Thursday, 9 February 2012

Author Interview: Suzi Davis + eBook Giveaway

Suzi Davis
Author of The Lost Magic Series
Check out her website: HERE
Find here on Facebook: HERE
Purchase her book on Amazon US: HERE
Purchase her book on Amazon UK: HERE
View Melanie's Review: HERE
About the Author: What should I say about myself?
Amber Frost is my first novel. It is a Young-Adult paranormal which is the genre I am most interested in at the moment. Having said that, I read books in pretty much every genre and welcome recommendations! I love to write and to read, and perhaps because of this I have spent far too much time pursuing my post-secondary education. I have a degree in Fine Arts (Visual Arts major), a certificate in Special Education assistance and am a graduate student working towards my Masters in Educational Psychology. I've also studied American Sign Language for three years and have taken just about every Autism course and workshop that has been available to me. Recently, I have also been completing my DeafBlindness Intervenor Training. I'm also an artist and love to draw, paint, and take photographs.
1.       How did you come up with the idea for the book?
Amber Frost began with the idea for Sebastian’s character. I started thinking about this mysterious boy who strange things would always happen around and the story took off from there. Even though the books are written from Grace’s point-of-view, it all began with Sebastian.

Amber Frost (The Lost Magic, #1)2.       How important is the Celtic element going to be in the series?
In a word, very. Celtic patterns and designs play a very strong role in unravelling the mystery of The Lost Magic, like the Celtic designs twisted into Sebastian’s tattoos.

3.       Will we be seeing /learning more about it?
 The second book in the series, Silver Dew, explores these Celtic elements further. There are flashbacks to the characters past lives in Celtic times, there is a lot of Celtic imagery and lore, and a portion of the book is also set in Ireland (in the present) as the characters return to the country of their complicated pasts.

4.       How long did it take to write?
I would say it took me about a year to write Amber Frost and then I worked on it for about another year, editing, rewriting sections and preparing it for submitting to different Publishers. Once Amber Frost was accepted for publication, it was another 8 or 9 months before it was ready to send to the press.

5.       How many books are planned for the series?
At this point, it looks like there will be three. I’m deliberately being vague as I’m not quite ready to let these characters go yet but I don’t want to commit myself to too many more books in this series – I have a lot of other stories that are on the backburner that I would like to work on too.

6.       Is the sequel finished?
Yes, Silver Dew was published December 1st, 2011. I was excited to continue Gracelynn and Sebastian’s adventure – especially with the cliff hanger ending of Amber Frost. I’m very happy with how it has been received by readers so far and am looking forward to releasing the third installment in the series some time in the future.

7.       What challenged you most writing this book?
This story really flowed for me – it was easy to write and hard to stop. What was most challenging about the process was having other people read and critique my writing. As this is my first published work, I’ve never experienced that before and it is a hard thing to prepare yourself for. I’m definitely getting more used to it now!

Silver Dew (The Lost Magic #2)8.       *spoiler question*Are we going to see Grace come into her powers soon?
 Yes. In Silver Dew, Grace realizes the full extent of her powers and struggles to control her ability. She takes on a much stronger role than what was seen of her in Amber Frost as she is forced to face challenges and hardships she never expected. She is left questioning every aspect of her life and her identity.

9.       Will we find out who the Others are from the first book? If so have we already met them? (apart from the one named)
All of the Others are introduced in Silver Dew, some more intimately than others. The third book in the series will reveal even more about the Others and their individual stories.

10.   Who would you like to see play the main characters in a movie of the book?
I’m not sure. I don’t know that many teen actors but these two have the right “look” (even though they are both a few years out of their teens). Gracelynn – Anna Poppelwell & Sebastian – Oliver James.
Thank you so much for joining us today Suzi!!! And good luck with your books! =) 

Suzi has kindly offered ONE of our lucky followers to win signed eBook copy of Amber Frost. 
Want to win? 
All you need to do is enter by filling out the Rafflecopter form. 
Extra entries are not required but will increase your chances of winning. Ends February 17th. 
Good Luck! 

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Farah said...

Both cover are just GEOURG!!! But I like Amber Frost more. I like the way the ice looks like on the cover=D Thank you for the giveaway=D

Dalene @ A Date with a Book said...

I'm very intrigued by the story. Celtic sounds very interesting. And there's a cliffhanger?? Glad the second book is out to resolve any anxiety I may have finishing the first book.

whispering words said...

The covers are gorgeous! I love the colours, I would buy the book for that alone :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Sam (Realm of Fiction) said...

Great interview! I love the sound of these books so thanks for putting it on my radar. :D

Becca said...

They look really good!! Love the colours of the covers!! Thanks for the give away!! :)

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Maria Magdalena said...

I think the cover is simple yet sweet. It's not the same like other cover's books these days which is seem ordinary. But these covers of yours are unique. Honestly love it. Thanks :)

Yvonne @ The Shadow Realm said...

I really like the covers. The colours are beautiful, and the design is simple yet eye catching.

Kelly said...

I love the covers. I really for some unknown reason to me,like all things celtic! Music, jewelry, stories, and Ireland! thanks for the giveaway!!

Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

I really like them. There subtle! They would make me pick them up if I saw them in a book store.

Victoria said...

I like Celtic knots so I really like the covers. Thank you.


Klaudia said...

The covers are simpky awesome!
Thanks for the giveaway and the review.


The Little Green Art Witch said...

The covers are really done well. Very beautiful, very readable and makes me want to find out what these books are about.


Jessica said...

Read both books and LOVED them.

Lindsey's Bookshelf said...

I really want this book and I love ebooks :)

Zoƫ said...

Great interview, makes me want to read the books!
The covers look simple but inviting, great covers ^^

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