woensdag 5 maart 2014

Book Blitz: White Hart ~ Sarah Dalton

Title/Titel: White Hart
Schrijfster: Sarah Dalton
Serie(s): White Hart #1
Publication date: March 5th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis ~ Samenvatting: 

Mae never asked to be craft-born. She never wanted that burden. The realm needs magic again, and the the King of Aegunlund has been waiting for the first craft-born girl to marry his son, Prince Casimir.

In Mae’s town of Halts-Walden, the ambitious miller claims his daughter Ellen is craft-born. Mae knows this is a load of hogwash, but she’s glad Ellen will have the unfortunate pleasure of becoming queen instead of her.

All she has to do is sit back and wait until Casimir and Ellen are married, then she will finally be free of the threat of her fate. But on that day an event so shocking and terrible occurs that Mae finds herself entering the neighbouring cursed forest on a quest she never thought she’d have to follow. 

Join Mae as she rides her white stag through the Waerg Woods with a pampered prince at her heels. She’s out for revenge and nothing, no one, will get in her way.

Mae heeft er nooit om gevraagd om geboren te worden met de gave. Ze heeft deze last nooit willen dragen. Het rijk heeft weer magie nodig en de Koning van Aegunlund wacht al jaren totdat het eerste meisje met de magische gave geboren wordt om zijn zoon, Prins Casimir te trouwen. 

In Mae's dorp Halts-Walden, claimt de ambitieuze molenaar dat zijn dochter, Ellen , de gave heeft. Mae weet dat dit onzin is, maar ze is dankbaar dat Ellen de onfortuinlijke eer heeft om koningin te worden in plaats van haar.

Ze hoeft alleen maar te wachten totdat Casimir en Ellen getrouwd zijn, dan zal ze vrij zijn van de bedreiging van haar lot.  Op de dag van de bruiloft gebeurt er iets vreselijks,  een gebeurtenis die Mae er toe drijft het aangrenzende vervloekte woud te betreden, op een zoektocht die ze gehoopt had nooit te hoeven ondergaan.

Reis mee met Mae op de rug van het witte hert, door het Waerg Woud, met een verwende prins op je hielen. Ze zinde op wraak, en niets of niemand zal haar in de weg staan. 

About the authour ~ Over de schrijfster

Sarah grew up in the middle of nowhere in the countryside of Derbyshire and as a result has an over-active imagination. She has been an avid reader for most of her life, taking inspiration from the stories she read as a child, and the novels she devoured as an adult.
 She is the author of the popular YA dystopia series 'Blemished' and the gothic novella 'My Daylight Monsters'.

Sarah groeide op in de middle of nowhere, Derbyshire. Als resultaat heeft zij een overactieve fantasie. Ze is een gretige lezer en heeft over de jaren al heel veel boeken versleten. Hieruit heeft ze haar inspiratie gehaald om haar eigen verhalen te schrijven. 
Ze is de schrijfster van de populaire jongvolwassenen (YA) dystopia serie "Blemished" en de gotic novelle " My Daylight Monsters". 

Guest-post by Sarah Dalton

Note from me (Irene):  mostly I get various elements to make up my post, I usually choose the one I love the most and has inspired me the most. I always like to take a look in an authors life so therefore I want to post this great guest post! Enjoy!

Notitie van mij (Irene): voor dit soort book blitzes krijg ik meestal verschillende gastberichten, interviews en voorproefjes uit het boek toegestuurd. Mijn keuze in wat ik hiervan werkt valt vaak op dat wat mij het meeste heeft geïnspireerd. 

A Day in my Writing Life:

Unfortunately I don’t spend my days with a laptop in coffee shop as so often depicted in the movies and if I try to I generally give up – the noise of screaming children, coffee machines and bad slow jazz isn’t usually conducive to productive writing!

But there is an element of freedom which means that a writer has to experiment in order to get the best out of their selves. For me that means working early in the morning. You need to find your routine and stick to it.

Most writers will tell you that they produce their best work about 20-30 minutes into their writing which is why many people advocate free-writing and brainstorming to get yourself into a flow. I don’t tend to do this because once my mind is focussed I’m ready to begin. I like to get up, eat, and then jump straight into it.

Writing is intensive. You write real emotions and that can be draining and I find that you can only fully concentrate for around two hours at a time, and this is where I really love being a writer because then I have a break and watch TV or do some housework (oh, who am I kidding - I watch TV!). Around 11am I make a cup of tea (one of many) and watch True Blood.

Sometimes you have days where you feel like you don’t do any writing at all because putting a novel together isn’t just about creating sentences. It’s also about plotting, editing, proofreading and marketing. They are sometimes the most boring but necessary of tasks – the equivalent of filing in an office job – but they have to be done. You have to check that manuscript for incorrect commas and speech-marks. You have to edit out scenes that don’t add to the plot. And then there are the days where you don’t feel like you’re doing anything at all. I call these my ‘frustrated thinker’ days where I get what’s commonly known as writer’s block. It isn’t writer’s block; it’s another necessary part of being a writer. You need time to think about your work and sometimes that can’t be rushed. When it happens to you try to chill out. Let it happen naturally. Focus on other things until you’ve worked everything out in your head and then move on. The worst thing a writer can do is get too frustrated when you aren’t writing. Have confidence that you will pick up that pen or place a finger on the keyboard again and embrace it.

Writing days can be different, they can be generic and they can feel non-existent. But whatever happens it isn’t like a job in an office. When you step out of your writing den, dungeon, office… whatever it is you call it – you don’t switch off. When you’re a writer you’re a writer 24/7. Everything you watch, hear or experience adds to that little bank in your mind called ‘ideas’.

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