Top 5 places that inspired locations in the Elementals
I love traveling, and some of the places I’ve been have inspired scenes in my books;
✦ GREECE: In The Blood of the Hydra, the Elementals set off on a quest through Greece. Their journey parallels Odysseus’s in the Odyssey, and it was so much fun to write about their adventures! I’ve been to Athens and Olympia, but I would love to spend more time in Greece to further immerse myself in the country.
✦ ANTARCTICA: I’m getting ahead of myself because this has to do with Elementals 3: The Head of Medusa… because yes, they go to Antarctica! I haven’t been to Antarctica, but I’ve been fascinated with Antarctica since I was in fifth grade, when I did a school report on the first woman to journey to Antarctica. Researching the continent for the book was a blast.
✦ BEVERLY, MASSACHUSETTS: This is the town that Kinsley, Massachusetts is based on. I took creative license while writing about Kinsley, which is why I changed the town name from Beverly to Kinsley. But I had a map of Beverly next to me the entire time I wrote the treasure hunt scenes in Elementals 1. Soon after completing the book, I was able to visit Beverly and see some of the places mentioned in the book—like the ocean cove, the tennis club, the high school, and the street Nicole lived on.
✦ LURAY CAVERNS in VIRGINIA: This is another place I’ve been before, and these beautiful caverns inspired the cavern in Elementals 1.
✦ THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL IN BORA BORA: I haven’t been there before, but this beautiful hotel inspired the luxury resort on Helios’s island.
Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals: The Blood of the Hydra is the second book in the Elementals series. Join Nicole and the rest of the Elementals on their quest to save the world, or die trying, in this spellbinding sequel that fans of mythology, magic, and adventure will love!
The Blood of the Hydra
Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
Release Date: April 18, 2016
Series: Elementals #2
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Format: eBook and paperback
A demigod who can kill with a touch. It’s an ability that must be kept secret from everyone, even from those trusted most.
Finding out that she was a witch was strange enough, but now Nicole must face the realization that she has the rare power to kill with just a touch. No one can know her secret—not even Blake, who she’s had undeniable chemistry with since first moving to town.
Now Nicole, Blake, and the three others with elemental powers must stop a series of monsters that they previously believed to be dead from rising once again and destroying the mortal world. The creatures they face on this journey will be more dangerous than anything they’ve encountered yet. Will they all survive the quest? And how long will it be until Nicole is forced to use her ability to kill in front of everyone, revealing the true darkness of her powers?
Find out in The Blood of the Hydra, and join the Elementals on their next journey in their quest to save the world—or die trying.
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The adventure began in the first book in the series, Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows! To learn more about the first book, and to read the first four chapters for free, click here!
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Michelle Madow writes fast-paced YA (young adult) fiction that will leave you turning the pages wanting more!
She grew up in Baltimore, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she writes books for young adults. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle went on a cross-country road trip from Florida to California and back to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.
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