Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Destiny Gift by Juliana Haygert Blog Tour Interview and Giveaway!!

Thirty years in the future, a sinister New York City exists in permanent darkness.

A student at the secured NYU, nineteen-year-old Nadine has visions of Victor Gianni, an imaginary guy she has real feelings for. Afraid of being truly insane, she explains the visions away as simple daydreams, but she can no longer deny them when she bumps into Victor in real life. But this Victor doesn’t know her, and turns her away. After the encounter, Nadine’s visions change to those of eerie fates, go
ds she’s never heard of, demons with sharp claws they are not too timid to use … and instructions.

To discover if she’s losing her mind, Nadine follows the vague directions—with the real, rude and reluctant Victor—leading to a man who knows it all: Nadine can restore an ancient creed by unveiling the clues on her visions, and bring sunlight and peace to the world again. But that’s only if the demons and the other evil forces behind the darkness don’t stop her first.


-What inspired you to write Destiny Gift?

My husband. No, seriously, we were talking books and ideas, and he always said I had to write one about gods and mythology, because he loves this kind of stuff. So, he asked, what if you wrote about immortals gods, and then, one of them dies – for real. They thought they were immortal, but they aren’t! And, from that, the rest came to me pretty easily. 

-Who is your favorite character in your book? 

Ha, Micah, no doubt. When I first came up with him, Micah was different. He was supposed to be a thorn in Nadine’s and Victor’s path … but he evolved so much, and he became much more. And I won’t say more about it because I’m pretty close to spoilers already ;) 

-What was the hardest part of writing Destiny Gift?

Destiny Gift came together pretty easily actually. I think the hard part was revising it lol That’s a problem to me because I prefer drafting to revising ;)
For real, though, I guess it was to make the characters’ motivations apparent, while weaving all the details that would make the climax quite shocking … 

-What is your favorite genre to read? 

Urban Fantasy, though I’ve been on a contemporary romance phase lately. 

-Who is your favorite author? 

Richelle Mead, hands down. That woman spins some great magic in her books ;)


The paperback prizes are open to US only, the others are international. 

While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.


  1. Yes, I've read many NA books. What I like is that the characters are a bit older and starting to pursue their careers or college. Easier to connect to.

  2. I love Richelle Mead but I have not read her adult stuff yet--though it's on my TBR list! :) Great interview ladies! I like that her hubby gave her the idea for this! :) I guess they ARE good for something, eh? lol

  3. I really enjoy NA :) I haven't read that many, but it's fun to see how unique and original the authors are :)

  4. See? Husbands have good ideas now and then.
    I'm the opposite - first draft is difficult and revisions are easy.
    Congratulations again, Juliana!

  5. I havent! But I want to!
    Mary G Loki

  6. Yes I have. I like that I can actually relate to some of the situations the characters experience. I love this bridge between Young Adult and Adult :D!

  7. This sounds like a book that I might like. Thanks for sharing, ladies!


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