Monday, May 29, 2023

Author Interview: The Girl with Fire in Her Veins

The Girl with Fire in Her Veins JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Girl with Fire in Her Veins by Dawn Ford, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

The Girl With Fire in Her Veins

Title: The Girl with Fire in Her Veins
Firebird #2
Dawn Ford
Expanse Books
Release Date:
April 25, 2023
YA Fantasy

Former servant girl Tambrynn struggles with her new firebird abilities, especially the internal fire she cannot control. So, she, along with her Watcher Lucas, and her grandfather Bennett journey to a hidden mountain keep to find the answers she seeks before she sets the kingdom aflame. 

But there’s a new dragon who’s targeting Tambrynn, a mergirl who wishes to manipulate her, and the froggen king, Siltworth, who hasn’t forgotten that Tambrynn destroyed his watery reign. When her father, the evil mage Thoron, attacks someone she loves, Tambrynn’s group is separated and she has to face another powerful foe alone. 

Is she strong enough to withstand the deluge? Or will she drown in the fire and the flood?

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The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes

Excerpt from The Girl with Fire in Her Veins 

Shellsea stops crying. “All I ask is for some help. Is that too much? Aren’t you here to fulfill the prophecy? Make us all equal?”

“You weren’t asking for anything. You were demanding and then you rushed us.” Lucas points a finger at her. “And what do you know of a prophecy?”

She sniffles wetly. The voices from the water die off. All of the birds chitter cease. It’s silent as if nature itself is listening. She recites: “Silvery moon and Maker’s mark. There’s one who will bring light from the dark. They’ll restore the balance to each and all. Bringing even the lowest back to equal.”

Birds call out and the water laps at the banks once more. I touch my head, willing the pressure to go away. “What if I’m not who you think I am? I can swim, yes. But even as a firebird, I can’t go to the depths of the ocean. I barely managed to survive when Siltworth dragged me to his castle. You’ll have to find help from somewhere else.” I step back, preparing to leave.

“Lies! You’re lying!” Shellsea explodes.

About the Author

Dawn Ford

Dawn Ford writes fantastical YA stories with a fairy tale flair. The Girl With Stars in Her Eyes, formerly Kingdom Come, won the 2016 ACFW Genesis Award for the Speculative genre. Dawn also has a middle-grade twisted fairytale Woodencloak, which is the first of four books in her Band of Unlikely Heroes series. Dawn lives in Iowa with her husband.

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Author Interview with Dawn Ford

Q: What was the inspiration behind The Girl with Fire in Her Veins?

Dawn: When I finished the first book in this series, The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes, I had to take some of the content from what I’d planned for this book to rewrite the ending of the first book. Because of that, I didn’t have enough planned for a second book. My kids are involved in a D&D group, and so I called a meeting with them to brainstorm. The ideas we all came up with were so fun and interesting, and not something I would’ve easily come up with on my own. I couldn’t have done it without them.

Q: How long did it take you to write this story?

Dawn: It took about seven months total to get it down.

Q: Do you have a favorite quote from this book?

Dawn: The Guardian Theocles says this to our heroine, Tambrynn, when she doubts herself: “Chosen of the Kinsman, you hold his light. Your gifts hold the answers you seek.” It’s one of my favorites because I had Matthew 5:16 in mind: In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.

Q: What do you hope readers take away from The Girl with Fire in Her Veins?

Dawn: That though we can be overcome by things that happen to us in this life, we have the power to rise above and meet challenges we’re not sure we’re ready for. We just have to have faith.

Q: Would you share something about yourself that most readers would not know?

Dawn: I have a real fear of heights—I get weirdly dizzy when I watch a TV show or a movie where it shows something high looking down. I can’t watch it.

Q: How many bookcases are in your home?

Dawn: Three, but I also have piles of books and books in boxes I keep. It’s not hoarding if it’s books, right?

Q: How long ago did you start writing?”

Dawn: I started writing in 2008—fifteen years ago.

Q: What is your favorite thing about being a writer?

Dawn: I love creating stories. I’ve always had stories in my head I told myself. Now, I share them with others.

Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Dawn: I watch my grandkids when I can, love thrift shopping, and help my husband with our foodservice business.

Tour Giveaway

(5) winners will receive a signed paperback copy of The Girl with Fire in Her Veins plus a set of either star or flame themed Color Street nail strips chosen at random!

(2) winners will receive a signed copy of The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes along with The Girl with Fire in Her Veins nail strips

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