14 December, 2011

Touch of Power Blog Tour - Podcast and Interview



Click the player below to hear Alethea's interview with Maria V. Snyder.
Scroll down to enter the giveaway!





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Touch of Power (Healer, Book 1) by Maria V. Snyder
Publication date: 20 Dec 2011 / 1 Jan 2012 by Harlequin
ISBN 10/13: 0778313077 | 9780778313076

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This podcast will be available on RNSL at iTunes within the next 24 hours. 

Maria V. Snyder switched careers from meteorologist to novelist when she began writing the New York Times best-selling Study Series (POISON STUDY, MAGIC STUDY and FIRE STUDY) about a young woman who becomes a poison taster. When she’s not traveling, Maria lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and daughter.

Touch of Power Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan absorbs their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Territories, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.

Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. 

As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life....


Each blog tour stop is giving away a copy of Touch of Power. A grand prize winner will also get a $100 spa gift certificate (to be selected Jan. 16, 2012 - Entry for the grand prize starts on Monday, December 19, at http://mariavsnyder.com/contests.php)!

Contest is open to US and Canada only BUT folks from other countries, get ready to come back on Jan 1, 2012--I'll be holding another contest (non-US and Canada only!) and you can win a copy of the UK paperback (as long as bookdepository.com delivers to your country).

Enter below for RNSL's giveaway, and don't forget to visit all the stops along the blog tour for more chances to win!

The next stop is Friday, Dec. 16 at I Just Wanna Sit Here and ReadClick here to hit all the other stops on the tour hosted at Harlequin's Paranormal Romance Blog. You can also find reviews on Libri Ago and Bookyurt. Good luck!


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53 comments:

  1. Thanks, Renée!! It was so fun talking to Maria... I had to edit out a lot of my laughter or you wouldn't have been able to hear her at all :D

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  2. Such a good interview, Maria is one of my favorite Authors!

    Pavan

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  3. Forgot to add I have been a fan of Maria's since Poison Study which is also my favorite book of hers so far

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  4. I loved her Study Series! I've yet to start on her Glass series. When I heard this new series from her I was soooo excited!!!

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  6. Thank you for the wonderful interview. This is the first book of Snyder's I have read, but I can't wait to read more of her books!

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  7. Is the giveaway open internationally?

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  8. Sorry, US/Canada for this giveaway!

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  9. This book sounds very good. I have to mention how pretty the cover is too :).
    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. great interview. so cute that maria and her daughter are so close. and now you've made me want to listen to the audiobook. and get the iron fey series (which i've been wanting). :)

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  11. My favourite would have to be the Poison Study series. I loved seeing Yelena grow and can't wait to read Avry's story.
    Amanda

    ajtse(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. I first heard about Maria and her books through you. And once again you have brought her back to my attention. I didn't know about this latest book. Thank you once again. I have loved reading her books and hopefully I will get to read this one soon.

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  13. @ephrielle - thanks for coming back to visit! i first heard about maria through alethea, too. she definitely loves to spread the maria love. thanks so much for coming back by and we hope that you enjoy touch of power!

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  14. I'm a new fan of her books! Although I dont think it will be hard to like them! A poison taster? Definately original and Touch of Power sounds awesome!

    megnate at telus dot net

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  15. I'm new to her work but I've heard great things about it!

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  16. To answer the question, I am an established fan. My favorite book is Poison Study.

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  17. I haven't read any of Maria's books but Touch of Power series and the Storm Glass series sounds really good. Thanks for the chance to win!

    hollyjolly89@gmail.com

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  18. I just love the cover of this book...anyways to answer your question I can't say I have read any of Maria's books but I have had Touch of Power on my wishlist for well over a month now.

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  19. I enjoyed Poison Study, so I'm looking forward to this book.

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  20. HUGE fan. I first started with Inside Out. Which is probably my favorite. I just finished the Poison series, with Poison Study being my favorite. I can't wait to read more from Snyder. I'm begging for a third Inside Out novel. Trella's story isn't finished!

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  22. Loved Maria's "Poison Studies" series! Sadly, I haven't gotten to any of her other works yet :'(

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  23. I really need to catch up on Maria's books! I'm so far behind :( and they're such amazing works :)

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  24. I love all of Maria's books! I started reading Poison Study right before Fire Study came out and I've read every book of hers since! They are so amazing!!!

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  25. I am a big Maria V. Snyder fan---and I've been getting others to read her as well!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  26. This is so fun! I cannot wait to read this book! I am a veteran and have read the Study series twice. My favorite is Magic Study because of all Yelena discovers about herself.

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  27. I love Maria V. Snyder's books! It's hard to pick a favorite. Poison Study is amazing, and I absolutely loved Touch of Power. It'd be nice to have a copy of my own. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. i admit i never read any of MVS's books but inside out has always appealed to me.

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  29. Thanks for the give-away! Love Maria's books/series and I'm so excited to read this book!!

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  30. My favorite MVS book is probably Poison Study, but they were all great!

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  31. i have not read any of the book would love to read them though
    i did every t hing
    desi the blonde@msn.com

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  32. I've read all of her books & love them. My favorite are the Study series books. Her characters & world-building are amazing!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. I LOVED Maria V. Snyder's Study series - hope this new series turns out to be just as good. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

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  34. This book looks so good! I've ejoyed what I've read from the author so far, and I'm looking forward to this. :]

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  35. I love Maria V. Snyder. Cannot wait for this next book! I'm rereading Poison Study again in anticipation :)

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  36. I thought I was in love with Poison Study, but I finished ToP about a week ago and it's DEFINITELY my favorite Maria V. Snyder book! I LOVE HER!!

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  37. I have not read any of her books. But there are a bunch i am dying to read. I own Inside Out. I was going to wait till i got the second book to read it. Also i really want to read Poison Study. Definitely in the next few months!

    jennifer k

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  38. I've been in love with Snyder's work since I first picked up Poison Study on a whim like 4-5 years ago. I love Yelena stuff the most, but the Inside/Outside series is a close second :D I'm so excited to read Touch of Power!!

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  39. I absolutely love Maria's books! :) Thanks for hosting her, it's so great to see a start to a new series!

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  40. I loved the Study books. I can't wait to read this one.

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  41. Cannot wait to read Touch of Power!

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  42. I sometimes vacillate between worshiping you and being insanely jealous of your closeness to the MVS world lol. I'm working my hardest to catch up as her most rabid fan. I don't care how creepy stalker that sounds. :P

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  43. Thank you for the interview!
    Can't wait ro read it :)

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  44. I can't wait to read this book!

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  45. Oooh this book sounds fantastic! I can't wait to dip into the world of healers. In fact, I feel quite tempted to go and reread Poison Study right now...

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  46. I can't wait to read the book! :)

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  47. This book sound really great, and the cover is so beautiful (actually they both are). Can't wait to read it!

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  48. Really can't wait to read this! The covers are amazing - and the storyline seems to be too!

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  49. I'm really interested about the story. Plus, the covers are really amazing. And those things explains the excitement I feel for this book.
    Looking forward to reading it! :)

    - Noely Jeleen

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  50. Such a good interview!! I've heard great things about her other books, can't wait to dive in

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  51. Great interview, can't wait to read the book! Would love to see Maria head back to Austin, TX, but I can wait while she stays busy writing more awesome books.

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