Today we're visiting with author Virginia Vayna on her tour with Bewitching Book Tours for the paranormal YA novel, "The Hunters and the Queen".
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Virginia answered many of my prying questions -- thanks!
Sum up your book for Twitter: 140 characters or less.
A girl develops into another being as the Sky world calls upon her spirit to help balance the destruction caused by the Order of the Hunters. Her past calls her back.
You’ve just won a million dollars and you’re not allowed to save any of it. What do you spend it on?
How fun! I can give so much money away! It’s always been a dream to be a grandiose philanthropist. So, I would start with a monthly donation of $15,000 to the Grameen Foundation. The Grameen Foundation works to transform the lives of the poor, and the foundation works to transform the development sector. My monthly donation will provide an ongoing gift to women around the world who are working toward economic self-sufficiency. I would donate on a monthly basis for two-years, then, I would still have money left over to spend elsewhere. I would also help any of my relatives or friends in a financial bind, I would pay off my student loans, and I would further donate money to the ASPCA and to the Humane Society to help animals.
I still have money leftover! With the leftover money, I would most likely install a pretty awesome shower in my bathroom. I would also buy a nifty sink too. Perhaps, hardwood floors in my bathroom and bedroom too? I bet I still have money left to spend; I do! I would further donate money to community parks, so the landscapes stay clean, neat and available for the public to enjoy. With any remaining money, I would take a vacation to Canada and relax in nature.
Favorite pizza toppings?
I love, love, love pizza! Really, I do. The cheesy gooeyness, the soft bread, the deliciously salted crust, and the fresh toppings make this one of my favorite things to eat. As a snack, as breakfast, or as any other part of my day, pizza is a delicious, delicious food. Now, I can get down and dirty and just eat plain cheese pizza; if you want to make it with a 5-cheese blend, I won’t argue. I absolutely crave pineapple, pepperoncini, mushrooms, green peppers and olives on my pie. The sweet, salty, crunchiness blends well with the cheesiness and crunchy crust. I don’t even want to talk when I eat a good slice of pizza, I just want to savor my bites in complete bliss.
Create an ice cream flavor. What’s it called?
I like marshmallow, caramel, chocolate, pretzels, nuts and toffee in my vanilla ice cream, but I can’t really find this combination. Do you know of any brands that carry this flavor? I’d love to know. So, if I were to create my own ice cream flavor with all of the above ingredients, then, I would name the flavor- Salty Caramel’s Chocolate Playground. What do you think?
Ideal summer vacation
Any place where I can relax in nature with my family and friends.
Playlist for your current book
I listened to a lot of classical music, dub step, and instrumental music while writing this book. Some songs that I enjoyed are as follows:
(Song, artist, album)
O Fortuna, Deggial, Therion
Requiem (The Fifth), Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Beethoven’s Last Night
Icarus, Mythos, Purity
Carmina Burana, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Night Castle
The Vitamin String Quartet, Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Crystallize, Lindsey Sterling
The Element Series-Book One
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Number of pages: 191
Word Count: 88,176
Cover Artist: Andrei Titus
The main character, Jolán Vajnbirg, is developing into another being. She has a calling from the sky world. A battle is on the horizon.
While working on her studies at the Churchill Military Academy in Kinsburgh, England, Jolán Vajnbirg’s final year at the academy develops into a year of competition, aristocratic love, reincarnated spirits, and a calling from the sky world to help save earth from the death and destruction caused by the Order of the Hunters.
Jolán Vajnbirg is an often reserved, yet occasionally outspoken young woman living in Kinsburgh, England. She has a relatively easy life living in her quiet England town. She has a full-ride swimming scholarship to the Churchill Military Academy. She has a strong mind, she has an athletic body, and she has a loving family and caring friends.
As Jolán embarks upon her final year at the Churchill Academy, her life takes an unexpected turn. She has a quaint encounter with Colemund, the Prince of Gallia Belgica, and the two are literally a universal match created centuries ago. As Jolán begins the last year of her studies, she experiences many changes.
The sky world is steadily preparing Jolán for her future fate. Jolán will need her friends, her strength, and her new development to help her battle the Order of the Hunters. The hunters have upset the universal balance of earth, and the hunters have upset the sky world.
Virginia Vayna was born in Dayton, Ohio. During 1999, she moved to Long Beach, California, where she lived on a sailboat for three-years. She currently holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and she holds a Master of Social Science. Virginia enjoys writing historical fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, mystery and YA. Her first book, The Hunters and the Queen, is the first book in her Element series.
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