Do you remember the post a few days ago about the Sweet & Lucky Giveaway to celebrate the release of the 3rd book in the Journey into the Realm series? Well, this is one of the books, the first one. I can't wait to read it!
Overview (via Author's website):
beginning of an incredible journey...
Ramsey Wilder spends every day receiving numerous taunts and insults from those
around her because of her strange, exotic looks. With her pale skin and
striking features – not to mention the pointy ears – she struggles with
self-confidence, often feeling out of place in her small home town of
Ramsey nearly drowns from what she can only describe as a magical encounter,
and when she meets a beautiful pair of siblings who happen to have the same
physical features as she, Ramsey learns that she is far more different than she
once realized. She is an elf.
away to a magical Realm with unique beings like her, Ramsey finds herself
placed with the duty of finding her long lost sister. Kidnapped by fairies in
the middle of a dangerous war between fae and the elf kind, her sister is the
key to a secret surrounding Ramsey’s past that could potentially affect the
outcome of the war. Without her, Ramsey will never know why her parents sent
her to live with the humans in the first place, or why threats far deadlier
than the war itself seem to be waiting in the wings.
waiting for Ramsey wherever she goes, and as she delves deeper into the world
of fantasy, she learns that magic isn’t always wondrous and beautiful; it can
be cruel and wicked.
by mystery, magic…and even a little romance, Ramsey sets out to save her
sister, unveil her past, and discover herself.
Markelle Grabo was born on January 18, 1994. At an early age she took to reading, spending countless hours devouring book after book. In fifth grade, she decided that she wanted to be like the authors she favored. She wanted to tell her own stories. An avid lover of fantasy, she typed out idea after idea, however, nothing was substantial enough to call a novel. On Easter morning of her freshman year in high school, she looked back on an old idea for a story about a girl who didn't know she was an elf and had to travel to a magical world in order to learn her destiny. She took those few pages of writing and reworked them, continuing thereafter until it became her first full-length manuscript. A year later, when she was satisfied with her work, she sent it to an editor. After rereading and editing it so many times she lost count, Journey into the Realm: The Elf Girl (the first in a six-book series) was ready for publication.
When Markelle isn't writing or reading, she enjoys singing, musical theatre, acting, running, tennis, watching epic movies, drinking coffee, dancing for no apparent reason, shopping for more books, laughing at pretty much anything, spending time with friends and family, taking care of her pets, organizing stuff, listening to music that inspires her writing, talking to God, and most of all, thinking about ideas for her writing.
When not studying for her English Degree at Loyola University, Chicago she lives in her hometown of New Berlin, Wisconsin with her amazing parents, Maryanne and Scott, her two cats (Sylvester and Pogo), and her three rabbits (Josie, Moose, and Coraline). Her friends mean the world to her, and along with all of the adventures and support they've shared, they have also adorned her with a string of nicknames, the favorite being Marcel (It's a long story...).
And yes, she definitely believes in fairies.
Follow on Twitter: @MarkelleGrabo
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