Today I am interviewing Rose Marie Machario, author of the new fantasy novel, The Amulet of Elements.
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DJ: Hi Rose! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Rose Marie Machario: I am an actress, model, creator/hostess of my show Dream Big/Dream Big Radio, and I am now a published author.
DJ: What is The Amulet of Elements about?
Rose: It is about a young girl who discovers she is destined to rid the world of an evil wizard, and the only one who can harness the true power from The Amulet of Elements.
DJ: What were some of your influences for The Amulet of Elements ?
Rose: It literally came to me in a dream. I wrote everything down that I could from memory, and then the story was born.
DJ: Could you briefly tell us a little about your main characters? Do they have any cool quirks or habits, or any reason why readers with sympathize with them?
Rose: Princess Ellyria Rose was sheltered at birth until her sixteenth birthday, she was not confident at all, and her innocence ends up getting her in a lot of trouble. She has a kind heart, even when the man she fell for betrays her, she still helps him to rescue his father. The bond with her family is strong, but when she finds out from strangers that she is destined to be the Chosen One it devastates her. Although she may be insecure about herself, her bravery is the only part of her that helps her on the many challenges she faces. Her childlike essence is probably her biggest quirk per say.
DJ: Aside from the main characters in the story, who is a favorite side character or a character with a smaller role in the story? Why?
Rose: I actually have a few that popped up in my head just now. The angry father, the toothless whore, and Abby, but I’m not giving any spoilers as to why. When you read it you’ll understand.
DJ: What is the world and setting of The Amulet of Elements like?
Rose: The entire realm is called Ragnarok, there are several different cities that are introduced in book one, but the others aren’t introduced until later in the series. I twisted the Norse Sagas a lot in the series, but each city or town has its own people, and what they do. My “world” technically is not alive on its own, but the people and creatures in it are the main focus.
DJ: What was your favorite part about writing The Amulet of Elements ?
Rose: Creating the characters for sure would be the best part I think. What they are going through, the emotions, and what they’re thoughts are when they are separated from one another. The bond between them all.
DJ: What do you think readers will be talking about most once they finish it?
Rose: It could be anything to be honest. Possibly who they think may be alive or dead, the sexual tension and frustration, or possibly the evil wizard. It could be the emotional outcome of it all.
DJ: Did you have a particular goal when you began writing The Amulet of Elements? Was there a particular message or meaning you are hoping to get across when readers finish it? Or is there perhaps a certain theme to the story?
Rose: I honestly wrote everything I love about a fantasy novel. My ultimate goal was to give the adult audience something they could relate to, have things it it that they may have enjoyed as a kid, but still have all of the adult fun stuff. I wanted to give the fantasy reader a book they could feel good about without having to get it from a YA novel. Nothing is wrong with a YA, but when you want a story that’s more grown up, but still has that feeling that someone may love about a YA then I feel as though I had accomplished that with my story.
DJ: When I read, I love to collect quotes – whether it be because they’re funny, foodie, or have a personal meaning to me. Do you have any favorite quotes from The Amulet of Elements that you can share with us?
Rose: I love the quotes and “toasts” that the King and Queen give their daughter, but the life advice that comes from this one is a favorite: “Live life to the beat of your heart, and never lose who you are”, and another later, “Nothing in life comes without its own price”.
DJ: Now that The Amulet of Elements is released, what is next for you?
Rose: A lot of promotions, book tours, comic cons, and while working on book two.
DJ: Where can readers find out more about you?
Rose: All of my contact info can be found on my website: Rose Marie Machario dot com.
DJ: Before we go, what is that one thing you’d like readers to know about The Amulet of Elements that we haven’t talked about yet?
Rose: After all is said and done, the base of the story is all about the strong family bond that they have between them. I don’t think Princess Ellyria could have done what she did without them, and what they’d address done without her.
DJ: Is there anything else you would like to add?
Rose: I do hope that everyone who reads it enjoys it as much as I enjoyed writing it. After all it did take me almost nine years to get it published, but I think it most definitely was worth the wait.
DJ: Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to answer my questions!
Rose: Thank you for joining the tour, and having me as a guest.
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***The Amulet of Elements is available TODAY!!!***
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About the Book:
Princess Ellyria Rose found her special places in the books she read. Imagining herself in far off lands, she would dream of the knight who might rescue her one day from her dull, everyday life of needlepoint and lessons on becoming a lady.
Princess Ellyria Rose yearned for adventure and on her sixteenth birthday she got her wish, being rescued by the man of her dreams. Little did she know that would prove to be an adventure she did not expect to have.
Betrayed by the very man whom Princess Ellyria trusted, and left at the mercy of her father’s enemy, she had to use her wits to escape; along with the help of the very man who led her astray in the beginning.
Danger unfolds time and again, revealing an ancient story about a princess and a prophecy.
About the Author:
Rose Marie Machario is the creator and hostess of Dream Big. A show all about real people who are making their dreams come true.
When Rose is not inspiring others to follow their dreams, she is a nationally and internationally published pinup model, and a blossoming actress having worked in several featured, or principal roles. She has been seen in various television shows such as Ozark, The Originals, Nashville, Homicide Hunter, Killer Couples, Murder Chose Me, Murder Comes to Town, Snapped, #Murder, Justice by Any Means, Notorious, Fatal Attraction, Murder Mystery, Murder Decoded, and American Nightmare. Her movie credits include Tag, Super Fly, The Road Less Traveled, and The Last Movie Star.
Rose is also a published author of her debut fantasy novel, The Amulet of Elements. She also writes in the romance, and horror genres, and her column called Dream Big.
In her spare time, she enjoys a daily routine of yoga, loves to cook, and cuddling up with her fur-babies while watching her favorite television shows, and movies.
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