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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Interview with Liz DeJesus, author of the First Frost series!

Please welcome to the blogness the lovely Liz Dejesus! She's been 'round these parts before, and is taking some time away from her busy AMAZING PERLER BEAD CREATION schedule to chat with us before the impending release of the next book in her Frost series, Shattered Frost!

Welcome, Liz!
Can you tell us a little bit about SHATTERED FROST, the brand-new book in your Frost Series?

The best way to describe the book is by sharing the official blurb, otherwise I run the risk of sharing too much:
Bianca Frost and her BFF Ming Lee return to Everafter to attend the Winter Ball with their boyfriends, Terrance and Prince Ferdinand. They were looking forward to a short vacation, especially Bianca, who is being bullied at school. She is looking forward to the day when she can finally graduate from high school. But all is not cute hair and fancy shoes as a mysterious count sets his sights on Bianca at the ball. When Count Jonathan Bleu kidnaps Bianca and Ming, the pair must do everything in their power to escape his clutches. In this amazing adventure, Bianca and Ming find themselves traveling down a rabbit hole, where they have to survive the madness of Wonderland in order to make it back home to the men they love. Bianca and Ming must travel to the Queen of Hearts’ labyrinth, find Bluebeard’s key and save Jack of Hearts before Bianca loses everything she holds dear.
What I love about this book is the fact that you get to read chapters from Terrance's point of view. And it's one of the reasons why it took me so long to finish the book. It was very hard for me to get inside his head and write. But it was an absolute pleasure for me as a writer to get to know him better as a character. I really hope fans of the series enjoy this book.

(**This secondary aspect of the question isn't for the interview buuuut for the question: Do I call it the Frost series? First Frost? Bianca Frost? And is it a trilogy instead of a series, or a series or ongoing?) The series will be ongoing (at least as long as I can keep up the good work. ;)

Bianca Frost's mother runs the COOLEST museum. If you could own one fairy tale artifact from the museum, which would it be and why?

It's a tie between Red Riding Hood's cape and Cinderella's Glass Slippers. Mostly because I would use the cape to help me get places, my internal GPS is the worst. LOL And Cinderella's slippers because they can grant you your heart's desire.

What are your favorite obscure fairy tales?
The Three Heads of the Well and Little Rique with the Tuft.

Which fairytale villain would you never want to reform and why?
The Witch from Hansel & Gretel. I mean she made a house out of candy!

Which fairytale mode of transportation would you want to try out?
(eg. Cinderella's pumpkin coach, seven league boots, ship, flying
carpet, etc...)
Cinderella's pumpkin coach! (I'm on a Cinderella kick ever since I saw the movie a few weeks ago. It was amazing!)

- Mermaid or princess? Princess
- Prince or knight? Knight
- Befriend the birds or the mice? Birds
- Baba Yaga or a Djinn? Djinn
- Invsibility cloak or golden ball? Invisibility cloak.

Take a look at these bad boys -- err, glorious gals? -- because the series is getting a cover overhaul! I'll be sharing the brand new covers, as well as revealing the cover of the 3rd book, Shattered Frost, on Thursday! Until then, let us know your thoughts on Liz's answers, or some of your own, in the comments!

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  1. Soo... Is this a contemporary setting with royalty? Or is it like an alternate world? I never actually heard of this series before. I am headed over to Goodreads to check it out, but I think my internet just died... Anyway, it sounds interesting.

    1. Hi Amy! Fairy tales actually serve as a foundation to the series. My main character, Bianca Frost helps her mom run a fairy tale themed museum where they have items such as Snow White's Poisoned Apple, Cinderella's Glass Slipper, Sleeping Beauty's Spinning Wheel, among other items. Bianca finds out that she's a witch as well as a descendant of Snow White.

      It's YA Urban Fantasy. This is the official blurb for the first book, which will be re-released on June 22nd 2015 through Indie Gypsy. :)

      For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.”

      Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass slipper, Snow White’s poisoned apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel…​

      Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career in art or photography or…well, anything except working in the family’s museum. She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course, magic doesn't really exist.​

      She’s about to find out how wrong she is.

    2. Ooh, okay. Sounds cool and thanks so much for the reply.

  2. Thank you so much for this awesome interview, Misty! It's always an absolute pleasure to participate in Fairy Tale Fortnight with you and Bonnie. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you so very much. And I missed answering this on one your questions. The official name for the series is The Frost Series. :D

  3. I've never heard of this series before...how cool! I'm intrigued that the story is told from the point of view of one of the love interests, not the two girls (who are the main characters, from the blurb, it sounds like).


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