The Goddess Inheritance Blog Tour: On Ending a Series, by Aimée Carter + Giveaway

Today we’re kicking off a blog tour for the final book in Aimée Carter’s Goddess Test series, The Goddess Inheritance. Keep reading for a special post by Aimée with her thoughts on wrapping up her series and for a chance to win the Goddess Test book of our choice and for info on the grand prize giveaway!

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by Aimée Carter, author of The Goddess Inheritance (part of The Goddess Test series, Harlequin TEEN, on sale February 26, 2013)

As a reader, finishing a series I love is always difficult. Saying goodbye to the characters one last time, watching them finish up their adventures and go off to enjoy their happy endings (well, usually; sometimes not so much) – it’s bittersweet at best, and sometimes the author might as well have ripped my heart out of my chest and stomped on it. Repeatedly. But the wonderful thing about being a reader is that I know if I miss them badly enough, I can always start reading the series again. They will always be inside those pages, and I can visit whenever I want.

As a writer, I thought finishing a series would be the same. If I missed Kate, Henry, James, and Ava, I could always go back and reread their stories (even though I never actually read my own books once they’re published). I could always write more books about them (even though the story’s wrapped up exactly the way I want it to be). I could always write short scenes or stories in their world (even though it would never be the same). No matter what, I could find a way to revisit them whenever I wanted (even though it would be like opening an old wound with a butter knife). To an extent, that’s true, I suppose. But in a lot of ways, because the creative process that connected me with those characters is over, I can never go home again. Not really. Not back to the way things were.

I’ve never been very good at goodbyes, which only makes it harder. I turned in the final edit of The Goddess Inheritance, the third and final book in the Goddess Test series, in October, and it still hasn’t set in that it’s over. Maybe when I see the full series on shelves, or maybe at a random moment I can’t anticipate. Either way, after spending five years of my life writing these characters and working on this series, I know that whenever that moment comes, it won’t be easy.

But, as the clichés go, while all good things must come to an end, with every end comes a new beginning (I’m pretty sure that’s written on a coffee mug somewhere). As a reader, that means moving on to another book, another series, a new set of characters and their adventures, and having the thrill of anticipating and excitement start all over again. As a writer, it means the same. Pawn, the first book in the Blackcoat Rebellion series, coming out November 2013, will be here fast enough that I’m hoping my brain will be too busy to notice that the Goddess Test series is over. The Blackcoat Rebellion series is action-packed, full of characters I adore, and full of choices and obstacles that make my heart race just thinking about how fun it’s going to be to write them. It’s exactly what I need to move on.

And in the meantime, as long as there are readers picking up The Goddess Test for the first time, I’ll know the story will always be beginning for someone, and that’s the best feeling of all.

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Giveaway Info: Want to discover the Goddess Test series for yourself? One lucky winner can choose the Goddess Test novel of their choice! To enter, leave a comment telling us which title you’d like to win: The Goddess Test, Goddess Interrupted or The Goddess Inheritance by 11:59pm on Feb. 7, 2013. A winner will be selected by random number draw and announced on February 8. Open to residents of the United States and Canada. Read the full giveaway rules here: click here.

Update: Our giveaway is now closed. Please check the comments to see if you won!

And we have even more great contest news — check out other stops on the rest of The Goddess Inheritance blog tour to enter to win the grand prize giveaway of a Kindle Paperwhite ereader!

Good luck!

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114 Responses to The Goddess Inheritance Blog Tour: On Ending a Series, by Aimée Carter + Giveaway

  1. I enjoy books based on mythology and I would love to win a copy of The Goddess Test.

  2. Maggie Bell

    I love anything mythological, and The Goddess Test books are some of the best I’ve read in a while. I’d love to win a copy of the Goddess Inheritance.

  3. I LOVE these books and I would love to win The Goddess Inheritance! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! : )

  4. I would love to have a copy of The Goddess Inheritance.

  5. I would love to get into this series so I would like the first one Goddess Test please

  6. Krystal M.

    I loved all the books, but I think I’d love to get Goddess Inheritance.

  7. I really like the mythology genre, so thanks for the chance to win! I’d go with The Goddess Test since I’m new to the series. :)

  8. Gabriela I.

    I really like Goddess Test series and would like to win Goddess Inheritance because the cliffhanger killed me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. I would love a copy of The Goddess Test. :)

  10. I’ve been wanting to read this series, so I would love to win the Goddess Test.

  11. I totally agree with what you said, being that I’m never quite good with goodbyes myself. That said, I always find comfort in being able to re-read, which is why I’d love a copy of The Goddess Test, where all this awesomeness began. Thanks! (:

  12. Danielle P

    YAY!! I freaking LOVE LOVE these books!! I’m so super excited for the Goddess Inheritance to come out next month!! WOOO!!!

