Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Blog Tour: THE TWISTED TRAGEDY OF MISS NATALIE STEWART (MAGIC MOST FOUL #2) by Leanna Renee Hieber (Guest Post, Review AND Giveaway!)


Today, I have the wonderful privilege of having the author of the Magic Most Foul series stop by today and tell us how she juggles her life as a bestselling author and working actress!...


Triple Talent
by Leanna Renee Hieber

It's no secret that bestselling author Leanna acts, writes and even combines the two to create a play. Leanna describes what it's like to be a working actress while also making a bestseller book...

"I wear many different hats. And I don't just mean cute little Victorian hats, though I do have quite a collection. I've always been a Jack of All Trades and it's my varying interests that have kept me busy, employed in the arts and happy in always having a project or two to work on. The trick to doing anything well is time and discipline, it's very hard to juggle theatrical pursuits and writing and promoting your books full time. I have to pick and choose and shift focus. 
While I was a full time professional actress on stage in various regional theater productions around the country, my writing took a back seat. Today my writing is at the foreground and I do theatrical and/or film projects sporadically. The ability to shift focus from one priority to another depending of one's own time. It's something I struggle with day in and day out. Storytelling is at the core of all my interests, and while I'm very selective now about the stories I tell and the mediums I use to tell them, I'm blessed to have several different avenues to pursue the stories that intrigue me. 
One of the most fascinating ways that my worlds have blended is in adapting my first novel into a musical theater production with Broadway talent on board. My time as an actress and brief stints as a playwright made it easier for the production company behind the musical adaptation of The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker to approach me to on the collaboration team. I'm uniquely suited as having experience in all these fields to weave a story together in an entirely new medium  a show. And it's that process of adaptation and collaboration that then allows me to have fresh insights and new tricks to make an engaging story come to life when I return to my novels, such as THE TWISTED TRAGEDY OF MISS NATALIE STEWART." 


A very big thank you to Leanna for stopping by and sharing her time with us today.
And thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for making it happen!
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The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart
(Magic Most Foul #2)
by Leanna Renee Hieber
Release date: November 1st, 2012
Published by: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Young Adult - Historical Fiction, Paranormal/Mystery, Romance
Format read: Paperback 

SUMMARY

"I'm coming for you."

The whispers haunt her dreams and fill her waking hours with dread. Something odd is happening. Something... unnatural.

Possession of the living. Resurrection of the dead. And Natalie Stewart is caught right in the middle. Jonathon, the one person she thought she could trust, has become a double agent for the dark side. But he plays the part so well, Natalie has to wonder just how much he's really acting. 

She can't even see what it is she's fighting. But the cost of losing is her heart, her sanity... her soul. 








BOOK TRAILER - The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart




MY REVIEW 

(You can see my review to book one of the series, Darker Still here!)

Leanna Renee Hieber has done it again!
This time, she re-imagines the classic Frankenstein by Mary Shelley -
with her own gasping twists and turns!

The Twisted Tragedy of Natalie Stewart immediately picks up where Darker Still left off, not a moment or minute was spared in between these two books! Right from the beginning we're on another journey with Natalie and Lord Denbury, leaving New York City to try to leave behind the nightmare and dark magic that had tried to kill them both. But as soon as they get to their destination they learn of more gruesome things that are at play due to the demons they thought they had destroyed and Natalie must return to New York as soon as possible while Lord Denbury returns to England to further investigate what had happen to him, his family and their estate and who is responsible for all of their misfortunes.
Leanna Renee Hieber's storytelling is impeccable! This story is just as eerie, dark and mysterious as the first -  and the Frankenstein references had me at the edge of my seat!
If I say anymore, I will truly be spoiling it for you!
All fans of classic gothic-type horrors will truly appreciate this book, this series!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Leanna Renee Hieber

An Author, actress and playwright, Leanna grew up in rural Ohio, graduated with a BFA in Theatre, a focus in the Victorian Era and a scholarship to study in London. She adapted 19th Century literature for the stage and her on-act plays have been produced around the country. Her novella "Dark Nest" won the 2009 Prism Award for excellence in Futuristic, Fantasy, or Paranormal Romance. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, first in the "Strangely Beautiful" saga of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels (Barnes & Noble bestseller) won two 2010 Prism Awards (Best Fantasy, Best First Book) and was optioned for musical theatre adaption currently in development. 
DARKER STILL: A Novel of Magic Most Foul, begins a Gothic paranormal saga set in 1880 New York City, named an INDIE NEXT title; a recommended buy by the American Book Association, a Scholastic book fairs "Highly Recommended" title and is a finalist in the 2012 Daphne du Maurier awards for excellence in Mystery/Romantic Suspense. 

Leanna is a proud member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and the International Thriller Writers. She is a proud co-founder of Lady Jane's Salon Reading Series in New York City. A member of Actors Equity Association and SAG=AFTRA, Leanna works often in television and film. She is playing the role of Deputy Kellion in Auror's Tale web-series. When not writing or on set, she loves a good Goth club, adventuring about her adopted hometown of New York City, where she resides with her real-life hero and their beloved rescued lab rabbit. 

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