Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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Raven and Hummingbird Series by Nikki Broadwell - Book Tour + Giveaway


Siobhan's Secret 
Raven and Hummingbird Book 1 
by Nikki Broadwell 
Genre: Fantasy 


Kat’s life is a disaster. Her mother is dead, and her stepfather has kicked her out of the one home she’s always counted on, leaving her nothing but the Celtic knot locket Siobhan gave her on her eighteenth birthday. Unable to focus enough to hold down a job she ends up at the women’s shelter where she sees the truth of what life can dish out.

And on top of all that she is positive that her mother did not die from natural causes. But without a dime to her name she has no way to prove it.

In the shelter she meets Cerridwen, an older woman who seems kind enough. But when this same woman appears in Kat’s dream as the goddess of the underworld and keeper of the magical cauldron of inspiration, Kat is more than a little disturbed. Just a dream she tells herself the next morning, dismissing her uneasiness.

In the meantime a strange man seems to be stalking her, his torn jeans and filthy Grateful Dead T-shirt indicating that he’s a drug addict who she wants nothing to do with. And why are there enormous dark birds everywhere she looks? She’s never seen a raven in the city.

As life shifts around her Kat discovers a world she didn’t know existed, her grasp on reality disappearing as she struggles to understand what is happening. 




Dagda's Daughter 
Raven and Hummingbird Book 2 


The Celtic all father god, Dagda, has positioned himself on Earth to maximize his power. But his emotional fate is not so simple; he has broken all the rules regarding humans and gods. In the meantime, his daughter, Katel is poised on the brink of her half-goddess power, which is considerable. Dagda’s attempts to keep her under his control are wearing thin.
Due to Dagda’s illegal actions, the light snatchers have surfaced, their intention to leach the color from all worlds. What the future holds is now as uncertain as the wind. 


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Kat's Conundrum 
Raven and Hummingbird Book 3 


Kat’s life is out of control. Earth is in the clutches of some unseen force, with something even worse around the corner. In the meantime, Bran, the god she loves, has taken off for Otherworld and has yet to return.

A drink from the cauldron of wisdom and inspiration should have given her something to work with, but whatever she learned has either left her brain or wasn’t there in the first place.

As chaos ensues around her, Kat careens from one place to another, her ability to effect change lost in a sea of doubt. Her destiny lies in the balance, but circumstances keep getting in the way.

But it’s when her memories are stolen, that the threads that held her together unravel. The Fae world is ready and willing to claim her, but are they trustworthy? Her life is about to change in ways she can’t imagine, and if she isn’t careful, she’ll lose all touch with who she is. 

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Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
I was a silk artist and am now a full time writer—I think I may be up to 25 books written? I majored in art and english in college and switched back and forth so many times that they finally had to tell me to graduate and get out of there! I’ve always loved to write and to read but only began writing seriously at the beginning of 2000. My father’s journal kept while he was a POW for 3 and a half years was my inspiration—I wanted to write a story of his and my mother’s life together and what war does to a marriage—but...because this project was so draining and emotional I decided to write a fantasy to take my mind off it. That book was Wolfmoon, which ended up as four books...and the rest is history.

What is something unique/quirky about you?
When I’m out walking I look for tiny habitats where tiny humans could live...think fairies…

Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!
When I was writing my coyote shape-shifting story, a coyote visited my front yard. I had been writing about my story coyote getting shot and when I looked up and met the eyes of the coyote outside, I got a chill...he or she was lame.

What are some of your pet peeves?
I don’t like crowds and I don’t like hikers who go out and talk loudly...I hate it when people think animals are vicious or dangerous when in reality humans are the ones who fit this description.

Where were you born/grew up at?
I am an army brat so lived here and there—my formative years were spent on a 400 acre farm in Virginia where I spent many many hours wandering the hills and the woods alone with my imagination.

If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
Writing, hiking, drinking wine.

Who is your hero and why?
Einstein and Jung are two of my heroes—would love to meet and have a conversation with them.

What kind of world ruler would you be?
Peace would be my ultimate goal, and the resurrection of the wild places would be one of my agendas. Everyone would be required to be unplugged for at least a week in order to really SEE the exquisite world we live in!!!

What are you passionate about these days?
Getting rid of the current administration and saving our planet. These themes are front and center in my writing, even if I write fantasy.

What do you do to unwind and relax?
Yoga, hiking, drinking wine.

How to find time to write as a parent?
I am old enough to have grandchildren so no difficulties in that area.

Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Quirky, tightly wound, empathetic, caring

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I began to write…

Do you have a favorite movie?
Many...The King of Hearts comes to mind. But I loved Bandits and watch it regularly.

Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
Nearly all of them would make good movies—I am visual so they are very cinematic, or so I’ve been told.

What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
Went to Scotland to find the landscape for my Wolfmoon books—had to make two trips...poor me!

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
Hawk, Raven, jaguar

What inspired you to write this book?
These books came ot me just as most of my books do...mostly I feel they are being channeled…

What can we expect from you in the future?
I am working on a 4th book for this series, I have a third book partially written in my Fehin and Airy series, and...I just wrote the prologue for a story that has to do with our current situation...first lines ~The animals knew, the birds knew, even the tiniest insects were aware long before humans took notice. It began slowly, first honeybees dying out, a few dozen gray whales washing up, plastic over many beaches, fish populations scarce...~ you get the drift. It will be a dark fantasy possibly with alien beings as the protagonists.

Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?

My Fehin and Airy series features the children of the main characters in Wolfmoon series.



I was raised by fairies in a sylvan glade under a massive oak tree. My early life was spent wandering fields and woods searching for acorns and berries and staring at the cloud shadows racing across the landscape while listening to the whispers on the wind. The woods have always called to me, their silken tones luring me onto narrow paths leading to the hidden magical places. 

Magic and the mystical are alive and well in all my books. Celtic and Norse fantasy, time travel, murder mixed up with ghosts, humor and steamy romance, and a shapeshifting coyote, all inhabit my novels. If confused about where to begin--start with Moonstone, book 1 of Wolfmoon. 

My books are not what you would call literature, and yet they are not mere entertainment either. They are unique--humorous at times, sad at times, and page-turners that take the reader into a world separate from this one. I do not write to market, I write from my heart. 

I couldn't stop writing if I tried--it is the heart and soul of me now. I am still astounded by how my characters lead me on, taking me down meandering paths where I hadn't planned to go. The muse sits on my shoulder most days, and when she's absent I flounder and realize I need a break. I love all things magic, including the Tarot, the runes, divination of all kinds, ghosts, clairvoyance, astral travel--you name it. Magic is all around us if only we open our eyes to it. 

I lived in the Pacific Northwest for sixteen years before moving to the desert southwest with my husband, a cat and a dog. The move was hard because I left family behind, but Arizona is a wonderful place to be and the weather, at least in the winter, is delightful! 

In my spare time I do yoga, hike, garden, and enjoy the bird and animal life that abound in the desert. Check my blog http://jalapenosandjavelina.blogspot.com/ for tales of close encounters with rattlesnakes, coyotes and javelina! And if you want more writing related info, go to https://www.nikkibroadwellauthor.com/blog

To learn more and to take advantage of promos, free books, etc...please visit my website posted below. 
And please take advantage of one of my low-priced books! They are there for YOU. 





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1 comment:

  1. How long did it take you to write your book? I like the book with the girl in the mask. Congrats on the release.

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