Monday, May 20, 2013

Eeeeeekkkk!!! I am so excited to welcome you guys to my stop on the Goddess Blog Tour, hosted by the awesome gals at Kismet Blog Tours!!!  Today, I have a very special guest post from the author herself, plus an even more awesome giveaway!  But first, a little about the epic finale that is Goddess:

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Title: Goddess
Author: Josephine Angelini
Series: Starcrossed, book #3
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: May 28, 2013
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

After accidentally unleashing the gods from their captivity on Olympus, Helen must find a way to re-imprison them without starting a devastating war. But the gods are angry, and their thirst for blood already has a body count.

To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a diabolical Tyrant is lurking among them, which drives a wedge between the once-solid group of friends. As the gods use the Scions against one another, Lucas’s life hangs in the balance. Still unsure whether she loves him or Orion, Helen is forced to make a terrifying decision, for war is coming to her shores.

In Josephine Angelini’s compelling conclusion to the masterfully woven Starcrossed trilogy, a goddess must rise above it all to change a destiny that’s been written in the stars. With worlds built just as fast as they crumble, love and war collide in an all-out battle that will leave no question unanswered and no heart untouched.

About the author:

Josephine Angelini is a Massachusetts native and the youngest of eight siblings. A real-live farmer's daughter, Josie graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in theater, with a focus on the classics. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

Find Josie:

Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Pinterest

Check out my review here!

18 Random Tidbits about Starcrossed and Me: 
  1. I wrote the entire series either in my pajamas or in my underwear. I was never completely dressed. Not once.
  2. When I started writing about Orion’s character, I describe his hair as “chestnut”. To me, chestnut always seemed like a medium-dark brown with faint red highlights—you know, like the color of an actual chestnut. It wasn’t until Dreamless was published that I learned through fans that chestnut is actually a red color with light-brown undertones. So I guess Orion’s a redhead. News to me!
  3. The first scene I pictured, before I even knew what Starcrossed was about, was the scene where Helen and Lucas fall from the sky. I dreamed it.
  4. I pace and talk to my characters when I’m working out a scene. I look like a crazy person—half naked, pacing, and talking to the people in my head.
  5. Lucas was a total slut before he met Helen.
  6. I don’t like sweets. I’d pick a bag of Cheetos over a cupcake any day of the week. And I just don’t get the appeal of chocolate.
  7. The name Noel was actually my second-choice name for my cat, Rabbit. My husband got Rabbit for me as a Christmas gift, and I almost named Rabbit Noel because of it. When I gave the character Noel her name, it was because Rabbit was trying to sit on my keyboard and bite my fingers while I was thinking up with a name for Lucas’s mom. Voila!
  8. The first 36 pages of Dreamless were not in the original draft.
  9. I love coffee.
  10. I’m a post-it note addict, and my husband finally had to cut me off and make me use the “Stickies” app on my computer because he couldn’t stand the clutter on my desk anymore.
  11. He really did stage a post-it intervention, and I don’t blame him. I had one particular post-it note on my desk for over 3 years. It was something I thought of while I was outlining Starcrossed that didn’t come to fruition until the final chapters of Goddess. You think I would have memorized the note and not have needed it, but I kept that dusty, curling scrap of yellow paper with me right up to the bitter end. Even if my husband hated it.
  12. I finished writing Goddess on New Year’s Eve in Puerto Rico. I wrote “The End” as the sun was going down.
  13. I always need a beverage next to me when I write—water, tea, coffee, wine, more coffee. I destroyed 2 computers while writing the Starcrossed series by spazzing out, missing my mouth, and spilling some form of liquid on the track pad. Macs don’t like that.
  14. Lucas is my favorite, but Hector is way more fun.
  15. I love the number 3.
  16. Every time I hear the name “Nantucket” I still think of the movie Jaws first.
  17. I named Helen after Edith Hamilton, the Grande Dame of Greek Mythology.
  18. I hate to drive. I like being driven, but I hate to drive.

I'm not gonna lie, I'm a post-it note girl myself.  Can't help it.  It's like a compulsion.  Must. Use. Post-its.  Besides that, I love that she named Helen after Edith Hamilton.  I despised that book when I had to read it in high school, but I have to admit, I remember so much about mythology because of it. I think I might have even mentioned it in my review of Starcrossed, though that might have been another mythological retelling. ;)

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Follow the Goddess Tour:

Monday, May 20th - The Starry-Eyed Revue
Tuesday, May 21st –  fiktshun
Wednesday, May 22nd – The Irish Banana
Thursday, May 23rd –  YA Bibliophile
Friday, May 24th –  Supernatural Snark

Monday, May 27th - Birth of a new Witch 
Tuesday, May 28th – Refracted Light Reviews
Wednesday, May 29th –  Tales of a Ravenous Reader
Thursday, May 30th – Hobbitsies
Friday, May 31st –   Reading Teen

Monday, June 3rd - Parajunkee
Tuesday, June 4th – Buried in Books
Wednesday, June 5th – Candace Book Blog
Thursday, June 6th –  Alison Can Read
Friday, June 7th –  Book Twirps

The Starcrossed series by Josephine Angelini -- Available Now!!      

