Thursday, March 26, 2015

Q+A with Jessica Minyard + Stones and Finger Bones Giveaway

Stones and Finger Bones by Jessica Minyard author interview and giveaway

Please welcome today's guest author, Jessica Minyard!  Jessica is the author of Stones and Finger Bones.

Keep reading for a chance to win Stones and Finger Bones by Jessica Minyard.

Q+A with Jessica Minyard

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

  That’s hard to say. My “official” bio says I wrote and illustrated my first story in the fourth grade, but I’m sure I was writing before that.

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal fantasy genre?

I’ve always been here, I suppose. I grew up reading Lloyd Alexander, Gail Carson Levine, Donna Jo Napoli, Anne Rice, J.K.Rowling, Jennifer Fallon, and Sara Douglass. Although, Douglass might have been too heavy for my 12/13 year old self.

If there was something fantastical, otherworldly, or mythical about a book, I was reading it. So it just came as a natural progression that I started writing fantasy.

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?

  The ability to quickly move from one place to another. Teleportation. Flying. Disapparating. Anything works.

Commuting makes me ragey and I would save so much time!

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.

  Magic! Mayhem! Kissing! Handsome rogues! Narcissistic sociopaths! What’s not to enjoy?

EJ:  If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

  Ack. This is a hard one! Truth be told, I really have no idea. I know some writers like to cast their characters, but I am not one of them. If someday, somehow, Stones was being made into a movie, I would not want to be involved with the casting process, because I would fail miserably!

Let me give it a try though…

For Aurelia, I might cast Rose Leslie, because she’s a ginger and has an interesting face.

For Rycen, Alexander Uloom is the winner, because of the intensity of his eyes and his mouth. It was hard to find someone with a mouth I liked. Just Google him. I promise you won’t be disappointed!  

Thank you, Jessica, for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Jessica Minyard please visit her website.  You can learn more about her book Stones and Finger Bones, and enter for a chance to win, below.

Stones and Finger Bones by Jessica Minyard author interview and giveaway

Stones and Finger Bones (The Black Towers #1) by Jessica Minyard.

Aurelia Barone, Jewel of Starry Stone, harbors no illusions about the purpose of her life as heir to the throne. But after two failed betrothals, she starts to feel like nothing more than a pawn being moved aimlessly about a game board.

Until the night she loses everything.

Kidnapped by a wise-cracking mercenary with more than one identity, Aurelia embarks on a mission across land and sea to avenge her father’s death.

But an evil is rising from the ashes of memory. Insidious magic is stirring. The dregs of a once-powerful nation are thirsty for blood and revenge.

They seek to harness Aurelia. To tempt her. To manipulate her.

And if necessary, to destroy her.

Release Date: February 10, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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Stones and Finger Bones Giveaway

The author is giving away a signed paperback copy of Stones and Finger Bones by Jessica Minyard, and four prints of hand painted, original character portraits!

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below.  Giveaway is INTERNATIONAL.  This giveaway is a Book Tour giveaway, and the winners will be randomly drawn by the author or publisher.  Giveaway ends April 9, 2015.

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  1. Replies
    1. Glad you enjoyed it! I love discovering which supernatural talents an author wants.

  2. I like the idea of a supernatural kind of story, I always love those. And I like the show Supernatural as well!

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  3. Thanks for hosting today, EJ! :)

  4. Great interview! I Googled Alexander Uloom, and you're right..not disappointed :)

  5. Such a wonderful interview. :) And yeah!! The book. Ohmygod the coverrrr. It's so gorgeous.

    1. I know, right? I am so in love with that cover.

  6. Got attracted to the cover and got to know the author. I'm gonna read this book soon :D

    1. Me too! I was initially attracted to the cover, and can't wait to read the book. :)