Meet The Authors: Linsey Miller, Author of Mask Of Shadows - Interview

Hi Everyone!

Ir's that time to introduce you to my second Meet The Authors Author, the lovely Linsey Miller whose debut novel, Mask of Shadows, released this August. Mask Of Shadows highlights a gender fluid main character who decided to join the tournament to become an one of the Queen's four assassins!

Linsey is the second of seven authors I have this month and I hope you absolutely love her interview! If you want more information on the book, you can read my review of Mask Of Shadows here!
We'd love to get to know more about you: 

1. Your top five Fictional assassins: 
Katsa from Graceling, Havelock Vetinari from the Discworld series, Adelina Amouteru from The Young Elites, Kakashi from Naruto, and Hei from Darker Than Black. Some of these aren’t super assassin-y but it’s all right to cheat when dealing with assassins, right?

2. If you were an assassin, what would your weapon of choice be?
It would definitely be poison. I’m much too shy for anything involving close combat. 

3. What was your last five star read?
Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh! I loved it!
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And now, moving onto your masterpiece:

4. For those readers who haven't had the chance to read what Mask of Shadows is about yet, could you describe it for them?
Mask of Shadows is a dark YA fantasy about a genderfluid thief auditioning to become the next royal assassin while putting their ulterior motives into play—vengeance. Sal, the main character, has a good heart, if not good intentions, and gets caught up in some romance, murder, and mayhem.

5. What was your favorite scene to write in Mask of Shadows?
There is one scene fairly late in the book between Sal and a certain tutor that involves some poetry, ink, and flirting that I had a lot of difficulty but a lot of fun writing. 

6. If you could give one piece of advice each to your main characters, what would it be?
Listen to Maud. Always listen to Maud.
Linsey Miller
 A wayward biology student from Arkansas, Linsey has previously worked as a crime lab intern, labassistant, and pharmacy technician. Her debut novel MASK OF SHADOWS is the first in a fantasy duology coming in August 2017 from Sourcebooks Fire. She can be found writing about science and magic anywhere there is coffee.

Title: Mask Of Shadows
Author: Linsey Miller
Publication Date: August 29th 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Part of a Series?: Yes, Book 1/2 of an Untitled Duology
I Got A Copy Through: ARC from Sourcebooks Fire
Buy Links: Amazon US || Barnes and Noble || The Book Depository || Wordery || Kobo || Books A Million || Chapters Indigo || Google Books

Blurb Description: I Needed to Win.They Needed to Die.
Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class—and the nobles who destroyed their home. 
When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand—the Queen’s personal assassins, named after the rings she wears—Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge. 
But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.
Have you had the chance to read Linsey Miller's GORGEOUS debut novel, Mask Of Shadows? 
What did you think of it? Who was your favourite character/ assassin?
Don't forget to say Hi to Linsey, comment on her interview answers and keep checking in for the next Meet The Author post!

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