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Friday, 2 October 2015

Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway - City of Roses by Donovan Pruitt

City of Roses
Author: Donovan Pruitt
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

Book Description:
A young man ventures to his lost love’s childhood home in the abandoned city of Pripyat, Ukraine. When a sudden accident puts him off-course, he awakes to discover a lively and vibrant culture living in a nearby village and a woman who reignites his heart. But something sinister lurks in the shadows, and he must face the terror and help defend the village from evil before it is lost forever. Go beyond the tragedy of Chernobyl and discover the magic in the City of Roses.

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Character Interview

1. Tell us a little about yourself - your name, where you grew up?
My name is Donovan Pruitt. Nietzsche described people like me as the ubernerd. I love science fiction, fantasy, video games, comic books, and other things that contradict the fact that I am supposedly an adult. I grew up in and went to school all over Florida. I have lived in multiple states on both coasts of the US before finally settling in Austin, Texas, which is so incredibly awesome. Also barbeque.

2. Who was your high school crush?
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, and pretty much every other woman Joss Whedon put on television.

3. What is the most romantic gesture you have ever done for someone?
There was this one time. It involved a diamond, but she wouldn’t want me spilling those details. It must have been pretty great, because we’re married, now.

4. What's your ideal Valentine's Day date and/or gift?
Sharing a drink together. Any drink, anywhere, as long as we’re together.

5. If you could have just one wish to change something about yourself, what would it be?
I wish I could remember things more easily. Like where I leave things. Every. Single. Time. How I manage to put entire books together is a complete mystery to me. I think my characters are stealing my memories.

6. What is the simple most important thing needed for a relationship to last?

7. What's the strangest thing that has ever happened to you?
Orlando Jones briefly followed me on Twitter. Now it’s just Taye Diggs, but I still love you, OJ. Make seven up yours.

8. Who should play you in a film?
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool playing me.

9. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
In order: a Transformer (the robot, obviously), a pilot, a writer, a government agent, something something video games, and a writer again.

10. Say the first thing that comes to mind when I say these five words, and be honest:

1. Snow? Mountain.
2. Peppermind? Typo.
3. Couple? Love.
4. Pop? Rock.
5. Tokyo? Drift.

About the Author
Donovan Pruitt has a passion for science fiction and fantasy, especially those titles that trend toward young and new adult storytelling. City of Roses was his first standalone book as an indie author, though he has also written for video games and was previously published as a co-author in the fantasy genre. You can visit him online at or join the discussion on Twitter @KalaEmpire.

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  1. What an intriguing cover! Can't wait to read this book.

  2. Cool cover, this is a new author to me.

  3. Thanks for being on the tour! :)

  4. Interesting cover and I am curious.

  5. Love the cover! I can't wait to read this!

  6. I am a newbie. I really like the sound of this one. I will be reading this for sure.

  7. An intriguing cover & a great character interview thank you.

  8. What an intriguing book! Great interview. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I really enjoyed everything about this post! Thank you for introducing a new author and book for me.

  10. Sounds like a good read.

  11. This books sounds really interesting. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!