August 17, 2016

Three Times A Charm with Megan Crewe and A Mortal Song

Welcome to Three Times A Charm. I love to introduce readers to the people involved in publishing book for childrens and teens. Today we welcome young adult author, Megan Crewe, and her upcoming release, A Mortal Song. I’m even sharing a rare review at the end of the interview. But first, let’s get to know Ms. Crewe. Megan, tell us a little about you.

I’m a Canadian author of YA speculative fiction: fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, horror, it’s all good. My books include the upcoming A MORTAL SONG, the Earth & Sky trilogy, the Fallen World series, and GIVE UP THE GHOST. I live in Toronto with my family, and when I’m not writing or reading, I’m probably planning some new trip around the world.

Let’s hear more about A Mortal Song.

A MORTAL SONG will sweep you away into the world of Japanese mythology, with a unique twist on popular fantasy conventions. Sora believed she was heir to Mt. Fuji's spirit kingdom, but when the mountain is attacked, she discovers she is a human changeling raised as a decoy while her parents' true daughter remained safe in modern-day Tokyo. As she struggles with her sudden loss of power, she must find a way to train the unprepared kami princess and save the only home she's ever known.

Pre-order A MORTAL SONG before Septmber 13th, and you can receive an exclusive digital gift pack! Plus the ebook is only $0.99 right now.




I recommend my book to readers who like:
The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor
The Fire and Thorns trilogy by Rae Carson

Great comps, I’ve read and enjoyed Taylor’s and Carson’s series as well as A Mortal Song. Now I’ll have to check out Kagawa’s. Okay, let’s move on to the threes. To help us know you better, give us your top 3 responses to the following.

  • Top 3 tools of the trade you couldn’t live without.

-My laptop. It helps me get away from obsessive internet browsing (which I’m prone to on my desktop computer) and lets me work on my books everywhere from my living room couch to the middle of a forest during a cottage retreat.
-My super comfy Victorian wingchair in which I do most of my drafting, and quite a bit of reading too.
-The palm-sized notebook I carry in my purse everywhere, so I can jot down the fantastic brainstorms that inevitably occur to me when I’m on the go.

  • Top 3 favorite ways to interact with readers.

-Getting emails. It’s always heartwarming to see someone take the time to contact me directly and let me know they’ve enjoyed my books!
-Twitter. Such a great place to chat back and forth!
-At signings and events. There’s nothing quite like getting to meet a fan face-to-face in a bookstore or at a convention!

  • Top 3 favorite places.

-Toronto. I’ve lived in this city all my life, and every time I consider moving somewhere else, I realize there’s no other place that has everything this one does that I love.
-Japan. I’ve been there twice and always leave already looking forward to the next time I can come back. It’s a beautiful country and I always feel at ease there.
-Ontario cottage country. My critique group goes on an annual retreat off into the forested lake country. I adore the peaceful vibe and being surrounded by nature.


Finally, please share with us where our tech savvy readers can find out more about you and your books.


Thanks for joining us today, Megan, and for trusting me with an advanced copy of your book. It was great to get to know more about you and your work.

THANKS!
 RARE REVIEW

I was immediately intrigued by the blurb of A Mortal Song and the book cover is gorgeous. So when Megan offered an advance copy in exchange for an honest review, I took her up on the offer. Because of my busy schedule, I rarely commit to reviews, but I’m glad I did in this case. My thoughts:

Rich storytelling

This book has a rich combination of culture, adventure, and magic. The Japanese culture is what drew me to the story in the first place and I was not disappointed. It was so well represented, that it even felt like one of the characters, Chiyo, was straight out of an anime. Then I was further intrigued by the idea that a girl learns she is mortal and has to overcome the weaknesses of being mortal to save the magical world she is from. Again, the execution of that storyline was great. I frequently wondered how she’d escape from the most recent dire situation only to be surprised by the cleverness.

Well written, interesting characters, beautiful cover. I definitely recommend this book.

Congratulations, Megan, on a job well done.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Megan. Nice to meet you. I've never read anything about Japanese mythology, but it sounds intriguing. Laptops are good since you can carry them to different places. I usually play on my desktop too.
    Great review, Kai.

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    1. I think you'd enjoy this book a lot, Beverly. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. That is a great cover.

    I couldn't live without my laptop either.

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  3. I'd be lost without my electronics and I do love Twitter. I like the Japanese mythology premise.

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    1. The premise is so different. Really enjoyed it.

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