A Storm of Secrets Blog Tour & Giveaway


A Storm of Secrets

Welcome to my tour stop for A Storm of Secrets by Shona Perrett! This is a new adult psychological thriller. The tour runs December 1-11 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

A Storm of SecretsAbout the Book:

Special Agent Rios wakes up in an abandoned aeroplane. He finds himself on an unfamiliar island in the Bermuda Triangle, suffering from what appears to be amnesia. He must search for clues about his identity, as well as decipher the secrets of the island itself.

But will the truth be too terrifying to live with? Strangers hell-bent on murder, stranded young pilots, and signs of organized weapons trade. These things only touch the surface. What lurks in the skies above is far more sinister.
There is a strange energy high above the clouds, stewing deep within the Bermuda waters. And it grows restless. A storm is coming. A storm like no other, seeking to invade their minds. With the help of his newly acquainted team of special ops pilots, Rios must find a way to stop the storm before it destroys them…from the inside out.  

Author photoAbout the Author:

Shona Perrett is a first time author, blogger and closet poet. Her novel A Storm of Secrets is due to release November 2015. Shona studied applied writing in her home town of Whangarei, and is now looking to branch out into creative business enterprising. Passionate about finding beauty in the dirt, she aims to write stories of redemption. Shona believes that narratives exist to teach us how to love one another. That every day, we all communicate through the medium of story, seeking out ways to connect with the world around us. She believes they are one of the most ancient forms of creative expression and vulnerability, and are therefore a fundamental part of what it means to be human. You can visit her at www.shonaperrett.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shona.perrett

Guest Post:
Movies you never want to see again – The ones that end with no hope. They bug me.
Movie you watch over and over again – Wanderlust. Makes me die of laughter every time.
Things you have in your purse/bag/wallet now – Keys, cell phone, movie ticket receipt, pen, notepad, mints, perfume.   
Favourite T.V series - Once upon a Time, Game of Thrones, The Flash.
Some favourite books – The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis, Forbidden by Ted Dekker, The gifts of imperfection by Brene Brown, Concrete Jungle by JG Ballard, The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Pet peeves – Gossip and prejudice.
The best thing you learned in school – That school can’t teach you everything.
Talk about some things in the book that are more personal to you – I often struggle to articulate out loud what it feels like dealing with mental illness. Writing this story helped me communicate what it feels like when anxiety comes knocking on my door, and what I believe helps to fight it off. It was therapeutic for me in the sense that I could show that part of life, and also create moments of victory. It’s like my permanent stand against fear, if that makes sense. I’ve accomplished something that fear can never take away from me. I won the battle on paper. Now I can win it in other areas of my life.
This quote inspired a lot of the creative process - “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” (Old African Proverb)
How you came up with some of the more unique elements – I’m a people watcher. Over the years I’ve noticed that people tend to interpret other people’s motives and actions through their own beliefs about themselves. For example, when we don’t love ourselves, we often perceive people’s actions towards us as unloving, because we believe we are unlovable. We filter information through the lenses we’ve formed over time. This is what inspired the storm’s hallucinatory effects, which are different for each person, based on their past traumas and fears.
A favourite quote from the story – “Every hero needs a hero of their own.”
Write a letter to your teen self – In a way, this story was just that. But, if I could go back in time I would tell my teen self that I love you dearly. And things will get better. And worse. And then better again. There is no quick fix, but there is always love to be found in each and every moment. And you’ll make it through, one step at a time.
Your writing process – It’s different on different days. Sometimes I’ll just sit down and spew out all of my feelings. The good and the bad. Other days I’ll watch something that inspires me and then try to channel that same energy into my own words. But for the first draft of anything, I always write like it’s only going to be read by me. That helps me to write more honestly, I think. Then I come back to it the next day and do the technical stuff, but leave the essence of what I said intact.
- Why is it important for writers — especially those just starting out — to have the support of their friends and family?
Because writers are people. And every person deserves love and support when pursuing their dreams. I think particularly when doing something creative, because it’s a very vulnerable thing to share something precious to you with a world that is often very blunt with their opinions. You are bound to come across someone who doesn’t like your art. And that can hurt. There’s no getting around the truth that you can’t please everyone, so it’s important to have people around you that remind you of your worth when you’re feeling fragile.

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GIVEAWAY:
$25 Amazon gift card (INT)
Paperback of A Storm of Secrets (INT)
Ends December 16th
Prizing is provided by the author. Must be 13 or older to enter and have parental permission if under 17. Void where prohibited by law. No  purchase necessary to win.
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4 comments

  1. Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop!

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  2. Storms. Murder. Mystery. Sign me up!

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway! I like the cover. :)

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  4. This sounds like it's right up my street! Great giveaway too :-)

    I've also tagged you in the Liebster award here if you would like to check it out! Have a great week :-)

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I'd love to hear what you thought of the book or others you think I will like! Please share your thoughts! Thank you for the thought, but I am not participating in awards.