CLEAN TEEN PUBLISHING: DOUBLE STAR

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Double Star by Cindy Saunders
(YA- Paranormal Fantasy- Available Now)
 
She fell into his world, unaware of the key she carried and the doors it opened; a world where darkness waited to be set free … The wait is over
 Do You Believe?
 
Get it today on Amazon!
 
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But I mean, how freaking AWESOME is this cover? Stars and a flowy dress and colours and I just…*shivers with delight* Anyway. Ahem. I suppose we’d better get on with the interview with Cindy Saunders. 
 
First of all: tell us briefly what your book’s about. 
(I usually use the book’s description here … I think this sums it up best!)
 
When Cepheus, a dark god, forces seventeen-year-old Ally Ashworth off an isolated overlook, she has no idea she’s falling into his world, or that the necklace she’s wearing is actually a key – one with the power to ignite the next world war. But she’s carried beyond his reach and into the one place where he’s powerless … the forest of Gilgamesh.
 
Ally’s never been Miss Popularity, but her outsider status takes on new meaning when she’s rescued by Liam Cheveyo and his peculiar friends. After seeing them shape-shift into their freaky humanimal counterparts, Ally smacks hard into a few truths: magic really does exist and, although getting here took no effort, finding her way back might be impossible. Feelings between her and Liam begin to grow along with the realization that, in this world, she’s stronger, better … until she’s caught in a trap set by the creepy spider-boy Cepheus.  But Ally’s not going down without a fight, not after learning the horrible truth about the passageways.
 
The survival of both worlds depends on it.
 
 
What would you like readers to take away from this book?
 
I would love it if Double Star caused even one person to really look around and see all the magic that exists in this world… how beautiful it is when the sun streams through the clouds after a summer rain, the grace of a bird gliding on a breeze, the way the sun makes beautiful diamonds on the surface of a lake … that we shouldn’t take what we have for granted because you never know when it might be taken away, and your world turned upside down.
 
What’s your favourite part of writing?
 
I love seeing where the story will lead.  I know where I’m going to start, where it’s going to end, and some points in between but the majority of what I write is just sitting back and imagining, letting the ideas flow. I’m often surprised at what happens or who says what.  And quite honestly, there were a lot of plot twists, etc. that were a surprise to me when I was writing Double Star. 
 
Do you think you’ll keep writing Young Adult?
 
Absolutely!  It brings out the kid trapped inside!
 
 
And finally: best bit about Clean Teen Publishing?
 
love the rating system. As the mother of a teenage daughter who loves to read, it would nice if knew what she was reading.  Movies, games and even CD’s are rated and I believe they should do the same with books. I’m glad Clean Teen took the initiative to create such a system. I’m thrilled to be on the team.  They are fantastic, hard-working and very patient with me!  I couldn’t be happier!!
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
CINDY SAUNDERS was born in Lowell, MA. She moved to RI almost twenty-five years ago and now considers the Ocean State her home. She graduated from Bryant College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. When she’s not reading, writing, spending time with her two teenage children (how did that happen?) or working, Cindy tracks down one of her favorite local bands and enjoys a glass of wine. She completed her first novel, Double Star, a YA fantasy, in October 2012 and is currently working on the second book in the series.
 
Double Star is her first novel.
 
 
(psssst, this is day 5 of the blog tour, so the giveaway is in TWO DAYS. Get ready, everyone!)
 
 
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