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Q) How did you come up with the idea for The Thirteenth Chime?
A) I had the inspiration for the book shortly after coming to Washington one night during a bad storm that knocked the power out in my area. We went next door to share a few candles and for the company. Thunder shook the house, lightning flashed, lighting up the room we were in, even through the draperies. Then the the sky was silent. The silence made my breath catch and in the next moment, the antique grandfather clock in the house began to chime. The sound echoed throughout the house and made my heart jump into my throat. I unconsciously reached out to hold someone's hand, desiring to feel a bond, and it was in that moment that "The Thirteenth Chime" was born.
Q) Who or what inspires you the most?
A) God. I am not a deeply religious person and there is a lot I haven't made my mind up about yet, but I do feel that much of inspiration comes from somewhere. I have also been fortunate in that my fiance and family supports me in my writing endeavors.
Q) Do you have any helpful techniques that help you write?
A) If I am writing a particularly emotional scene, I find it helpful to immerse myself into the moment by listening to music that matches the mood. I also believe that it is very important to write every day because writing is like a muscle and working out - if you want it to grow and get stronger, you have to work at it.
Q) Are there any authors you look up to?
A) Tamora Pierce is someone that not only inspired me when I was younger, but she has helped to encourage me to in many ways. I had the blessing of meeting her in person and it was a wonderful experience for me.
Q) What are you reading this summer?
A) I just finished "Shiver" (great book!) and I am about to read "The Dark Divine". After that, who knows but I am looking forward to "The Dark Divine" and really want the sequel to "Shiver", "Linger"!
Thank you so much for the interview and to everyone reading! Your support means so much to me! I hope you will love "The Thirteenth Chime"!!! -Emma
No one knew of its existence until it was removed from the attic upstairs. In a beautiful house that overlooks the sea, an antique clock has the power to change the course of their lives. The power the clock resonates will not only force Destiny and ex-boyfriend David on a journey into the depths of one man's mind long dead, but into the mind of a man filled with hatred and bent on revenge. With the only clues to the nature of the clock having disappeared into the sea, Destiny and David must retrace the steps the man had taken into the darkness, before they fall prey to the trap he had set in motion over half a century ago. Hatred never dies.
The Thirteenth Chime Book Trailer
What if all your wishes really came true?
Kayla McHenry’s sweet sixteen sucks!
Her dad left, her grades dropped, and her BFF is dating the boy
Kayla’s secretly loved for years. Blowing out her candles, Kayla thinks:
I wish my birthday wishes actually
came true. Because they never freakin’ do.
Kayla wakes the next day to a life-sized, bright pink
My Little Pony outside her window. Then a year’s
supply of gumballs arrives. A boy named Ken with
a disturbing resemblance to the doll of the same name
stalks her. As the ghosts of Kayla’s wishes-past
appear, they take her on a wild ride . . . but they
MUST STOP. Because when she was fifteen? She
wished Ben Mackenzie would kiss her. And Ben is
her best friend’s boyfriend.
"I wasn't sure I would be able to find that house that Brandon had taken me to. But at this point, I needed answers for what was happening to me. My skin felt like it was on fire and I couldn't stop sweating."
"Furiously, I turned my shoulder toward Granna and crossed my arms. "You don't have to go." Just because Granna had to stick her nose into it. Ruin everything. I was so angry with her I was afraid I would say something I'd regret. I could feel her eyes boring into my back."
Title: The Iron King
Author: Julie Kagawa
Published: February 1st, 2010
Rating: 5 flowers
Summary: Meghan Chase has never fit in at her
small-town high school, and now, on the eve of her 16th birthday, she discovers why. When her half brother is kid...more Meghan Chase has never fit in at her small-town high school, and now, on the eve of her 16th birthday, she discovers why. When her half brother is kidnapped, Meghan is drawn into a fantastical
world she never imagined--the world of Faery, where anything you see may try to eat you, and Meghan is the daughter of the summer faery king. Now she will journey into the depths of Faery to face an unknown enemy . . . and beg the help of a winter prince who might as soon kill her as let her touch his icy heart. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series.
Title: Winter's Passage
Author: Julie Kagawa
Published: June 1st, 2010
Pages: 51 (ebook)
Rating: 5 flowers
Summary: Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary
girl...until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love,
Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck--Meghan's best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon--who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey. Yet Meghan and Ash's detour does not go
unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter--a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat....
Title: The Iron Daughter
Author: Julie Kagawa
Published: August 1st, 2010
Rating: 5 flowers
Summary: Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron Fey, iron-bound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.
Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's alone in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.
I recently finished this amazing book that I recived as a Galley from the publisher and just like the first book in the series, I was left wanting more!
This book has easily got to be in the top of my favorite books of all time.
I think my favorite setting in this book would be inside the Unseelie Court.
For some reason, I imagine the Unseelie Court being like the Ice Hotel in Quebec.
Now my favorite character....Rowan!
Yes! Rowan! Don't get me wrong, I love Ash, but Rowan...mmm he's a bad boy, older, and hey, more 'experienced' *fans self* :P
“Rowan’s experienced. Most everyone, fey and mortal boys included would give their teeth to have him to themselves for a night.”
I think the sexy blue-eyed Ian Somerhalder reminds me of Rowan. His peircing eyes and wicked grin just screams wicked-ice-prince! ;)
Excited?? I am! I'm dying to read Firelight!!!
Summary: Beware of a kiss under the full moon. It will change your life forever.
Celeste Parker is used to hearing scary stories about
werewolves—Lege nd’s Run is famous for them. But when, after an unnerving visit with a psychic, she encounters a pack of wolves and gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon, she must discover whether his transformation is more than legend or just a trick of the shadows in the moonlight. Brandon may be Celeste’s hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend’s Run.
The bestselling Vampire Kisses author, Ellen Schreiber, weaves together psychic predictions, generations-old secrets, a town divided, and the possibility of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf—the perfect
formula for what happens...once in a full moon.