Friday, June 1, 2018

Silver Hollow - Borderlands Saga by Jennifer Silverwood #urban #fantasy

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Silver Hollow

(Borderlands Saga #1)

By Jennifer Silverwood

Urban Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 429 pages

May 31st 2018 by SilverWoodSketches

"I shouldn't have to tell you this isn't a fairy story..."

After her parents' car crash ten years before, Amie Wentworth trusts books more than people. She may be a writer, but she believes in reality over fiction. She ignores the unexplained mysteries surrounding her, never mind the dreams of a past life, or the fact she can fry technology with a touch. Not even a timely invitation from her long-lost uncle in England gives Amie incentive for anything other than ire.

Until she is stabbed in an alley and brought back to life by a handsome stranger. Soon Amie is dragged into the very sort of tale she is used to selling. To make matters worse, the man who saved her life keeps turning up and her would-be-murderer is still at large.

After crossing the Atlantic to her father’s homeland, she discovers a world beyond imagining. Silver Hollow is a place of ancient traditions and supernatural dangers, where everything is the opposite of what it seems and few escape sane. Faced with an impossible choice, Amie is forced to confront a deadly family legacy while remembering a life she soon wishes to forget.

**Previously published in 2012. This NEW EDITION has been FULLY REVISED AND EXPANDED. The original novel is now no longer available.**

About the Author

Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it’s the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas. She is the author of two series—Heaven's Edge and Wylder Tales—and the stand-alone titles Stay and Silver Hollow.

Author Interview

What or who inspired you to become an author?

There were many little moments that I recall from childhood influences, from the children’s author visiting my school, to watching Little Women the first time and wanting to be Jo March. But the defining moment for me happened when I was eight. We had a Polish exchange student live with us for a time and who was like a big sister to me. Before she flew back to Poland, Kaya gave me a fine leather hardback edition of Anne of Green Gables. The book was more difficult to read than anything I’d read so far but I fell in love with the writing and soon devoured everything L.M. Montgomery had written.

Which type of genre do you love most, and why?

Fantasy, without a doubt. There’s something freeing in a book that enables you to escape to another world or time. It’s such a broad genre, too, which I also love. From the high fantasy immersion of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, to magic in the past like Outlander, there are endless places and stories to explore.

What’s your favorite novel of all time, and why?

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. She wrote from a daring perspective; a morally ambiguous woman from the losing side of the war, based on stories she heard from her folks growing up. In my opinion, the brilliant thing about Gone with the Wind is how Mitchell makes us care about a selfish and unladylike woman. Scarlett O’Hara is a survivalist and the events of the Civil War only serve to make her harder still. Yet her desire to conform to society norms & determination to keep her extended family alive, make her feel very human. I have to more words to explain my “why”: Rhett Butler.

What fellow author do you recommend reading, and why?

Okay, I’m gonna cheat here. I have to give a shout out to my fellow Indie’s, namely Melissa Wright of The Frey Saga, K.D. Jones of A White So Red and Belle Malory of The Twelfth Keeper fame. As to the why’s, they tell amazing stories. When I started out and hadn’t a clue what to do, I read a book by each of these ladies. I was inspired by their work and stories and reached out to them for advice on publishing. To my shock they wrote almost immediately back. I still read their new releases as they come out and am happy to say we’re all good friends today. It’s rare to be a superfan with your superfriends. ­čśŐ

Any advice you have for a blossoming author?

Write every day. Even if it’s a hundred words. You won’t finish a book without writing every day, nor will you improve. Also, be brave enough to take risks with your characters and your story. Share your work with other writers and find people you trust to give critiques. Above all, read constantly, from books by authors you love, books about writing and books in genres you don’t typically explore. All of this will help make you a better writer, whether you publish today or ten years from now. It’s all about the long game. If you’re out to write a bestseller and make money, write for yourself or blog, because this business is tough and competitive. However, if you’re writing for your passion, and if you are brave enough to treat it like a business, persevere until you reach that goal. You won’t know what you’re capable of until you do it.

When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?

Chase my toddler around our house and land. We live in a 100-year-old family farmhouse in the middle of the woods. When I’m not exploring with my little man, my nose is either stuck in a book or I may be drawing or playing Skyrim on our Play Station. If I’m very lucky, I have enough free time stacked up I can binge watch my favorite shows and catch up on my backlist of movies. But my favorite thing is to surround myself with beautiful things, from music to art and the forest outside my front door. Inspiration is always around the corner, if you know where to look for it.

PRIZE PACK #1: 1 winner will receive new Silver Hollow swag, themed bookmarks, stickers, bookish themed tote, and B&N Illustrated Hardcover Editions of Grimm's Fairy Tales and The Story of King Arthur & His Knights (US only)

PRIZE PACK #2: 1 winner will receive signed swag (mainly Silver Hollow and Wylder Tales), ebooks of the Wylder Tales Collection, and a free voucher for Bound Beauty to be published later in 2018 (open internationally)
ENDS: June 6th

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  1. If you can trust books more than people then why are the covers so unreliable?

    1. Ha, good point. I suppose the same thing could be said for people. You can't always judge a person by their "cover." :)

  2. Hi Janet! Thanks so much for the lovely interview. I had fun answering your questions and chatting about books and writing! Happy Reading :)