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Chromatic Interview and Giveaway

About the Book

Book: Chromatic

Author: Ashley Bustamante

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: May 7, 2024

Light is Found in Every Hue

Magus is dying from the inside out, and only the destruction of the barrier can save it. Even color magic can’t defend against earthquakes, strange weather patterns, and erratic wildlife behavior.

After discovering hundreds of captive Yellow magic-users, Ava and Elm fight to set them free. However, new dangers and unexpected enemies await at every turn, forcing them to face their greatest challenges yet. The calamities inside the barrier slowly manifest in the outside world as well, pulling citizens from both sides of the battle into the fray. In this new war, they may not all make it out alive.

Elm and Ava must confront the growing darkness and create a future in a world that has been all but stripped of hope. Can Magus be restored, or is it already too late?

 

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About the Author

Ashley Bustamante has created stories from the moment she could scribble and staple sheets of paper together. She simply cannot recall a time when writing was not a force in her life. When not running through lines of dialogue in her mind, she enjoys taking photographs and spending time with her husband, three children, and any furry, feathered, or scaly creature she can find. She currently works at Arizona State University.

 

 

 

More from Ashley

Sitting down to write the final installment of the Color Theory series was an emotional experience. I wanted to do well by my readers and do well by God. And of course, I wanted to stay true to the story I set out to write in the beginning.

One of the difficult things about writing this book is that I knew the characters were going to have to face higher stakes and deeper pain than ever before. Given the situation they are in, it had to be that way. But, in spite of what Ava, Elm, and crew will face in Chromatic, this is ultimately a story of hope and triumph.

As I’ve watched the struggles of the world right now and seen what so many readers are going through, I knew I wanted to tell a tale of perseverance. No matter how bleak our circumstances may be, we can still find the light.

I hope you enjoy Chromatic!

Interview with the Author

  1. What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?

Calor by JJ Fischer. More people need to know about this book!

 

  1. What was your hardest scene to write?

I can’t be too specific because of spoilers, but there’s a scene in Chromatic that’s pretty heartbreaking. It took me days to write it, not because I didn’t know what to write or because it was particularly long, but because emotionally I could only do a little at a time, and I wasn’t looking forward to what was going to happen. I kept delaying the inevitable and then I cried when it was done.

  1. What is your favorite childhood book?

I must have read Serendipity by Stephen Cosgrove a million times. I thought the art was beautiful and the story was so imaginative. Oddly enough, I just realized I don’t own a copy! I just checked it out from the school library all the time.

  1. If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do?

I would have started attending conferences and building a community sooner. I thought of writing as mostly an independent thing, but I learn so much more (and have more fun!) being around other writers.

  1. What comes first, the plot or characters?

They often come to me at the same time. When I get a new idea spark it tends to play out in my mind like a movie, so the character is already there, right in the action. Of course I have to build on those moments from there, and I would say I probably think about the character first.

Blog Stops

Locks, Hooks and Books, May 23

Artistic Nobody, May 24 (Author Interview)

The Lofty Pages, May 24

Texas Book-aholic, May 25

Through the Fire Blogs, May 26 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 27

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, May 28

Blossoms and Blessings, May 29 (Author Interview)

Tell Tale Book Reviews, May 30

Blogging With Carol, May 31

Beauty in the Binding, June 1 (Author Interview)

Min Reads and Reviews, June 1

Labor Not in Vain, June 2

Guild Master, June 3 (Author Interview)

Simple Harvest Reads, June 4 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

Vicky Sluiter, June 5 (Author Interview)

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Ashley is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a hardcover copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/2b9d4/chromatic-celebration-tour-giveaway