Thursday, September 1, 2011

Debutante of the Month: Kiki Hamilton

A person's first appearance or performance in a particular capacity or role.

Welcome to author Kiki Hamilton's debutante ball...

Kiki enters the ballroom wearing a sleek, dark dress. Escorting her is actor Pierce Brosnan.

And now (mostly) ladies and (a few) gentlemen, I introduce to you...Kiki Hamilton! *cue applause* This new author in the literature realm is debuting this month with her fantastic book The Faerie Ring.

The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki’s blood. Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own, and Tiki is not all that she appears to be. Her very existence haunts Prince Leopold, the Queen’s son, who is driven to know more about the mysterious mark that encircles her wrist. Prince, pauper, and thief—all must work together to secure the treaty…

(Read my review here!)

As guests begin entering for the party, the DJ gets to work!

The setting of your party: If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? I love London. I want to live there. The city is so full castles, kings, culture and history. I LOVE

The guest list: Who are the top three authors (dead or alive) that you would like to meet?
JK Rowling, Robert Ludlum and Dan Brown.

The menu: What do you consider your "brain food", the snacks that kept you going while you wrote your novel?
Always some form of chocolate. I’ve been addicted to plain M&M’s since I was a kid and often eat them while I’m writing. Or when I’m reading. Or hanging out. Or pretty much anytime. You get the idea.

The deb's high heels: If you could step into someone else's shoes for a day, who would it be and why?
I’d love to be in JK Rowling’s heels (and her head) for a day. I think that would be fascinating.

The table centerpiece: What's the #1 thing that you can't go anywhere without?
My iphone.

Now it's time for the debutante and her date to share their first dance! What song has stuck with you through life?
There are so many, but Stairway to Heaven came out when I was in high school, so that’s always a good one. But so did Aerosmith’s Dream On and I love that one too.

We have a special guest tonight at the ball...Tiki from The Faerie Ring! Tiki, what was your favorite scene from the novel you starred in?
Thanks for letting me attend and not making me sneak in! ;-) I’d have to say that one of my favorite scenes occurred in a different ball room - this one was in Buckingham Palace. When you read the book you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

The heartfelt speech: How has the publishing process changed you?
What I used to think was the most important point in the process (besides selling my book) was getting my cover but I know better now. I have met so many wonderful authors through the Elevensies and the Class of 2k11 that will be friends forever. Also, I am very grateful for all the kind and wonderful notes that I’ve received from readers who have either read an advanced copy of the book or are so excited to read the book and that, by far, has been the best part of my path to publication. What have you learned from your experiences? Patience!

The future: Now that you are officially introduced to society, what's next? Do you plan to write another book?
I have written the next book in THE FAERIE RING series and I’m waiting to hear back from my agent on whether we can send it on to my editor. So while I’m waiting for her response I just finished a realistic contemporary novel called THE LAST DANCE that I absolutely loved writing. Now I’m either going to work on a new paranormal or a steampunk novel I’m halfway through.

To finish up this debutante ball, Kiki is giving out a party favor to one of her lucky guests! One blog follower will win a signed copy of her book, The Faerie Ring.
Just fill out the form below if you'd like to be entered.

Must be a new or old blog follower. Ends on September 30. USA only.

FIND KIKI ONLINE: Website | GoodReads | Twitter


  1. Stairway to Heaven and Dream On = total ♥. And I can't wait to read more about Buckingham Palace; thanks for the giveaway and interesting interview! :)

  2. Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway! (:


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