Monday, August 31, 2020

Blogtour: Kanaan & Tilney: The Case Of The Undead Wood by Jenna Rose and Katey Hawthorne

Thanks so much for having us here at My Fiction Nook, Sandra! We're so excited to talk about our Kanaan and Tilney investigations series--and book 3, The Case of the Undead Wood, which just came out today. Today we've got an interview, a quiz, and a giveaway for you, so please join in!

Kanaan and Tilney: The Case of the Undead Wood

(Kanaan and Tilney Investigations 3)

By Jenna Rose and Katey Hawthorne

Cover by Aisha Akeju
Praeternaturals—people with paranormal powers—all over Boston know Lowell Kanaan and John Tilney for their discretion and forthrightness as private detectives. They’re also about to move in together, and John seems to be dragging his feet for reasons Lowell can’t fathom. Personal worries are quickly put aside, however, when they get a top-priority case: someone has introduced a blight into the Terran Garden, a kind of living graveyard for dormant Terrans who’ve become one with trees.
Most blights don’t cause trees to start craving human flesh, but somehow, this one has, and one Gardener is already dead. If Lowell and John can’t navigate the back-channels of Terran politics and secrecy quickly enough, more dead will certainly follow. Accusations abound: a Necromorph revenge plot, a widower’s anger, a friend’s jealousy, political maneuvering, or simply an ugly accident. The only thing that’s clear is the carnage will get worse until Lowell and John discover who introduced this new blight and why they’d desecrate sacred Terran ground.
Just when Lowell was starting to think he’d seen it all… foliage zombies.

Genre: m/m, bi, demi, interracial, paranormal, mystery, erotic romance
45.5k words
Find out more on the Books Website.


The world of the Kanaan and Tilney Investigations is populated by five different factions of "praeternaturals": Elementalists, Terrans, Necromorphs, Beasts, and Psychogenics. This quiz will help you find out where you'd fit in! Would you be throwing lightning with the Elementalists, reading minds with the Psys, or shifting like a Beast?


Leave a comment on this post--let us know what faction you got in the quiz, ask questions, or just say hello! You’ll be entered to win a Kanaan and Tilney swag pack that includes magnet, notebook, pen, and bath bombs, plus a $5 Amazon gift card. 

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Hey there, co-author! Thanks for joining me! To start off this little interview, I’m gonna ask about the practical stuff: We write together in real-time, which is a slightly more high-pressure way of co-authoring for some, but really flows for us. Do you have a ritual or anything that gets you in the right headspace when we’re working on Kanaan and Tilney?
Jenna: I do! I take the dog out to pee, grab a drink, and then throw on some headphones. I like background noise while I work, but anything with lyrics or talking in it is too distracting, so I usually listen to instrumental music (my favorite at the moment is the video game soundtrack to Journey)  or put on something like Rainy Mood. 

Ooooh I like that! Background noise is great for my focus, too. Is there anything specific, mood-wise, that you like to use that reminds you of Lowell? Not that you never have to write John, but that is kinda our method.

Jenna: Not really? I’ll read back a little on what we’d last written to help get me back up to speed, but that’s about it.

I can see that being super helpful. Lowell lives in your mind, so it’s like taking a time machine peek back to check out what he was up to last. Tell me, what are your favorite things about our dudes to write? Like which personality traits inspire you?

Jenna: Individually, I love writing Lowell when he gets to be, as John calls it, a burnt marshmallow. All gruff crunch on the surface and totally soft on the inside. And I love writing John when he geeks out over things because Lowell is very much not a geek and I SO VERY MUCH AM a geek. But, taking the boys as a whole, I love writing their banter. It can be equal parts silly, cute, and snarky, which is a lot of fun to get to play with. 

Couldn’t agree more! So we’ve done the Necromorph book with THE CASE OF THE ARMS DEALERS. We’ve done the Beast book with THE CASE OF THE MAN EATER. Now we’ve done Terrans with THE CASE OF THE UNDEAD WOOD. Who gets to go next and what are you looking forward to about it?

Jenna: We’ve been talking about going with Psychogenics next. They’ve got a pretty different community than what we’ve explored in the others so far, so that’ll be fun, plus their abilities are just so cool. Hell, yeah, psychic powers! 

I’m so looking forward to it. If you had a psychic power, what would it be?

Jenna: Oof, tough question… Definitely not telepathy. I’m very happy not knowing what other people are thinking, thank you. Divination could be cool or precognition. Imagine how much anxiety is taken out of making a decision when you can get an idea of how it’s gonna turn out?

Yeah, agreed on telepathy. No thanks! But I like the idea of divination a lot. We’ll have to use that in the next book! In this book, though, it’s all about the Terrans. What power would you have if you could have one of theirs?

Jenna: Something that would give me a better green thumb, I think? I sooo don’t, but I love plants and something that would help me not kill them would be great. Plus, using that talent to work with plans sounds like it’d be a pretty relaxing job. 
Agreed. And to do it indoors, since the great outdoors is trying to kill us both with allergies. But let’s get wrap this show up! In closing, tell me some sources of inspiration for you when we’re plotting. Mysteries or romances or your adorable dog. Go!

Jenna: Mostly things I’ve read, or seen, or heard about…  I’ll wonder what if? or just want to use it in a story somehow cause I think it’s nifty. Like those pictures of the trees that look like they have faces in them that inspired us to have Terrans go Dormant. I actually have a tendency to save A LOT of pictures of things I think are cool for whatever reason.

If we were more organized we’d totally have Pinterest boards of this stuff. Mood boards will have to do.

Thank you, Jenna!

Katey Hawthorne loves superpowered and paranormal romance. Originally from the Appalachian foothills of West Virginia, she currently lives in Ohio with her family, two cats, and two huge puppies. In her spare time she enjoys travel, comic books, B-movies, loud music, video games, Epiphones, and Bushmills. Her favorite causes include animal rescue and bisexual representation in media. She is an unashamed fangirl and collects nerdy tattoos like she’s trying to prove it.

Jenna Rose is an avid reader and writer, particularly when it comes to science-fiction and fantasy.  Currently, she works as a receptionist, but her real love is writing. In her free time, she likes to read comic books, play video games, and waste time on the internet. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her dog, Harley. 

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  1. I got Terran and my breakdown had no Elementalist answers.

    1. That's super interesting! I got Psychogenic with a lot of Elementalist lol!


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