Monday, 26 January 2015

Blog Tour and Giveaway! Sing For Me by Gracie Madison

Sing For Me by Gracie Madison
Publication date: January 23rd 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Madeline Noel fled war-torn Heaven to hide within the mortal world, but the blessing that could protect her from evil is the holy realm’s forbidden power.As a talented soprano for the Eden Theatre Company, Madeline hides among prima donnas and tone-deaf flutists. Her perfect voice may entertain audiences, but a careless laugh may shatter glass, and her greatest scream can kill. To control her unrestrained voice, the angels forbid Madeline from embracing the emotions that strengthen her song. Anger. Fear.
The demon-hunter Damascus vows to defend Madeline from Hell’s relentless evil, but he cannot protect her from her own feelings. Though they deny their dangerous attraction, her guardian becomes her greatest temptation.
Surrendering to desire may awaken the gift suppressed within Madeline’s soul, and neither Heaven nor Hell will allow such absolute power to exist.



1.       Where did you get your inspiration for Sing For Me?
Hmm…I actually wrote Sing For Me back in 2009, but I still remember getting the idea for a beautiful theater with this amazing soprano hiding from all these creepy, dark, and dangerous creatures in the stage wings. I wanted to make sure the heroine was strong and confident but also vulnerable. The best way to show that was to make her greatest weapon also her greatest weakness. I loved the thought of a singer forbidden to experience the emotions behind her songs for fear of losing control and endangering herself, Heaven, and Hell.

It all hit me at once, and I just knew I had to write it!

2.       Who was your favourite character to write about?
I love my secondary characters, especially Natalie, the determined director’s-assistant-turned-prophet who is hunted and tortured by the most wicked and evil creature of all—a prima donna. And I have to say I do love Shiloh, the youngest and most unique of the angels guarding the main characters. He drives on the wrong side of the road, is addicted to the Home Shopping Channel, and understands my main character’s struggle to control her emotions better than anyone. It’s fun to write a character so quirky and yet so serious. 

3.       What is your current favourite book/the book you always recommend to people?
Patricia A. McKillip’s The Riddle Master of Hed series. Absolutely gorgeous writing. She was the first fantasy author I found who really inspired me to write, and I absolutely cannot recommend her work enough. Alphabet of Thorn is also just a magical book. She writes beauty and mystery and power so effortlessly. I love it!

4.       Are any of the characters inspired by real people?
I think a little bit of me is in most of my heroines, but I’ve never tried to base a character off of someone I know—I think I’d blush too much during the romantic scenes!

5.       Do you usually have to do a lot of research in preparation for writing your books or do you just see where the story goes?
I absolutely love to research new topics, it’s one of my favorite parts of starting a book. For Sing For Me, I was obsessed with opera and theaters and plays/performances. The more I know about the subject, the easier the book is to write.
As for the writing, I am a born plotter. I have tablets after tablets filled with every little bit of the story written down before I even start. If I don’t outline, I get a little twitchy.

6.       Who designed the cover? It’s gorgeous!
The cover was designed by Rebecca Berto from Berto Designs. She is a gifted designer and writer and I absolutely love working with her!

7.      Are you working on anything new that your fans can look forward to?
I have plans on top of plans on top of plans! Super excited about the whole Angels and Arias trilogy. Sing For Me released on January 21st, 2015. The sequel, Divine Interlude will release in late April or Early May. The final book, Prima Donna, should be out in early summer. Then, starting in the fall, I’ll have a brand new, five-book series focusing on a coven of witches and their unexpected soulmates—wolves, vampires, demons, oh my! All New Adult, all paranormal, and all so exciting
Thank you so much for the opportunity!


Gracie Madison would spend every day, all day writing…if it were socially acceptable.  Ever since she was a little girl scribbling with a crayon, Gracie’s dedicated herself to her books and all the supernatural and paranormal, creepy and beautiful stories and characters born within the pages. Now Gracie is committed to finally sharing those books with the world.  When the laptop is pried from her hands, Gracie is probably working her day job, rooting on the Steelers, or out with her husband searching for Pittsburgh’s best sushi.