Sunday, May 19, 2013

Blog Tour/Guest Post: The Circle

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Behind the Novel: Author's Insight

The Circle is book one of the Sidhe series. Many future events are subtly set in motion in this novel. Readers will resolve some of the mysteries surrounding Emerald Lake in The Circle. However, there are a few seemingly inconsequential events shared in the first book that are very important to the entire series.  Don't worry, there are lots of hints sprinkled throughout the novel. It will be interesting to hear reader speculation about why "such and such" is in the story, or how "this or that" will turn out.  The entire series of books tells ONE story that spans several years, but if I wrote this as one book, it would be ridiculously long! The characters will grow and mature as the story goes along, growing stronger and smarter to handle what lies ahead.

The inspiration for The Circle came to me while I was in a "time out," for what I don't remember :)  I imagined what I might find if I were able to lift one of the tiles in the floor.  I envisioned a wise old man hunched over an ancient writing desk. The man was scribbling madly on yellowed parchment paper.  This man became Uilleam. 

A bit of trivia - Fairy Stone Park is an actual state park in Virginia.  It is known for the fairy stones found near the edge of the lake.
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I hope you will enjoy The Circle,
Cindy Cipriano

More About the Novel

The Circle Calum Ranson is sure of three things:  his cousin Finley is alive, Calum will find him, and no one knows Calum and his family are Sidhe.  No one until Laurel shows up at his mother's bookstore wearing a dark clan's mark.  When Calum learns the details surrounding the disappearance of Laurel's brother, he suspects the evil Hobayeth clan.  Calum and Laurel work together in the Realm of Man and the Otherworld to rescue her brother - revealing a connection between Calum and Laurel that may cost Finley his life.
"The Circle is full of magic and mystery. Readers will be engrossed in faerie realms, charming characters, and a state of wonder and imagination. The Circle is for those who delight in reading fantasy and exploring mystical worlds."
--Kathleen Fox,
Author Cindy Cipriano Cindy Cipriano lives in NC with her husband, son, and 27 pets. Okay, more like one cat, three dogs, and many, many fish. Cindy is an award winning science teacher, who this past August celebrated her 12th first day of sixth grade.
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