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Blog Tour Synchrony (Destiny #2) by Cindy Ray Hale

 

Happy release day to our fabulous friend, Cindy Ray Hale! We are excited for the second book in her “Destiny” series, Synchrony, available now. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours and you can view the complete tour schedule at Lola’s Blog Tours

Synchrony (Destiny #2)

By Cindy Ray Hale

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age category: Young Adult

Release Date: April 8, 2014

Blurb:

When her parents discover she’s been sneaking out with Isaac Robinson, the forbidden Baptist boy, Mormon girl Destiny Clark decides it’s time to keep their relationship quiet. As their relationship moves to shakier ground, Destiny discovers that Isaac has a terrible secret, and she is left completely shattered.

The moment Destiny feels all hope is lost, Preston Nelson, her longtime church friend and Isaac’s bitter rival, arrives like a beacon of light. It isn’t long before two separate disasters strike for Preston and Destiny’s best friend, Hannah. As Destiny helps them through their issues, she discovers that sometimes the best way to forget about your own problems is to help a friend in need. 

Just as her heart begins to mend and her friendship with Preston begins to heat up, Isaac walks back into her life, threatening to rekindle the feelings she’d hoped to bury forever. Will Destiny and Preston find the synchrony they so desperately need, or will she find a way to forgive Isaac and return to his outstretched arms?

 

Synchrony on Goodreads

 

Buy Synchrony:

- Amazon (Kindle)

-Amazon (Paperback)

- Barnes & Noble

 

Add the third book in this series Harmony to your to-read list: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20746457-harmony

 

 

Destiny (Destiny #1)

By Cindy Ray Hale

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age category: Young Adult

Blurb:

Destiny Clark, a young Mormon girl living in Tennessee, is wildly infatuated with Isaac Robinson, the headmaster’s son at her Baptist high school. When they’re cast together in the school’s production of Les Misérables, Destiny is horrified to find that she has to be publicly humiliated by acting out her true feelings of rejection onstage.

As their rehearsals begin, Destiny realizes the unimaginable: Isaac has developed deep feelings for her despite their religious differences and the fact that he has a girlfriend.

But will they be able to find their place amongst the backbiters of their ultra-conservative world?

Weaving around Destiny and Isaac’s alternating viewpoints, Destiny is the first book in a series inspired by the characters of Les Misérables and explores heartbreak, self-discovery, intolerance, and love.

 

Destiny on Goodreads

 

Buy Destiny:

- Amazon (Kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GEM312C/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_8NBktb1A25CTF

- Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/destiny-cindy-ray-hale/1117333798?ean=9780991037407

- Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/destiny-67

 

Destiny trailer on Youtube

About the Author:

Cindy Ray Hale lives in a little slice of wooded heaven near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and children. She spends way too much time following up-and-coming musicians on YouTube and dreams of joining their ranks one day. She’s a bit of a health food nut and can’t live without her daily green smoothies. She tries to stay sane as she juggles writing with four kids, staying active on social media, and keeping up her book blog at http://cinnamoncindy.blogspot.com/. In addition to writing and self-publishing two Young Adult Contemporary novels, she has also written articles for “New Era” magazine and The American Preppers Network.

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There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Synchrony. These are the prizes you can win:

- A $25 Amazon Gift Card (INTL), and a Destiny Swag Pack which includes: a signed copy of Destiny, a signed copy of Synchrony, a Destiny bookmark, a Destiny magnet, a Destiny keychain, and a Synchrony keychain.

- An ecopy of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris and a swag pack

- A Camp Boyfriend swag pack by JK Rock

- An ecopy of Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London.

 

Here is the link to the rafflecopter giveaway:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/6741d412/

 

An excerpt from Synchrony:

My scattered emotions continuously wove themselves around each other chaotically, growing from a few errant threads of thought into a tangled mess, snagging tighter and tighter until I was ready to explode. 

