January 09, 2013

Teresa Smith Blog Tour

Hey everyone! We are taking part of the Author Teresa  Smith Blog Tour. I have an Author chat, Book Blurb and a quote to share with you all!

Author Chat
Laura: What type of books do you read?
Teresa: I usually read YA or romance. I still love anything that gives you goosebumps though! I guess a little of everything!

Laura: Could you tell us about yourself and your writing? 
Teresa: Oh jeez! LOL. I hate talking about myself Well, my writing: I try putting myself into the story. I love detail, and want the reader swept away with all senses. Sight, sound, smell, taste, touch. I want you to be in the story.

Laura: How did you come up with Pyramid of the Moon? 
Teresa: I've always loved mythology. I want to write about myths and folklore that you maybe haven't read about before.

Laura: How would you describe Pyramid of the Moon?
Teresa: I would describe Pyramid of the Moon as a little of everything. It has romance, mystery, action. I try adding a bit of everything without over doing it

Laura: Are your characters inspired by anyone you know?
Teresa: Not really based on anyone specific. I picked names I've always liked though. Like Eva, I wanted that to be my name when I got older. And Colton, Baret, Rhys...sexy guy names! 

Laura: When do some of your next books get released?
Teresa: Marcus-Summer 2013
Sun and Moon Trilogy Book 2-Summer 2013 
Sun and Moon Trilogy Book 3- Spring 2014
All She Wants- Spring 2013

Laura: What future works are you working on?
Teresa: Well, I'm working on Pyramid of the Sun Book 2 in the series. I'm also working on a vampire story that's different (hard to do). It will be called, "Marcus". Also, an adult story named, "All She Wants" and about 3 more!

Laura: What other books do you have out?
Teresa: LOL. I have a short story out on Amzon called "Black Widow Rose" It's not edited professionally, and I basically wrote it for fun. It was a personal goal.

Laura: How do you come up with the plots? Do they write themselves, do you use an outline? How do you work on the plots?
Teresa: I never do an outline, because the story never stays on course!!! Sometimes, the characters write themselves!! LOL.

Laura: Where can the fans reach out to you?

Laura: Goals for 2013?Laura: What inspired you to write?

Teresa: My imagination just wouldn't stop! I always had vivid dreams, and I'd wake up saying "I need to write that down!"

Laura: What authors do you read? 
Teresa: Usually women authors now, but when I was younger, it was Stephen King

Teresa: My goals for 2013...hmm. To buy a big house for all my girls, have Pyramid of the Moon win an award, and give each one of my girls a huge bank account with the money. Also, go on vacation with my family to Germany where my family is from.

Book Title: Pyramid of the Moon
Author Name: Teresa Smith
Name of series and book number in series: Sun and Moon Trilogy Book 1
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Createspace
Date of Publication: December 13, 2012
ISBN: 9781477581513
Number of pages: 256
Word Count: Approx.. 60,300
Formats available: Paperback and Ebook. 
Purchase Links:

Blurb/Book Description:
"We all have a darker side. Nobody knows this better than Evangeline Mason.
Her ancestors were hungry for ultimate power and now she and her friends must pay the ultimate price for that greed. Can you imagine feeling as if you don't belong in your own body? Life is hard when you don't know who you truly are or what sort of evil you are capable of.
Who can she trust and who will end up betraying her? At the end of her journey, will she hold on to her soul mate, or lose him as she loses herself?
Follow Eva and her friends on their incredible journey to self-discovery and true love."
Short Excerpt:
"Seduced by ultimate power. Betrayed by those she trusted. Torn between true love and sacrifice."

Author Bio:
Teresa Smith has been writing short stories since she was ten years old. She served a full term in the U.S. Air Force, and then decided to raise her three beautiful daughters full time. Working on a degree in business mgmt, she couldn't turn off the urge to write stories and it became her main focus. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, 3 daughters, and golden retriever.

Author web links: (web, blog, twitter, facebook, goodreads, etc)

Reviews for the book
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, December 27, 2012
By rssmitty034 
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This review is from: Pyramid of the Moon (sun and moon trilogy) (Kindle Edition)
What a great book cant wait for the next one to see what happens This book keep me on the edge of my seat to see what happened next

5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting debut read!, December 21, 2012
By Laura L. Hunter "L.L Hunter" (NSW, Australia) 
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This review is from: Pyramid of the Moon (sun and moon trilogy) (Kindle Edition)
This is a brilliant first novel for this debut author.
After being seperated from her two best friends as a young child, Eva soon learns that they have returned to town. Meet the handsome smartass Baret and the sweetheart, Colton. Eva soon discovers that she was born to be the vessel for a powerful aztec moon goddess and chosen as the other half to Colton's sun God. They are soul mates. But they can never truely be together until an ancient ritual is performed.
This novel is gripping, and dripping in dream sequences about Eva's past as an Aztec Moon Goddess. I couldn't help but stay up until midnight each night to finish it! Cannot wait for the Pyramid of the Sun!

