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April 24, 2014

Hadley Holt - Exciting New YA Author

Princess Kathleen is pleased to introduce, Hadley Holt, an exciting new YA Author.

Kathleen says, “I love Hadley's new serial, WIZARD QUEEN AT SIXTEEN. I’ve read all three books an I'm eager for the next book. Haven’t had this much fun reading since Harry Potter.” 

Welcome Hadley! TELL US a little about your series:

In a hidden world of wizards where only men hold the power of magic, one girl arises with the power to change everything, but only If she survives…
Adriana Victoriana Evangelista (Addie), daughter to the High Chancellor of the Wizard’s Council, has always been the perfect wizard girl. She never questions why men possess magical powers and women have no power at all, magical or otherwise.  
On her sixteenth birthday, Addie finds out she possesses magic. Under wizard law, she is a desecration.
Just as Addie discovers love, her fate sends her straight into the path of a powerful and evil sorcerer, but the worst danger of all may come from right inside her own home.
This series is about finding your own inner power and making a difference in a world full of magic and danger. Addie, her best friends, and the boy she loves will face a myriad of perils to save the world.

DESECRATION - Excerpt, Addie Discovers Her Magic…

The sound of footsteps outside sent my heart racing. If Izzy got caught without her cloak on school property, we’d both get detention for a week. And worse, my father would murder me.
“Your cloak!” I whispered. I stretched out my hand as if I could somehow grab Izzy’s cloak from several feet away.
In answer to my thoughts, Izzy’s discarded forest-green cloak flew across the room, coming into my open hand.
I blinked at my hand and the cloak I clutched in my fist. I stared as my knuckles went white and my outstretched arm began to tremble. A thunderous pulse echoed in my ears and my limbs and I realized it was the pounding of my heart.
Finally, I met Izzy’s shocked stare. We both gaped at each other for a moment. Then our gazes whipped back and forth between the corner where her cloak had been and my hand, where it currently was. And then to the door, which fortunately remained closed.
I realized I’d stopped breathing. Gasping for air, I dropped Izzy’s cloak like it was on fire.
“Addie,” Izzy gasped, then giggled nervously, “you just did magic.” She pointed a finger at me. “You just did MAGIC!
“No. Shhhh! Don’t even say that!” I shook my head spastically. I clutched my head between my hands. “No! No! No!”
“Yes, yes, yes! You did!” she sang back.
“It didn’t happen. It couldn’t have.” I kept shaking my head so vehemently that I started to get woozy. “I’m a girl. That’s impossible!”
“It is impossible. But you did it anyway.”
I couldn’t seem to stop shaking my head.
“Ha! Your brat of a brother would look like such a total idiot right now. Bet he couldn’t do what you just did. His magic hasn’t come that far yet.”
“No,” I said, still in major denial. I could hear my father’s voice ranting; a woman wielding magic is a desecration!
“There’s some prophecy about this.” Izzy tapped her palm against her forehead several times. “Hugo mentioned it a while back. Shoot! I can’t remember.”
“I can’t be part of some prophecy. My father will kill me.”

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Thanks for being here with us today Hadley! Keep writing we love your books.


Unknown said...

Princess Kat Baldwin - thank you and the Princesses for hosting me today. I'm thrilled to be here. I know the Princesses and the all totally Rock! I'm so excited to share with everyone DESECRATION, Book 1 in the Wizard Queen at Sixteen!

Kathleen Baldwin said...

It's such a delight to have you here with us.

I hope you are working on book four because I am chomping at the bit to read it.

How long till it comes out???

Jerrie Alexander said...

Hadly!! Love your work. The blurb and excerpt pulls the reader in and makes them hungry for more!!

Keep them coming!

Unknown said...

Thanks for asking Kat! Part One of the next book will come out in July or August - I need to finalize the launch date. Exciting things will happen in Consecration and I can't wait to share it with readers. In the next few months, I'll also launch the sister series - Warrior Queen at Seventeen - some of the characters will eventually overlap! It's going to have lots of great adventures and suspense.

Unknown said...

