November 20, 2012

Character Q&A with Gabe - Luminosity Blog Tour & Giveaway

About the Author!

Stephanie Thomas has been writing ever since she could put letters together to form words. When she was a small child, she would present her mother and father with self-made newspapers filled up with make believe stories and pictures. Her love for writing followed her all throughout her schooling, where she entered and won writing contests of all sorts. Stephanie decided to become an English teacher and completed her B.A. at The Pennsylvania State University. While teaching, she later went on to get her Master’s in writing from The Johns Hopkins University. She completed her very first manuscript during her graduate studies, and by the end of the program, she had completed two more. Stephanie is quick to tell anyone that she’s a born and raised Philadelphian, and her heart will always belong there. She moved to Baltimore with her husband, and they’ve been living there for the last five years with their doggie, Sailor, and their rabbit, Buns (aka “T Sizzle).

About the Book!


My name is Beatrice. When I was born, I was blessed with the Sight. I was immediately removed from my parents and enrolled in the Institution. At the age of twelve, I had my first true vision, earning my raven’s wings. And when I turned seventeen, one of my visions came true. Things haven’t been the same since.

The Institution depends on me to keep the City safe from our enemy, the Dreamcatchers, but I’m finding it harder to do while keeping a secret from everyone, including my best friend Gabe. It is a secret that could put us all in danger. A secret that could kill me and everyone close to me.

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About Gabe!

Gabe is just another Seer at the Institution and Beatrice’s best friend. They’ve been friends since the very start, and hold a fierce loyalty to one another. Gabe loves ham day in the cafeteria and has a good sense of humor. Just be careful if his temper flares, since he hasn’t perfected letting go of grudges.

Q&A with Gabe!

For the tour stop here at Magical Urban Fantasy Reads we have Gabe here for a quick interview!

What is one of your favorite things about Bea? What annoys you the most about her?
My favorite thing about Bea is that she’s a great friend. I don’t mind telling her anything and everything, and she’s always there to listen. Lately, though, I’d say that the most annoying thing about her is that she seems to be keeping things from me, and I can’t figure out what it is or why.

Does it bother you that your visions aren't as clear or reliable as Bea's and others?
No, because no one’s Visions are the same. It’s just how things work. I don’t think anyone really gets jealous of someone else’s Visions, but anything is possible, I suppose.

What do you like to do for fun?
We like to play marbles. It helps to pass the time, and it’s fun collecting and taking them from others when you win. With all of our training and classes, we don’t have much time to relax, so we enjoy it when we can.

What's your favorite thing to eat?
Ham on ham day, for sure.

Favorite weapon?
If I had to use one, I’d choose an automatic gun. Any one will do. They are easier to fire, and I don’t have to waste too much time reloading them. Truth be told, though, I rather not use any weapon at all, but when it comes to fighting, it’s either fight or die, and I rather not die.

Do you believe that being a Seer is an important job? Why?
Of course I do! Without the Seers, the Citizens would be left unprotected, and The City might fall. We’ve worked hard to rebuild after the war, and the Citizens just don’t have enough to keep themselves and The City safe. It’s the role I was born into, and I fiercely maintain that the Seers have a responsibility to carry out that role.

Thanks Gabe for stopping by! Hopefully we will get to have you back again soon!

Tour Schedule

Nov 13: Fantasy Book Addict
Nov 14: K-Books
Nov 15: Letters Inside Out
Nov 16: Sparkles and Lightning
Nov 17: The Fairy Tale Nerd
Nov 18: Hobbitsies
Nov 19: A Life Bound By Books
Nov 20: Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
Nov 21: YA Sisterhood
Nov 22: Total Bookaholic
Nov 23: Taters Tall Tales
Nov 24: The Non Reluctant Reader
Nov 25: Book Brats
Nov 26: Fiktshun
Nov 27: Bookalicious
Nov 28: Making The Grade Reviews
Nov 29: Winterhaven Books


Grand Prize

The Grand Prize is hosted by the tour! This is what you have a chance to win: A Signed Copy of Luminosity, A Raven Pepsi Bottle Cap Necklace, and Swag. *US SHIPPING ONLY! Fill out the Rafflecopter to enter the Grand Prize giveaway.

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Mini Prize

Right here on Magical Urban Fantasy Reads I'm giving away an eBook of Luminosity, courtesy of Entangled Publishing. This is open International, so please leave a comment below with your email addy to enter to win an eBook! The eBook Giveaway is only open for 48 hours, and will end November 21, 2012 at 11:59 EST.



Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I've been eyeing this book for a while, Beatrice sounds like an interesting character.

Zed said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Victoria said...

This really sounds good. I wonder how Bea feels about families and bonding since she was removed from her own. Gabe is so nice. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Great interview. I really enjoyed this book and liked Gabe a lot.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!! This was an awesome post and I'm really excited to read this one now!

Laura @ The Little Pink Book Boutique

PuttPutt1198Eve said...

I love the cover picture! It's so graceful with the stretched neck and the winglike eyelashes.

bookaholicsxoxo said...

Amazing book giveaway. The book sounds interesting and will deff add to my TBR list!!

Richa said...

I've been waiting to read this book for ages! The cover is beautiful and the synopsis intrigues me. Thanks for the giveaway!

Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

I love the cover of this!! Thanks for the chance.

natcleary at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Team Gabe!!! I love him! He is so sweet and perfect for Bea. Grrr so made at Echo coming in and ruining everything! So cute how Gabe lives for ham day :-D

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