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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Greta and the Goblin King By: Chloe Jacobs *Guest Post & Giveaway*

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Hi everyone, thank you so much for stopping by here! I want to thank Shane @ Itching For Books for letting me participate and thank the Author, Chloe Jacobs, as she has written a great Guest Post to share with you all, so here you go! :)



Blurb

Expected publication: November 2012 by Entangled Publishing

While trying to save her brother from a witch’s fire four years ago, Greta was thrown in herself, falling through a portal to Mylena, a dangerous world where humans are the enemy and every ogre, ghoul, and goblin has a dark side that comes out with the eclipse. 


To survive, Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she’s good at what she does. So good, she’s caught the attention of Mylena’s young goblin king, the darkly enticing Isaac, who invades her dreams and undermines her will to escape. 

But Greta’s not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. An ancient evil knows she’s the key to opening the portal, and with the next eclipse mere days away, every bloodthirsty creature in the realm is after her—including Isaac. If Greta fails, she and the lost boys of Mylena will die. If she succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back...




Chloe Jacobs's Guest Post

Wow, it’s so cool to be here today! And in this case “cool” means more than one thing because I’m talking about setting for my YA book, Greta and the Goblin King, which takes place in Mylena—a world cursed with eternal winter.

I really loved writing this book, and a lot of that had to do with creating the world where Greta lives. She’s a human who finds herself trapped in a land that hates her kind, so she’s learned to hide her identity and use the cold weather to her advantage by covering up in heavy furs, long coats, and clunky boots.  

When I first imagined Mylena, I knew there would be magic involved. What I didn’t know until later was that the entire place is cursed. How else could a land with two suns never have summer? Or green grass? Or sandy beaches?

Why and how Mylena became cursed is kind of a secret though, so I’m not going to go into it too much.

BUT…because of the cold, the snow, and all the ice, I found myself drawn to lots of images of winter while I was writing.

Where I’m from we get winter to the N’th degree, so you learn to embrace it. We’re big on skiing, snowshoeing, hockey, and all the other activities you do when it’s cold and snowy out. There’s something about winter that’s both peaceful and chaotic. When the snow is blowing so badly you can’t see a foot in front of your face, and the wind is whistling through the house, it’s crazy! But at the same time you can feel as if you’re the only person in the world. There’s nothing else besides you and the wall of white stuff!

What are your favourite seasons? What kind of setting do you like the best in the books you read? Fantasy settings where everything is made up? Or real ones that you could actually visit one day and see everything the author has described?

Chloe Jacobs is a native of nowhere and everywhere, having jumped around to practically every Province of Canada before finally settling in Ontario where she has now been living for a respectable number of years. Her husband and son are the two best people in the entire world, but they also make her wish she'd at least gotten a female cat. No such luck. And although the day job keeps her busy, she carves out as much time as possible to write. Bringing new characters to life and finding out what makes them tick and how badly she can make them suffer is one of her greatest pleasures, almost better than chocolate and fuzzy pink bunny slippers.

Her debut Young Adult fantasy, GRETA AND THE GOBLIN KING, will be available everywhere in November 2012! In the meantime, check her out online…

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3 comments:

  1. Nice guest post. Thanks for participating.

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  2. Great guest post. I totally understand the great white north issue with the snow and the cold because I live there too. I enjoyed the setting being somewhere different and more challenging. :)

    Great guest post!

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