Thanks to both Kathleen Baldwin and Jerrie Alexander (two VERY talented authors). It's funny about how this series began. I was working on my other series (Warrior Queen at Seventeen) and the romantic interest (Falcon Hightower) is a teenage wizard estranged from his society. It's a hidden and very backward world/culture where only male wizards hold magic. And I started asking myself that age old writer's question "What If?" And the what if was - what if I wrote about a girl who came from that world - what would her life look like? Since I'm very passionate about the empowerment of women/girls, I had a blast writing the book!

Kathleen Baldwin said...

Warrior Queen sounds interesting. It will be fun to see how the characters overlap.

Kathleen Baldwin said...

Hi Jerry! So nice to see you here. Your Books are very exciting, too!

The cover on your latest book, No Chance in Hell, is scorching hot. No pun intended.

Unknown said...

Yes, Kat, since you've read the books, I'll let you know that Falcon is Addie's betrothed! I have lots of fun twists and turns planned!!!

Unknown said...

And yes, Jerrie's new book No Chance in Hell has a totally hot cover - like her other books! Can't wait to read it. Also I really enjoyed your wonderful and humorous regency romances, Lady Fiasco and Mistaken Kiss! I can't wait to read your 2015 upcoming YA, Stranje House!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer said...

Hi, Hadley! Well done!!! This is so exciting and the cover is beyond words. Beautiful. Gorgeous. Awesome.

Very happy for you and your series. Keep it up. Hugs.

Unknown said...

Hugs to you, too, Princess Vicki Batman (another talented and FUNNY author) thanks so much for joining in the fun! And thanks for the compliment on my cover. I think the artist did an amazing job! I could not be happier!

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Hadley,
Loved the excerpt! Wow! That sounds like a great idea for a series, I'm going to have to check it out! And the cover rocks! Congrats to you and a toast to many sales!!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Hadley,

I loved this book. It was a fun read. I'm looking forward to the next in this series!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much, Brandi! I can't wait to share the next installment of the Wizard Queen at Sixteen (CONSECRATION)!

Unknown said...

Princess Karilyn Bentley (another super talented Paranormal/Fantasy Romance author)- thanks so much! I really appreciate that and I'm super excited about all the fun things I'll be doing in this series!

Kathy Ivan said...

Hi Hadley and welcome to the Plotting Princesses blog. We've been expecting you. :-) I knew it was only a matter of time before you got your wonderful books into the world. I have my copy on my Kindle, waiting to be read. It sounds like a fabulous story and a great world that you've built. Congratulations on your release, and looking forward to many more books from you.

Unknown said...

Love the cover Hadley! So beautiful it really pulls me in!

Unknown said...

Princess Kathy Ivan (another amazing romance writer) thanks so very much! I hope you have tons of fun with the first book in the Wizard Queen at Sixteen series - I'm thrilled that you have it cued up and ready to read! Thanks again!

Unknown said...

And my Twitter buddy, and talented fellow YA Fantasy author Genevieve Crownson, thanks for joining in on the Plotting Princesses blog (they are a terrific group of amazing authors). Thanks so much on the cover. The cover artist is actually an award winning video game graphic artist - I think his cross-over to cover art was a terrific success!!

Kathleen Baldwin said...

Welcome Genevieve and Brandi! we're so glad you dropped by to say hello to Hadley!
Genevieve, let us know about your stories. I ran and followed you on Twitter.

(Princess Kathleen is a YA junkie. Always on the hunt for a fun YA. That's why she loves Hadley's books so much.)

Unknown said...

Kat Baldwin and the other Plotting Princesses, thank you so much for hosting me today and sharing the news about my new Wizard Queen at Sixteen series - and thanks also for making me feel so very welcome!

Unknown said...

Hi Kathleen! Thanks so much for going to find me on twitter! My book is called The Soul of the Sun it is the first in The Argos Dynasty Trilogy. If you want to read more about it you can see the excerpt here and see a sneak peak at book 2.
Thanks to you Hadley as well for the shout out! You guys are the best! Love all of your support. :)