Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Ruth Frances Long. Ruth is the author of The Treachery of Beautiful Things.
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EJ: When did you begin writing?
I've been writing as long as I can remember, and probably making
up stories before that. Certainly by the time I was a teenager I was
writing novels, because I remember getting caught in German class
writing in a copybook under the table. Still don't know any German.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
I've always loved paranormal and fantasy stories. I started out
on the Hobbit and Greek legends. And of course Ireland, where I live, is
rife with myths and legends. All part of the psyche, perhaps?
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Flying. I was going to pick teleportation, not because I'm lazy
but because I could avoid going out in the rain. But then I figured if I
could fly I could go above the rain clouds and it would generally be a
lot more fun. I would have to get over my fear of heights though. But if
I could fly, I wouldn't need to worry about falling. So win win.
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
The Treachery of Beautiful Things is dark and mysterious, ful of
beautiful creatures you can't really trust, much like the Realm of the
Fae and the Fae themselves. It's action packed, full of adventure and a
dash of romance with a fae boy, with torturous secrets of his own. Jenny
is a heroine who learns to save herself and others, and that true
strength lies within.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
This is SUCH a difficult question. The characters are so real to
me in their own right that I can't really imagine someone else playing
them. That said... I'll try.
Jenny - Need to be strong, but vulnerable. Someone like Saoirse Ronan or Emma Watson.
Jack - One of my friends on Twitter told me she pictured Jeremy Sumpter,
which I can totally see. I also imagined Andrew Lee Potts as Hatter in
Alice, or Brad Kavanagh from House of Anubis. It think its mostly about
the pathos with this character. I'd love to see him come to life.
Oberon - Intensity is the key here, someone like Gerard Butler?
Titania - Michelle Pfeiffer. I love Michelle Pfeiffer.
Puck... I actually can't even begin to imagine who could play Puck...
I'd love to know what readers think and who they would pick. My ideas are totally subjective.
The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
A darkly compelling mix of romance, fairy tale, and suspense from a new voice in teen fiction
The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it.
Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to
say good-bye at last. Instead, she's lured into the trees, where she
finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the
threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his
own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack's help, Jenny
struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of
the most treacherous evils, and she's faced with a choice between
salvation or sacrifice--and not just her own.
Thank you Ruth for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Ruth Long and her books, please visit her website.
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