Thursday, November 3, 2011
Paranormal Guest Author: Kiki Hamilton (The Faerie Ring)
Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Kiki Hamilton! Kiki is the author of The Faerie Ring.
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Kiki: I started seriously writing about six years ago.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Kiki: Harry Potter spurred me to start writing and the first thing I wrote was a story for my daughter. It was natural that it was a fantasy. However, I just finished writing a realistic contemporary story, so I’m not tied to just one genre.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be?
Kiki: I’d love the ability to do magic. Is that too broad of a choice? Why? Because with magic you have unlimited possibilities.
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Kiki: Well, I wrote what I wanted to read, so hopefully it is a story that will appeal to others too. The story is set in Victorian London and is about a pickpocket who steals the Queen’s ring only to find that the ring is a reservoir that holds a truce between the English royals and the world of Faerie. And everybody wants the ring back. There is mystery, romance, magic, danger, faeries and London. What’s not to like?
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles?
Kiki: I don’t know who I would pick and I sort of hate to put an image in someone’s mind, because that might not be the way that character looks to them when they read the book. The perfect example for me was Edward Cullen. I had this perfect image of Edward in my mind while I read the book and I can assure you he did NOT look like RPatz. Why?
The Faerie Ring (The Faerie Ring #1) by Kiki Hamilton
The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki’s blood.
Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own, and Tiki is not all that she appears to be. Her very existence haunts Prince Leopold, the Queen’s son, who is driven to know more about the mysterious mark that encircles her wrist.
Prince, pauper, and thief—all must work together to secure the treaty…
Thank you Kiki for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Kiki Hamilton and her books, please visit her website.