Saturday, March 6, 2021

The Stolen Kingdom by Julie Boehme - Book Tour + Giveaway



The Stolen Kingdom
by Jillian Boehme
Genre: YA Fantasy


A bold girl, a kingdom under attack, magic everywhere—I devoured it in one sitting! This book is one wild ride!” —Tamora Pierce on Stormrise


Nothing is quite as it seems in this thrilling YA fantasy adventure by Jillian Boehme, The Stolen Kingdom!

For a hundred years, the once-prosperous kingdom of Perin Faye has suffered under the rule of the greedy and power-hungry Thungrave kings. Maralyth Graylaern, a vintner's daughter, has no idea her hidden magical power is proof of a secret bloodline and claim to the throne. Alac Thungrave, the king’s second son, has always been uncomfortable with his position as the spare heir—and the dark, stolen magic that comes with ruling.
When Maralyth becomes embroiled in a plot to murder the royal family and seize the throne, a cat-and-mouse chase ensues in an adventure of dark magic, court intrigue, and forbidden love.


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Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!
I’ve sung with the Nashville Symphony Chorus for 5 years. Last season, we performed Leonard Bernstein’s Kaddish Symphony, a fairly chaotic piece that isn’t on my top ten. At any rate, during one particularly crazy section, each of the eight voice parts in the chorus sings something completely different from every other part. During this section, each voice part needed its own conductor; I was chosen by our director to conduct the second sopranos.

So for two brief pages of score during one week of rehearsals and performances with the Nashville Symphony, I got to be a conductor at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center under the baton of Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero. 

 

What are some of your pet peeves? 

·         Misplaced apostrophes.

·         People who dog-ear book pages.

·         Using “snuck” instead of “sneaked” (don’t get me started).

·         People who open a new container of food before the original one is empty.

·         Unrinsed dishes in my sink when I get up in the morning.

·         TV noise.

·         Gum chewing.

 

Who is your hero and why?
I have different heroes for different aspects of my life, but my writing hero is Mary E. Pearson. She’s a beautiful woman in her 60s and she’s absolutely killing it as far as breaking out of ageist barriers and showing the world that youth isn’t a necessary ingredient for literary success.


What kind of world ruler would you be?
The directionally challenged kind who needs someone to explain where everyone else is located on the map.


What do you do to unwind and relax?
I listen to jazz and have a glass of wine. Or I take a walk with soul-stirring music in my earbuds.

 

How to find time to write as a parent?
I did this for so many years! Scheduling is key. I homeschooled in the morning and my babies/toddlers/preschoolers always took naps at 1:00. That one-to-three naptime remained my designated writing time even after my youngest had outgrown her naps!

Do you have a favorite movie?
Pirates of the Caribbean—Curse of the Black Pearl


Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
I can definitely imagine Stormrise as a movie! There’s also a particular YA SF novel I wrote a number of years ago that I can easily imagine on the big screen. I’m planning to rewrite that one some day!




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Jillian is known to the online writing community as Authoress, hostess of Miss Snark's First Victim, a blog for aspiring authors. In real life, she holds a degree in Music Education, sings with the Nashville Symphony Chorus, and homeschools her remaining youngster-at-home. She's still crazy in love with her husband of more than thirty years and is happy to be surrounded by family and friends amid the rolling knolls of Middle Tennessee.






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3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great YA fantasy adventure. Love the cover.

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  2. Interesting cover. It sounds like a good fantasy read. Thanks for the chance.

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