Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Blog Tour for: The Keep (Converters #2) by Tenille Berezay

Welcome to my stop on The Keep (Converters #2) blog tour! 

The Keep (Converters #2)

by Tenille Berezay

Genre: YA Scifi/fantasy

Release Date: November 12th 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

After a pardon from the convergence, Desiree returns to the protection of home. But safety is an illusion and her family is shattered by the violent retribution of a desperate enemy. On the run again, Desiree struggles to keep those she loves from a host of gathering threats—debilitating doubts, manipulative converters, dark technology, and a murdering madman. To save them all, Desiree will need more than her ability to convert, she’ll need to redefine her strength.

THE KEEP is the dramatic sequel to THE CONVERGENCE; a continuation of Desiree and Blake’s story.


Book One:
The Convergence (Converters #1)

by Tenille Berezay

Genre: YA Scifi/fantasy

Release Date: March 12th 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

Hiding unbelievable physical abilities, seventeen-year-old Desiree Morgan buries herself inside the realities of high school. But when Blake Thomas infiltrates her life, all of Desiree’s secrets begin to unravel. With answers come more questions and soon she is entangled in a world of secret societies, human experimentation, perilous power-struggles, and ultimate sacrifice. To escape, Desiree can’t be simply extraordinary…she must redefine the impossible.

THE CONVERGENCE is a story of one girl’s search to understand herself and the realization of what makes her truly great.

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Guest Post - Levels of Inspiration:

always asked how I came up with the idea for the Converters Series. Usually, I
don’t walk around with a lot of fantastic ideas in my head (though there are
plenty of mediocre ones), but the idea of converting started with a sudden
burst of brilliant inspiration, followed by lots of tiny inspirational bits.

initial burst hit me one day as I was driving home from a day spent working on
the ranch. Some near-death experience must have happened, but for the life of
me (no pun intended) I can’t remember what it was…those near-death things are
pretty frequent occurrences in ranching. So, safe in my car, I start thinking
about adrenaline and how cool it would be if you could get that kind of burst
of energy anytime you wanted. How it would be if you could control that energy.

I started studying real-life ‘superhumans’ and the science behind our untapped
mental potential. As I did, the process of converting developed in my mind. If
a person could convert their emotions into energy and direct that energy into a
physical or mental boost, it would create a world of realistic, believable

came next—a kick-butt girl who has an ability she can’t begin to understand.
Then I needed a guy who knew what she was and trains her. Originally, I wanted
this to be an older-grandfather type because the new-guy with secrets and girl
hiding powers is so very, very cliché. In the end, I caved into the cliché
because I think the insta-love cliché is the devil and if my hero wasn’t the
one with Desiree from the beginning their relationship would lack depth. It
seemed a choice between an overdone cliché and an evil cliché. I chose
overdone. I guess this probably qualifies as more desperation and less

I started the story, inspiration came from conversations, personal
relationships, and other great reads. The characters started taking on a life
of their own and the story started flowing, driven by their reactions and
motivations. The biggest surprise to me was the ending of The Convergence. I had something very cheesy and corny planned, but
once I got there it all seemed wrong and not true to the characters. Once
again, I caved in order to keep the character’s more realistic and true to

for The Keep came mostly from the
characters themselves and my beta readers. I asked them what they wanted to see
from Desiree and Blake and shaped all of those answers into a book.  I also took my reviews into consideration,
increasing the pacing and intensity. So, in a nutshell, The Keep was inspired by my readers and their love of the original

I feel like inspiration is the easy part. Time is the challenge. I have lots of
inspired books ideas bouncing around in my head, just waiting for all of other
tiny bits of brilliance to shape them into a book worth reading. But first, I’m
focusing on the third and final book in the Converters Series. Hopefully,
there’s enough inspiration left to give Desiree and Blake the ending they
deserve. And I hope you’ll enjoy the first two books in their story!

About the Author

After living throughout the western U.S., Tenille now claims rural Northern Nevada as her home. If she's not being consumed by a book--whether her own or another author's--she'd like to be found horseback riding, backpacking with her high-school sweetheart/husband, or photographing their three beautiful children.

Tenille loves to read any genre (as long as there's great dialogue with a touch of snark). She believes in authentic characters, romantic sub-plots, and realistic, happy endings.

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