Wednesday, October 19, 2011

(Blog Tour) Thin Air by Lynn Seresin (Interview + Giveaway)

Hiya guys! 

Today I have the pleasure to be one of the hosts of Thin Air blog tour, organized by the fantastic Bree from The Awesome Magic Attic blog.

I'm excited to be joined today by Lynn Seresin, the author of Thin Air. We have a short interview prepared for you! There will also be a giveaway - and an International one at that - of a paperback copy.  

But wait, that's not everything!

>>GRAND PRIZE of the tour!!!<<
Somewhere in this post you'll find a red letter in bold - write it down! It's important, because in order to enter for the grand prize, you'll need to collect all the letters from the blog tour stops listed at the bottom of this post. They will make up two words, which you then need to enter in this form.

And the GRAND PRIZE of the tour is:

signed paperback copy of Thin Air, and an earring much like the kind Alice would wear

Isn't it gorgeous? It could be yours, so don't hesitate and join the fun!


Guys, please give a warm welcome to Lynn!

E: Evie
LS: Lynn Seresin

E: Welcome to Bookish, Lynn! It's a great honor for me to talk to you today! Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself?
LS: Well, I’m a pretty typical wife and mother of two teenagers who happens to love to write. As for my education, I earned a BA in English Lit from NYU (in New York City’s Greenwich Village, where I was born and raised), a MA in Psychology from the same university a few years later, and most recently my certification in Elementary Education from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. I’ve worked as a children’s book editor, a freelance writer, and a therapist in a outpatient psychiatric day treatment program. I’ve definitely got a bit of a checkered past, professionally speaking, but I’ve always considered myself a writer, first and foremost.
E: Who or what inspired you to write "Thin Air"?
LS: I was drawn to YA fantasy literature and felt I wrote my best in that genre. I wanted to write a paranormal romance, and “The Little Mermaid”, one of the greatest paranormal love stories of all time, came to mind. I transformed the mermaid (who is considered a water spirit, by the way) into an air spirit, recast the prince as a handsome NYU student, and substituted Gob, king of the earth spirits, for the Sea Witch and presto! THIN AIR was born. Of course, I put my own spin on the fairytale in other ways, too—setting the story in New York City, involving characters belonging to all four elemental classifications, and adding a really nasty ex-girlfriend. You might say, I used the bones of a famous fairytale and created something original and new.
E: Are any of your characters based on people in your own life? Which one of them would you say is the most like you?
LS: The character of Daniel is named for my son, Daniel. Both of them are very handsome, with brown hair and green eyes. That’s about where the resemblance ends. Daniel Field is twenty, and my son is only thirteen! Still, I’d like to think my son would be as sweet, gentle, and dependable as Alice’s Daniel is, given the chance. None of the other characters were at least consciously based on anyone that I know.

I’d say I’m probably most like Alice. Even though I’m hardly a teen, there are times I definitely feel “out of my element”. For instance, I’m not a political person and I don’t stay on top of current events as well as I’d like to. At dinner parties, I do a lot of polite nodding when political issues or the latest headlines are being discussed because I’m generally clueless and too embarrassed to admit my ignorance. You might say that, like Alice, I tend to live with my head in the clouds (pun intended!).
E: What's next in line for you? Are you working on a new book now?
LS: I’m busily working on the next installment in the THIN AIR saga, FRIENDLY FIRE. I’ll be reprising a lot of the same characters—Alice, Daniel, Dante, Shane, Wren, and Nicky—as well as showcasing some new personalities, including one that’s going to be a blast from Alice’s past.
E: Where is your favorite place for writing? Do you have any special writing rituals?
LS: I’ve turned a spare room in our house into a makeshift office and tend to do most of my writing there, primarily because it’s tucked away at the back of the house and somewhat isolated from the hubbub of my family.

I don’t have any fixed writing rituals to speak of, but I’m usually accompanied by our Lab, Dudley, and our teacup Chihuahua, Layla. Layla usually curls up next to me and sleeps while I write while Dudley settles down at my feet. They’re terrific company and are rarely distracting, so they’re the perfect writing companions.
E: Are you a plotter or a pantser?
LS: A bit of both, I think. When I get an idea for a book, the beginning and the end are usually crystal clear in my mind. The challenge is to build an interesting bridge between the two. I generally plot two to three chapters ahead. Any time I’ve tried to plan further in advance, I’ve found I wound up doing things differently, so it was essentially a waste of time. I get ideas about furthering the plot as I write, so I need to write in order to figure out what needs to happen to my characters. It all sounds a little confusing on paper but it usually works out in the end.
Lynn, thank you so much for joining us today!  
I'm looking forward to reading and reviewing Thin Air soon!

