Wednesday, November 14, 2012

[Interview's & Promo + GIVEAWAY] The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell: Hydra’s Nest by Fumi Hancock

Welcome Author Fumi Hancock to Mom With A Kindle
Fumi Hancock is a walking example of how an ordinary person from a shackled life of broken promises and shattered dreams can live a fulfilled destiny. After twenty years of dropping her pen, she picks it right back up again by releasing the first in the Grimmlyn Series: The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell: Hydra’s Nest. 

Though graduated with a postgraduate degree in communication arts, and undergraduate degrees in English studies and nursing, she ascribes her writing to her life experiences, which were many times challenging. 

According to her, the protagonists and antagonists in her novels often come from the darkest moments of her life—a tribute to the fact that something good can come out of mysterious and difficult circumstances, if we choose to turn our challenges around. Age is merely a number where success is concerned. 

She also pulls some of her characters from her travels around the world—in particular, exotic Africa—uniquely weaving her tales. Fumi loves to write for young adults, particularly urban fantasy, and paranormal fiction with a touch of romance. She aspires to one day write a mystery/detective novel for the adult audience. 

But for now, she is content with her young adult audience. With her background in nursing, she gently nurses her unusual characters to life for her readers to enjoy. 

Her second book in the Grimmlyn series: The Sorcerer's Purgatory is scheduled to be released April 2013--- Behind the scenes of this young adult fantasy novel is found at:

She has also written some inspirational eBooks:

She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Dr. David Hancock, and her two grown sons, Bola and Demola Thompson. She cherishes her two stepdaughters, who reside in Michigan.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
It will be the power to stop children from being hungry all over the world, in particular Africa. Every year, when I visit Africa with my team to serve; I leave a piece of my heart with the children and are constantly plagued by their images when I return.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Just having the opportunity to use this as a platform to share my passion about caring for under privileged children  in Africa. Its been an incredible opportunity.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. 
I experienced South Africa along with our Jewel and every page was beautifully written; engrossed me from start to finish"- Review by
Sara Bree High, I concur.

Favorite food?
Oh Gosh, give me wild rice and curry chicken; and I am totally content.

What book are reading now?
The Hobbit by Tolkien

What’s your favorite season/weather?
The Spring is beautiful. I love the vibrant colors and the newness of things around me.

What was your favorite children's book?
I have collections of Sesame Street Picture Books.

Beach or Pool?
Absolutely beach. It is glorious when you can look out and see the endless streams ahead of you. You tend to appreciate life more and creation.

What is one book everyone should read?
Ok... I am being partial here: My book: The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell: Hydra's Nest. For lovers of Young Adult Fantasy and Romance, this will take you on a journey into the heart of Africa... something many have never experienced before.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Absolutely! It is a series, the Grimmlyn series that is. The whole idea started off with me knowing that I would create a series out of it. I felt that the characters were large enough; they had more depth to them that simply creating one book would do injustice to them.  The second in the sequel, The Sorcerer’s Purgatory will provide an opportunity for readers to get to know even closer one of the great characters, Kaya Darkling in the first book. The Cover Reveal of this can be seen:!the_sequel/crpz

Video Interview With Fumi

The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell: Hydra’s Nest
Grimmlyn Series: Book 1
by Fumi Hancock
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy & Romance Fiction
Word Count: 96,567
Cover Artist: PhatPuppy Art

Book Description:

What would you do if you found out you inherited an ancient familial curse?

When free-spirited and more than a little rebellious, seventeen-year-old Jewel Cardwell gained admission to Grayton Preparatory School, a prestigious, girls-only, top-notch private institution nestled in the South African farmlands of Limpopo, little did she know it would begin a trail of mysterious and unfamiliar events, changing her life forever! At Grayton prep, a battle line is drawn between ‘good and evil’ especially when there’s a full moon and dark forces swirl and 
turn up in the form of hideous monsters and frightening demons. With her school fre-nemies, rivalry and treachery become the order of the day and Jewel is forced to question everything she thought she knew as she struggles to stay alive in a dubious place riddled with demonic activity! 

Armed with a magical secret from her dying grandmother, a golden locket, she sets a new course in motion. In the middle of this whirlwind of events, she is caught between two boys: Darwin Morton, a lad she's known growing up, and Eric Broder, a soccer team leader with a silver spoon in his mouth. Why her love life has to get interesting now is a question she can't answer!

“I welcomed death with open arms, closed my eyes and listened as the aircraft made rattling and shaking sounds through the dreary weather. If this was my time to go, I would embrace darkness, as I had nothing else to lose.” -- JEWEL CARDWELL

Will Jewel be able to solve the mystery before evil is unleashed against those she loves?

Book Trailer

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