Monday, August 18, 2014

Interview + Giveaway: Crystal Magic by Madeline Freeman

Crystal Magic
by Madeline Freeman
(Clearwater Witches #1)
Publication date: March 30th 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

Nothing is safe around Kristyl Barnette. Windows break. Books rocket across the room. Lights flicker. Strange occurrences follow the sixteen-year-old everywhere.

When tragedy forces her to move to the small town of Clearwater, Michigan, with her estranged aunt Jodi, Kristyl tries to leave her past behind. But Clearwater has secrets of its own—a mystical history that intersects with Kristyl’s life and might shed light on the inexplicable events that plague her.

When a mysterious illness threatens her aunt’s life, Kristyl will do anything to cure her. Enlisting the help of witches could save Jodi, but is dealing in magic worth the consequences?

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Top 5 songs on your playlist? 
“Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons, “My Lighthouse” by Rend Collective, “Wake Me Up” by Avicii, “The Cave” by Mumford and Sons, “Get the Girl Back” by Hanson

How much time do you spend reading each week?
I try to do at least 30 minutes each day—usually stolen moments when my daughter’s taking a bath or playing with a friend. But then there are times that a binge and read a book over the course of a day or two.

What is the last thing you Googled?
 I’m sure it was a synonym for something. Perhaps for “mundane.”

Favorite places to travel?
 My favorite place to visit is my camp—Camp Lael—in Lapeer, MI. My favorite trip ever was to Italy and the south of France. I’d do that again in a heartbeat.

What is your favorite way to spend a rainy day?
 Snuggled up with a book! Alas, I have a two-year-old, so my rainy days are typically spent entertaining her—although that’s pretty fun, too.

Favorite TV Shows?
 Once Upon a Time, Sherlock, The Vampire Diaries, Fringe

If you had a time machine, where would you go (past or future) and who would you like to visit?
 If I could be assured to not mess up the future, I’d go back in time to seven or eight years ago. See, my mom died in November of 2008, and every once in a while, I think of things I should’ve asked her when she was alive. I’d make a list of all those things and I’d go back and spend a lazy afternoon with her. Actually, it’d have to be more than eight years ago, because I’d want to go back to before her dad died: He had this lake on his property that I used to swim in when I was younger. I’d go back to that lake and spend the day with my mom.

What’s next on you TBR Pile?
 Release by Rachel Schurig

Where is your favorite spot to read?
 I’m not picky. I just need for people to not be trying to talk to me. I prefer being able to put my feet up.

If you were on Death Row what would your last meal be?
 One of my favorite meals ever was steak, lobster, garlic mashed potatoes, and a Guinness. I’d want to have that one last time.

Favorite vacation spot?
 Camp Lael.

Can we get a hint on what you are working on? What are your future plans?
 I just finished Wild Magic, the second book in the Clearwater Witches series. Next, I’ll be working on a romance involving a rock star and absolutely no psychic abilities. I’m both excited and scared that no one will be able to read anybody else’s mind!

A little about Madeline...

Madeline Freeman lives in the metro-Detroit area with her husband, her daughter, and her cats. In the time she should spend doing housework, she rewatches Fringe. She also loves anything to do with astronomy, outer space, plate tectonics, and dinosaurs, and secretly hopes her daughter will become an astronomer or a paleontologist.

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Giselle said...

Oh wow my favorite dinner when we go out to one of our local restaurants here is a steak & lobster dinner with garlic mashed! I'm so hungry now! >.<

Brooke Showalter said...

Awesome interview! This sounds like a great book.