Not one, but two of my author friends have decided to reveal the lovely covers of their newest books today, and I know that the books with in the covers will be positively delightful, having already read and loved all of the published books of both.
Introducing Adventures and Adversaries by Sarah Holman, and Captive of Raven Castle by Jessica Greyson.
What, you don't think I would hand over the covers that easily, did you? Nope, I'm going string you along with such trivial things as book descriptions and exclusive interviews with the authors.
Adventures and Adversities by Sarah Holman: One day Alditha is content living with her family, the next she is taking her friends place to serve at the king’s castle. Her father's final instructions, to keep smiling and to do what is right, will be harder to live out then she ever imagined. She will face a royal nephew who delights in making people miserable, an angry servant girl that will stop at nothing to get what she wants, and noblemen who plot murder. Will she be able to keep the promise she made to her father? Will she find the faith she longs for during all her Adventures and Adversities.
Captive of Raven Castle by Jessica Greyson: The troubled people of war-torn Chambria are on the brink of starvation, and a delicate princess with a recurring nightmare is their only hope. Alexandra knows that her value to her country consists mainly in her ability to marry well, but when she is kidnapped by the rebels and taken to meet the man claiming to be both Chambria's true king and her real father, her entire world falls apart. Will Princess Alexandra be able to untangle the web of lies and discern who is the true king and her father?
It was one of those stories, that came in a rush of inspiration. I saw this picture and suddenly I saw an opening scene to a story of captured princess, questions ran through my mind and the story built from there.
2. Why did you choose the title?
I’ve always loved the idea of having the main characters name in the title, however this main character has two names which she goes by, using one name spoiled the story, and using the other didn’t make the title fit, meanwhile Captive said exactly what I wanted to say.
3. Who was your favorite character?
Picking a favorite character is rather hard, and between Taleon and Cassandra it’s really hard to choose. However, after some really hard thinking, I believe Taleon takes the lead as favorite character in this series.
1. What inspired Adventures and Adversaries?
After finishing my sci-fi trilogy, I wanted to write a book set in the Middle Ages. I didn't have much of a plan beyond that. the story developed as I wrote it.
2. Do you intend to go through the entire alphabet with this series, or will it stop at some point?
The plan is to go through the whole alphabet, but skip X and maybe Q. We shall see how that works out. The next book in the series will be coming out in fall of next year though.
3. Your first three books are sci-fi. Is Historical Fiction easier or harder to write?
Easier for me. Historical fiction is my first love. my first three books that were not published were set in the Middle Ages.
And now enough of the waiting. (Unless you were impatient enough to just skip down to the bottom and peak ...)
And long story short, I am very eager to get my hands on both of these books and read them.