Today, we are giving the blog over to Lost in Fiction to tell you about a fabulous new book.
Be kind and don't bite :)
The Lost in Fiction* team proudly announces its first fiction project: Supernatural Freak, to be released on the 8th August 2012 in Ebook format.
The first of a four-book series, Supernatural Freak is written by 25 years old Louisa Klein who's Lost in Fiction editorial Manager and a freelance book publicist and editor. The book is set in London and it's an urban fantasy for readers of all ages, but especially aimed at a young audience. It tells the adventures of Robyn Wise, a girl in her twenties who has a number of inborn supernatural abilities no one can explain, not even the most powerful wizards living in England. Below, the amazing cover and the blurb:
“When paranormal expert Robyn Wise is offered an outrageous sum of money to cure a boy who is turning into a dead tree, she's very sceptical. A politician ready to pay that much to make his son stop growing branches instead of hair? Come on! She's more likely to be abducted by aliens. This is a trap. Or much worse. And, of course, it's much worse.
The child is turning into a dark portal, created by a powerful entity determined to absorb Fairyland's power. This means that not only queen Titania and her court are in danger, but the very balance of the magic fluxes.
Robyn'd rather stick a pencil in her own eye but. to learn how to destroy the portal, she has to sneak into the Wizardry Council, a place full of wizards who are hiding something—though it’s certainly not their dislike of her.
There, she discovers a terrible secret that could help to overthrow Fairyland's enemies for good, but puts her in the midst of an ancient and deadly war, and not as a bystander, but as the main target.”
Supernatural Freak stars a cover created by Harper and Collins digital artist Regina Wamba (http://www.maeidesign.com/), who recently joined the Lost in Fiction team, bringing to the table her amazing talent and over ten years of experience.
"I came up with the story, but the rest was a lot of team work," Louisa Klein explains. "My colleague, national journalist and development editor Paul Antony Harvison, gave me priceless advices on how to improve the plot, while our proofreader Ceiron Hughes made sure there were no typos (he has laser eyes, I swear!). I have planned the book campaign with Bruce Clark, who currently works as a freelance marketing consultant for BMW in Germany. We all know what we are doing: for example, I'm only 25, but got my first internship in a publishing house when I was only 15, so I can well say I have a bit of experience! It was a lot of work but we all had a great time, since we are a bunch of professional geeks enthusiastic about fiction and fantasy!"
"When Louisa came up with the idea for her first novel, we were all thrilled and excited," adds Lost in Fiction Marketing Manager Bruce Clark . "Brainstorming with her about her campaign was hard work but also good fun! I pointed out from the start that a good, even an excellent marketing plan is useless if the product doesn't meet the market's expectations, so the editorial guys worked like crazy to deliver the best possible product and I think they've succeeded, our output being comparable to the one of a small, yet serious and solid, indie publisher."
logo by: Albrto Bonis and Max Feroldi
To get copies for review, interview the author or simply to know more, please contact Bruce Clarke at: firstname.lastname@example.org putting “Supernatural Freak” as the subject of the email.
* Lost in Fiction is a British online magazine run by a team of young, enthusiastic freelancers. It counts over 20,000 unique visitors per month, reaching peaks of 100000 during particular online events such as “Lost in Romance” or “Lost in Young Adults”