Saturday, September 29, 2012

Transcend by Christine Fonseca Blog Tour Character Guest Post

All seventeen-year-old composer Ien Montgomery desires is an escape from his family's rigid expectations for his life; someone to inspire his music. When he meets a beautiful violin-prodigy, Kiera McDougal, his life music takes on new life. With her, he imagines a future outside of his parents’ control. That is, until a horrible accident tears them apart.

Sent to die in a sanatorium, Ien’s obsession for Kiera grows unbearable. Tortured by thoughts he can’t escape and the truth of his monstrous disfigurement, he flees, desperate to exact revenge on the people that ruined his life – his parents. But, vengeance is empty. Betrayed by those closest to him, Ien discovers that the price for his happiness may be his sanity.

Set amidst the landscape of New York's Gilded Age, and inspired by Phantom of the Opera, TRANSCEND exposes the fine line between love and madness.

Ien answers a reader-inspired question: What happens for you now, given what you’ve been through?

Ien – welcome to my tour for Transcend. I am so glad you could join me today. I though you could talk a little about your future plans; specifically, given everything you’ve been through, what happens now?

What happens now—that is the question, isn’t it? I suppose I have to accept everything that has happened. Everything I’ve become. And I guess I need to move forward. In truth, there are a few loose ends that I feel need cleaning up; some “issues” I still must contend with. And then there is my music. I have nothing to stop me from composing now.
[Ien stops and touches his face]

Well, almost nothing. Still, I don’t need to be handsome to write. So that is what I will do, write music. Get lost in my dreams, my fantasies. What else is there for me, really? And the issues…the tasks I must complete, I will do those too. It’s the only way for me to move forward.

The only way.

School psychologist by day, critically acclaimed YA and nonfiction author by night, Christine Fonseca believes that writing is a great way to explore humanity. Her many titles include TRANSCEND, DIES IRAE, LACRIMOSA, MEA CULPA, and in nonfiction: 101 SUCCESS SECRETS FOR GIFTED KIDS and EMOTIONAL INTENSITY IN GIFTED STUDENTS.

When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, she can be sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at her favorite coffee house or playing around on Facebook and Twitter. Catch her daily thoughts about writing and life on her blog.

For more information about Christine Fonseca or the series, visit her website – or her blog

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Coming Soon:
TRANSCEND (Sept. Compass Press) - YA Psychological Thriller inspired by Phantom of the Opera - "Hauntingly dark and achingly beautiful"
LIBERA ME (Oct., Compass Press) - Book 2 in the Requiem Series
THE GIRL GUIDE (June, Prufrock Press) - A book of self-discovery for teenage girls.

FREE on Amazon:
DIES IRAE (Requiem .5) - See where the story begins - "Filled with action, emotion, and drama"
MEA CULPA (Requiem 1.5) - Zane's story - "Heartbreaking story of love"
Other Titles:
LACRIMOSA (Requiem 1) "The last book you'll need to read to understand sacrifice"
101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids
Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students

Find me online at my Website and my writer's blog

Tour Schedule:
Sept. 24 - A Soul Unsung
- Escaping... One Book @ a Time

Sept. 25 - My Head Stuck in a Book

Sept. 26 - A Bookluvers Haven
- Night Owl Reads

Sept. 27 - Waiting On Sunday to Drown
- Books & Other Spells
- A World of Mine

Sept. 28 - Wishing on a Shooting Star Reviews
- Author Ali Cross

Sept. 29 - The Cover (and Everything in Between)

Sept. 30 - Book Briefs

Oct. 1 - Night Owl Reads
- Pages From My Thoughts

Oct. 2 - FireStar Books
- Forbidden Passions Reviews

Oct. 3 - Kelly Hashway
- Starry Night Book Reviews
- Black Lillies Are Deadly

Oct. 4 - The Cover Contessa
- I am A Reader, Not A Writer
- Operation Awesome

Oct. 5 - A Bibliophiles Thoughts on Books
- Girls on YA Books
- Rumor Has It

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