Q+A with Bec R. Robertson
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Bec: I first started writing (terrible poetry) when I was about 12 or 13 years old. Looking back I cringe at the awfulness but the time it was a much needed way to express all those bottled up feelings of adolescent frustration I felt. As well, another motivating thing for me was my English teacher in high school. He was one of the only teachers in my rather staid and conversation school that I liked and actually got on with. He was a rather flamboyant character and he just totally inspired me as he had such a passion for fiction. When he used to read books out to us he really made them come alive.
EJ: What brought you to the fantasy genre?
Bec: I have always been a fan of the fantasy genre, ever since I fell in love with CS Lewis's fantastic Chronicles of Narnia. I had the seed of an idea in my head before I came to write The Fallen Trilogy series but it was a while before I got down to the nitty gritty of actually committing fingers to keyboard. When I did, I had the most fun I've had writing in any genre, so you can definitely expect me to return to the genre again, even after the series is all wrapped up.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal creature or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Bec: I think I would be an angel, as I would like to be able to help people and guide them while also not having to fear death or dying. Angels have always held a particular fascination for me, and I find a lot of the artwork inspired by them beautiful too. This love of angels and the myths and legends surrounding them is partly what inspired me when I sat down to write Fallen Heart.
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Bec: If you enjoy urban fantasy that's heavy on suspense, secrets, and lashings of epic romance, you should definitely check out Fallen Heart. Full of the mythology of angels, demons and other celestial beings, it's perfect for fans of YA fantasy romance and paranormal suspense.
The story is told from the point of view of Bailey, a cute sixteen year old fallen angel sent to earth to guard Celeste, a mortal, and is centered around their forbidden love for one another. Bailey's passion for Celeste arouses the ire of the Elder Gods, putting her in danger. But to save her, Bailey will discover he must make the biggest sacrifice of all- his own happiness, and possibly even his life...
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Bec: I would cast Selena Gomez as Celeste as she would absolutely fit the bill, and for Bailey, I think it would have to be Zac Effron, for his cherubic adorability.
Thank you, Bec, for joining us here at From the Shadows.
You can learn more about Bec R. Robertson on her website. Learn more about the book FALLEN HEART below.
Fallen Heart (The Fallen #1) by Bec R. Robertson.
What happens when a fallen angel forbidden to love defies the Gods and falls for a mortal girl?
Trained from a young age to take part in the ancient tradition of the Fallen, sixteen year old Bailey is instructed to guard and protect his mortal charge Celeste. When his mission's completed, like all Fallen he'll be recalled to serve one of two Arch Angels - Thorus or the Lightbringer. It's been that way for millennia, or so his Guardian, Ganor says.
What he's not supposed to do is fall in love.
Warned from getting romantically involved with Celeste by an ex-angel, Bailey decides to ignore advice and follow his heart instead. But when he defies the laws of the Unseen Gods and tastes love with a mortal, he sets a chain of disastrous events in motion, placing himself and Celeste in danger. On a mission to protect her, Bailey uncovers a dark secret - Thorus was overthrown by the Lightbringer long ago. Now the Lightbringer reigns supreme and intends to use the Fallen to bring a reign of terror upon earth.
When the only item allowing Bailey to exist in the earth realm disappears, he must race against time to protect Celeste and save a world on the brink of crisis. But if Bailey wants to rescue humanity from darkness and ensure the safety of the girl he loves, he might have to make the greatest sacrifice of all – his own life.
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