Thursday, September 14, 2017

BLOG TOUR & AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Lele Iturrioz for "Spring (Seasons Within, #2)"

(Seasons Within, #2)
by Lele Iturrioz
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: September 1st, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, YA
Gaia finally knows who she is and what she’s meant to do. It’s only been a few weeks since the earth element woke in her. Now that she’s embracing her role as Mother Nature, she must journey with her group of power-wielding friends in a race against time to get back home before Azazel reaches them.

With the awakening of a brand new element, her true past with Edan, a dangerous decision that could change the very essence of who she is, and a traitor among her group, the broken road back to Terra will be a test of strength. After all, even if Gaia doesn’t know it, war is closer than she thinks.

~AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Lele Iturrioz~

1) What gave you the inspiration for the storyline?  

It initially started with a bunch of flying leafs. Then, after writing the idea of Gaia and her world, I created the storyline based on the seasons Gaia would need to survive before her Resurgence. From there, everything that I write is either to move the story forward or because it is something I would love to experience.

2) Are there any hidden themes in the book that you hope readers will discover?

There are many themes, many hints on future plot twists, a mix of cultures and the respect we should give Nature. Each name, each flower, everything means something. And as for what they mean… that’s for the readers to figure out.

3) Are any of the characters based on real people you know?

Priyam, Eva and Adriana were based on my best friends. Veter is just like my big brother and the twins resemble my little brother. The rest are a mix of everything. People I know, people I’ve seen, thoughts, dreams, fears, etc.  

4) Who has influenced you most as a writer?

J.K. Rowling! I was almost Harry’s age when the book came out so every time I read it I felt identified with their thoughts, their friendship and their fears. It was as if the books were speaking to me, helping me go through my parents’ divorce. Since then, I always wanted to create stories full of fantasy and in a way, return the favor.  

5) If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for game night, who would you invite, what would you play, what would you serve, and why?  

I Love this question! I would invite Jon Snow, Albus Dumbledore and Edan Blau. We would play Settlers of Catan, eat some buffalo chicken wings with lots of French fries and see who the best conqueror is. 

Author Bio:
Major geek by day, hermit writer by night! Love books, sugar gliders and everything that comes in a delicious taco. 
I’m the author of the YA fantasy series, Seasons Within. I spend my time writing, planning on writing, reading, drinking coffee like there was no tomorrow, MMA and chilling with my friends and loved ones. 

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