Girls*Heart* Books: 'Under a Painted Sky' by Jenna Roads Blog Tour: Review, Interview & Giveaway

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

'Under a Painted Sky' by Jenna Roads Blog Tour: Review, Interview & Giveaway

Under a Painted Sky

The Spirit Warrior Series Book #1 
By Jenna Roads
Publication Date: January 9, 2013

Isabella Reed is a fast-track twenty one year old from a small Florida town. She flees to the Land of Enchantment, Albuquerque, NM, where the beautiful painted skies go on forever and hold hope for a fresh start.
She meets Logan Hayes, a sexy guide who has been hired to show her all the sights of her new city. He shows her much more than that. Something Paranormal happens to Isabella that she is unaware of when touring the Petroglyphs and her life takes a downward spiral into a supernatural captivity that no one will believe except for Logan. He vows to protect her with his life after seeing for himself. (from Goodreads)

Under a Painted Sky is the first book in the Spirit Warrior Series by Jenna Roads. I received an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this story very much. It was interesting throughout and exciting in places. The characters were engaging even if they seemed too good to be true in some instances. The pacing was a bit slow at the beginning, but once things started happening, I was completely intrigued. I am looking forward to reading book  two and finding out what comes next for Isabella and Logan. 

My Rating: 

 And here is our interview with debut author, Jenna Roads! 

*Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with us, Jenna!
Thank you for having me on your awesome blog. 

*Can you tell us a little about yourself? 
Well, I can tell you that I love to read, write, scrapbook, travel and laugh. I really just enjoy life and meeting new people. I can’t breathe without music. 

*When did you know you wanted to be an author? 
I have always enjoyed telling stories my whole life. I have always had a dream of being an author but could not afford giving up my day job. My situation has changed and so I decided to go for my dream about 7 months ago. 

*Do you like to listen to music while you write, or do you prefer the quiet? 
I love to listen to music while I am doing everything. I love some of all kinds music. I guess my tastes are very eclectic. 

*It seems like authors break down into two groups, plotters (authors who outline and are extremely detail oriented) and pantsers (authors who are more ‘go with the flow’ and kind of fly by the seat of their pants)-which group do you fit into? 
I try to be a plotter and I layout things and then it just seems like the characters and situations just take over. After I write settings and set -up the scenes, I get an epiphany and the story runs away. 

*What authors have influenced you & your writing? 
Author Shelly Crane is my very favorite and I have read all of her book. Nicholas Sparks is another very favorite author. Since I am an Indie author I am really getting into Indie books and there are many great authors. I better quit so I don’t hurt feelings.

*What was your favorite book as a child? 
‘The Catcher In The Rye’ 

*Can you tell us what’s next for you?
I am working on book two in The Spirit Warrior Series called ‘Through the Eyes of Love’. 

*Lana and I both have an unending love for really good cheesecake; is there a dessert you can’t say no to?

 I too can’t say no to cheesecake especially from the Cheesecake Factory like white chocolate caramel Macadamia nut. 

*Thank you again for taking the time to chat with us! 
The pleasure is all mine! Thank you for having me on your blog and hosting this. I appreciate it more than you will ever know.

And here is the Giveaway! Jenna is hosting one too and you can enter that one here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

YA/ New Adult Paranormal Romance Author 
I am a Registered Nurse who is now devoting my time to writing fiction, reading, making scrapbooks, taking pictures, traveling and enjoying family and friends. I am a mother of two. When I'm not writing, I'm dreaming up characters for my next book. I love cotton nighties and comfortable shoes. My dream is to one day have an island of my very own where I can hold up there and write until my hearts content.


  1. Congrats Jenna, thank you for this giveaway and good luck to everyone!

  2. Thank you Cynthia, it's a pleasure! I appreciate you coming. :)

  3. Thank you so much Mel and Lana for hosting me on your site and all the effort that entailed. I totally love this site.
    Love and laughter,

  4. Awesome cover! Thanks for the giveaway!


We love to hear from you!