At Water’s Edge by S. McPherson Genre: YA fantasy/romance Published November 10th, 2015 Published by S McPherson Books : When 17-year-old, Dezaray Storm drunkenly stumbles across a portal one night, her downtrodden life begins to change, mainly because she starts living someone else’s life. Accidently trading places with the most powerful sorceress of the realm, Coldivor, Dezaray finds herself assuming the identity of her magical lookalike, having to convince everyone in the realm that she is the real deal. Aside from a few minor hiccups along the way, like the fact that she is not magical nor does she know even the simplest cards trick; Dezaray soon finds herself settling in. Particularly in the arms of Milo; a blue-eyed jokester with the ability to teleport. However, it doesn’t take long for Dezaray to realise that life on the other side is far from glitz and glamour and that creatures unimaginable are hunting her. A war is brewing between the seven empires of Coldivor and those that long to take over. Dezaray’s enchanted double is their only hope; their secret weapon, set to be unleashed on her eighteenth birthday when she is bequeathed with the powers of her forefathers. But for the enchantress to return, Dezaray has to leave, and the thought of going back to Islon fills Dezaray with dread, for more reasons than one. Torn between a reality she can’t stand and a fantasy she can’t keep, Dezaray is struggling to see how any choice she makes will lead to a happy ending.
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1 If you were stranded on a
desert island which of your characters do you want by your side?
That would definitely be Milo. He’s
charming, witty and a complete goofball. He would know just what to say to make
being stranded not feel so terrible. I don’t doubt he would have me in stitches
and he’s actually very resourceful.
There is also the added bonus that if being
stranded starts to get to us, he can fall on his heritage and teleport us
anywhere we want to go J muhahaha
If you could be best friends
with one of your characters, who would it be?
I would love to be best friends with Dezaray.
She’s kind-hearted and sincere. Though she appears a bit standoffish at first;
she’s actually just looking for someone to open up to. I think Dezaray would be
a lifelong friend who always has your back. She’d be willing to talk about
anything and everything with you and would genuinely listen. Dezaray also has a
fun-loving side and if you can be there when she lets it out, you’re in for a
What is your favorite book that
I actually just finished the first draft of
my favourite book by me and that is book 2 in the Water Rushes series,
following ‘At Water’s Edge’. It continues the story of Dezaray and her magical
lookalike, Lexovia and I feel it just gets deeper and that little bit more
delightful than the first one.
4 Who is your favorite author and
what is it that really strikes you about their work?
I think my top favourite author would be J.K
Rowling. I absolutely love her immense imagination that takes you out of this
world and introduces you to things that most people wouldn’t even dream of in
their wildest dreams.
I admire the beautiful simplicity of her
writing style and her ability to create such varied characters that all manage
to make you fall in love with them or love to hate them in some wonderful way.
And (yes I’m referring to Harry Potter) just the stories she creates.
What's your favorite
I’m sure you can probably guess by the way
I just ranted that my favourite book-turned movie is Harry Potter, however
Hunger Games is certainly a close second and my favourite book-turned tv show
is absolutely Game of Thrones.
Can you share a little of your
current work with us?
I am currently working on book two in the Water
Rushes series; part two to ‘At Water’s Edge’. I really enjoyed writing this one
because this story focusses less on the world building and readers get closer
to the characters. I feel I show new levels to each one of them and the story
itself also goes deeper. Like curdled milk, the plot thickens.
What book are you reading now?
I have just finished reading Book 2 in The
Mortal Instruments series, City of Ashes. Really enjoyed it. Cassandra has
quite an imagination.
Do you have anything specific
that you want to say to your readers?
I love to connect with YA book lovers and
if you like fantasy; you’re one of my new favourite people. Please take a look
at my website www.smcphersonbooks.com
where I discuss the glory of heroes and villains, have put together a few
quizzes and share my writing journey with you. Also, let’s connect on twitter
@smcphersonbooks and goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14249321.S_McPherson
Always smile and may your life be filled with love and magic J
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