For this leg of the Happy Birthday Escape Publishing celebrations, I have author Scarlett Dawn on the blog to talk about her Escape Published book King Hall!
Hi Scarlett and thanks for agreeing to answer some of my questions today. I'm glad that you could join me in celebrating Escape Publishing's 1 year Anniversary.
Thank you very much for inviting me! I’m honored.
Your debut novel, King Hall was published by Escape Publishing in August this year (Congrats by the way!). How does it feel to have your work out there for people to read?
Actually, it feels a little crazy. When I first wrote King Hall, I merely wrote it for my own enjoyment. Only when I had finished writing the trilogies did I realize it was a story to be published.
Can you give readers a little taste of King Hall? Perhaps a favourite quote of yours?
One of my favorites is: “You’re very good, but are you good enough?”
What can readers expect from your main character Lily?
They can expect the unexpected whenever she’s involved. She’s a wild card, even though she doesn’t realize it herself. She does was she believes is right. Occasionally, it’s not exactly right.
From the description of King Hall, it sounds like you've got a bit of everything in there. Vampires, Shifters, Mages and more....what's your favourite kind of supernatural creature and which one do you enjoy writing about the most?
The Mages. I adore writing about the Mages.
Are any of your characters based on people you know?
Nope. Never. They all merely erupt in my imagination.
Let's talk about you for a bit. Describe yourself in 5 words.
Quiet. Watchful. Patient. Kind. Loving.
I've heard you're an avid reader yourself. What can we expect to find if we had a look at your bookshelf?
A mess! Really. I have boxes and boxes of books, otherwise they would flood my house.
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, real or fiction, who would you want to meet and why? Jesus. There are many questions I would love answered about the universe.
What's been your most memorable experience working with and being a part of Escape Publishing?
The people. Between the staff and the other authors, it been comparable to finding a warm blanket you never knew you had lost but are thrilled to have found. The organization is simply…wonderful.
The sequel to King Hall, King Cave will be released next year. What was different this time around for you as an author? Do you feel like anything has changed for you?
I feel more prepared for the release of King Cave. Before, I was flying by the seat of my pants. It all worked out for me – and King Hall - but this time I feel more in control of the situation. Less stressed. It’s nice to be able to enjoy this release a little more without so much tension in the ‘unknown’.
6 Quick Questions:
1. Vampires of Werewolves? Vampires
2. Winter or Summer? Winter
3. Favourite Band? Imagine Dragons
4. Favourite Food? Cheese fries. With ranch dressing for dipping sauce.
5. Lucky Number? Seven
6. Ebook or Physical Book? Both
Thanks again for chatting with me today Scarlett! I appreciate it and wish you all the best with your future books!
Thank you! I had fun! :)
A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…
King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.
Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Prodigies: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.
Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the revolution.