Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Another Awesome Blog Hop

Samantha asked if anyone would be interested in a character blog hop and I jumped right in.  I just did my first blog hop and loved it, so I wanted to try something new.  That left me with the question of which character to choose and I knew it had to be Amethyst Treasure.  She is my current obsession.

Amethyst is fun to write.  She’s arrogant, petty, and to say she loves fashion is a bit of an understatement.  You can meet her in the Treasure Chronicles series, in particular book 1, TREASURE DARKLY, and book 2, BORN OF TREASURE.  There is also a short story about her in GEARS OF BRASS.

1) What is the name of your character?  Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
Amethyst Treasure is completely fictional.  She visited my imagination one day and lodged herself right in there. 
2) When and where is the story set?
The Treasure Chronicles take place in a steampunk Wild West world.  I based it a bit off of America, so readers may recognize similarities between Amethyst’s land and America’s history. 
3) What should we know about him/her?
Amethyst Treasure knows what she wants, and that’s attention.  At the start of the series, the most important thing in her life is seeing how many newspaper headings she can make in one month.  All she really needs is a purpose in life and that purpose comes when she visits her family’s ranch out west one dangerous summer.
4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
Amethyst Treasure comes meets Clark at her family’s ranch.  Clark claims to be her long-lost brother, a secret love child of her father’s.  Of course, that’s pretty exciting in itself, but then Amethyst finds out that he can bring back the dead and the army is after him for that ability. 
5) What is the personal goal of the character?
Amethyst switches from being in love with clothes to being in love with her family, a family she never got to know because she attended school in the east.  She strives to help Clark in any way she can.
6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
TREASURE DARKLY is the first book in the series.  You can keep up to date with the Treasure adventures by visiting my website, JordanElizabethMierek.com.  I also have a Pinterest board for the series and I have an author page on Facebook.
7) When can we expect the book to be published?
TREASURE DARKLY comes out February 16, 2015 and BORN OF TREASURE’s release date is still to-be-decided.  You can meet Amethyst in GEARS OF BRASS, a steampunk anthology, that comes out November 10, 2014.
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Samantha Bryant believes in love, magic, and unexplainable connections between people. Her favorite things are lonely beaches, untamed cliff tops, sunlight through the leaves of trees, summer rains, and children's laughter. She has lived in many places, including rural Alaska, Kansas, Kentucky, Vermont, England and Spain. She is fierce at heart, though she doesn't look it.

Now I’m tagging…

Matthew Cox - http://www.matthewcoxbooks.com/wordpress/

1 comment:

  1. On it :) Might take a few days as I have an obligation this weekend to help someone move out of state, so I'll be off the grid for a few days.