Hello everyone! *waves* Today, I am taking part in a wonderful book blog tour for author Frankie Rose and her newest novel Sovereign Hope. I have worked with Frankie and today I will be sharing a author interview with her. A great way to get to know her and all about Sovereign Hope. I must say this book sounds amazing and I am looking forward to reading it. Are you? Well I hope so because there will be a giveaway for a free copy. For a chance to win keep reading.
by Frankie Rose
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Some are just worth more than others
Farley Hope was seventeen when her mother disappeared. In the last six months not much has changed, except that her eighteenth birthday came and went and still no sign of Moira. Her life is just as complicated as it always was. Since her father died in a car crash before she was even born, she’s officially parentless, and to top it all off she’s still suffering from the hallucinations. Mind-splitting, vivid hallucinations- the kind prone to induce night terrors and leave you whimpering under your covers like a baby.
The last thing on her mind is boys. Farley is on break from St. Judes’ when she meets Daniel. It’s not some casual run in at a party, or even a blind date with friends, though. Daniel is the guy following her in his 1970′s Dodge Charger; the guy standing at her window in the LA lunch hour traffic, trying to persuade her to leave everything behind and follow him. And he's hot as all hell.
The moment Farley lays eyes on Daniel, everything changes. He is cold and withdrawn, but there are cracks in his harsh veneer- cracks that betray the secrets he is trying so hard to hide. Farley is drawn into a world that will shake apart everything she thought she ever knew. There are truths out there that she must learn: that a person’s soul is their only real currency, and there are people who would do anything to take hers; that loving someone can hurt so much more than hating them; but, most importantly, when your future is predestined, there is little you can do to change it.
Farley Hope is prophesied.
Her coming has been awaited for hundreds of years.
She is destined to end the tyranny of the Soul Reavers.
To do so she must die.
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Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Frankie Rose and I write Young Adult Paranormal Romance. I was born and raised in the UK, but I've spent the last while travelling around, and I relocated permanently to Australia nearly three years ago now. Sovereign Hope is the first in the Hope Series, and the second instalment, Eternal Hope, will be coming out at the end of October!
What or who was your inspiration for Sovereign Hope?
I've been asked that question a lot recently, and I find it really hard to answer to be honest. I wanted to make Sovereign Hope totally individual, so I tried to create it from scratch, which was pretty difficult. I think I took more inspiration for the atmosphere of the book and the way I chose to write more than for anything relating to the storyline. My favourite writers have coloured my canvas, as it does with almost all authors; I also take a lot of inspiration from artwork, and the amazing ceramicist and painter, Mitsuo Shoji, really gave me a boost here and there. I love his Moon series of paintings. They're incredibly dark and ethereal, and utterly beautiful.
Do you have a favorite scene or character from your book?
My favourite scene from Sovereign Hope was the car chase about two thirds of the way in. Farley got to be feisty, and you see a bit more of Daniel's protective side, plus his kick ass powers.
Daniel has to be my favourite character to write. There's a whole heap of reasons why, but mostly it's because he's not always likeable. He's nowhere near perfect- he keeps secrets sometimes and he can be positively rude when the mood takes him. But equally there's a troubled, sensitive side to him that I loved developing, and giving him all of these qualities was really important to me. I was sick of reading about these love sick guys that were so saccharine sweet, and I wanted to create a character who had a bit of depth and realism to them.
Where do you do your writing? Is there anything you need to have with you while you write?
I do my writing in my office at home. There's nothing that I need to have with me really, unless you count the heater that I have under my desk. I am permanently cold, so that's either on or I've got a big blanket to keep me warm. You'd think Australia would be hot year round, but you'd be wrong. It is seriously cold in winter- almost like the UK- and I hate the cold!
Do you prefer to write or read in your free time?
A bit of both, I guess. I have to give myself enforced breaks so I'm not writing every second of the day. That's when I like to read. We have a TV at home but it's not hooked up to the cable, otherwise I would never get anything done at all. I will literally watch any old crap, so it would be too dangerous. DVDs are great, but you can't beat an amazing book. I'l read before i go to bed, but there are times when I'll have to write in bed too, when something comes to me. I know it'll haunt me and I won't be able to sleep if I don't get it out.
What is your favorite book of all time and why?
My favourite book changes too dramatically from day to day to have an all-time pick. Can I cheat? I think right now my favourite reads would have to be George R R Martin's series, A Song of Ice and Fire. I just love how all the characters are so complex and even the 'bad guys' have redeeming qualities. He keeps you guessing from one page to the next, although he does have a penchant for killing off important characters. That's brave, but it works really well for him.
Reading a print novel or ecopy?
I used to be 100% print copy, but I started reading ebooks at night so I didn't need to keep the light on when my husband wanted to go to sleep, and now I'm hooked. I have to say, though, if there's an ebook that I really enjoy, I have to buy it in print so I can keep it on a shelf. There's something so special about owning the physical book. Books are really something that I treasure, and I will continue to buy them until I have no more room left in my house. Probably long after then, too.
What's your idea of a perfect day?
Huh...I think getting a whole bucket load of work done that I'm happy would get me half way there. There would need to be some time down at the beach and then probably skiing in the afternoon! Only in this country is that possible, I think. There would just be a very long drive in between activities, and the water might not be all that warm, but it would be do-able. I would have to have my husband with me, and there would definitely be a lot of chocolate involved.
What are your plans for the future? Any other awesome ideas for books that you can share with us?
Eternal Hope comes out at the end of October, and then the subsequent books, Lost Hope and Last Hope come out at the end of 2012 and early in the new year, 2013 respectively. I also have a contemporary romance coming out at around the same time as Eternal Hope, possibly even sooner, depending on how organised I can get myself. That book is set in New York, and follows the story of a young woman heading to college, trying to escape from the horrors of her past, when her father was responsible for the killings of three random men in small town Idaho. Trying to start a new life is almost impossible for her when she reconnects reconnects with the cop who found her father. She tries to fight her attraction towards him, knowing that if she falls in love with him she'll never be able to leave the person that she used to be behind.
Aside from those works, I have a dystopian YA standalone book coming out as well, which I am really excited about. That one is based around a society of knife fighters, and was something really new for me. I experimented a lot with the story and the characters, and also with the way I wrote it. Hopefully it paid off!!
Do you have any closing thoughts or final remarks you’d like to share with my readers?
I'd just like to say a big thank you to all of the people out there buying Sovereign Hope, and all the people who have enjoyed it and supported me through this journey! It's been so completely rewarding, and I can't wait for you guys to read more. A big thank you to you, Beckie, for having me here today. Hopefully you'll have be back again!
Your most welcome, Frankie! :)
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