Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Interview Awakening the Trinity by Brittany Elise #YASupernatural

Are you currently binge watching anything on Netflix, Hulu (or elsewhere)? What keeps you glued to the screen?
I just finished watching the third season of Stranger Things, but I’m not currently watching anything. I don’t watch a lot of TV to be honest. However, one of my absolute favorite (and entirely underrated) shows that I watch pretty much every October is: Penny Dreadful. It only ran for three seasons, much to my dismay, but Eva Green plays a phenomenal female lead and the storyline is hauntingly delicious. It takes place in Victorian London, and uses classic literary characters like Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and Dracula. It’s like a gothic fairytale with dark poetry–what’s not to love?
Do you prefer movies or TV series?
This is a good question. I think it depends on my mood and the time of year. If it’s freezing cold and dark and there isn’t much to do outside, I like to find a good TV series to get into, and kind of lose myself in the storyline.
When it comes to reading do you prefer standalones or series?
Also kind of depends on my mood. I love series novels because if the storyline is amazing, I tend to not want it to end. My favorite trilogy right now is the Winternight trilogy by Katherine Arden. I’m still kind of crossing my fingers that those get made into a movie or a show because they are such incredible books full of historical fantasy and Russian legend. She writes such beautiful imagery–that in my opinion–separates her from all the rest. She’s a true literary queen.
Do you prefer to start new book series when the first book is released or do you want for a several books in the series to be released so you can binge read?
Hmm, if I get lucky enough to stumble on a book series early on, I like to read them as the books are released. I kind of like the torture of ‘waiting’ because as soon as it’s over I know I’m going to have this strange void of emotion like–“what am I supposed to do with my life now?” Ha-ha.
What are some of your hobbies, interests or guilty pleasures?
I love being outside. I love hiking and kayaking–or really any activity I can use as an excuse just to be outside enjoying nature. I adore campfires and stargazing. I like learning oddball or off-the-wall things, too, like tinkering with mechanical things and learning how things operate. I take almost every experience that I can and store it in a little mental file just in case it happens to come in handy for a future story. I love learning, so if someone is going to take the time to share with me something they are passionate about, you can bet they’ll have my full attention. Unless it’s math… ::cringes:: Numbers and I do not get along.
What's your guilty “nerd” pleasure?
Well, I am definitely a nerd of sorts. I’m into the DC and Marvel universe, and thanks to my sister-in-law, some Japanese anime. I’ve dressed up for renaissance festivals and events, but that’s pretty much where I draw the line.   
Have you ever peeked at the ending of a book?
            Never! That’s like the ultimate sin of reading for me.
When it comes to your own writing are you a plotter or a pantster?
I use a sort of skewed version of a skeleton outline. I like to know how I’m starting a story, where I want the story to peak, and how I want it to end. Everything in between is an adventure, and might change as I go along. I have tried mapping things out in advance–chapter by chapter, but that method just does not work well for me.

Awakening the Trinity

Brittany Elise

Genre: YA Supernatural Fiction

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Date of Publication: September 12th 2018

ISBN: 9781684331260

Number of pages: 269
Word Count: 90,000

Cover Artist: Brittany Elise and David King

Book Description:

In the seventeenth-century, an all-powerful witch called Rionach the Dark ruled the Celtic nations with an army of enslaved werewolves. In order to restore balance between Light and Dark, the Trinity of Light was summoned to vanquish the Dark Witch and end the Battle of the Dark Ages.

Seventeen-year-old Quinn Callaghan lives in the small, rustic town of Silver Mountain. Its location may be rural, but it is home to an ancient pine forest that surrounds a supernatural hotspot–a nexus of raw and powerful energy.

When a charismatic witch from Ireland, and a mysterious guy with a secret of his own are drawn to the area, Quinn finds out that she inherited her rare abilities from a revered ancestor. Could it be that she shares a bloodline with the Original Trinity? Nearly 300 years later, the Darkness is returning to Silver Mountain, and the Trinity must stop it.
Amazon     BN     Black Rose Writing

Teaser Excerpt Two:

     I could feel the slow burn of Wren’s gaze from the side and knew he was watching me. He seemed to always be watching me, and I wondered what thoughts were circling through that pretty head of his. I looked up at him demurely. “What?”
     “You’re watching me,” I stated.
     “Do I make you uncomfortable?” He shifted toward me, hovering.
     “I haven’t decided yet.”

About the Author:

Brittany lives in Ohio with her husband, Benjamin, and their four-legged children. Brittany graduated from college with a degree in photography, and later became a canine obedience instructor. During the day, Brittany manages an FBO at a local hometown airport and services aircraft.

Awakening the Trinity is Brittany’s second book, and she is currently working on the sequel with hopes of turning it into a trilogy. Writing has always been her greatest passion. She enjoys the outdoors and exploring new places in an endless quest to keep that artistic inspiration burning.

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Twitter: @BrittanyElise23