Welcome to the first day of The Belgrave Legacy Blog Series. The series will be going from today (September 20, 2016) until November 1, 2016. Each week, there will be a theme with 2 blog posts (Tuesday and Thursday).
This week's theme is Beginnings.
How I Got the Idea
Getting book ideas has always been pretty random for me. The Belgrave Daughter (now The Belgrave Legacy) came to me in a dream after my grandma died. Some of the story had been thought of 3 years earlier, as a contemporary romance (Cracked: A Life in Pieces) that had been shelved, but most of it came from that one night and I knew that I just had to write it.
But let me backtrack a bit and go into more detail about The Belgrave Legacy's beginnings.
In middle school, I started writing a contemporary romance about a girl who is responsible for guiding a new, surly and Mr. Darcy-ish student through their high school. The girl was named Alex, the boy Bryan, and there was a love triangle with someone named Caleb. But besides that character name (and the verbal sparring between the two main characters), there was nothing else similar to The Belgrave Legacy.
After 3 years of struggling to finish Cracked, I abandoned it. In that time, I had graduated middle school, moved past a lot of friend drama—and most importantly—my grandma had died, devastating me. I had a lot of dreams about her, but two in particular stood out to me:
And that was just the start of it all. The journey from idea to published book will be published on the final day of this blog tour (November 1, 2016), so stay tuned!
Next: see a snapshot of the first draft of The Belgrave Legacy.
About The Belgrave Legacy
Title: The Belgrave Legacy
Author: Zara Hoffman
Genre: Upper YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: ZH Press
Publication Date: October 31, 2016
eBook ISBN-13: 978-0-9864279-4-7
eBook Length: 217 pages
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A Reluctant Heroine. A Snarky Angel. A Big Mess.
Fawn doesn't believe in magic. But when she is unexpectedly thrust into the middle of an ancient feud, she must learn to control her powers.
Caleb is sick of Hell. But when a simple seduction becomes complicated by real feelings, he is forced to pick between keeping his past or fighting for his future.
Can this young witch navigate a dangerous world with the dark angel assigned to romance and seduce her by her side?
The Belgrave Legacy is an upper-young adult paranormal romance novel with a feminist twist. Filled with magic, witches, angels, demons, Zara Hoffman's "coming of age" story will keep you turning the pages until the very end.
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I'm a self-published author— because being a college student wasn't hard enough! I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love This Is Us, NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,
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