you keep reading our books. That's what keeps us truly immortal.

@BlueBowGrl (Christianna Marks/Me)
 That I will! Need to know what happens with you and the rest of the gang!

@JG_Draper (Jonathan Draper)
Thank you, my dear Christianna. It was a pleasure. *kisses your hand* Shall we go get that sushi with now?

@BlueBowGrl (Christianna Marks/Me)
Hell yes! (pun intended)

@JG_Draper (Jonathan Draper)
Excellent! I'll get the car :)

@brainz4christ (Christianna The Angel)
*grabs hands* *runs* SUSHI

The People Featured In This Twitter Feed:

Christianna Marks (that would be me)



Jonathan Draper (older than dirt, but sexier than hell guardian angel and man of the hour)



Elyse G. (Helen's muse for Christianna the angel version and my name sake)



Micah Condie (He's the other main man in the novel, but he pales in comparison to Jonathan.  He's great fun though)


Helen Boswell (Author, creator and puppet master of these two guys on twitter)



A big, huge thank you goes out to Jonathan and Christianna for being a part of this twitter interview!  As well as Helen for pulling all of the strings.  Just remember to not bring up the fact that these guys are fictional to their twitter faces, they don't really like that!

Giveaway:
Helen is also offering up a signed copy of Mythology (Hope, Micah and Jonathan sign it too) and a $15 Amazon gift card to one luck winner!  The contest is open to US and Canada residents only.  So if you hail from one of those places sign up!!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway  


3 comments:

Helen said...

Thank you so much for hosting us on your blog today for the tour and for the killer interview with Jonathan! You got him to say more than I can usually get him to say ;)

Eileen said...

Great interview guys! I love how he was interviewed in less than 140 characters per question and response. This book sounds great, even if mythology isn't my favorite genre

Thanks for sharing!

Kezia D said...

Ooh! Love the cover! And I love mythology! The fact that you did an interview through Twitter is kinda cool. Thanks for stopping at my blog and have a nice day! :D