Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Mapkeeper and the Rise of the Wardens by Katie Cash @goddessfish @the_katiecash


What is the favorite book you remember as a child?
It’s difficult to choose just one, but I read every book in the Goosebumps and Nancy Drew series so I’ll pick those series.

What is your favorite book today?
Again, I can’t say there is one book that I consider my favorite in the whole world—I love many books for many different reasons. East of Eden, Fahrenheit 451, A Brave New World, Of Mice and Men, Mere Christianity, and Gone With the Wind are some of my favorites.

Tell us about your current book in 10 words.
A thrilling and imaginative action-packed young adult fantasy series.

What are you reading right now?
Host by Robin Cook and The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

E-Reader or print? and why?
I personally prefer print—there’s nothing quite like the smell of a book’s pages or the feel of the paper in your hands. It’s an experience that can’t be replicated by an e-reader. Still, I listen to audiobooks and read on my Kindle for the convenience of it as often as I read paperback or hardcover books.

One book at a time or multiples?
I can’t help but read more than one at any given time. I usually have about three going at once—two ebooks or paperback/hardcovers, and one audiobook that I listen to while I drive.

Dog-ear or bookmark? (don't worry—Librarian Judith won't hold it against you—much)
Bookmark! Dog-earing isn’t the end of the world, but it does bother me

Favorite book you've read this year?
This is such a tough question to answer! I would have to say it’s between The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and The Jester by James Patterson. They are completely different genres, but they were both captivating, can’t-put-it-down reads.


The Mapkeeper and the Rise of the Wardens
by Katie Cash

GENRE: Fantasy


A teenage girl in future North America discovers that she is heir to a magical map which transports her to another world called Praxis, where her position as Mapkeeper is held in high regard. She is expected to learn to use the map’s magic to help the creatures of Praxis defend their homeland against the dark magic of the Wardens, a group of ancient beings whose magic is stirring again after centuries of peace.


“So… why you?” Luke’s question jerked her back into the moment.

“I have no idea! Apparently the map chooses its keeper. See?” She pointed to her name at the bottom right corner of the map. Her brothers seemed suspicious, but impressed. “They said the previous Mapkeeper held the position for over fifteen years! But I can’t figure out what I did to be chosen…” She trailed off. She felt as though the past day were nothing but a dream, unable to wrap her head around the possibility that this was real. She rubbed her forehead—it was all beginning to give her a pounding headache.

“So what does the Mapkeeper do, anyway?” Mack leaned in to get a closer look.

“I’m supposed to try to figure out how to read signs the map puts out; how to make the map work for me. If the people of the other world, called Praxis, need help, I guess somehow the map lets me know. And then I’m supposed to be able to use the map as a portal and do whatever they need me to. I don’t know—it’s as confusing to me as it is to you. I don’t even know if I believe it’s real. It’s crazy, right? It can’t be real.”

“I don’t like that Mr. Quincy is involved.” Luke voiced what they were all thinking. “We should tell Dad. This is all so strange.”

“Please, don’t tell anyone else!” Lucy interjected, a chill of fear creeping up her spine. “I’m not supposed to tell anyone at all, so I’m trusting you both not to tell anyone. Mr. Quincy said if I lose his trust he’ll move me to the Capital!” A knot formed in her stomach.

“Don’t worry Lucy, I won’t tell a soul.” Luke met her gaze.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Katie Cash is an active duty military officer who lives in San Diego with her husband and their cat. She enjoys running, surfing, competing in triathlons, and, of course, writing. She also hosts an annual badminton tournament, rides a 150cc Vespa scooter, and plays the cello. She can most often be found exploring new running trails, at the beach, hunkered down writing in a coffee shop, or sampling a new local craft beer at one of San Diego’s many craft breweries.


Katie Cash will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn host.

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Nikolina said...

Happy to be a part of this tour, thank you for sharing!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

gemiinii said...

Love the cover!!

Betul E.

Katie Cash said...

Thanks for hosting!

Katie Cash said...
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Bethany Whitling said...

Following the tour, love the cover of book and review....

MomJane said...

Enjoyed your interview. Beautiful cover and really good excerpt.

Betty Woodrum said...

Katie, I enjoyed your interview and I always have 2 or 3 books going, too. At least you can't dogear an ecopy! Great excerpt!

Eva Millien said...

Enjoyed the interview and excerpt, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

Victoria Alexander said...

Great interview! I enjoyed reading it :), thanks for sharing.

Ally Swanson said...

I enjoyed reading the excerpt and the interview. This book sounds like a very interesting read! Looking forward to checking out this book!