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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Blog Tour- CHLOE SHIPTON & THE QUILL OF LEFAY by Lynn Veevers An Interview & $25 Amazon GC Giveaway!

Hey everyone! I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the blog tour for CHLOE SHIPTON & THE QUILL OF LEFAY by Lynn Veevers! 

I have an interview with Lynn to share with you today! And make sure to enter the giveaway below!

Haven't heard of CHLOE SHIPTON & THE QUILL OF LEFAY? Check it out!

Author: Lynn Veevers
Pub. Date: June 12, 2018
Publisher: Lynn Veevers
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 263

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon
When fifteen-year-old Chloe mysteriously disappears, the rumors at Grammaire Hall point to murder, but spiritual entrapment isn’t the same as dead. In a library that’s believed to be nothing more than a myth, Chloe's spirit is separated from her body after witnessing another student's murder. Try as she may she can't remember what happened to her before she woke up as a spirit in the campus graveyard. As Chloe uncovers clues leading to the mythical library's location and her body, a secret the Magical Parliament doesn't want to get out, starts to unravel. Rogue sorcerers have infiltrated the school, intent on reinstating the Third Edict, and sorcery students are dying because of it. Destroyed long ago for horrific crimes against humanity, the return of the Third Edict would spell disaster for both magical and magicless societies. To prevent her own demise and the fulfillment of the Third Edict’s return, Chloe must find a way to reunite body and soul without giving the rogue sorcerers the weapon they need to succeed, a weapon only Chloe can activate.
Now on to the interview!

Hey Lynn!! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books I’m glad you could stop by for a chat! CHLOE SHIPTON & THE QUILL OF LEFAY sounds AWESOME and I can’t wait for everyone to read it!

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about CHLOE SHIPTON & THE QUILL OF LEFAY and the characters?

Hi, and it is great to be here. Oh my goodness where to start! Well The Quill of LeFay is a story that takes place in the remotest part of the Swiss Alps at Grammaire Hall, a school for young sorcerers and sorceresses! Sorcery is just one of the Magical Religions, practices, if you will in this story’s fictional universe.  I could sit here all day and go on and on about the magic system, so I will try to cut it short and leave it at this: One central magical parliament controls two edicts that govern the magical world, the Spiritum Edict and the Elementa Edict. Each edict rules five unique orders of magic. Magic students do not get to pick their Order of magic but rather are born into it.

What are you working on now?

My current W.I.P. list consists of 3 novels; actually one just got completed back in early March and is entitled Eden’s Echo. It is a finalist in the Elevation of Love Contest hosted by the CIMRWA Chapter of the RWA! I’m excited.  The second novel in production is Chloe Shipton & the Witches of Calvary Hall and the third is the third installment to my debut novel, Pinnacle. It is called Noctis. Eximius which is the second installment will be released September 18th by Astraea Press!

Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from your real life?

Yes as a matter of fact! Chloe is inspired by my 12 year old daughter Ashlie! She is a huge Harry potter fan and when she finished reading the series she came to me and said she wanted me to write something in the same vein with a female protagonist, who starts out older, but looks and acts like she does! Thus Chloe Shipton was born!

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?

I love all my characters, and tell them I do not have favorites. But between you and I I loved writing Zanthus, and Sophie pulled a very close second.

What is your favorite passage/scene in CHLOE SHIPTON & THE QUILL OF LEFAY?

By default I am a very descriptive writer, possibly too much for the YA Genre so I really have to rein myself in on description, but this one slipped by because it was one of the darlings I just couldn’t kill, it’s a bit lengthy, I hope that’s okay.

