Thursday, February 21, 2013

Book Blast & Interview: Puppet Spell (E.L. Adams)

Unlike her rebellious sister Lucinda, fifteen-year-old Lexa prefers to spend her free time playing video games, fighting the forces of evil with her partner-in-crime Marlon. But when Lucinda steals an invisibility potion from their uncle’s storeroom, she unleashes chaos into their lives. Lexa and Marlon find themselves catapulted into a world far more dangerous than any video game, full of misleading illusions, sinister Conjurors and deadly Fey, and threatened by a man with a grudge known as the Puppeteer. Accompanied only by Lexa’s uncle’s unreliable (and rather dangerous) Chimera, Lexa and Marlon must navigate this world to find Lucinda- before they too fall under the spell of the puppet master...

'OMG, my hat goes off to Miss Adams. "The Puppet Spell", is a mind-bogglingly crafted novel...I love the intricate web that is interwoven throughout the story. It leaves you wondering what's real and what has been created from the mind of Adams. It's Harry Potter meets The Matrix. It's a fast-paced story that left me gripping the end of my seat waiting for the next scene to start. Adams's debut novel is a must have! Its original take on magic and other worlds will have you placed under a spell of its own.' - YA author Elle A. Rose (Amazon review)

'Adams has crafted an entertaining fantasy tale with some nicely creepy moments. This novel is aimed at a young audience and should be extremely well received...a brilliantly written adventure story.' - Fantasy author Sharon Stevenson (Amazon review)

"it is easy to see that you are a very gifted writer. I am so impressed by your talent and the story. It has appeal not only for kids but adults as well. I think you will go far with this. Six stars!" - Authonomy review

"You have a wonderful narrative voice for children’s literature." - Authonomy review

"To me it felt like a mixture between Narnia and Dr Who, whilst at the same time being very original and not easy to predict." - Authonomy review

"You have a great idea and have written it wonderfully! The writing is clean and consice, with no words wasted. Your settings and circumstances are described vividly and placed me in the story. All of the characters have distinct personalities and their quirkiness is fresh. You are obviously very talented! This story is put together incredibly well. Highly marketable, very highly starred, and most enjoyable." - Authonomy review

"High stars from me – this is one of the most satisfying reads in this genre I’ve come across in a while." - Authonomy review

Read Chapter One:

1. What gave you the inspiration to write this book?

I wanted to write a traditional fantasy adventure with a modern twist, which teens today could relate to. I’d been working on another book series for years but it just wasn’t working out, so it was refreshing to invent a whole new set of characters.

2. Who is your favorite character in the book?

Without a doubt, it’d have to be the Chimera. He’s unreliable, sarcastic and unpredictable, and if he had his way Lexa and the others would be his snack. He’s so much fun to write! I do have a soft spot for Uncle Devon, though.

3. Which came first, the title or the novel?

The novel. It took me a year and a half (and much agonising and list-making) to come up with a title. I always find it hard to think of one that fits!

4. What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?

I really enjoyed creating the Fey Kingdom part. I liked coming up with all the little details about their world, and I’m told it’s one of the best bits in the book! :)

5. Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you’ve learned as a writer from then to now?

I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was ten, and I’ve definitely had a few harsh lessons! The main one was just how hard it really is to make a living as a writer. But nothing ever put me off.

6. What do you like most about the cover of the book?

I love the creepy puppet-eyes, although the Chimera’s great, too! I adore the cover. The designer, Jenna Clark, is a genius!

7. What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2013?

So many! Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare, The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa, the third Divergent book by Veronica Roth…

8. What was your favorite book in 2012?

I always have trouble just picking one! I made a list on my blog and I’d say it’s a toss-up between the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson, Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked by Derek Landy, The Iron Knight and The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa, Angelfall by Susan Ee, A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin and the final book in the Demon Trappers series by Jana Olivier. Wait, that’s way more than one…

9. What’s up next for you?

I’m writing the sequel to The Puppet Spell and I’m hoping to publish it later this year. But first I’m planning to publish another book, the first in a dark and creepy supernatural fantasy series for older teens.

10. Is there anything that you would like to add?

Just that I hope you guys enjoy the book! :)

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Author E.L. Adams

Emma is a 21-year-old author from Birmingham, UK. When she isn't reading voraciously, studying, or taking every opportunity to travel, she can be found in front of her writing desk.
Having aspired to be a writer since the age of ten, Emma aims to give life to her (admittedly bizarre) daydreams, through creating weird and wonderful alternative worlds. Her debut novel THE PUPPET SPELL, published in January 2013 by Rowanvale Books, is a fantasy tale for young adults and the young at heart, inspired by her lifelong love of traditional fantasy, mythology, and video games.
When not living the crazy life of an English Literature with Creative Writing student at Lancaster University, Emma reluctantly resides in the attic in her parents' house in Birmingham. Local rumour is that she is working on a dark fantasy series for mature young adults featuring demons and other assorted night terrors.

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