Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Blog Tour: The Sky Throne by Chris Ledbetter...Character Profiles & Giveaway!

Today I'm a stop on The Sky Throne Blog Tour!
I asked the author, Chris Ledbetter, to tell us a little more about the characters of The Sky Throne and he provided some awesome character profiles!
Keep reading to see what he had to say, but first...

Author: Chris Ledbetter
Pub. Date: April 18, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 292
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD | iBooks

Duality dwells at every turn, and an adolescent Zeus will learn that all too well when Hyperion attacks his family on Crete.

When the dust settles, his mother is unconscious and his best friend left for dead.

Stacking epic insult upon fatal injury, Zeus discovers the woman who raised him is not his biological mother. But to ensure her safety while she recovers, a heavy-hearted Zeus leaves her behind to seek answers at Mount Olympus Preparatory Academia.

Zeus embarks on a quest to discover who ordered the attack on his home, avenge the death of his friend, and find his birth mother. When some of his new schoolmates vanish, Zeus's quest is turned upside down, and the only way to make things right is to access the power of The Sky Throne, confront a most dangerous enemy, and take his life back.

On his way to becoming king of the Greek gods, Zeus will learn to seize power, neutralize his enemies, and fall in love.

"Destined to have a sequel or two, young teens will appreciate the story, and teachers will appreciate that it instructs readers about the pantheon of gods."--Kevin Beach, VOYA Magazine
Chris Ledbetter grew up in Durham, NC before moving to Charlottesville, VA in 11th grade. After high school, he attended Hampton University where he promptly “walked-on” to the best drum line in the conference without any prior percussion experience. He carried the bass drum for four years, something his back is not very happy about now.

After a change of heart and major, he enrolled in Old Dominion University and earned his degree in Business Administration. He’s worked in various managerial and marketing capacities throughout his life. He taught high school for six years in Culpeper, VA, and also coached football.

He has walked the streets of Los Angeles and New York City, waded in the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and climbed Diamond Head crater on Hawaii and rang in the New Year in Tokyo, Japan. But he dreams of one day visiting Greece and Italy.

Here are the character profiles that Chris provided...

-Zeus “There has to be more to life than being a simple goat herder.”
Nickname: Spruce
Eyes: Sky blue
Hair: Dirty blond
Strengths: Champion spear thrower. Fast learner.
Weaknesses: Impulsive, bordering on reckless. Afraid of heights.
Actor I viewed as I was writing: Paul Walker

-Hestia “Don’t you just love my new tunic?”
Nickname: Tia
Eyes: Celestial Green
Hair: Deep Auburn
Strengths: Warm, cheerful, positive attitude. Looks for the best in everyone. Domestic. Stylish. Tidy. Creates jewelry.
Weakness: Not a rule follower. Physically, weakest of the girls. 
Actor I viewed as I was writing: Mila Kunis

-Hades “I will stop wearing black when they make a darker color.”
Nickname: Shade
Eyes: Dark, dark brown
Hair: Raven black
Strengths: Fearless. Loyal. 
Weaknesses: Socially inept. Lacks social graces. Overcompensates. More follower than leader.
Actor I viewed as I was writing: Taylor Lautner

-Hera “I’ll rule the heavens and earth one day.”
Nickname: Freckles
Eyes: Sage green
Hair: Dark Brown
Strengths: Disarming attractiveness. Cunning. Fast thinker. Driven. Best student. Natural leader.
Weaknesses: Vengeful. Vain. 
Actor I viewed as I was writing: Megan Fox

-Poseidon “I could break you in half and my heart rate wouldn’t increase.”
Nickname: Don
Eyes: Slate blue
Hair: Inky, bluish-black
Strengths: Best all-around athlete, specifically swimming and wrestling. Excels in Creature Creation class. 
Weaknesses: Short temper. Self-centered. 
Actor I viewed as I was writing: Kellan Lutz

-Demeter “Don’t call me Demi. I’m not half of anything.”
Nickname: Meter
Eyes: Grayish-green
Hair: Dark brown.
Strengths: Very knowledgeable about plants and nature.  Best athlete of girls. Peacemaker. Creates all-natural cosmetics.
Weaknesses: Holds grudges. Sensitive to temperature changes. Weakens with lack of sunlight. Avoids confrontation.
Model I viewed as I was writing: Marina Nery

1 winner will receive a 1 month subscription to Owl Crate, US Only.

Tour Schedule:
Week 1:
4/17/2017- Rockin' Book ReviewsGuest Post
4/17/2017- Reading for the Stars and MoonReview

4/18/2017- LILbooKloversInterview
4/18/2017- Sophie RiggsbyReview

4/19/2017- Don't Judge, ReadInterview
4/19/2017- Book Review BeccaReview

4/20/2017- Month9BooksExcerpt
4/20/2017- Zach's YA ReviewsReview

4/21/2017- YA and WineInterview
4/21/2017- Kim Harnes, AuthorReview

Week 2:
4/24/2017- Jennifer EatonGuest Post
4/25/2018- So Few BooksInterview
4/26/2018- Never Too Many To ReadGuest Post

4/27/2018- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
4/27/2018- I am not a bookworm!Review

4/28/2018- Mundie MomsReview

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