Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Q+A with Kriston Johnson (Awakened)

Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Kriston Johnson.  Kriston is the author of Awakened.

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

Kriston:
  I first started writing in 2007. I wrote adult, contemporary romance, short stories. Needless to say, that did not last long, as fantasy and paranormal are my true passion.

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

Kriston:
  I cannot remember a time in my life when I was not into the paranormal. I have been fascinated by it from an early age. It probably freaked out my parents a little bit; I’ve always been drawn to all things creepy.

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?

Kriston: 
I would want to be able to freeze everything around me in place, just like Piper Halliwell. In fact, I wish I were Piper Halliwell!

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.

Kriston:
  Awakened is a fantasy tale about a girl with an uncertain future, and a boy with an unsettled past. We get to watch them grow as their tale unfolds before our eyes and each of them come to terms with their fate.

Basically, an immortal mad man, who wants to use her to open a portal to the underworld, hunts Jade across her realm and into his. In doing so, she would release every demon her ancestors ever slay back on to earth.

EJ:  If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

Kriston:
  Liam Hemsworth as Gabriel, Chris Hemsworth as Dezmond, and Alexandra Daddario as Jade.

Gabriel and Dezmond are brothers, and I think the brotherly bond between Liam and Chris would come across the screen very naturally. Plus they are both super hot!

I would like Alexandra as Jade because I think Alexandra can play a tough girl, and still keep a feminine side. After watching her in Percy Jackson it is very easy for me to picture her fighting with a sword in her hand.






















Awakened (The Legends of Elyndia #1) by Kriston Johnson.

Can fighting for the right side be the wrong thing to do?

Draven, the tyrant ruler of Elyndia for the last one thousand years, searches for the one who can fulfill his prophecy.


The Paladins, an elite band of warriors sworn to protect their way of life at all cost, search for the one with the ability to bring their world crumbling down.


An innocent girl, tormented by demons only she can see, lives on the brink of insanity and longs for a life of peace.


When seventeen-year-old Jade Rosenberg reads from an antique book, she has no idea she just read an incantation awaking her inherited power. But when opposing—and equally terrifying—groups invade her home, she learns she is descended from an enchanted realm and a member of a powerful race thought to have been hunted to extinction.


Ripped from her world, Jade is forced to seek refuge from those who want her dead. She is given one of two options and the time has come for her to make a choice: assassinate their sworn enemy…


Or sacrifice her soul.


Thank you Kriston for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Kriston Johnson and her books, please visit her website Words Escape Me.

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