$25 Starbucks & Autographed Book Giveaway-CLOSED

To benefit the readers of this blog, Shae of Whellein, the main character from DawnSinger, first of the epic fantasy trilogy, Tales of Faeraven, granted a rare interview to Janalyn Voigt, her author. 

Janalyn: Tell me Shae, why you always seem to be at the center of trouble.

Shae: I often wonder that too. Problems just seem to follow me around. Maybe I’m too much like my brother, Daeven. He didn’t want to settle down to the responsibilities of a first-born son, so he ran away to sail the seas. They say wreckers lured his ship to its doom on the Coast of Bones. I don’t want to end up like Daeven. If only I could be more like my twin sister, Katera. She seems made for a simple life. It doesn’t help that sometimes visions warn me of lurking evil, or that souls touch mine in the night.

Janalyn: Visions of evil? Souls touching in the night? That sounds serious.

Shae: Things have gotten intense ever since Kai rode into the garden at Whellein Hold on the back of a wingabeast, a kind of winged horse ridden only by Guardians of Rivenn. Kai brought a summons that changed my life forever. But he was followed.

Janalyn: Followed? Why?

Shae: Ask Kai. He won’t tell me his secrets, no matter how irritated I become. 

Janalyn: For those who haven’t met him, who is Kai?

Shae: I’m not certain I really know. He’s always been there, in the background of my life. But things have changed, and I’m not sure where I fit in his life any more.

Janalyn: Won’t he tell you that either?

Shae: He says he loves me, despite everything. I’m grateful for that anyway, especially after what happened that night with Freaer.

Janalyn: Care to elaborate? Let’s start with introducing Freaer.

Shae: Beyond the fact that he’s a musician, I don’t exactly know who Freaer is either. He fascinates me, and whenever he’s near I don’t feel quite – safe. 

Janalyn: But something happened with this Freaer you don’t know?

Shae: Don’t look so smug when you say that! I’d answer your question but Kai told me not to tell.

Janalyn: *Sigh.* I begin to understand why trouble follows you around. So, is there anyone else we should know about?

Shae: Well, there’s also Elcon, heir to the throne of Faeraven. I’m drawn to him, and he seems kind. He’s sad right now because his mother is dying, and I think he’s a little scared. He’s young to become a High King, especially with trouble brewing in Elderland.

Janalyn: Do you think the evil you mentioned earlier lies behind the trouble in Elderland?

Shae: I don’t doubt it. There’s an answer somewhere in all the riddles that surround me. I know it. I only hope I can find it in time, and that I’ll have the courage to face the trials that come, no matter what they cost me. Maybe then I can redeem myself a little.

Janalyn: Thanks for being so candid,

Shae. I appreciate this chance to get to know you better.

Shae: Thanks for thinking of me. I guess we’ll both find out what happens as you continue writing. What are the names of your novels again?

 Janalyn: I’m glad you asked. The three books in the Tales of Faeraven trilogy are DawnSinger, Wayfarer and DawnKing. Janalyn Voigt, Author

About the Author: 

Janalyn Voigt’s epic fantasy trilogy, Tales of Faeraven, starting with DawnSinger, is published by Harbourlight Books. Janalyn also writes in the western romance genre. She is represented by Barbara Scott of Wordserve Literary. Her nonfiction publication credits include Focus on the Family, Scripture Press (now David C. Cook) and Pentecostal Evangel. She serves as a literary judge for several national contests and is an active book reviewer. Her memberships include ACFW and NCWA. Janalyn lives in a quiet corner of the Pacific Northwest, where she discovers worlds of adventure in the great outdoors.

GRAND PRIZE DRAWING
$25 Starbucks Gift Card
Autographed Copy of DawnSinger
Leave a comment as to why you wish to win the gift card and autographed copy to be entered in the giveaway.

41 comments:

  1. Great read to snuggle up with a cup of warm Starbucks coffee ~ a relaxing perfect duo! Thank you so much and enjoyed the enlightening interview!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Renata,

      Thanks for being the 1st to respond and ever so quick! I totally agree. What could be better than a good book and a cup of coffee. I too loved the take on the interview. Quite different!

