Jul 16, 2014

BLOUG TOUR for Second on the Right by Elizabeth Los!

Second on the Right by Elizabeth Los
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Second on the Right

by Elizabeth Los

Come visit the world of Captain Hook!

Second on the Right

by Elizabeth Los

Adult Fantasy
Paperback, 506 Pages
May 9 2014

Spawned from an ancient promise, treachery and intrigue follow the protagonists through our world and one lost to the waves. Bound by an invisible bond, they are thrust into a fantastical world of pirates and demons.

James Benedict is a just man haunted by evil. Pushed to the edge, everything stripped from him, a new man arises . . . a man whose name strikes fear into the hearts of all who hear it: "Captain Hook".

Eileen Davis was a timid woman. Through a fateful cruise she finds herself in the company of the Captain of the Mistral Thief. With his guidance, and the meddling of the local barista, she eventually finds her inner strength.

Will the two of them unite through time to fulfill the promise of their ancestors or will tempers ignite leading all to failure?

True love's magic is not to avoid changes,

But to navigate them successfully.

More About Second on the Right and Its Author, Elizabeth Los


What is your motivation behind this series? 
I wrote Second on the Right in answer to a challenge set by a friend : make a villain the hero.

Why did you want to write it? 
I enjoy the fantasy, almost daydreaming part of it. Thinking up new stories and writing them out has always been of great enjoyment to me. It even serves as a stress relief!

What do you hope readers will take with them when they read your book? 
I hope readers will be able to sit back and enjoy the ride. I love books that take me on a journey full of twists and turns. If a reader gleans a message from the story, great! But otherwise, I just want it to be fun. I hope they find themselves liking Hook as I always have.

Do you have a favorite scene? 
That's a tough one to answer! I like the creepiness of when Pan enters Captain Benedict's quarters and Eileen cries out to wake up the crew. But I also enjoyed writing the fight between Captain Benedict and James, when James was angry about Benedict taking advantage of Eileen.

Share something about you that is unique - maybe about how/where you write... or favorite snack foods? 
Favorite food would probably be something unique! I love, love, LOVE having salad with a little balsamic vinegar and oil, placed on top of a thin crust pizza (pepperoni and mushrooms - my favorite). I love the combo of the pizza and salad.

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About Elizabeth Los

I began writing fan fiction short stories in 2010 as means of escape. Every night, after ten hours of work and once the children were finally tucked in bed, for the fifth time, I would sit at my laptop and let my imagination flow through my fingers. Typing over eighty words per minute, my stories quickly began to form from novellas into full length novels. I used writing as my therapy, my release for stress.





Inspiration for “Second on the Right”

I jumped. The cool waters parted only to fold in on me after entry. I opened my eyes to a vision of blue tinged waters, black lines traced the bottom from end to end. Through ripples of the recent disturbance, the sunlight dance began to slow. I closed my eyes for a moment. When they opened, everything changed.

A few small sea creatures lazily swam. I pushed off the floor and navigated around them. I floated over a large span of sand reminiscent of the dunes along the beach. As I moved farther out, less and less was seen in the way of sea life, rocks, or shells. Light and shadow moved in waves along the empty sandscape. My mind so focused on the peace of my swim, I was startled by the abrupt drop of the ocean floor.

The yawning crater held waters of dark blue, and at it’s center stood ruins of an ancient city. Algae covered decaying stones, shrouding the structures in the blue hazy darkness. Shadows loomed across archways and tall pillars that rose from the ocean floor.

That was my childhood, my Summer days at the local university pool. From the age of three, I swam like a fish. In the pool, I was able to dismiss reality. I dreamt of an undersea world with sunken ships, treasure, lost civilizations and a manta ray shaped vehicle to travel by.

Nothing was more freeing than the feeling of submerging in water. The weightlessness, along with the clear view, opened a new world for me of mermaids, pirates and the Nautilus. Yes, the Nautilus. One of several classics I enjoyed reading included Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. I loved the idea of underwater exploration. What better medium for my imagination than a swimming pool?

That’s what began my inspiration for Second on the Right.

The inspiration Peter Pan


As for Peter Pan, have you read the original text? And then there’s the Disney animated movie. Just watch it sometime. The first scene with Peter Pan, where Tinkerbell’s light reveals a wicked grin on his face. (shudders)

As for the title, Second on the Right, this is a nod to the original J.M. Barrie text. Most known the phrase as second star to the right, but in Barrie’s Peter Pan, it was actually "second to the right, and straight on till morning". I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to write about Captain Hook if Barrie hadn’t written the story in the first place. So I felt it was only fitting to give a nod, multiple times in the novel in fact, to him and the original work.
 

Tour-Wide Giveaway

- $20 Amazon gift card and an ebook of Second on the Right (INT)


- Signed print copy of Second on the Right (US Only)

- Ends August 3rd


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