Saturday, April 28, 2012

Author Spotlight: Rhiannon Paille

Interview with Rhiannon Paille Author of Flame of Surrender! 

1) Could you tell us a bit about yourself.

I'm a hopeless romantic. I also write books and I've been a professional psychic reader for seven years.

2) Could you tell us a bit about Flame of Surrender?

It's a story about love, the mistakes we make because of love and the dire consequences.

3) What was the inspiration for writing Flame of Surrender?

I've been trying to write an epic romance since I was 12. Ideas for FoS have been with me for about 14 years now and 6 years ago I decided to try to write it. It was really bad, but three drafts later and a lot of determination I think I got it right.

4) Were there any personal experiences that went in to writing  Flame of Surrender?

I don't think anyone would believe me if I told them what was true about this story and what wasn't.

5) Were  Krishani and Kaliel's characters based on anyone or were they purely made up? What are they like?

Kaliel and Krishani were based on the violet flame from eastern mythology and the ferryman from Greek mythology. Admittedly, there isn't a lot that can be discerned from what's been written about them, but they had their own story to tell.

Kaliel is innocent, shy, naive, brave, and passionate.

Krishani is withdrawn, private, passionate, strong, tortured, and rebellious.

6) What was your inspiration in the cover art for  Flame of Surrender?

I chose Kaliel for the cover because she's the focus of FoS. The photo used shows her relationship with the land, the fact that she talks to trees.

7) How many books do you plan to have in the Ferryman and the Flame series?

There are 6 and a half planned. Basically two trilogies and a novella.

8) Who is your favorite character in the book? And why?
 For me it's balanced between Kaliel and Krishani but I can't help but like Pux as well.

 9) If  Flame of Surrender  was made into a movie, Who would be your dream cast?
Ahh I've thought of this...

Dylan Minnette would make a great Krishani

Chloe Morentz or Elle Fanning would make a great Kaliel

Evanna Lynch would be a fabulous Shimma

James McAvoy would make an awesome Pux.

10) Do you write to music? If so, what is your favorite?

I used to write music, but it was never any good in my opinion. I have very eclectic tastes these days from Victoria Duffield and Nicki Minaj to Adele, Florence and the Machine, to Three Days Grace and Rise Against. I like a little bit of everything.

11) What do you plan on doing in the future?

I'm going to take over the world. No, I'm joking, I really have no idea. I suppose I'll continue reading minds and writing books until someone says I can't.

12) What are you reading right now?

Nothing, well I have a lot on the list but I'm just reading FoS for the umpteenth time.

13) Who are a few of your favorite authors?

Cassandra Clare
Erin Morgenstern
Lauren Oliver
Ruth Warburton
Julie Kagawa
Stephanie Perkins

 14) Anything you would like to add?

I'm also releasing a mini series called Last City on Earth, featuring a girl named Fable who found the Fountain of Youth and ended up immortal. Unfortunately she was the only one. She lives in Temperance, a city underneath the permafrost on Antarctica. Every year on Temperance Day the people try to kill her.

The first two parts of the series are up on kindle for 0.99 cents.

Thanks for having me on your blog Stephanie! I hope your readers take a chance on an Indie Author. :)


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