Through Glass by Rebecca Ethington – Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway

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Everyone remembered the day the sky went black. The day the sun was wiped from the sky. They remember the wind as it brought in the darkness; the way the earth shook and everything changed.

Everyone remembered the screams as the darkness ate those who were out in the open, those who had surrounded themselves by light, and those who made noise.

Everyone remembered the voice from the sky and the way food disappeared.

At least, that’s what I hoped. I hoped that there was an ‘everyone’ that would remember because I am not sure how many are left, how many survived. Or if anyone did.

I hoped that I wasn’t alone.

I remembered that day.

I remembered because it was the day I became alone.

It was the day that everything was perfect until the monsters took it away. Then the house went silent and the birds stopped singing. It was the day when everyone disappeared, everyone except the boy, the only person I have seen in two years.

The boy I talk to through the glass.

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rebecca ethingtonAuthor Rebecca Ethington

Rebecca Ethington has been telling stories since she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then on 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.

 

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Interview

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Cheap Cookies and Cream, Cheap because they tend to put mass amounts of cookies in it for some reason. Yum!
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?

I am currently working on Book 4 in the Imdalind Series, Soul of Flame, which is due to release on December 2nd 2013. After Soul of Flame is to the editors I will start work on the final book in the Imdalind Series, Dawn of Ash. Once the Imdalind Series is all wrapped up I will dive back into The Glass Series and finish that up.
What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?

Don’t read your own reviews. Seriously. Don’t do it.
Nickname?

Bec. Yep, I’m all sorts of boring.
How do you react to a bad review?

I don’t read them, see above.
What do you do in your free time?

Hang out with my family. No, really, writing takes up so much of my time that any extra time I get to spend with my family is precious. I may also have an addition to manicure’s but that’s a discussion for another time. Like Manicure’s Annonymous.
What’s your favorite season/weather?

Fall. Crips weather, sweaters, oooo I love it.
If you could take over the world, would you?

Probably not, I am way to shy to take over the world. It would probably end with someone asking if they could have my thrown and I would say ‘oh, I dunno, maybe.’
Do you prefer to write in silence or with music?

Music, always music. I need something to keep me on track.
Pets?

I have a 1 ½ year old Saint Bernard puppy, named Saya, who sleeps all day and cuddles all night. Best dog in the world right there.
What is your favorite scene in the book?

My favorite scene in Through Glass is probably the ‘Rules’ I can’t go into much detail, but everything about the scene is so emotionally charged. I love it.

 

Top Ten Favorite Snacks

1. Fruit Snacks
2. Wheat Thins
3. Kiwi’s
4. Partially stale Marshmallows
5. Cheese dipped in Salsa
6. Tortilla Chip (plain)
7. Pickles
8. Homemade French Fries with British Curry
9. Tomatoes (I eat them like an apple)
10. Sour Cream and Onion Pringles

 

This or That

TV or Movies? Movies
Hot or Cold? Cold
Night owl, or early bird? Both, unfortunately
Print or Ebook? I used to be print, but now I am all about the e-book
Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla
Regular or Diet? Regular
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Horror or Romance? Both 😉
Action or Drama? Both 😉
Pizza or Pasta? Pizza
City or Country? Country, which makes me wonder why I live in the City
Harry Potter or Twilight? Hunger Games
Gum or Breath Mints? Gun
Spontaneity or Planning Ahead? I’m a list maker.
PC or Mac? I wish I could afford a MAC
Beach or Pool? Beach
Shoes or Sandals? Sandals
Cats or Dogs? Dogs

Character This or That – Alexis

TV or Movies? Movies
Hot or Cold? Hot
Black or White? White
Night owl, or early bird? Night Owl
Print or Ebook? Print
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
Regular or Diet? Regular
Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi
Horror or Romance? Ew. Romance all the way
Skittles or M&Ms? Skittles
Sweet or Salty? Salty
Summer or Winter? Summer
City or Country? City
Harry Potter or Twilight? Twilight
Gum or Breath Mints? Breath Mints
Truth or Dare? Dare
Text or Talk? Text
Introvert or Extrovert? Extrovert

 

 

Excerpt

The dancing black ribbons grew and grew until I could no longer see Cohen. It had taken him away from me. I could no longer see anything. My room was as black as everything else, the light sucked from it and surrounding me in an abyss of nothing. The skin of my arms prickled where small bumps had started running up and down my arms and across my neck as I squinted into the darkness, trying desperately to make something out. I knew I was in my room—I could feel my desk under my legs, the glass against my fingers—but I saw nothing.

