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Witchlanders Blog Tour + Giveaway

Welcome to the Witchlanders Blog Tour & Giveaway (hosted by Kismet Blog Tours)! I’m the 5th stop on the tour, so you’ll have plenty of other opportunities to follow along and enter to win a copy of Witchlanders AND Kindle 3!

Don’t forget to check out my Witchlanders review!!

About Witchlanders

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“High in their mountain covens, red witches pray to the Goddess, protecting the Witchlands by throwing the bones and foretelling the future.

It’s all a fake.

At least, that’s what Ryder thinks. He doubts the witches really deserve their tithes—one quarter of all the crops his village can produce. And even if they can predict the future, what danger is there to foretell, now that his people’s old enemy, the Baen, has been defeated?

But when a terrifying new magic threatens both his village and the coven, Ryder must confront the beautiful and silent witch who holds all the secrets. Everything he’s ever believed about witches, the Baen, magic and about himself will change, when he discovers that the prophecies he’s always scorned—
Are about him.”

Book Trailer

About the Author

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Lena Coakley was born in Milford, Connecticut and grew up on Long Island. In high school, creative writing was the only class she ever failed (nothing was ever good enough to hand in!), but, undeterred, she went on to study writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She got interested in young adult literature when she moved to Toronto, Canada, and began working for CANSCAIP, the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers, where she eventually became the Administrative Director. She is now a full-time writer living in Toronto. Witchlanders is her debut novel.

This or That: Lena Coakley’s Answers

I asked Lena Coakley 5 “this or that” type questions. Check out her responses!

1. Team Peeta or Team Gale? – Oh, I was on Team Gale for a long time, but Peeta finally won me over.

2. Cake or pie? – Both, of course!

3. Twilight or Harry Potter? – HP all the way!

4. Coffee or tea? – I curl up whimpering in a ball without my morning coffee.

5. Dystopians or Mythology? – Well, there are so many great dystopians coming out now that
mythology is getting overshadowed. I’m picking dystopian because I loved reading Divergent
and Bumped recently and because my all-time favorite book is the dystopian novel Feed by MT
Anderson. However, I’m ready to be blown away by the next great mythology!

Witchlanders + Kindle 3 Giveaway!

Contest Info: Answer the video question in the comments below, and you’ll be entered in the Kindle3 Giveaway. Gather up to 15 entries by commenting on each Tour Stop. Open US/Canada.

Thanks so much for stopping by! To see past and future Blog Tour stops, check out this schedule:

Monday, August, 22nd –The Page Turners
Tuesday, August, 23rd- The Unread Reader
Wednesday, August, 24th – Books Complete Me
Thursday, August, 25th – We Fancy Books
Friday, August, 26th – Read. Breathe. Relax

Monday, August, 29th – Emilie’s Book World
Tuesday, August, 30th – The Mundie Mom’s
Wednesday, August, 31st – Enchanted Ink
Thursday, September 1st- Well Read Wife
Friday, September 2nd – A Journey of Books

Monday, September 5th- The Story Siren
Tuesday, September 6th – One A Day Y.A.
Wednesday, September 7th – Reading Angel
Thursday, September 8th – Soul Unsung
Friday, September 9th – Alice Marvel’s

Tuesday, September 13th: Announcement of the big prize winner on Lena’s Site!

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Romance all the way!!!!!

  • AmyS.

    I’ll go with romance. Book looks great.

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  • Andra

    Can I say both? I’m not a fan of books without action…when all it is are two people running around flirting with each other…but if there’s a book without romance…i hate it! lol so yeah…give me some RomAction! 😀

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Anne

    Either/or? I couldn’t choose just one forever. I like both romance and action separately or together. Right now, I may be leaning a smidge toward action since I’m reading more urban fantasy than romance or paranormal romance right now.


  • Paula

    I can’t speak for your personal experience but if you do it right romance has LOTS of action. I mean, according to me.

