Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Notes of Magic by Jessica Bucher hosted by Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours. Today I will have some information about the book, an author guest post, and giveaway.
Notes of Magic (The Bohemians #1) by Jessica Bucher
Publication Date: February 24, 2018
Enchanted city. Old magic. New threat.
Taq, a young fiddler, comes to Prague with dreams of joining the Bohemians—a band of immortal, magic-wielding street performers. With a mission to right past wrongs, things don’t go as planned when he meets the beautiful performer, Katia. Now, he must decide if revealing his secret is worth losing her heart.
Katia has spent one hundred years chained to the city, broken-hearted and silent,
waiting for her chance to be free. But with an impending threat on Bohemia itself and a mysterious newcomer, peace is starting look farther than ever. Now she must decide if she should trust Taq or put her faith in the one who broke her heart—the tyrannical Magistrate of Bohemia.
Curses can be broken, but at what cost?
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Road to Publication
This book was a long process. I wrote the first draft during NaNoWriMo back in 2014 during the three years that I lived in Germany. I was inspired to write the story while visiting Prague with my family. The idea of an entire hidden society of magical street performers stewed in my mind for a year before I put the idea down on paper…well, the computer.
From there, it sat untouched for over a year. My problem is that I always have too many projects going on at once. I tend to write one story after another, and I never used to go back to edit or revise what I had previously written. During that time, I was still querying agents and publishers looking for a home in traditional publishing.
In 2016, I finally decided to give this self-publishing thing a try for myself. So I launched my business and started revisiting old manuscripts, and to be honest, there was a moment when I considered never publishing Notes of Magic. The idea just seemed too big for my britches. I was afraid that I would not be able to do these epic characters justice.
But in 2017, I decided enough was enough and I sent the ten-thousandth revision of Notes of Magic to my beta readers half expecting them to tell me the story was undeveloped or that these characters deserved better than me. But huzzah…they loved it. And so I moved ahead with commissioning artwork, formatting, editors, and six months later…Notes of Magic was published.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jessica Bucher is a Young Adult author living in Texas with her husband and children. Her first book, The Hereafter, was published in 2016. When she’s not writing, editing, or chasing her kids, she can be found scrolling through Facebook or planning her next travel adventure.
- One winner will receive a signed copy of Notes of Magic by Jessica Bucher
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