Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Morning Star Blog Tour

The Morning Star
Author: Tania Penn
Publisher: Penn Pal Publishing
Publication Date: Jan, 10, 2013

Being the daughter of Lucifer keeps seventeen year old Dawn Belial busy. For almost her entire lifetime, she has been trying to think of a way to free her Archangel mother, Michaela, whom her father has held captive for centuries. She's also attending high school - balancing trigonometry, history, and recruiting souls for her father along with her wicked half-sister, Venus.
There has been no time for love until she meets mysterious Gabriel, a British exchange student. As they fall in love against their will, she discovers a startling secret about him, and a shocking connection to her mother that changes everything.

Author Interview:

What inspired you to write about angels? 
I had been wanting to write a story about Lucifer in a different light, and involved in a love story since 2005. At the time, the rage of Werewolves and Vamps, and not a whole lot of angel books. By the time I got around to figuring out how I wanted the story to play out, I almost didn’t write it because suddenly, the YA world was inundated with angel stories!

Have you always wanted to be a writer? 
Yes and no. I’ve always written, since I was about 5 years old when I would do picture books. I wanted to write, then be a cartoonist, then I had aspirations to be the first female major league baseball player, then I wanted to go into journalism, screenwriter, I was a singer/songwriter/musician for a while — always though, writing was at my core. 

The struggle between good and evil is an age old one, can you remember the first good and evil story you read that affected you or affected your writing? 
Probably the bible. My mom was always reading passages to me. The other one that pops into my head that I remember as a child, even though not a book, was the original Star Wars movie. 

How long did it take you to write your first draft of The Morning Star? 
Total of 4 months. 

Are there any plans for a sequel? 
Yup, I’m working on book 2, “Equinox” and there will be a third, as well as a novella - prequel that goes further into the love story/triangle between Lucifer and Michaela and Ramiel.

A few of my favorite things:
Reading spot — cozying up on my leather couch next to the fireplace :)

Food - Ribeye steak, rare. I mean, รผber rare, like still mooing! Throw in a side of cheesy garlic mashed potatoes and I’m good :)

Musical Artist — The Mavericks, U2, Etta James

Movie — Raiders of the Lost Ark

Social Media — I’m a member of Facebook Addicts Anonymous!!!

Thank you for having me Emily!!

Emily: Thank you Tania for stopping by!

Author Bio:
Author of debut young adult novel, The Morning Star. Currently working on the sequel, Equinox, as well as a chick-lit, rom-com, slightly sleazy and funny story with a twist, Catching Frogs. And, because I'm loco in the roco, I've got about 12 more on the back burner. When I'm not writing I can be found kayaking, hiking, ninja-training, traveling, and taking a ferry over to the San Juan Islands to search for the elusive creature known as the "Orca." I also am constantly adding ridiculous wants, needs, must-see's and do's to my ever expanding bucket book.


  1. Thanks for hosting Tania! I might have missed out on this exciting book! Off to Goodreads to learn more now!