Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Devil's Standoff by V.S. McGrath - Book Tour + Giveaway

The Devil’s Standoff
V. S. McGrath
(The Devil’s Revolver #2)
Publication date: April 2nd 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Welcome to the birthplace of the Devil’s Revolver, where untold danger lurks for Hettie Alabama and her companions…
The second book in the epic, magic-clad Devil’s Revolver series follows Hettie and her sister south of the Wall into Mexico, where they must unmake Hettie’s infernal mage gun while confronting a magic- and land-hungry army and a monster from hell drawn to the powers of the weapon. Hettie wants nothing more than to break her bond to the cursed Devil’s Revolver and find a way to keep her sister safe — but Abby’s indigo powers are growing stronger, and in the gated, walled village where they take refuge, nothing is exactly as it seems. Pursued by the Pinkertons, left without allies or guardians, Hettie has to rely on her own grit and determination to do the right thing, no matter the cost.
This second installment of V. S. McGrath’s sweeping and high-stakes saga draws its truly unforgettable gunslinger heroine to her limits and ends with a satisfying bang.

Author Interview
1.    Did you do a lot of research on the Wild West while writing this series?
So much. I have books from U.S. History for Dummies to a book about the prices of general store goods in the late 1800s. I spent a lot of time looking up minutiae about the most mundane things, and barely 10 percent of what I read got into the book.
2.    Have your characters ever done anything that surprised you?
I’d hate to spoil anything, but yes. I came to some late conclusions about certain characters, with eureka moments that were basically me shouting, “Of course that’s what that’s about!”
3.    What is a book or a story you wish you'd written?
I have a great love for Avatar: The Last Airbender, and got my start writing fan fiction for this universe. I would love to contribute to the canon in some capacity. The comic series after the show ended is fantastic.
4.    What does your writing workspace look like?
I write a lot on my commute to my full-time job, which means a laptop on a preferably forward-facing seat on public transit. But since my office moved to downtown Toronto, I’ve been working in my office at a desk, with my laptop plugged into a larger monitor. Nothing unique about the setup, apart from the standard mess, bric-a-brac, writing books and cups of cold, forgotten tea. The magic happens in my head and flows onto the keyboard.  
5.    Summarize your series in a sentence.
A feminist fantasy Western about a headstrong cowgirl who will do anything to save and protect her sister with the help of a cursed revolver that takes a year off her life for every person she kills.

Author Bio:
Vicki So, writing as V. S. McGrath, is a published romance author (as Vicki Essex) and has six books with Harlequin Superromance: Her Son’s Hero (July 2011); Back to the Good Fortune Diner (January 2013), which was picked for the Smart Bitches Trashy Books Sizzling Book Club; In Her Corner (March 2014); A Recipe for Reunion (March 2015); Red Carpet Arrangement (January 2016); and Matinees with Miriam (November 2016). She lives in Toronto, Canada.



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