Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Book Spotlight: Till Death and Beyond

Today I'm happy to welcome Lyn C. Johanson, author of Till Death and Beyond, here on her blog tour with Saskia Book Tours. Learn about her and her book, and don't forget to enter the giveaway down at the bottom of the post!
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
Even as a child I had my head up in the clouds, it's really a wonder it took me this long to realize that creating stories is what I want to do. And not just stories. I love creating new fantasy worlds where anything is possible.

I’m incurable romantic who has a sweet tooth, loves to travel, and spends hours at a dancing studio every week perfecting my waltz and rumba steps.

2. When did you start writing, and why?
I started writing poems when I was eleven or twelve years old because words were just flowing out of me. In rhymes.

3. What do you write, and why? What do you enjoy about what you write?
I write romance novels with heavy emphasis on fantasy elements. I try to combine both so that fantasy and romance work hand in hand, creating a stronger story with just enough twists to keep a reader on the edge of the seat.

4. What is your latest book or series? Any forthcoming books?
Till Death and Beyond is the first book in Witch World series, and my debut novel. The sequel will follow – I’m neck-deep into writing it, and I’m having a blast!

5. "Welcome To My Worlds": Tell us a little about the world of your latest book or series.
Magic is real in the Witch World. But anyone who is suspected of being a witch is mercilessly hunted. It is a world torn apart by dark powers and bloodshed, and ruled by gods and demons.

6. Introduce us to some of your characters. What do you like about them?
Amira is unique. She is not a practitioner like all the other witches. She has real power—little good that it does her. She’s bound by the prophecy and controlled by the gods, but it doesn’t mean she bows down meekly. She might have a kind heart, but she can zap you in no time if you mess with her.

Raven is a man who has lost everyone he loved. He lives for the sole purpose of saving his younger brother from the grips of madness; living mostly on a road, searching for a way to accomplish it.

7. A fun fact you would like your readers to know about you or your book.
In a way, Till Death and Beyond was born out of boredom. I was writing my master’s thesis when Amira came to me and started telling her story. I got hooked, and had to put it down so that more people could enjoy it.

8. Blog/site link, and where your book is available.
Facebook | Goodreads
Till Death and Beyone is available at Amazon

Till Death and Beyond

Till Death and Beyond is a sizzling tale of two souls bound by destiny in a cruel plot to separate them forever...


Amira is the strongest witch on the face of the earth, with psychic abilities no others possess. And yet, she is but a slave to the whims of the gods. Forced to be born anew every time she fails in fulfilling an ancient prophecy, Amira is desperate to break the vicious cycle.


Plagued by the memories and guilt over his family’s demise, Raven lives for the sole reason of restoring his younger brother. And kidnapping a witch is only the beginning—for he intends to right the wrongs of his past by any means necessary.


While the gods might have planned for her to be captured, surrender is not something that comes easy to Amira. Yet one glance into her captor’s eyes, and she is swept away by emotions long ago denied to her. She decides to play along. For a while.

Despite the hatred Raven harbors for their kind, he is intrigued by the witch. One taste of her lips, and she becomes his obsession. Soon, he discovers that fighting against the passion they ignite in one another is futile. But as they strip each other’s secrets, a powerful force threatens to destroy them both.

For in this game of gods nothing is simple—the whole universe seems to conspire against them. And no matter how fiercely they fight, or what they are willing to endure to save each other ... the path they travel is paved with loss.

Will they survive the ultimate test, if even their determination—to fight till death—might not be enough?

About the author:

A computer science major, Lyn C. Johanson decided to leave the cold world of code lines and pursue her passion for writing romance stories. Now, she mostly lives in the world she dreams up. Except when her husband and sons drag her back to reality—where she enjoys photography, dancing, and spending time with her family.

Giveaway not sponsored by Kyra Halland/Welcome To My Worlds

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