By MJ Boshers
Genre: Urban fantasy
A young girl is torn from the mortal world and brought to a land full of magic. While discovering the possibilities of this exciting world, she unlocks a deadly secret. New friends show her the magic she holds within herself and realize their magic is stronger together. They must work in unity to stop an evil from destroying their world. Though they find love and power, they also find murder and betrayal. Can all survive this dangerous task? Will they rise to the challenge of what is set before them or will they fall beneath the ashes of what they are meant to save?
About the Author
MJ Boshers is an author of fantasy and YA novels. The Faewitch is her first book in a three book series. Also as a songwriter she loves to add music to her novels whenever she can. Being from the South, she likes to add that part of her to her novels, along with the accents. She lives in Alabama with her husband and daughter and believes there is nothing more important than her family. A member of NAPW, she hopes to encourage young women to never give up on their dreams and that women can be powerful. Her studies in Graphic Design and photography help her stay focused on books even when she isn't reading or writing. Her hobbies include watching anything supernatural on television, hanging out with family and friends, music, and painting.
I wake up in a dirt cell by myself with my head bleeding pretty bad and I can hear screams coming from somewhere nearby. I hear another scream and it sounds familiar. I realize it is my mother and I jump up. "Leave her alone," I yell. "It's me you want, you coward. Here I am." The screaming stops and I see a figure walking toward my cell. At least my mother is okay, I hope. It is pretty dark so I can't see the man's face. He comes in my cell and picks me up over his shoulder. I scream and fight trying to get free, but it's no use because he it too strong. He throws me down by the fireplace and the room is lit up quite well now, so I look up to see his face. "No," I say in disbelief. "It can't be you."
Two guards immediately come and hold me down by the fireplace. I try to get free, but I know there is no use in trying. They hold my head to the side and I can feel the heat coming off the branding iron which he is about to brand me with. I scream because I know it’s about to touch my neck. As it touches my skin, I hear it sizzle. The pain is unbearable at first and then it just goes numb.
Interview with the author!
Tell us about your genre. How did you come to choose it? Why does it appeal to you?
My genre is urban fantasy and I chose this genre because it is so exciting. I love this genre because of the paranormal, supernatural, and magical elements it holds. I love the possibilities this genre can have and the emotions it can bring out of readers.
What do you find most challenging about the writing process, and how do you deal with it?
The most challenging about the writing process is the editing process such as trying to get all the details in order and the patience of it all. I deal with it the best I can by trusting my editor and realizing that I can always fix something later if I need to. It isn’t going to be carved into stone.
When and where do you do your writing?
I always write my first draft with pen and paper. I will write in my notebook whenever I get a chance and at night when my daughter goes to bed I will sit down at the computer and type it up. It is an all day, everyday process for me, but I love it.
What have you learned about promoting your books?
Promoting books is hard work. It takes a lot of time and patience. I’ve learned that social media is your best friend, hash-tag everything, don’t be afraid to be yourself (even if that self is weird), be patient, and ask for advice if needed.
What are you most proud of as a writer?
I am most proud of the work I have put in. I feel no matter how well the book does that I’ve succeeded because I’ve made my dream come true.
If you could have dinner with any writer, living or dead, who would it be and what would you talk about?
If I could have dinner with any writer it would definitely be JK Rowling. I would have to talk about Harry Potter and every single detail about the books, movies, and wardrobe. Oh…and butter beer.