FEATURED AUTHOR: KELSEY CLIFTON
ABOUT THE BOOK
Jaelin and Aldwin have heard legends of the Grey Princess their entire lives. When it comes time for his first heroic quest, Jaelin naturally chooses her rescue - but the princess from Aldwin’s stories is a pale imitation of the sorceress that they find at the top of a lonely mountain tower.
Known across the realms as the Grey Princess, Liana has been the subject of stories and songs for over two centuries. Every bard and historian thinks they know the truth, but the reality of Liana's power - and the secrets she has hidden under layers of stone - is something that no one is prepared for. And Liana herself is hardly prepared for two adventurers to show up on her doorstep with a doozy of a quest . . . and the key to undoing a choice she made many years ago.
Can a bratty lordling, a witty librarian, and an irritable sorceress bumble their way through an enchanted forest, survive the ruins of a haunted city, and defeat a centuries-old dragon with only a few hours of planning?
The better question is, can anyone stop them?
Author: Kelsey Clifton
Published: February 8, 2020
Print length: 413 pages
LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT WITH KELSEY CLIFTON
Things you need in order to write: music, a cup of coffee, and a window to stare moodily out of.
Things that hamper your writing: Netflix and social media mostly.
Things you love about writing: revelations are the best. I love making a decision late in a story only to realize that it either fits perfectly, or was something that I was secretly building towards all along.
Things you hate about writing: the middle bits, the connective tissue between fun scenes.
Easiest thing about being a writer: for me, editing is the easiest part. Things hit your ear differently on subsequent reads, and I think it’s a lot easier to fix things that are already there.
Hardest thing about being a writer: balancing the desire to write with the need to make a stable living.
Words that describe you: creative, supportive, hilarious, charming.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: lazy, stubborn, suspicious.
Favorite foods: Margherita pizza, apples, chicken fried rice, deviled eggs from Whiskey Cake.
Things that make you want to throw up: canned spinach, asparagus, bleu cheese.
Favorite music: acoustic songs hit me the hardest.
Music that makes your ears bleed: most metal/screamo and EDM.
Favorite smell: bright, citrusy smells or the open woods.
Something that makes you hold your nose: heavy floral smells.
Something you’re really good at: writing and singing.
Something you’re really bad at: pretty much any sport except for horseback riding.
Something you wish you could do: play guitar.
Something you wish you’d never learned to do: kickboxing.
Last best thing you ate: breakfast tacos from La Calle in Houston.
Last thing you regret eating: a vegan muffin from a local coffee shop.
Things you’d walk a mile for: free books from my list, concert tickets, plane tickets.
Things that make you want to run screaming from the room: shitty things made by well-known artists or authors that would be laughed out of the room if they came from anyone else.
Things you always put in your books: angry blondes, although I swear it isn’t on purpose.
Things you never put in your books: rape scenes.
Things to say to an author: “I couldn’t put your book down!” “I’m going to write a review of your book right now.” “You made me cry, I hate you so much.” Hearing any of these things gives me heart eyes.
Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book: “You know, I’ve always wanted to write a book. It seems so easy!” My response to this is always, “Do it, then.”
Favorite places you’ve been: Florence, Barcelona, the Grand Canyon, Calabria.
Places you never want to go to again: The House of Terror in Budapest. Originally it was where Nazi and then Communist prisoners were brought for interrogation and torture, and now it’s one of the most effective museums I’ve ever been to. As important and incredible as it is, it’s also an extremely emotional experience.
Favorite things to do: dancing bachata, listening to live music, exploring nature.
Things you’d run through a fire wearing gasoline pants to get out of doing: cleaning of pretty much any kind.
Things that make you happy: singing along with a crowd, curling up with coffee and a book, being around animals, sitting on the beach.
Things that drive you crazy: groups of people who take up a whole sidewalk.
Best thing you’ve ever done: moving to Florence, Italy for 3.5 years.
Biggest mistake: investing time and money in an editing business when I should have just been writing.
Kelsey is the author of Amazon bestselling series A Day Out of Time and standalone novel Fire and Lightning, Ash and Stone.
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