  13. Danielle P

    I’d LOVE to win Goddess Inheritance!! :)

  14. The Goddess Test because i have not read any of the books yet.

  15. I would most like The Goddess Inheritance! I’m about to start reading Goddess Interrupted, and am looking forward to them both!

  16. I totally feel the same way but since Aimee will release another new series this November this ease my mind that it would make this series ending less painful.
    I would really like to have the goddess inheritance since I’ve already read the first two and goddess legacy.

  17. I’d love to win The Goddess Inheritance! I love this series!

  18. I don’t need The Goddess Inheritance. I badly WANT The Goddess Inheritance! I genuinely want to know if Henry and Kate get their epic ending to their epic love story!If they don’t I’m not quite sure what I will do… Nevertheless, thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Kendra Mase

    I have loved these books and read the first two in three days. So, i would love to win Goddess Inheritance! :)

  20. Samantha carroll

    I love this series!!! I could have any book it would probably pick the goddess inheritence!!

  21. I haven’t read this series, I don’t know how I missed it. I would love to start at the beginning with the Goddess Test and work my way through them. The new series is something else to look forward to.

  22. the goddess test

  23. Lauren Goff

    I would love, love a copy of The Goddess Test! :) Been really wanting to read this series!

  24. I love this series! It is amazing! Would love to win The Goddess Inheritance. Thanks!

  25. The Goddess Inheritance please. This is for my daughter who poo just started getting into reading and she loved the first two

  26. I would love to win Goddess Inheritance!! Awesome aeries :)

  27. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! I’d love Goddess Interrupted as I just got The Goddess Test :)

  28. Tanya Prophet

    I would love to win a copy of the second book Goddess Interrupted. I have the first one and would love to.add this one to my collection. Great books!

  29. The goddess inheritance please! Thanks so much! (:

  30. I’d love The Goddess Inheritance! :)

  31. This is one of my favorite series and I would love to win The Goddess Inheritance!

  32. I would love The Goddess Test!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. alicia marie

    I would love to win a copy of The Goddess Inheritance!! I can’t wait to see how it’s all going to end : )

  34. I LOVE thes books!!!! I would love to win a copy of The Goddess Inheritance! Ican’t wait for this book to finally come out!!!!!! :)

  35. tami bates

    THE FIRST ONE, IT LOOKS LIKE A GREAT SERIES!

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  37. Thank you for the giveaway! This is a series I’ve been wanting to read for a while. The Goddess Test!

  38. mikayla mccoy

    i already have all the books lol im in love with the series ive read it 8 times waiting for goddess inheritance. i so think this series should become a movie series it would be amazing. please think about it aimee, dont keep us hanging on just the books go further with the series. everyone who loves this series would probibly agree to this :D

  39. I’ve never read this series, but I love mythology books. I’d love a copy of the first one in the series (I think it’s The Goddess Test?) :)

  40. Pamela Raynor

    I would love to win a copy of “The Goddess Inheritance” because I have been waiting for this epic conclusion to finally be released! Love these books!

  41. I have been in love with this series since The Goddess Test first came out! I’m looking forward to reading The Goddess Inheritance, which is the book that I’d like to win :)
    Thanks for this opportunity!

  42. I’d like to win the 3rd book, The Goddess Inhereitence! I love this series a d can’t wait to end it all and continue all with this author!!!

  43. I’d love to win The Goddess Inheritance. I’ve enjoyed the series a lot!

    thank you!

  44. April Kirkland

    I would love to win a copy of The Goddess Inheritance. Thank you so much for the chance. <3

  45. Jennifer Tate

    The Goddess Inheritance please! I love this series!

  46. I’d love to win the Goddess Inheritance. Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Would love to get my hands on THE GODDESS INHERITANCE. I just finished THE GODDESS LEGACY last week. Loved it! Gotta have some good for James somewhere though.

  48. The Goddess Inheritance would be great!!

  49. Jeannie Platt

    I would love of the Goddess Test… This series has been on my tbr list but I haven’t got the book yet… I love mythology based books Thanks for the chance.

  50. I love these books. I love learning about greek mythology and this series is amazing. I would love to win The Goddess inheritance.

  51. I would love to win The Goddess Inheritance! I love The Goddess Test and Goddess Interrupted so much and I cannot wait to find out how the series ends! :D

    Thank you for the giveaway as well :)

  52. Brittany Ashby

    I’d love to win a copy of The Goddess Inheritance. I have the first two in the series and I’m so excited to see how it all concludes =)

  53. I would love to win Goddess Inheritance!!!

  54. I still need book one, so The Goddess Test it is! Thank you!

  55. Trudy Spraker

    I would like to win a copy of The Goddess Test for my daughter. This looks like a series she could really get in to!

