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Spotlight--Jenny Brigalow, The Children of the Mist and Giveaway!


Today's spotlight is on author Jenny Brigalow and her THE CHILDREN OF THE MIST and there's a giveaway of kindle copy to one commenter!

Jenny around the web:

 

How did you decide to write this YA Paranormal?

Like many young adults, my daughter, Miss Seventeen, is utterly addicted to the Paranormal phenomena. And, if I'm honest, I'm more than a bit taken with the genre myself.  Just love that Wolverine! (Sighs wistfully). Anyway, we were gasbagging one day and I asked Miss Seventeen a question. "How would you feel," I said "if you woke up on your 16th birthday and discovered you'd morphed into a vampire?"  The question sizzled in my brain. And so Morven Smith was born. Must confess, I would love to be Morven!

 Was changing genres difficult?

When I wrote this story I wasn't really focussed on the genre. Like many writers, I guess I just had this idea burning in my brain and wanted to work  it out. And I guess it helps that I've been writing Young Adult for quite a few years now, so the changeover has probably become a more natural process. And, whilst  it is another genre, the story still has a strong element of romance, so perhaps it's not so different after all!

Did you have to go back to your younger self in your mind while plotting this story?

Absolutely! Can anyone ever forget the ecstasy and agony of their own youth?  Young adulthood is a fantastic  age,  filled with angst, expectation and endless potential.  And, I must confess, that Morven's embarrassingly flat chest is a vivid recollection from  my own  young experience. Sadly, unlike Morven, I never did develop a decent pair of boobs!


Tell us about your new release The Children Of The Mist.

This is the story of skater girl Morven Smith,  who turns sixteen and develops boobs, acute appendicitis and a pair of pointy teeth. Whilst she is stunned by her metamorphosis into Vampire, her best mate, the enigmatic Zest, is not. For the young werewolf it's the answer to a prayer. He's been alone for a long time. But when fate conspires to push them apart, Zest is filled with dread.  In Scotland Morven will discover the truth of an ancient feud. Must the past always repeat itself?  And, in the end, can they both survive? 










An original paranormal YA about an unconventional girl, an unconventional boy, their extraordinary transformations, and the secrets of the Scottish Highlands.

When skater girl Morven Smith turns sixteen, she develops boobs, acute appendicitis...and a pair of pointy teeth. While she is stunned by her metamorphosis into vampire, her best mate, the enigmatic Zest, is not. For the young werewolf, Morven’s transformation is an answer to his lonely prayers.

But they are unable to celebrate their mutual paranormalcy for long — there are too many dangers, too much suspicion, and too many questions. It’s only in Scotland that Morven can learn the truth about her past. But she discovers more than she bargained for when she meets her birth family — an ancient feud between vampires and werewolves. They may both be Children of the Mist, but only one species can survive.


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30 comments:

  1. Congratulations Jenny! The Children of the Mist sound a winner! I love Paranormals and am greatly intrigued by it all!

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  2. Hi Kelly, it's great to be with you here to day. Must agree, Paranormal is a bit addictive! I thoroughly enjoyed writing this story and hope you enjoy the reading of it.

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    1. Thanks very much for dropping by, its great to share the moment with you.

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  4. Oooh, this looks like loads of fun! I love a good paranormal. (And am still waiting for the decent pair of boobs...probably not going to ever happen, but hey, I can dream!)

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    1. Hi Meradeth, great to have you here today. Paranormals are great aren't they. Such great escapism. As far as my boobs go, I try to tell myself that quality is better than quantity. Not sure if I quite believe it though!

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  5. Congratulations, Jenny! The book sounds like fun!

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    1. Thank you Kendall! It's lovely to meet and greet you. Must say that it was a fun story to write. I think that the writing of it allowed me to really remember and enjoy that part of me that will remain ever young.

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    1. Hello Kelly, thanks for dropping in. It is a gorgeous cover isn't it? Not that I can take any credit of course. Lucky me!

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  7. Hello Jenny. This is awesome. I love me a bit of paranormal and this is fun! I LOVE the cover art. Very creative. Good luck with the sales!

    Denise

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    1. Hi Denise, it's lovely to have you drop by. Thanks for your kind words. There can never be too much paranormal! This story is for the young and the young at heart. I reckon being grown up is a bit over rated!

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  8. I love the sound of your book, Jenny. I don't normally read YA or paranormal for that matter :-) but a good book transcends genre biases and I am so taken with the blurb I want to read it!

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    1. Hey Joanna, thanks for dropping by. Glad you like the blurb, they're tricky little critters aren't they? I agree, its not the genre that's paramount but the story. Good luck with your new book release!

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  9. Hi Jenny,

    I enjoyed your blurb. Great conflict there between your characters and their families. Good luck with your release.

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    1. Hi Shelley, lovely to have you here. The thing I love about writing paranormal is the sheer scope for imagination. It was a joy to write. Makes me wish I was just a little bit magic too!

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  10. Poor Morven! It's bad enough waking up at sixteen and finding a pimple, let alone newly-sprouted fangs.

    Sounds like a cool book, and a fun one to write. Good luck with it, Jenny.

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    1. Hey Susan, had to giggle!. Luckily Morven is quite some girl and grasps the potential pretty quickly! Thanks for dropping by.

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  11. Ooh! This is totally my speed. How awful would it be to suddenly wake up...different? Love this.

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    1. Hi Crystal, great to meet you. It would be ultra cool wouldn't it? Nothing like a bit of kick ass paranormal adventure to get the juices flowing!

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  12. Great to meet you, Jenny! This sounds like a great story :)

    Hi, Nas!

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    1. Lovely to meet you too Carol! Thanks for dropping by.

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  13. Morven- what a great name! Sounds like another fantastic addition to the paranormal genre!

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    1. Hi Leandra, good to meet you. It's true, we're just spoilt for choice in this genre. Still, you can't have too much of a good thing. And by the way, I'd love wall to wall bookcases and a rolling ladder too!

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  14. Hi Jenny. It's great to hear about your book. Here's to making a huge splash. Thanks, Nas for hosting Jenny today. I'm back from my much needed break. Loved stopping in and saying hi.

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    1. Hi there, lovely to have you drop by. Hope you had a great break.

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  15. This is set in Scotland? How refreshing! I can't remember the last time I read a YA book set in Scotland. I'll have to check this out. :)

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    1. Hi Sam, good to meet you. Scotland is a wonderful location for any genre. So beautiful, mystical and magical. Endless scope for the imagination.

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  16. Fantastic cover. I'm intrigued by the setting, too.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Medeia. Scotland is a wonderful back drop for a story. All that history, to say nothing of the castles and lochs. It's well worth a visit if you ever have the chance.

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