Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BOOK BLITZ: Orenda by Ruth Silver

Welcome to the exciting Book Blitz for Orenda, the first book in the Orenda Series, by Ruth Silver!

Young Adult Paranormal/Fantasy Adventure Romance
Orenda Series, #1
Publish Date:
April 13, 2014
Patchwork Press

Summary from Goodreads:
Join forces with a parallel universe.

Dark forces, magical creatures, and the world Lil thought she knew collide when a dream transports her to the strange world of Orenda. Stunned and terrified, Lil comes face to face with her doppelganger, Willow, who possesses the ability to travel between the two worlds. Everything Lil knows logically says that Orenda can’t exist, but a small clue may be proof that it was more than an ordinary dream. With the threat of her sister in danger, Lil crosses dimensions but it may cost her even more than she bargained for.

A sword wielding girl, the eternal suit, and a parallel universe come together in this action- packed Young Adult fantasy adventure that will keep readers of all ages turning the pages.



*Interview with Ruth Silver*
What inspired you to write Orenda?
 I wanted to write a fantasy appropriate for middle grade as well as young adults. I loved the show Fringe ad how they brought a parallel world into the mix. I wanted to do something similar and yet completely different with fairies, dragons, and magic.

Do you love eBooks or paperbacks more? Why?
I love paperbacks, especially my collection of signed indie books! You can't sign an eBook (and no authorgraph is not the same thing). However, I'll buy an eBook if it's $5 or less.

As a reader, how do you feel when a series ends?
I need Happily Ever After's in books. At least at the end of a series, if I invest my time in 3+ books I expect a happy ending. At least somewhat happy. If you disappoint me, I probably won't read your book again.

What is your Favorite Writing Website?
YA Highway is a fantastic resource for all writers. You don't have to be just a YA writer to find it beneficial.
Here's the link:

I wrote a book. Now what?
Get a publisher. Seriously. You can self-publish but you're got to have it professionally edited, formatted properly (study similar books and look at text size/font/format), and market the crap out of it. Even then, you still won't have all the resources of even a small press company. It's tough, I"m not going to sugar coat it.

I've picked up a lot of indie books at author events, Comic-Con, book fairs and let me tell you if your book isn't formatted properly it's obvious. If your font is too small no one will read it. Maybe it's too crammed together or spaced way too far apart. That gives readers headaches.

Growing up in school you probably learned to put two spaces after a period. Great. Guess what. It's wrong in the publishing world. Only use one space. Always justify your text in a book. With eBooks there's some leeway but not in print. These are just a few of the obvious issues I see all the time with indie books. There's also head hopping, show don't tell, active vs passive voice, I could seriously go on, but I won't.


**About the Author**
Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She has written under three unique pseudo names and penned well over a hundred stories.

She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, "Deuces are Wild", which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.

Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling.

Her favorite YA genre is a mix of Dystopian & Fantasy which is evident in the upcoming release of her latest book, Aberrant. Slated for release April 2013 by Lazy Day Publishing, it is the first in a trilogy.

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