Bloodcraft by Amalie Howard
Series: Bloodspell #2
Genre: Upper YA/NA (mature content), Fantasy
Publication: December 15th, 2015
All magic has its price, and no one knows that better than Victoria Warrick. Gifted with a centuries-old blood curse, Tori has finally learned to master her blood’s demands and has emerged triumphant with Christian Devereux, a vampire overlord, at her side.
But the worst is yet to come …
In the infamous City of Lights, home to both the Witch Clans and the Vampire Council, Tori enrolls at the exclusive Belles Fontaines school in Paris, where she is faced with a devastating choice: choose Christian and be an outcast, or choose the coven and secure her place with the witches.
When the fate of the supernatural world is targeted by a sinister new threat, Christian and Victoria must unite their two warring species to defeat it. Their bond will be tested, twisted, and sorely weakened, and Tori will find herself in uncharted territory—a dangerous place to be when her blood’s magic has its own dark agenda.
But to save them all, she may have no choice but to invoke its deadly power.
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Interview with Victoria from Bloodcraft by Amalie Howard
1) For those who aren’t aware of who you are, please tell us who you are.
Please call me Tori. I’m a witch and I’m dating a vampire, even though witch/vampire law forbids us to be together. I also have a rogue blood curse going on that has a mind of its own that I’m attempting to learn to control while we are here in Paris.
2) Tori, how did you feel when you found out exactly what you were capable of?
The fear of becoming exactly like my ancestor who killed all those people was mind numbing. I am terrified of what I am and what I could become. I mean, that’s why we came to Paris, so I could meet other witches and learn about my power. If I don’t control it, hundreds of innocent lives will be at risk.
3) If you could be a normal human, would you choose to do so?
Yes. Being supernatural is overrated.
4) What’s one thing you like most about your witch powers?
I like being able to teleport anywhere at anytime. No more airport lines, no more parking tickets, no more rest-stop bathrooms, no more I-95 traffic. And I can do it in my pajamas. What’s not to love?
5) If you could time travel, where would you go?
I’d want to go back to when Christian was human. I love being in Paris now, but experiencing this city in the seventeenth century would be amazing. Plus, seeing Christian as a duke would be interesting—he’s so old fashioned sometimes. I’d also want to visit the future to see if the world ends, and whether I had anything to do with it. Ok, maybe I wouldn’t want to know that.
6) What would be the worst thing you’d have to do in order to protect your blood?
Kill someone, even though I’ve already done that. The worst thing would be to hurt someone I love or put them in danger because of what I am without being able to control myself.
About the Author
AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island (Trinidad & Tobago) where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. 25 countries, surfing with sharks and several tattoos later, she has traded in bungee jumping in China for writing the adventures she imagines instead. She isn’t entirely convinced which takes more guts.
An aspiring writer from a young age, Amalie’s poem “The Candle,” written at age twelve, was published in a University of Warwick journal. At fifteen, she was a recipient of a Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Award (a global youth writing competition). A Colby College graduate, she completed simultaneous Honors Theses in both French and International Studies, and graduated Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa. At Colby, she was cited for research and criticism in Raffael Scheck’s article, “German Conservatism and Female Political Activism in the Early Weimar Republic,” and his subsequent book, Mothers of the Nation. She also received a distinction in English Literature from the University of Cambridge (A-levels) as well as a certificate in French Literature from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. Traveling the globe, she has worked as a research assistant, marketing representative, teen speaker and global sales executive.
agold-authorShe is the author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Her debut novel, Bloodspell, was a #1 Amazon bestseller and a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read. As an author of color and a proud supporter of diversity in fiction, her articles on multicultural fiction have appeared in The Portland Book Review and on the popular Diversity in YA blog. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and three children. She is represented by the Liza Royce Agency and is a member of SCBWI.
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