Please welcome today's guest author, Marlene Wynn! Marlene is the author of Chandrea: The Return of the Avatar Queen.
Q+A with Marlene Wynn
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Marlene: It took me several years to finish my first novel. That was mostly due to inexperience, life, and writers block (which happened WAY too often!) But the work on my second novel went much easier as I had a system down now and a good amount of the story had already been fleshed out. Because of that, it only took me about a year to write the second book in the Averill series.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Marlene: I seem to enjoy going from genre to genre. For years, I like romance, then action/adventure, and now fantasy.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Marlene: A shapeshifter. How cool would that be? To become anything you want at any time. Think of all the fun (and trouble) you could get into!
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Marlene: First, as a story about a young woman who is an orphan twice over and is searching for her roots, I think it would resonate with a lot of readers in the same situation.
Second, I’ve tried to show that, even though life throws tragedy in your path, with love and determination, you can get through to the other side. That you can still live a happy and productive life.
Third, this is a story of sheer strength of mind and character. When you’re entire foundation is ripped from beneath you, what do you do? How do you act? Who do you become?
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles?
Chandrea: Victoria Justice
Leilah: Lana Parilla
Ayden: Chris Hemsworth
Denae: Emma Watson
Ian: Zac Effron
Shawn: Derek Hough
Have a question for Marlene? Ask away in the comments!
Chandrea: The Return of the Avatar Queen (Averill #1) by Marlene Wynn.
Chandrea Averill thinks she’s just like any other normal young woman. But, on the day of her 23rd birthday, her life changes forever.
Surrounded by magical creatures, dangerous sorcery, and insidious political intrigue, Chandrea desperately wants to return to Earth and the only life she’s ever known. But, the longer she stays, the more she realizes that she may be the only one with the power – both magical and political – to save the people of Lyrunia. Will she find the courage to remain and fight for her home world?
Release Date: September 22, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
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Thank you Marlene for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Marlene Wynn and her books, please visit her website.
Chandrea Book + Swag Giveaway
The author is giving away a print copy of Chandrea: The Return of the Avatar Queen, a handmade fairy, and a set of character trading cards to one lucky winner!
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