DECEIVED Blog Tour Wrap-Up

Greetings, Everyone:

Today is the final day in the DECEIVED Blog Tour. It’s been a long (and, to be honest, exhausting) fortnight. I never knew releasing a book required so much energy and mental acuity. I have survived, my characters have survived, and these bloggers have survived.

Being unafraid to stand up and speak out for what’s right and what’s True, no matter who stands with or against you, has always been important to me. From that grew what is, perhaps, the most integral aspect and theme of DECEIVED. It is the driving force behind all three books: no matter what, even if you stand alone, always stand for Truth. No mortal army can silence God’s Word.

On a different note, there are nine things which I wish to address:

First, I’ve seen some ship names floating about, so let me introduce the official ship titles: Rovelle and Tholder.

Second, thank you to the wonderful bloggers who have participated in this tour. It would not have happened without you.

Third, my immense gratitude to everyone who has been so supportive over DECEIVED. This book has taken me on a roller coaster of a journey, from a rejection, to thinking it would never be published, to today (thanks, Mom, for pushing me to do this ❀ ). You truly cannot publish a book on your lonesome.

Fourth, since I am a permanently fatigued pigeon who currently and simultaneously resides in four different worlds, I’ve projected two differing dates regarding the giveaway: May 7th (today) and May 10th (Tuesday). I am extending it to May 10th due to the error.

Fifth, do be sure to sign up for the giveaway! Or, if you’ve pre-ordered this story with its four minions of mayhem, be sure to fill out the pre-order swag form. Both links are below.

Sixth, I encourage you to visit the tour stops. These ladies have been a blessing, and I’ve appreciated the opportunities they’ve presented for DECEIVED.

Seventh, if you’ve read DECEIVED, let me know who your favorite character is! For those who have been keeping up with the Q&As and author interviews, you already know mine is Rogan. Yes, authors have their favorite characters. And/or tell me your favorite scene!

Eighth, stay tuned via this blog and my newsletter for more updates regarding giveaway opportunities, releases (a non-magical fairy tale retelling novella is in the works right now, projected to be published by the end of May/early June), and more.

Ninth, any questions about the characters? The book? The tour in general?

Thank you for stopping by and following DECEIVED on it’s blog tour adventure. I hope this book will touch lives and that you will be emboldened to stand for Truth after reading it.

Stay strong, stay steadfast.


Madisyn (a.k.a the sleep-deprived author)

In a world built upon lies and deception, uncovering the truth can be deadly.


If you have preordered DECEIVED or order it during the duration of this blog tour (April 25 – May 7), and want some swag (character card and autographed bookplate), go here.

Giveaway Information:

Want a chance to win an autographed copy of DECEIVED and a character card? Be sure to go here. Or, if you don’t have social media, leave a comment at every blog post to be entered. Giveaway ends May 10th. (PDF will be sent to international entrants).


Monday, April 25

Madisyn Carlin | Intro + Book Spotlight

Joy Woodbury | Book Review

Tuesday, April 26

Madisyn Carlin | Release Day! + Fun Facts

Vanessa Hall | Author Interview

Autumn | Book Spotlight

Wednesday, April 27

Esther | Book Review

Saraina | Character Interview: Therese

Joy Woodbury | Guest Post

Thursday, April 28

Madisyn Carlin | Group Interview

Kristina Hall | Book Review

Friday, April 29

Vanessa Hall | Book Spotlight

Olivia | Book Review

Saturday, April 30

Madisyn Carlin | Character Spotlight: Holder

Olive Creed | Book Spotlight

Monday, May 2

Vanessa Hall | Book Review

Grace Johnson | Guest Post + Book Spotlight

Tuesday, May 3

Madisyn Carlin | Meet the Characters

Stephanie | Book Review

Wednesday, May 4

Grace Johnson | Author Interview

Saraina | Character Interview: Rogan

Thursday, May 5

Madisyn Carlin | Character Q+A

Issabelle Perry | Character Spotlight: Therese

Friday, May 6

Grace Johnson | Book Review

Autumn – Author Interview

Jenavieve Rose | Book Review

Saturday, May 7

Madisyn Carlin | Blog Tour Wrap-Up

Olive Creed | Author Interview

Katja Labonte | Book Review

Saraina | Author Interview

14 thoughts on “DECEIVED Blog Tour Wrap-Up

  1. Rovelle and Tholder… I love it!!! πŸ˜€ And congratulations on putting together this whole tour!! It must be crazy stressful, but I wouldn’t have guessed it! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thanks! It did take a lot of brain power. Figuring out the schedule felt like doing an algebraic math problem. And I’m terrible at math. And math hates me. Thank *you* so much for all your assistance and enthusiasm! I hope you enjoy “DECEIVED”!

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      1. Yikes, I bet!! (Lol, math and I have a rocky relationship too. :P) You’re very welcome, it was fun! πŸ˜€ (I am sooo enjoying “DECEIVED”!!!!)

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  2. Come now, Tholder AND Rovelle forever. My poor baby boy is being forgotten. 😭

    Madi, your book is such a blessing. You are such a blessings. I am so immensely grateful God gave you the ability to write so well and the drive to publish (and the others who helped). NOW, onto how you shave treated your four minions of mayhem. 😀 They all need brand new lives and a HUGE booster in their physical and mental states, not to mention emotional and spiritual. *Yanks down tailgate on dumptruck.* Ahem, this is a might late, but I have procured all of their favorite beverages to help with the terrible forlorn lives they must deal with. If you ask really politely and promise to keep them alive through the next book (which NEEDS to be published by November *stern look*) I will dig out YOUR favorite drink to have with your deprived children. Maybe you’ll have some chat time and get enough inspiration to write the whole thing in one night!

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    1. Girlie, your favorite boy is the overall favorite; I doubt he could be forgotten. And Rovelle *might* happen…if they don’t kill each other first.

      Aw, K.. Totally not tearing up. Needed that today. ❀ (And you helped in the process; don't forget that. You're mentioned twice in the acknowledgments).

      Oh, dear. And here I thought you were being all kind and sweet, but you were just hoping to catch me unawares so you could unload your irritation about poor Holder's life being in perpetual danger. Their favorite beverages are much appreciated, especially where they are right now in BETRAYED.

      By November? Ah, no. No, no, no. Three years went into DECEIVED. I need at least one for BETRAYED. XD Write 65,000 words in one night? I don't even want to know how many words a minute that would be.


  3. Rovelle needs to happen, for the good of them both.

    Every bit of it is true. Thanks so much for working so hard on this. (It is? *Peers under non-existent glasses at the screen.*)

    I’m nice ALL of the time, until I’m not. Take what you can get. I’m glad they’ll enjoy the drinks and you’ll make sure they get them. Like you said, they need them.

    Well, say if you started at nine and worked until six it would be 135 words a minute. Not THAT much. You could totally do it. 😜

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    1. You’re mentioned twice in the book, silly.

      All the time ’til you’re not. Understood. That and plenty of hugs and soup from Kenny’s.

      135 words a minute. That’s not at all obtainable or sustainable. Your confidence is touching, but I believe I shall pass.


      1. Eh, it was worth a try. Now if I combined all of your hours from now till November…yup. You’re totally getting it done by then.

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  4. Congrats on the release of your book, Madisyn! I’m a bit behind on the tour (story of my life lol), but I’m eager to finish reading all the posts πŸ™‚
    Also, I must now use the term ‘fatigued pigeon’ in the near future XD

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