Monday, February 25, 2013

The Chronicles of Kerrigan by by W. J. May - Virtual Tour

Please welcome author W. J. May on her tour with Bewitching Book Tours today for her paranormal YA series, The Chronicles of Kerrigan.

Thanks for stopping by and answering some of my questions!

Why do you write YA fiction? What draws you to it?

YA and slightly older. I love to read YA. The idea of life experiences changing who we are (kind of taking the kid in us and making them a tiny bit more mature) is a fascinating thing to show to readers. As kids we want to much to be older (and of course, as adults we wants so much to be kids again *G*  ) It does help that the kid inside of me never grew up!

Pretend your protagonist is at school and opens his/her locker – what will we see inside?

Rae Kerrigan would have school work, something from or about Devon that is hidden and probably something secretive that she wouldn’t want anyone to see. It would be hidden so no one could find it. She’s still trying to figure out the whole tatu world as is.

What books were your favorite as a youth and why?

CS Lewis NARNIA – still one of my favourite series to read. Loved the imagination and pretend world that seemed so real. My parents owned an antique shop and I was positive as a kid that one day, one of the wardrobes in the shop would take me to Narnia! I’m still hoping!

I read anything and everything I could get my hands on … hmmm seems I still do!

What would you write in a letter to your teen self?

What would I tell myself? Well for one thing I have absolutely no regrets for any life choices I made. So I would definitely tell myself to stay the course BUT maybe suggesting to invest in this little thing call eBay *G*, to start writing sooner, and high jumping was really cool in HS but maybe trying multi-events a little sooner wouldn’t have hurt!

What superpower would you love to have? Why?

Rae Kerrigan’s tatu. That would be wickedly awesome. Mind you, I would settle for Devon’s tatu as well. Not sure what they are?! I suggest reading Rae of Hope! (ouch, that’s a bit of a plug isn’t it!)

Sum up your book for Twitter: 140 characters or less.


Rae of Hope by W. J. May
The Chronicles of Kerrigan Book One

Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy (Paranormal, Romance, Suspense)
Number of pages: 248 pgs
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Book Description:

How hard do you have to shake the family tree to find the truth about the past?

Fifteen year-old Rae Kerrigan never really knew her family's history. Her mother and father died when she was young and it is only when she accepts a scholarship to the prestigious Guilder Boarding School in England that a mysterious family secret is revealed.

Will the sins of the father be the sins of the daughter?

As Rae struggles with new friends, a new school and a star-struck forbidden love, she must also face the ultimate challenge: receive a tattoo on her sixteenth birthday with specific powers that may bind her to an unspeakable darkness. It's up to Rae to undo the dark evil in her family's past and have a ray of hope for her future.

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The Chronicles of Kerrigan by W.J. May
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy (Paranormal, Romance, Suspense)
Page count: 265 pages


Book Description:

Nothing is as it seems anymore.

Leery from the horrifying incident at the end of her first year at Guilder Boarding School, Rae Kerrigan is determined to learn more about her new tattoo. Her expectations are high, an easy senior year and a happy reunion with Devon, the boy she’s not supposed to date. All hopes of happiness turn into shattered dreams the moment she steps back on campus.

Lies and secrets are everywhere, and a betrayal cuts Rae deeply. Among her conflicts and enemies, it appears as if her father is reaching out from beyond the grave to ruin her life. With no one to trust, Rae doesn’t know where or who to turn to for help.

Has her destiny been written? Or will she become the one thing she hates the most—her father’s prodigy.

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About the Author:

Wanita May grew up in the fruit belt of Ontario - St.Catharines. Crazy-happy childhood, she always has had a vivid imagination and loads of energy.

The youngest of six -- four older brothers, and a sister -- taught her at a young age to be competitive in all aspects of life.

At sixteen, she began competing in athletics (track and field) and before she turned seventeen, she was representing Canada in high jump. She continued to compete, breaking Canada's JR High Jump record (1.92m - 6' 3 1/2" for those metric-ly challenged). She attented University of Toronto, and Kansas State University - winning CIAU's and becoming All-American 6x - NCAA Indoors Runner Up + more.

But you're not interested in her athletic career - unless of course you're curious to know she stands 1.70m (5'7") and has jumped 20cm over her head on more than one occassion. She's represented Canada at the World Championships, World Jrs., won Francophone Games, and loved every minute of every competition. From the grueling workouts, the crazy weights she lifted on her back, the days she thought her lungs were going to spit out of her mouth for lack of oxygen, the travelling around the world and the opportunity to read - her favourite past time.

Wanita and her husband now run an online business, dealing in antiques and collectables - particularly jewelry and porcelain.

After her father passed away in 2009, from a six-year battle with cancer (which she still believes he won the fight against), she began to write again. A passion she'd loved for years, but realized life was too short to keep putting it off.

She is currently represented by Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Wanita is a writer of Young Adult, Fantasy Fiction and where ever else her little muses take her.



Twitter: @wanitajump



1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the Chronicles of Kerrigan and I love your page set up - wish I could make post cards out of the displays you did for both books :)
    Thanks again!
    WJ May