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Monday, June 27

Spotlight Interview with Suzi Davis

I had the pleasure of reviewing Amber Frost by Suzi Davis. This is a remarkable read that will grab readers for the duration. With realistic characters, and a new twist in the paranormal genre readers will devour this magical story. Suzi was a pleasure to meet, and took time to answer some questions about this great book. Here is some info about the book.

amber frost

About the book:

Grace and Sebastian are eighteen years old and inexplicably drawn to each other. When Grace discovers that Sebastian has a powerful yet uncontrollable ability to make happen whatever he wants - she realizes too late that she's already in love with him. Sebastian can’t explain his strange powers or his lack of memory beyond the past few years.

As their romance continues, Sebastian begins to remember disjointed images and sensations. As he attempts to piece the mystery of his past together, he realizes that not only has he lived for a much longer time than he originally suspected but he has also seen many people live and die, and then live again, including Grace.

Once Sebastian realizes his true nature and finds what he has been searching for the past hundreds of years, he also realizes that it is now up to him to protect Grace from the dangers that have plagued them throughout eternity.

 

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Suzi shared with me some detail into her characters, and well loved book. I thank her for taking the time to talk with me, and look forward to more about Grace and Sebastian in the next book.

- Where did you find your inspiration for this novel?

Amber Frost began with the idea of Sebastian’s character. I kept thinking about this mysterious boy whom strange things happened around and it all took off from there. With each day, Sebastian’s presence in my thoughts grew; I kept thinking about his complicated and confusing past and his powerful yet uncontrollable ability to make whatever he truly wanted come to be. I was so interested in and excited about his character and the possibilities he presented, that the story began writing itself. I love the characters in the Lost Magic Series and it has been fun and exciting for me to write about them. I find myself thinking about my characters often and not because I have to but because I want to – and because they won’t get out of my head!

- Did you intend for readers to begin with an odd impression of Sebastian. Were the feelings toward is character intended to grow as the story progressed?

Sebastian is not your typical male, romantic “lead” – it’s one of the things I’ve always liked about him. He’s mysterious and enigmatic but he’s also just a really complicated and quirky individual. I think even if he was just a regular teenage boy with no supernatural abilities or past, he would still be very different from most teens. He’s strange but I think he’s also quite fascinating – even I want to know more about him!  I think as the story progresses and more of Sebastian’s past and his true nature is revealed, it’s easier for the reader to understand his character too and some of his motivations. I hope that most of my readers will love him right from the beginning (as I did) but the rest may fall in love with him as they get to know him more, just like Grace did.

- Was it difficult to write about Grace's lack of zest, and uncomfortable in her own skin personality?

I found most of my characters easy to write about (except for Grace’s mother because she is basically the complete opposite of my own). As far as Grace’s character goes, I don’t really see her as lacking zest. She is submissive at the beginning of the novel but there is always a passionate quality to her too. I love that fire within her that at first she tries to dampen and deny, but as her relationship with Sebastian progresses and her life begins to change, she begins to let that passionate fire within drive her. The way Grace views herself is quite complicated too. She’s not exactly “uncomfortable-in-her-own-skin” but she is uncomfortable with all the roles that others expect her to fulfill. She’s confident in her physical, outer beauty but she’s also uncomfortable because of it and the way she is perceived and expected to be. Like I said – complicated.

- When can we be on the lookout for another book in The Lost Magic Series? If so how many books are you planning for this series?

The second book in The Lost Magic series will be made available by ireadiwrite Publishing later this year (Winter, 2011). When I was writing Amber Frost, I had always planned on there being a sequel and so it was very easy to continue the story where it left off at the end of the first book. The second book in the series is a natural continuation of the story that began in Amber Frost. I certainly have enough material to write several more books too – whether I will or not, I can’t say at this time. I’ve also thought about going back and exploring how Sebastian’s story began and the hundreds of years that passed before he reencountered Grace. There are several possibilities but I’m not ready to commit myself to my next project just yet!

- Anything that you would like to share with my followers about your writing experience?

I am very lucky in how positive my writing experience has been. It truly has been like a dream for me – I loved writing each and every word of Amber Frost and to be published and to get to share this story with others has been such a great experience. I truly do appreciate each and every one of my readers and their interest in and support of my work. I’m very excited for the release of the second book in the series and I think that my readers are going to love it even more than the first book. It has been so much fun writing Book Two – I can’t wait to share it!

 

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