Thursday, March 25, 2021

*Book Tour & Giveaway* The Stolen Kingdom by Jillian Boehme-GUEST POST


The Stolen Kingdom
by Jillian Boehme
Genre: YA Fantasy

A bold girl, a kingdom under attack, magic everywhere—I devoured it in one sitting! This book is one wild ride!” —Tamora Pierce on Stormrise

Nothing is quite as it seems in this thrilling YA fantasy adventure by Jillian Boehme, The Stolen Kingdom!

For a hundred years, the once-prosperous kingdom of Perin Faye has suffered under the rule of the greedy and power-hungry Thungrave kings. Maralyth Graylaern, a vintner's daughter, has no idea her hidden magical power is proof of a secret bloodline and claim to the throne. Alac Thungrave, the king’s second son, has always been uncomfortable with his position as the spare heir—and the dark, stolen magic that comes with ruling.
When Maralyth becomes embroiled in a plot to murder the royal family and seize the throne, a cat-and-mouse chase ensues in an adventure of dark magic, court intrigue, and forbidden love.

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Jillian is known to the online writing community as Authoress, hostess of Miss Snark's First Victim, a blog for aspiring authors. In real life, she holds a degree in Music Education, sings with the Nashville Symphony Chorus, and homeschools her remaining youngster-at-home. She's still crazy in love with her husband of more than thirty years and is happy to be surrounded by family and friends amid the rolling knolls of Middle Tennessee.


What are your top 10 favorite authors?

In no particular order (except for the first one!):

  • Jane Austen

  • Mary E. Pearson

  • Rae Carson

  • Leigh Bardugo

  • George R.R. Martin

  • J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Suzanne Collins

  • Katherine Kurtz

  • Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

  • Nancy Bilyeau

How long have you been writing?

Since I was 6.

Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?

I always have my protagonist planned ahead of time, but characters also come to me as I write!

What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?

It depends on the book! For Stormrise, I researched things like martial arts stances and “how long does it take to bleed out from a groin wound”. For The Stolen Kingdom, I did a lot of research on vineyards and wine-making (which was fun!).

Do you see writing as a career?


Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?

Oh, yes – you can’t be a writer if you’re not a reader! Fantasy is my first love and it’s what I read most (both YA and adult, but mostly YA). But I also enjoy YA speculative fiction and adult historical fiction set in the Tudor era. My favorite author of all time, though, is Jane Austen.

Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?

Not “noise” – music! I create a playlist for each novel I write; the music helps to immediately propel me into the story’s world.

Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?

One at a time. I have tried to multitask, but I’m not very good at it!

Advice you would give new authors?

Read voraciously. Write regularly. Get lots of quality feedback. And never quit. It took me 12 years to publish my first novel. You can read my story HERE.

Describe your writing style.

Slow! Messy word vomit isn’t my style; in fact, I have trouble turning off my inner editor. This isn’t a bad thing, really; it means I’ve got less slop to get rid of later. It takes me roughly 3 months to complete a first draft (which I don’t love doing). The revisions process is my favorite part—it’s where the magic happens!

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

Don’t spend your time believing what you can’t do. Remember how you used to sit at the kitchen table and write stories? That’s because you were made for this. Just start. Because you probably should never have stopped.

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