Monday, February 4, 2013

Elizabeth Arroyo's THE SECOND SIGN Blog Tour



Before I get started, the winner of a paperback copy of
Social Media Just Writers for Writers is...
Mike Murata at Suburban Fantasy

And now...

Please allow me to introduce you all to my pub-sister Elizabeth Arroyo.
Elizabeth, take it away...

Thanks for hosting me. I'm so excited to talk about THE SECOND SIGN. My debut will be released February 7, 2013 by Sapphire Star Publishing.

The idea for the story came to me in two separate scenes. One involved a demon exploding in my kitchen, the other a girl swimming in a dark lake with a boy in a boat beside her, trying to convince her she was nuts. The demon made it into the story, the other scene didn't, though it sparked an interest in those two characters. And from that, Gabby and Jake were born.

The Main Characters: 
Gabby is a strong willed character. Okay, she's hard-headed. She tends to react without thinking of consequences. She says what's on her mind too freely. And has very little social skills. That may be due to the fact that she's been kept in isolation from what she is, or isn't, in this case. She doesn't know who she is and is searching for something...anything that would clue her in. A typical teenager trying to grow into her own skin, although for Gabby that means something dangerous.

Jake is the opposite. He's an adrenaline junkie who itches to jump out of something high. To almost fly. He has an easy way about him. He's easily liked by everyone. But Jake is quickly drawn into Gabby's world and it's not by accident.

The Setting: There were certain elements I needed in the setting. The story takes place in early summer in a summer retreat town. I wanted something surrounded by woods and a mountain. I also wanted it to be at the edge of the world. Maine came to mind. I've never been to Maine, but I found some awesome pictures of a resort village that had everything I needed.

 For photos click here. 

Plot: Gabby wasn't meant to be born. She was actually stillborn for a few minutes before taking her first breath. She learns that she wasn't meant to live and was saved by her dead-beat dad who happens to be an angel. With no predestined soul the demons mark her, but she has to willingly give up her soul. She doesn't. And so the demons are let loose on the small town, killing her friends and leading her to solve the mystery of the Second Sign.  The story does have elements of horror. 

About Elizabeth:
Elizabeth has worked in the community for the bulk of her professional career. She enjoys quiet moments, action flicks, and dancing with her four-year-old. THE SECOND SIGN is her debut novel. You can find more information about Elizabeth at:

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THE SECOND SIGN
Available February 7, 2013
Sapphire Star Publishing
Dark YA Paranormal Romance

When a demon guardian comes to collect seventeen-year-old Gabby’s soul, she refuses to give it up. She’s not demon. She can’t be. Her father and twin brother are angels. The demon gives Gabby twenty-four hours to decide her allegiance, and then starts killing her short list of friends, leaving a message behind: She is the Second Sign.

As Gabby and Jake—her almost boyfriend—begin to unravel the mystery behind the Second Sign, she learns Jake may be the key to saving her soul. But it means a sacrifice has to be made that will change their lives forever.




15 comments:

JeffO said...

Sounds like an interesting story, Elizabeth--best of luck!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like a great story Elizabeth. I enjoyed learning more about your characters. Good luck with your book.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Elizabeth, congratulations! Just three more days.

Rena said...

Congrats Elizabeth! Your story sounds great.

mshatch said...

Yay for your release, Liz!

Nicky Wells said...

Congratulations, Elizabeth! Very nearly launch day... three days and counting, rock on! Can't wait for your release and look forward to touring with you. X

Melissa said...

Wow. Sounds like a great story.
Good luck with the release! :)

E. Arroyo said...

Yay! Thanks everyone! I'm so excited!

L.G. Smith said...

I loved that part about her being still born and being an unmarked soul until her father saved her. Cool set up.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

She had it rough from the very beginning, didn't she?

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I love the name Gabby. Short for Gabrielle, I'm guessing. Book sounds good. Something to keep me reading, for sure. Best of luck!

E. Arroyo said...

She did have it different growing up. Gabby is short for Gabriela.
:)

E. Arroyo said...
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Lisa Regan said...

Very exciting! Can't wait for it to come out!

Carrie Butler said...

This book sounds fantastic! :D