Thursday, July 24, 2014

**Blog Tour Author Interview & Favorite Quotes ~ Soul Twister ~ Robyn Jones**

Welcome to my second stop on the blog tour for Robyn Jones' Soul Twister. Today, I have my interview with Robyn along with some of my favorite quotes from Soul Twister. And don't forget to enter the TWO giveaways! :)

This blog tour was organized by Jaclyn @JC's Book Haven.

Soul Twister by Robyn Jones
Touched Girl #3
Release Date: July 21, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Source: I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. And then I purchased my own copy today!
Rating: 5 Bookworms

Months into recovering from the bloody events that took place in Soul Bender, Anna Pierce is ready to get back out there and fulfill her self-crafted destiny. Sadly, no one in her life feels the same way. The emergence of buried memories and out-of-the-blue powers send her straight into regular sessions with the school counselor. If only she could talk about her overly protective vampire boyfriend or the real threat posed by former friends turned enemies or her new guide who makes her former guide look like a bowl of sunshine. Anna has a lot going on, but at least she's too busy to think about her first Christmas at Ella's.

Hey Robyn! Thanks for stopping by to chat about the latest release in your Touched Girl series. So, why are readers going to love Soul Twisted?

Anna’s growing up. Her relationship with Peter is more than starry-eyed lovers constantly daydreaming about each other. They bicker and have to find a way through their fears. I love the bad guys in this one and the steamy scenes even make me blush. Plus, Anna’s snark level is growing thanks to Betsy’s influence.

I know your vampire mythology is original. Did you make up the mythology surrounding Touched Girls or did that come from different sources?

I’ve always been a daydreamer. When I wasn’t imagining the loud speakers in school suddenly calling me to the office to tell me I could go home, I was taking the stories (mostly TV shows) I loved and going off in my own direction. Creating Anna’s world of supernaturals was so much fun! One second I’d be driving Will to school and the next I’d be deep in a brainstorming session in my head (and he’d be late because I missed the turn).

Forgiveness and redemption are big themes in this series. Why make these so important? Is this your way of working through these questions or a way of making readers ponder them?

Oh wow. I guess I don’t understand forgiveness all too well. How does a person forgive? I see it all the time in the movies, on Oprah when I was a kid, in books, and I still don’t know how a person reaches that point. Anna kept her voice from her parents, not to be cruel, but she still can’t forgive herself. She and I are working through this conundrum together. 

I love Anna's theory on how myths and legends are created. Is this something you too believe, or did you create the idea simply as a part of Anna's character?

I came up with the idea for Anna, but it came so easily and felt so right, I bet if the world suddenly got a lot more supernatural, I’d come up with similar ideas. 

5) How long do I have to wait for Touched Girl #4???

Not as long as you had to wait for Anna 3. Promise.

***Favorite Quotes***

"Yeah, I know the routine, 'Anna I have to go. I don't love you anymore. You're too weird and scary.'" -Anna to Peter

"She doesn't hold a grudge." Cody said from the couch. "She does," I said. "Yes, but you forgive a great deal, Anna." -Cody & Anna

"How did...How do you feel about" This time I hushed him with a hard kiss.
"When I thought about you feeding later, I was jealous for the first time, not because of the girl, but because it wasn't me." -Peter & Anna

"You're hell-bent on making a move for my girl. How many kisses is that now? I already know. I don't want you to do it again." -Peter to Trent

"Go. You say I'm not like other girls and you're wrong. Because just like any other girl in love with a boy who rejects her so carelessly, I'm hurt. I'm pissed and you are kicked out, Mister." Anna to Peter

"I can't believe you get to have her," Cody whined. - Cody to Peter

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I laugh when people fall down. It's a glitch in my programming, but even my mom has suffered this quirk. I have a BA in Studio Art from the University of Puget Sound. 

My boys make me laugh every day. I steal pens; I try real hard not to. I collect those free bookmarks at the checkout counter at libraries. I've had more stitches than anyone I know. I love stories; writing them, reading them, watching them. You can email me at


  1. Great interview, Brandee, and I like your picks of quotes! :)

    1. Thanks, Franny. This is one of my favorites series. :)

  2. I love it when an author succeeds in putting a new spin on vampires. It's hard to do in today's market, so kudos to Robyn Jones! Thanks for sharing your fav quotes, Brandee. :)

    1. Thanks, Carmel. And I hope you check it out sometime. :)

  3. Hmm, I'm intrigued to know more about the vampire mythology. I also love that the relationship is going through bumps like you'd expect a relationship in real life to do. Great interview :) Oh and I love the "I'm pissed and you are kicked out" quote!

    1. I liked that aspect as well, Berls - especially since Peter liked to say they made each other more human. *ha* There were so many quotes to choose from - I had to tell myself to just stop. :)

  4. I haven't been reading paranormal lately, but I do love those quotes. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Glad you enjoyed them, Andrea. And if you do decide to read some PR, I hope you'll check out this series. :)

  5. Different spin on vampires *sighs happily* I really need to start this series. I don't know why I haven't before, especially because I already own at least the first (maybe the 2nd too) book.

    I hope you're ready for your upcoming road-trip my dear! #4 and I went for a long walk by the river this morning, and it was really nice because it wasn't raining, and it also wasn't too hot :) She's really happy to have her mom to herself most of the time these days ;) I hope you've had a terrific Thursday, Brandee. *BIG HUGS*

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. I share in your affliction, Lexxie. I have many...many books on my ereaders that I haven't gotten to yet. I WILL though...someday. And I hope you'll get to this series...I think you'd love it. :)

      I'm glad you and #4 are enjoying some special time. I know my kiddos always enjoy getting special time. :) *big hugs*

    2. *throws confetti* WooHoo! I'm one of the winners :) I'm so excited.

      Safe travels this weekend, Brandee! Have fun :) *BIG HUGS*

  6. Hahaha on that Oprah comment... yeah easier said than done. I just realized lately that I hold grudges! Good lord! Talk about being an old lady. Now I'm workng on NOT being that way coz that's not good for my peace of mind. Anyway, great review, very personal and specific. Love it.

    1. P.S. please add Shareaholic so I can tweet your posts? It's super easy I promise, if you need help HOLLER and I'll walk you through it.

  7. Anna's capacity for forgiveness is extraordinary and inspiring. I think it's astounding and logical that the only person she can't forgive is herself. Someone will have to forgive her for herself if that makes sense. This is such a great interview. I love how you ask all the deep and harder questions in this one. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  8. Oh wow!!! I love the interview and the teasers. I haven't heard of this series before but I am so going to be checking this series out very soon! Thank you for sharing!!

  9. Insightful interview Brandee.... I hope for your sake Touched Girl #4 gets here before you know it!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace


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