Giveaway & Book Spotlight The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard

Monday, January 21, 2013
Title: The Forgotten Ones
Author: Laura Howard
Series: The Danaans
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Expected May 15 2013
Formats it will be available in: Print and Ebook

Allison O'Malley just graduated from college. Her life's plan is to get a job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She doesn't have room for friends or even Ethan, who clearly wants more.
When Allison's long-lost father shows up, he claims he can bring her mother back from the dark place her mind has sent her. He reveals legends of a race of people long forgotten, the Tuatha de Danaan, along with the truth about why he abandoned her mother.

Where did the inspiration for this story come from?  What is the story behind the story so to speak? 

Growing up I had a friend who had a sort of magnetism about her. People always flocked to her, whether she wanted them to or not. I always wondered what it was that people found so attractive about her. I daydreamed up the idea that maybe she had some fairy blood and thought that would make a great story. A lot of great books about fairies exist already, so I went deeper into Irish mythology and folklore and learned about the Tuatha de Danaan. The rest grew through different songs I’d heard and poems about Irish legends I’d read.

Tell us about the book cover. 

My cover started with a picture I found on Deviantart. My protagonist has “true dreams” and I liked the dreamy expression on the model’s face.

Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.

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MaryLynn Bast said...

I have always been fascinated with Irish folklore and cannot wait to read this story to see what she has dreamed up. :)

Laura Howard said...

Thank you so much for sharing The Forgotten Ones, I can't wait to share Allison's stories with the world!

Diane Reed said...

Ooh, so cool that you told us your inspiration for the main character! And we all can relate to that someone who has inexplicable star quality--love how your imagination translated that into a kind of fairy charm. The cover is so evocative and gorgeous--can't wait to read this book!

Anna Dase said...

you are welcome I am looking forward to reading it.

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