*Book Blitz* & Author Q&A - Spellcaster by George Bachman


by George Bachman

Publisher: Sublime Ltd
Date of Publishing: April 3rd 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy
Suggested Ages: 12+

Christine Daniel suffers in ways no sixteen year-old should and that no doctor has been able to cure. That's because the excruciating pains and high fevers slowly debilitating her aren't triggered by a physical cause but by visions of a youth calling to her while fleeing a mysterious man who means him harm. This could hardly be happening at a worse time, when she and her beautiful older sister Allison are making their d├ębut in high society, like other wealthy socialites seeking matches with titled but impoverished gentlemen in Victorian England.

Because of his pleas, Christine is convinced that to stop the visions she must somehow save this youth. But first she has to find him, and since she's seen him only in visions, she needs someone who'd know how to locate someone through means outside the known senses, the paranormal. Unfortunately the authorities have driven underground all but one of the country's occultists, and the reason she isn't hiding is the only reason she might help Christine, something she wants in return. Christine must convince Allison to marry the occultist's lover, one of those impoverished gentlemen, so that the illicit pair can share her part of the family fortune while continuing their affair.

If Christine doesn't stop the visions by saving the youth, the pains and fevers will eventually kill her. But if she does what the occultist wants, she will betray Allison to a lifetime of misery. Can she lead her sister into a marriage with a very bad man if doing so is the only way to save her own skin - literally?

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Meet the Author Q&A - George Bachman

What made you want to to write books?

I love to create worlds mostly unbound to everyday reality.

Where does your inspiration come from?

Anything I read and see usually becomes inspiration in some way.

How long have you been writing?

Since I could remember. Trying to scratch out stories on notepads are among my earliest memories.

What's your daily routine?

I start at nine and usually go to one, break an hour for lunch, and then work till five. Sometimes I'll work much longer.

How long does it take you to write a book - From the first word to completion?

On average, about two years.

What do you do in your spare time?

Collect manga and anime, soak in the city, travel, read, ruminate.

TV shows - what's your favourite, past and present?

Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sandbaggers, and Xena. Present: Skins and The Wire. Favorite anime -- past: .hack//Signs, Clannad, .hack//Roots, Inuyasha, Air. Present: Hanasaku Iroha, Shirabako, Sayonara Zetsoubi-Sensei, Your Lie in April.

Do you have any future projects you're working on?

A historical thriller that involves Giordano Bruno and the Embassy Affair...and also angels, John Dee, and the Spanish Armada.

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