The blackness consumed me for one moment before the sounds of the screams outside my window grew, pulsing through the air. I turned toward the window, expecting to see something, only to be met with obscurity which caused my ears to prickle as it heightened the noise. The sounds of terror, fear and death rang in my ears as they vibrated through the air and shook the window in its pane.

 

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Comments

  1. What is the darkness and is this person alone?

  2. Alisha Kostiuk says:

    I would have to say because it looks like a good suspense book.

  3. Brandy Gibson says:

    Sounds intriguing

  4. Sounds like an absolutely awesome read.

  5. The suspense it seems to have!

  6. The book sounds like it is a thrilling read with suspense and drama!

  7. I’d like to see how the author pulls this off. I think everyone in the scientific community would agree, if we lost our sun, we’d all soon be dead!

  8. Wow, sounds like a scary read!

  9. The why of it. What happened to bring about disaster? How has the world functioned since. It’s my favorite part of dystopian novels.

  10. Sounds creepy and mysterious!

  11. Hatice Akcay says:

    I likethe plot

  12. Chery Fisher says:

    Sounds like a must read for me. I love this type of genre.

  13. stacey dempsey says:

    I like that I dont really know what to expect and it sounds very different which I like too

  14. I want to know what happened and how this resolves, definitely adding to my TBR 🙂

  15. sounds very intriguing 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  16. Anita Yancey says:

    I like the mystery in the story. It sounds like a great book.

  17. It sounds really interesting and im intrigued to see what cause this darkness.

  18. The captivating story

  19. It looks like it will be a good book to keep me on the edge of my seat. i sure hope so. Love to read this.
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  20. Chundra Hill says:

    I like the fact that she may be the only person around but than there is this boy that she keeps seeing it makes you think which one might be dead or are both of them just in a different time

  21. I’m full of questions. Where did the people go? What took them? Who’s the boy? Now I need to know.

  22. I enjoy Rebecca’s writing style, and intrigued by her newest release

  23. I like that it sounds like it would have a lot of suspense, and be a little scary.

  24. Melissa Barthel says:

    Sounds like a great read!!

  25. Reading it now!!! Very hard to put down….

  26. Looks awesome looks very interesting love suspense.

  27. It looks like a really good book!!

  28. Sean Pynaert says:

    The tension of the excerpt intrigues me to read on.

  29. The suspense! What is the darkness? Can they survive?

  30. Katie Amanda says:

    Of course the boy is most intriguing. Who is he???

  31. Scary, no people, no food and who is the boy?

  32. Who is the dystopian people.

  33. Very mysterious and intriguing. Perhaps an apocalypse of some sort. And why would she talk to some boy through the glass? Is he perhaps another human who is alone also? I am really going to like this book.

  34. I’m really intrigued by the creepiness!

  35. I remember reading the blurb for this awhile back and instantly added it to my to-read shelf. The synopsis does an excellent job at piquing my curiosity. What monsters were in the darkness that wiped out everything? And what made the lead character so special that she survived? And will she ever talk to the boy on the other side of the glass without the glass between them? Yep. I definitely want to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway. And wishing lots of success to Rebecca Ethington!

  36. sherry gladden says:

    I find it very intriguing & I love mysteries.

  37. It sounds like a very good book to read, the suspense in the book intrigues me

  38. Sounds like an interesting read.

  39. What intriges me is you already feel for the character. You feel how alone she is.

  40. the monsters sound intersting

  41. There are many things that intrigue me about this book…but I think the one that intrigues me the most is what exactly happened that day! I definitely want to add this book to my Kindle and read it!

  42. I just started Through Glass last night. I’m just a few chapters in, but it is very intense. I gotta get off the computer so I can get back into the story!

  43. why they would do experiments of that kind on people?? I mean tar & motor oil yuk!

  44. The excerpt sounded so suspenseful, it made me really want to read more!

  45. FUN!

  46. I love reading Rebecca’s books and it sounds intriguing and mysterious.

  47. This book just sounds so intriguing and mysterious. I can NOT wait to read it!

  48. I want to know what has happened to everyone and why it has happened. This book sounds so good and like it will keep me on the edge throughout the book.

  49. It sounds disturbing but intriguing at the same time. I’d love to find out the back story.

  50. I want to know all of the details about The Darkness – what’s going on? where did it come from? how did it eat people? what did the voice say?