I hope you guys enjoyed the interview, for more information about Lynn Seresin and her books, please visit her website: Lynn Seresin.

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Thin Air by Lynn Seresin
Published August 2nd 2011

     Alice Ayre is no ordinary teenager. She took her first name from a statue in Central Park, pulled her last name out of the air (literally), and she’s actually almost a thousand years old. In fact, the only “ordinary” thing about Alice is that she’s in love.

Alice was a sylphid—a winged air spirit—when she spotted Daniel Field camping in the Adirondacks and lost her heart to the handsome NYU student. Intangible to the human senses, her only hope of winning his heart resides in becoming mortal, even though transmutation is forbidden by Paralda, ruler of the air. Risking punishment, however, seems a small price to pay for a chance at true happiness.

Tracking down Daniel in New York City ends up being surprisingly easy. Getting noticed by him for all the right reasons is another story, especially when the human world keeps tossing challenges in Alice’s path. Just when she’s mastered zippers and buttons, she catches herself dropping a sugar packet into her coffee and mistaking a photo of John Lennon for one of Daniel’s relatives.

Her eccentricities raise the occasional eyebrow with Daniel and his friends, but her quirky charm, sweetness, and sincerity win out. Before long, she lands a job, begins a relationship with Daniel, and starts settling into her new life—until her past comes after her.

❤❤❤❤ GIVEAWAY ❤❤❤❤

I have a paperback copy of Thin Air to giveaway to one lucky winner!
This giveaway is International and it ends October 31st!

To enter: be a GFC follower and leave a comment on this post answering the question:
Which childhood story / fairytale is your favorite?
Don't forget to include your email address!

That's it! Easy, right?! 

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 Don't forget to check out all the other blog tour stops! 
(hint: not all of them have the letter hunt - look closely!)

Tour Ends. Winners are announced: 

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About the Author
Evie is the Blogger behind Bookish. She enjoys reading many different genres, especially YA, Paranormal, Contemporary Fiction and Fantasy.
She loves talking to authors and is always happy to welcome them for interviews, and guest posts. She also likes spreading the love for awesome books and  chatting with fellow book-worms.
You can find Evie here: Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Shelfari | The Library Thing


Amy@Amy's Book World said...

My favorite fairy tale was Beauty and the Beast. I loved that story as a child and it is still one of my favorites today. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Seesen said...

Famous Five on a Treasure Island! Ever since then I want my very own island just like George :)
Thanks for the giveaway. GFC follower as Seesen9

Elizabeth said...

As a child, I adored the Laura Ingalls Wilder book series. I follow your blog with GFC. Thanks for the giveaway!

Have a wonderful day!

Shelby said...

Hi! My favorite fairy tale would be hard to choose, they are all so good! I guess I would have to choose Cinderella. Not the Disney one, though!

Kereesa said...

As a little kid, I used to read and read and read this one book called the Balloon Tree. I have no idea why, but I love it still to this day.

Ammy Belle said...

My favourite childhood fairy tale story is probably red riding hood - the story of a girl and a wolf. though in my version, she doesn't need a woodcutter to save her.

Ammy Belle
apereiraorama @ gmail . com

Yiota said...

Sleeping Beauty! Especially the Disney version XD I just love it <3

TGHicks said...

My favorite was Winnie the Pooh, which isn't really a "fairy tail" but how I loved Pooh Bear. The only place I ever wanted to hang out was the Hundred Acre Woods!

Margaret said...

My favorite was Sleeping Beauty. Even the Disney movie was favorite lol! I'm a follower.


Ifrah said...

My favorite childhood story was Beauty and The Beast ! :)


Jeanne said...

My fav was Cinderella, but I liked a lot of different fairy tales :)
GFC: Jeanne

Vojalyn said...

Well, my favorite was Red Riding Hood's story. For a while, I was afraid of it, then it became my favorite tale. It's cute and it has a meaning. And well, in the end, it always made me laugh when Little Red Riding Hood asks 'Hey, Grandma, why is your mouth so big?' :)

Thank you for the giveaway!
I'm following you as mikki-mano,

Arianne Cruz said...

GFC: Arianne Cruz
email: cruz042 at csusm dot edu
My favorite fairy tale is Cinderella. I'm still waiting for my own fairy tale to come true :)

Angela said...

GFC: angela1997
My favorite 'fairy tale' would be the not so famous myth of Alkestis and Admethus. Alkestis did such a brave thing by dying for her husband! I think that makes her a great heroine.
Though in my childhood I think it was Snow white of Cinderella.
But that's not very original, is it?

