Bound by Prophecy
by Melissa Wright
Series: Descendants Book #1
Paperback, 252 pages
Published April 2013 by Author
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Reading Level: New Adult
Twenty-two-year-old Aern is done watching his brother destroy the only thing that matters. He never wanted to take Morgan’s place among council, never wanted to rule their hidden world. But when the key to the prophecy is found, a young girl named Brianna whom Morgan will destroy, Aern knows he has to take action.
What he really wants, is for things to go back to normal. But now he’s kidnapped a girl, and his brother’s men are after him. His only hope is to join with the Division, but they have plans of their own, and it’s the last thing Aern is willing to do.
Emily just wants her sister back. She doesn't care about the prophecy, or realize what’s at stake. But when she goes after Aern, the truth of the matter uncoils, and Brianna isn't the only one who’s in danger. Suddenly, they’re at the center of a secret war, and unless they can work together, they’ll both have a sacrifice too big to make.
1. Tell me a little about yourself? Describe yourself in 3 words.
I have a crazy-busy life in the Midwest, a large family, and a plethora of animals. I started writing in 2010 (The Frey Saga) and have loved it ever since. If I had to pick three words: happy, cautious, and adventurous. The last two might seem contradictory, but trust me, I’m a careful thrill-seeker. I’ll check the knot before I jump off the bridge ;)
2. Have you always wanted to be a author? What were a few other dream jobs you would love to have?
I didn’t. I started writing Frey on a whim, just to entertain some friends, and I couldn’t stop. I can’t imagine not doing it now, but it wasn’t even on the radar when I was younger. I’d always enjoyed creating though, and had a vague plan to someday get into advertising or design.
3. What have you found to be most challenging in becoming an author?
It’s tough to put yourself out there sometimes. You work so hard on crafting the best story you can, and then you present it to the world, and you really want them to love it as much as you do. But that’s part of the fun, too, because sometimes they do.
4. Where did you come up with the idea for your book, Bound by Prophecy?
The idea for Bound by Prophecy came to me while writing book three in the Frey Saga. I was toying with the idea of mind control, that power Frey had over the humans, and I thought how much fun a talent like that would be in our current world. I jotted down Aern’s first line and the story took off from there.
5. What is one of the first books you loved as a child?
One of my first memories is of Little Miss Suzy by Miriam Young. My grandmother had read it so many times she had it memorized. When it went missing, she would pull an “invisible” copy from behind her pillow and read us the story word for word. She would stop at each page and describe the beautiful artwork, and we’d stare into the empty air between her hands. That’s always made it special to me, and every time a new baby comes into the family, their first gift is a copy of the (real) book.
6. What makes Bound by Prophecy special? Tell me using only 50 words.
It’s a new adult paranormal fantasy with a male lead. The story is fast paced as main character Aern tries to protect two girls at the center of a prophecy, one of which he’s supposed to be bound to. Of course, he ends up falling for the wrong one.
7. Do you enjoy reading? What type of books do you like? Favorite authors?
Absolutely. I read nearly ever genre except horror – I’m a huge chicken in that respect – but my favorites are young adult and paranormal fantasy. And I love to laugh, so right now the top of my list includes anything by Molly Harper or Kevin Hearne. I also love some of the classics, namely Jane Austen.
8. What advice would you give to someone who wants to be an author but is afraid to even begin writing?
Just do it. If it’s something you want, the only way to get there is to try. Don’t be afraid, you don’t have to share it until you’re happy with what you've got and you might just find you’re brilliant. Either way, the more you write, the better you’ll get, so start now. It can be hard, but you’ll love it.
9. What do you like to do in your free time? Hobbies?
I have very little free time anymore, but when I do, I spend it outdoors all summer – at the lake when possible. In the winter, it’s wrapped up in a blanket with a good book and sometimes I get the chance to paint and draw.
10. Thanks for being here on my blog, Melissa. Do you have any closing thoughts or final remarks you’d like to share with my readers?
Thanks for having me, Beckie! And I’d like to thank the readers as well, because they’re truly what makes this all possible and I appreciate every single one of them.
Your very welcome, Melissa! Thank YOU for stopping by!
About The Author: Melissa Wright
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Melissa Wright is the author of the Frey Saga and the upcoming Descendants series. Melissa spends her time working on novels, but when not writing she can be found on goodreads and pinterest.
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