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Four Corners Series by Kristin Durfee - Book Tour + Giveaway

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Four Corners
Four Corners Trilogy Book 1
by Kristin Durfee
Genre: YA Fantasy

Levi always knew he was different. The
fact that he could smash a light bulb without touching it was only
one clue, but he’s about to find out how special he really is…

Sought after by those in a magical land, he meets Aura,
Queen of Esotera. Her kingdom is in trouble and he’s the only one
who can help. But the powerful sorcerer who cursed Esotera will not
give up easily. A collision of magic and fates, sealed long ago, will
catapult the two into a race to save Aura’s kingdom. Will they make
it in time, or will they lose everything they love, and possibly both
their lives?

**.99 from Nov 22 – Dec 6th!!**

Two Worlds
Four Corners Trilogy Book 2

Four years after his adventures in Esotera, Levi’s life is unrecognizable.
Now an accomplished author for his “fantasy” story Saving Esotera,
a visit from someone he never expected to see again has put his new future in jeopardy.
Esotera again needs his help. Familiar faces, along with some new
ones, greet him upon his return, but it’s not all happy
homecomings. A threat from their past is rising to power.

Will Levi, Aura, and the rest of our heroes be able to defeat their
enemies once and for all? Or will it not just be Esotera at stake,
this time, but the world as well?

**.99 from Nov 22 – Dec 6th!!**

What are some of your favorite books/authors?
Watership Down by Richard Adams
All We Know of Love by Katie Schneider
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbarah Kingsolver
Anything by Ken Follett
Anything by Dennis Lehane
The Loop by Nicholas Evans (and everything else by him)
She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb

What book do you think everyone should read?
Oh, this is such a hard question, because tastes vary so much. I will say though, I think everyone should read at least one YA book when they are an adult. I really think they transcend age and genre. But of course, since it’s my favorite book, I have to make a push for Watership Down. 

Tell us about a favorite character from a book.
Hazel from Watership Down (Okay, I’ve mentioned it enough, seriously, go read this book if you haven’t). My main character, Levi, is loosely based on him—very loosely because Hazel is a rabbit. But his story arch is similar to Levi’s I love characters that become leaders. They don’t necessarily fight for it or even want it, but when a leader is needed they step up.

Describe your writing style.
I want to know what everyone is thinking and doing, so I tend to write from various POV’s. Those are also my favorite stories to read. I love a writer that can had a bunch of characters that somehow all wind up in the same room together by the end of the book.
I strive for that moment of, “Ah-ha! That’s how it all fits together!”

What makes a good story?
Maybe it’s because I am an author and really like to focus on how other people tell a story, but to me, the mark of a good book is it makes me want to write. I love a character I can root for…and I totally hate it when they kill the dog! Seriously, is it always necessary to kill the dog?

Luckily my son still naps! I’m not sure what I will do when those go away! He’s also (knock on wood) a pretty good sleeper, so I can get an hour or so in when he goes to bed. I used to be a morning writer, but it’s been harder since having him, so early evenings tend to work better for me now.

What made you want to become an author and do you feel it was the right decision? 
Other writer’s will totally get this, but there is something about an idea that brews in your head that you HAVE to get out, or it will keep bothering you. Sometimes it comes to be in an entire story idea and sometimes, like in Four Corners, it’s just a single character, but either way, they bug me until I relent and start telling their story.
A day in the life of the author?
An ideal day? I’d wake up, go for a run, make a cup of tea and sit at my computer, preferably before the sun comes up. I love getting stuff done before the sun comes up, makes me feel like a super hero. It would be great to be able to dedicate four to five hours to writing. In reality? I am up at 5:40, get ready for work, feed my son, work til 3:30, pick up my kid at daycare, get home, make him dinner, then take him and the dogs for a walk, get him ready for bed, eat dinner myself, try to fit a run in, and get a bit of writing in. It doesn’t work perfect every day (far from it!), but like anyone with a lot going on, I try to fit in what works when I can.

Advice they would give new authors?
The best piece of advice I ever got was “you can’t edit a blank page”. Seriously. Take that to heart. First drafts are called rough for a reason! I would NEVER let someone read a first draft (heck, probably not even a fourth or fifth). And as best you can, don’t judge your writing as you’re doing it or you’ll talk yourself out of it. Just write. You can always fix it later!

What are they currently reading?
I like to have a few things going on at the same time, so I am reading Origin by Dan Brown, A Column of Fire by Ken Follett, and The Killing Floor (the first Jack Reacher book) by Lee Child.

Kristin Durfee grew up outside of Philadelphia where an initial struggle with reading blossomed
into a love and passion for the written word. 

She has also been a writer since a very young age, writing short stories and poems,
though now is focusing on longer works. She is currently working on
several short stories and a novel for adults.

Kristin currently resides outside of Orlando, FL, and when not enjoying the
theme parks or Florida sun, she spends most of her time with her
husband, son, and their quirky dogs.

She is a member of the Florida Writers Association.

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