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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Lovely & The Lost by Page Morgan

Page MorganPlease welcome author Page Morgan here today for the first day of her The Lovely & The Lost Blog Tour! The Lovely & The Lost is the second novel in the Dispossessed series following The Beautiful & The Cursed. Page is here to discuss the churches that inspired the setting for the abbey that her characters live in. Want to know our thoughts on this series? Read Bridget’s reviews for The Beautiful & The Cursed and her review for The Lovely & The Lost by clicking on their titles.

A huge thanks to Page Morgan for today’s giveaway! One lucky reader will win 1 signed paperback of The Beautiful & The Cursed and a signed hardcover of The Lovely & The Lost plus signed swag!

About Page:

I’m the author of The Beautiful & The Cursed, a young adult novel about two sisters who, on their mission to find their missing brother, discover a veiled world of gargoyles and demons in the city of Paris. I’m currently writing the second and third novels in this series, which saps most of my brainpower. I live in New England with my husband and our three children, along with our ancient dog and arrogant cat, quickly sap the rest of it. I accept virtual gifts of coffee, chocolate, and cupcakes.

You can visit Page around the web here:

Website | Blog | Facebook | PinterestGoodreads

Want to read more from Page Morgan?

The Beautiful and the Cursed The Lovely and the Lost The Beautiful and the Curse... 

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Welcome to Gothic Paris

In the series The Waverly’s live in a beautiful abbey during the 1800’s in Paris.  There was just something about this setting that fascinated me so I asked Page to tell us what real life churches inspired her to create such an amazing home for these wonderful characters. Enjoy learning a little history and maybe you will now be able to better visualize what the abbey in the book looks like.

It can’t get any more Gothic than living in an ancient and derelict abbey, right? Especially one covered in stone gargoyles. I wanted a little creative license when it came to the Waverly’s new home, so instead of using an actual church in Paris, I decided to make L’Abbaye Saint Dismas an amalgamation of many Paris churches.

I took the twin bell towers and the insane number of gargoyles on my fictional abbey from the famous Notre Dame. It took over two centuries to build Notre Dame (the 12th through the 14th centuries) and its Gallery of Chimeras is home to the gargoyle that caught my imagination and inspired the Dispossessed series to begin with.

Notre Dame

(photo credit: http://www.notredamecathedralparis.com/notre-dame-cathedral-paris-photos)

I based the interior of L’Abbaye Saint Dismas on the oldest church in Paris, Saint-Germain-des-Pres. Built in the 6th century, it has an exciting history (fires, Viking attacks, gun powder explosions during the Revolution!) but it was the slim nave, the vaulted ceilings and the choir that I loved about Saint-Germain-des-Pres. It’s a little run down these days, but the fact that it’s still standing after so many centuries is impressive.

St. Germain des Pres

When I decided my character, Vander Burke was going to be studying to be ordained, I chose to have him at the American Church in Paris. It makes sense for him, considering he’s American. But in 1899 the gorgeous copper-topped church that stands today on the quai d’Orsay wasn’t there. Thank goodness I caught that historical blunder before the book went to print! Instead, Vander would have studied at the church’s original site on rue de Berri, off the Champs Elysees. Sadly, the church is no longer there and I wasn’t successful finding anything more than a short description of the building.

American Church

And while I didn’t use it at all in the books, I can’t talk about my favorite churches in Paris without mentioning the small but beautiful Saint Chapelle. Right on the Ile de la Cite, tucked away in the courtyard of what is today the Palais de Justice, this little chapel was built just to house the famed Crown of Thorns worn by Jesus. The stained glass windows are simply beautiful and impossible to describe. Even pictures don’t do them justice, though as you can see, I tried!

Saint Chapelle

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Thanks Page for visiting us today!

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This giveaway is provided by Page Morgan!

One lucky reader will win 1 signed paperback of The Beautiful & The Cursed and a signed hardcover of The Lovely & The Lost plus signed swag!

The Lovely and the Lost

Available May 13, 2014 from Delacorte Press/Random House

About this Book:

For readers of Lauren Kate’s Fallen series comes the sequel to The Beautiful and the Cursed, The Lovely and the Lost finds the Waverly sisters in mortal danger and able to trust no one.

