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{Blog Tour} Sins of the Son by Linda Poitevin: Review, Guest Post & Giveaway!


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Welcome to Mother/Gamer/Writer for the Sins of the Son Blog Tour. Today we welcome author Linda Poitevin with a hilarious and creative guest post on Creating Characters. Also, our newest Associate Reviewer AimeeKay gives us her 5 Controller review – which means this book is totally awesome- and of course we have another Giveaway!



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Title: Sins of the Son (Grigori Legacy #2) 
Author: Linda Poitevin
ISBN-13: 9781937007379
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 3/27/2012
Pages: 352
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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When homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis sees a photo of Seth Benjamin on a police bulletin, she knows that Heaven’s plan to halt Armageddon has gone terribly wrong. As the only mortal who knows of Seth’s true nature, only she can save him. Aramael was a hunter of Fallen Angels until a traitor forced him into earthly exile. Now, with no powers and only a faint memory of Alex, his mortal soulmate, he will stop at nothing to redeem himself-even if it means destroying Seth in the name of the Creator…







My Thoughts on Sins of the Sun:

Sins of the Son is the second novel in The Grigori Legacy series. Even though it is the second book, it still works as a standalone title. I say this not having read the first book, Sins of The Angel. Don’t get me wrong, Sins of the Son does refer back to incidents that happened in the first book, however it was written in such a way that it didn’t make me feel as if I NEEDED the first book to figure out what was going on (although I would enjoy reading the first book if only to find out more about what brought the characters to their current circumstances).
I also love the detail Poitevin went into with her characters and the world in which they lived. I didn’t always agree with the decisions her characters made, yet I still could understand why they made them, since the author gave me that much insight into their minds. Then there’s the world itself. She really brings it to life.  I’ve never been to Canada, so I can’t confirm if her descriptions were spot on, but they definitely felt real enough to me.
As for the rest of the story itself. There is a love triangle between Aramael, Seth and Alex.  However, the story was never just about them. Which I think was one of the things that really kept my attention and made the book stand out more than your average romance.  Don’t get me wrong, the relationship between all three of the main characters is important to the story itself, but it’s not the only thing going on. I definitely think this is a plus, since love triangles are one of my pet peeves.
The author also throws in some interesting twists to her story, and not always what I was expecting.  But the twists were done in such a way that I wanted to find out what was going to happen next, so I didn’t mind being wrong. The story ends with some definite loose ends, but this is a series so I was kinda expecting that to happen, and I am definitely interested in reading the next book to see where the author goes with this series.
Angels seem to be the new Vampires in the paranormal writing world.  I’ve read some great new angel reads and I’ve read some REALLY bad ones.  I definitely think Poitevin’s Sins of the Son falls into the former category. It drew me in from the first page and held my attention until the last.  This series is definitely worth getting into.



My Rating

5 out of 5 Controllers

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Creating a Character



If you’re looking for any kind of deep insight into the process of writing—or even a usable tip or two—then I’m sorry to have to tell you that you’ve come to the wrong writer. I used to try to fit myself into some kind of writerly mould because really, if I want people to think of me as professional, I ought to at least have appearance of being so, right? The truth is, however, that I really don’t have a rhyme or reason to how I do things. Or at least, not one that I can discern.
Take character-building, for instance.
After reading dozens of posts and books on how other authors create a character, I tried—I really did—to figure out what my own method is. But the truth is, I don’t seem to have one. Instead, I seem to come at the whole writing-a-book thing in the same way that I tackle most projects in my life…backwards. You can ask my husband, because my idea of taking on a renovation or garden (or any other) project around the home drives him nuts. The process looks something like this:



Household project

Character creation

Decide I want to do ‘x’ Decide I want to write about ‘y’
Dive headlong into work, ripping apart whatever is in my way Begin writing
When I’ve gone too far to quit, realize things aren’t going the way they’re supposed to and decide I have no idea what I’m doing. When I’ve got approximately 3/4 of the story written, realize my characters are not doing what I thought they would and decide I have no idea who they really are.
Stop working on the project and do what I should have done in the first place: research the how-to’s. Stop writing and do what I should have done in the first place: put some actual thought into who these people are.
Realize what a mess I’ve made of things, go back, and re-do everything the right way (this is generally where things become rather more expensive than anticipated, too). Realize that the storyline and characters have wandered all over the place, go back and re-write the whole story the right way. Not generally expensive unless you count the number of hours I’ve invested. *sigh*
Finish the project, stand back, and admire what a great job I’ve done. Finish the book, stand back, and think wow, that wasn’t so hard, was it? J


So there you have it, my character-building method. Think of it as organic…a work in progress. Much like the rest of my writing. And my life. While I wouldn’t recommend anyone else follow in my footsteps, it seems to be working for me. 😉


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About the Author:
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Linda Poitevin lives just outside Canada’s capital, Ottawa, with her husband, the youngest of three daughters, one very large husky/shepherd/Great Dane-cross dog, a cats, two rabbits, and a bearded dragon lizard. Turned down in her pursuit of a police career after a faulty height measurement, Linda vicariously lives out her dream of being a cop through her characters. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found in her garden in the summer, hugging the fireplace in the winter, or walking her dog along the river in any season.









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