Please welcome today's guest author Rebecca Chastain! Rebecca is the author of Magic of the Gargoyles and A Fistful of Evil.
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Q+A with Rebecca Chastain
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Rebecca: I began writing as a preteen, though I’ve always made up stories. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized most people aren’t constantly making up little stories for themselves about the people or situations around them, or just about anything at all when they’re doing monotonous tasks. I love making up my own history for various people, which I later learned is the basis for creating characters. To this day, I still craft stories for people standing in line in front of me at the grocery store or the odd mailman, who comes on the sixth delivery day.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Rebecca: Magic is the reason that I write. If I could actually do magic, I never would have become an author. I’d be a great sorceress somewhere, most likely riding an enormous horse or driving a chariot pulled by dolphins, depending on whether my powers were stronger on land or water. In the last two decades, I have never come up with a story idea that didn’t involve magic. I guess I came to the paranormal genre by default.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Rebecca: If I could be any paranormal, it would have to be some form of were-animal. I’m rather partial to were-panthers, but even better would be a were-eagle. I would love to be able to fly! For supernatural talent, I would want to be able to touch an object and see everywhere it’s been. Can you imagine how incredible I would be as an archaeologist? Or better yet, think of all the amazing events I would be able to see that took place in the past!
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Rebecca: A Fistful of Evil is a lighthearted coming-into-power story of an everywoman trying to find her place in a secretive world to which she reluctantly belongs. The novel is a mixture of adventure and humor, with a fair share of evil and hot guys. While the novel is an urban fantasy, it doesn’t rely on the genre’s tropes; instead, there is a brand-new magic system, never-before-scene good and evil creatures, and nary a werewolf or vampire in sight. It’s also designed for pure entertainment, and it doesn’t take itself too seriously. If you like a little humor with your urban fantasy, you’ll enjoy A Fistful of Evil.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Rebecca: I am terrible with celebrities: I pretty much know only the big names, and most of those are too old to play the roles I’d want for them in my novel. However, if I could pick actors at any age, I think a young Sandra Bullock (around the time of The Net) would make a great Madison Fox. She’s has an incredible ability to balance action with comedy, especially physical comedy. For Niko, I’m rather partial to Taye Diggs. I’m open to suggestions for the rest of my characters, except for Mr. Bond: He would be played by my cat, of course.
A Fistful of Evil (Madison Fox, Illuminant Enforcer #1) by Rebecca Chastain.
Madison Fox just learned that her ability to see souls is more than a sight: It’s a weapon for fighting evil. The only problem is she doesn’t have a clue what she’s doing.
On the positive side, her money problems are over, she’s possibly discovered her purpose in life, and her coworker is smoking hot. On the negative side, evil creatures now actively hunt her, and deadly experiences are becoming the norm.
When she thinks it couldn’t get worse, a powerful evil sets up shop at a local hotel’s video game convention, and it’s got its eye on more than the gaming geeks: it is hungry for Madison’s soul. Madison needs to become an expert illuminant enforcer overnight to save her job, her region . . . and her life.
Release Date: August 2014
Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
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Thank you Rebecca for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Rebecca Chastain and her books, please visit her website.
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