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Monday, December 28, 2009

Guest Post with Jaclyn Dolamore, Author of Magic Under Glass

Today I'd like to welcome author Jaclyn Dolamore whose novel, Magic Under Glass recently released this month. Jaclyn brought us this teen magazine interview with main character Erris Tanharrow. Erris Tanharrow is a fairy trapped inside an automaton, just waiting for someone to come along and break the curse. Erris recently sat down with The Young Maiden's Own Magazine and I'm thrilled to be featuring his interview here. If you've been wanting to learn more about this dashing young fairy, well now is your chance!



Erris Tanharrow, The New Clockwork Man
from "The Young Maiden's Own Magazine"

There is a new young man on the scene, whom you have surely heard about in your father's newspaper, one made not from yielding flesh, but from cogs and gears.

He is the new and long-lost fairy prince, Erris Tanharrow. We happened to come upon him in a small village outside of the city. He was pleased to sit down with us for a moment or two, despite his sad and desperate situation, for not only has he been cursed to inhabit a clockwork body, his cousin occupies the throne that should be rightly his.

Our fair reporter may have swooned at his feet before posing a few polite questions to the fairy gentleman, who looked quite well in a dark gray suit and green cravat.

Besides being a fairy prince, Erris is an accomplished pianist, but when asked if he would ever consider producing a newfangled phonograph record, he is charmingly modest. "Oh, no, I'm much too busy to pursue a career in music, and 30 years behind. Why, before I was enchanted, the pianoforte was in fashion, but now I hear the harp guitar is all the rage."

We're sure he will pick up the latest fashions soon. Why, he even offered a compliment upon the newly trimmed "fringe" my mother so disapproved of!

When asked about his sweetheart, Nimira, the most becoming blush came upon his face. "I wish to protect her privacy, but I will say it is quite serious."

This avowal, I'm afraid, will bring a tear to the eye of anyone who has seen a reproduction of the latest daguerreotype of him.

So what is next for this personable prince?

"Oh, well, taking back the throne of fairy, I suppose."

Handsome and ambitious! I know the readers of this periodical wish him well.


Magic Under Glass
December 22nd 2009
Bloomsbury USA Children's Books

Nimira is a music-hall performer forced to dance for pennies to an audience of leering drunks. When wealthy sorcerer Hollin Parry hires her to do a special act - singing accompaniment to an exquisite piano-playing automaton, Nimira believes it is the start of a new life. In Parry's world, however, buried secrets stir. Unsettling below-stairs rumours abound about ghosts, a mad woman roaming the halls, and of Parry's involvement in a gang of ruthless sorcerers who torture fairies for sport. When Nimira discovers the spirit of a dashing young fairy gentleman is trapped inside the automaton's stiff limbs, waiting for someone to break the curse and set him free, the two fall in love. But it is a love set against a dreadful race against time to save the entire fairy realm, which is in mortal peril.

To learn more about the author, visit her website HERE.
You can purchase Magic Under Glass HERE.
You can read my review of Magic Under Glass HERE.

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33 comments:

Bethie said...

Great interview. Very original. I'd love to see a harp guitar!

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Catie S (Book Bound) said...

I love it! (Sorry, I know its short.)

Very clever. Now I'm even more interested in this book!

Virginia C said...

I have been enchanted by Erris! I believe I hear those magical music notes even as I type....

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Jessy said...

Sounds like the book was written in a different time. I just think the UK cover is so adorable. I wish they would have chose it for the US too.

InABox said...

Aww, that's a cute and clever interview. It's fun getting inside the characters' heads sometimes.

Angiegirl said...

Lol. What a clever idea. Lovely interview! Can't wait to read the book.

The Book Owl said...

How fun! I cannot wait to read Magic Under Glass.

Jenny N. said...

Great post. Cant wait to read the book to learn more abour Erris.

SloMo2639 said...

I've heard a bit about this book, and this just made me want to read it even more-thanks!

justpeachy36 said...

Great interview! I liked the whole concept of this book and look forward to reading it.

misskallie2000 said...

That was a very original interview. So cute. I like Erris and do want to read this book.

Brenda said...

I look forward to reading this book! I hope to win a copy! Count me in!

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Lisa said...

Love the interview! Can't wait to read the book and I'm absolutely in love with the white cover. It's gorgeous! =D

Lisa said...

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooo I love the 2nd cover :)

Haleyknitz said...

oh my goodness he sounds swoonworthy :D

awesomeness. love it. must must must get my hands on this book somehow!!

Robyn said...

I love the UK cover! I cannot wait to read this!

Robyn

Linda Henderson said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to read it.

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RaeReads said...

I can't wait to read it.

xollinzolox said...

Wow. Your book sounds amazing. I can't wait to read it!.

Lindsey
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Tiffany said...

I love his answer to the question about Nimira. Too bad more people don't follow that example.

Emily said...

Haha...LOVED the interview! So clever! Your book sounds wonderful, I cannot wait to read it!

Raspberry said...

What a fun interview! I can't believe I haven't commented on this before. I am so excited to read this book!!!!

Kirthi said...

Great interview, I love both the covers, but the first one is my favorite!

ossmcalc said...

This interview is great in that it approaches the description from the characters of Erris and Nimira's point of view. It just makes one want to read the book even more.

Thank you,

Christine
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5peasinapod said...

This looks great! Definitely a unique perspective of the performer.

Kate said...

Amazing post. I loved this book! Thanks for the featuring this author.

Robin K said...

Sounds like a fantastic read. Great post! Thanks for sharing.

skyla11377 said...

I Thought The Interview Was Very Unique. I Feel Bad That Erris Inhabits A Clockwork Body. This Book Sounds Enchanting.

Rebecca said...

Wow! I can't wait to read this book!!

CherylS22 said...

This guest post was very entertaining - I'm sure the book is magical. Can't wait to read it!

Keyla said...

This book looks really great! i cant wait to read it
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bookbutterflyangel said...

Aw, I love this guest post! So cute, and so creative!

So swoonworthy, Erris is...would love to see his latest daguerreotype. ;)