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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Interview, Excerpt and Giveaway Orenda (Orenda #1) by Ruth Silver

Description:

Join forces with a parallel universe. Dark forces, magical creatures, and the world Lil thought she knew collide when a dream transports her to the strange world of Orenda. Stunned and terrified, Lil comes face to face with her doppelganger, Willow, who possesses the ability to travel between the two worlds. Everything Lil knows logically says that Orenda can't exist, but a small clue may be proof that it was more than an ordinary dream. With the threat of her younger sister in danger, Lil crosses dimensions but it may cost her even more than she bargained for.

A sword wielding girl, the eternal suit, and a parallel universe come together in this action-packed Young Adult fantasy adventure that will keep readers of all ages turning the pages. Orenda is the first novel in the Orenda series. 

EXCERPT:

Lil stood firm, sword-in-hand, staring at the beast as it flew directly at her. “How do I kill it?” She raised the sword above her head with two hands. Hudson glanced at her. “With what we taught you. The dragon is no different than a man.” “It has wings and is flying at me. I’d say it’s different!”

AUTHOR's FAST INTERVIEW

What books inspired you to write your genre
The Hunger Games is the first YA book that I read that really made me want to read more YA novels. Shortly after I read 100 different dystopian, fantasy, and paranormal titles that inspired me to write my own stories in the YA genre.

Do you prefer a certain point of view in fiction?
If written well, third person can be as engaging as first person point of view. I love third person because you can focus on multiple scenes throughout a story. New writers just have to be careful of head hopping.

How do you get your book into a library?
Contact local librarians and offer them a review copy. Ask them if they’d like you to speak with their group (teens, book club etc). If you live too far from the library, consider Skype or Google Hangouts. I’ve met a lot of great librarians this way.

Can you give some advice or tips on how to write a book review?
Be constructive. Don’t rehash the entire plot (or give away spoilers). This isn’t school where we’re told to write a book review and prove we read the book. Instead give comments on what worked for the story (plot, characters, theme, writing style, etc) and what didn’t.

Audiobooks, love them or hate them?
Narration can make or break an audio book. I thought The Fault in Our Stars was well narrated. It captivated me, drew me into the story. There have been other audio books that made me want to fall asleep. Three chapters in and I couldn’t tell you one thing that happened.
About the author: 
Ruth Silver is the best-selling author of ABERRANT, a young adult dystopian adventure series published by Patchwork Press and Lazy Day Publishing, in 2013. Silver attended Northern Illinois University and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication in the spring of 2005. 

While in college, she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, Deuces are Wild, which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required, because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories. Her love of writing led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. 

Silver enjoys reading, photography, traveling and most of all writing. She loves dystopian and fantasy young adult stories. Ruth has been actively writing since she was a teenager. Upcoming works include Royal Reaper, a young adult series about grim reapers, due for release June 3rd, 2014. 

She currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois. 


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This looks like a great read! *sigh* So many books, so little time!

Stefanie Called His said...

I actually had this on my TBR before, muahaha! dEFINITELY Gonna read this, eventually :D

karin said...

I actually also had this book on my tbr for a while! I don't know why I haven't read it yet. The plot sounds great!

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collenga said...

Sounds like a great book! Cool interview, thanks for the tips on writing a review!

Bella Boo said...

The excerpt and story line of this book, sounds really good glad i ran across it thanks

Jess Kidding said...

I read Ruth Silver's "Aberrant" series, and I really enjoy her writing style. I can't wait to read this!