  56. Thanks for the giveaway (:
    Loved the Goddess Test (: I would love to win Goddess Interrupted (:

  57. I would love to win The Goddess Inheritance! I already have the first two.

  58. zilpa rovira

    ilove mythology i can’t wait to read what happen is love conquer all

  59. I love abything that has to do with mythology. When I found this book series I was so happy, and I love it! I would love to win a copy of The Goddess Test. I love them all, but if I had to chose it would be The Goddess Test. Thanks for the giveaway!

  60. I would love to win the Goddess Inheritance

  61. I love them all, but I would LOVE the goddess inheritance!! So sad to see it end!

  62. I have to know what happens next with Kate after that cliffhanger ending! I would hope to win The Goddess Inheritence.

  63. I am waiting anxiously for the last book, so I’d love to have The Goddess Inheritance.

  64. Squee! I love this series and I’m SO ready to read what happens next after that HUGE cliffhanger in Goddess Interrupted. I’d love to be entered to win The Goddess Inheritance! Thank you so much!

    xoxo,
    Renee C.

  65. I hope I win cause its the only way I can read the last book in the triology (goddess inheritance). I have no money for books anymore.

  66. I’d enjoy The Goddesss Inheritance! I think it would be a great way to end a great series!

  67. I am so excited about this giveaway if i win i would love a copy of The Goddess Test. I love Aimee and can’t wait to read her novels.

  68. I’ve been a fan of the Goddess Test since the beginning and I would love to get your newest book the goddess inheritance! Ill stay with you no matter what!!

  69. Difficult choice but I think I would like the Goddess Test if I win, thank you

  70. Goddess Inheritance…I love Aimee Carter!

  71. I would love to have the Goddess Inheritance!!! :) I already own the first two and I just cant wait for the next one.

  72. I would love to receive The Goddess Inheritence. This is one of my favorite series. :)

  73. I would LOVE the Goddess Inheritance!! I NEED to know what happens! The wait was torture I don’t think I’ve ever been that close to a heart attack after reading the end of a book before! :P

  74. Would love a copy of The Goddess Inheritance. such a great series!

  75. I absolutely adore this series! The Goddess Interrupted ending killed me! AHHH. Can’t wait. I would like to win a copy of the Goddess Inheritance :)

  76. Goddess Interrupted or Goddess Inheritance, I think…

  77. I would love to win a copy of either book, I have read all of them, and love them all equally!!! I do think the final book was my absolute fave if I had to choose.
    Hopefully one day I will have all of them sitting on my shelf at home.

  78. As I still haven’t managed to start this series, I definitely would love to win The Goddess Test.

  79. I would LOVE to win the Goddess Inheritance because I CAN’T wait to find out what happens next!!!!!!!

  80. Kimberly Noble

    I love the series! I would like to win a copy of The Goddess Inheritance! Thanks! =)

  81. Giaochau Nguyen

    I LOVE The Goddess Test series!! I would like to win a copy of Goddess Inheritance. Thanks for the giveaway! XD

  82. I would choose the first book, THE GODDESS TEST, because I have not read this series yet.
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  83. I love these books! I still in a daze from months ago :) I would love to have
    Goddess Interrupted
    as the version I have doesn’t have the little blurb about the The Goddess Inheritance. >.< I love blurbs..
    Thank you again for the lovely Books!!!

  84. I would like the Goddess Inheritance please. The last book left me at a cliffhanger and that is not good for my nerves. Thank you for the giveaway.

  85. Anastasia Miller

    Great series! Would love a copy of Goddess Interrupted!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  86. I would love the first book, THE GODDESS TEST, since I haven’t read the first book yet. It looks really interesting!!!
    goldielocks5 at hotmail dot com

  87. I would love to win The Goddess Inheritance! I’m so excited for the final book!

  88. I would love to win Goddess Interrupted. Thanks for the giveaway.

  89. I would love to win the Goddess Test. I want to know how this series all begin. Thanks for the contest.

  90. I would like to win the final book . . . The Goddess Inheritance =D

  91. I NEED the Goddess Inheritance! I have all the other books and am desperately waiting to find out what happens next!

  92. I would LOVE The Goddess Inheritance!!!!

  93. The Goddess Inheritance!

  94. Well, because of the fact that I’ve bought the previous two books, I’d go with the Goddess Inheritance. I really can’t wait to read the conclusion.

  95. Danielle P

    I’d love to win The Goddess Inheritance!! I LOVE LOVE this series esp. Henry!

  96. The Goddess Test please! Mine is already worn out.

  97. I absolutely love Aimee Carter and all her books! My favorite was Goddess Interrupted because the Book kept me on the edge of my seat! I even can’t wait to read the upcoming masked series! I would love to win The Goddess Inheritance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  98. I would love to win The Goddess Inheritance as a gift for one of my best friends who loves this series! Thanks! :)

  99. The Goddess Inheritance!

  100. I’m a huge fan of the series, and I would love to have a copy of the Goddess Inheritance! Thank you for the great series ;)!!!

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