Hallo, Hallo dear hearts!
As you might have noticed, I’ve been *celebrating!* my LOVE of #Fantasy Fiction this month on Jorie Loves A Story! I’ve happily been co-hosting our first annual #WyrdAndWonder event with Lisa & Imyril – wherein we have overtaken the feeds on @WyrdAndWonder to not just showcase what we’re reading or which authors are enticing us towards our next wicked good fantastical reading experience – but we’ve been opening up the event to fellow book bloggers who want to join us in celebrating the fantastic!
This event has meant the world to me this month, as although I have readily been active in *celebrating!* my love of Science Fiction – I haven’t nearly had the chance to explore why I ADORE Fantasy and why certain authors have a wicked special way of giving me the kind of Fantasy world-building I crave so dearly to find! I decided to keep it a bit of a *secret!* that I had a special guest feature arriving the final week of #WyrdAndWonder! Coincidentally, it is arriving just after I hosted our lovely #UrbanFantasy chat wherein I pitched Qs to our followers & supporters alike regarding all aspects of the genre!
I wanted to kick-off a discussion about Urban Fantasy prior to releasing my interview with Ms Silverwood, as it’s a genre which has become a wicked interest of mine in the past several years wherein I’ve been eager to continue seeking out the stories which charm my heart the most to be reading! This particular new release is a new edition based on a story originally released in 2012 – one which I did attempt to locate through my local library’s ILL (inter-library loan) services but was unable to get it to kick into queue! I knew it might be a long short – as sometimes when you have a hard deadline on a blog tour, trying to borrow a book from outside your library’s consortium is quite the feat! Sometimes I get lucky, other times I just realise it wasn’t meant to be – such as the case with reading the original version of ‘Silver Hollow’.
As you settle into the conversation between Ms Silverwood and myself, you’ll start to notice how much fun I had deep diving into her novel without the benefit of reading it first-hand! I achieved this by reading copious amounts of entries on her author’s blog whilst sorting out how to intuit what I might want to know about her characters & her world-building if I had had the chance to read portions of the story first-hand! This remains a #mustread of mine – as now that I know more about the plot and the key characters, the curiosity has strengthened!
I will admit, it isn’t often I get smitten by a release of ‘Dark Fantasy’ – as I have the tendency to read lighter faire – but every so often, one story just stands out to me and this one, surely did! I hope for those of you who are following #WyrdAndWonder you’ll enjoy getting to know more about the Borderlands Saga whilst perhaps finding a wicked new author to follow as she continues to develop this extraordinarily fantastical series!
Remember: don’t just brew your favourite cuppa,
be sure to have your dragon nearby!
“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.**
Converse via: #DarkFantasy + #FairyTale #UrbanFantasy
Published by: Silverwood Sketches
Book One | The Borderlands Saga