Daughter of Chaos (Red Magic #1)
Publication Date: March 25, 2014
Author: Jen McConnel
There comes a time in every witch’s life when she must choose her path. Darlena’s friends have already chosen, so why is it so hard for her to make up her mind? Now, Darlena is out of time. Under pressure from Hecate, the Queen of all witches, Darlena makes a rash decision to choose Red magic, a path no witch in her right mind would dare take. As a Red witch, she will be responsible for chaos and mayhem, drawing her deep into darkness. Will the power of Red magic prove too much for Darlena, or will she learn to control it before it’s too late?
DAUGHTER OF CHAOS is the first in the RED MAGIC paranormal YA trilogy.
1. Describe your book in 3 words.
Magical, intense, and dark.
2. What inspired you to write Daughter of Chaos?
I started writing this book while I was still teaching middle school. The idea came from a story starter sentence: “She was a funny looking woman, but...”. The story grew from there, taking on a life of its own!
3. Where do you usually write?
I’m lucky enough to have an office (the guest room), so I go in there and shut the door when I need to work. The room is painted a really pretty periwinkle blue, and I’ve got street-facing windows in there to distract...erm, inspire me. I love it!
I’ve also started drafting on my laptop at the kitchen table. It just depends on the day!
4. What is the one thing (or multiple) you always have with you while writing?
Some form of caffeine; some days, it’s coffee, and others, tea, but I’m a caffeine-fueled writer. Oh! And lots of water; I tend to hunker down and write for long stretches, and if I don’t bring water into my office with me, I usually don’t want to break the word flow to rehydrate. Otherwise, I just need my computer and some uninterrupted time!
5. Which are your top 3 favourite series/books of all time?
The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper. Hooray for magic and myth!
The Violet Eden Chronicles by Jessica Shirvington. I ADORE these contemporary paranormal books.
The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Who doesn’t swoon for an 18th century Scottish hero?
6. Your favourite movies or TV shows?
Right now, I’m hooked on Once Upon a Time. I love fairy tales! Probably one of my favorite movies of all time is Practical Magic; witches, Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock, and weird revenge? Yes, please!
7. What should we expect from you in the future?
I’m working on the rest of the Red Magic series as we speak, and I’ve got a number of other projects up my sleeve. I hope to be writing YA for a long time to come!
ABOUT JEN MCCONNEL:
Jen McConnel now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. When she isn't crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches writing composition at a community college. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time.
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(OPEN INT.) – Winner will be drawn April 25, 2014
· Four (4) winners will receive an ebook copy of Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel (INT)
· One (1) winner will receive an ebook copy of Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel AND a $10 Amazon Gift Card or B&N Gift Card – Winner’s Choice (INT)