Thanks to our friends at Rockstar Book Tours, we have this excellent author interview and giveaway for FIRE IN THE DARKNESS (DARKNESS #2) by Stacey Marie Brown. Check it out, and if you've got time, see what the other bloggers are writing about this book (bottom).
Fire in the Darkness (Darkness #2)
Author: Stacey Marie Brown
Publisher: Twisted Fairy Publishing
Pages: 328/Paperback or eBook
***This is NOT a YA Series but a New Adult(17+). Sexual Content and Language.***
It's been four weeks since Ember Brycin witnessed what her powers are capable of. The Electrical Current Storm has turned Seattle, Washington into a natural disaster zone. The death toll is in the thousands with countless others homeless and hungry.
And Ember is the one who caused it. Something she will have to live with every day.
Those people who were unable to escape either turned quickly into gangs or live in shelters. Ember, on the other hand, can’t do either. With a price on her head and a Dark Dweller on her ass, she is constantly on the move. Both Light and Dark are hunting her for their own purpose to use her as a weapon or a pawn in the war between the Unseelie King of the Dark and the Seelie Queen of the Light.
Em needs help but doesn’t know who to trust: Lars, the mystery man Torin told her to find? Torin, the Seelie Queen’s personal knight, who has sworn to keep Em safe? Or Eli, who wants to turn her over to the Unseelie King, but whom she has an undeniable, intense connection with?
No matter what she chooses she will probably lose—her life or everything and everyone she loves.
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1. What inspired you to write your Darkness series?
Reading inspired me. A lot. The more I read, the more my own story came to me. I think other authors will understand this, but the story took over my thoughts. Scenes started coming to me in the shower or when I was about to fall asleep. The characters had strong personalities from the beginning and started coming alive. They wouldn’t let me be till I started to let them out.
2. What has been the hardest part of writing this series?
Probably trying to continue the intensity, the mystery, keeping the small details and unanswered questions threading through. Also there is a pressure you feel when people start having opinions and thoughts about what the characters should do or say. After a while you have to let it go and just write the story that is in you.
3. Are any of your characters designed around real people in your life?
All have bits and pieces of people I know or are maybe named. The only two characters that really are named and take are fully inspired from real people are the characters Cal and Simmons. Cal was a family friend we lost recently. His personality and humor comes across in the pixie; and I know, without a doubt, he would LOVE his character. He and Simmons have a very soft spot in my heart and were fun to write.
4. Did you write the complete story that you broke up into books, or do you write each book one book at a time?
I have written each book as I go. I think people would have been happier with me if I put them all out at once! But I don’t work that way. I have the full story planned out in my head, but write each one as I go.
5. If you found out you were part Fay, what power would you wish you had?
That would be so awesome! I’d want to teleport so I could travel and see my friends that are dotted around the world or to be able to travel through time. Any kind of magic would be fun. I just want special powers!
6. Who is your favorite author (not you! lol)?
I always find these questions difficult because there is so many I love and all for different reasons. I would have to say I really enjoy Karen Marie Moning, Jennifer Donnelly, Richelle Mead, Kelley Armstrong . . . The list could go on and on.
7. What is the weirdest thing a fan has ever said or asked of you?
I haven’t got a strange requests yet. Is this opening me up to them now?!
8. Are you currently working on another book?
I am working on Dwellers Of Darkness, Book 3 in the series right now. I am also starting to brain storm for my next series. In addition I still want to write a few short stories or Eli POV scenes.
9. Where is your favorite place to write?
In a café. I can’t work at home. As much as I love staying in my flannel pj bottoms, there are too many distractions at home. I tend to find "sparkly" things everywhere but on what I should be concentrating on.
10. Do you have any advice for your fellow writers/aspiring writers?
Seek therapy it’s quicker and cheaper . . . Kidding! My advice is, if you enjoy doing it for fun or want to do it as your job, don’t give up. It is a LONG, grueling process. There is a lot of rejection and times you want to give up, but push through and keep writing. You also have to learn that not every word you write is worth keeping. You have to get thick skin and know people’s critiques are to better your book and you as a writer.
About the Author
Stacey Marie Brown
***Giveaway***GRAND PRIZE: One (1) signed copies of both DARKNESS OF LIGHT and FIRE IN THE DARKNESS with bookmarks + a $10 Amazon Gift Card (US ONLY)
PRIZES: TWO (2) eBook copies of DARKNESS OF LIGHT and FIRE IN THE DARKNESS. (International)
Other Tour Stops
Oct. 14th - Taking It One Book At A Time - Review
Oct. 14th - Everything Marie - Interview
Oct. 15th - Book Briefs - Review Darkness of Light (Stop 1/2)
Oct. 16th - Reading In Twilight - Interview
Oct. 16th - WOrkS of FiCTioN<3 - Review of Darkness of Light and Fire in the Darkness
Oct. 17th - Ebook Escapes - Review + Guest Post or Interview
Oct. 17th - Read it in Houston - Interview
Oct. 18th - Mom With A Kindle - Interview
Oct. 21st- Curling Up With A Good Book - Interview
Oct. 21st - Fiktshun After Dark - Guest Post
Oct. 22nd - Another World of Books - Review Fire in the Darkness
Oct. 23rd - Book Briefs - Review Fire in the Darkness (Stop 2/2)
Oct. 24th - Paranormal Book Club - Review of DoL and FitD
Oct. 24th - Rose & Beps Blog - Interview
Oct. 25th - Fade Into Fantasy - Guest Post