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September 7, 2017

Blog Tour: Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan – Interview and Giveaway

 

Hello Readers!  Welcome to our Tour Stop for

Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan

presented by Month9Books!

We have the amazing author on the blog today for a quick Q&A!

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and be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post.

 

 

Darkness can only be controlled by those with the darkest of hearts.

Ellison lost her mother at an early age. Now, sixteen, her father has found love again. He’s happy and doesn’t quite notice that Ellison does not get along with his new wife or her vicious daughters.

When Ellison discovers a necromantic tome while traveling the secret passages of her father’s mansion, she wonders if it could be the key to her eventual freedom.

Until then, she must master her dark new power, even as her stepmother makes her a servant in her own home. And when her younger brother falls incurably ill, Ellison will do anything to ease his pain, including falling prey to her stepmother’s and stepsisters’ every whim and fancy.

Stumbling into a chance meeting with Prince William during a secret visit to her mother’s grave feels like a trick of fate when her stepmother refuses to allow Ellison to attend a palace festival where she might see him once more.

But what if Ellison could see the kind and handsome prince again? What if she could attend the festival? What if she could have everything she’s ever wanted and deserved by conjuring spirits to take revenge on her cruel stepmother? And what if she actually liked watching her stepmother suffer?

As Ellison’s power grows, she loses control over the evil spirits meant to do her bidding. And as they begin to exert their own power over Ellison, it becomes harder to tell whether it is she or her stepmother who is the true monster.

CINDERELLA NECROMANCER is CINDER meets ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD and was inspired by a real medieval grimoire of necromancy from 15th-century Germany

Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books

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Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!

Thank you for inviting me into your space to hang out for a bit!

 

 

Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)

A dark YA fairytale retelling of necromancy, ancient evil, and a girl who fights back.

 

 

What was your inspiration for writing this book?  Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?

It happened while thinking about fairy tales and about women in fairy tales. I was wondering what might have happened if no one came to save the heroines and if they ended up having to save themselves… if there were no fairy godmothers and if they decided to fight back. Somehow my brain combined this thought with the historical texts I’d been reading recently about magic in the 15th-16th centuries, and… well, here we are!

 

 

Tell us about the main character(s).

Ellison starts the book as a privileged merchant’s daughter, kind and timid and really without much of a care in the world—and when her world starts to fall apart, she’s not quite sure how to respond. She has to learn how to defend herself and her family without losing the core of who she is.

 

 

Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?

One thing I wanted to make sure to include was a female friend for Ellison. Friendship is so important and so sustaining, and such an important part of one’s teen years (or any point in life, really!), that I didn’t want to neglect that. Liesl is probably my favorite character, because she supports her friend regardless of the time they’ve spent apart—she doesn’t resent her but understands that Ellison has been through hardship with the loss of her mother. And Ellison actively misses her friend. Girls supporting each other is so important to me in YA fiction!

 

 

Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing?  If so, why?

I don’t spend much time around children, so I did have a bit of a hard time capturing the voice and mannerisms of Edward, Ellison’s six-year-old brother. I tried to make a point of noticing children in the world around me and listening to them so that Edward wouldn’t act too old or too young for his age.

 

 

What sort of projects do you have going on right now.  Any new books coming out?

Earlier this year I handed in a sequel to Cinderella, Necromancer, so… stay tuned!

 

 

It was great having you on the blog today!  We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!

Thank you so much for having me here, and happy reading! ^_^

 

About F.M. Boughan

F.M. Boughan is a bibliophile, a writer, and an unabashed parrot enthusiast. She can often be found writing in local coffee shops, namely because it’s hard to concentrate with a cat lying on the keyboard and a small, colorful parrot screaming into her ear. Her work is somewhat dark, somewhat violent, somewhat hopeful, and always contains a hint of magic.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Diane Elizabeth
    9/8/2017

    Added to my tbr list, I’m looking forward to reading it.

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  2. Edye
    9/12/2017

    Thanks for hosting.

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