Amy Bearce is a fairly new author (and by fairly new, I mean her debut novel, 'Fairy Keeper', has only been out for a couple of weeks!) but she is definitely an author that you're going to want to get on board with. I was so impressed by 'Fairy Keeper', because it's unique and it proves that Amy has a brilliantly creative mind. This author spotlight will give you a bit more information on Amy, and then some more information about 'Fairy Keeper', which I highly recommend you get your hands on!
About the author:
Amy was an army kid, which meant that she moved eight times before she'd even graduated high school. But the one constant she had in her life was books and reading, a fact that definitely hasn't changed, and she particularly enjoys reading fantasy and science fiction. She married her high school sweetheart, despite all of her moving around. They met back in 1991, in their junior English class in an American school in Germany! They now have two daughters, and they're making sure that they love science fiction and fantasy too.
Amy's a former elementary and middle school teacher, where she taught English and reading. Amy recently completely her Masters of Library Science, and she's excited about a career field filled with kids, teens, books and technology. A homebody with a serious addiction to personality tests, Amy was described as a perfectionist by the DISC personality test, a title that she hated. She retook the test immediately, changing some of her answers, but the results still came through as perfectionist. She took the test a third time, changing more answers for an even better result... not seeing the irony until later.
And yes, the result still came back as perfectionist.
If you want to get in touch with Amy, she has her own website, as well as Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.
About the book:
Forget cute fairies in pretty dresses. In the world of Aluvia, most fairies are more like irritable, moody insects. Almost everyone in the world of Aluvia views the fairy keeper mark as a gift, but not fourteen-year-old Sierra. She hates being a fairy keeper, but the birthmark is right there on the back of her neck. It shows everyone she was born with the natural ability to communicate, attract, and even control the tiny fairies whose nectar is amazingly powerful. Fairy nectar can heal people, but it is also a key ingredient in synthesizing Flight, an illegal elixir that produces dreaminess, apathy and hallucinations. She’s forced to care for a whole hive of the bee-like beasties by her Flight-dealing, dark alchemist father. Then one day, Sierra discovers the fairies of her hatch are mysteriously dead. The fairy queen is missing. Her father’s Flight operation is halted, and he plans to make up for the lost income by trading her little sister to be an elixir runner for another dark alchemist, a dangerous thug. Desperate to protect her sister, Sierra convinces her father she can retrieve the lost queen and get his operation up and running. The problem? Sierra’s queen wasn’t the only queen to disappear. They’re all gone, every single one, and getting them back will be deadly dangerous.Sierra journeys with her best friend and her worst enemy — assigned by her father to dog her every step — to find the missing queens. Along the way, they learn that more than just her sister’s life is at stake if they fail. There are secrets in the Skyclad Mountains where the last wild fairies were seen. The magic Sierra finds there has the power to transform their world, but only if she can first embrace her calling as a fairy keeper.
I read 'Fairy Keeper' just last week and I absolutely loved it, so I really do vouch for this novel. Why wouldn't you be interested in it, with a synopsis like that?! If you want to buy this book, you can get hold of it on Amazon US and Amazon UK - the Kindle edition is only a few pounds, which is well worth the money.
I also want to give a big shout out to Amalia Chitulescu, who designed the absolutely gorgeous front cover!
This is my first ever blog tour, so I need to say a big thank you for Curiosity Quills Press for letting me get on board with this: I hope I did okay! I also recommend that you check Curiosity Quills out, because they're a small publishing company that was only founded in 2011, and they're doing a brilliant job.