Sunday 19 February 2017

Blog Tour / Interview - The Hunted by Heidi Angell

Welcome to the blog tour of The Hunted, the sequel to The Hunter's Saga by Heidi Angell. 

The Hunters: For those who believe vampires should be killed, not kissed.

What would you do if you found your town had been infested with vampires? For Chris and his brother Lucas, the answer was simple enough: you fight back. Gathering a small band of other people in their town who have been affected by the vampires, they begin a resistance. But after a year of fighting, they have only managed to kill a handful, while the vampire leader has turned five times that many.

Then two enigmatic strangers appear, changing the group’s lives even further.

Fury and Havoc. They call themselves hunters, and want no part in this little band of heroes. Ordering them to lay low, the duo vow to rid their town of vampires. When Fury is injured, Chris aides these strangers, entwining his future with theirs.

Now that the vampires know the hunters are here, and that Chris and his friends have helped them, the group is in more danger than ever before. Lucas is torn between protecting his new family from the vampires, and protecting them from these seemingly inhuman beings who say they are there to help.

After all, what beings could be so powerful as to scare a vampire?

The Hunters has a 4.4 rating on Amazon, and a 4.2 rating on Goodreads. Hear what reviewers have to say:

Drago: “I spent the entire night reading this (The Hunters) and I'm going to say this, because I never get tired of it: I'm grateful for this author, because in this book: vampires maim, kill, drink blood, and actually fucking die when exposed to the sun.”

Joy: “I felt like I was watching a movie ‘cause this one (The Hunters) has the makings of a good one.”

Larry: “This non-stop action packed book will keep you on the edge of your seat.”

You can purchase The Hunters at any of your favorite online retailers using this link

The Hunted: Now The Hunters become the hunted.

The highly-anticipated sequel to The Hunters Saga. Follow Fury, Havoc and Screvin as they track down the Werewolf who turned Screvin and try to help her come to terms with what she is. Things are going better than expected with Avie, then the Counsel comes after them. Now the hunters have become the hunted.

Released February 18th.

See what beta readers are saying.

Lynne: “I thoroughly enjoyed The Hunted - and it's not a genre I would normally read, so thanks for introducing me to this world!”

Sharon: “Well done! I like where the story is going, and the character building is good.”

Becca: “Whoo! Exciting!”

You can purchase The Hunted from any of your favorite online retailers using this


Today I am hosting a stop interviewing Heidi Angell. Before we start talking with her, a few facts about her.

Heidi Angell is a bibliophile, lexicomaniac and wordsmith. She is the author of The Hunters Series, The Clear Angel Chronicles, and The Hell School Series. She also created Royal Prince Vince, and Creative Exercises to Inspire.

When she is not reading and writing, she can be found spending quality time with her lovely family camping, hiking, swimming, or watching movies.

Learn more at her website

Want to get to know Heidi better? Follow her on Goodreads, Instagram, or join her e-newsletter to get weekly emails that show Heidi’s reader side with author interviews, book reviews, and other awesome bookish fun!

Now let me welcome Heidi onboard! And get our talk started!

Tell us a bit about yourself, Heidi? Some things not widely known? Favourite place, food, music etc.?
Hmm... that’s hard. My life’s an open book, so what might people not know about me.... People may have inferred this about me, but I am a big believer that family is not made up of blood, but of those who bond together and support one another. My boys have a dozen aunts and uncles who are not related by blood, but who they have always known as aunts and uncles because they are my family, even if we don’t share a parent by blood (Yeah, some of them are such close family that their mother feels like my mother and their sister’s feel like my sisters!)

Are you more of a reader or a writer?

I am equally both. The passion for stories is deeply ingrained in my psyche!

What are your favourite genres?

I am eclectic! I tend to read Sci-fi and Fantasy, but am just as happy to read thrillers or nonfiction. Whatever catches my fancy. My writing preference is much the same. I write the story that demands my attention and figure out the “genre” after.

What was the very first book you have written? Is it published?

 Oh, goodness. The first book I wrote (and illustrated!) was Scampy the Squirrel. And technically it was “published” thanks to my wonderful 1st grade teacher, but I have the only copy in existence ;)

What made you start writing? 

Any particular incident or person? I have always been a storyteller in one form or another. My mom has a picture of me at three years old, dancing on the table with a rose in my mouth! But it was that first book that opened up the possibility of writing as storytelling. I still dabble in other forms such as music, acting, and marketing, but writing is my true love!

Are there any genres you would like to explore as a writer?

I expect to explore most of them by the time I am done writing, at the rate that I’m going. 

What are you working on right now?

I am currently working on an apocalyptic story, and a contemporary romance, as well as the sequels to The Hunters Saga, The Clear Angel Chronicles, and The Hell School Series.

Tell us a bit about your writing process? 

It’s a bit different with every book, depending on the needs of the story. Sometimes I do a lot of planning, and sometimes the story practically writes itself. Sometimes I do research in advance, and sometimes the research is on the fly. Sometimes I have a playlist, and sometimes I find inspiration from binge-playing certain epic shows (like Firelfy) to get the right amount of character interaction or snark! But one thing is a constant. I nest. My family knows that when mom is writing, it is gonna be awhile. I make sure I have my drinks, snacks, remotes, blanket, hoodie, etc at my fingertips and I just dive right in. Don’t interrupt me when I am reading or writing, it doesn’t tend to go well ;)

Which part is the hardest while writing a book? 

Leaving other stories that demand my attention until I have finished with the one in front of my. I have dozens of notebooks and a huge folder on the Cloud with all the story ideas that have to wait until I finish the stories I have going on right now. At least I know that I’ll never run out of material!

Which part makes you the happiest while writing a book? 

I love getting lost in the story. When the characters become so real that they feel like my best friends, or my enemies. When I can get enveloped in the world I’ve created and leave the struggles of real life behind.

What would you like to say to the aspiring authors out there? 

Writing is a hard business. At every turn there are people telling you what you can and cannot do, how you should or should not do the writing thing. You have to be your own boss, and look out for your own interests, and bear the bad reviews, the demands to your personal life, the struggles. No sane person should ever do this. So, put your pen away. Get a “real” job.

But if the stories keep plaguing your brain, if the pen keeps finding it’s way out, if the need to write is more important than eating and sleeping, then welcome to a very unique and elite set of people! Start networking with other writers and create a support group that will help you stay motivated, stay committed, and stay a little bit sane. Pay it forward, and offer that same support to others. It is a tough job, but if you are passionate enough, it is exceptionally rewarding, even if it isn’t always monetarily.

Any more information you would like to share with your readers?

If you enjoy an eclectic range of stories, I would love for you to join me.

As an author I write The Hunters Saga, an urban fantasy for those who believe vampires should be killed, not kissed. The Clear Angel Chronicles is a psychic detective series. The Hell School Series will be a four-part YA contemporary series based on my experience with a stalker in high school. I have a couple children’s books, and the list keeps growing!

On top of that, I have a bookish blog with author interviews, book reviews, character spotlights, bookish events and sales announcements, and so much more! This month, as I celebrate the release of The Hunted, I am offering a free e-copy of the first book in the series, The Hunters, to those who sign up for my weekly e-newsletter that recaps all the bookish goodness on the blog that week. Enter Here


Thank you so much for your time, Heidi. I had a wonderful time! Guys, don't forget to check her books out.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for having me on the blog, Floryie! If anyone has any questions, I am happy to answer!