5.0 out of 5 stars The Power of Possesion, December 14, 2012
By Tammy Hall (Marengo, IA, US)
This review is from: Pyramid of the Moon (sun and moon trilogy) (Kindle Edition)
What an amazing story! From beginning to end Pyramid of the Moon takes you on an incredible journey. The characters just as exciting, from the moment you meet Eva you know right away that she is no ordinary teenage girl no matter how hard she tries. I became so captivated by her that felt her power and her struggles. I felt as though I was in her shadow through out the story.
As much as I would love to go over every detail of this book I can not. I won't spoil it for any who have not read it yet. I will tell you that this is one book that I recommend if you are even slightly interested in YA Fantasy. Pyramid of the Moon is everything it promises and more. I am so taken in by the power it possess that I have read it twice just to make sure I caught every detail, that and I am desperate for the next in the series.
My praises go out to Teresa Smith as she has written a very powerful book here. So if You want to get caught up in some ancient power and a little romance I highly recommend you go pick up a copy and soon!

5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read!, December 13, 2012
By Amy McClung "twirlcakes" (nashville tenn) 
This review is from: Pyramid of the Moon (sun and moon trilogy) (Kindle Edition)
I was given the opportunity to receive an advance copy of this book from the author to read and give an honest review. Honestly, I have to say...this book is fantastic! The very first chapter reeled me in with curiosity. The author is very detailed in her words, she creates a virtual movie in your mind with the description of each aspect of the story right down to the clothes the characters are wearing. One scene was so descriptive, I had to put the book down for a moment to recover from the creep factor of it! The characters are well developed, yet have an air of mystery about them. You can feel Eva's emotions as she burns with desire for her love, the heat between the two is immense! Colton makes you swoon and jump for joy any time he is involved in a scene. Baret's snarky comments are comic relief. Both men are wonderfully written and sound like the perfect set of male companions for any girl to have in their life. The story gives you enough background to peak your interest, but still leaves questions unanswered that make you anxious for the next book. The ending had me searching my Kindle for the rest of the book because I wanted to know what was going to happen next! My only complaint, it ended too soon, I want more! Looking forward to Book 2 of this series!

4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable read, December 10, 2012
By Abby Holmes 
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This review is from: Pyramid of the Moon (sun and moon trilogy) (Kindle Edition)
I thought this was a great story, I got pulled in right away and can't wait to see where it goes from here. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes the quick paced young adult fantasy novel.

5.0 out of 5 stars A Dark and Beautiful Book that will keep you guessing!, December 4, 2012
By Ruthanne Kight "Ruthi K." (Columbia, SC) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Pyramid of the Moon (sun and moon trilogy) (Kindle Edition)
This is one of those books that can make or break your resolve to sleep. It is extremely well written and intelligent! That's the difference between this novel and some others that I have run across. This one has the action, of course, but the intelligence of the characters, and the author, is evident when you crack the book open.
Eva's life has taken a turn for the...well...the crazy. Everything changes so quickly for her, especially when she begins to feel this undeniable connection with super hottie Colton. There's also his brother, but that's more a brother/sister thing going on. Eva finds out that she has the Moon Goddess within her. Literally.
Now, I refuse, REFUSE!, to give away too many details. There's no way that I can sum up this book in such a short time. For now, just know this: the mythology, lore, and back story that is expertly weaved within these pages will keep you strapped to your seat. If you are a fan of action, a wee bit of romance, and some truly evil people, well...this is the book for you. As I said, EXCELLENT book! This is one of those that you seriously don't want to miss out on.
From the moment that I began reading this book I was utterly speechless. There is that air of mystery and intrigue that readers love, but there was something else; something more. This is not one of those cookie cutter books that have the tried and true love triangle and angst filled teen girl. This is a mature book written by a woman who really knows how to spin a tale. There is no other way to say it but this is one of those books that will stay in your head until it drives you mad waiting for the next one!
I love the mythology that surrounds the story and the detail in which the author brings to life a world that is so close to our own, and yet different. The female protagonist, Eva, is head strong and vibrant, never dull and annoying. There is no comparison to other books in this genre. Her male leads are opposite of each other and yet compliment each other extremely well. The cast of characters work well together and help the story progress throughout the book.
I would definitely recommend this book to everyone, simply because of the unique story line and different plot lines. Also, the wording isn't lessened just to draw in other readers. There is an air of intelligence within this book that you won't find in a lot of YA books. You're doing yourself a favor by picking this one up! I'm sure you'll love it as much as I did!
(This book was given to me for an honest review)

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely A Must Read!!!, December 4, 2012
By Bookgurlxchange 
This review is from: Pyramid of the Moon (sun and moon trilogy) (Kindle Edition)
What can I say. Words escape me. The characters, the plot, the intensity, the dynamic scenes, just everything about this book will hold your attention which is important to me. From beginning to end I was just lost in the characters and their moments. It's different, it's fast going, and it left me demanding book 2 lol. I am being selfish and demanding book 2 from the author. I will be following Teresa Smith for now on. She did a great job with description of every detail. You won't go wrong reading this book. It's a must read for sure.

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