Eyes of Ember by Rebecca Ethington – Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway

 

Author Rebecca Ethington

 
Rebecca Ethington has been telling stories since she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then in stage with years of theatrical performances. The Imdalind Series is her first stint into the world of literary writing. Rebecca is a mother to two, and wife to her best friend of 14 years. She was born and raised in the mountains of Salt Lake City, and hasn’t found the desire to leave yet. Her days are spent writing, running, and enjoying life with her amazing family.

 

 

 

Interview

If you were a superhero what would your name be? You know those Meme’s that go around Facebook; ‘the color of your shirt and the thing to you left is your super hero name’? Well, one time I came up with ‘The Blue St. Bernard’ and I thought it was so silly I kinda want to keep it. I don’t know what my super hero powers would be because all my Bernard does is sleep and lick my face… but it’s still a cool name.
One food you would never eat?
Shellfish, I have an excuse because my husband is deathly allergic, but really it just boils down to being mucus pre-cooking. I have a strict anti-mucus policy.
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Fan mail. Really. I really love to hear from people who have read the book, how much they enjoyed it etc. etc. I get all mushed over every time.
Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
Joclyn and I both adore hoodies. I actually mourn summer simply because it means I can’t wear a comfy hoodie for five months.
What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
Iron Man 3 – I’ve got a thing for Iron Man.
Nickname?
I get called everything from Bec, to Becky, to Beckster. It’s only been since I have accepted myself as an adult that people began calling me Rebecca.
If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
The Basement
What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit
? I’m not sure I am truly embarrassed, but I love The IT Crowd

What is your favorite way to spend a rainy day? Inside, reading, with windows open. I love the smell of rain almost as much as I love the smell of books.
How long do you generally let a story idea ‘marinate’ in your brain before you start the book?
It depends I focus more on fleshing out characters. Once the characters are very concrete and I’ve got a decent story arch plot tends to come naturally.
What do you think of book trailers?
I made one for Kiss of Fire, and not only was it a very big pain to make, it looked awful. I know, personally, I don’t really watch them, so I haven’t made one for Eyes of Ember. We will have to see what the outcome of that choice is.
Something your readers would never guess about you.
I am really shy and actually hate talking about my books. I think it’s embarrassing. My future Sister-In-Law read it on the sly and asked me about it, told me she liked it and my response was… ummm okay. Fail.
What words or expression do you overuse?
Chuckle, My Heart, Quietly – I am getting better at flushing them out though. I really do want to become a better writer, and I think expanding your word usage is step one to accomplishing that.
What is your favorite scene in the book?
When Ilyan takes Joclyn dancing in Santa Fe. You really start to get to know Ilyan, and see Jos come out of her shell.

Do your characters really talk to you? Not in a crazy way, but I definitely get nudges about what is supposed to happen. Like Joclyn’s father, there were aspects of him that even hit me right out of left field. I like it when that happens though, every time they make perfect sense and actually enhance the story. I think it’s because my characters are so stable, I know what they would do and how they will react. It makes everything more believable.
Are you for or against books being made into movies?
It seems to be the ‘it’ thing to do lately doesn’t it? I think its fine as long as the author retains creative license. I have seen some book to movie transitions that have been awful! They really need to stay true to the original work. As long as they do that I am for it!

 

eyesEyes of Ember

Joclyn is in hiding, hunted by the man she still desperately loves. Ryland is gone, his mind erased; no memory of Joclyn remains, but Joclyn’s heart desperately begs her to hold out hope. Meanwhile the black-eyed monster that possesses him attempts to kill her over and over again.

If it wasn’t for Ilyan, Joclyn would be dead by now.

Ilyan, the man who once stalked her, is now Joclyn’s protector, the only person she has left. He protects Joclyn from the men who seek to end her life, and all the while, she is haunted by dreams where Ryland begs her to break the bond between them.

Ilyan is there. Always there.

Ilyan trains and prepares her, teaching her everything she needs to know in the hope that one day she can avenge Ryland, if not protect herself from him.

And then, there is her father.

The man who has never been there is suddenly responsible for everything. And who he is has made Joclyn into something she never wanted to be:

The Silnỳ.

 

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Comments

  1. Sounds like a great book! 🙂 Gorgeous cover too!

  2. I love the smell of rain (and books) too!! Putting them together is magic. 🙂

  3. Excited to read this series! Have the first one on my kindle and hope to read it soon. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. lkish77123 says:

    This sounds like a very interesting story. One that I would love to read.

  5. DebraG says:

    I love the cover. Talented people out there to make a cover and write such a wonderful book.

  6. Awesome interview! Rebecca is very talented. I love her books so much. They are a must read! I’m excited for the next one to come out. =)

  7. Really enjoyed meeting Rebecca! Many congratulations. Love the cover and premise of the book.

  8. I LOVE the cover & it sounds like a really good book!

  9. Vicki F. says:

    I finally started reading Kiss of Fire, and I think it is very well written. I am excited to finish it and read Eyes of Ember, too.

  10. Mary Preston says:

    A very good reason not to eat shellfish. I enjoyed the interview thank you.

  11. Great Interview. I got my copy of Kiss of Fire and really looking forward to reading it! The cover for Eyes of Ember is just gorgeous!! Thank you for the giveaway =)