December 11, 2017

Forgotten Violets Blog Tour: Spotlight

Forgotten Violets
Author: Martin Niewood 
Genre: YA Fantasy 
Release Date: November 2017


Sometimes things are not as they seem…


What would you do if you suddenly realized everything in your life was a complete lie? That is just what protagonist Meadow Noone is facing in the thrilling new Y.A. fantasy novel, Forgotten Violets [November 2017], by standout debut author Martin Niewood.

The book opens just as Meadow is being released from her captor’s cellar. But she soon realizes that this isn’t the end of her problems, but only the beginning as she is quickly arrested for a crime she didn’t commit. Feigning amnesia, she is determined to hide her secret at all costs – one too terrible to reveal.

In a place where nothing is as it appears, her trial in Thornbridge is unnerving, as the formidable interrogator, Quinn Cerpen, knows more than he is letting on. Pursued by real and legendary demons, Meadow’s enemies are closer than she could imagine.
With no one to turn to, she relies upon her friends, Parker and Elizabeth, to retain her sanity. Overwhelmed by anxiety, she succumbs to Elsyn, a mysterious and addictive fruit. She wonders if the Elsyn is powerful enough to free her from the past that haunts her. Before long, she realizes that there is more to this sinister plot than her abduction and that the Elsyn is part of the puzzle.

Forgotten Violets is the story of Meadow’s journey through a psychological landscape of deceit and betrayal that causes her to question her relationships and beliefs. She knows that she is changing, but changing into what?

“Things are not always as they appear at face value, especially for young adults these days with the added pressure of social media,” Niewood says. “Sometimes in an effort to fit in or to make ourselves seem more important, we buy into the lie that everything must be perfect. But we can all benefit from learning how to look past facades to ascertain what is truly happening in someone’s life.” 

MARTIN NIEWOOD lives just outside of Philadelphia where he is a full-time writer. He attended Johnson & Wales University before moving to Los Angeles to work in the talent industry. An avid sports fan, Niewood loves all Philadelphia teams but especially the Eagles. His writing partner is his dog, Mattie.

Forgotten Violets is Niewood’s debut novel and the first book in a three-part series. He has two additional novels releasing in 2018 as well.

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Forgotten Violets will be available on Amazon and in select brick-and-mortar retailers as of November 2017.