Today I’m back with an author interview for the book tour Frozen Hearts and Death Magic. This tour is being hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours. The synopsis had me curious and the beautiful cover had me sold. I knew I needed to be a part of this tour. Keep on reading to find out more about this book and my interview.
Title: Frozen Hearts and Death Magic (Of Fire & Fae #1) by Day Leitao
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Romance
Publishing Date: January 22, 2022
It all started with a kiss. A forbidden fae kiss.
Naia was raised in the shadow of her twin brother, the crown prince, who has iron magic much more powerful than hers. But Naia has wishes of her own.
They awaken when she finds a white fae almost dying in the woods. She only heard of them in stories; the dreaded race that razed cities to the ground, killed her grandparents, almost rid Aluria of humans—until they disappeared. Now, twenty years later, are they back? Is there another war coming? But the fae is evasive and secretive. He’s also alluring and fascinating, more beautiful than anyone she’s ever seen. And then it happens: she kisses him—and nothing will be the same again.
In another kingdom, Leah, a necromancer princess, has to find a husband in less than four days, during the Gathering, when royals from all over Aluria meet. Her family makes it very clear that she can pick any prince she wants—except one: Naia’s brother. And it turns out that he’s the one; the one who makes her heart beat faster.Meanwhile, war looms over the land. One of the kingdoms is amassing immense power. The White Fae might be returning. Amidst it all, Naia and her brother struggle with newfound magical powers, family secrets, and most of all, their own treacherous hearts.
What inspired you to start writing?
I think I’ve always created stories in my mind, since I was a child, so writing was a natural progression.
What were your favorite books growing up and what are some of your recent favorites you think everyone should read?
Oh, no, you’re going to have me reveal my age! I grew up in Brazil, and my favorite books were by YA Brazilian writers like Pedro Bandeira (my favorite) and others. I also read some new agey stuff like Paulo Coelho (Brazilian), and translated Richard Bach and Carlos Castaneda. Finally, my grandfather had a huge library with, I don’t know, some 500 books. 3 walls covered with shelves, and he had me read Jules Verne and some 19th Century adventure novels that he had enjoyed.
As to recent favorites, I really like Cassandra Clare’s work and especially her most recent series, and I like Folk of the Air too. But I don’t know, people should read whatever they want. Tastes are so different, right?
Besides writing what are other hobbies and interests you have?
I used to podcast and I was active in the Star Wars fandom but now I don’t want to talk about Star Wars anymore. So no interests, I guess.
Describe Frozen Hearts and Death Magic in five words or less.
Wounded parents giving bad advice.
If you were a character in Frozen Hearts and Death Magic what kind of character would you be?
I think I’d like to be one of the fae.
If you’re curious about this book after reading the synopsis and this interview, click here to see the full tour schedule. Other amazing bookstagrammers and bloggers are also participating on this tour this week.
About the Author
I’m originally from Brazil but I’ve been living in Canada for over 10 years now. I have some influence from Brazilian writers and Brazilian culture, but I also read popular books in English. I watched some Anime as a kid, my favorite being Yamato.
I’ve always loved to write stories, and I like to always include romance, action and humor in my writing. I think stories can touch us deeply. I live in Montreal, Canada, with my son.
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So this was my stop for Frozen Hearts and Death Magic. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I’ll definitely be picking it up soon! Do you like books with fae? What are some of your favorites? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.