Thursday, August 10, 2017

FEATURED AUTHOR: CHERYL LOW



ABOUT THE BOOK

In the Realm there are whispers. Whispers that the city used to be a different place. That before the Queen ruled there was a sky beyond the clouds and a world beyond their streets.

Vaun Dray Fen never knew that world. Born a prince without a purpose in a Realm ruled by lavish indulgence, unrelenting greed, and vicious hierarchy, he never knew a time before the Queen’s dust drugged the city. Everything is poisoned to distract and dull the senses, even the tea and pastries. And yet, after more than a century, his own magic is beginning to wake. The beautiful veneer of the Realm is cracking. Those who would defy the Queen turn their eyes to Vaun, and the dust saturating the Realm.

From the carnivorous pixies in the shadows to the wolves in the streets, Vaun thought he knew all the dangers of his city. But when whispers of treason bring down the fury of the Queen, he'll have to race to save the lives and souls of those he loves.





LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT INTERVIEW WITH CHERYL LOW



Things you need in order to write:

Music. I make playlists for different books I’m working on to keep the mood. I also have a tie I wear when I’m having trouble focusing. I call it my “business tie” because I wear it when I need to get down to business.
Things that hamper your writing:
Netflix! Pretty much as soon as I put on a movie or a show, my productivity drops off for the day.


Things you love about where you live:
I live in a small, quiet town in Sweden, and I really like it. I’m so far north that I’m actually in the Arctic Circle. We have daylight all night long during summer, and I love it!
Things that make you want to move:
Family. When I get the urge to move, it’s usually because I want to be closer to family. Also winter here is extreme. I don’t mind it being night all day long, but the snow gets a little intense. Winter is eight months long here. And that’s just too long. I’m pretty much over winter after Christmas and up here, we still have another four months to go.

Things you never want to run out of:
Pens and hair ties. I feel like I’m buying them all the time and they just disappear. Oh, and ink!
Things you wish you’d never bought:
I’ve got this big daybed in my kitchen that I kind of regret buying because I’m 75% sure I’ll have to destroy it to get it out of this apartment when I move… 


Words that describe you:
Chatty. Smiley. Excitable.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t:
Easily stressed. Angry. Cynical.

Favorite foods:
Cookies. Dumplings. Sourdough. Bagels.
Things that make you want to throw up: 
Tequila. Sushi. Moldy cheese.

Favorite beverage:
Iced water. Tea. Vanilla latte.
Something that gives you a pickle face:
Bubble tea. Black coffee.

Something you’re really good at:
Baking cookies.
Something you’re really bad at:
Baking cake.

Something you wish you could do:
Parkour!
Something you wish you’d never learned to do:
Oh, this is hard. Everything I’ve learned to do, I enjoyed at one time and then promptly forgot as soon as I wasn’t interested anymore. So, probably something from school…

Last best thing you ate:

Kl├Ąddkaka. It’s a Swedish chocolate cake that is basically an under-baked brownie. It’s super gooey.

Last thing you regret eating:
Kimchi dumpling. I like kimchi but the dumpling was a red beet dough and I can’t stand beets. It tastes like the ground, if dirt could bleed.

Things you always put in your books:
I feel like someone always gets punched in my books and kissed, but not at the same time.

Things you never put in your books:
Stew. I hate stew in books. Especially in fantasy. If I can make up any food, why would I do stew?

Favorite things to do:
Go to the movies or the theater. Go out to new cafes and restaurants. Stay home and do absolutely nothing.

Things you’d run through a fire wearing gasoline pants to get out of doing:
CrossFit. It’s nothing against it, I just think I’d be awful at it and break out into laughter whenever anyone tries to invite me to their class. Also anything involving lakes or boats.

Things that make you happy:
Crocodile documentaries. Kill Joys. When my book orders arrive at my door, especially when I’ve ordered so many that I’ve forgotten what I’m getting.
Things that drive you crazy:
Loud motorcycles. Technology has advanced enough not to have your bike be so loud that I can’t hear my headphones.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cheryl Low might be an Evil Queen, sipping tea and peeping on everyone from high up in her posh tower——a job she got only after being fired from her gig as Wicked Witch for eating half the gingerbread house.

…Or she might be a relatively mundane human with a love for all things sugary and soap opera slaps.

Find out by following her on social media @cherylwlow or check her webpage. The answer might surprise you! But it probably won’t.

Connect with Cheryl:
Website   |  Twitter  |   Goodreads  |   Instagram

Buy the book:
Amazon   |  World Weaver Press

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