Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Rafael Lovato ~ an interview and his novel ~ Magimakia - The Quest for Merlin

Rafael Lovato

TITLE: The Quest for Merlin: Magimakía (Book 1)
RELEASE DATE: June 30, 2016
AUTHOR: Rafael Lovato
KEYWORDS: young adult fantasy, goblin hero, angels and demons, witchcraft, RPG games, elves fairies trolls, merlin series
CATEGORIES: Young Adult/Fantasy/ Action Adventure
ISBN: 978-1530797950 & 1530797950
IMPRINT: Howling Wolf

Rafael Lovato is a Brazilian author with six books published commercially in Brazil, and one in Portugal, “Magimakía, a busca por Merlin”. This is his first book published in the US. In 2014, the prestigious Oxford University Press bought one of his award-winning short story to use in their courseware as writing model to teach students, already published in the book “Portuguese language for 6th Grade”, by Oxford.


Q: Bedtime, relaxing so you can sleep sounds. Is your preference, white noise, TV, soft music, ocean waves, forest or meadow sounds, babbling brook, or something else?
A: For bedtime I prefer the silence, so much that for years I sleep with ear plugs. I do this because I have light sleep, and awake with any noise. Now, in the silence of my mind, I sleep better.

Q: What kind of music do you listen to? Do you have an all time favorite song?
A: I listen to Bach, Beethoven, Mozart. Contemporary, I like Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, SOAD. I have no favorite.

Q: How do you feel about exercise?
A: I am 41 years old. Exercises are part of my everyday life. I walk 40 minutes daily and consider indispensable to take care of the body health to have a healthy mind.


Q:What is your favorite book?
A: It has to be Arthur C Clarke’s ‘Childhood’s end’. The concept of the universe, the origin of collective memories, the finitude of human existence and the twist at the end of the book impressed me so much as a science fiction reader and as a writer.

Q: Which of your own releases was your particular favorite?
A: I have to say that always is the next one. Each book is a huge project and a kind of an offspring of our intellect. As a writer, I'm always developing, and the book to come is the newest version of what I become.

Q: Are you a sit down and play it by ear kind of writer, or do you need a structured guideline, or maybe a little of both?
A: I am a little of each.  In writing, “to play by ear” I see as inspiration / creativity, while the technical structure of the novel I see as professionalism as a writer. Both are indispensable for writing an economically viable novel.

Q: Do you like to read the genre that you write?
A: I write Science Fiction, Fantasy and Upmarket women’s fiction. I do like to read these genres, but I never read and write the same genres at the same time. I take this precaution to keep my mind as not polluted as possible.


Q: What are you working on now? Would you like to share anything about it?
A: I'm working on an upmarket women's fiction novel, 'Olivia'. It’sabout a NY’s financial advisor woman of 32, who was raised by her aunt, who receives the news that her mother, with whom she was not related since childhood, died. Now she will have to go to California to take care of her schizophrenic father, and ends up stumbling upon memories of her childhood and long lost mother.

Q: Do you have a new book coming out soon? Tell us about it.
A: In this year of 2016 I signed an author's agreement with Bob Diforio of D4EO Literary Agency. He is working the English and Portuguese versions of my upmarket women's fiction 'Charlotte - The imperceptible transparency of the feminine soul’. His expectationsare that the novel willbe released worldwide in 2017.

Q: How can we find you? Do you have a web page, FaceBook page or any buy links?

‘Magimakía - the Quest for Merlin’ is the first book of a contemporary fantasy series for young adults that explores the universe of RPG and MMORPG where a naive, bullied 15 year old boy, without any knowledge of magic, tries to find the mage Merlin and save the Order of Mages and Witches from destined extinction.

The Quest for Merlin" is the first book of the Young Adult fantasy series "Magimakía", goblin word meaning "The Great Battle of Mages and Witches."

Follow Oliver’s journey, a skinny, naive 15 year old boy who knows nothing about magic, let alone how to survive high school as a bullied and outcast teen, as he attempts to help save the Order of Mages from destined extinction.

Kidnapped by a midget goblin and his troll cohorts, Oliver’s only hope is to learn the whereabouts of the all powerful Merlin who has been missing for over 500 years.

With the help of two witches, Avery and Violet, Oliver begins his journey in a world full of potions, spells, and bubbling cauldrons, learning a lot about witchcraft and magic.

You will be spellbound as you are transported into this amazing landscape where anything could happen, as tragic events unfold that could keep Oliver from saving Merlin and the entire world of Mages and Witches!

Oliver kept his eyes wide, staring at the seraph’s sword. Goblins, demons, and angels do not exist! Much less seraphs with swords! Despite his continued disbelief, the seraph attacked.

Without doubt, the sword would hit Oliver on his forehead. This must be a dream. About to take the hit, a thunderous roar like a big burp hurt his ears inside and out. At the same time, a troll flew through the air, crossing the stone arch right in front of him. It collided with the seraph and squashed them both to the stone wall. Hell yeah.

Oliver felt the ground shake with the impact, and then he heard a shrill voice behind him. “Move, noodle-head. What’s your problem?” Before he could say anything, the goblin grabbed his pajama shirt, helping Oliver to stand. “Come on. I’ll help you.”

He recognized him the moment he looked at him. It’s the broken-eared big goblin. Putting himself in motion once again, a sharp pain tore at his back, but he thought he should not say anything. Or he’ll think I'm a sissy.

Buy Links:
AMAZON US: http://www.amazon.com/The-Quest-Merlin-Magimakía-Book-ebook/dp/B01EI2R4V8

AMAZON UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quest-Merlin-Magimakía-Book-ebook/dp/B01EI2R4V8

AMAZON CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01EI2R4V8

BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-quest-for-merlin-rafael-lovato/1123675514;jsessionid=3E933572BB6A6699C9EB512693D80A46.prodny_store01-atgap05?ean=2940153226026

KOBO: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/the-quest-for-merlin

GOOGLE PLAY: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rafael_Lovato_The_Quest_for_Merlin_Magimak%C3%ADa?id=S7b-CwAAQBAJ&hl=en

iBOOKS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1105254907

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