Publisher: Self Published
Date of Publication: 13th May 2016
Number of pages: 316
Word Count: 72120
Cover Artist: Carys Jones
Pans Labyrinth meets Once Upon A Time in this fantasy thriller from Carys Jones
Returning home one weekend Marie Schneider’s life changes forever when her car collides with a lorry on the motorway and she is left fighting for her life. Whilst in a coma, Marie awakens in the fantastical world of Azriel which appears to be right out of the pages of a Fairy Tale book. Here, Marie learns that she is their long lost Princess North, and that Azriel is where she truly belongs.
When Marie eventually wakes from her coma her thoughts of Azriel are still very present in her mind and she struggles to adjust to her 'normal' life. Everyone around her insists that Azriel is just a figment of her imagination but as she tries to recover from her wounds people start approaching her on the street, insisting that Azriel needs her and that she must return there at once.
Confused, Marie tries to discover which reality is the right one. Could she truly be a long lost princess from another world or is she just losing her mind? As the world of Azriel starts to creep in to her current life it gets harder for her to ignore that perhaps she really is Azriel's Princess after all...
When she's not writing, Carys likes to indulge her inner geek by watching science- fiction films or playing video games.
She lists John Green, Jodi Picoult and Virginia Andrews as her favorite authors and draws inspiration for her own work from anything and everything.
To Carys, there is no greater feeling then when you lose yourself in a great story and it is that feeling of ultimate escapism which she tries to bring to her books.
For more information about Carys please visit www.carys-jones.com
Anywhere and everywhere. Sometimes it can be from a strange dream I’ve had or a conversation with someone that stuck in my mind. Even random documentaries have given me ideas for books to write. I have a notebook full of scribbled down ideas that I always go to whenever I’m ready to start a new story.
2. Do you have a dream cast for your book?
Not really. I don’t tend to write with someone specific in mind although if Leonardo Dicaprio wanted to be cast in the book then you’d get no objections from me since he’s my dream guy! There’s probably an aspect of him written into all the heroes in my books!
3. How do you handle writer’s block?
I’m forever relying on notes and I plan out a book in meticulous detail before I start which helps prevent writer’s block. There are some days when I have to force myself to sit down and get the word count down but thanks to all my notes, I always know where I should be going with my writing. I’d be lost without my notes.
4. What inspired you to write this book?
It’s based on an idea which had been circling around in my head ever since I saw Pan’s Labyrinth. I loved the magic and the ambiguity of the movie and I was really keen to try and recreate some of that in a story of my own. After a while I had the story of In Another Life all rounded out in my head although I originally called it Azriel’s Princess.
5.What’s the hardest part of being an author?
Rejection. Every author has to face it and even though it’s always stressed how subjective an industry publishing can be its hard not to take a no like it isn’t a slap in the face. It’s kind of like going on a date and feeling that it went great and then the other person turns around and says they don’t want to see you again. Rejection is horrible but it does get easier.