Monday, September 11, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Spring by Lele Iturrioz

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Lele Iturrioz's Spring, the second title in the Seasons Within series! Just released September 1st, this tour is celebrating by sharing various posts from various participating blogs and a tour-wide giveaway! Plus, Seasons Within (book 1) ebook is only $0.99 until September 22nd! On our stop today, we had the pleasure of interviewing the author! Check out it, grab your copy, AND follow the tour, HERE!

Young Adult
Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
Season Within, #2
Publish Date:
September 1, 2017
Acorn Publishing

Gaia finally knows who she is and what she’s meant to do. It’s only been a few weeks since the earth element woke in her. Now that she’s embracing her role as Mother Nature, she must journey with her group of power-wielding friends in a race against time to get back home before Azazel reaches them. 

With the awakening of a brand new element, her true past with Edan, a dangerous decision that could change the very essence of who she is, and a traitor among her group, the broken road back to Terra will be a test of strength.

After all, even if Gaia doesn’t know it, war is closer than she thinks.

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Interview with Lele Iturrioz
1. Of course, I must start off with the most basic of questions. When and/or How did you know you wanted to be a writer?
When I was 13 my parents got divorced and books became my escape. Every story, every brave character, etc.; helped me realize everything was going to be Ok. It was then, when I knew I wanted to grow up and be a writer. That way I could return the favor and write a story that could help someone the way many books helped me.

2. What was the inspiration behind the Seasons Within series?
One day I was walking around with my headphones while listening to Breath of Life by Florence and the Machine (Epic song!). The street was covered with hundreds of leafs and when the wind came, it made all the leaves fly. In my perspective and with the headphones it looked as if they were dancing, so I lifted my arms and danced among the flying leafs. Besides the fact that I looked like a crazy person swinging my arms to the sky, for a moment I felt like I was the one moving them.

And that’s how Gaia, my main character was born, a girl who had the power to move Nature in a world that was possible.

3. Are any of your characters in this series based on anyone in your life?
Yes. Priyam, Adri and Eva are based on my best friends. Veter and the twins are a mix of my two brothers. The rest are a little bit of everything. Things I pick from strangers, friends, fears, wants, dreams, needs, etc.

4. Did you do a lot of research for your book(s)? If so, what did you research?
I don’t research much since the world was created by me. But I do outline. And A LOT! I spend three to four months of outlining and building characters before I jump to the next book.

5. With so many books being adapted to film and television, if your book(s) were to be adapted for film or television, which adaptation would you prefer? Why?
Television! Unlike TV seasons, movies are 2-2:30 hours, so they tend to take so much from the story and the characters. In TV, you can expand and follow every character’s detail exactly like in the books. And well, I love details.

6. Since we are on the topic of adaptations, who would you cast to portray your characters? Do you have a dream cast?
Zoey Deutch --- G,
Sonakshi Sinha --- Priyam
Ni Ni ---  Shui
Vladimir Yaglych --- Veter
Erin Heatherton --- Willow
Octavio Pizano --- Donovan
David Mazouz --- Hunter
Bella Heathcote  ---  Pink
Harrison Gilbertson --- Floyd
and Theo James as Pratt (or anyone he wants. He’s such a cutie)
As for Edan, he’s for the reader to imagine him.

7. Let's get geeky shall we... Your all time favorite book and author? Why?
J.K Rowling! I’m a major Harry Potter fan. I’m from the generation that had the same age Harry had when it came out, so I read a fantasy world that knew exactly how I felt through all my teens. It enchanted me.

8. What new TV shows are you most excited about?
I heard Netflix was going to make The Witcher and…OMG! I hope they do!
I also love GOT, Sense8 and Criminal Minds. (But I need to stop watching CM since now every person is a unsub in my head)

9. Last but not least... When your first book got published, where were you and what were you doing and/or what was your reaction?
I was having lunch with my mom when my cousin call me super excited because she just bought my book. From there… I don’t really remember what happened. Lol. I was too panicky and happy to register anything else.

10. What are you working on next? That's if you can talk about it... 😊
I’m working on Summer (Seasons Within, #3), on Our ¼ Life Crisis, a NA romance/comedy novel about what it is to turn 25 and feel completely lost in life, and on Duality, a NA fantasy series, co-written with an incredible author, Adriana González Márquez.

Sequel to:
(cover links to Goodreads)

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*Seasons Within ebook is only $0.99 until September 22nd*


**About the Author**
Major geek by day, hermit writer by night! Lele Iturrioz loves books, sugar gliders and everything that comes in a taco. She is the author of the YA fantasy series, Seasons Within.

Lele spends her time writing, planning on writing, reading, eating (yum!), doing some Muay Thai and drinking industrial amounts of coffee with a fellow writer. 😊

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