I began wailing hysterically, and Preston grabbed me by the shoulders, pulled me back, and said, “Destiny, stop.” But I couldn’t. The tears just kept coming. Living without Isaac was like being held underwater and being told to breathe. I would take water into my lungs, and it would burn. And eventually everything would grow dimmer until it became black.

Preston shook my shoulders, jarring me from my despair. “Look at me, Destiny.” I cracked open my eyes and peered into his trustworthy green ones. They were so full of concern. “He’s not worth your tears. Do you hear me?”

I stared back at him. Not worth my tears? Did he have any clue what Isaac really meant to me?

“Don’t let him hurt you worse than he already has. It’s going to be hard for a long time, but you’re going to survive this.”

“How can you possibly know that?” What did he know about getting his heart ripped out? He’d never even had a girlfriend.

A corner of Preston’s mouth quirked up. “Because the Destiny Clark I know is a fighter.”

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Destiny (Destiny Trilogy #1)
By Cindy Ray Hale
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: November 5, 2013

Blurb:
Destiny Clark, a young Mormon girl living in Tennessee, is wildly infatuated with Isaac Robinson, the headmaster’s son at her Baptist high school. When they’re cast together in the school’s production of Les Misérables, Destiny is horrified to find that she has to be publicly humiliated by acting out her true feelings of rejection onstage.

As their rehearsals begin, Destiny realizes the unimaginable: Isaac has developed deep feelings for her despite their religious differences and the fact that he has a girlfriend.

But will they be able to find their place amongst the backbiters of their ultra-conservative world?

Weaving around Destiny and Isaac’s alternating viewpoints, Destiny is the first book in a series inspired by the characters of Les Misérables and explores heartbreak, self-discovery, intolerance, and love.

Buy at Amazon in Paperback or for Kindle and Smashwords

Cindy, we’re so glad to have you with us today! We’ve been thrilled about this book ever since we got to  know you online. When we snagged a blog date, we requested the guest interview because we had lots of burning questions to ask!! Starting with… 

*What made you want to be a writer? We understand there are myriad factors, but can you pinpoint a defining moment where you knew you *had* to write your own book?

Thank you! I’m so excited to talk with you about Destiny!

I’ve always loved stories. The girl who inspired the character Hannah used to have these sleepovers with me, and we’d stay up all night making up stories about our crushes. When I told her I was writing a book, I explained that Destiny was one of those stories, but on steroids. Needless to say, she’s now one of my beta readers.

My writing career became a bit more official when I was seventeen. I wrote a short story for my high school English class, and my teacher submitted it to New Era, my church’s magazine for teens. It was published the following April, just before I graduated from high school. It’s about a real life choir experience I had when I was sixteen. The choir director in my short story is the person who inspired Mr. Byrd, the choir director in Destiny. You can read it here. https://www.lds.org/new-era/2000/04/instant-harmony?lang=eng

After graduation I went to school for English, but after school I didn’t write anything for years—unless you count chatting on World of Warcraft, updating Facebook, or writing grocery lists for my family. You don’t count that? Hmm. Me neither.

In the fall of 2011, my sister approached me about writing a middle grade historical fiction with her. We didn’t get very far with it because she got pregnant and sick. But the damage was done. I had the writing bug, and I decided to branch out on my own.

The idea for Destiny hit me just a little over a year ago. I was packing up for a camping trip with my family and BOOM! A memory from my teen years hit me like a bolt of lightning. Eventually it morphed into what Destiny is today.

*What is it like writing with four children? Translation: how are you finding time in your busy days to let your Muse work?

Nap time! That’s all I have to say!

It can be really crazy sometimes, but it helps to have kids in school and a very well-behaved two year old. The most important thing I’ve found to help is scheduling my time. I found a routine that works well for me, and I do my best to stick to it, unless I let my deadlines creep up on me. Then the routine gets thrown out of the window, and my kids live off of cereal and chicken nuggets for a week.

