Monday, January 14, 2013

Blog Tour: REVIEW/INTERVIEW AND GIVEAWAY: Under A Painted Sky by Jenna Roads

I am so excited to be part of this tour! Jenna Roads is an amazing author and has become a dear friend.  On my stop, of the tour, I will be doing a quick interview with Jenna and my review of her debut book: Under A Painted Sky

About the Book:

Isabella Reed is a fast-track twenty one year old from a small Florida town. She flees to the Land of Enchantment, Albuquerque, NM, where the beautiful painted skies go on forever and hold hope for a fresh start.
She meets Logan Hayes, a sexy guide who has been hired to show her all the sights of her new city. He shows her much more than that. Something Paranormal happens to Isabella that she is unaware of when touring the Petroglyphs and her life takes a downward spiral into a supernatural captivity that no one will believe except for Logan. He vows to protect her with his life after seeing for himself.

Mary's Review:

Best part of the book: By far Logan is the best part of this book! Isabella is so lucky that her aunt paid for him to "show her around"! I loved the connection between Isabella and Logan! This was a bit of a different story than I normally read. Spirit/Ghost stories are not what I usually read; however, Jenna did a great job of keeping the story going and interesting. I really enjoy seeing the relationship between Logan and Isabella the most!! It was great!!

Not so great about book: It didn't have that "cliffhanger" factor. I thought it was going to lead into a BIG cliffhanger and it really didn't. Now this is not a "bad" thing, but I am interested on where Jenna Roads will "pick up" the next book!

Interview with Jenna Roads

Why did you become an author?
I became an author because I felt I had exciting and original stories to tell.

What is the one thing you enjoy the most as being an author?
 I enjoy plot busting as I call it the most. I like closing all the loop holes of impossibilities and making them seem possible. I also like building characters.

How did you come up with the idea of Under a Painted Sky?
I wanted to write something original and different than what is out there now. There is nothing wrong with vampires and werewolves. I love them but I wanted a different paranormal. When I was in New Mexico visiting the Petroglyphs I found out the images made on the rocks were from hundreds of years ago by many different people. I remember thinking wow, there are lots of stories to be told here. I wondered about all of those people and what they would say telling their stories in words and not pictures. The mysteries of the place seemed like the perfect paranormal setting.

Why did you set the story in New Mexico?
It is a gorgeous and mystical place with very rich history and even the place of alien sightings in Roswell, New Mexico.

Did you plan on for the book to be a series or did it just work out that way?
It just worked that way. I guess about half way through the book, I decided I must tell more of the stories with these characters growing and new ones being added.

About the Author:

YA/ New Adult Paranormal Romance Author 
I am a Registered Nurse who is now devoting my time to writing fiction, reading, making scrapbooks, taking pictures, traveling and enjoying family and friends. I am a mother of two. When I'm not writing, I'm dreaming up characters for my next book. I love cotton nighties and comfortable shoes. My dream is to one day have an island of my very own where I can hold up there and write until my hearts content.


This starts today and closes the day after blog tour on Jan. 20, 2013

Win this ring that Logan gave to Isabella in my book a $220 value or take the cash!
This is for readers and bloggers alike. All you have to do is review her book and post
on Amazon and Goodreads. Reviews will be verified. Enter your name in the rafflecopter set-up
 for reviews on her blog here: 

Along, with that there is a $50 Amazon Giftcard

Tour Schedule

Jan. 6 
Taylor Lakke

Jan. 7
Kristina Snyder

Jan. 8
Mel & Lana

Jan. 8 Thomas Ryder

Jan. 9
Nova Reylin

Jan. 10 Ellie Dunn

Tammy Hall

Kendall McCuggin

Jan. 13 Vicki Elam

Jan. 13 TamaraBeard

Mary Smith

Jan. 15
Jennifer Mathis

Jan. 16
Rebecca Van Kaam

Jan. 17 Peggy Warren

Jan. 18 Jennifer Swiger

Jan.19 Lindsay Avalon


  1. Thank you so much for having me on your wonderful blog! I enjoyed the interview and review. I so appreciate the sacrifice of time to put this all together!
    Love and Laughter,
    Jenna Roads

  2. Thanks Mary for hosting this blog. Enjoyed this book by Jenna Roads.