Monday, May 2, 2011
Guest Author Interview: Samantha Young
Please welcome today's guest author Samantha Young. Samantha is the author of Drip Drop Teardrop, Slumber, and The Tale of Lunamorte series (Moon Spell, River Cast, Blood Solstice).
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Samantha: I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, and have a ton of notebooks filled with scribblings that date back to probably as young as ten or eleven. But I guess I knew I wanted to create imaginary worlds of my very own after reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe for the very first time when I was seven. I was captured by C.S. Lewis’ imagination and soon began my love affair with fantasy fiction and writing.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Samantha: My own love for the paranormal. There is so much scope for the imagination and just as much as I love escaping into other people's weird and wonderful creative minds, I love escaping into my own and taking readers with me. Hopefully they have fun once they're there.
EJ: If you could be paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be, why?
Samantha: I think I'd like the power to read minds. Why? Because I'm nosy.
EJ: Tells us why readers will enjoy your next release.
Samantha: My next release is Blood Solstice: Part Three in the Tale of Lunarmorte, and I think readers will really enjoy the finale of the trilogy because it's so action-packed. Everything comes to a head for Caia and her pack, and the war just explodes all around them. Moreover, the plot really unfolds as we discover the history and mythology behind the war.
EJ: If your books were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Samantha: If it was a little further into the future I think Dakota Fanning would be great for Caia. Caia's character development is a big part of the trilogy so it would take someone who had range. Ms Fanning is a solid actress with an ethereal quality about her that would really work for the character. Or Kristen Bell. She's great at the sassy smart-talking tough girl, and because of everything that has happened to her, Caia has definitely developed into more of that kind of person come Blood Solstice. Lucien is too difficult... I think it would probably have to be a built, rough around the edges unknown...
Blood Solstice (The Tale of Lunamorte #3) by Samantha Young.
Enter a world of fierce wolves, stunning magic and romance...
In the war between the Daylight and the Midnight Covens, Caia knows she must make a choice. In their bid for victory in war, both Midnight and Daylight have committed atrocities, and Caia needs to gain a foothold of power in the upper echelons of the fight if she is to stop the extremists. Not only does she have Marita, the Head of the Daylight Coven, to contend with, but a mysterious vampyre who has orchestrated battles from the shadows of the war for many years. He is old. He is powerful. He is nigh un-killable… and there is only one thing he wants: for Caia to end the war his way.
When tragedy strikes, Caia must decide whether to answer to him and become the extremist she was trying to destroy, or defy the vampyre…And bring them all down on her own terms.
Thank you Samantha for joining us here today at From the Shadows.
To learn more about Samantha Young and her books, please visit her website.