Sunday, January 22, 2012

Blog Tour: The Beginning by Kelvin O'Ralph

 This blog tour is presented by Bewitching Book Tours.
You can see the entire tour schedule by clicking HERE.
Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour.
It is my pleasure to introduce Kelvin O'Ralph!

Kelvin O'Ralph is a student at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He is an avid writer and reader, who loves writing Fantasy/Romance novels. LS: The Beginning is the first book in his fantasy series 'LS'. He released the sequel early October 2011.

Kelvin is a huge admirer of Emma Watson, the Harry Potter star and hopes one day she gets to act as one of his characters. Personally, he'd love her to act the role of Lisa Morgan in this book. At least, that's how he envisioned it while writing.

Still in his teens, Kelvin has released four books on Amazon Kindle in 2011. He's working on the final book on the 'LS' series and also on a new project. Like most authors, Kelvin hopes one day his books will be transformed onto the big screen.  ---  Blog: http://icire.blogspot.com
He has graciously allowed an interview:

? When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
    Hmm, I guess the very first time was when I wrote a letter to a girl in my class. She showed it to most of her mates in the hostel, and I got praised for my unusual way with words.

? How many jobs did you have before you became a writer?
A few.

? How long does it take you to write a book?
Depends on my mood, awe etc. However, I tend to finish an 80,000 word novel in two months.

? What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
Perhaps, the idea behind my stories; they are really unique and compelling.

? Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write?
Yes, I certainly do. Most times, I go for a long walk around town, or I watch movies in the cinema – this helps a lot.

? Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters?
Sometimes from other novels, but my current WIP is quite unique. I got the idea of the characters from a movie a watched, but with completely different story lines.

? How do you decide what you want to write about?
Hmm, if it’s something I love and I know the readers will, I’d go for it.

? What books have most influenced your life?
The norms actually: Harry Potter Series, Twilight series, J.K. Rowling, but what actually the book that stirred my career was 'On Writing' by Stephen King

? What is the first book you remember reading by yourself?
The Bible...

? What are you reading right now?
'Descended by Blood' by Angelina Kace, and 'Da Vinci Code'.

? What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Reading and watching movies/TB series.

? What is your favorite comfort food?
Chinese take out

? What do you think makes a good story?
In my honest, opinon I believe a story should have a compelling stroy plot and fantastic characters, who users can relate to. If the reader finds it hard to drop your book for a while, then you should pat yourself on the head, hence the creation of the word 'Page-turning'.

? Who would you consider your favorite author and why?
J.K. Rowling. I love her prominent use of back stories, plus the brilliant world she created. Also, I love the names she gave her characters. C'mon - Professor Dumbledor.

? What book, if any, do you read over and over again?
The Bible, and Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.

Fun random questions: 
  • dogs or cats? Dogs
  • Coffee or tea? Tea
  • Dark or milk chocolate? Milk chocolates
  • Rocks or flowers? Flowers
  • Night or day? Night
  • Favorite color? Yellow/white
  • Crayons or markers? Crayons
  • Pens or pencils? Pens

The Beginnning
LS Book 1
By Kelvin O’Ralph

Blurb:
A handshake between strangers has never held so much promise for discovery.

When Stephen Wilson meets Lisa Morgan at his new school in Sloutenville, it is the simple act of extending his hand in greeting that flips both of their worlds upside-down. With the gesture, both discover that in some way they are connected, and that they share the ability to manipulate the elements, fire and water. Though their abilities vary, they share the gift of telepathy allowing them to communicate without words, which creates a bond between them stronger than either had expected.

As the two begin to spend more and more time together, David, Lisa's ex becomes wild with jealousy, and launches multiple attacks on Lisa. In the fight against the dangers that await them around every corner, Stephen and Lisa soon discover that they are up against much greater odds than they had originally known, and that their struggles are far from over...

1 comment:

Kelvin O'Ralph said...

Thanks for the stop. I really do appreciate it..