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Clara Snow Synopsis:
Nearly a year has passed since that fateful Christmas in which Clara became the Snow Queen, and everything is about to change...
Jack and Clara arrive at the North Pole to find it under attack by mysterious forces, and in the fray, the unthinkable happens when Jack is kidnapped by none other than Rosaline, the former Snow Queen. Rosaline has somehow regained her powers, and challenges Clara to a duel to win back her title. In order to prove herself worthy, and attempt to rescue Jack, Clara travels to Rosaline’s castle in the South Pole with uncertainty in her heart.
But, Rosaline isn’t the only villain on the rise. The chaotic Immortal Eclipse has returned, with plans that no one can decipher -- plans that include Clara, and the destruction of everything that she, and the Winter Council, hold dear. Aided by her new friends -- Gertrude, a flying pink reindeer, and South, North’s eccentric brother -- can Clara hope to overcome the impossible by defeating Rosaline, and truly become not only the Snow Queen, but also herself?
The second book in the Snowflake Triplet, Clara Snow is a tale of wonder, hope, and of discovering the truth of who you are.
A Note From The Author:
What is it like to write a Christmas story? Well, I can definitely say that writing this series, beginning first with Clara Claus, has been a journey for me.
You never quite know how something is going to pan out until you start it, and usually when you start something – whether it’s writing or not – it never turns out like you thought it would. That has definitely been the case with this series, though how it’s turning out, and reception that I’ve gotten from it, is much more amazing than I could have ever hoped for.
I love Christmas, and that’s why when I sat down to write the first book Clara Claus, I was terribly excited to be writing about my favorite time of year. It’s one thing to watch Christmas movies, or see a parade, but writing has always held a special place in my heart.
Writing this new, upcoming book, Clara Snow, was no different, though it also was. It’s amazing to see how your characters grow from one book to another, and with Clara Snow, the second (technically) book in the series, a lot of growing takes place for the characters, just like it would in real life. And not only that, but there are some new characters that we will be introduced to, and some craziness that is going to happen! All in all, I think that this next book will be an experience for fans and newcomers alike, and that it makes a great addition to the series.
But, for those of you who are newcomers, let me tell you a little bit about the Snowflake Triplet series…
Growing up, my favorite “Winter and/or Christmas” character was Jack Frost, but he’s sadly not a character that you see a lot of, so one year around Christmas I decided that I wanted to write a Christmas story – and about my favorite character. Through much planning and debating on what the story would be about, I finally settled on a novel centering around Jack Frost and Santa’s Claus’ granddaughter, Clara. That novel became Clara Claus, the story of how Jack hates Christmas, and is about to be banished from his “job” due to it, and how Clara changes his mind about the Holiday with her view of things; but really more than that, it’s a story about Hope, and how that’s what Christmas is really all about. Clara Claus was followed by the novella Sugar Plum Dreams, which tells the story of the Sugar Plum Fairy, and next year will see rise to Clara Claus, the continuation of Clara and Jack’s story.
Jack and Clara will be going through some trials in Clara Snow, but I think that readers will be happy to see how they overcome them – I know that I was! Be prepared for new faces, new places, new enemies, and the biggest surprise that fits into a tiny box.
Best Christmas Wishes,
Alexandra Lanc, December 2012
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Alexandra grew up writing. Since she could pick up a pen, she has scribbled in notebooks and binders, written on the computer. She draws inspiration from everything she sees, but her dreams are her main source of literary endeavors. When not writing, Alexandra can be found reading, creating artwork, listening to music, and spending time with her family and friends. Alexandra lives in the U.S.A. (Florida) with her family and calico cat, Sanura.
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