Wednesday, September 18, 2013

*Tour: Interview, Soundtrack, Dream Cast, Giveaway & More!*
The White Aura Series, by Felicia Tatum!

*Materials & images provided by Girls Heart Books Tours.

Today, we have a huge tour stop post for you guys!!  Girls Heart Books Tours is putting on an epic tour for Felicia Tatum's White Aura Series.  Today, I'm going to have a bunch of promo stuff, since I wasn't able to review this series.

First, let's start off with the author, and my interview with her (cuz she's awesome), then we'll jump into this series and all the epic characters!

Ready?  Let's go!!

 About the Author

Felicia Tatum was born and raised in Tennessee.  She always loved reading, and at the age of twelve began writing.  Her passion for creating stories grew and in May 2012, she finally wrote her first novel, The White Aura.

She still lives in Tennessee with her daughter and her kitty.  She loves cooking and books.  Animals are some of her best friends.  She watches a lot of Disney channel and often dreams up new book ideas.  She's currently working on various other projects.

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~Rose: What led you to write this series?
~Felicia: I had a dream about it and just knew I had to write it.

~Rose: How did you come up with the titles?
~Felicia: The title for The White Aura came about half way through when I realized who had one and how important it was. The Vessel and Devlin’s Descendant just made sense with the story line.

~Rose: Is there a message in your novels that you want readers to grasp?
~FeliciaThat love can happen anytime and having hope is a good thing to have.

~Rose: Were any of the characters based on you yourself?
~FeliciaSadie has a lot of my sassiness in her.

~Rose: What sort of Starbuck’s coffee would your characters order?
~FeliciaI don’t drink coffee so I’m not too sure...I’d imagine Anna would take just black, while the girls would probably like something a little creamier, maybe cold. I’m not sure about the boys...maybe black, too.

~Rose: What do you like to do when you're not writing?

~Rose: Do you have a day job as well?
~FeliciaI’m in graduate school for my MBA.

~Rose: What were your favorite books to read as a kid?
~FeliciaI loved the Sweet Valley High books! Gosh, does anyone else remember those? I was obsessed.

~Rose: What does your family think of your writing?
~FeliciaMy five year old LOVES that I’m an author, while the rest of my family is really supportive and always asking when the next book is coming out.

~Rose: What makes your writing environment the most comfortable and productive?

~FeliciaPure quiet! A nice pillow to relax against and a blanket wrapped around me if I’m chilly.

The White Aura (White Aura #1) 

~Published: November 30th, 2012

~Pages: 210

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy

How do you live with the gut clenching truth that the one you love will die if you meet them? Twenty year old sorcerer Scott Tabors is learning how. After seeing seventeen year old Olivia Whitehead outside of a coffee shop, his heart will never be the same. He longs for her, he wants her, and he knows she will be his. They are heart mates. …but due to a curse on his family, he can’t meet her. Not yet. So for now, he visits her in her dreams. Her dreams where he can tell her everything but his name.

Olivia Whitehead is a typical junior in high school. She and her best friend are having the time of their lives, but she can’t help but notice the changes happening to her. Especially the changes in her heart after she begins dreaming about a mysterious dark haired young man. But what will happen when the school heartthrob decides he wants Olivia? Will she realize the dream man is real or will she move on?

There was a deer to my left, simply watching me. She was beautiful and majestic. She came towards me the moment I wished I could pet her. My hand slowly reached out and touched her course coat. Huge brown eyes looked into mine. There was no fear.
“You’re lovely,” I whispered.
“So are you,” a deep voice said from behind me.
I turned violently, scaring the deer off into the trees. Mr. Sexy was standing five feet in front of me. Jeans and a fitted white t-shirt clothed his fit body.
“You’re here.”
“Of course I am, where else would I be?”
“I thought…well, I wasn’t sure if this was our dream or just mine.”
“It’s ours Livvie. It’s ours. Always ours.”

