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CHARLIE N. HOLMBERG: EVERY GREAT WRITER HAS A STACK OF REJECTION LETTERS

Charlie N. Holmberg’s Paper Magician Series established as a top story in fantasy genre. The first part, The Paper Magician, was released in September. The sequel, The Glass Magician, followed two months later. The third part, The Master Magician, is set for official release in June, but is currently available for pre-order.
We’ve got a chance to speak with Charlie about her novels. It’s a dream for every author to make such a debut with so many positive feedbacks by the readers.

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– Charlie, The second book of The Paper Magician series, The Glass Magician, was released in November. What the readers will find in the sequel?
– The sequel is a continuation of Ceony and Emery’s story, albeit in a less abstract setting. The Glass Magician is a little more adventurous and less whimsical. There are new characters, new bad guys, and Ceony has to deal with a certain confession she made at the end of book one.
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MICHELLE HAUCK: ACTION SCENES ARE THE BANE OF MY WRITING

Michelle Hauck’s debut novel Kindar’s Cure was something fresh in the fantasy world. The book was published in August 2013. The fans accept it very positively with av. 4.6 stars in Amazon from 17 reviews. We’ve got a chance to speak with our next guest during her blog tour, organized by Goodreads’ group Making Connections.

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– What is your book Kindar’s Cure about?
– The book blurb says it best: Princess Kindar of Anost dreams of playing the hero and succeeding to her mother’s throne. But dreams are for fools. Reality involves two healthy sisters and a wasting disease of suffocating cough that’s killing her by inches. When her elder sister is murdered, the blame falls on Kindar, putting her head on the chopping block.
No one who survives eighteen years of choke lung lacks determination. A novice wizard, Maladonis Bin, approaches with a vision—a cure in a barren land of volcanic fumes. As choices go, a charming bootlicker that trips over his own feet isn’t the best option, but beggars can’t be choosers. Kindar escapes with Mal and several longtime attendants only to have her eyes opened that her country faces dark times.
Her mother’s decision to close the prosperous mines spurs poverty and joblessness, inciting rebellion and opening Anost to foreign invasion. As Mal urges her toward a cure that will prove his visions, suddenly, an ally turns traitor, delivering Kindar to a rebel army, who have their own plans for a sickly princess.
With the killer poised to strike again, the rebels bearing down, and the country falling apart, she must weigh her personal hunt for a cure against saving her people.
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ALEXANDRA BUTCHER: SUCCESS IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT

Alexandra Butcher a.k.a. A.L. Butcher released earlier in 2014 the second part of The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles – The Shining Citadel. The British author writes fantasy, loves astronomy, history, animals, films and gaming. We’ve got a chance to speak with Lady Butcher for the products of her creativity and her great blog.

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– Alexandra, what is your last novel The Shining Citadel about?
The Shining Citadel is the second in the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles fantasy series. It follows the main characters, an elven sorceress Dii and Lord Archos as they seek out at first a missing elven artefact and later discover the lost Citadel. The world of Erana is a dangerous place; magic is illegal, punishable by death and elves are little better than slaves so an elven sorceress seeking out a lost elven city is a very dangerous proposition. There’s a lot of intrigue in the story, for the adventurers are not the only ones interested in the Citadel and what it might bring and not all their companions are what they seem. Truth are lies are turned on their heads, right and wrong are not clearly defined and at least one character has an epiphany. This is an exciting tale of heroes, monsters, forbidden magic, love, and betrayal.
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STEPHEN CHRISTIANSEN: ORBBELGGUREN MEANS SPIDER KILLERS

Stephen Christiansen is the author of epic fantasy series Orbbelgguren. If you are fans of dark elves, you will enjoy for sure the books. It’s time now for our next interview. Please welcome Mr. Stephen Christiansen.

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– Stephen, what is your fantasy series Orbbelgguren about?
The Orbbelgguren series has many plot lines that twist and turn and it’s hard to really pin-point anything without giving away the surprise ending. However, among these various plot lines, we see a set of dark elves that learn more about themselves and each other. They grow, mature and develop relationships. They establish depth of character in a world that hates and fears them. As everything they know changes, as war erupts around them, as the world starts to die, they find that they must adapt and change as well.
Each book seems to introduce a little bit of the real plot line and over time the reader will begin to understand what the series is really about. However, expect the unexpected. I think the reader will be pleasantly surprised.
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