Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire, 464 Pages (March 5th, 2013)
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Synopsis: Once again Violet Eden faces an impossible choice ... and the consequences are unimaginable.
Violet has come to terms with the fact that being part angel, part human, means her life will never be as it was.
Now Violet has something Phoenix - the exiled angel who betrayed her - will do anything for, and she has no intention of letting it fall into his hands. The only problem is that he has something she needs too.
Not afraid to raise the stakes, Phoenix seemingly holds all the power, always one step ahead. And when he puts the final pieces of the prophecy together, it doesn't take him long to realise exactly who he needs in order to open the gates of Hell.
With the help of surprising new allies, ancient prophecies are deciphered, a destination set and, after a shattering confrontation with her father, Violet leaves for the islands of Greece without knowing if she will have a home to return to...
Today I’m excited to welcome author Jessica Shirvington to the blog!
Hi Lisa, Great to be here!
So Jessica, Violet and her friends have been down a rough road or two during their story and with Emblaze, the third book in the series being released here in the US, can you tell us anything about what is lurking down this particular road for them? Without giving too much away of course.
Things are definitely becoming more intense for Violet and her friends. Choices were made in Embrace and Entice and in Emblaze they are beginning to realize just how catastrophic the consequences are. At the same time, Violet is growing more and more and becoming the warrior she is destined to be but, at the same time, her heart is breaking as those she cares about the most seem to be further out of her reach than ever. Emblaze is an emotional roller-coaster for all of the main characters and with a large part of it set on the volcanic island of Santorini...things definitely heat up! ;-)
Can you share with us three things that we might not know about Violet, Lincoln and Phoenix?
Lincoln can dance. His mother used to make him go with her all the time when he was younger.
Phoenix loves little kids - they're his weakness.
Violet ... well, she doesn't have too many secrets at this point!
How about a question or two for Violet, Lincoln & Phoenix? First, I’d love to know they each think of the following words –
First word - Violet
Second word - Lincoln
Third word - Phoenix
Lies - hurtful, necessary at times, inevitable
Love - consuming, driving, painful
Trust - hard earned, complete, never
Promises - frightening, heartfelt, lies
Happiness - taunting, Violet, unattainable
And the second thing I’ve love to know from each of them. If there was one song that means the most to them right now, what would that song be and why?
Hardest of Hearts - Florence and the Machine
It just works for them - especially at this point in EMBLAZE when emotions are running so high.
What has been your favorite experience since becoming published?
I toured America late last year and that was amazing. I loved chatting face to face with readers and taking part in the Brooklyn and Austin Teen Book Festivals!
Could you tell us what a normal day is like for you?
Get up. Drink coffee. Get my kids going, fed, and off to school. Drink coffee. Sit down. Answer emails etc, catch up on social media. Then, depending on where I am up to, I write/edit/plot for the rest of the day. Have dinner with my husband and kids. Put the kids to bed. Go back to work. Or read.
Of the first three books that are out here in the states, do you have a favorite of the three and why? And if so, how about a favorite line or two that you could share with us?
I think of them all in different ways. But really, they rely on one another. In many ways the books get stronger with each release and I wanted it to be that way. This is a YA series so the characters absolutely need to be developing and growing to be true to the genre. If Violet started out as a fierce warrior, what would be the point? She has to evolve into the person she will become and readers want to go through that experience with her. It means, of course, that she makes mistakes and can be trying on our patience, but when she gets is right it is so much more rewarding. So I guess the answer is I like each book in the series a little more than the the one before.
Lastly, can you tell us anything about what you’re currently working on? I saw mention on your website that there might be another two books in Violet’s journey coming?
ENDLESS, book 4, will be out in the US in October. I also have my first stand alone coming out in Australia & NZ in May (release dates in the US are still being confirmed) called BETWEEN THE LIVES. It is more of a psychological thriller and I am extremely excited about it. And I am currently drafting the fifth and final book in the EMBRACE SERIES.
Thanks again for the visit Jessica. I’m looking forward to the next book in Violet’s story – Endless! I hope you’ll be able to visit with us again in the future.
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