Wednesday, August 17, 2016

BOOK TOUR: Haven (Chronicles of Warshard #1) by Katherine Bogle

Book Details:

Book Title:  Haven (Chronicles of Warshard #1) by Katherine Bogle
Category:  YA fiction,  208 pages
Genre:  Fantasy 
Publisher:  Friesen Press
Release date:  May 2016
Available for review in:   ebook format (ePub, PDF or mobi file)
Tour dates:  Aug 15 to Sept 2, 2016
Content Rating:  PG-13 (This rating means this book MAY contain some f-words, religious profanities, non-explicit sex scenes and/or violence.)

Book Description:

Princess Haven was never meant to be Queen.

Her immortality has saved her time and time again, but when the last of her royal family dies at her feet, she is next in line to rule a nation on the brink of war. With no formal training on how to be Queen, Haven must rise to the occasion with the help of her best friends, and personal guard, or risk losing everyone she has ever loved.

With war to the West, and no escape to the East, the evil tyrant Kadia sets her sights on the six kingdoms. Haven's neighbors are quick to fall under the swords of Kadia's shadow soldiers, leaving a sea of bodies and a clear path to Haven's only home. Haven must make a choice; take her people and flee to the foreign Republic across the sea or lead a last stand against a powerful dictator.

Meet the Author:

​Katherine Bogle's debut young adult novel, Haven, came second in the World's Best Story contest 2015. She currently resides in Saint John, New Brunswick with her partner in crime, and plethora of cats. She can be found at

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

INTERVIEW With Katherine Bogle
What was the hardest character in Haven to write? The easiest?
The most difficult character to write was surprisingly Haven (protagonist)! When I first started writing Haven it was after writing and editing a very long book about a bunch of characters I knew VERY well! Haven was brand new to me. I had a vague idea for her and how I wanted her to develop, but at the first of the book she was very difficult to write as I'm used to writing characters who are bad ass from the start. The easiest to write was the main antagonist, Kadia. Who knew writing a literally insane character could be so fun?
If you could put yourself as a character in Haven, who would it be? Why?
To be honest here, I'd really rather not live in the Haven world. There are crazy/evil queens, wicked dictators, and a lot of war. It doesn't sound like a super fun world to live in to me, but if I had to choose, I would want to be Malka. As one of Haven's guards, she is strong, but very levelheaded, smart and cunning. She's also a bad ass with a bow.
Do you write every day?
I don't write every single day, but it also depends where in the writing process I am. Right now I'm actually writing a new book, so I do a lot more writing. When I'm in editing (which is usually a few months), I like to concentrate solely on that project until I'm ready to plan the next one – so not a lot of writing is done in those months.
If you were stuck on a deserted island, which three books would you want with you?
This is a tough one! The first would have to be Watership Down by Richard Adams. It is my favorite book of all time and I love rereading it every year. The second would be Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson. I adored this novel and have been meaning to reread it! The last would be Fire or Graceling by Kristen Cashore. I love the Graceling series, especially the first two, and would find it impossible to decide between the two!
What advice would you give to budding writers?

Never stop writing. Write whenever you can, as often as you can. The more you write, edit and share your work with others, the better you'll get.

Win an ecopy of HAVEN by Katherine Bogle - One winner will also win a $15 Amazon gift card (20 winners in all - open internationally)

Giveaway ends Sept 10


  1. Thanks for having me on your blog!! :)

  2. I'd like to win because it's an opportunity to read a genre I've never read before.