Saturday, August 31, 2013

{{SUPER Tale-Spinners}} [Spotlight & Interview] Author EMMA L. ADAMS ...

In light of Emma's NEW cover reveal for DARKNESS WATCHING ( which we will be showing on our blog very shortly..) we wanted to Spotlight her book The Puppet Spell and also learn a few things about this AMAZING author along the way.. We hope you all enjoy her answer in the interview and be sure to check out her book The Puppet Spell...

Book Description:
Unlike her rebellious sister Lucinda, fifteen-year-old Lexa prefers to spend her free time playing video games, fighting the forces of evil with her partner-in-crime Marlon. But when Lucinda steals an invisibility potion from their uncle’s storeroom, she unleashes chaos into their lives. Lexa and Marlon find themselves catapulted into a world far more dangerous than any video game, full of misleading illusions, sinister Conjurors and deadly Fey, and threatened by a man with a grudge known as the Puppeteer. Accompanied only by Lexa’s uncle’s unreliable (and rather dangerous) Chimera, Lexa and Marlon must navigate this world to find Lucinda- before they too fall under the spell of the puppet master...

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Reviewers’ Comments:

'Kudos to author Emma L. Adams and her debut novel! She has created a beautifully creepy work of art and I look forward to her future works.' - Fantasy author Amy Joy Lutchen (Goodreads review)

'OMG, my hat goes off to Miss Adams. "The Puppet Spell", is a mind-bogglingly crafted novel... It's Harry Potter meets The Matrix. It's a fast-paced story that left me gripping the end of my seat waiting for the next scene to start. Adams's debut novel is a must have! Its original take on magic and other worlds will have you placed under a spell of its own.' - YA author Elle A. Rose (Amazon review)

'Adams has crafted an entertaining fantasy tale with some nicely creepy moments. This novel is aimed at a young audience and should be extremely well received...a brilliantly written adventure story.' - Fantasy author Sharon Stevenson (Amazon review)

'Ms. Adams gives much attention to detail, and she makes you believe that other lands do exist. She has a wonderful way of making you feel immersed in the story and the flow from one scene to the next makes it easy to follow. It is both eerie and beautiful.  If you enjoy otherworldly fantasies, this is a book you will enjoy!' - Christy at Christy's Cozy Corners - read the full review here.

'Excellent! I really, really liked this book. I was drawn into the setting, I loved the characters, the plot was great, and it kept me on the edge of my seat. I think readers of all ages will love Puppet Spell and I recommend you add it to your bookshelf today.' - Paul R. Hewitt, author of Lionel's Christmas Adventure

About the Author:

Emma spent her childhood creating imaginary worlds to compensate for a disappointingly average reality, so it was probably inevitable that she ended up writing fantasy and paranormal for young adults. She was born in Birmingham, UK, which she fled at the first opportunity to study English Literature at Lancaster University. In her three years at Lancaster, she hiked up mountains, skydived in Australia, and endured a traumatic episode involving a swarm of bees in the Costa Rican jungle. She also wrote various novels and short stories. These included her first publication, a rather bleak dystopian piece, and a disturbing story about a homicidal duck (which she hopes will never see the light of day).

Now a reluctant graduate, she can usually be found in front of her writing desk, creating weird and wonderful alternative worlds. Her debut novel The Puppet Spell, published in 2013 by Rowanvale Books, is a fantasy tale for young adults and the young at heart, inspired by her lifelong love of the fantastical, mythology, and video games. Emma also writes supernatural fantasy novels for older teens and adults. Her next book, Darkness Watching, is the first in the upper-YA/New Adult Darkworld series, and will be published in September 2013 by Curiosity Quills Press.

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When and why did you decide to be a writer?

I’ve always had a vivid imagination and I spent most of my childhood creating imaginary worlds and characters, but it was when I was ten that my teacher first suggested that I could be a writer. And that was it: I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I wrote endless short stories and planned huge epics, but it wasn’t until I was 14 that I actually sat down and wrote a novel. It was terrible, but it taught me a lot about writing.
What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?
The toughest by far was the report I received for the first book I ever wrote, from a literary consultancy. It was worth it, but it was brutal! Best compliment? I love all the reviews I’ve received so far for The Puppet Spell – I treasure all of them!
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Read a lot, write a lot, learn from other writers, get feedback on your work –and don’t give up!
How many drafts did you have to write for The Puppet Spell? Any scenes that were cut from the original that you want to share?
I lost count a while back! I think about 5-6 drafts, but I edited it a lot when it was uploaded to Authonomy.

What inspired the idea for ' The Puppet Spell ?

The original idea was in an old notebook I found in my room. I’d written the beginning of a story about a hidden laboratory a few years back, and I started thinking about how I might finish it. One idea led to another and The Puppet Spell was born!
What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write in 'The Puppet Spell and why?
I really enjoyed writing the Fey Kingdom scenes. And the ending! :)

What is your favorite snack/treat or drink while writing?

Diet coke. I’m addicted to the stuff.
What are you currently reading?
I read a lot! I just finished The Archived by Victoria Schwab, which was amazing!
Who is your fictional character crush?
I don’t really do that sort of thing…but I do like Jace from The Mortal Instruments and Daemon from the Lux series, because they’re both hilarious.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Just that I hope you enjoy the book! :)

That concludes this Tale-Spinner post! I want to say THANK YOU to Emma for be with us on out blog today . (I'm a huge Daemon fan! :) good choice! ) I hope you all go and check out her books!! As always thanks to al you awesome blog follower who follow us and take the time to read out post..WE LOVE YOU! :)


  1. Thanks so much for the spotlight/interview! :D

    1. No problem! I thought it fitting to do it with the cover reveal. Thanks for helping out and being on my blog today :)


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