Friday, December 14

Tour: The Chronicles of Fire and Ice / Interview






 

 The Chronicles of Fire and Ice
Author: L.L. Hunter
Paperback: 215 pages
Publication Date: November 9th 2012















Purchase here: Amazon | B&N


~ Book Description ~

Is love stronger than race? 

The world is changeing as we know it, the human race is dwindling, but so are the angels. In order to preserve their bloodlines they have bred with humans, creating a new race called Nephilim. But there is one race that is more endangered than humans or Seraphim, Archangels.
 As most people believe the Archangels have become extinct, rumours surface of a Legend; that a baby was born out of flame, the offspring of an archangel.

Dyston Blackbell is tasked to find and protect this child. He sends her strange dreams in hope that she will find him. When he discovers that she has enrolled at his family’s angel academy in Melbourne, he will do anything to protect Scarlett. But when he finds himself falling for her the Heavenly realm rejects him.

But 21-year-old Scarlett Porter realises that being half Archangel has some advantages. She has developed a unique trait, one that marks her as an Archangel. Will she keep it to herself or use it to fight back?

When an old enemy resurfaces, The Lucifites, Scarlett discovers that Dyston’s older brother Lakyn is at the helm of their sinister plans; to destroy the Nephilim race or use Scarlett for their own selfish purposes when they find out who she really is.

And when Lakyn discovers that Scarlett had only seduced him to rescue Dyston from his prison in the Realm of Light, it sends him on a journey of self-discovery and destruction. One that sees him venturing farther off course than his father would like. Will he choose a new life of love or his old life of darkness?


My  interview with Author L.L. Hunter

1. Do you recall how you got interested in writing?
i think my love for writing came from reading and discovering fantasy fiction at 15 when i read Phillip Pullman's The Subtle Knife (i know its the second book in the series, but i went back and read the first after). Then my friend Gabby introduced me to fan- fiction and it all started from there.

 2. What inspired you try your first book?
I have always wanted to write a book but never had the right original idea, until recently when the idea for The Legend of the Archangel series came to me in a dream - the prologue for The Chronicles of Fire and Ice was my dream.

 3. Can you tell us about the challenges you face writing your first book?
First its the grammar and tenses, (not my strong point), then its plotting. I had no problems with plotting book 1 it just came to me, but its better if you do plot it out so you have a clear structure. Then you have to look for a cover designer, beta readers and editors, then a publisher. If you don't have a massive budget then it can be challenging. If you self publish on amazon for instance, you have to do all the ebook formatting yourself!

 4. Where did you get your idea for this book?
The idea for The Chronicles of Fire and Ice came to me in a dream. But i have always been obsessed with angels and their origins. Then i began playing around with character names, i made Dyston's name up! Then i played around with possible titles until i found something that fit and was kind of original.

 5. Did you learn anything from writing your first book and if so what was it?
I didn't learn anything new writing wise, but i learned a lot about the publishing world by doing research and going to writer's workshops and seminars. I learned that its not profitable for an indie author to have their books in an actual book store, and that authors don't earn most of their money on selling books alone.

 6. What was your favorite chapter or part to write and why?
I really enjoyed writing the chapter entitled "Descent" and Lakyn's backstory. I also enjoyed writing Scarlett's and Dyston's first official meeting in chapter 3.

 7. I love the cover to your book so I have to ask, Who designed the cover?
Thanks! Yes the amazing Regina Wamba from Mae i Design and Photography designed my gorgeous cover. I only told her briefly what i wanted, Scarlett's hair turning into flames, and she created something better than i could have ever imagined. I highly recommend her!

 8. Do you prefer ebook, hardcover, or paperback?
Paperback. i love holding (and smelling) the actual book in my hands.

 9. Listen 3 books that you recently read and would recommend?
Mystic City by Theo Lawrence - everyone needs to know about this book! we are petitioning to get Theo more followers on twitter so everyone go follow him @tlawrencebooks. And we are also petitioning to get the movie made!
   Flutter by Melissa Andrea - this series introduces a whole new breed of supernatural creature!
  Broken Aro by Jen Wylie - another amazing book with a whole mix of supernatural creatures!


 10. Name 3 of your favorite character crushes?
Dyston Blackbell from my books
Jem from The infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Prince from Broken Aro by Jen Wylie



About the Author:
 
 
I am an Australian author who began writing when I was fifteen or sixteen, originally song lyrics, but then moved onto fanfiction when I was nineteen. Having published over 20 stories online. One of which was nominated for an award. I have also written, directed and starred in two original plays entitled, “No Frills Airlines: Flight 123,” and the sequel, “No frills Airlines: Come Fly with Us.” The latter of which was a musical.

I have studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science and dramatic arts but have always known my true calling was writing.
 My hobbies include, writing my books and scripts, reading, singing, acting, directing, watching movies, 50’s fashion and playing with my animals. When I am not writing I can be found reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of my ‘furbabies’.

