Monday, May 5, 2014

Giveaway and Interview with C. Spencer-Upton and her book Emeralds and Pearls

Chelsea Thomas

Date Of Birth:
17th February 1995

So I take it that your life has changed dramatically?
Ya think? One minute I’m normal and the next I have a huge secret that I can’t tell people about, something that alters my life dramatically and I have to carry on like everything is fine!

Do you regret everything then?
Yes. No… Maybe. Basically, I don’t know, everything has it’s pro’s and con’s.

Looking back, do you think you’d change it all?
With something's definitely yes, but then again, no.
Part of me wishes that I hadn’t left that stupid party, but then, if I’d done that I wouldn’t have this new life and when I’m not putting my life at risk, it’s a good one.

Do you think you’ll listen to Cory in the future when he tells you not to do something?
Doubt it. I know he does it for my own good but, I’ve learned that I have to learn from my mistakes. If a guy treats me like that again, I’m walking. If I see something that’s going to wind up being trouble, I’ll tell someone. Granted, I’ll tell them and then charge off into the trouble without giving them a chance to stop me, but at least they’ll follow and help me.

Okay, so I don’t want to go into everything deeply because I’m sure it’s still a bit raw,-
*Rolls eyes*
But what do you see happening in the near future?
It’s hard to say, nothing has gone as it should have and I doubt it ever will do again. All I want to do at the moment it get back to myself, I’ve forgotten who I am. I don’t care if that means that I go to school, come home, chuck on the comfiest clothes ever and slink off into a fantasy world, then so be it.

Fantasy World? Don’t you have one of those?
Yes and looks where that’s got me. I’ve been in hospital twice and come up against monsters who shouldn’t be allowed to breath.

Technically, one of-
Yeah, yeah, yeah… one of them isn’t, but you know what I mean.
At least when the fantasy world isn’t the real world, I can close the book and forget about it. In real life you can close your eyes for as long as you want and open them to the same old drama.

Has Cory given you any lectures yet?
No, not yet, but I’m expecting one as soon as I’m feeling up to it. For the time being he’s just my rock, letting me cry when I need to and calming me down when I wake up from a bad dream. It’s a wonder he’s still here, he’s put up with so much of my crap already, I expected him to walk away.

Do you not wonder why he hasn’t?
No. I know he’s stupid.
I’ll admit that there’s something between us but, I’ve just come out of one bad relationship, and that’s kinda put me off another one. Dean was great to start with and then he turned out like he did. Cory on the other hand has been amazing and I’m scared that he’ll do the same. I don’t want that to happen and I don’t want to lose a friend because of it.

Can I give you some advice?

Don’t tar everyone with the same brush.

Semi-Precious Series, #1
Genre:  young adult  
Print Length: 283 pages
Publisher: Pink Bow Publishing
Publication Date:  October 11, 2013

I've spent seventeen years being a wallflower. Seventeen years, watching people live their lives, while mine stood still. I was happy for those years, nothing new happened because I never let it, every day was the same and predictable.

When my parents told me we were another state, I freaked.

I spent the first week, after the move, wishing I could move back. But then something changed, I became a someone, and to begin with I enjoyed it, but I soon learned, some things aren't always as they seem.

I have two lives now. Both of them are testing me, pushing me to my limits.


Born and raised in a small mining town in Derbyshire. Caroline (The C in 'C Spencer-Upton') has spent her adult years building a home and a future based on what's in front of her, and for a while, that was all she needed. Family, friends and the dog. 

In 2012, that all changed. Her new love of reading became a drug. Living in a fantasy became her happy place to escape from reality. Her imagination came to life and ideas that had laid dormant for years, came rushing back to the surface and Emeralds And Pearls was conceived, her debut novel. 
In October 2013, that new chapter in her life started and Emeralds And Pearls were introduced to the world. 

Caroline works a normal 8-5 job which has nothing to do with literature. When people discover that she has written a novel, the look of shock on their faces is enough to bring a smug smile to her face, knowing that people underestimate her. 

Writing is her escape.  She loves reading about you guys enjoying something she loves.

This is the start of a new story of her own and can't wait for you guys to be a part of it.


GRAND PRIZE: Paperback of Emeralds and Pearls & handmade keychain
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Thanks for hosting :)

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