Behind My New Obsession:
I recently read Reluctant Prince by Dani Lyn Alexander and I fell in love with the book. And I just had to get to know the author behind my new obsession (which is a new segment where I do interviews with authors or bloggers, or anyone book related).
Shani: What was the inspiration behind reluctant prince?
Dani Lyn Alexander: Jackson Maynard was the inspiration for Reluctant Prince. His character, The Death Dealer, inspired the story, and that was actually the original title. It was changed later after contracting.
S: Who’s your favorite character from the book?
DLA: I have a soft spot for Jackson, since the story and the world of Cymmera revolved around him..
S: What was the hardest part about writing reluctant prince?
DLA: The hardest part for me was remembering everything. The characters, the rules of Cymmera, the backstory. I ended up making a box filled with index cards to keep everything straight.
S: Will there be a part two coming out soon?
DLA: Yes. Lost Princess is scheduled to release on October 13, 2015.
S: If the Reluctant Prince was a movie, who would you want to play Ryleigh , Mia and Jackson?
DLA: I would love to see Jackson played by Liam Hemsworth, Ryleigh played by Chloe Moretz, and Mia played by Mackenzie Foy, and since Dakota features more prominently in book two, I’d like to see him played by Owen Best.
S: If Cymmera was a real place, what part of the world would it be in?
DLA: I don’t really know because it’s so different from our world. If I had to say, I’d probably say somewhere in the way north.
S: Can we consider Ryleigh and Jackson as a couple?
DLA: For the moment, but I will say book two offers some interesting challenges that could change that.
Title: Reluctant Prince
Author: Dani-Lyn Alexander
Series: Kingdom of Cymmera #1
Publication Date: November 3rd 2014
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Source: From the author
Betrayal lies cloaked in shadow.
Seventeen year old Ryleigh Donnovan is certain her life is cursed. Nothing ever goes smoothly, and her first job interview is no exception. An earthquake rocks the building, sending Ryleigh on a frantic search for her younger sister, a search which lands her in the hospital. Terrified they’ll push her for answers she can’t afford to give, Ryleigh flees with a mysterious stranger.
Jackson Maynard is about to be ordained as a Death Dealer, a warrior for the Kingdom of Cymmera, but first he must pass one more test. When he fails to acquire the human girl the prophet has chosen, he’s forced to stand trial for treason. Banished from his realm, he seeks out the girl from the vision, Ryleigh Donnovan, and together they embark on a journey to save his dying kingdom.
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