June 28, 2016

The Pixie Queen by @susanvaughn1124 #RLFblog #YA Fantasy Romance

Today's featured book is The Pixie Queen by Susan V. Vaughn.

About the Book

Title The Pixie Queen
Genre YA Fantasy Romance
Author Susan V. Vaughn
Book heat level (based on movie ratings G, PG, PG13, R): PG
In the small town of Caseville strange things have occurred…
From the time Jane Hensley was little, she knew she was different. Instead of hanging out with friends, she was often in the woods, alone, chanting magical words that filled her with power and effected the environment around her. A sudden summer storm on a perfectly sunny day. Monster waves crashing into the shores of Lake Huron. Strange things happening in nature with no rhyme or reason. Residents are mystified by these occurrences, but would never dream they could come from Plain Jane Hensley, the girl that was so quiet, it was like she wasn’t there at all.
But David Reynolds, the town’s football star, has noticed Jane. In fact he has been secretly in love with the strange girl for years. And on the morning of her sixteenth birthday, he is determined to finally reveal his heart to her. Instead David discovers Jane’s powerful secret. A secret that has brought a magical stranger to their town. One who claims to be a Pixie King, and entices Jane on a quest.
Now David must choose whether to allow the girl of his dreams to disappear forever. Or follow her on a journey that defies logic.

Buy This Book

Amazon : http://amzn.com/B01DPP14RO          

About the Author

Romance Author, Susan V. Vaughn understood the meaning of sarcasm before she could walk.  Her childhood in the suburbs of Detroit was spent mainly trying to outwit her six creative siblings.  When she wasn’t working on the next soul crushing jab, she sharpened her imagination on romantic literature and day dreamed about her knight in shining armor.
It didn’t take long for Susan to take her passion for reading romances into writing her own unique love stories.  Susan lives her life finding laughter in all situations, and delights in marrying sarcasm with romance to create realistic falling-in-love stories in the unlikeliest of scenarios.  
Susan lives on the shores of Lake Huron with her real life knight in shining armor and enjoys watching their three children learn the art of sarcasm and wit.

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  1. Hi Everyone :)
    I'm so happy to be back on the RLF. The Pixie Queen is my first YA Fantasy. Here is a little preview...
    Her heart raced with both excitement and dread. Dread that she was disobeying her father’s orders so deliberately. Excitement that she had made a transformation so daring. It was like a death in a way, making such a change—letting go of who she was, what she had always known. Plain Jane was a quiet observer of life and nature. She loved to read. She loved to daydream. She could count her friends on one fist—meaning she had none. She was a loner with mousy hair and muddy eyes. She blended into the background.
    Jane flipped her head up. Striking apple strands glossed around her shoulders in unruly waves, like a restless sea covered in blood. There is no blending into the background with this hair, Jane thought. She was born sixteen years ago, but today she had been rebirthed in color.
    “Out of the shadows the ugly duckling finally emerges,” Jane whispered.
    She twirled around in front of the mirror again. Her legs still looked like stringy spaghetti, and her chest was still an ironing board, but her crimson hair was both daring and bold. She twirled faster and faster, watching her hair flow in the breeze she created and wrap around her face. She was floating in a red storm of change. The thought made her not only smile, but laugh. When she closed her eyes and spun, she could feel everywhere the silky strands touched her skin. And it was like receiving a blessing of fire.
    “Fire is passion, vigor, and spirit,” Jane chanted while she turned. The words seeped into her head as naturally as breathing. When the verses came to her, she knew there was magic in them—knew it because she sensed a sudden connection to something she could not see but felt was powerful. Her spine would tingle with awareness, and something strange would happen. Nature itself seemed to respond.

  2. Hi Susan, I am a big fan of your contemporary romance novels. What made you decide to write a YA fantasy romance?

    1. Thank you for the support. I really wanted to write YA for a long time. Mostly because I love reading YA. Also because of my daughter. I wanted to write something she could read, and make her proud.

  3. Just purchased this and cannot wait to read it! I'm a huge fan of your romance novels and love that you brought the fantasy world to your writing. There are so many ways to go with fantasy - how did you choose your writing path for this genre?

    1. Thank you for your support! The Pixie Queen was written with my love of Earth in mind. We are at a time in world where we need to start thinking about how we are destroying our planet. Global Warming is a real thing. I wanted to bring those elements into my book, and at the same time, have a strong female lead. We have so many strong hero's in YA, it's time we have a strong female who saves the day :)

  4. It's Susan! Welcome back. :)

  5. Wow Susan. I was very interested to see that you have put out an young adult novel. I have to admit that I enjoy reading them as well. I just had a daughter myself so I am excited to read it and pass it on to her when she is older. Is this just going to be a single book or the possibility of a series later on?

    Keep up the great work! :)

    1. Thank you for your support, Marion. I hope The Pixie Queen is something you and your daughter will enjoy. I have left the ending open, so the possibility for a second book is there. Maybe even a third... Stay tuned :)

  6. This looks great! I love YA Fantasy, even as an adult. Great cover and congratulations on your book.

    1. I love YA Fantasy as an adult too. It's good to escape with a book, whatever the genera. Thank you for the compliment on my cover. I love it as well. My cover artist Najla did a great job :)


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