Tuesday, August 6, 2019

*Book Tour & Giveaway* Legend Undone by Angie Day-GUEST POST

Legend Undone
by Angie Day
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy 

Readers are calling it "creative" and "engaging!"
Mara wasn’t just a Legend who survived on human energy, she used to be a dangerous Shadow who wielded more power than she wanted. When she discovered that Alec, the leader of the Shadows and her childhood love, held a dark secret about her past to keep her prisoner until he could use her against the humans, she ran.
As the first Legend to escape the Shadows alive, Mara must keep moving, hiding among the humans that every Legend learned to hate, while she searches to understand her past. Under the alias Kate, she meets Kylan and his way of life challenges everything she used to know. As she falls for Kylan, she finds clues about what happened before she became a Shadow.
But the closer she gets to an answer, the faster Alec can destroy everything she has grown to love.

Angie Day found her love of writing while in college where she studied psychology and eventually went on to a master’s degree. She noticed the need for romantic and fantastic adult stories that were still wholesome and clean. So, she took matters into her own hands. LEGEND UNDONE is her debut novel. When she’s not devouring the next book, she is spending time outdoors with her husband.

What is your favorite part of this book and why?
Pretty much any scene with Alec is my favorite. I don’t want to spoil what happens, but as things go on in the book the conflict gets more intense as secrets start getting revealed, and I love it.

If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?
My main character Mara/Kate would be so much fun to just follow around and watch what she does. However, I could also get on board with spending a day with Thayer as well. It’s a toss-up between those two.

Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
I don’t like basing characters off of people that I know. If that person were to read the book and they could tell it was a version of them, they would think whatever happened to that character was how I personally felt about then. With family and friends, that just gets messy. These characters are based off parts of myself. One tiny piece of my personality or a certain time in my life is blown up into an entire person.

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
I always feel like I have control. That’s one of the reasons I love writing: to create something that every single thing is completely in my control.

Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
This book has a little bit of everything. Romance, action, murder, energy highs, secrets, betrayal, revenge, you name it. In this story you get to feel what it is to be betrayed by a best friend, you experience a thrilling energy-high, you fall (or trip all the way down) in love for what seems like the first real time, and all the other guilt, mind-numbing pain, joyous relief, and intoxicating excitement. When it all gets to be too much, another plot twist comes and makes you need to keep going just a little further.

Have you written any other books that are not published?
I have a few stories started, but Legend Undone is my first completed novel.

If your book had a candle, what scent would it be?
Fresh rain. It can bring up nostalgia, forgotten memories, and a clean slate. Everything that Legend Undone promises.

What did you edit out of this book?
I cut some characters that were just making it too many people. I cut a few scenes that weren’t helping move the plot along. Of course, I cut a lot of wordy sentences that just didn’t need to be there.

Is there a writer which brain you would love to pick for advice? Who would that be and why?
In recent reads, I have loved Leigh Bardugo and Sarah J. Maas. Sitting down with either of these women would be incredible.

Behind the Scenes:
  1. The Legend power. Originally, I had the Legends have limitless power and the energy was just how they ate food, but it didn’t affect their abilities. But having no limits meant too many things were possible and it created plot holes. Per the advice of a beta reader, I made it so the powers were tied to the amount of energy in the Legend’s system. If they didn’t have enough energy, they couldn’t use their powers well.
  2. Kylan’s POV. Most of the story is told through Mara/Kate’s perspective. She was the only main character when I began the story. It started as a convenient way to explain things that Mara wasn’t there for but still keep a first-person POV. The more I got to know Kylan, the more I needed to tell his story as well. In later books, he really starts to flourish.

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