Friday, August 9, 2013

Suzanne Lazear Author Interview

Book Nerd Interview

INNOCENT DARKNESS, book 1 of The Aether Chronicles is Suzanne Lazear’s young adult steampunk dark fairytale debut. Suzanne lives in Southern California with her daughter, the hubby, and a hermit crab, where she’s currently attempting to make a raygun to match her ballgown. She’s also part of the Steampunk group blog Steamed Learn more about the Aether Chronicles at

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Was there a defining moment during your youth when you realized you wanted to be a writer?

Where my mom says it was earlier, the earliest I personally remember wanting to be an author and have “books you can buy in the bookstore” was the third grade.

Beyond your own work (of course), what is your all-time favorite book and why?

My favorite books of all time are Little Women and Little Men by Louisa May Alcott. I read them over and over, there’s something so timeless about those book.

What is the best piece of advice you ever received from another author?

To just keep writing and not give up!

In your new book; Charmed Vengeance, can you tell my Book Nerd community a little about it and why they should read your novel?

Charmed Vengeance is book two of the Aether Chronicles series. V, James, Noli, and Kevighn are back for a new set of adventures. Most of the story takes place in the mortal realm, so air pirates, airships, and mayhem abound. There’s a lot of adventure and mystery in this book. Also explosions. No cake was harmed in the making of this book.

What part of Noli did you enjoy writing the most?

I love Noli, but [spoiler] writing the sprite was pretty awesome because she’s just so random.

For those who are unfamiliar with V, how would you introduce him?

V is the guy next door. The sweet, bookish, smart guy next door. He’s always loved Noli. V takes honor and duty very seriously. He’d do anything to protect those he loves. V also loves philosophy and history.

Which would you choose, true love with a guarantee of a heart break or have never loved before?

Love. True Love. No doubt about it.

What decade during the last century would you have chosen to be a teenager?

The roaring twenties. I love that era nearly as much as the Victorian era.

In the Faerie realm, Noli Braddock’s relationship with her best friend V has grown into something more. But V’s mother, Faerie Queen Tiana, has ruled that they are forbidden to see each other. Returning to the mortal realm, Noli joins the crew of her brother’s air-pirate ship, the Vixen’s Revenge. There she discovers that her brother has hired the scallywag Faerie huntsman, Kevighn Silver. While serving as shipmates, Kevighn and Noli learn that the Earth Court King plans to find a forbidden artifact–one that will bring destruction to everyone Noli loves.

Coming in the middle of Suzanne Lazear’s stellar steampunk fantasy trilogy, The Aether Chronicles, is Charmed Vengeance. Noli finds herself in another adventure that is absolutely out of her comfort zone. To make matters even more interesting, she is fighting for control of her mind and body. To top it off, V’s mother, evil Queen Tiana, has forbidden the two from seeing each other. The journey ahead for Noli is going to be a bumpy emotional ride.

The writing continues to excel and readers are given a deeper insight towards Noli’s character. As she has to fight to control her mind and body, it is resorted to a broken heart that is painfully felt through Lazear’s great writing. From the turn of the first page, the excitement is perfectly done and delivers an explosive tale of fairies in an incredible steampunk fantasy.

Character interaction is a crucial element to any great book and this is something that this book did not lack of. Dialogue between characters moved the plot forward and never felt like they were fillers. Lazear’s approach to bring a mixture of steampunk, faeries, magic, and the black market was quite interesting and refreshing. Charmed Vengeance is an incredible continuation to the series and provides the very important link towards the final installment. The different elements it offers produce a fondness for all types of readers. There is adventure, fantasy, and of course, romance.

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And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you Suzanne for making this giveaway possible.
3 Winners will receive a Copy of Charmed Vengeance by Suzanne Lazear.
5 Winners will receive a Surprise ART Bookmark by James Vallesteros.
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