Feeling depressed with the whole situation, I crossed to the arched window overlooking the courtyard directly below. I gazed into the distance, past the graveyard with its bare-bone oaks and carpet of red, yellow, and orange. The tree’s fallen autumn leaves lay nestled between quiet markers of marbled stone. I was drowning in the possibility of never being whole again. The idea of it clawed at me until I felt like I might suffocate with my fear. In an attempt to level my emotions, I let my wandering eyes focus on the snowcapped mountains in the distance. They formed the natural barrier around the magically concealed valley where Grammaire Hall was built. Their majestic peaks were highlighted in the blue and purple shades of early dawn. I watched the morning birds take flight across the sky as it transitioned to softer tints of pink. The slow-burning pink finally lightened to peach, and then the heavens gave way to the vibrant yellow that marked the opening of a new day. It gave me hope that maybe something of use would be unearthed before the moon rose again. The sun’s greedy fingers traveled across the valley extinguishing the long shadows of night as they sped across the land. The curtain of darkness continued to diminish as morning approached the tower. Laying siege to the foundation, the bright aura of day crept up the outer walls of my dorm. Up it climbed until it spilled through the window in a blinding cascade of radiance. With the coming of daylight, I knew I’d fizzled from the sight of mortal eyes as the sun engulfed my soul in its ancient warmth.

What kind of research did you have to do for the story?

A lot of cultural research went into this novel because of the different countries that Grammaire Hall services, ( Most of western Europe and even as far east as Russia.)The only one that didn’t take a bit of research was French Culture, mostly because I am half French and already familiar with it.

Who is your ultimate book boyfriend?

Oh my goodness! You are making me blush! Hands down, Daris. Now everyone is wondering who on earth that is! I tend to read not so main stream (and Mainstream) novels. This gorgeous hunk is from a novel by Victoria Basnuevo entitled Marked by Time. He is believable, relatable and completely fleshed out! I love him ! He’s the type of book boyfriend that keeps you up crying at night because no matter how bad you wish he was real, you knowdeep down, way deep downhes not.

What inspired you to write YA?

Kiddos, children, offspring,  loves of my lifedid I mention I was talking about my kids.

Lightening Round Questions

What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

I want to read, Whatever Gayle Foreman is writing.

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in?

Hmm the Sorting house placed me in Ravenclaw

Twitter or Facebook?

Yikesum both?

Favorite Superhero?

Wonder Woman

Favorite TV show?

Anything on Freeform!

Sweet or Salty?


Any Phobias?


Song you can’t get enough of right now?

Anything Adele

2018 Movie you’re most looking forward to?

Well none this year, but in 2020 I will be first in line to see the new Avatar movie, blue people not airbender.

Thanks so much Lynn for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read CHLOE SHIPTON & THE QUILL OF LEFAY!

About Lynn:
Lynn Veevers is originally from Washington State. With her mother being from Christchurch, New Zealand and her father being a well-traveled retired Navy Chief, Lynn has always had a fascination with different cultures around the world. An avid reader, she prefers books that take her to a place she's never been and teach her something new at the same time. The Young Adult Genre is her absolute favorite to read, so it comes as no surprise that it is also her favorite to write. Lynn, on average, pens two to three novels a year with the sequel to Pinnacle in the publishing process now!

Today Lynn lives with her husband and kids in Southeast Oklahoma. Her young adult and adolescent children are supportive and avid beta readers of her work and give her a straightforward and honest point of view about how authentic her characters voices and personalities are for their age group. What better reference than someone close to the same age as the main character. Her kids always have and always will be her greatest inspiration.

Giveaway Details:
One lucky winner will receive a $25Amazon gift card, International.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:
6/11/2018- Smada's Book SmackExcerpt
6/12/2018- Mythical Books- Interview
6/13/2018- K.L. Knovitzke AuthorExcerpt
6/14/2018- BookHounds YAGuest Post
6/15/2018- HauntedbybooksGuest Post

Week Two:
6/18/2018- The Desert BibliophileReview
6/19/2018- What the Cat ReadReview
6/20/2018- Tales of the Ravenous ReaderGuest Post
6/21/2018- Writer of WrongsReview
6/22/2018- Novel NoviceExcerpt

Week Three:
6/25/2018- Here's to Happy EndingsExcerpt
6/26/2018- ParajunkeeExcerpt
6/27/2018- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
6/28/2018- Jaime's WorldSpotlight

Week Four:
7/2/2018- Lisa Loves Literature- Interview
7/3/2018- RhythmicBooktrovertSpotlight
7/4/2018- A Court of Coffee and BooksInterview
7/5/2018- A Readers LifeReview
7/6/2018- FUONLYKNEWExcerpt

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