Friday, September 14, 2012

Interview♥Giveaway: Rise of the Wadjet Witch, Written In the Sky by Juliet C. Obodo



Rise of the Wadjet Witch
Written in the Sky Book One
By J

Book Description:

All future astronomer Memphis Holland wanted was to quit smoking. The pressure to complete her dissertation on Ophiuchus the lost astrological sign and receive her PhD in Astrophysics has been high. She visits a hypnotherapist to rid her of her cravings and instead is given the ability to see the future and to teleport. To anyone else this would be a wonderful trade, but she doesn’t see it that way. These strange new powers and the fact that there is a serial killer piercing women in their Third Eye chakras and leaving their bodies all over New York City has her highly stressed.

Yoga doesn’t help and neither does her new position at Sign of The Times, a New Age newspaper run by her best friend Jill. Her mysterious coworker Lawrence, the reporter covering the murders, puts her even more on edge. He is nothing but kind yet there is just something about him; he has this uncanny ability to know exactly what she’s thinking.

Her astrological predictions for the newspaper are well received. But the eerily accurate personal horoscopes that are sent to her by an anonymous astrogirl88 are not. As the secrets and predictions from astrogirl88 unfold Memphis is led down a dangerous path to find out who she really is and the unsettling truth that her destiny may have already been written for her.

Interview!
Who is your favourite author and is you writing style similar to theirs?
I love novels that introduce a sci-fi or fantasy element in to the plot in a realistic or almost mundane way. Recently released favorites are The Magicians and The Discovery of Witches. They inspired me to finally put the stories in my mind on to paper. My style is similar to theirs because there are both urban and fantastical angles in my stories.

When naming your characters, do you give any thought to the actual meaning?
Yes I do. Memphis is actually named after the city in Egypt not the city in Tennessee. That is where she was actually born, though she doesn’t discover that until later. People with this name tend to be idealistic, highly imaginative, intuitive, and spiritual. They seek after spiritual truth and often find it. They tend to be visionary and may inspire others.

How do you get started with writing a story (as in, how do you start developing the story, how do you get inspired for it)
The idea for Rise of the Wadjet Witch actually came to me in a dream as silly as that sounds. My dream was more like a movie rather than someone’s perspective. This is why the book is written in the third person. The characters came to me already formed rather me having to make them up.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Rise of the Wadjet Witch, book one of the Written in the Sky series, is a fantasy novel about Memphis, an astronomy student, studying to receive her PhD from Columbia University in New York City. Because of the stress of her studies and her recent break-up she begins smoking again. Her friend suggests that she see a hypnotherapist to help her quit. Her session leaves her cured and with a little something extra. She sense the change slowly, but soon her psychic abilities and mental powers are leaving her confused and little does she vulnerable to some dark forces; forces that have been leaving a string of bodies all over Manhattan and the outer boroughs.
She learns more about the murders when she begins working for a fringe newspaper, writing their horoscopes. Her new colleague Lawrence who is covering the murders, puts her even more on edge. He is nothing but kind yet there is just something about him; he has this uncanny ability to know exactly what she’s thinking.
Her astrological predictions for the newspaper are well received. But the eerily accurate personal horoscopes that are sent to her by an anonymous astrogirl88 are not. As the secrets and predictions from astrogirl88 unfold Memphis is led down a dangerous path to find out who she really is and the unsettling truth that her destiny may have already been written for her.

How did you come up with the title?
Well the book has a great deal of Egyptian mythology. There is a particular myth that describes a battle between Horus and Set in which Horus´ blue right eye was torn out. Horus’ eye is magically restored and named Wadjet. The Wadjet signifies blue and green, the colors of calm and order. This is the reason why Memphis’ eyes begin to turn blue as she reaches her Rising. The Wadjet Rising comes from the fact the name Wadjet is derived from the Egyptian word "iaret" meaning "risen one" and is depicted by the image of a cobra rising up in protection.

 Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Hope you all enjoyed reading Rise of the Wadjet Witch as much as I enjoyed writing it!


Author Bio:

Juliet C. Obodo writes fantasy fiction and inspirational city guides. She loves both sci-fi and fantasy due to the fact that she has a short attention span and books in these genres are able to hold her attention for more than a chapter. She love novels that introduce a sci-fi or fantasy element in to the plot in a realistic or almost mundane way. Recently released favorites are The Magicians and The Discovery of Witches. They inspired her to finally put the stories in her mind on to paper. She is based in New York City, but travels out-of-state once a month and internationally every two months. She's constantly in search of the perfect cup of coffee and a coffee shop like Central Perk on Friends. Follow her on twitter @julietcobodo or visit her blog Traveling*Indie*Writer*Chick



Giveaway!
One Ecopy of the book and one print copy. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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