Guest Author Sarah J Pepper (Oct 31st)

Today my guest is Sarah J Pepper author of yesterday’s book review “Death of the Mad Hatter”, click here for the review

Sarah J Pepper

In case you want to know more about the book here is the blurb;

The Jack prophesied: If the king loses his head, than the Queen with a Bleeding Heart would rule the Red Court until Time ceased to move forward. When a second carried on for infinity, every creature in Wonderland would tip their Hat to the misfit girl with a Boy’s name (or was it a boy with a Girl’s name?) who’d end the Reign of Terror. However, it all hinged on the One-Eyed Hare being able to convince an uninspirable Heir that the impossible was indeed possible—like stopping time—and that Love was worth a Beheading.

Heads would Roll…

Hearts would Break…

In the end, would it matter who Reigned?”  

Death of the Mad Hatter

This is how Sarah describes here writing;

BIO: I specialize in dark, paranormal romance – think “happy ever after” but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn’t only filled with hugs, kisses, unicorns, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It’s in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of – both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn’t always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn’t mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit?

Let’s find out more about Sarah;

1) Where is your home town?

I claim Platte SD as my hometown. Think of the smallest country town in the middle of nowhere and surround yourself with cows-that’s where I grew up.

2) How long have you been writing?

Three years now. Holy heavens has it really been that long?

3) How would you describe your writing style to readers?

Complete and utter madness. I have no idea where the Story line is going or what is going to happen. I just start with an idea and go from there.  I once started a novel about the Chicago mafia and it ended up being a story about aliens.

4) “Death of the Mad Hatter” is a brilliant modern take on the traditional Alice in Wonderland, did you read this book as a child?

Confession time: I HATED Alice and anything to do with Wonderland. *thank you Disney* I watched the movie and was utterly petrified! I’m a chocoholic and the mere thought of growing into a giant all because I devoured a cupcake scared the bejesus out of me!

5) Did you find the riddles/ prophesies easy to write?

Actually they were the most fun part of the story. I wrote the first one, making it complete chaos, and loved it.  After I finished it, I thought “Now how the heck am I going to make the impossible possible?” Hitting head against the wall repeatedly! Then after I finished the story, I added the others for fun!

6) Alice is a complex character, can you tell the readers about her?

I initially pictured Wednesday Adams as Alice. But dressed her in colour instead of black. Lol Ooh I loved the Adams family as a kid!

7) Magic candy keeps Alice sane, who are the candy makers? What is the magic ingredient?

Oooooh! Anyone can make the candies as long as they can read/understand the recipe. And I’m thinking about the sequel. Guess you will have to wait and see!

8) Riley is adorable! Why can’t he remember going to Wonderland as a child?

For now lets mark that one up to childhood memories. We don’t remember them all… but it MAY *hint hint* unravel into a deeper storyline for the sequel.

9) Will there be a sequel?

*nodding head ferociously* I hadn’t planned on one but have had several demands for one. Oh I think there should definitely be one!

10) You’ve written several other books, tell us a bit about them, what age bracket would you put them in?

Mostly I write YA or NA. (BUT I do have a few yum yum adult novels out) The Ringers Masquerade and the Fate Trilogy are my other two series.  Ringers is about a sacrificial clone (created to save the sick, written from the perspective of the clone) *wouldn’t want to be in her shoes!*  and the Fate trilogy is about modern day mythology with sexy yum gods!

LINKS: @sarahjpepper
Thank you Sarah for letting us in to have a glimpse of your writing world. Hurry up and get that sequel written!

Death of the Mad Hatter by Sarah J Pepper (Oct 30th)

Death of the Mad HatterDeath of the Mad Hatter by Sarah J. Pepper

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This review is based on an ARC given to me by the author. I devoured this book! Just like one of the sweets that Alice chewed upon. It was adorable, in a lap it up and read more, kind of way. I wanted to snarl at anyone who dared interrupt my reading. Wonderland brought back my childhood memories and brought them all back in grown up format, but still full of magic. There were riddles and confusion, madness and impossibilities, but Sarah made them all possible. Riley was adorable and Alice Mae so frustrating. I’ll always be wary of rabbit holes and I just may think about following a white rabbit, especially if I think I heard it talking under it’s breath. Congratulations on a brilliant book.

The first 5 chapters are available here from Amazon. (At the time of going to press)

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