    I also want to know about the boy being spoken to through the glass – where is he? how are they speaking through glass?

  51. I am curious to see what happens… the book summary sounds really interesting!

  52. Through Glass is an amazing book, it does keep you glued to the edge of your seats. Many of your questions will be answered while other ones will be raised. You HAVE TO READ, ”THROUGH GLASS” to find out these questions and stay tuned for book two, to find out mor about the new questions that are raisef

  53. Through Glass is an amazing book, it does keep you glued to the edge of your seats. Many of your questions will be answered while other ones will be raised. You HAVE TO READ, ”THROUGH GLASS” to find out these questions and stay tuned for book two, to find out mor about the new questions that are raisef

  54. Mary Preston says:

    This sounds amazing. I want to know which form the monsters take.

  55. Jen Haile says:

    I love dystopians about strong survivors and how they deal with being alone!

  56. I’m interested why the heroine has to talk through the glass, why can’t she meet the boy.

  57. I have read the plot and I like it!! 🙂

  58. The summary makes me curious as to what happened there, and to where it will go on. Added to Goodreads TBR (:

  59. Jackie McNutt says:

    I love a good mystery ! This catches my interest right from start. What is outside the window? and she had to be to scared to look but probably has to! Looks like a good read

  60. Dark and creepy…very intriguing.

  61. Vennie M. says:

    A book that will certainly be added to my TBR list! But, thank you for the opportunity to win a copy. I does sound intriguing.

  62. Why the darkness? What will happen now?? 😀

  63. The cover immediately caught my attention. I have read some fantastic dystopian novels and this sounds like one I don’t want to miss. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  64. Kimberly D. says:

    Sounds really good. Love the cover.

  65. The cover and blurb both interest me!

  66. sherry butcher says:

    What happened, why is the boy alone and who else is alive. How long?

  67. I absolutely LOVE all of the books that Rebecca has written! Through Glass was such a great read. I breathlessly await the Imdalind and the second of the Through Glass series.

  68. I need to know the rest of the story 😉 The excerpt lacks some vital info about the darkness, monsters and the boy. I have to read it now.
    Thanks

  69. It’s a scary book but i liked content and cover!

  70. Tiffany Drew says:

    This sounds super creepy and the perfect read for Halloween. I need this one so badly!

  71. Wendy hutton says:

    sounds great, interested as to what is screaming in the dark

  72. Jessica Snow says:

    The book sounds very intriguing and caught my attention as to what is going on and why has everything gone dark and stopped making a sound.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  73. I love the fact that it sounds like a dark, creepy sort of story–they’re my favorite kind 🙂

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  74. this sounds amazing! def going to read it!

  75. Haven’t read it yet but it sounds good!

  76. Christian Malia says:

    What intrigues me the most is that I can’t figure it out, lol. I wanna know WHY it’s happening, and if they’ll ever find their way back to each other.

  77. the intro sure makes you want more!

  78. That it sounds like a dark kind of creepy read.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  79. It sounds intense and I am really curious who is the boy she is speaking to through the glass!!!!!

  80. nachiketa says:

    it looks like a scary read

  81. What was the dark? how did she continue to live by herself? and why after 2 yrs did she finally she another person?!!

  82. The teaser makes me want to know more. Was the girl or the boy behind the glass? What happened to cause it? How does it end?!

  83. the suspense, this is real and she’s alone or is she thinking this and why? why the darkness and then who is the boy

  84. Sounds very good!

  85. Aline Tobing says:

    The blurb definitely intrigues me! Sounds creepy >,<

  86. The fact that she is the only one around and I want to know what she means by talking to a boy through glass. I’m really interested in this book now <3 Gotta love dystopia.

  87. I am curious about what sort of monsters are involved? And is there will be chance of romance when there is glass between them??

  88. Tammy Dalley says:

    Im intrigued by the suspense and creepiness, sounds like a really great read!!

  89. Leslie Rodriguez says:

    The darkness, monsters, the boy, the screams. everything. sounds great.

  90. The mystery sounds amazing and intense!! Can’t wait to read it!

  91. Michelle Tucker says:

    The excerpt really draws you in. I’d love to find out what it’s all about!

  92. I’m intrigued because this seems a bit dystopian, a bit fantasy, and I love both those genres. I’m curious to know more about the boy the narrator speaks to through the glass!