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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

"When I'm not writing" with Lisa Voisin + giveaway!

Lisa Voisin This week we're welcoming Canadian author Lisa Voisin to Team Tynga's Reviews as part of her blog tour for THE WATCHER. As part of the blog tour, there's also a fantastic giveaway so make sure to stick around to the end of the post!


As I sit here, I realize that much of my life is devoted to writing. Between a full-time job as a technical writer, writing fiction in my time off, taking writing courses, and reading as much and as often as I can, I feel my time is a bit skewed toward writing.

However, one thing I make a point of doing every day is meditating. In fact, I teach meditation and energy work, and I also support my students with meetings every month. It’s something I’m quite passionate about. I don’t think I’d be where I am today if I didn’t meditate, so I make time to do it and teach it whenever I can.

I try to get outside. Depending on the day, I may go for a walk, a hike, a bike ride, or a jog. I live in Vancouver, Canada which is located on the West Coast, surrounded by mountains and ocean. So there’s always something fun to do outdoors—when it’s not raining! During the winter months, I sometimes head up the mountain for some snow shoeing. In fact, if I don’t get outside once in awhile, I begin to feel guilty, like I’m missing out on something.

Lisa Voisin Grouse Grind
[This picture is of my fiancée on the Grouse Grind, a steep 1.2 mile uphill hike.]

I also take courses, not only in writing or meditation (though I study both). I also try to learn something different. Most recently, I took sword fighting classes where I learned a Renaissance style of sword fighting with a rapier. It was a great deal of fun and made me feel as though I’d stepped out of a Three Musketeers movie. To this day, I look at fight scenes in books and movies in a completely different way.

When I’m not doing all of that, I go to the movies or watch TV. I love story, so I engage with it in many different forms. I’m hooked on Supernatural, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and Once Upon a Time, so I’m often keeping up on my shows, especially during the rainy season (November through April). It also gives me time to just be at home with my fiancée and our two cats.

Lisa Voisin cat
[My cat, Leopold, telling me it’s time to stop writing now.]


Thanks for stopping by as part of your blog tour, Lisa!

For more information about Lisa and her books, check out her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

You can also check out the other stops on the tour (scroll down to the bottom of the page):

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Here's the scoop on THE WATCHER:

The Watcher by Lisa VoisinMillennia ago, he fell from heaven for her.

Can he face her without falling again?

Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.

When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.

In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?

Ancient history is only the beginning.

Sneak peek at the characters

Purchase: Amazon| The Book Depository



There is a tour-wide giveaway: Lisa Voisin and Inkspell Publishing are giving away print (US/Canada/UK) and ebook (INT) copies of THE WATCHER as well as this lovely angel wing necklace.
Lisa Voisin winged necklace

To enter the giveaway, listen to the Rafflecopter!

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Born and raised in the Toronto area, Jenn moved to St. John's, Newfoundland, eight years ago for school. She's still in school (thankfully on another degree!), now trapped in her dissertation. When she's not dissertating, which happens more often than it should, Jenn spends her time reading, watching movies, playing volleyball, travelling, and enjoying the local music scene. Her latest addictions: yoga and Almond Crunch cereal.

4 People left their mark' :

  1. I love how different and yet alike angels are to humans. If I won, I for sure would want the paperback. Thanks! Oh, and by the way, Leopold is such a cutie!

  2. I love the fact that angels are immortal and can fly. This is a new author for me thanks :)

  3. I enjoyed reading this book on Kindle so would really enjoy having a print copy. However I'd most love to have the angel wings necklace. Angels are very fascinating characters to me. They aren't infallible but they are immortal. They have great strength, physically and mentally.

  4. I love that angels are beautiful(and the guys are hot) and majestic creatures. I would like to win the paperback.