Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Interview with the author Julianne Berokoff

I know! It's been a while since I did one of these, but I am delighted to share my interview with Julianne with you today.

I 'met' Julianne via a Facebook Group for Fantasy writers, recently, and we got chatting (as you do). Her new book, An Oath of Blood - the second book in the series The Fae Academy - is out now. The first book in the series is A Gift of Magic.

Hello Julianne and welcome to the blog!

When did you first start writing? And what made you start?
I think my first ever poem was written for some English assignment in middle school. It was about cats. Very deep, I know. But I had so much fun composing it! Needless to say, the years that followed were filled with terribly derivative fantasy short stories, angsty poetry, and abandoned romance arcs.

What was the first full-length novel you ever wrote? (I realise this may not be the same as the first book you have had published!)
The first book I wrote was called What Do You Know of the Dream Walkers. I know, quite the mouthful. It’s a YA fantasy about a girl who can cast an indestructible version of herself anywhere she pleases.

She has no idea what she’s doing. Her best friend is a bird. And someone is definitely trying to murder her. Hilarity ensues.

Anyway, I finished the novel, panicked, and buried it somewhere in my documents folder. Insecurity is a funny thing, isn’t it? But I’ll publish it one day!

Your new book is just out. Tell me more about it?
Yes! An Oath of Blood is the second book of my Urban Fantasy Academy series, The Fae Academy.

Vienna Defante is a straight-shooter princess with a knack for knives who’s thrown into an academy on forbidden Seelie territory.

And why yes, she is being stalked by demons. I’m glad you asked.

In her second semester, Vienna uncovers literal buried secrets in Noqtu Academy. She dives into this mystery because (no spoilers) her family is horrible and someone on campus is trying to kill her.

Normal teenage stuff, right?

What prompted you to write it?
I just love academy fantasy books. Probably because I want to attend one. Desperately. C’mon Hogwarts.

What are you working on at the moment? Are there already plans for the next book after this one?
Yes! Book 3 is coming in April. That’s what I’m working on now!

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Cover reveal... Aeron Returns

Cover for book 2

I'm so excited to be sharing this with you. The book will be available for pre-order from this weekend (just as the first book, "Aegyir Rises" goes live). The design MiblArt did, based on the brief I gave them, is amazing. The reason behind the Viking/Norse influences you can see in the background become apparent in the book, and I just love the depiction of Faran in the cover. The typeface they've chosen for the trilogy is perfect.

And... I can also share with you the blog tour details for "Aegyir Rises". Make sure you follow all these guys on Twitter, to see what they're saying about the book and to get some exclusive excerpts.

It's been a long haul, but I'm almost there!

And... last but not least, there are a couple of days left to get "Aegyir Rises" FREE, if you sign up for my newsletter. The newsletter comes out once a month, normally, and has some of my news, plus will also be featuring other books you might not have heard of, but I think you'll enjoy.

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Tuesday, 11 February 2020

It's getting closer!

It's getting closer! The pre-order is live and there's a special introductory price of 99p/99c.


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Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Have you spotted the runes?

Have you spotted the runes in the cover? And why are there runes there?

Scattered throughout the front cover are runes. They're a little easier to see near the eyes of the demon, but they're all over the upper part of the cliff-face of the cover.

Why are they there? What do they say?

Well, when you read the book (don't forget to sign up below for a FREE copy!), you'll find out!

I've always been a fan of hiding things in covers. The cover for The Wrong Kind of Clouds has a map of Malawi in it. 😊

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