Indie Superstars with the Author of Frozen Hearts and Death Magic + GIVEAWAY (International)

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This week we’re interviewing Day Leitao, Author of Frozen Hearts and Death Magic.

Caitlin Haines: Can you tell us a little about Frozen Hearts and Death Magic?

Day Leitao: Yes! When the book starts, Naia, one of our protagonists, finds a fae almost dying in the woods. There are two issues. First, the fae are the mortal enemies of the humans, and second, they have disappeared for almost twenty years! 😮 What is going on?

This is a multiple-pov book which also focuses on Leah, a necromancer princess from another kingdom. She has 4 days to choose a husband, and can choose any prince she wants, except one. Want to guess which one she wants? 😂


Caitlin: Where did the inspiration come from?

Day: I felt that I hadn’t been tackling family in my books, so I wanted to write a book that focused on family. Since I started writing about family and how the wounds of the parents affect the children, I knew I was going to have characters from different generations, and then I wanted to tackle some themes and tropes from telenovelas, just because I felt it fit with this intergenerational story.


Caitlin: If you could have any form of magic, what would it be and why?

Day: I’d love to teleport.


Caitlin: Who is your favorite character in this book and why?

Day: I think I like River. It was fun to peel back his layers. Emotional layers, guys.


Caitlin: If you were thrown into this fantasy world, what role would you like to play? Would you be a hero, side character, etc.?

Day: Heroes always suffer… I think I’d like to be a princess from another kingdom and not get involved in anything.


Caitlin: What’s one thing you have to have while writing (music, quiet, snacks, coffee, etc.)?

Day: I’m always drinking water, so I usually have a cup on my desk.


Caitlin: This is book one in a duology, correct? Can you give us a hint at what’s to come next?

Day: Dragon magic!


Meet Day Leitao

Day Leitao loves stories with humor, magic, and heart! She was born and raised in Brazil, and lives in Montreal, Canada, where she writes YA romantic fantasy. Her most recent series are Of Fire & Fae and Kingdom of Curses and Shadows.

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6 thoughts on “Indie Superstars with the Author of Frozen Hearts and Death Magic + GIVEAWAY (International)”

  1. natnavarro75 says:

    I love this cover and the blurb!

  2. SlushiReads says:

    The cover is gorgeous! Can’t wait to read it.

  3. Brenda4516 says:

    Love the cover

  4. I love the beautiful cover and the synopsis sounds amazing.

  5. Cori says:

    The cover is stunning

  6. This is what I said in my review after reading it:

    This one grabbed me from the very beginning!

    This book was a delight to read. I can’t say there is a single part of this book that I didn’t enjoy. Everything, from the writing, to the characters, and the plot kept me on my toes and left me eager for more. Like I mentioned, I was sucked in from the very beginning and I had to remind myself to stop reading because I got too caught up to savour it.

    For me Frozen Hearts and Death Magic was a nice slow-burn romance nicely woven into a wonderful fantasy plot.


    And the cover is so gorgeous!

    I would be over the moon happy if I’d own a physical copy.

    Thank you for the chance <3

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