Please welcome today's guest author, Jennifer Allis Provost. Jennifer is the author of the Copper Legacy series and the Chronicles of Parthalan series, including HEIR TO THE SUN.
Q+A with Jennifer Allis Provost
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Jennifer: I suppose I could give the standard “I’ve been writing all my life” response, but I began writing for publication in 2008. How that came about is a story in itself; I’d been rooting though some boxes that came from my mother’s house and I found some notebooks that I’d used in middle school. One of them had some scribblings that stuck in my mind, and it became the Chronicles of Parthalan.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Jennifer: When I was a kid, the local library (which was the size of my foot) only had a few shelves worth of children’s titles. Once I’d read all of those, the librarian directed me to the mythology section. It’s a pretty short leap from reading about gods and fantastical creatures to writing about faeries and elves.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Jennifer: Hmm, that’s a good one. Lots of talents are cool—invisibility, flying—but in the end I think I’d pick a sort of precognition. If nothing else I could make money in the stock market.
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Jennifer: My latest release, Heir to the Sun, is actually a re-release by Bellatrix Press. It will be available everywhere June 1, with a newly polished story and shiny new cover.
It features two strong female leads, Asherah and Alluria. Asherah is a prisoner at the start of the story, until she escapes and leads a revolt against the faerie king. Along the way, she exposes the king’s misdeed, burns prisons to the ground, and assembled an army of thousands dedicated to her. Alluria feels trapped in her role as priestess, until she takes matters into her own hands and makes her own path. Not only does she relinquish her role as priestess, she learns that she might be the most powerful person in the land. You could say that they’re self-rescuing princesses.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Jennifer: Alexis Bledel perfectly captures Alluria’s austere beauty. Her mate, Caol’nir, would have to be played by someone blond and physically imposing, like Chris Hemsworth. I’ve always envisioned Lormac, the elf king, as Hugo Weaving in his role as Elrond (maybe I read a little too much Tolkien as a kid). As for Asherah, I honestly don’t know. She had long blond hair, so pale it’s almost white, with black eyes crimson lips. I took a look around the interweb, and the closest I could find was Shay Mitchell or Gwen Stefani.
Thank you Jennifer for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
Heir to the Sun (Chronicles of Parthalan #1) by Jennifer Allis Provost.
A mad king. An escaped slave. One warrior to save the realm...
When Asherah, stripped of both her memory and her dignity, learns that King Sahlgren is responsible for her torment it nearly breaks her. Instead, she leads her fellow slaves to freedom. More prisons are scattered across Parthalan, and Asherah vows to burn them all.
Caol'nir, a warrior descended from the gods, is sworn to serve and defend the king. Then a priestess is murdered, and Caol'nir learns that Sahlgren is to blame. Determined to stop the king, sacred oath or no, Caol'nir joins Asherah's rebellion.
What Caol'nir doesn't know is that Sahlgren has promised the demon lord a woman of rare and singular beauty, a woman whose abilities are rumored to rival the sun god’s themselves…a woman Caol’nir knows all too well.
Release Date: June 1, 2015
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
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