Monday, October 30, 2017

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Esme's Wish by Elizabeth Foster @e_foster3 @yaboundtourspr

Esme's Wish
by Elizabeth Foster
Genre: YA Fantasy/Mystery
Release Date: October 2017
Odyssey Books


This was her last chance. Her hand twisted high in the air. 

When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father’s wedding, her protest is dismissed as the impulsive reaction of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme’s mother – so why can’t she? 

But Esme is suspicious. She is sure that others are covering up the real reason for her mother’s disappearance – that ‘lost at sea’ is code for something more terrible, something she has a right to know. 

After Esme is accidentally swept into the enchanted world of Aeolia, the truth begins to unfold. With her newfound friends, Daniel and Lillian, Esme retraces her mother’s steps in the glittering canal city of Esperance, untangling the threads of Ariane’s double life. But the more Esme discovers about her mother, the more she questions whether she really knew her at all…

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Advance Praise:

“I found the story very unique […] this book overtook my expectations […] A beautiful, fantastical mystery. I would love to read multiple books following this one.” – Tamsyn, 15 

 “I was enchanted by the world, awed by the creatures and as motivated as Esme to find out what happened to her mother.” – Angie, 14 

Esme’s Wish is a captivating, excellently-written novel. Author Elizabeth Foster did a great job of keeping me reading as I followed Esme’s journey to investigate the disappearance of her mother, a brilliant painter. [...]  This colorful, well-constructed tale is as much detective story as fantasy and deftly blends both elements into a page-turning plot that hooks the reader in. I was fascinated by the creative water world of Aeolia, described in Elizabeth Foster’s limpid, seductive prose.  -Sarah Scheele for Readers’ Favorite  5 STARS

Interview with Elizabeth Foster

What inspired you to write Esme’s Wish?

I read the Harry Potter series with my kids many moons ago and when it was finished I missed it so much I decided to write a book of my own. I’m also inspired by ancient mythology, history, and above all, the sea.

Can you tell us a little bit about the next books in the Esme series or what you have planned for the future?

Esme’s Wish is the first in a trilogy. The series ages with the main character and becomes a little darker with each book, but never loses its sense of magic and whimsy. After that, I don’t have anything planned, just a few ideas floating around that haven’t yet coalesced into anything.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Esme’s Wish?

Esme Silver is a stubborn, strong-minded, and self-reliant fifteen-year-old, on a quest to find out what happened to her missing mother, Ariane. She is aided in her search by Lillian Lovell and Daniel Swift, who are both around the same age as her. Lillian is kind, musical, and good at holding a grudge. Daniel loves dragons, adventure, and teasing Lillian. Themes of friendship and loyalty are explored in their relationships.

You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

I can’t pick just one! I love Jane Austen, because of her wry social commentary and pitch-perfect characterization. I like J.K. Rowling – both her children’s and adult novels – for the same reasons, as well as her incredible ability to transport readers into another world.

If you could time-travel would you travel to the future or the past? Where would you like to go and why would you like to visit this particular time period?

I love myths and I would love to visit the mystical island of Avalon, if it ever existed. I would love to meet Merlin and the lady in the lake and maybe one of those chivalrous knights while I’m at it!

Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

No, sadly. I once had a dog but Oscar is now in doggy heaven. My family and I would love a cat but we’re all allergic to them, so I’ve snuck them into my books instead.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit with us today.

Thank you for having me!

About the Author

Elizabeth Foster read avidly as a child, but only discovered the joys of writing some years ago, when reading to her own kids reminded her of how much she missed getting lost in other worlds. Elizabeth lives in Sydney, where she can be found scribbling in caf├ęs, indulging her love of both words and coffee. Esme’s Wish is her debut novel. 

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