Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Virtual Book Tour for Breaking Evil by Kristina Rienzi

Date Published: December 15, 2016
Publisher: Midnight Frost Books

One year ago, Sera Murano chose evil. She left her human world behind to transform into an Ensoul, a rare and powerful demon, all to fight the evil she was about to become. Working for her father Lorenzo, the leader of all demons, she secretly vowed to overturn his plot to destroy humankind.
That is, until demon hunters attack Sera and her beloved, Damon, and the truth about the human-demon war is revealed. Torn between the human life of her past and the supernatural one she lives now, Sera must decide who is the worse enemy: evil or humanity.
To win the battle of her life, Sera is forced to do the unthinkable, taking drastic measures and risking the lives of those she loves most. She must fight to the death against the only supernatural leader she’s ever known, all for a chance to break the cycle of evil.

Kristina Rienzi is an American author who has been writing in some fashion for several decades. In 2014, she achieved traditional publication for her debut novel, Choosing Evil (Ensouled Trilogy, Book One), and has since independently published, Luring Shadows, Twisted, and Winter Road. Her latest novel, Breaking Evil (Ensouled Trilogy, Book Two) will be releasing soon.
Professionally, Kristina has been active in the writing community as a member of several organizations such as Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers. She has also served as the New Jersey Romance Writers Literary Book Fair Chair and, most recently, the President of Sisters in Crime-New Jersey. Kristina holds a Masters Degree in Psychological Counseling and a Senior Professional Human Resources Certificate, working in both fields throughout her business career. 
Personally, Kristina is married and doggie mommy to Pekingese and Shih-Tzu pups. Although a New Jersey resident, she dreams of one day moving to Hawaii and living the ‘Aloha’ way. When she is not writing, she spends her time reading, watching paranormal investigations, rooting for her West Virginia Mountaineers and relaxing with her loved ones, wine in hand.

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Interview with Kristina Rienzi

How did you come up with name of this book?
Breaking Evil is the second book in The Ensouled Trilogy, starting with Choosing Evil, and given the storyline the title just made sense to me. The main character, Serafina is forced to face the evil within and around her, and she struggles with whether she wants to embrace it, or resist it. She must decide if she'll break the cycle of evil, or join forces with it.  

Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?
I read a ton! I'll read anything from motivational non-fiction to science fiction to women's fiction. At the end of the day, I love a good story. If I had to pick, my favorite genres would be the ones I also write in mystery, suspense, thriller, horror and paranormal. 

Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
I prefer to write in silence, which I can do when I write first thing in the morning. In the quiet, my mind becomes my complete focus, and I don't get distracted by anything else around me. Many times, I'm writing in the afternoon, so total silence isn't possible. When my dogs get up, they need to 'go to work' with me in the office, and then I'll have the television on in the background. My show of choice is the Twilight Zone (1960s version). Its energy inspires me and gets my right brain going strong. 

If you could choose one of your books to be made into a movie which would it be and why? 
Hands down, I'd recommend Choosing Evil, and then Breaking Evil and the final book (not yet released) in the trilogy. The trilogy's storyline is unique, and action packed. I think it would do really well on the big screen. 

Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?
I'd like to write one book at a time, but my brain is in five places at once at all times, so I do well writing several books at once. I usually have two to three going, and I jump back and forth as the storylines grab me. I typically have one book I'm focused on finishing first, but I hop around to others as my muse gets pulled in one direction or another. It makes for a fun time!