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Interview with Elle Emtage, author of Gray Skies


 


Title: Gray Skies

Author: Elle Emtage

Publisher: iUniverse

Pages: 170

Genre: Romance

Format: Ebook

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Dunstan’s dashing good looks, thriving business and exotic lifestyle made him one of the world’s most sought after bachelors; but none of this seemed to quell Dunstan’s desire for Destiny. As their courtship evolves their romance is woven from a tapestry of classical beauty and romantic places in the orange light of the Tuscan sun. To Destiny, her life once filled with endless days of meetings and long nights alone is now full of life and love in a whirlwind romance.

In the midst of their developing relationship however, tragedy rips them apart and she discovers a thread in time which links their existence to an unbelievable possibility. This possibility threatens their very existence, but Dunstan, fueled by his love, will stop at nothing until he reclaims what he has lost. A fantasy romance novel, Gray Skies demonstrates how true love can even overcome obstacles set by the universe.

 

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Could you please tell us a little about your book?

Gray Skies Gray Skies is a wonderful page turner, centered on the characters Dunstan Moab and Destiny Tallum. Dunstan’s dashing good looks, thriving business and exotic lifestyle made him one of the worlds most sought after bachelors; but none of this seemed to matter to quell Dunstan’s desire for Destiny. Gray Skies is weaved from a tapestry of classical beauty and romantic places in the orange light of the Tuscan sun. To Destiny, her life once filled with endless days of meetings and long nights alone is now full of life and love in a whirlwind romance.

In the midst of their developing relationship, however, tragedy rips them apart and she discovers a thread in time which links their existence to an unbelievable possibility. This possibility threatens their very existence, but Dunstan fueled by his love, will stop at nothing until he reclaims what he has lost. A fantasy romance novel, Gray Skies demonstrates how true love can even overcome obstacles set by the universe

Who or what is the inspiration behind this book?

The inspiration for this book developed from a beautiful dream I once had. While the entire pieces of the dream are now fuzzy the one thing that that stuck in my mind even up to this day is the colour of my hero’s eyes and the feeling of a deep, passionate and pure love that I cannot shake. In the dream, I was also captivated by their surroundings. It felt familiar yet ethereal. I was in love with my hero by the end of my dream and I can almost confess that I envied Destiny (if that’s even possible) so I had to write about it!

What cause are you most passionate about and why?

Clean writing.  Over sexed, profanity ridden, abusive writing disturbs me. I think of the young minds who are shaped by the messages that we put out, and how abnormal it is to read a book which focuses on something clean and pure. Can I change the world with my words? Maybe not. But if I can influence one mind to believe that love without heavy sex, abuse, disrespect of self or another is actually possible then I think that I would have accomplished a great thing.

Do you have any rituals you follow when you finish a piece of work?

Yes. I print it all out, sign each sheet, bind it, seal it in an envelope and add it to my book shelf. It doesn’t matter if it’s a full novel, or a one page poem!

Who has influenced you throughout your writing career?

My 1st grade English teacher. She was always eloquent, and encouraged us to read, read and read. She taught us the origins of words, and how to evoke passion and emotion. She also pushed us to explore the sceneries and settings of books that we thought were great (not just famous books, but books that we liked).

What are some of your long term goals?

I would love to see this book Gray Skies captured on screen. I believe that the storyline and the surroundings would cause every reader to fall in love with Destiny and Dunstan and their world. Next I would love to turn out at least 2 novels per year and let writing be my life.

Elle Emtage is a business professional and has been published in several media houses. Elle’s passion for writing has transformed throughout the years and she is sharing her love of romance and intrigue through the début of this novel. Elle and her family consider themselves fortunate to live on the beautiful island of Barbados.

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Guest post by Joel Fox, author of ‘The Mark on Eve’


Cover (3)The Mark on Eve, is a tale of a woman bewitched in Colonial America whose pirate lover’s ship went down off Cape Cod. Eve is alive today, her secret in tact, helping the female governor of California run for president until her act of saving the governor from an assassination attempt could reveal Eve’s secret and doom the presidential campaign. But the story did not come full-blown from my imagination. In fact the pirate ship and his waiting girlfriend were true – to a point.

The idea for my book came from an actual Cape Cod legend. In 1717, Marie Hallett, a 15 year-old young woman supposedly involved with the pirate Sam Bellamy was suspected of using witchcraft to draw Bellamy’s ship, the Whydah, toward shore in a storm. The ship sank in the violent storm drowning Bellamy and most of his pirate crew. The Whydah was discovered and salvaged in 1984.  There is a museum dedicated to the find in Provincetown, on the tip of Cape Cod.

I simply took some of the persons in the legend and changed the story by asking: What if the woman was not a witch but was be-witched to live forever? It allowed me to explore how she would manage through different periods in American history all the while maintaining suspense in the modern day story in which she tries to keep her secret while giving meaning to her long existence by helping a female governor run for president of the United States.

While Marie Hallett was supposedly 15 years old, I wanted my leading lady to be older and more sophisticated as she made her way through the epochs of American history. Since the pirate ship went down in 1717, I made her 25 years old at the time. At 25-years-old at the time of the shipwreck means she would have been born in 1692, not coincidentally, the year of the Salem Witch Trials.

Title: The Mark on Eve

Genre: Suspense

Author: Joel Fox

Website: http://www.joelfox.com/

Publisher: Bronze Circle Books

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Joel Fox

Joel Fox has spent over 30 years in California politics, serving on numerous state commissions, working on many ballot issue campaigns, and advising candidates. An adjunct professor at the School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University, Fox has authored hundreds of opinion pieces for numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal,Washington Post, USA Todayand Los Angeles Times. Joel Fox is also the author of the Zane Rigby mystery series—Lincoln’s Hand and FDR’s Treasure— in which an FBI Special Agent must solve a puzzle from the past of an American president to solve modern day murders.  A native of the Boston area, Joel Fox lives in Los Angeles.

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