 

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Friday, December 14

Tour: The Chronicles of Fire and Ice / Interview






 

 The Chronicles of Fire and Ice
Author: L.L. Hunter
Paperback: 215 pages
Publication Date: November 9th 2012















Purchase here: Amazon | B&N


~ Book Description ~

Is love stronger than race? 

The world is changeing as we know it, the human race is dwindling, but so are the angels. In order to preserve their bloodlines they have bred with humans, creating a new race called Nephilim. But there is one race that is more endangered than humans or Seraphim, Archangels.
 As most people believe the Archangels have become extinct, rumours surface of a Legend; that a baby was born out of flame, the offspring of an archangel.

Dyston Blackbell is tasked to find and protect this child. He sends her strange dreams in hope that she will find him. When he discovers that she has enrolled at his family’s angel academy in Melbourne, he will do anything to protect Scarlett. But when he finds himself falling for her the Heavenly realm rejects him.

But 21-year-old Scarlett Porter realises that being half Archangel has some advantages. She has developed a unique trait, one that marks her as an Archangel. Will she keep it to herself or use it to fight back?

When an old enemy resurfaces, The Lucifites, Scarlett discovers that Dyston’s older brother Lakyn is at the helm of their sinister plans; to destroy the Nephilim race or use Scarlett for their own selfish purposes when they find out who she really is.

And when Lakyn discovers that Scarlett had only seduced him to rescue Dyston from his prison in the Realm of Light, it sends him on a journey of self-discovery and destruction. One that sees him venturing farther off course than his father would like. Will he choose a new life of love or his old life of darkness?


My  interview with Author L.L. Hunter

1. Do you recall how you got interested in writing?
i think my love for writing came from reading and discovering fantasy fiction at 15 when i read Phillip Pullman's The Subtle Knife (i know its the second book in the series, but i went back and read the first after). Then my friend Gabby introduced me to fan- fiction and it all started from there.

 2. What inspired you try your first book?
I have always wanted to write a book but never had the right original idea, until recently when the idea for The Legend of the Archangel series came to me in a dream - the prologue for The Chronicles of Fire and Ice was my dream.

 3. Can you tell us about the challenges you face writing your first book?
First its the grammar and tenses, (not my strong point), then its plotting. I had no problems with plotting book 1 it just came to me, but its better if you do plot it out so you have a clear structure. Then you have to look for a cover designer, beta readers and editors, then a publisher. If you don't have a massive budget then it can be challenging. If you self publish on amazon for instance, you have to do all the ebook formatting yourself!

 4. Where did you get your idea for this book?
The idea for The Chronicles of Fire and Ice came to me in a dream. But i have always been obsessed with angels and their origins. Then i began playing around with character names, i made Dyston's name up! Then i played around with possible titles until i found something that fit and was kind of original.

 5. Did you learn anything from writing your first book and if so what was it?
I didn't learn anything new writing wise, but i learned a lot about the publishing world by doing research and going to writer's workshops and seminars. I learned that its not profitable for an indie author to have their books in an actual book store, and that authors don't earn most of their money on selling books alone.

 6. What was your favorite chapter or part to write and why?
I really enjoyed writing the chapter entitled "Descent" and Lakyn's backstory. I also enjoyed writing Scarlett's and Dyston's first official meeting in chapter 3.

 7. I love the cover to your book so I have to ask, Who designed the cover?
Thanks! Yes the amazing Regina Wamba from Mae i Design and Photography designed my gorgeous cover. I only told her briefly what i wanted, Scarlett's hair turning into flames, and she created something better than i could have ever imagined. I highly recommend her!

 8. Do you prefer ebook, hardcover, or paperback?
Paperback. i love holding (and smelling) the actual book in my hands.

 9. Listen 3 books that you recently read and would recommend?
Mystic City by Theo Lawrence - everyone needs to know about this book! we are petitioning to get Theo more followers on twitter so everyone go follow him @tlawrencebooks. And we are also petitioning to get the movie made!
   Flutter by Melissa Andrea - this series introduces a whole new breed of supernatural creature!
  Broken Aro by Jen Wylie - another amazing book with a whole mix of supernatural creatures!


 10. Name 3 of your favorite character crushes?
Dyston Blackbell from my books
Jem from The infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Prince from Broken Aro by Jen Wylie



About the Author:
 
 
I am an Australian author who began writing when I was fifteen or sixteen, originally song lyrics, but then moved onto fanfiction when I was nineteen. Having published over 20 stories online. One of which was nominated for an award. I have also written, directed and starred in two original plays entitled, “No Frills Airlines: Flight 123,” and the sequel, “No frills Airlines: Come Fly with Us.” The latter of which was a musical.

I have studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science and dramatic arts but have always known my true calling was writing.
 My hobbies include, writing my books and scripts, reading, singing, acting, directing, watching movies, 50’s fashion and playing with my animals. When I am not writing I can be found reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of my ‘furbabies’.

 

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