Ingrid and Gabby Waverly moved to France expecting a quiet reprieve from London gossip, but the truth they face in their new home has a sharper—and deadlier—sting.

Paris is plagued by an underworld of demons and gargoyles who all seem to want something from the Waverly girls. Saving Ingrid’s twin, Grayson, from the fallen angel Axia nearly killed them. And they’re still being hunted—only this time, demons aren’t their only predators.

Ingrid’s blood is special: it bestows the power to command gargoyles. It’s an ability no other human has, and in the wrong hands, it could be used to send her cursed guardian, Luc, and his fellow Dispossessed to extinction. There are those who will do anything to get Ingrid’s blood—and they see no value in human life.

The Alliance has vowed to protect the Waverlys, and a new gargoyle has been assigned to guard their abbey home alongside Luc. But no one can watch over Ingrid, Gabby, and Grayson all the time—which means the three must learn to fight for themselves.

Because darkness follows the Waverlys. And sometimes darkness comes in the form you trust the most.

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38 Responses to “Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Lovely & The Lost by Page Morgan

  1. EllieNo Gravatar
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    Loved the first one. Such a PRETTY book. SOOO can’t wait for the next one!! :D

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    Congrats to Page on the new release!!! Thanks so much for sharing :) this looks and sounds awesome!

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    I’m really eager to read the sequel!!!

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    So excited about these books! I love the ideas behind them and can’t wait to get my hands on them!

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    I look forward to reading your book because it sounds interesting.

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    Super excited for the next book! The first one was great!

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    I loved the first book and can’t wait to read the second. Thanks for the giveaway!! <3

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  8. CJ BurrightNo Gravatar
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    Sound like awesome books – and love all the pictures of Gothic buildings!

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    This series sounds amazing! 1800s Paris seems like a gorgeous backdrop for the story =]

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  10. Sarah MartinsonNo Gravatar
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    This book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Ooh, I’ve been wanting to read this series for a long time. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    The books are so pretty and I have heard great things. I can’t wait to read them!

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    I can’t wait to get my hands on The Lovely and the Lost – I really enjoyed The Beautiful and the Cursed! :D

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    It’s always fun visiting!

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    Wow! The Dispossessed series sounds amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. I am so glad I found out about Page Morgan’s books. The pics of the churches were a bonus :)

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    I love the images and book covers. Thank you for a chance to win a copy!

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    Lovely post and cover!

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    I LOVED The Beautiful And The Cursed! I cannot wait for the sequel!!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    I love The Lovely and the lost! Gabby and Nolan are the best breaking the rules love. my heart melt for them :-)

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  20. Ana CelayaNo Gravatar
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    OMG! Thank you so much for the chance!!
    I haven’t read “The Beautiful and the cursed” but it’s already on my TBR shelf so I will very soon :)

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    I’d love to read these. The covers are amazing.

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    The book looks great. So nice of you to do the giveaway!

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    Congrats on the release! I look forward to reading your work and posting a review for you! :)

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    This series sounds very interesting. I don’t come across very many books with gargoyles in them. I would love to read these.

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    The books sound great and the giveaway is fantastic. Congrats and thanks for the wonderful post.

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    LOVE this series. I am looking forward to sitting down to read this one. Thank you for hosting a giveaway.

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    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!! http://darkfaerietales.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif

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    I loved the first book so much and can’t wait to read the 2nd! Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway!!

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  29. Nicole D.No Gravatar
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    Both the books sound amazing and the pictures of the gothic buildings are beautiful.

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    Looking forward to reading these books. Not often you come across gargoyles and abbey’s as some of the main points in a book. Definitely sounds interesting. Good luck on the new release Page.

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    Love the cover!

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    I haven’t read any of the books but they sound amazing and the cover is beautiful.

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    These books sound awesome!

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    Looks like a good book!

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    Sounds amazing!! Thanks!

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    Can’t wait for the new book! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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    Hope to win this one.

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  38. KatyNo Gravatar
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    Both books in this series sound amazing! I wish I had a Twitter account so I could enter more times, but I don’t. :’( C’est la vie…

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