Featured Friday: Puck’s Choice by Skye Hegyes
Title: Puck’s Choice, book one from Shifters & Mages series
Author: Skye Hegyes
Puck Dupree moved in with her sister after spending over a year trapped in the form of a fox. She had hoped to move on with a normal teenage life; however, trouble seems to have followed her.
The Council wants her to partner with a mage or forfeit her life, a friend of hers has a stalker who may or may not be trying to destroy her, and a boy at school keeps watching her. If only she could decide if he wants to kiss her or kill her.
Dragons, wolves, and sharp objects are commonplace in Skye Hegyes’s home in North Carolina. She spends most of her time between writing and working. When not doing either of these things, you may find her making crafts or adventuring with her family, which consists of her husband, two daughters, two birds, and three cats… and a partridge in a pear tree...
Author Website: http://www.skyehegyes.com
Why did you write this book?
I am a fan of writing books I want to read but can’t find. At the time I started writing “Puck’s Choice” there were almost no fictional books about witches and familiars meant for young adults. I was in that stage where I wanted to read more adult books but with upper high school/college level kids. There was Harry Potter, but they just weren’t the same as what I wanted to read. So I decided I wanted to write my own.
Anything in particular you’d like to share about this book or its creation?
Some of Puck’s history is my own, although not a lot. There are many people (mostly friends and family) who have started assuming that Puck is me. I assure you… She’s a lot cooler – even without being a shifter. It was a tale that took me two years to write and three years to edit and get ready to submit for publication. That’s a lot of time to work with a set of characters. Because of this, I feel particularly close to Puck, but not to the point where I think she’s me, and Rand? Well, he’s just a bit different than most of the guys I know and a mixture of all of them in a way.
What can we expect to see from you in the future?
Hopefully, more books. Ha ha ha! I love writing. I am currently working on several projects. One is the next book in the Shifters & Mages series, which will feature a couple of the side characters from the first book – Jenna and Daren. Another project I am working on is a piece I was asked to submit for consideration for an anthology for a LGBT book. It’s certainly a new realm for me and a new experience altogether but one I’m really excited about participating in.
Currently, there is no blog tour schedule set, although there is aim to do one in January. If you are interested in being part of the blog tour, feel free to contact Skye via her website to learn more about how you can contribute.