      Delete
  2. Shelby Brigham8/14/12, 7:31 PM

    This would be a great read to relax with after a long day. Thank you for the opportunity
    snugles4433@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'd love to win as I am a Starbucks junkie & I love to read anything I can get my hands on!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've never read any fantasy books, but now I am intrigued! I'd love to escape into fantasy and enjoy some Starbucks too!
    Wilburnnewsome@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. A good book with a smoothie on a warm summer night is very relaxing.
    candyo0217@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Sounds like a good one! Thanks for sharing! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I want to win because I have absouletly nothing to read right now and I'm in love with Starbucks coffee so it'd be a win win for me!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I forgot to add my e-mail :P
    mcfallsk8er@aim.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. sounds like a vacation a home for me or a great getaway when my 3 babies are in bed :)
    amber.perkins1(at)yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love Starbucks and I love to read...they go together hand in hand.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I would like to take my mom for coffee and I am sure we'd enjoy the book as well. Thanks
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love Starbucks, we had to cut it out of our budget. I love reading.ty

    ReplyDelete
  13. wcaligirl@gmail.com my email

    ReplyDelete
  14. I'm a (new) single mom and if I happen to get an hour or two alone, there is nothing I would like more than to go to Starbucks and get lost in this book! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  15. What an adorable interview technique! I'd love to win because the book sounds great and I love Starbucks. Recently got addicted to the iced coffee with vanilla and soymilk, its so yummy.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'd like to win because I'm always looking for new reading material. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I would LOVE to win this! Kids heading back to school and I could use that giftcard to sit at Starbucks with a nice hot cup of coffee and read a book! : ) thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love trying new reads and Starbucks is my favorite brand of coffee! Definitely a perfect pairing! Thanks! -Georgiana

    ReplyDelete
  19. Starbucks coffee and a creative fantasy story is definitely a match made in heaven! Great interview and giveaway Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I want to win the gift card as a gift to my mom who is always going there and the book because I love to read.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thanks for all the enthusiasm! I'm excited to see who wins.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks ever so much for stopping by. I loved the interview. I just could not do better so used your own words!

      Delete
    2. What a gracious thing to say, Lenore. My interview with Shae seems to naturally suit your blog.

      Delete
  22. A great book and a cup of coffee is my ultimate relaxation go to!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  23. I'd love to read it while enjoying my starbucks!
    bwebber2779 at andersonuniversity dot edu

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'm craving a Java Chip Frappucino, and a good book right now! This would be perfect. Thanks

    nbellowsdove at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I think reading a drinking starbucks is such a great combo!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I had the same idea, Gina. I'm glad to see that other readers agree.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I want to win since I am in love with reading books and I love reading a book by an author that I have never read before. I am especially drawn to scifi/fantasy books!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I would love to read the book and have a yummy latte by my side while im enjoying the plot :)
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. it sounds like a great book to read and a nice peppermint hot chocolate from SB would be great to go with it.

    bassgiraffe@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. What beats curling up in a cafe with a warm drink and a good book?
    Julieintheskywithdiamonds(at)verizon(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  31. It sounds like a good book. I have a medical condition called Dysautonomia (which has to do with my heart rate and blood pressure) so I spend a lot of time laying down, reading books. I'm always looking for a new good read! :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. The book would make a great gift for my neighbor and the gift card would be a great gift for me!

    ReplyDelete
  33. this book sounds so good and right up my ally! just the kind i like! and whats better then lounging around sipping on a Starbucks and reading a great book?? Thank you!

    momma2100 at live dot com

    ReplyDelete
  34. This sounds like one of those books that drag me away to a fantastic world and before I know it 3hours have past :)
    Plus a nice drink of starbucks is always nice :)

    Liquiddemize(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. I want to read this book because It is so intresting! And I have a blog where I review books and this would be an amazing book to review and I can make the book get more publicity! :) People recommended this and now I have a chance to win it, autographed version! Sounds like an awesome book and hope to read it soon! And would love to win a starbucks gift card since I need to stay awake everyday!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I'm a starbuck addict and a fan of these books. Can't think of a better reason :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. A reason to visit Starbucks again and read this wonderful book with a drink of my choice and relax.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I'd love to win this- sounds like a great chance to discover a new wonderful author to add to my collection of favorite reads! (Oh and coffee is always good with a good book!)
    daniellepriser@mail.com

    ReplyDelete

Yippee! You came to talk to me. Thanks.
You know how special that makes me feel?
Like I swallowed the moon and the stars and I just shine now!