  • Starcrossed: Goodreads |  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound    
  • Dreamless: Goodreads |  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound           
  • Starcrossed City (novella prequel to Starcrossed): Goodreads |  exclusively on Josephine's website

  • Thanks for stopping by & happy reading!


    1. That is so cool that the author finished the end in Puerto Rico!!! :D

    2. This is AWESOME!!!! I can't wait to finish this series! I am so excited to see how it ends!

    3. I love Starcrossed and I am so excited about this tour!! I think Hector is more fun too. I hate driving and I love the number three as well, it's strange I have that in common with Josephine Angelini! <3

      1. Forgot to say Thanks for the Giveaway!! :)

    4. How fitting of you to tag this post with "beautiful covers"! I love the ombre backgrounds of the covers.

    5. I love coffee too! So excited to finish the series!

    6. Oooooh... can't wait till this book comes out! :) Love the other 2 books...

    7. Amazing giveaway! Thank you very much :)

    8. Well now, I was happily nodding along with this guest post until the "I don't get the appeal of chocolate" part. o_O I don't believe a word of this post now, because clearly whoever wrote this can't be human! Cupcakes FTW!

      Okay, snack differences aside, this was a very fun post. Thanks for sharing, ladies!

      Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

    9. Though I can't comprehend her answer to #6, I do agree with several others. :P

    10. Love these!!! And I agree with Wendy: we'll have to agree to disagree on that chocolate part...

    11. Love this guest post. And Lucas as a total slut! :O *that's my shocked face* but it's also kind of fun. I kinda love that he wasn't holding out for his one true love - makes him more real!

    12. Some of those were just too damn funny! I agree witht he whole chocolate thing. I'm not big on chocolate or sweets in general.

    13. Thanks for the giveaway! This series looks great! I love a little paranormal with my reading.

    14. OMG!! I am so EXCITED about this giveaway!!! I have book #1 and I would LOVE to get book #2!!! The covers for all the books are GORGEOUS!!! This is an AWESOME blog tour!! I love it!! Thank you so much for being a part of the tour!!

    15. I haven't read these books yet, but I'd love to. The series sounds great! :)

    16. Sounds awesome! Thanks for the great post and giveaway :)

    17. I have not had the opportunity to read any of this series but would love to.

    18. Awesome! Thanks for being a tour stop!

    19. I'm lovin this giveaway! Thank you!

    20. I have not had the previlage of reading any of Josephine's book, but just the fact that she wrote them all in her PJ's tells me they've got to be good. When you're comfortable, you're creative.

    21. I loved the first to and I am excited about reading the new one.

    22. Excited to read this series! Thanks for the chance to win!

    23. Ha! I enjoyed the random facts. I have ruined 2 computers myself. Once I spilled something all over the keyboard and I dropped another one :(

      On another note, can't WAIT to read this!!!

    24. Thanks for the giveaway!! I havent read the series yet- i only have the second book..

    25. I love little writing quirks! It makes me so happy that the entire series was written while not being fully dressed. Sorry for being awkward.

    26. I have been wanting to read this series for a long time. Thank you for the giveaway!

    27. Thank you all for stopping by! <3

    28. I got the first book for my daughters for Xmas and they both love the series now.

    29. Thanks for the Giveaway. Josie es just amazing. Write the complete series without being fully clothed. Epic!!! ♥

    30. Oh cool! I love this series and Josephine! A lot of her writing tactics sound like what I do when I attempt to write! Lol. :) ^_^ -Linda-

    31. I LOVED the little facts at the end and found out a lot of things I didn't know so thank you for that! Also, thank you for the opportunity to win some really cool prizes :)

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    33. Only 2 days til Goddess will be available in UK
      I am dying to read it in the original version ;)

    34. Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't started the series yet but my sister has told me great things about it.

    35. I have a bit of a Post-It note addiction too, I can't help it :).

    36. These tidbits are great! Some made me laugh out loud! Thanks for sharing Josephine! And thanks Starry-Eyed for posting!

    37. I had never heard of this trilogy before, I am glad I came across this book tour! I will definitely read the 1st book and see if I like the series and if so, buy the other 2!!

    38. The covers are so pretty. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    39. Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to read the final book in this series!

    40. Awesome! Ive been meaning to read this series! :)

    41. Love this little tidbit interview! I find #2 very funny, since I always pictured Orion as Josephine did, brown hair with reddish highlights. And I couldn't agree more about #6, 9, 13, and 18 (especially 18--I hate driving too!).
      Thanks for sharing this--I'm getting so excited for this book!!! :D

    42. LOVED the interview! what a great way to get to know the author! big fan! cant wait to read it myself! Thanks for a great post and giveaway and good luck everyone!

    43. wuahhh i can ´t to read the last book .. wuahahahaha i am sooo exited
      thanks for the giveaway
      by almendra

    44. Thanks a bunch for the wonderful giveaway!


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