Felicia Tatum's Idea for the Perfect Soundtrack:

"Hanging by a Moment" by Lifehouse
"Do You Believe In Magic" by Lovin’ Spoonful
"Just a Kiss" by Lady Antebellum
"Secrets" by OneRepublic
"Dream Walkin'" by Toby Keith  

The Vessel (White Aura #2)

~Published April 18th, 2013

~Pages: 245

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy


Scott and Olivia survived the dreaded dance, only to be faced with the aftermath of their meeting. Now, they are on the hunt for the descendant of Devlin Hart, the sorcerer who originally cast the curse on the Tabors family, while making the best of every moment they have together. With everything that's happening, will their love be able to make it?

Olivia’s happiness with Scott is cut short. When unexpected events thrust her in an interesting situation, she must make the best of what she has, while trying to save herself. She loves Scott, but can’t shake the uneasiness of what’s happening. When her parents are taken, her brother comes back to town, and mysterious men start following her, Olivia must reach deep inside to find her true self.

Scott is on the mission to break the curse on his beloved family, but will he also have to fight for Olivia's heart? When an interesting situation is thrown into their relationship, he must fight his jealousy and continue to woo the woman he loves. With the stress of the descendant and The Crimson Calamitous, will Scott be able to show Olivia just how much he cares for her before he loses her forever?

"Groaning, I took her face in my hands, despite her resistance. I leveled our eyes, staring deeply into her lively green irises. “Love, I’m sorry. I’m jealous because of the way he looks at you. I don’t like it.”
        Her face softened. Sighing, she placed her hands on mine. Her delicate fingers clenched around my palms, causing a tightening of desire in my stomach. Hot air exhaled out my nostrils as I tried to control my urges. My eyes roamed to her lips. Full and soft looking, I wanted to take them into my own and devour her right then and there.
        “Scott, look at me.”

        “I am,” I said hungrily. I licked my lips in anticipation. She bit hers in response and I groaned, moving closer to claim her."

"Breathing" by Lifehouse
"If I Didn’t Have You" by Thompson Square
"I Run to You" by Lady Antebellum
"Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol
"Mine" by Taylor Swift

 Dream Cast &  Character Bios
By Felicia Tatum!
*Cast & bios created by the author.  Neither Desert Rose Reviews nor it's authors/creators take any credit for the photos used in the dream cast below.  All credit goes to their original creators & licence holders. 

~Scott Tabors~

20 year old sorcerer that is in love with Olivia Whitehead. An artist, a dreamer, and all around nice guy. He has a big family and a big heart, also a big curse on his family. He can’t meet Olivia or she will die.

~Olivia Whitehead~
17 year old high school junior that has dreams about a mysterious man. She can’t help but question her sanity as her feelings develop, but the school jock shows interest and makes her question everything.

~Aiden Cavalier~
The ultimate school jock…popular, hot, and he knows it. When he develops an interest in Olivia, things turn weird. Just what does he want from her?

~Juniper Parks~

Her hair is colorful, her tastes are musical, and she would do anything for her best friend, Olivia. She and Mark, the boy she’s been in love with for forever, are the dynamic duo that help Olivia with her dilemmas.

~Markus Lowe~
Olivia and Juniper’s best friend. He’s in love with Juniper but keeping secrets of his own. When things turn rough, he’s there to help.

~Sadie Tabors~

Scott’s sassy little sister. At 15, she’s years ahead of the others around her. She’s full of wit, sarcasm, and insight. She’s there for Scott when he can’t depend on anyone else. 
With Scott Tabors

~RoseIf you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? 
~Scott: I would change how hardheaded I can be sometimes. 

~Rose:  What is your motto? 
~Scott:  Love conquers all.

~RoseWhat is your greatest regret? 
~Scott: Not learning more about the curse on my family and ways to stop it. 

~RoseWhat is your greatest achievement? 
~Scott: Finding my heart mate.

~RoseWhat is your idea of perfect happiness? 
~Scott: Living a long, happy life with Livvie.

~RoseWhat is your most treasured possession? 
~Scott: The family books that are now mine.

~RoseWhat is your biggest fear? 
~Scott: Losing my loved ones.

~RoseWhat do you most value in your friends? 
~Scott: Loyalty.

~RoseWhat is your favorite food?  
~Scott: Grandma’s baked chicken!

~RoseWhat is your favorite book? 
~Scott: The White Aura 


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  1. Thank you for hosting and interview me and Scott! :)

  2. You're very welcome! Thanks for answering all my questions ;)


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