  • Rebecca Upjohn

    Arggh!!! That is a tough one. Today, I’m going with Action with a capital “A”. Great question!


  • Christie Harkin

    Romance – but the best romances usually have some “action” in them anyhow 😉

  • Nicole

    Romance – But you have to have a bit of both too keep me totally interested 🙂

  • I’d choose both too. And I agree that good romance has lots of action!

  • aliraluna

    Is really hard because I always say that the book is really good when it has action and romance ( and fantasy <3) but perhaps I will go with ROMANCE ;D btw great book video.

  • Lena Coakley

    Thanks so much for coming by to comment, everybody. And thanks so much for hosting me today, Lisa! I must say that Witchlanders is a bit short on romance, but not on action! I love both.

  • Rachael L

    I like when a book has both romance and action but if I had to choose romance would have the slight edge.

  • Stellarbookblog

    That’s a tough question – but can I say both? I need to have some action in romance, and I need some romance in action…so Both!
    Great this or that interview!

  • Wolfluvr420

    Action! I don’t mind a little romance thrown in though.

  • Both are great… but either one has to be done properly for it to be really great. In that case, I’d probably choose really well done action over romance. Just because romance can get to be a bit repetative no matter how well done it is!


    • Sometimes romance can get a bit repetitive…I didn’t think of that! haha Great point and thanks for stopping by!

  • SpadesHighReads

    I would have to say action… because I usually yell or cry throughout the whole movie when it comes to romance lol … yelling out “kiss her already” “don’t be stupid, go back to him” haha Yes, action will do for me. I will never get bored and there’s always something exciting at every turn.

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!!
    -Tezza V.
    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
    TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com

  • La_penguin12

    I choose romance!!!!!

  • I go with action…I need movement to keep me reading!

  • Gotta go with action I think. Any story that combines the two effectively sounds appealing to me though.

  • Action WITH Romance – mutual exclusivity in this context doesn’t work!

  • Um, both are much prefered. But every book I read has to have some romance in it!
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  • Connie Tran

    Romance, although I wouldn’t mind a little action.

  • GFC Michele Luker

    Well, since I have TONS of book boyfriends, I would have to say Romance!!

    jmluker at winco dot net

  • Small Review

    Action, but it’s so much better if it has a touch of romance 🙂

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  • Jill K

    I’d probably say Action with Romance. So an action novel with romance in it.

  • Kim


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  • Right now, Action for sure.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  • Na

    Ideally, it would be romance and action, but if I had to pick one romance!
    Cambonified (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Doreen Riopel

    I love romance but love to have a little action entangled.
    doreen riopel

  • I have to say action, but I don’t mind a little romance thrown in as long as there aren’t any terribly raunchy or bodice ripping love scenes. LOL!


  • Melissa Hayden

    Oh this one does sound so good. 🙂 And thanks for the quick Q&A. 🙂 Im a Harry Potter fan all the way. ;D

    Thank yoU!

  • meganribinsky

    I am definitely a romance girl! I love swoon-worthy crushes and reading a book that makes me yearn for the character`s relationship.

    meganribinsky at yahoo dot com

  • Justine

    I waver between romance and action, and currently I’m digging romance!

  • Romance and action- takes both to keep me happy!


  • Sarah

    Both together is best, but I would go with action if I have the choose.

  • meganribinsky

    Romance! I want to be jealous of the characters relationships with one another. I like to think that their love lives could be mine!

    mire67 at aol dot com


  • Megan

    Definitely romance!

    lovetoread205 [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Musicalfrog

    Romance absolutely.

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  • Meg S

    Can I choose both together?!

    mysecretagentloverman at gmail dot com

  • Ashley Suzanne

    Definitely romantic action :] Yes I can have my cake and eat it too!

    Ashley Suzanne
    ashleysbookshelf at gmail dot com

  • Jesi Marie

    Can I have both? I’m going to go with the answer below of RomAction! Haha


  • aldiss87

    Romance AND action!! 😛 Okay, romance. I prefer a hot scene over fighting. lol

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