February 17, 2015
Welcome to our Tour Stop for
Vendetta (Blood for Blood #1) by Catherine Doyle
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Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
When it comes to revenge, love is a dangerous complication.With a fierce rivalry raging between two warring families, falling in love is the deadliest thing Sophie could do. An epic debut set outside modern-day Chicago.
When five brothers move into the abandoned mansion in her neighbourhood, Sophie Gracewell’s life changes forever. Irresistibly drawn to bad boy Nicoli, Sophie finds herself falling into a criminal underworld governed by powerful families. As the boys’ dark secrets begin to come to light, Sophie is confronted with stinging truths about her own family, too. She must choose between two warring dynasties – the one she was born into, and the one she is falling in love with. When she does, blood will spill and hearts will break.
Praise for Vendetta:
Even Victoria Scott said this about it: “Fan-freaking-tastic…I honestly can’t say enough good things about it! I would read anything Cat Doyle writes after flying through Vendetta!!”
Top Favs with Catherine Doyle
You’re home alone, there’s a fire! Top 3 things you’d grab and save from the fire.
Oh no! While ducking and rolling, I’d probably grab my laptop, my phone and my Disney treasure chest which contains 140 Disney movies, a.k.a. my entire childhood.
Top 3 Favorite authors (dead or alive) and why
- J.K. Rowling because she is the Queen of everything.
- Maggie Stievfater because not only can she write amazing books, she also happens to be one of those abnormally talented people who can compose and play music and draw and paint and be funny and interesting and smart. She may or may not be a robot.
- J.R.R. Tolkein because he created one of the most incredible worlds I’ve ever encountered, which led to my bedroom being completely covered in Legolas posters for a period of time much longer than I care to admit!
Top 3 Favorite snacks while writing and why
Anything with Nutella on top, chocolate, and the occasional kiwi.
Top 3 Favorite books that inspired you to write and why
- Harry Potter because up until that point in my life I didn’t know that reading could sometimes make you feel like your heart was going to burst with excitement.
- The Chronicles of Narnia. I used to stay up so late I had to force my eyes open with my hands to keep reading them. I’d wake up with my face squished against the pages and lines of black across my cheeks. The sweeping adventure, timelessness, quiet morality and depth of relationships in the Narnia books are a constant inspiration to me.
- The Throne of Glass series. Sarah Maas writes relationships so well her books make me feel like I’ve been punched in the heart (in a good way). The Throne of Glass series is the closest I’ve ever come to what I refer to as Harry-Potter-level-feels. I find myself constantly inspired by the choices she makes in her work and the places she takes her character Celaena, both physically and emotionally.
Top 3 favorite songs to listen to while writing and why
- Hozier’s Take Me To Church: The music and tone of this song (and all Hozier’s songs, in fact) resonates so closely with those of Vendetta.
- Hellfire – The Hunchback of Notre Dame Soundtrack: Yeah, this one is pretty weird, but it’s great for when I’m writing anything villain-related. And I love that movie.
- Africa by Toto: This song has no direct relevance to my writing, I just loooove it. It instantly puts me in a good mood, and it’s great for those inevitable writing slumps. I am a terrible singer but I will always obnoxiously sing along to this song.
Top 3 favorite techniques to overcome writers block and why
- I listen to something upbeat (see: Africa by Toto).
- I go see a movie, preferably a GREAT movie, because experiencing something inspiring and creative can often re-inspire me to get creative.
- I go for a walk by the sea. Sometimes getting fresh air and looking out at the wider world helps me relax and re-focus on my own work.
Catherine Doyle lives in the west of Ireland. She holds a bachelor’s degrees in psychology and a master’s degree in English from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Vendetta is her first novel. Catherine lives in Galway, Ireland. Follower Catherine on Twitter @Doyle_cat and on Tumblr at www.Catherine-Doyle.tumblr.com.
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