In today's spotlight Tracy Millosovich discusses her debut novel, Crystal Dreams, a heart-wrenching fantasy romance.
What is your book about?
After a grieving King Thomas Johnson vows to bring his deceased queen Mifa Tara Rosa back from the dead with a human army, he heads to Earth to find her reincarnation. Bringing her back to his planet, Tartan, and sacrificing her was his plan. Falling in love with her was not. Being a magical creature being in love with a human girl, when humans are greedy and cruel, is completely forbidden. That and the war between humans and his planet is not over. When Crystal, the human woman, learns of his real plan to kill her to bring his deceased queen back, the treachery is too much. Will she choose to save his kingdom and his people or side with the humans, her own race, against him?
What inspired you to write this book?
The inspiration behind Crystal Dreams began in the friendship with a boy I used to go to elementary school with. His kindness, inspired by friendship we shared, sparked the start of this novel, and flamed the fire that kept the spirit of this novel alive for two decades.
Who is your favourite, and least favourite, character in the book?
My absolute favorite character is Mifa Tara Rosa, Queen of Tartan. Even though she looked like a weak, fragile woman in a crown, she held onto her beliefs that everyone deserved a second chance. That’s why her laws on criminals being imprisoned were so lenient. Yet, despite her gentleness, she could really kick butt in battle!
My least favorite character is Jason. He’s an all around jerk to everyone. He’s always picking on his brother, challenging his wife, Ana, and has a bad temper towards the main character Crystal Rose even though she’s done him no harm. I’d say he’s the one who matures most of all….OK. Maybe he doesn’t, but at least his temper gets better.
What draws you to this genre? Do you write in any other genre?
I’m a hopeless romantic at heart. I have always been so it was natural to gear my novel towards romance. I also grew up on reading action, and science fiction comic books so I drew off of my love for action based storylines the most.
Is this a standalone book, or can we expect more?
Crystal Dreams is the first book in a series of four books, and it ends in a surprising cliffhanger. It was so surprising that even I didn’t plan for book one to end like that! I guess my characters have other plans, and I just go along with it.
Tell me about you and what drew you to writing? Are there any authors who inspired you to become a writer yourself?
I’ve always been a creative person who excelled in the arts and writing. I’ve been writing since I could write my name as a child. Writing had been a way to escape my childhood, and it just happened that there were people who wanted to read what I wrote. I’ve always had good with writing words so being an author was a natural choice after loving reading, and collecting books.
Other than your own book, what is your favourite novel?
I’ve always been a fan of the William Shakespeare plays. Especially Romeo and Juliet. My middle school teacher taught us to read them, and I’ve been a fan ever since.
Have you written other books we should know about?
Crystal Dreams is my debut as an author.
If you could advise aspiring writers on only one aspect of authordom, what would your advice be?
No matter what, never stop writing. Whether you sell a million books or 10, keep writing, because someone somewhere out there needs your words. Never quit.
Where can we find your book?
Check out the new paperback books now available for $8! Contact Tracy Millosovich for your signed copy before she runs out of books!
Where can we find out more about you?
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