*We’ve noticed several new releases that tackle issues of faith in YA in the past year, and DESTINY tracks the difficulties of a heroine from the LDS faith with a boy who is Baptist. What inspired this conflict?

Okay, first of all I have to say, these questions are hitting a little too close to home for me! *laughs* This is a long story actually and has been an issue that has almost taken over my life for the past year.

Let me start off by saying I was once a young Mormon girl who went to a Baptist school. Just like Destiny I was “wildly infatuated” with a guy with dark hair and eyes who sang like an angel.  I had two scheming friends who inspired the characters Hannah and Shanice in my book. They knew about my crush and gave me this note that was supposedly written by the guy, asking me to go out with him. It looked so real. They’d done such a good job faking his handwriting I actually believed it was from him. I held that note folded up into a tiny square, clenched tightly and hidden in my fist the entire way home from school.

But then I had a choice to make. In my family dating someone who wasn’t a Mormon was strictly forbidden. My Dad had been teaching me that since I was a toddler sitting on his knee. So when I got the note, I held onto the idea for a while, but then decided to be a good girl and say no. It was a lucky thing too because it was a total fake.

Now fast forward fifteen years to September 2012. When the first idea for Destiny popped into my mind, I asked myself, “What if the note was real? What if I created a girl similar to me and put her in that situation. What would she do?” In the original first draft of Destiny, she does exactly what I did, only everything was much harder for her. She get the note, holds onto it and then at the end of the book she rejects him for not being a Mormon and goes for the good Mormon boy her parents are crazy about. It was a cute story and was fairly well-written for a first book, but it wasn’t received well by my beta readers. They were furious she’d rejected Isaac just because he wasn’t a Mormon! How did that make her any better than the mean Baptists in the beginning of the book? So I went back to rewrite. The first draft had been easy to write. Now I faced an almost impossible task. How could I write this book to appeal to both Mormons and the general public? I’ve done my best, but I really can’t know for sure how it will be accepted by the world until they read it and post their reviews.

I have to say, I’m pretty nervous about it!

*Can you tell us a little bit about what makes Destiny such a relatable character?

If I’m having a good writing day, I slip into what I call “writing mode.” I become Destiny. I think like her. I’m there, experiencing all her pain, anxiety, and passion for Isaac. I feel everything so intensely sometimes it comes off a little over-the-top and my editor has to tell me to tone it down a bit.

It wasn’t easy at first to write in a fifteen-year-old’s voice. To help me with my research, I pulled out my old journal. Lucky for me, I kept it faithfully during that time in my life. It’s become a goldmine of information to me now. So much of Destiny’s voice has come from there. It’s like I revert to my fifteen-year-old self when I write.

My friends can always tell when I’m in “writing mode” because I act craaaazy. Read my book and see what Hannah’s personality is like. That’s a perfect example of me in “writing mode”.  It’s a bit strange, because that’s not how Destiny acts at all; it’s just me interacting with my friends in the real world. It may be weird and juvenile, but it makes for some really fun storytelling. My friends always complain if I’m not writing because I act really serious and boring.

*You mention that your debut book, DESTINY, is the first in a trilogy. What can you tell us about plans for upcoming books? What connects the stories and when might we start looking for them?

Book Two is called Synchrony. It picks up right where Destiny leaves off and takes some unexpected turns that I’m really excited about. Right now I’m about a third of the way finished with the rough draft, with the ending complete, but at this early stage, anything can still happen. I would like to see Synchrony come out sometime next spring or summer, but nothing is set in stone.

I have a name for Book Three, but I haven’t revealed it yet. I’m pretty sure I know how the series will end, but things can always change.

Thank you so much for being with us!!

You’re very welcome! I’m honored to have the chance to share a little bit about my writing journey with you!

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We <3 Cindy and Lola’s Blog Tours, too! Thank you to both of you for letting us be a part of Destiny’s release!