Saturday, December 11, 2010

FEATURE and GIVEAWAY: Jeweled by Anya Bast

Book Interview with Anya Bast in December 2010

Q: How did the idea for this book come about?

I have always been intrigued by the French and Russian revolutions and wanted to write a world flavored with elements of both. That's where the seed for Jeweled came from. Then, like all my books, little by little, the seed sprouted and grew, fed first by Evangeline. Then came Anatol and Gregorio. After I had their conflicts worked out, the plot started to take shape, all set in the world I wanted to write.

Q: Your worldbuilding is fabulous! What kind of research went into creating the world (customs, political system, magic system, etc) of Rylisk?

Thank you! I did some research on the French and Russian Revolutions. Gregorio is, of course, the charismatic and intellectual figure who inspires the poor and downtrodden to rise up and throw off the yoke of their oppressors. Evangeline represents the privileged who are taken down a notch (or a million). Really, though, most of the worldbuilding came from my own imagination.

Q: What interesting thing have you unearthed in your research that you've incorporated in the world of Jeweled?

You're going to be sorry you asked that...

To read more, click here.

JEWELED is available at Amazon (print, Kindle).

Anya Bast is giving away an autographed copy of JEWELED!

Mechanics of the contest:

You can do either or both of the following to enter the drawing:

1. Post a comment or question to Anya in the comment box on the review site (click on this link) (2 chances to win) from now to December 31, 2010;


2. Check out our contest page for the book JEWELED from December 8 to 10, 2010 to enter your email address (1 chance each to win).

The winner will be announced in the comment box on the review site on January 2.

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