Archive Monthly Archives: April 2019

Genre Bending and Blending, Interview with Tricia Levenseller

Eighteen-year-old Rasmira seeks redemption after being banished from her village. Slight hitch: the only way to get it is by killing a god! On the surface Warrior of the Wild is a quest novel. Although an enthralling premise, this is a book about much more than overcoming seemingly-insurmountable challenges. “It’s a story about a girl in a male-dominated society proving her worth and, even more important than that, it’s a girl realizing that she shouldn’t have to prove her worth, because she is worth something regardless,” author Tricia Levenseller explained.

“It’s a story I wrote because that was something that I had to learn for myself. I didn’t have to achieve anything or do anything to be worthy of love. It’s just something that you have, because every person is worthy of love.” Frankly, that’s a reminder that we all need at times.

Levenseller is known for her duology: Daughter of the Pirate King and Daughter of the Siren Queen. Her new work, Warrior of the Wild, is another alternative-world, historical fantasy but the story takes place in a different world.

Read our full interview with Tricia Levenseller of  ​Warrior of the Wild in the April 2019 issue of Curiositales magazine. By Juliet White.

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What Would You Do for Millions of Dollars? Interview with Scott Reintgen

“If you were offered millions of dollars to go to space for three years, what would you say?” – that’s the question Scott Reintgen likes to ask when introducing his Nyxia trilogy. Asking this question is the perfect way to help readers get into the mind of the protagonist, Emmett Atwater, who wrestles with this very dilemma.

In the end, he chooses to accept the offer to mine nyxia on the planet Eden with nine others – once the mission begins, though, Emmett discovers that the sacrifices he must make to earn the money might not be worth it.

While some would think it’s worth it, others, including Reintgen, would disagree. That’s why sacrifice is a big theme in Nyxia.

Emmett is sacrificing time with his family, of course, but the sacrifices Reintgen wanted to analyze the most were moral ones. “When you’re given an amazing opportunity like this, how much of your moral compass are you willing to let stray?” he asked hypothetically.

“Are you going to be the exact same person and be honorable the whole way? Or, are you going to break the rules a little?” he continued. “Would you be willing to do that if the stakes were that high?”

Read our full interview with Scott Reintgen of  the Nyxia Triad in the April 2019 issue of Curiositales magazine. By Kelsey Bjork.

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Trigger Warnings in Fiction

Words hold a lot of power. They can remind us of the best times of our lives but they can also bring back haunting memories of the worst times as well.

From an early age, we’re restricted by our parents, by society, and by big corporations. They tell us what content we can consume and what is inappropriate. One of the most obvious examples is film. All movies are rated according to their content whether it be violence or sex or something else. We are told by our parents at 12 years old that we cannot watch a film rated PG 13 because we are not old enough yet. They want to protect our innocence from what is being depicted in the film.

What if this happened to our reading material as well?

Read more about trigger warnings in YA fiction in the April 2019 issue of Curiositales magazine. By Mieke Göttsche.

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Fiction Food April 2019

Recipes from Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller

“[…] precious stones and gems, fine clothing sewn with metallic hems, preserved fruits and pickled vegetables […]”  […] I peer inside to find bright yellow berries piled to the rim. […] he turns valder meat over on a spit […]”

Recipes from Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

[…] and the scent of Moms’s herbal tea isn’t hanging in the air. […] He sets the orange in my open palm. […] “Higashi,” Katsu announces. “My last piece. It’s made with real wasanbon.” […] He’s standing at the buffet, back to us, picking through the deviled eggs.

Get the recipes inspired by Warrior of the Wild and Nyxia in the April 2019 issue of Curiositales magazine. Created by Elle Jauffret, @fictionfoodchef.

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Character Reading | @coffeefae

You may know Holly as @coffeefae on Instagram. She's created a wonderful photo essay featuring characters from the books she photographs. We love seeing the characters read the very books they appear in!

Check out the full photo spread  in April 2019 issue of Curiositales magazine.

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Around the Bookish World – April 2019

DAUNT BOOKS, LONDON, ENGLAND

This month we invite you to visit Daunt Books. A trip to London just isn't complete without a visit to this wonderful place.

Read more about this special bookstore in the April 2019 issue of Curiositales magazine.

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