I’m hosting a guest post today for the book tour for “Liminal Lights”. Enjoy.
I love books, especially the ones that reach deep into the imagination and make you think beyond the scope of everyday life. These are the books we carry with us from childhood, through our teens, and into adulthood. When we have kids of our own, we share these stories with them so the cycle starts all over again. We all know these books; they have titles like “Alice in Wonderland”, “The Wind in the Willows”, and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.
My ego isn’t so big that I think Liminal Lights will be that kind of book, but one can dream, right? Its premise is pretty simple: little faerie-like creatures borrow magic from humans in order to live. Since humans aren’t even aware they have the magic, these creatures feel justified by taking what they feel is rightfully theirs. Unfortunately, not all Liminal beings can be trusted to take only what they need. There are creatures who lurk in the dark and go bump in the night, waiting to strip away human creativity. But what happens when the need to survive outweighs the need to help another race succeed in its development? It’s possible that even the good Liminals can turn evil.
When I started writing this book, my intention was to engage upper middle grade readers by creating appropriate content with challenging language. I know a lot of twelve-year-olds reading far above age or grade level and sometimes the content is questionable, but some books geared for their age are often too short, or not thought-provoking enough to hold their attentions. My goal was simple: write a novel that has all the elements kids love – adventure, magic, evil, action – using suitable vocabulary, and touching on topics that will get kids thinking. Here’s hoping I achieved that goal.
About Liminal Lights
Author: J.M. Bogart
Genre: MG/YA Fantasy
What if faerie magic is real?
Nadia discovers an ancient truth hidden by Liminals, coveted by Shadow Monsters, and protected by humans.
Somewhere, between faerie legends and story books, lies the truth to magic. It grows in children, matures, and is eventually captured by Liminal beings. These small, faerie-like creatures harvest and manipulate it, crafting it into the talents and skills inherent in humans. The rest, they keep for themselves in an effort to sustain their own life forces.
The human race is evolving, forcing Bean, Pritt, and Tissa to find new ways of harvesting human magic to save their own kind. Nadia’s power, found in her talent as an artist, is the last hope for these Liminal beings who find themselves caught between light and shadow. Liminals aren’t the only ones after her magic, so are the creatures who lurk under the bed, hide in the darkness, and go bump in the night.
This is the first book of a trilogy.
J.M. Bogart believes there’s a spark of magic in every person, regardless of age or background. Her upper Middle Grade novels are written with bright and imaginative youth in mind. She hopes to provide fun and appropriate content combined with challenging language and concepts for readers drifting in those precocious middle years.
Ms. Bogart spends her days writing, editing, and caring for her very busy family. She used to dream of the day when Mary Poppins would swoop in to help with the children, but now that they are older she wishes those chaotic days filled with giggles and sunshine hadn’t disappeared quite so fast. You can follow J.M. Bogart on Facebook, Twitter, and her blog.
Other Books (Women’s Fiction):
Money, Masks & Madness (2013): http://www.amazon.com/Money-Masks-Madness-Jennifer-Bogart-ebook/dp/B00CCH5IIS
Reflections (2012): http://www.amazon.com/Reflections-Jennifer-Bogart-ebook/dp/B009JUQ30S
Remember Newvember (2011): http://www.amazon.com/Remember-Newvember-Jennifer-Bogart-ebook/dp/B0052UAG70
Twitter: @JenniferBogart https://twitter.com/JenniferBogart
Publisher Website (Morning Rain Publishing): http://morningrainpublishing.com/project/liminal-lights/