ATO- Allie Burton
Hiya welcome to #ATO Tuesday! I have another of my critique partners, Allie Burton, on today, talking about her A-maz-ING Daughters of Atlantis series. I’ve been hooked on this one since I read the first book about a year ago. Allie is also giving away a copy of both books featured here to one luck commenter! I am so excited to see what Allie’s got in store for us, so take it away!
Music That Inspires
While I don’t listen to music while I’m writing, I find music is part of the creative process. Certain songs inspire my world and my characters. Even my website www.allieburton.com has a music theme and I regularly list the songs I’m listening to on the Extras page.
For example, last month one of the songs I listed was “Life’s a Beach” by Heymouse Molly. If you’ve read my Lost Daughters of Atlantis series you’d understand. In fact, ATLANTIS TWISTING TIDES, a short prequel which was just released last week was inspired by that song. The story features Princess Adria who lives under the ocean and has her first adventure on an island.
Adria’s growth in ATLANTIS TWISTING TIDES takes her from inexperienced, shy girl to a teen who heads out on a quest and learns to trust her instincts. But she still has more growth to accomplish and a love to fulfill which is why she will have her own full-length book, ATLANTIS GLACIAL TIDES, to be released December 4, 2014.
In ATLANTIS GLACIAL TIDES it was the song “Let It Go” by Demi Lovato from the movie FROZEN and “Heroes (We Could Be)” by Alesso and Tove Lo. What does a song from FROZEN and the Atlantis world have in common? Well, this story takes you under the ocean surrounding Antarctica.
Besides listening to music while I run and ski, I also love to go to concerts. In September I traveled to New Orleans to hear 5Seconds of Summer and One Direction. Great music and great performances. Someday I’ll have to write a book about a musician. Hmm…I’m already inspired.
What songs inspire you to be the best you can be? What songs inspire you in your creative process whether it be writing, art, or music?
Tell me about it in the comments below for a chance to win an e-copy of ATLANTIS TWISTING TIDES and ATLANTIS GLACIAL TIDES.
For more information about other books in the Lost Daughters of Atlantis series, visit my website at www.allieburton.com.
Shocked by her family’s plans to wed her to a stranger, sixteen-year-old Princess Adria must decide whether to flee the underwater Kingdom of Merta or fight to keep her rightful place. When Kai, the criminal she’d rescued informs her of a plot to kidnap her future sister-in-law, Adria decides to take action to prove her loyalty.
Sparks flew between her and Kai when they met during a hurricane misadventure, but she can’t trust her judgment about him. Especially when Kai won’t help her stop the kidnapping because he’s on his own secret mission. A mission that he refuses to divulge.
In a case of mistaken identity, Adria is kidnapped and whisked away to a mysterious glacial underwater world of ice and evil where she learns that everything isn’t rainbow fish and roses, that there are Atlanteans who suffer and slave, and that being cold isn’t a state of body, but a state of mind.
With Kai as her prison guard, the two teens grow closer, and Adria must choose between loyalty to her kingdom or her dreams.
When unrest threatens her kingdom, a mermaid princess must choose between loyalty and love.
When fifteen-year-old Atlantean Princess Adria sneaks away to see a hurricane on the surface of the ocean, she finds an air-breather in trouble. Kai’s sailboat is sinking and Adria risks exposure of her Atlantean powers in order to save him.
Kai believes he’s rescuing Adria. He’s Atlantean too, with his own skills and secrets.
The two teens stumble onto an uninhabited island still thinking the other needs rescuing. When other Atlanteans show up—Atlanteans plotting against Adria’s kingdom—Adria must decide whether to trust Kai based on the guy she’s come to know or the company he keeps.
Allie didn’t realize having so many jobs as a teenager would become great research material for the stories she writes. She has been everything from a fitting room attendant to a bike cop to a professional sports’ mascot escort. She has lived on three continents and in four states and has studied art, fashion design, marine biology, and advertising.
When her kids asked, “when are you going to write a story we can read?” she switched from adult novels to Middle Grade and Young Adult and felt like she found her voice. She enjoys reliving the teenage years (without the angst) while writing her books. FACEBOOK TWITTER
WOW, I can’t wait to get into these two new stories 🙂 That’s it for this week, come back next week for the next #ATO
<3 always LH