Angela said...

Oh, and my e-mail: angela1997(at)live(dot)nl

Angie said...

My favorite fairy tale when I was younger is Hansel and Gretal. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

GFC: Angie
Email: osnapitzAngiex3(AT)aol(DOT)com

infernal_wings said...

Beauty and the Beast, I liked the moral to the story and I think it teaches young girls a very good lesson.

GFC: infernal_wings

roro said...

''My favorite was Winnie the Pooh, which isn't really a "fairy tail" but how I loved Pooh Bear. The only place I ever wanted to hang out was the Hundred Acre Woods!'' same here

gfc folower ; rogier

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Yto said...

I love peter pan. i watched it as a kid over and over. i disliked wendy - she was too grily for me XD - and i loved peter and the lost boys. hook was cool too.

gfc: Yto

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Andra said...

My Favorite childhood fairy tale was Peter Pan :) I loved the lost boys and never-never land...and now that I'm getting older...the being a kid forever thing would be fabulous! lol

thanks for the chance to win!

Shae Carcar said...

My favorite childhood story was and will always be Aladdin. I love that story! You have romance, you have adventure, you have action, and you have some serious comedy (genie is too funny!) But I've recently watched Edward Scissorhands and really loved it! I wish I watched it when I was a child because I know I would love it. I also loved Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder being a couple in real life at the time of filming the movie and being a couple in the movie! You definitely got to see some real chemistry on screen :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

Bethie said...

My fqvorite story as a kid was Cindarella. I just love those mice!

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LisaILJ said...

my favorite fairy tale was always Goldie Locks. Can't explain why, I just always liked that one.


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majoy said...

Welcome Ms. Lynn! :)

When I was little I enjoyed the stories of Snow White and Ariel :)

GFC follower

Thank you Evie and Ms. Lynn for making this giveaway open internationally :)

SpadesHighReads said...

I would have to say that my favorite childhood/fairy tale story would be hmmmm Sleeping Beauty and Hanzel and Gretel =) Both can stay the way they are and both can really have some twisted eery endings =D

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alipeli said...

I'm from Czech Republic so My favourite chilhood story was Maya the Bee

marybelle said...

I always loved the story of HEIDI.

GFC: Mary Preston


Jennie said...

My favorite fairy tale as a child was Puss in Boots. I loved that story so much. That was one smart cat!


Boriquaz said...

My favorite childhood story was Snow White, there was something about those dwarves that kept me coming back. hehe.


mommy0306 said...

i always loved beauty and the beast, cinderella, & aladdin.

Terri M

miki said...


thanks for this great giveaway international

my favorite fairytale was Beauty and the Beast

thanks you a lot

gfc: isabelle frisch


Roshini said...

I am a GFC Follower: Divya
The Little Mermaid has always been a fav of mine!

Munnaza said...

My favorite childhood story has to be Peter Pan or Beauty and the Beast.

Zoey Talbon said...

I'm a GFC follower under Seattlelover7 =)

I think I was always a fan of Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel. (Even back then, I liked the creepy ones >_>) Now, I'm more of a fan of Rapunzel, but that's mostly because of the movie Tangled :3

Actually, I think Cinderella was probably my favorite. I remember watching the movies - and being amazed that there was more than one O_O

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Diana said...

I have so many. It is hard to choose one. My favorite is Red Riding Hood. If you ask me tomorrow again I would probably say to you other fairytale .
Thank you for the giveaway!

artgiote at gmail dot com

Katie said...

i loved hansel and gretel. also the 3 three pigs


007war said...

I always love to read. My favorite fairy tale was Beauty and the Beast. My favorite childhood books were: The Little Prince and The Velveteen Rabbit.

Book Love 101 said...

Sleeping Beauty was always my favorite! Thanx for the giveaway!


Kah_cherub said...

I'm a GFC follower.(Kah_Cherub) ;)
thank you for the international giveaway!

My favorite fairytale is a Brazilian indigenous legend about the origin of the Giant Amazon Lily (Vitória-Régia). You can find more about it here:;f=5;t=003124;p=

kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

FairyWhispers said...

Am a follower via GFC


My fave would be Mulan, but now I really really like the princess and the frog by disney!



Kristina said...

Anastasia was one of my favourites. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC follower

Michaela xD said...

My favourite childhood story has to be the Little Mermaid :D
thanks for this giveaway :)

Violette said...

This book sounds awesome AND as a New Yorker, I am loving all the Central Park, NYU references. Kinda cool that the author went there herself! I'm totally picking this one up.

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