Mistress Of The Wind Book Tour hosted by Prism Book Tours
Guest Post & Interview.....
MISTRESS OF THE WIND by Michelle Diener Release date: 19 December 2013
About The Book:
Bjorn needs to find a very special woman . . The fate of his people, and his own life, depends on it.
But when he does find her, she is nothing ike he imagined, and may just harbor more secrets than he does himself Astrid has never taken well to commands.
No matter who issues them . . She's clashed her whole life with her father, and now her lover, the mysterious man who comes to her bedroom in darkness and disappears to guard his mountain by day as a bear, is finding it out the hard way. And when he's taken by his enemies, no one is prepared for Astrid's response It is never wise to anger the mistress of the wind.
Praise For Mistress Of The Wind
"Diener's adaptation retains the familiar elements of the original, echoing both the structure and spirit of the classic, but true to form, she puts her own spin both the plot and the narrative, crafting an intricately alluring tale of self-sacrifice, steadfast devotion and enduring love." Flashlight Commentary.
The story is fast-paced and never boring, the world a beauty and Michelle's writing so wonderfully detailed that felt I was with Bjorn and Astrid on their journey." Book Bird Reviews.
Author Michelle Diener takes this re-telling to another level She doesn't restrict herself to an East of the Sun, West of the moon retelling. Instead we are also given parts reminiscent of Psyche's quest. Which just allowed for a much more richer story. Paperback Wonderland.
What inspired you to become a writer?
It was a decision made a long time ago, and at its heart, has never really changed - I love books and ove telling stories.
What the inspiration behind Mistress Of The Wind?
I love fairy tales, and the fairy tale East of the Sun West of the Moon has always been one of my absolute favorites. The idea of writing a book based on the fairy tale has been swirling through my head for many, many years.
What has been your 3 main struggles as a writer?
It is hard to write a book, no matter what length it is There will be times that every word is an effort, and all writers have dig deep, push through that and keep at it Rejection is hard, too.
When I started writing, self stack of rejection letters from various agents for my books.
One of the things I will say about that though, was that when I moved from South Africa to Australia, I suddenly found a lot of requests from agents, and a lot less rejections, I have always wondered how much my address played in the wondered how much my address played in the number of rejections I racked up.
But it still didn't make them any easier to bear. Once I had an agent, though, there was the inevitable rejection by editors (though far, far, FAR less than rejections by agents, :)) and I think all writers have to accept rejection is part of the game. number of rejections I racked up.
But it still didn't make them any easier to bear. Once I had an agent though, there was the inevitable rejection by editors(though far, far, FAR less than rejections by agents:)) and I think all writers have to accept rejection is part of the game Putting yourself out there.
Publishing any book whether it's through my publisher, Simon & Schuster, or self-publishing, is putting some part of yourself out on display.
That kind of vulnerability is hard to cope with, and something that always hard to cope with, and something that always stresses me out.
When writing do you have a glass of wine, cup of coffee or have music playing?
I often have a cup of coffee, and never any music. I like quiet when I work. For some reason, it's easier for me to work in a cafe, if I want to work away from home, than the library.
I think because in the quiet home, than the library. I think because in the quiet of a library, when someone does start talking, its of a library, when someone does start talking, its really obvious and irritates the heck out of me and jerks me out of the story, whereas the constant sounds and comings and goings at a coffee shop are a sort of white noise that is easier to bear.
About The Author:
Michelle Diener Diener writes historical fiction. Her Diener Susanna Horenbout & John Parker series set in the court of Henry VIII, includes In a Treacherous Court, Keeper of the King's Secrets and In Defense of the Queen.
Michelle's other historical novels include Daughter of the Sky, The Emperor's Conspiracy and Banquet of Lies (loosely connected to The Emperor's Conspiracy).
Michelle's first fantasy novel, Mistress of the Wind, is set for a December 23, 2013.
Michelle was born in London, grew up in South Africa and currently lives in Australia with her husband and two children.
I really enjoyed being part of Mistress Of The Wind Book Tour, and hosting for Prism Book Tours.