Check out an interview with the author for The Seer by Erin R. Howard (Interview & #Giveaway) @Celebrate_Lit

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The Seer
(The Kalila Chronicles #1)
By Erin R. Howard
Christian YA Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 326 Pages
July 1, 2020 by Expanse Books


Viktor has one order to follow:
Kill the girl before her eyes are opened.

For thousands of years, his job has been to torment and kill seers: humans that have the gift of seeing the spiritual realm. So it was no surprise when his brother Matthias was once again sent to stop him and protect the girl.

Now the last of the seers’ bloodline hangs in the balance, as the estranged demon and angel brothers are forced to work together to save a girl’s life and escape to the sanctuary city of Bethesda.

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Author Interview

Would you tell us what inspired you to write THE SEER? 

The Seer started as a short story for one of my college writing workshops. We had to use an unlikely hero or write a story from a villain’s POV (point of view). The idea for the story came from that writing prompt. What if I wrote a story about a demon who was tired of being a demon. Can there be redemption? I mean, he is a demon after all. From those questions, I jumped straight into a story about two brothers: one is a demon, and one is an angel, and how they were fighting over a teenage girl who could see into the spiritual realm.

What is your favorite thing about the book’s cover?

I love the swirling wind and the leaves around the portal. The story takes place during my favorite season, fall. I love everything about the fall. The beautiful leaves, bonfires, s’mores, hayrides, and hoodies.

Do you have any specific snacks you eat or music you listen to when you write?

I have a Spotify list of all my favorite songs. I have pretty eclectic taste in music, and there’s everything from love ballads from the 80s to Christian. I used noise canceling headphones and listen to music while I’m writing.

What book(s) are you anticipating reading this year?

There are so many books on my TBR pile right now but here’s my top three that I’m reading next. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins, Coral by Sara Ella, and Dust by Kara Swanson.

What are you working on next?

I’m currently working on a dystopian novel, Beyond the Gates, a novella series that is based in the story world of my current series, and a short story about why Viktor decided to leave Lucifer.

About the Author

Erin R. Howard is a Developmental Editor, YA Urban Fantasy Author of The Kalila Chronicles, and has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing/English from Southern New Hampshire University. When she’s not writing, Erin enjoys spending time with her family, fueling her craft addictions, and teaching writing workshops. Erin is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the KenTen Writers Group. She resides in Western Kentucky with her husband and three children.

More from Erin

If I’ve learned anything these past few months, it’s that I’m still not a fan of change. It’s always been hard for me to transition from what I know, to the unknown, and then find a new normal. Let’s be honest. Stepping out of our comfort zone isn’t supposed to be easy. It’s supposed to challenge and stretch our faith. And as a result of stepping out, we hope that we will learn and grow.

I love messy characters, because life is messy, and it doesn’t always work out the way we expect. It’s full of changes and situations. The characters in my series, The Kalila Chronicles, are no different. Each character has unique challenges. For some, they didn’t ask for change, and for others, they are stepping out on their own.

Here’s a little bit more about The Seer. The first book in The Kalila Chronicles:

For thousands of years, Viktor has carried out his orders from Lucifer faithfully. But after a recent demotion in rank, he has grown weary of the bloodshed. His latest order is to kill Thea, a seventeen-year-old Seer before her gift manifests, and she can see into the spiritual realm. However, his estranged angel brother, Matthias, intervenes on his plans. Seeing this as his way out, Viktor proposes that in exchange for leaving Thea alive, Matthias must escort him to the sanctuary city of Bethesda. Although, getting through the portal isn’t as easy as Viktor thought, and now he has to work with Matthias to protect the very girl he was ordered to kill. 

Tour Schedule

For the Love of Literature, July 22 (Author Interview)
Rebecca Tews, July 22
Artistic Nobody, July 28 (Author Interview)
Wishful Endings, July 30 (Author Interview)
Emily Yager, August 3

Tour-Wide Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Erin is giving away the grand prize package of a copy of The Seer, a Behind the Story Booklet of The Seer, and a $25 Amazon card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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