lunedì 24 agosto 2015

Book Blitz: The Frost Series by Liz DeJesus


First Frost
The Frost Series Book # 1
By-Liz DeJesus
Publication Date- June 22nd, 2015
Published By - Indie Gypsy

Fairytales aren’t real…yeah…that’s exactly what Bianca thought. She was wrong.

For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.”

Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass slipper, Snow White’s poisoned apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel…

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career in art or photography or…well, anything except working in the family’s museum. She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course, magic doesn’t really exist.


She’s about to find out how wrong she is.

 

Glass Frost

The Frost Series Book # 2
By- Liz DeJesus
Publication Date- June 22nd, 2015

When joined together, Cinderella's slippers grant the wearer her heart's desire. But whose wish will be granted?

When Cinderella’s glass slipper is stolen, Queen Felicia sends her faithful steward Terrance to the real world to retrieve his love and witch-in-training, Bianca Frost. The power of the glass slipper, when paired with its mate, and in the wrong hands, could ruin the peace of Everafter. Bianca must gather every bit of magic she has learned in the past few weeks to find the slipper and protect her new love. Together, Bianca, Ming, Prince Ferdinand, and Terrance venture deep into the heart of Everafter to seek clues as to who has stolen the slipper and why. Along the way, they uncover what happened to the Seven Dwarves after Snow White married the prince, but also learn the awful risk of tampering with black magic and the high price that must be paid for magic, even when used for good.

Bianca and Terrance’s relationship is put to the test. Through the pain of suffering and loss, Bianca must determine if following her gallant boyfriend into his faraway world is in fact her heart's desire.

  

Shattered Frost
The Frost Series # 3
By- Liz DeJesus
Publication Date- August 15th, 2015

Bianca Frost and her BFF Ming Lee return to Everafter to attend the Winter Ball with their boyfriends, Terrance and Prince Ferdinand. They were looking forward to a short vacation, especially Bianca, who is being bullied at school. She is looking forward to the day when she can finally graduate from high school. But all is not cute hair and fancy shoes as a mysterious count sets his sights on Bianca at the ball. When Count Jonathan Bleu kidnaps Bianca and Ming, the pair must do everything in their power to escape his clutches. In this amazing adventure, Bianca and Ming find themselves traveling down a rabbit hole, where they have to survive the madness of Wonderland in order to make it back home to the men they love.

Bianca and Ming must travel to the Queen of Hearts’ labyrinth, find Bluebeard’s key and save Jack of Hearts before Bianca loses everything she holds dear.

 

About the Author-
Liz DeJesus was born on the tiny island of Puerto Rico.  She is a novelist and a poet. She has been writing for as long as she was capable of holding a pen. She is the author of the novel Nina (Blu Phi'er Publishing, October 2007), The Jackets (Arte Publico Press, March 2011) First Frost (Re-realeased through Indie Gypsy Summer 2015), Glass Frost (Re-released through Indie Gypsy Summer 2015), Shattered Frost (Indie Gypsy, Summer 2015) and Morgan (Indie Gypsy, July 2014). Her work has also appeared in Night Gypsy: Journey Into Darkness (Indie Gypsy, October 2012), Twice Upon a Time (Bearded Scribe Press, Winter 2015) and Someone Wicked (Smart Rhino Publications, Winter 2013).
Liz is currently working on a new novel and a comic book series titled Zombie Ever After (Emerald Star Comics, Fall 2014).

Social Media Links-
Twitter- https://twitter.com/Liz_DeJesus23

Please tell us about yourself using 3 verbs, 1 quirk and a pop culture addiction


Create, read, and cares. I am very messy. I’m obsessed with Once Upon a Time (and basically anything fairy tale related).  


Top 5 Favorite Things


Books.
iPad
iPhone
Nook Glow Light
My collection of Ever After High Dolls. (The secret is out! I collect dolls.)


What are your thoughts on book covers- in your opinion do they make or break a book?


People always say don’t judge a book by its cover but it’s the one thing that authors need to be very careful with. The cover can make or break your book. You need something that represents your series. A mistake that some authors make when it comes to their covers is that they try to put TOO MUCH on the cover. I’ve seen covers where there is a mountain, a cottage, a photoshopped moon, with the couple embracing on another corner and then add the title and the author’s name to the mix and it’s a giant mishmash.

My advice is to look at royalty free image websites like www.fotolia.com and find ONE image that stands out. One image that represents what your book is about and ask your publisher to consider it for the cover of your book. Your publisher is usually willing to work with authors.

Who do you consider the most swoon-worthy man in the literary world? How about on tv/in the movies?


Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre. He’s a little abrasive but he’s always been one of my favorite male characters.


In tv/movies? Colin O’Donoghue aka Captain Hook from Once Upon a Time.

What’s the last song you listened to?


Existentialism on Prom Night by Straylight Run.


How do you come up with character names?  How do you come up with novel titles?


It really depends on the character. Sometimes the character appears with names, personality traits and everything in a neat little package. Sometimes all I have is a face and I have to come up with a name to go with it. Sometimes I’ll go on www.babynames.com and search until I find the right name with a meaning that is important to the character or the story.


It’s the same thing with the titles. Sometimes I have it from the get-go, other times I have to think long and hard before coming up with a good title.


Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?


Read everything you can get your hands on. Learn how to write a proper query letter and synopsis. There are a lot of great how-to-write books at the local library and bookstores. I would also check out Writers Digest & The Writer magazines, there are a lot of great articles in there.

This or That-


*Paranormal or Dystopian?


Paranormal


*Winchesters or Salvatores?


Winchesters


*Morning or Night?


Morning


*Vanilla or Chocolate?


Chocolate


*Summer or Winter?

Summer





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