Author Of The Week: Chat with Alicia Rades (Crystal Frost: The Complete Series), Plus Giveaway!!

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post, Author Of The Week!!

Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release!

We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!

 

 

 

Introducing Alicia Rades, YABC's Author of the Week!!

Alicia Rades is a USA Today bestselling author of young adult paranormal fiction with a love for supernatural stories set in the modern world. When she’s not plotting out fiction novels, you can find her writing content for various websites or plowing her way through her never-ending reading list. Alicia holds a bachelor's degree in communications with an emphasis on professional writing.

 

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Meet Crystal Frost: The Complete Series!

At age fifteen, Crystal Frost discovers she can see into the future, witness the past, and speak with the dead. Secrets begin to uncover themselves wherever she goes, but secrets can be dangerous. The lives of a classmate, a child, a stranger, and Crystal herself hang in the balance. If she doesn't embrace her psychic abilities and follow her instinct, she's not the only one who will get hurt.

 

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YABC:  What gave you the inspiration to write this book?

I started writing the Crystal Frost series as part of National Novel Writing Month back in November, 2013. I began with the idea of a teen psychic because those were the types of books and TV shows I liked, and the story evolved from there.

 

 

YABC:   Who is your favorite character in the book?

Crystal (the heroine) has to be my favorite character. I really got to know her throughout the series, and of all my characters, she feels the most real to me.

 

 

YABC:  Which came first, the title or the novel?

The novel. The series name came with the main character, but I ended up renaming her after writing the first few chapters. I didn't give the first book a name until after I'd finished the first draft.

 

 

YABC:  What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?

I'm proud of the ending in the last book because it brings back all the important characters from earlier in the series.

 

 

 

YABC:  Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you've learned as a writer from then to now?

The most important thing I've learned is to not compare yourself to other writers. We are all at different points in our writing, and we all have different goals. Focus on your own goals and strengths.

 

 

YABC:  What do you like most about the cover of the book?

I love the colors on my series covers.

 

 

YABC:  What’s up next for you?

I'm currently working on finalizing a YA trilogy about angels and demons that will be launching in early 2018.

 

 

YABC:  Which part of the writing process do you enjoy more: Drafting or Revising?

Revising. I have to get myself into a certain mindset when writing the first draft, and I do it best by writing as often as possible so everything is fresh in my mind. With revising, I can break things up a little more and take things slower.

 

 

 

 

 

Crystal Frost: The Complete Series

By: Alicia Rades

Publisher: Crystallite Publishing

Release Date: May 9th, 2017

 

 

 

 

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Comments 8

Aireanna Lesch on Sunday, 24 December 2017 16:29

I like the sound of this!!! Sounds super cool. And I like how the covers go together.

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I like the sound of this!!! Sounds super cool. And I like how the covers go together. :)
Amie Lambert-Gaudet on Friday, 29 December 2017 03:08

Love the cover.

The synopsis grabbed my attention and I am excited to read this series.

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Love the cover. The synopsis grabbed my attention and I am excited to read this series.
Yuyu on Friday, 05 January 2018 13:50

Wow this looks really interesting

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Wow this looks really interesting
Kelly G on Monday, 08 January 2018 16:41

These covers are really pretty and I've wanted to read this series for a while because it sounds really good!

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These covers are really pretty and I've wanted to read this series for a while because it sounds really good!
Danielle Hammelef on Sunday, 14 January 2018 09:44

I love the colors of the covers and the premise of this series sounds fun to read.

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I love the colors of the covers and the premise of this series sounds fun to read.
Penny Olson on Monday, 15 January 2018 22:42

I like the bright colors of the covers. The synopsis made me really interested in reading the series.

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I like the bright colors of the covers. The synopsis made me really interested in reading the series.
Samyuge on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 05:42

I really loved the cover... so colourful... I’m really interested in reading this after I read the synopsis because I love fantasy... crystal got really beautiful powers..

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I really loved the cover... so colourful... I’m really interested in reading this after I read the synopsis because I love fantasy... crystal got really beautiful powers..
Nicole Baker on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 16:41

Love the covers and the books sound amazing ❤

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Love the covers and the books sound amazing ❤

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