Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Blog Tour Author Interview with Giveaway: Rekindled (A Circuit Fae NEMESIS Prequel Novel #3.5) by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge

Book info:
Title:  Rekindled
Author:  Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
Series:  A Circuit Fae NEMESIS Prequel Novella #3.5
Published by: Firefly Hill Press
Publication date: March 26th, 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
“If you like reading about the fae, other realms and watching two bada** chicks fight then you will love this series! – The Avid Reader
It’s good to be queen. Except when it’s a total disaster.
Syl Skye, newly crowned Queen of Fair Faerie, would be psyched to be the ruler of her Summer realm, except for two things.
First, her girlfriend Rouen Rivoche became Queen of Dark Faerie, the Winter realm. That would be great except the Winter realm’s always been at war with Summer. By tradition, that makes Rouen Syl’s mortal enemy. That said, love can break past old hatred, right? Especially with a new foe about to attack them both.
Ah, no.
Which brings us to Syl’s second problem. Rouen’s under a dark spell and doesn’t remember Syl, their lives, their love. Worse, if Syl doesn’t break the spell by the next new moon, Rouen will forget her forever.
“Fast paced, full of action, never a moment of bore! Strongly recommended!” – Annarella, Goodreads
To defeat their foe, it’ll take two soul-bound queens whose hearts and minds act as one. Trouble is, no one has ever broken the dark spell Rouen suffers from.
Good thing Syl isn’t the type of queen who gives up easily.
Don’t miss Syl and Roue’s adventures in REKINDLED, the new prequel novella to NEMESIS, Book 4 of the Circuit Fae
Don’t miss out!
Perfect for readers of romance, urban fantasy, fairy stories and LGBT.

Author Interview:

1.  What does your writing process look like? Do you know the whole story when you start?  Or do you just start writing and go with it (seat of the pants writing)?  If you plan it out, how do you do that?  Outline, notecards, post-it-notes, etc.?  
I’m a big plotter. The first thing I do is what I call a “treatment.” That’s where I open a blank doc and just type in anything that comes to mind about the book/series, whether it’s concepts, titles, character names, visual, snippets of dialogue, anything. Then I organize it and draft an outline. I write from the outline, but often, the characters take me in different directions as they work through the conflict. I let that happen when I can. The sweet spot for me is to be a plotter with pantser tendencies. 
2. Do you edit as you go, or wait till you're finished before you edit?  How many times would you say you go over it yourself before having another set of eyes look it over? 
First draft all the way! Once I’ve got my outline, I write the first draft from beginning to end, even when I’m struggling. I let it be messy, crappy, and incomplete, as long as there’s a discernable beginning, middle, and ending. I take notes along the way. A lot of trial and error has taught me that it’s much easier to edit something I’ve already written than a blank page. After the first draft is done, I grab my notes and it’s back to my outline. I don’t show it to anyone until I’m about three drafts in. 
3.  Are you part of a writers group that gets together and helps each other with their writing?
 I just started with one, and I realize how much I’ve missed it. We get together once a month, critique one another’s work, and talk shop. It’s very recharging. I can’t recommend a good critique group enough!
4.  How important are names in your books?  Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds, or the meaning?  Do you have any name choosing resources you recommend? 
 Oh, great question! In CIRCUIT FAE, you can tell who the secret Fae are because they all have alliterative names: Syl Skye, Rouen Rivoche, Jessamine Jardin, etc. Readers are smart, and I wanted a way to drop some hints about who is and isn’t Fae. Also, the Go-Go’s are my fave retro 80s band, so in DERAILED, all of Syl’s old squad is named after the members of the Go-Go’s.
I love putting little Easter eggs like that in CIRCUIT FAE. There are more, too. J

5.   What are your favorite:
Books (in no particular order): Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, Wizard of the Pigeons by Meghan Lindholm, Queen of Ieflaria by Effie Calvin
Authors: Sarah Waters, Leigh Bardugo, Zoraida Cordova, Laini Taylor, Effie Calvin
Genres: I love everything, but I’m too much of a scaredy-cat to read much horror.
Movies/TV Shows
Movies: Sucker Punch, Frozen, Alice in Wonderland (2010), Captain Marvel, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Pan’s Labyrinth, the Dark Crystal, Crimson Peak
TV: She-Ra, the Runaways, Shadowhunters, Wentworth, Xena, also I’m a sucker for shows like The Voice and the Titan Games. I love seeing people do awesome things and shoot for their dreams.
Demi Lovato, Throwing Muses, Lady Gaga, Belly, Wolf Alice,
Food/Writing snack
Popcorn or Popeye’s fried chicken
Author Bio:
Raised by witches and dragons in the northern wilds, GIE writes angsty urban fantasy YA romance–where girls who are mortal enemies kick butt, take names, and fall in love against all odds.
She enjoys long hikes in the woods (where better to find the fair folk?), believing in fairies (in fact, she’s clapping right now), dancing with dark elves (always wear your best shoes), being a self-rescuing princess (hello, black belt!), and writing diverse books about teenage girls finding love, romance, and their own inner power.

She might be planning high tea at the Fae Court right now.

GIE is multi-published, and in her role as an editor has helped hundreds of authors make their dream of being published a reality.