Monday, February 25, 2013

Spotlight [Excerpt + GIVEAWAY] The Puppet Spell by E.L. Adams

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The Puppet Spell
by E.L. Adams

Unlike her rebellious sister Lucinda, fifteen-year-old Lexa prefers to spend her free time playing video games, fighting the forces of evil with her partner-in-crime Marlon. But when Lucinda steals an invisibility potion from their uncle’s storeroom, she unleashes chaos into their lives. Lexa and Marlon find themselves catapulted into a world far more dangerous than any video game, full of misleading illusions, sinister Conjurors and deadly Fey, and threatened by a man with a grudge known as the Puppeteer. Accompanied only by Lexa’s uncle’s unreliable (and rather dangerous) Chimera, Lexa and Marlon must navigate this world to find Lucinda- before they too fall under the spell of the puppet master...


'OMG, my hat goes off to Miss Adams. "The Puppet Spell", is a mind-bogglingly crafted novel...I love the intricate web that is interwoven throughout the story. It leaves you wondering what's real and what has been created from the mind of Adams. It's Harry Potter meets The Matrix. It's a fast-paced story that left me gripping the end of my seat waiting for the next scene to start. Adams's debut novel is a must have! Its original take on magic and other worlds will have you placed under a spell of its own.' - YA author Elle A. Rose (Amazon review)

'Adams has crafted an entertaining fantasy tale with some nicely creepy moments. This novel is aimed at a young audience and should be extremely well received...a brilliantly written adventure story.' - Fantasy author Sharon Stevenson (Amazon review)

"it is easy to see that you are a very gifted writer. I am so impressed by your talent and the story. It has appeal not only for kids but adults as well. I think you will go far with this. Six stars!" - Authonomy review

"You have a wonderful narrative voice for children’s literature." - Authonomy review

"To me it felt like a mixture between Narnia and Dr Who, whilst at the same time being very original and not easy to predict." - Authonomy review

"You have a great idea and have written it wonderfully! The writing is clean and consice, with no words wasted. Your settings and circumstances are described vividly and placed me in the story. All of the characters have distinct personalities and their quirkiness is fresh. You are obviously very talented! This story is put together incredibly well. Highly marketable, very highly starred, and most enjoyable." - Authonomy review

"High stars from me – this is one of the most satisfying reads in this genre I’ve come across in a while." - Authonomy review

Read Chapter One:

Marlon laid his hands on the keyboard of the computer at the end of the row.
‘What are you doing?’ I said.
‘Come on, we’re here already,’ he said. ‘Don’t you want to take a look?’
The screen turned electric blue, the colour of the smoke that seeped from the machines. It was strangely mesmerising. I couldn’t help but stare, although every instinct screamed at me to get away, to go back to my room and lose myself in a book, or sleep. Anything.
Marlon apparently didn’t feel like this. He tapped a few keys, mechanically, almost as though he was in a trance. Before our eyes the screen grew larger, until it towered above us, an oblong patch of blue, so bright it hurt to look at.
‘Is this really the gateway?’ he said.
So it would seem.
He took a step towards it. ‘Aren’t you going to stop me?’
I never said I would prevent you from doing anything. The girl, however…
‘Fair enough, then. I’m going.’
‘Excuse me?’ I said. ‘We don’t know if he’s telling the truth, he could be leading us into a trap.’
Don’t you want to find your uncle and sister?
It was Marlon’s words, more than Spider’s, which stung. I could tell that he was entranced by the possibility of this new world, and that he wouldn’t rest until he’d seen it with his own eyes. Whether I was with him or not.
So be it, I thought, and felt a surge of anger. Not just at Marlon, but at Uncle Devon too, who clearly hadn’t thought it necessary to tell me where he was going. And I was angry at Lucinda too, for starting all of this. I found myself imagining all kinds of conspiracies, all kinds of plans that involved everyone in my family except me. Even the bloody cat.
But, mostly, I was angry with myself. I was disgusted with my own cowardice.
‘Well?’ I said, mildly surprised at the fierceness of my own voice. ‘Are we going through or not?’ I took a step towards the gateway. But Marlon didn’t seem to hear. As if in a trancelike state, he moved forwards. One second his outline shimmered against the wall of blue - then he was gone.

A little about Emma ...

Emma is a 21-year-old author from Birmingham, UK. When she isn't reading voraciously, studying, or taking every opportunity to travel, she can be found in front of her writing desk.

Having aspired to be a writer since the age of ten, Emma aims to give life to her (admittedly bizarre) daydreams, through creating weird and wonderful alternative worlds. Her debut novel THE PUPPET SPELL, published in January 2013 by Rowanvale Books, is a fantasy tale for young adults and the young at heart, inspired by her lifelong love of traditional fantasy, mythology, and video games.

When not living the crazy life of an English Literature with Creative Writing student at Lancaster University, Emma reluctantly resides in the attic in her parents' house in Birmingham. Local rumour is that she is working on a dark fantasy series for mature young adults featuring demons and other assorted night terrors.

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