Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blog Tour: Garden of Eden by Kate Cowan | Book Spotlight + Author Interview + Giveaway!


Garden of Eden by Kate Cowen Blog Tour!

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Hey all! Today I will be sharing all about the newly released novel, Garden of Eden by Kate Cowen. I really love the idea for the book and can't wait to read it myself. There will be a giveaway at the end of this post to win a print (and ebook) copy of the book. Enjoy!

Garden of Eden by Kate Cowan
Series: The Legend of Eden #1
169 pages - Ebook
Re-Release date: October 22nd 2013
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Average Rating: 4.30
Genre: YA Fantasy

It has been four years.
Four years since the day the Catchers found her family.
Four years since she escaped capture.

And four years since the day her mother locked her and Will, a boy she hardly knew, in an attic, 'for their own protection'. 
Now, Eden White is fifteen, and sick of being a prisoner of parents who all but abandoned her. It was as simple as one walk down a beautiful, foggy beach, but it ended with Eden and Will face to face with Catchers - and this time, there is no escape. When Eden wakes, she finds herself on an island, surrounded by hundreds of stolen children. Enrolled in the island school, Jordan Hall, Eden quickly learns that the island is not what it seems.

And, in the woods surrounding the school, she discovers a wild, beautiful magic inside of herself - one she has no idea how to control. With three unlikely new friends, Eden begins to realize that the headmistress is hiding much more than the stolen children - and what they learn in the laboratories below the school could cost Eden her life.
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1. What was your inspiration for writing your new book, Garden of Eden?

Kate: I wouldn't call it inspiration so much as... I kind of just got this idea out of no where. Working this awful job, and it just sort of walked into my head. I had to write it down! 
So I'd love to say things inspired me - and I'm sure they did, in smaller ways - but really, it just happened on it's own.

2. What do you feel was the most difficult part of writing your novel or making your novel known to others?

Kate: Making it known, for sure. I had no idea how hard promotion and getting the book in front of people to see and read would be so hard!! It's crazy, but I still love it. Writing is starting to look like the easy bit, which says a lot, since it's well... not that easy.

3. Is there anything you wish you could go back and change? A character, chapter or technique?

Kate: Not really, actually. Sometimes, I have those neurotic moments, and I think, "Oh, WHY did I do *insert random thing here* when I was writing this?!*. But then later, I'll realize that changing anything would be a bad plan. I'm very happy with the way Garden of Eden has come out and the reception it's getting from reviewers. 

4. Where is your favorite plan to write and where is your favorite place to read?

Kate: The back seat of a moving car. Is that weird? It feels a bit weird, but I like the motion of the car and the ever-changing scenery.

5. Do you have a favorite author?  If so, who and why?

Kate: I love Alison Croggon and her Pellinor series, Dunmore and her Ingo series, and Davies for The Sight and Fell. But I'm less of a 'love the author' person and more of a 'love the book' person. I don't think there's any one author who I read no matter what, actually.

6. Have you always wanted to be an author? 

Kate: No. Actually, I wanted to be a chef until I was in 12th grade, which is the same time I wrote Garden of Eden. In that same year, I also changed my plans from chef to 3D animator, so a lot of things changed in that year for me! But I'm happy I did become an author, because I doubt I'll ever stop writing now.

7. When you're not writing what kinds of things do you love to do? Hobbies?

Kate: I draw a lot, and I really love to feed the squirrels that live in the trees around my house. Not sure that counts as a hobby, though! I also love to cook, and I'm a first-degree black belt in karate. That's about it!

8. What's your favorite genre to READ?

Kate: Anything YA except contemporary. I just don't like it... never have. And I have an extra soft spot for anything epic-fantasy.

Thanks for the great interview questions! They were awesome!

About The Author: Kate Cowen
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Kate is an artist, an animation student, a black belt in karate and now, an author. She didn't discover writing until mid-high school, when she began writing an (unintentionally) hilarious novel involving a teenage girl and a magic necklace. Her current novel series, The Legend of Eden, began as a story of Arthurian magic, but quickly transformed into something much different.

Kate currently lives in Ontario, Canada, in a zoo of a house. When she isn't writing, she's drawing, cooking, or browsing the Internet for new music.

To win a paperback copy and/or a ebook of Garden of Eden please use the rafflecopter form below. Good luck!


  1. Wonderful interview. Lovely post! Thanks for participating :)

  2. Eden's parents are keeping secret from her. The school head mistress is keeping secret. It sounds like Eden has a tough choice of who can she really trust. Very interesting book that I would like to read.

  3. I cannot wait to read this book. It sounds so wonderful. Thanks for the great interview.


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