Today’s Book Blitz is a bit different than the ones I usually take part in. Instead of an excerpt from the book, I’ll be sharing a Q&A with the author. It’s quite an interesting Q&A, too; I think you’ll enjoy it!
But before we get to today’s Q&A with Cindy Cipriano, the author of Fading, I encourage you to take a moment to hop on over to Cindy’s Rafflecopter. There, she’s giving away a Clean Teen Publishing Mystery Box (or eBook prizes for an international winner).
Now, let’s get to that Q&A, shall we?
Let’s start with some details about the book. What’s Fading about?
Seventeen-year old Leath Elliott has given up on dating boys from Woodvine, NC when James Turner wanders into her sights. Leath is captivated by James, an emancipated minor with a dark past and begins to wonder if he is the boy of her dreams.
What genre is Fading?
Young adult. But – Fading crosses genres. It’s a paranormal romance colliding with a dystopia. Fading is also a crossover, appealing to young adult and older readers.
Where did the idea for Fading come from?
One of the locations in the story is Judaculla Rock. This is a real 3,000-year-old petroglyph located in western North Carolina. I’ve visited the boulder several times and was intrigued by the legends and speculation that surrounds Judaculla Rock.
What are your favouite lines from Fading?
- I wanted to touch him. So I did. (pg. 1)
- The first time I held hands with Victor Santana, it wasn’t romantic. Not at all. (pg. 3)
- Victor’s strong hand cradled mine, and he became my tether to reality. (pg. 3)
- His warm lips brushed against my ear as he whispered three little words. “I can wait.” (pg. 6)
- Name James Turner. Age 17. Parents Emancipated Minor. (pgs. 10-11)
- “I don’t usually get this close to a girl, unless I’m going to kiss her,” said the boy, giving me a playful grin. (pg. 23)
- When we were apart, it seemed as if all of eternity passed before I saw him again. (pg. 110)
- To one boy, I’d gladly give my heart. To the other, my life. (pg. 130)
- I wondered how long a person could live like this, so completely torn in half. (pg. 130)
- She could have any boy in the restaurant. Why was she falling all over mine? (pg. 147)
- But right now I had him. The boy of my dreams. (pg. 174)
- “I will never stop loving you,” he said. “Not even in death.” (pg. 268)
When you write, do you need silence, or do you listen to music?
Music. Loud. I wear headphones or ear buds so I don’t disturb the other writers at the coffee shop. ☺
Do you use an outline?
(Is my editor reading this?) Yes! Well, most of the time. When I use an outline, the writing definitely goes a lot faster and there are fewer edits later on. But when I fall in love with a story, sometimes I write without a map just so I can hold onto the story a little longer. Fading was written without an outline, but the sequel, Searching was written with one.
How long does it you to take to write a book?
It depends on the deadline. ☺ Seriously, the longest was eight months and the shortest time it took for me to write a novel was 13 days. (The deadline was looming.)
Leath Elliott is a seventeen-year-old competitive shooter living with her mother in Woodvine, North Carolina. Leath’s father was killed in a tragic accident when she was fourteen, and her friend Victor Santana has been there for her every step of the way since. But the friendship starts to change when Victor develops deeper feelings for her. If that wasn’t complicated enough, newcomer James Turner, an emancipated minor with a dark past, wanders into her sights. Leath is captivated by him and wonders if he might be the boy of her dreams—literally.
Fading is the first book in an exciting new fantasy romance series by award-winning author Cindy Cipriano.
About Cindy Cipriano
Cindy Cipriano lives in North Carolina with her husband, son and their 27 pets.
Just three dogs who think they are children and three cats who think they are raccoons. It only seems as if they make 27. When Cindy isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and the avoidance of cooking.
Cindy’s first novel, The Circle, Book One of The Sidhe won the 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Silver Award for Pre-Teen Fiction – Fantasy. Other titles in the series include The Choice, Book Two of The Sidhe (2015) and The Lost, Book Three of The Sidhe (2017). This seven-book series is published by Odyssey Books.
Miller’s Island Mysteries #1 The Case of the Toxic River (2017) is the first in her eleven-book science mystery series (Vulpine Press). #2 The Case of the Catalyst will release in 2018.
Look for Fading, the first in her young adult series, in April 2018. (Clean Teen Publishing). Fading is the tale of first loves and the consequence of dreaming up Mr. Right.