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Today we would like to welcome young adult author of the COBBOGOTH series, Hannah L. Clark.
Hannah took the time to answer some of our questions about her books, and even shares a teaser with readers!
BONUS: She is giving away a $120 (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes) gift card! You can enter below this post. :)
by Hannah L. Clark
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 13th 2014
by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media
Available on Amazon
About Book ONE...
Norah Lukens needs to uncover the truth about the fabled lost city of Cobbogoth. After her archaeologist uncle’s murder, Norah is asked to translate his old research journal for evidence and discovers that his murder was a cover-up for something far more sinister.
When she turns to neighbor and only friend James Riley for help, she realizes that not only is their bitter-sweet past haunting her every step, but James is keeping dangerous secrets. Can Norah discover what they are before its too late to share her own.
Paperback, 436 pages
Published August 23rd 2015
by KinStone Publishing, LLC
Available on Amazon
Available on Amazon
About Book Two...
After being raised from infancy in Boston, Mass., Noria (a.k.a Norah Lukens) has no idea what to expect upon entering New Cobbogoth, where she never would have guessed that paths of light can make you vanish; doors can lead to realms both near and far; myths and legends are actual history; a mere kiss can seal two souls as one; and, of course, a stone is never “just a stone.” Her Uncle Jack’s stories never could have prepared her for the magical and dangerous place her native realm is turning out to be.
When the Gihara’s promises begin to crumble, her best friend and soul-mate Jamus (a.k.a. James Riley) is in more danger than ever. Then when his father Lylend abandons her to search for an ancient relic called The Lemorian Crest and she is taken captive by the very people she’s risked everything to save, Noria begins to lose faith in the Cobbogothian gods and the mission they sent her home to accomplish.
Only when a series of new friendships and loyalties are forged in the most peculiar of places, does Noria dare hope again. Hope for Jamus’ safety, for their future together, and for the survival of the entire Cobbogothian race.
Uncovering Cobbogoth is a story that surrounds a myth about an ancient civilization of elementalists (people who can control the elements) who were all destroyed by the gods except for one man named Cobbogoth and his family and friends. (Think the story of Noah from the Bible, but with magic and more survivors. ) The legend says that Cobbogoth led his people deep into the earth to escape the wrath of the gods and there they built a city. Norah’s Uncle Jack has been searching for this city since he was a kid.
2. Does a romance blossom between Norah and James?
All I will say about this is what kind of a story is a story without at least a little smooching in it?
3. Does the cover fit the story in anyway?
Yes. There is a scene at the end of the book that the cover for book 1 is based on.
And the essence of book 2 was captured perfectly by the very talented Jenny Zemanek of Seeldlings Design Studio. I loved working with her.
4. Currently there are two books in the series, will there be anymore to come?
Yes. This is a planned seven book series. One book for each of the seven elements.
5. Can you share a small teaser with our readers?
Sure! This part is from Book 2 where Norah is talking with Totherma. Totherma has been Norah’s mentor since book 1 and is showing her how to go through a Dark Matter Door in order to rescue James from what appear to be very dangerous cirrcumstances.
Totherma grew serious now. “In the dark matter you will see the souls of every living thing.” I could feel her eyes on me. “But the souls that you are bound to—the way you’re bound to Jamus—will call to you by shining brighter than the rest.”
I turned to look at her, but she directed my attention back to the circle.
“That pulsing light right there,” she said, “is Jamus’ soul calling you.”
I breathed out, my heart lurching in response to James’ light. “Then he’s still alive?” I whispered.
Totherma smiled gently. “Yes, libkin. He’s alive.”
It was as though her words were electricity, spurring me into motion.
But before I knew what I was doing, I’d rushed for the dark matter door. The next instant, everything went silent and black. I waited, my heart beating with nothing but the thought that James was still alive.
Then the blackness vanished. Soul-shaking noise and neon colors blasted me like icy water. Shapes of light appeared, bleeding against the darkness like smeared chalk on a black canvas. There were outlines of trees, giant fireflies, rocks, grass—water teeming with light and energy and noise.
I stood in wonder, as a path of light—a path very similar to the Drusy Path—flashed out in front of me like car lights racing over a darkened highway.
I moved toward it, ready to find James—ready to rescue him from the torture he’d been enduring for at least two weeks—when a sharp screech to my left stopped me. I turned to see what it was.
I screamed as a frothy fanged Dogril sped for my throat.
6. What part of the book (without spoilers) was the most fun to write? Worst part to write?
Since there are two books, I’ll tell you the most fun to write from Book 1 and the least fun to write from Book 2.
Book 1: I loved writing the “Memory Stone” chapter, because it is when Norah finally gets all of her questions answered concerning James.
Book 2: It’s really hard for me to say a “worst part to write” from this book, because I enjoyed writing it so much. But if I have to pick one, I’d say that the time Norah spends imprisoned was probably the most tedious. She has so many questions that need answering, but I couldn’t answer them until she’d spent enough time there for it to feel real and believeable to the reader.
Hannah L. Clark lives with her husband and two children in the Rocky Mountains. She has always known she would be a storyteller. In 2006 she graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in English and immediately began writing her first novel.
Uncovering Cobbogoth was Clark’s first book in the seven book Cobbogoth series—a YA fantasy series based on her mythological brain-child, The Legend of the Cobbogothians. It was released in May 2014 through Cedar Fort Publishing. Book 2 in the series, The Lemorian Crest will be released in Summer 2015.
Clark loves running, mythology, singing while playing the guitar, herbal tea, escaping into imaginary worlds, and being with her peeps. Like her heroine Norah, she also kind of believes that trees might have souls, but must clarify that she has never hugged a tree. The closest she has ever come to that kind of bizarre behavior was the time she hugged the pillars outside Harry Potter Land. Which, all things considered, is not bizarre at all if one takes into account how exquisitely happy she was to finally be there.
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