Saturday, October 11, 2014
Aqua by M.A. George with Character Bio
By- M.A. George
Genre- YA Paranormal
Publication Date- April 16th, 2014
Add it to your TBR list:
Meet Layla McKelland:
Novelist (unpublished, but cut her some slack…seventeen is a bit early to despair),
Slightly neurotic introvert (Alright, let’s be honest…there’s no “slightly” about it),
International Woman of Mystery, and…
Okay, just scratch the bio.
The only real “mystery” in Layla’s life is why her father has never been on the scene. Or why her mother drags Layla to a new coastal home every year.
Nothing about the latest hometown seems too newsworthy…until a routine day at the beach leaves Layla questioning whether she’s read one too many paranormal fantasy novels. The plot thickens when a random guy claims to know things about her father—a bizarre claim he backs up with an equally impossible stunt. And Layla soon finds herself on the wrong side of a mysterious attempted drowning…on her own kitchen floor.
When all is done, Layla will attest that fact is far stranger than fiction. And nothing in real life is ever as transparent as it seems…Not even water.
Especially not water.
by M.A. George
Aqua has a pretty eclectic cast of characters; and who better to ask for a bio on each of them than our narrator? Since Layla is a novelist herself, I threw the assignment of composing these character bios into her lap. (Nice of me, right?) She especially appreciated being tasked with writing her own bio. (By “appreciated”, I mean rolled her eyes and grumbled a few choice words under her breath.) Enjoy her take on things!
Layla: I’m seventeen. Self-professed book nerd. I read them. I write them. I stroke their covers and mutter “My Precious”. I’ve always been a little quirky; but I never considered the possibility that I could deviate quite as far from the norm as I have lately. Anyway, enough about me. On to the rest of the crew…
Pyke: Talk about deviating from the norm. Piercings, tattoos, scraggly beard, apparent aversion to shampoo, and seriously twisted sense of humor. It’s thanks to this guy that I’ve contemplated booking a room at the local asylum. He delights in sending me into a mental tailspin. Lucky me.
Zría: I have one word for you: Turquoise. Turquoise hair, turquoise tattoos, turquoise bikini, turquoise lips (Yeah, I know…It’s as weird as it sounds). She knows her own mind, and apparently her mind really likes turquoise. I wish I could tell you more about her; but she only shows me what she wants me to see…and that’s boatloads of turquoise.
Tristan: Ah, Tristan. Guardian of my sanity and my safety (from the people who inexplicably seem to want me dead). Don’t get me wrong, Tristan’s done his fair share of throwing me for a loop with the supernatural craziness. But he does it with such an innocent smile, and a sheepish rake of his fingers through those curls, that I have to forgive him. Wouldn’t you?
That’s not everyone…There’s Mom, Aunt Cora, my incommunicado dad. But explaining their stories opens up a can of worms like you wouldn’t believe. I’m still trying to wrap my head around all of it, so we’re just going to have to call it a day.
M. A. George is part proud mother of two adorable children, part super top secret agent…Oops, probably just lost that job.
Writing is what keeps her up into the wee hours of the night. Fortunately, she has a lot of energy (Read: caffeine is her friend). She has a bit of an obsession with music (It does a fantastic job of tuning out rambunctious children while she attempts to focus).
She sincerely hopes people out there enjoy reading her work as much as she enjoys writing it. And if anyone hears of work for a super top secret agent, she’s now available (Discretion guaranteed…).
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