28 October 2012

Crossroads Tour: Kiki Hamilton



Could you tell us a bit about – first as a writer, then as a reader – what the pull is for you when it comes to Paranormal/Supernatural characters & stories?

I was inspired to write by reading Harry Potter. I loved the magic, the world of Hogwarts – all of it. I loved becoming someone else and living a magical life.

Congratulations on the release of the second book in the Faerie Ring series – The Torn Wing. Since the series is sent in Victorian London, I've been wondering how you choose this time in history to use as a setting for the story? And can you tell us a bit about your research into a wonderfully fascinating time?

Thank you! I knew I wanted to write about a pickpocket in Victorian London because that was a time of great technological change, but also a time where there was a strong belief in magic and mysticism. I picked the year 1871 specifically, because that was the year that Prince Leopold was 18.

Could you describe each of the following characters – Tiki, Rieker and Prince Leopold in 5 words?

Tiki – loyal, smart, brave, resourceful, loving
Rieker – handsome, brave, secretive, clever, deep
Leo – charming, royal, spoiled, curious, infatuated

And lastly, how about a fun question? Being that it’s the scariest time of the year – Halloween – what’s your favorite?

I think a word was left out at the end of the question, so I’m going to fill it in with one of my own….what’s your favorite Halloween creature?  Ghosts!

Scary Book:  The two last really scary books I read were in high school (which was a LONG time ago) but they were both by Stephen King:  The Shining and The Dead Zone. To this day I expect faces to be looking in at me through the window at night. I've never read another Stephen King book.

Scary Movie: ummm… I don’t watch scary movies, but I do like Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel. Does that count?

Halloween Candy: M&M’s plain

Costume from Halloween’s Past: I've never been a big dresser-upper.  I know it’s lame but I don’t remember one….but a couple of my friends were the Blues Brothers and they always won all the contests.

Thank you so much for participating in the  Crossroads Tour and supporting our books!


Title: The Faerie Ring (The Faerie Ring #1)
Author: Kiki Hamilton
Publisher: Tor Teen/Macmillan, 343 Pages (September 27th, 2011)
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Synopsis: The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki’s blood.

Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own, and Tiki is not all that she appears to be. Her very existence haunts Prince Leopold, the Queen’s son, who is driven to know more about the mysterious mark that encircles her wrist.

Prince, pauper, and thief—all must work together to secure the treaty…





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GIVEAWAY!

How the Crossroads Tour Giveaway works

All the authors got together and decided, instead of each blog getting one or two titles to giveaway - they'd have a single grand prize - a real doozie. With that in mind each blogger is asked to encourage readers to answer the daily trivia/research question on the tour main page. (http://judithgraves.com/events/the-crossroads-tour/crossroads-2011/) At the end of the tour all answers have to be emailed to judithgraves@ymail.com by midnight on the 29th. 

So, it's your job, to head over to the mail tour page I've linked above, read the question and go find the answer in the posts for that day. Make sure you get your answers in by the deadline - October 29th at Midnight!

Entries will be put in a drawing and a winner chosen randomly.

And I bet you're wondering what the heck this amazing prize is? How about a FREE KINDLE PRELOADED with an eBOOK from each of the Crossroads authors???

The more questions you answer, the better, so be sure to check back each day!

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