Book Nerd Interview
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.
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.