Guest Post: There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane

Posted April 25, 2016 by BAMF in Blog Tours, Guest Posts // 0 Comments


Hello and welcome to our blog tour post for

THERE ONCE WERE STARS by Melanie McFarlane!

We have a Guest Post for you today about the inspiration for THERE ONCE WERE STARS! At the bottom of the post you can win one of five copies of the book so make sure you keep scrolling to enter! But first let’s learn more about the book!

Guest Post: There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlaneThere Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane
Published by Month9Books on April 26th 2016
ISBN: 0996890408
Pages: 331
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Peace. Love. Order. Dome.

That’s the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome 1618 to live by. Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that has poisoned the world outside for four generations. Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of her dome. Now Nat wants answers. What else might her government be hiding from the good and loyal people of Dome 1618?


Guest Post

I always find inspiration questions difficult to answer, because I’m inspired multiple times when working on a new book idea. But ultimately, there is that one defining moment where you get the spark of that initial idea and it resonates through you with excitement, reminding you why you love to write. That is the beginning of it all.

When I got the idea for There Once Were Stars, I had just finished an episode of The Walking Dead. The season had ended and I was thinking about how much I loved that the series was character based, rather than fully focused on the zombies or virus. I started thinking of the last series I read which was Divergent (I didn’t start reading until after Allegiant released), and how much I enjoyed its unique take on dystopian. My two favorite things … zombies and dystopian … and then my mind exploded with this image of Nat—a girl in a dystopian world—who watches the stars glitter along the glass of her dome covered city … and the rest is history.


About Melanie McFarlane

Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, Melanie McFarlane jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie has focused her powers on her upcoming YA trilogy: THERE ONCE WERE STARS and her YA urban fantasy series: SUMMONER RISING.


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