Friday, October 24, 2014

BLOG INTERVIEW WITH ERIN RHEW

Erin Rhew has stopped by the blog today to talk about her new book, The Outlanders which is book two in The Fulfillment Series. Is that not the coolest cover, ever? And she let me ask her some questions. Talk about trust. 



1. What are you currently working on?
I am currently retrofitting the third book in the Fulfillment series, aptly named The Fulfillment (heehee), to fit some changes made to The Prophecy and The Outlanders. I have a project sitting on the backburner, a futuristic thrilled called Number 25589, but I just can’t see to get that one the way I want it. And finally, a short story I wrote called “Volatile” is stalking me, begging to be turned into a full-length novel.  
2. How many books have you written? What’s out now and where can we get it? Grabby fingers.
I’ve written several books, but only two are currently published: The Prophecy and The Outlanders. You can get them here:

3. What's your latest book about?
SPOILER ALERT (read The Prophecy before you read this)
With King Jesper dead and Prince Wilhelm mortally wounded, Halfling prince, Nash, and the Fulfilment, Layla, assume the throne of Etherea. They must contend with a new Prophecy Candidate who asserts her position, and Layla is surprised to find her fate intertwined with this challenger. Facing a myriad of choices, Nash and Layla’s decisions affect not only their own futures but that of two kingdoms.
Unbeknownst to the Ethereals or the Vanguards, a slumbering menace stirs in the south, awakened after centuries of slumber. The mysterious Outlanders, a force shadowed in mystery, sit poised to tip the balance of power, sending ripples of fear throughout both warring kingdoms.
Elder Werrick proved a formidable foe, but Layla may yet meet her match in the monstrous Outlander queen. This mistress of the dark’s plans, rooted in revenge and ancient lore, now threaten the livelihood of all three kingdoms.
Racing against time, Layla travels to the Borderlands—home of the Voltons and Ecclesiastics—to discover as much as she can about the war, the First Ones, and the prophecy itself. Lives teeter in the balance, kingdoms sit on the cusp of ruin, and a beast, greater than any she’s ever faced before, plots a catastrophic attack. 
4. If you could have lunch with one of your characters, which one would it be and why?
I’d have lunch with Samson. He’s my homage to Percy Jackson and probably as close as I would be able to get to the actual Percy, though I still hold out hope he will crawl from the pages of the book and come for me… ;) I like Samson’s snark and wit. I definitely think he could entertain me at lunch. Entertain meeeeee!
5. Would you make him or her pay, or would you take care of the bill? I think it's a valid question.
I would take care of the bill. After all, I yanked him from the pages of a book to have lunch with me, so it’s the least I can do. ;)
6. When did you discover that you were a writer, and it was time to write a book?
I think I’ve always been a writer. I wrote my first poem at the age of four on my grandparent’s typewriter. Dudes, they didn’t get an actual computer until the early 2000’s!! Wut, wut? I used to write novels in middle school. My friends would gather around me at lunch time to read the next installment of whatever fantastic tale I was writing at the time. After college, I took a break from novel writing to pursue my love of acting. I ran a local theater group and wrote a lot of plays for them. Seeing my written work performed proved most gratifying. But my first love, fictional novels, cried out to me. I resumed writing, created The Fulfillment series, and here we are!  WOOT!
7. If you could have a super power, what would it be? Again. Valid question. Super power preferences can tell you a lot about a person. My husband has always wanted a be a fire truck. Clearly, he knows nothing about super powers. I married him out of sympathy. It works.
ROFL!! I would be invisible. I’m super nosey, and given the chance, I’d totally spy on conversations. It’s better than being a fly on the wall, which means risking the business end of a swatter. With invisibility, I’m there, I’m in the know, but no one else realizes I’ve arrived.
8. What's your favorite part about being a writer, besides the pajamas?
Besides the pajamas? Hmmmm… LOL! Definitely meeting all the amazing readers, authors, bloggers, and reviewers!  The writing community is just the BEST!
9. What is your favorite book in the world?
My favorite book in the world isn’t technically a book; it’s a play. I am a major Shakespeare nerd (tragedies, not comedies), and I love, love, love Romeo and Juliet.
10. What's your favorite social media site and why?
For my writing life, definitely Twitter. That’s where the action is. It also holds a very special spot in my heart because that’s where I met Deek!! For my personal life, Facebook. I love being able to interact with my friends hundreds of miles away with the click of my mouse. Ain’t modern technology amazing?? ;)
11. Can we have all your follow links so we can stalk you legitimately?



Twitter: @ErinRhewBooks
                 






Book blurb for The Outlanders:
With King Jesper dead and Prince Wilhelm mortally wounded, Halfling prince, Nash, and the Fulfilment, Layla, assume the throne of Etherea. They must contend with a new Prophecy Candidate who asserts her position, and Layla is surprised to find her fate intertwined with this challenger. Facing a myriad of choices, Nash and Layla’s decisions affect not only their own futures but that of two kingdoms.
Unbeknownst to the Ethereals or the Vanguards, a slumbering menace stirs in the south, awakened after centuries of slumber. The mysterious Outlanders, a force shadowed in mystery, sit poised to tip the balance of power, sending ripples of fear throughout both warring kingdoms.
Elder Werrick proved a formidable foe, but Layla may yet meet her match in the monstrous Outlander queen. This mistress of the dark’s plans, rooted in revenge and ancient lore, now threaten the livelihood of all three kingdoms.
Racing against time, Layla travels to the Borderlands—home of the Voltons and Ecclesiastics—to discover as much as she can about the war, the First Ones, and the prophecy itself. Lives teeter in the balance, kingdoms sit on the cusp of ruin, and a beast, greater than any she’s ever faced before, plots a catastrophic attack. 

And now for the giveaway. Yeah baby. I love me some free stuff. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to enter. 

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