Friday, May 25, 2018

Prism Book Tour Featuring Author Jennifer Silverwood's ~ Silver Hollow

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Ye Olde English

I’ve always been a big fan of nonsense words, like in Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky poem. My first edition of Silver Hollow, I let that flight of fancy go to town. It was fun creating nonsense words for my local “hollow folk” and I felt enriched the experience. Plus, it was fun to confuse my main character. Unfortunately I also managed to confuse many a reader not accustomed to such fiddle-faddle. Thankfully, I had the sense to create a glossary for reference.

Six years later, while my love of language remains strong, my sense of control has greatly increased. So while we still have a few fun nonsense “Hollow” words, there are equally the amount of actual old and middle English thrown amix. I wanted to give you a better sense of realism this time and given the magical setting and history of the Borderlands, I pulled from true history. For your (and my) enjoyment, here are a list of phrases you’ll see in Silver Hollow 2018 with their meaning below:

Beek- to bask in the sun or a warm fire

Bilge Scum- comparing one to the filthy underbelly of a ship

Bellibone- A lovely maiden, pretty lass.

Breedbate- A person or something that creates strife.

Carked- Fretfully anxious.

Chitty-face- A person with a thin, pinched face; a term of contempt.

Daggle-tail- An untidy woman.

Fonkin – a little fool

Gramercy- Thank you

Hufty-tufty- A braggart.

Kiss the Hare’s Foot - To be so late as to miss dinner; to eat leftover scraps.

Mumper - a beggar, one who sponges off others.

Poplolly- A little darling; a female favorite; or a mistress.

Reaks- Pranks or practical jokes.

Samded- Half-dead

Skive- an old crone’s tough hide

Waghalter- A rogue likely to swing in a gallows.

“We beseek you meekly”- Form of please in Medieval English

― Jennifer

-Susan Kelz Sperling, Poplollies and Bellibones, A Celebration of Lost Words,1977

Silver Hollow

(Borderlands Saga #1)
By Jennifer Silverwood

Urban Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 429 pages

May 31st 2018 by SilverWoodSketches

"I shouldn't have to tell you this isn't a fairy story..."

After her parents' car crash ten years before, Amie Wentworth trusts books more than people. She may be a writer, but she believes in reality over fiction. She ignores the unexplained mysteries surrounding her, never mind the dreams of a past life, or the fact she can fry technology with a touch. Not even a timely invitation from her long-lost uncle in England gives Amie incentive for anything other than ire.

Until she is stabbed in an alley and brought back to life by a handsome stranger. Soon Amie is dragged into the very sort of tale she is used to selling. To make matters worse, the man who saved her life keeps turning up and her would-be-murderer is still at large.

After crossing the Atlantic to her father’s homeland, she discovers a world beyond imagining. Silver Hollow is a place of ancient traditions and supernatural dangers, where everything is the opposite of what it seems and few escape sane. Faced with an impossible choice, Amie is forced to confront a deadly family legacy while remembering a life she soon wishes to forget.

**Previously published in 2012. This NEW EDITION has been FULLY REVISED AND EXPANDED. The original novel is now no longer available.**

About the Author

Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it’s the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas. She is the author of two series—Heaven's Edge and Wylder Tales—and the stand-alone titles Stay and Silver Hollow.

PRIZE PACK #1: 1 winner will receive new Silver Hollow swag, themed bookmarks, stickers, bookish themed tote, and B&N Illustrated Hardcover Editions of Grimm's Fairy Tales and The Story of King Arthur & His Knights (US only)

PRIZE PACK #2: 1 winner will receive signed swag (mainly Silver Hollow and Wylder Tales), ebooks of the Wylder Tales Collection, and a free voucher for Bound Beauty to be published later in 2018 (open internationally)
ENDS: June 6th

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for featuring my "fun with words" post on your lovely blog, today :) I had probably way too much fun writing this post, and the book, for that matter. But the most fun has been sharing it with y'all. Happy Reading!