I am so excited to share with you all the cover for my next release, Dreamstealer, the sequel to Dreamwalker. It looks AMAZING. But first, here’s some fun info about the upcoming book.
1. Where did the idea for Dreamstealer come from?
Well, it’s the sequel to the novella, Dreamwalker, which was supposed to be a single book, but readers kept threatening begging me to write another one. So I did.
2. What genre does your book fall under?
Fantasy. Kick-ass fantasy, I might add.
3. Who’s the main character?
Lexa is an ex-special forces soldier who knows how to kill a man half a dozen ways with her bare hands. She also has the rare ability to transcend from her mind into the dreamscape, an otherworldly realm somewhere between dreams and the heavens, and then to also enter other people’s dreams. Lexa is a tough, no-nonsense kind of woman who tackles challenges with either sharpened sarcasm or well-aimed right hooks.
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Jennifer Garner as Lexa (definitely with the sai from the movie Elektra, but not the leather outfit):
Hugh Jackman for Sir Neil Duram (think from Kate & Leopold):
Child actresses are really hard to find, so let’s say we’d cast an unknown, brand new girl for Princess Taryn and she’d become a star.
Hector Elizondo for, well, Hector, the Steward.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Lexa is once again called out of retirement, this time to help her country’s former enemy when they suspect their twelve-year-old princess is a budding dreamwalker.
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It will be self-published, represented by me.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
The first draft…two months. But it was bare bones. The second draft and fleshing out took another month, and the real magic happened in the next two. From the first draft to final, the word count more than doubled. So those of you who were sad when Dreamwalker was so short…buckle your seat belts.
8. Does this book have a soundtrack?
Not a very long one, but “Skyrim” by Peter Hollens & Lindsey Stirling is perfect for every fight scene, and “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele is the backdrop for a very specific, very romantic, scene. (Yes, that’s right, Lexa is getting a shot at romance.)
9. Who or What inspired you to write this book?
My readers. They loved Lexa so much, they wanted more of her. And really, who could blame them? She’s now my favorite character (don’t tell the Elemental Magic women).
10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Everything readers loved about the first book—action-packed scenes with plenty of combat, intrigue, snarky Lexa humor, and a quirky guy attempting to sweep her off her feet—you’ll find in this one. And just when I thought I’d already thrown Lexa through the ringer in the first book, well, let’s just say Dreamstealer is one hell of a ride.
And now, drum roll please….
Cover Design by Amber Shah at BookBeautiful.com
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Squeeee! What an amazing cover to what I’m certain will be an amazing sequel! You’ve outdone yourself, Angela. I can’t wait for the release.
Thanks, D! I can’t wait either. Must edit faster!
Love it! Had fun with your behind the scenes post too 🙂 I really must find time to catch up on all my reading so I’ll be ready for this release.
Thanks, Raelyn! Dreamwalker really is very short, only 32k. For this one though, I set a new personal record on total word count. 😀
Love it! I’m so excited Lexa has a new story coming out. And you know I love that Princess’ name. Taryn is the heroine in my fantasy! She’ll be kickass for sure.
Congrats on the new release. Now I want to watch Elektra again. And maybe some Hugh Jackman… 😉
Our two Taryn’s can get together and do some major ass-kicking. 😉
Hmm, maybe I should watch some movies too…
Fantastic cover and backstory, Angela! Congratulations on this new release!
Thanks, Patricia! 🙂
The new cover looks great. I love your choice for Jennifer Garner in Elektra. She looked awesome in that movie and would be a nice choice for Lexa 🙂
Thanks, Suzie! Normally I’m not so good at picking actors, unless I already have an image in mind from the very beginning. Trying to figure out actors for this post was like, “uh…” I’m glad it worked out.
Really beautiful, Angela!
Thanks, Diana! 🙂
Amazing–both the story and the cover! Can’t wait to read it, especially the bit about the dress 😛
The dress—muahaha. Oh yeah, we were hanging out when I came up with that part. 😀