Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Angela Corbett! Angela is the author of Eternal Starling.
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Angela: I started writing poetry when I was eight. I wrote poetry and short stories until I took a journalism class in high school and fell in love with writing the news. I worked as a journalist in high school and college, but after college I realized how much I’d missed writing fiction and started working on novels again. I got the idea for Eternal Starling in 2008, wrote it in 3 months, then spent a year revising and a year querying before I was offered a three-book deal with Pendrell Publishing.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Angela: I love reading paranormal and fantasy novels because the world provides a different type of escapism for me than contemporary novels. When I want to escape and get completely lost in another world, I read and write paranormal.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Angela: Well, I’d like to be immortal like a vampire, but wouldn’t be a fan of drinking blood. I like paranormal characters that have other talents as well, like Mercy Thompson. Not only can she shift into a coyote, she also has amazing martial arts skills and she’s smart and funny.
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Angela: The Emblem of Eternity trilogy is about true love and soul mates, but even more than that, it’s a story about who Evie is, and how her choices will affect herself and the people in her life. I wanted to write a story about love that transcends time, and I wanted it to be different from other books I’d read, so I came up with a mythology of my own. People who like love triangles, lots of romance, and strong heroines will enjoy Eternal Starling.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Angela: Evie-Amanda Crew. She looks a lot like Evie in my head, and I think she would do a great job showing Evie’s blunt, sarcastic personality. Alex-Dave Giuntoli. Alex is intense and loyal. I think Dave Giuntoli would play Alex well. Emil-Jonathon Groff. I think he’d do a good job showing the combination of Emil’s sexy, flirty nature, and his mysteriousness.
Eternal Starling (Emblem of Eternity #1)
A love so strong, even eternity can’t separate them.
Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang. All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men.
For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie—but they each have their own reasons for wanting to be with her. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she’s not the person she thought she was. Soon, Evie finds herself in the middle of an age-old battle between the Amaranthine Society—the soul protectors, and the Daevos Resistance—the soul destroyers. With a past she doesn’t understand, and a future rife with danger, Evie has to decide who she can trust. But Alex and Emil aren’t the only ones who want Evie, and her soul is about to become the rope in an eternal tug-of-war.
Thank you Angela for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Angela Corbett and her books, please visit her website.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Q+A with Angela Corbett (Eternal Starling)
Bestselling author E.J. STEVENS has written and independently published 15 speculative fiction books. She is the author of four series, including the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian horror series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, the award-winning SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, and the award-winning, bestselling IVY GRANGER urban fantasy series.