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Friday, November 23, 2012

Interview with Rhiannon Paille


Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

SURRENDER is a tragic love story between a girl who could cause the apocalypse, a boy destined to follow death and a villain that’s hunting the girl’s kind because he wants really awesome weapons so he can take over the lands.

Are you a mom (or parent)?
I am!

If yes do you find it hard to juggle writing and parenting?

I used to, when my kids were younger, but now I find them incredibly helpful. They’re in the golden kid ages, 5 and 8. I’m lucky because when I need to write, they can clean the house.
Have you ever based your book or characters on actual events or people from your own life?
Yes . . . but I don’t think anyone will be able to guess what came from real life and what I made up.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

I can sing. I don’t talk about it a lot, but I used to be part of a vocal jazz group in high school and I have some serious pipes.

When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?
Karaoke is my guilty pleasure. In retrospect, I probably shouldn’t have, but the karaoke room was slow at Valleycon and Gene  (the guy hosting the room) played my playlist from the previous night, and so I just basically took over and sang like eight songs in a row. That was probably milking it a bit . . . but it was fun!

Is there a genre(s) that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?

Contemporary. I’d love to come up with a very very normal story like Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limits. I’d like to write something awesome and normal for a change.

Of all the characters you’ve ever written, who is your favorite and why?

Such a loaded question . . . I’d have to say Kaliel. She’s multifaceted, but she’s such a misfit. I enjoy following her through her many follies and few triumphs.

If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?

This is book one of a planned six book series, with three novellas, and who knows what else I’ll come up with. JUSTICE is coming out in May, 2013. I don’t know if my spoilers will make any sense, but readers should prepare for a boy pining over a girl, and an anti hero. 




SURRENDER
The Ferryman and The Flame Book 1
Rhiannon Paille

Genre: YA Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

ISBN: 978-1480029859

Number of pages: 402
Word Count: 100k

Cover Artist: Marc Wolfe www.marcwolfeart.com

Review copies available on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/show/id/21259

Book Description:

How far would you go to save everything you ever loved? 

Kaliel was warned about her love for the Ferryman. One day he will marry the land and leave Avristar forever. She doesn't listen, and because of what she is-- a Flame-- one of nine apocalyptic weapons, she sparks a war. In a desperate attempt to save her home and her love, Kaliel tries to awaken Avred, not knowing she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.


 About the Author:

Rhi was never a normal girl. Her life was an urban fantasy wrapped in a paranormal romance and served with a side of horror. To escape her everyday weirdness she began writing fantasy. She studied at U of Sedona and MIMT, obtaining a PhD in Metaphysical Science and Parapsychology. She’s married to a chef/comic book shop owner and she has a fondness for architecture. She frequents twitter and facebook, but if you really want to get to know her you should visit her site: www.yafantasyauthor.com









1 comment:

Rhiannon Paille said...

Aw thanks Wenona for the awesome interview and chance to be on the blog!