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Blog Tour: The Rising Moon -Guest Post & Giveaway

11 Sep 2011

Hey everyone :) Today's my stop for The Risng Moon blog tour! I have asked Nilsa Rodriguez to share the inspiration behind her novel, The Rising Moon. After Nilsa's guest post, there will be an ebook giveaway for one lucky winner!

I've always been fascinated by the legend of the Lobison. I wanted to write a story around this legend that originated in Central and South America, and is believed in to this very day. Fans of the paranormal genre,especially those who enjoy werewolves, know the usual stories or history about werewolves, but not so much about the Lobison's who are werewolves by birthright. Their history and legend, is one I hope the readers will enjoy.
The Rising Moon takes place on a horse ranch in Lander, WY. Angelia (Lia) is an orphaned girl who always knew she was different. Having lost her parents when she was four, Lia grew up not knowing who she was.
The story follows Lia's discovery about her family's past and about who she truly is… the reincarnation of the immortal werewolf.
I've been asked, "Why write about reincarnation?" Well the idea of having the power to reincarnate and relive your life, as if having a second chance is fascinating. If you were destined to repeat your previous life,
live, and die as you once did because that was fate's plan, then what would happen if you came back and changed it? Will fate's plan change or remain the same? Hmm…it was something to think and write about.
The Rising Moon includes many paranormal elements such as, witches, shape shifters, werewolves and vampires. Mix all those elements with a story of self discovery, action, romance and you have The Rising Moon.

~About the Author~
Being an author is quite literally a dream come true for a girl who spent most of her childhood moment escaping to far-away lands and wondering into enchanted forests through the many books she's read growing up and still enjoy to this very day.
Having had studied  Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design and Early Childhood Education at PennFoster College her love for writing has always remained close to heart. So with honor Nilsa received her literary diploma from The Institute for Children Literature in 2009. 
Born and raised in New Jersey, Nilsa Rodriguez now lives in sunny Florida with her husband and son where you can find her writing well into the night on her next novel.

Find Nilsa at:
Find The Rising Moon on Goodreads

Nilsa has kindly offered one ebook copy of The Rising Moon to give away! 
  • Simply fill out this FORM
  • Giveaway is international 
  • Ends 21st September.
  • Winners will be announced on Nilsa's facebook page. 

~Twitter Party~

There will be a twitter party as part of the blog tour on 12th September (TOMORROW!) at 9pm EST. (It's also the release day for The Rising Moon)
Use the hashtag : #TheRisingMoonNovel
Nilsa will also be giving out awesome prizes who those who participate!

~Other Activities~
Not only do you have the chance to win an ebook copy of the book, you can also gain entry to win the grand prize! Grand prize includes swag (dream catchers - exact replica of the one in the book, mirrors, sticker, bookmarks) and a signed paperback! To enter, comment on one or more of the blog tour stops. Each comment is worth one entry! 

The next tour stop is at on the 13th! Look out for a guest post and review :)


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  4. Ooh, this one seems interesting! Thanks for the post Shirley!
    And thank you for commenting on my blog, I loved All These Things I've Done as well. :) It's so great to find another Aussie teen book blogging, so welcome to the blogosphere! :) Hope to see more from you in the future.

    x Tina @

  5. hahaa awesome! Another Aussie teen blogger :) Thanks for the welcome! Yes, ATTID was amazing - I can't wait for the 2nd book =D

  6. The Risng Moon sounds great! Witches, shape shifters, werewolves and vampires, all my friends together. I love that.
    Thank you for the giveaway!


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