Friday, January 3, 2014

YA Guy Hosts... Vincent Morrone's VISION OF SHADOWS Blog Tour!

Today I'm hosting the blog tour for Vincent Morrone's YA paranormal romance VISION OF SHADOWS!

Given my interest in gender issues, I asked Vincent how it came to pass that he'd chosen to write this novel from a female POV. Here's what he told me:

Some people might find it strange that I decided to write a novel from the POV of a teenage girl named Bristol Blackburn. After all, I am not now, nor have I ever been a teenage girl, with or without psychic powers. (Okay, I may have dressed up as a cheerleader or a nun, but that was for Halloween, I swear!)

I knew that it would be a challenge, but it was one that I was eager for. The voice of Bristol was simply calling out to me. Her story needed to be told. Besides, every writer has to be able to get into the heads of characters with different POVs, whether they be male, female, androgynous or some other such creature that we’ve made up.

So I rolled up my sleeves and dug in. I’ve had plenty of experiences with women and girls. Between my mom, my sister, many of my close friends from high school, and my wife and two daughters, I’ve been around women and girls all my life.

Plus, I wanted to write a female character who was strong, despite her insecurities. And do so without making her act like a guy. Bristol’s character may have supernatural abilities, but she’s very human.

In the end, I don’t want people to read Vision of Shadows thinking this guy did a good job creating a female character. I want them to just fall in love with the person who really is telling the story.


More about Vision of Shadows

Vision of Shadows is published by Entranced Publishing. This blog tour runs from 30 December till 19 January, and you can view the whole tour schedule on Vincent Morrone's website.

Vision of Shadows (Vision #1)
by Vincent Morrone

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: December 30, 2013


Is Bristol Blackburn about to meet the love of her life...or her killer?

After the death of her parents, Bristol Blackburn's life is thrown into chaos and she's forced to move to Spirit, a small town where shadows are stirring. As she learns to navigate her new school and figures out how to keep her psychic abilities secret from her family, Bristol comes face to face with the boy who makes a regular appearance in her dreams: the gorgeous, possibly deadly, Payne McKnight. Soon she’ll find out if Payne will be the love of her life, or the end of it--and she has no idea which possibility scares her more.

And that's not even the worst of it. Strange shadows are haunting her dreams, and they're up to something that could put Bristol and the lives of everyone she loves in jeopardy.

You can buy Vision of Shadows on Amazon.

You can add Vision of Shadows to your to-read list on Goodreads

You can find more about Vision of Shadows on the Entranced Publishing website.

Want to chat with Bristol, the main character of this series? Well, she has her own Twitter account.

Vision of Secrets (Vision #0.5)

by Vincent Morrone

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: December 2, 2013


Bristol understands secrets. She's got plenty of her own, ranging from the annoying ghost that keeps showing up and attempting to sing Copacabana (badly), to the visions of a terrifying future that is getting closer each day.

Bristol knows secrets can kill. She's getting flashes of a boy racked with guilt over his secret. And a girl whose prank might lead to someone's death.

Vision of Secrets is a free prequel that introduces you to Bristol Blackburn before the explosive events in Vision of Shadows and lets you see how a young girl deals with her Visions of Secrets!

You can add Vision of Secrets to your to-read list on Goodreads

You can download Vision of Secrets for free from smashwords

About the Author:

Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, Vincent Morrone now resides in Upstate NY with his wife. (Although he can still speak fluent Brooklynese.) His twin daughters remain not only his biggest fans, but usually are the first to read all of his work. Their home is run and operated for the comfort and convenience of their dogs.

Vincent has been writing fiction, poetry and song lyrics for as long as he can remember, most of which involve magical misfits, paranormal prodigies and even on occasion superheroes and their sidekicks.

As they say in Brooklyn: Yo, you got something to say to Vincent?

Check out where you can learn about Vincent and leave him a comment. You can also connect with Vincent on Twitter and Facebook

You can find and contact Vincent Morrone here:

- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads

Vincent also participates in a group blog called YA Rush, which consists of YA and NA Entranced authors. You can find YA Rush here:

- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Pinterest

There is a tour-wide giveaway for the blog tour of Vision of Shadows. Here is what you can win:

- 1 Vision of Shadows Pen
- 1 Vision of Shadows Calender
- 1 Vision of Shadows Pen & calender
- 1 Vision of Shadows Pen and calender in a Vision of Shadows canvas bag
- 1 Vision of Shadows Pen, calender in Vision of Shadows canvas bag and an e-copy Vision of Shadows

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