Tour Stop: Forlorn by Gina Detwiler - Trailer - Interview - Giveaway!

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Forlorn (Forlorn #1)
by Gina Detwiler
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: November 2107
Vinspire Publishing


Bad luck seems to follow Grace Fortune wherever she goes. She was orphaned at a young age, and her musical talent got her accepted to a prestigious school for the arts, where she was caught in the middle of horrific school shooting that nearly takes her life.

But then she meets gorgeous loner, Jared Lorn, and falls madly in love. There is only one problem. Jared is not exactly human. He's a Nephilim, an angel/human hybrid, descended from a cursed line of fallen angels known as the Watchers.

Having a half-demon boyfriend who's under a curse from God can be tough enough. But then Grace decides that she wants to help free Jared from the curse by killing his angel father, Azazel, who is bound up in the Abyss, where he will be judged at the End of Days.

She has a powerful ally in her guardian angel Ariel, who has given her a weapon: a Song that can tame demons. With a crew of loyal friends, Grace and Jared will travel to the ends of the earth, battling the forces of heaven and hell that seek to defeat them. Yet as their love grows stronger, they will find themselves in danger of succumbing to the very corruption that caused the Watchers' downfall.

Forsaken (Forlorn #2)
August 2018


He was forsaken but not forgotten.

Nine months have passed since Grace Fortune saw the boy she loves, Jared Lorn, die before her eyes. But Grace’s suspicions have her wondering if Jared really dead. Along with her friends, she sets out to find answers, and the investigation leads to an unexpected place: Silo City, an abandoned silo complex that houses as many dark secrets as it does forsaken people.

Very much alive, Jared’s on a mission to save the girl he loves by collaborating with the enemy—a young, brash rock star named Lester Crow who fronts the punk metal band Blood Moon. Jared’s “deal with the devil” will take him on a cross-country journey into the heartland of darkness. The music of Blood Moon is a weapon against God, and Jared must wield this weapon while trying desperately to preserve his mind and soul from its power.

Jared and Grace are desperate to be reunited, but first, they must defeat the demonic forces arrayed against them. And pray that Jared, a Nephilim forsaken in God’s eyes, has a chance at a future.

Forgiven (Forlorn #3)
July 2019


Jared Lorn's secret is about to be unleashed.

Jared Lorn and Grace Fortune have defeated enemies both physical and spiritual and have begun to think their battles were over. All they want is to be together, write music and figure out a life together. They finally have a measure of peace.

Until they come face to face with an even more dangerous adversary, a mega-rich entrepreneur who has discovered Jared’s dark secret. Determined to harness and exploit Jared’s “gift” under the guise of saving the world, Darwin Speer pursues them to the ends of the earth, using every tool at his disposal, including the power of a gigantic Machine that could open the Abyss and release the Watchers from their prison. Jared becomes his unwitting accomplice, and Grace must not only save him from the clutches of a genius madman, but attempt to undo the damage he has already done.

From the safety of the “Hobbit Hole” to a medieval castle in Switzerland, the mists of Iceland and the ice caves of Norway, Jared and Grace embark on a mission to stop Speer and his secret society, the Interlaken Group, from unleashing a power they do not understand. In the process they discover another terrifying truth: Jared is not the only one of his kind in the world.

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Author Interview
Let’s start with, how are you this find day?
Very well thanks!
Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
The first book I wrote was meant to be a romance novel, set in the middle ages, because I always liked
the middle ages. But after it grew to a thousand pages I figured it wouldn’t do too well as a romance
novel This was before Google, so I spent most of my time in my little town library and on interlibrary
loan doing research on France on the early eighth century. The librarian probably thought I was bonkers.

The current series about angels (Forlorn) took shape when I saw my teenagers reading Harry Potter
and Twilight, supernatural novels with characters they strongly identified with. I wanted to write a book
my teens would like to read. I’ve always been interested in the supernatural goings-on of the Bible,
angel and demon warfare etc, and thought that might make a good adventure story. There are plenty of
novels about there about angels, but few of them have any relation to biblical angels. Most leave God
out of the story altogether, which I always found odd. So I started doing a lot of reading and research
and the story grew from there.
When did you write your first book and how old were you?
I didn’t start writing novels until I was almost thirty, which most people will tell you is way too late! I
didn’t really know what I was doing, which is probably why it took me so long. I was an English major
in college and wrote a lot, but never took a creative writing course. I did the twenty-year “teach
yourself to write a novel” method, which I don’t recommend.
What do you like to do when you're not writing? 
Read, of course! And walk in the woods and play with my dog and go to the beach. I’ve also
developed an addiction to jigsaw puzzles.
What does your family think of your writing?
I’m not sure many members of my family have read my books! Two of my daughters did read Forlorn
and Forsaken when they were in draft stage and gave me their input. They mostly approved but told
me I couldn’t use phrases like “Good grief” and “Holy crap” because “kids don’t talk that way.”
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
I love the adventure of discovery. I rarely know where a book is going to go when I start, and I’m
constantly surprised at the twists and turns, the unexpected reveals. I think if I planned the books in
advance it wouldn’t be nearly as much fun.
I also learned a lot of surprising things about real angels and demons (as opposed to how they are
usually portrayed in novels and movies)—and also weird stuff like exorcisms and giants.

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite? 
I’ve written ten books that have been traditionally published. There are four books in the Prince
Warriors series (written with Priscilla Shirer) and three in the Forlorn series—fourth one in the works.
I’ve also written a few that I published myself.
 My favorite I think is Forsaken – that book just came together so easily for me; it felt “right.” That’s a
pretty rare thing. We writers are filled with self-doubt most of the time, so it’s nice when a book feels like
it is what it should be. But of course, I could be completely delusional.

Have you even been sent fan art?
I wish! Priscilla Shirer forwarded some fan art from the Prince Warriors books which I absolutely adored.
I love when kids will express themselves through their art. I hope to help kids nurture that in some way.
As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up? 
At first I wanted to be a teacher, because I’m naturally bossy and like to learn new things. But getting
up early every day wasn’t for me, so I switched to theatre director (more bossiness, later hours), and
I went to graduate school for that. I spent a lot of my life doing theatre, which I still love, but it turned
out I liked writing better. Maybe because I can do it in my pajamas. But I LOVE doing research and
making up stories, and I’m a fair typist, so it all seemed to work out.
What is that one weird quirk about yourself, that no one else knows?
Maps. I love maps. I love books with maps. I go back and forth from the map to the story to see where
the characters are at any given time. I have maps tacked up on my cork board. I like drawing them too,
making up my own. I was in heaven when the publisher asked me to draw a map for the Prince
Warriors boxed set.
Thank you for answers my questions
Thank you for asking!

Gina Detwiler was planning to be a teacher but switched to writing so she wouldn't have to get up so early in the morning. She is the co-author with bestselling author and speaker Priscilla Shirer of The Prince Warrior series for middle grade readers. She has also written the novels Hammer of God and Avalon under the name Gina Miani.

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