vineri, 8 februarie 2013

Talisman of El Blog Tour Stop (Interview & Giveaway)

~About the author~

Alecia Stone is the author of Talisman Of El (Centrinian, 2012), the first book in the Talisman Of El trilogy. She graduated with a BA in Film & TV and has worked in television for a short period of time before branching out into storytelling. Alecia loves anything and everything paranormal. Her fascination with all things supernatural sparked her obsession with books, particularly young adult fantasy fiction, which she has never grown out of. She was inspired to become an author after reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen at the age of fourteen.

In 2008, Alecia started working on Talisman Of El, a contemporary young adult fantasy fiction inspired by people who disappeared mysteriously, including, but not limited to, Amelia Earhart and Percy Harrison Fawcett, who went on an expedition in search of an ancient lost city. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys going to the movies, listening to music, and travelling.

Talisman Of El is her first novel. At present, Alecia lives in England, United Kingdom with her family.

~About the book~


One Planet.

Two Worlds.

Population: Human ... 7 billion.
Others ... unknown.

When 14-year-old Char­lie Blake wakes up sweat­ing and gasp­ing for air in the mid­dle of the night, he knows it is hap­pen­ing again. This time he wit­nesses a bru­tal mur­der. He's afraid to tell any­one. No one would believe him ... because it was a dream. Just like the one he had four years ago - the day before his dad died.

Char­lie doesn't know why this is hap­pen­ing. He would give any­thing to have an ordi­nary life. The prob­lem: he doesn't belong in the world he knows as home.

He belongs with the others.

~Book trailer~


 ~Author Interview~

1. Hello, Alecia! Can you tell us something about you and your book, Talisman of El?
Hello. Certainly. I’m Alecia Stone, and I currently live in the UK. I started off writing in poetry and screenwriting before trying my hand at fiction. Talisman Of El is my first work of fiction, and it is the first book in a trilogy. The story follows Charlie Blake, a young orphan trying to find his place in the world. It’s a young adult fantasy novel that features a wonderful blend of magic, mythology and adventure.

2. When have you decided that you want to be a writer?
I suppose my dream of writing a book began when I read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice when I was fourteen. I loved how she could suck you into her world and make you fall in love with her characters. At the time, it was just a dream. I never envisioned that it would actually come true. It’s a great achievement for me, one I can definitely cross off my bucket list.

3. Where do you find your inspiration for your novels? (If it’s not a secret) Have you ever found it in your real life?
From the depths of my subconscious ... It’s very deep. God, where do I get my inspiration from? I would love to know the answer to this myself. I’ve only written one novel so far, and this story found me. There were many things that inspired this story – from the strange tales my mum told me as a child right down to the unusual events that takes place in the world every day. Inspiration comes from everything: movies, books, current affairs ... You really don’t have to go far to find a story.

4. Does any of your fictional character resemble you?
I would love to think so. In terms of personality, I would say they all have a little bit of me inside them – not to suggest I have a multiple personality disorder. I prefer not to make my characters too much like me or we may start to clash. Too much of anything is never good.

5. Which book is the first one that you’ve read?
To be honest, I can’t remember the first book I read, but I will say the first book that had an impact on me definitely has to be Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. It’s a brilliant book.

6. Do you have a favorite book?
I have two. The first is Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie and the second would have to be Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

7. If you were about to leave in a trip which book would you take with you?
Well, I do have a rather large TBR (to-be-read) list. If I were to choose right now, I would grab my copy of Watership Down by Richard Adams. I’ve been meaning to read this book for a long time.

8. Tell us one thing you’d like to change at people from nowadays.
I think people have become so negative about everything these days that they just need to chill out and relax. Breathe. Don’t take everything too seriously. You’ll drive yourselves crazy if you do. Negativity is irksome, and frankly my dear, I just don’t have room for it.

9. Is there a moment in your life you’d like to live again?
You know, I’ve actually given this question a lot of thought, and I can’t for the life of me think of a moment I’d like to live again. I’ve always been a forward thinking person, and I like to leave the past in the past and move on. Besides, if I relived a moment in the past, I may alter my reality, and who knows, maybe I’d never write a novel.

10. Do you have a message for Romanian readers? Why would you recommend your book?
A Romanian blog was one of the first blogs to have mentioned my novel, so I have a lot of love for Romanian readers. I hope you all get a chance to read this novel. I also look forward to having the novel translated into Romanian at some point in the near future. I would recommend my book because it’s full of action, mythology and mystery.

3 Print copies of Talisman of El
Open Internationally
Ends 2/18/13
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Un comentariu:

  1. Thank you for having me today. It was fun answering the interview questions. I see you, too, like the Secret Circle TV show. Nice :)


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