Thursday, 6 February 2014

Come check out my interview with Rebekkah Ford

Hi Becki. Come on in and grab a seat :D

Please tell us a little about yourself
I’m an author of a paranormal/fantasy trilogy called, Beyond the Eyes. I have a fascination with the unknown. I think maybe it’s because when my parents were married, they were the directors of the UFO Investigator’s League. They not only took on extraterrestrial cases but paranormal activity and Big Foot sightings as well.
I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, but now live in rural North Dakota with my awesome husband and cat Church. We love it here. Speaking of love, I love my fans. They rock. Right now I’m writing two books at the same time. One is a spinoff novella from the Beyond the Eyes trilogy. The other book will be a fullout novel about one of the characters in this trilogy. This will be a standalone novel, and I’m very excited about it. After I write these two, I might write a fourth book in this trilogy. I have fans asking me to continue it, which is great.

How did you come up with the idea for your book?
I had loads of story ideas, but I couldn’t pick one out. One day I shared my dilemma with my husband. He then suggested to write something that would scare me. For the record, this trilogy is not horror . . . it’s paranormal/fantasy. However, what he said sparked the idea, and then it grew from there.

When did the characters first pop into your head?
Some of them manifested in my head as I was pondering over the story and plot. Tree, who is a favorite character to many, came out of nowhere while I was writing the first chapter.

Without giving away any spoilers, was the story always straight forward for you to write, or did it pop up any surprises along the way? 
Oh, there were a lot of delightful surprises along the way. I love it when that happens. It’s so fun!

Where do you like to write?
At home in my computer room.

Do you read a lot?

Yes, as much as I can. I love to read.

Who are some of your favourite authors?
George Orwell, Anne Rice and JK Rowling.

And last but not least, have you any words of wisdom for aspiring writers out there?
I don’t know if I’d call it wisdom, but I do have some advice. Write a story that you’re interested in and passionate about. Don’t worry about what’s in vogue right now, because the market changes a lot. If you don’t write a tale that gives you that burning desire in your belly to tell it, then you’re going to get bored, and you won’t finish it. You also need to read a lot. Reading and writing helps you grow as an author. And don’t give up! If this is what you really want to do, then do it. Remember this . . . the more you write the better you become. When you write your story, just write it. Don’t try to edit it, just get it out. Ernest Hemmingway said the first draft of anything is shit. He’s right. You’ll be able to polish your manuscript after it’s written. So no worries. It’ll eventually be all good.  

 Beyond The Eyes

Paige knows evil exists in this world, but she never imagined it would want something from her.

In the small town of Astoria, Oregon, surrounded by deep forest and endless mountains, another world thrives . . . a menacing one where dark spirits dwell in soulless humans. Seventeen-year-old Paige Reed lives in this lush, picturesque setting. She's not your average teen, though she appears to be. Not only is she heartsick, but she's been receiving cryptic premonitions from a ghostly voice since the age of four. After she hears a haunting message about herself, supernatural occurrences begin to confuse her.

Nathan Caswell seems to peer into Paige's soul, evoking a magnetic energy between them they cannot deny. They're connected. But he's no ordinary guy. He tracks dark spirits and becomes alarmed when they set their sights on Paige.

When two power-hungry malevolent beings make demands on her, she realizes then the fate of mankind rest in her hands. Her world quickly turns inside out where the impossible becomes possible, and in the end she's faced with a life changing decision that will not only alter her existence but the world as she knows it.

Can a deeply troubled teen overcome her own demons in order to fight those lurking about? With the past and present colliding, Paige must make the ultimate mortal choice. Will it be the right one?

Dark Spirits

 Now immortal, Paige is emotionally and physically stronger than ever. She must find the location of the ancient incantations to prevent mass genocide. But the war against good and evil is spawning another war–a battle between the dark spirits themselves. Paige is saddled in the center of both growing revolutions and is ready to take on the dark forces. But Nathan’s overprotectiveness prevents her from taking action, and he’s hiding things.

Paige’s personal life gets more complicated when Brayden arrives back in town and offers the equal partnership she desperately craves from Nathan. Then there’s Carrie and Tree, her two best friends and only family she has left. Unfortunate circumstances thrust them into Paige’s dark world, giving her no choice but to allow Nathan to arm them with combat techniques in hope they’ll be able to protect themselves.

Meanwhile, Paige is having visions and discovering abilities she was unaware of. When Anwar comes to visit, his weird behavior alarms her. Could he be turning to the dark side?

Time is running out. Paige not only needs to find the incantations but also to untangle the bands around her heart and make a decision that could leave her with a life worse than death–a life of betrayal from the ones she trusted most.

 The Devil's Third

If you could have the power to control evil, would you want it?

In a rainy, misty town filled with moss-covered trees and dwarfed by wooded mountains, Astoria, Oregon, holds many secrets and eighteen-year-old Paige Reed is one of them. She’s immortal, has magical abilities she’s discovering, and harbors King Solomon’s power inside her. With his incantations, she can control the dark spirits who lurk among societies in soulless humans.

But her problems are mounting.

Her best friend slips into a coma, and Paige must tap into her newfound powers—powers she’s unsure of—to save her.

Through this ordeal, Bael who once commanded a legion of black souls, forces Paige to make a pact with him, causing her to abandon the ones she loves. When she finds out where Solomon’s spells are and tells Bael, she begins to have second thoughts about her agreement with him.

Will she risk everything to claim the spells that hold the power to control the dark spirits so she can enslave him? Or will her one true love find her before she makes a horrible mistake that could damage her for life?

And most importantly, what does the Devil’s third mean and what is Bael really up to? 

Beyond the Eyes:
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for having me on your wonderful blog. I appreciate it. :)


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