I'm crazy thrilled to be here with YA urban fantasy author, Emi Gayle!!!
**Fan Girl Squeal!!!**
Not only did I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her new novel, After Dark,
but I have a sneaking suspicion that Emi Gayle writes
some of my favorite adult urban fantasy under another name...
...but I'll never tell...
Alright, let's start off introducing this freakin' awesome work!!!
Yes, I did indeed LOVE After Dark!
Yes, I am D Y I N G to read the sequeal (not due out till May!) and
No, I won't tell you what other name this author writes under (tee hee hee).
by Emi Gayle
In exactly eight months, five days, three hours and thirteen minutes, Mac has to choose what she’ll be for the rest of her life.
She has no choice but to pick. As a Changeling, it’s her birthright. To Mac, it’s a birthchore. Like going to school with humans, interacting with humans, and pretending to be human during the pesky daylight hours.
Once darkness descends, Mac can change into any supernatural form that exists — which makes her as happy as she can be. That is, until Winn Thomas, the biggest geek in her senior class, figures out there’s more to what hides in the dark than most are willing to acknowledge.
In this first of the 19th Year Trilogy, Winn might know more about Mac than even she does, and that knowledge could end their lives, unless Mac ensures the powers-that-be have no choice but to keep him around.
Now I know you want your own copy, don't cha?
Well, here's where you can get it (but come right back, please, 'cause we're not finished)...
Let's get to know our author, Emi Gayle...
Ironically, those years were some of Emi's favorite times. She met the man of her dreams at 14, was engaged to him at 19, married him at 20 and she's still in love with him to this day. She'll never forget what it was like to fall in love at such a young age — emotions she wants everyone to feel.
Mythology -- fiction or fact?
Awwwww! I love what she has to say about her man!!!
I sooo appreciate true romance!
As a guest post, I asked Ms. Gayle to talk about her passion for mythology.
Here's what she had to share...
Does it really matter if mythology is actually real? Isn’t is the fun of being creative and coming up with new and different creatures that really drives a writer and enthralls an author?
Okay ... well ... it does me.
In fact, I enjoy mythology so much that I like looking up mythogical creatures and beings and seeing what others have come up with as far as the description, actions, etc. What’s even more fun is taking that detail and embelishing. Oh yeah, that’s super fun.
It’s so fun in fact, that every creature in After Dark (and the subsequent books) is slightly embellished based on what others defined as mythological. I mean, my vampires have some tradition to them ... and some not. My fairies can do normal stuff, stuff that most attribute to fairies ... but are also different. Even my Changeling lore is ... well ... a little different.
That’s the beauty of being an author. I can make up stuff that’s already made up! I can take simple concepts that everyone ‘knows’ and make them better or worse or pretty or ugly or just plain ... different.
It’s the fun of it and Mac is the epitome of different.
Yay!!! I love hearing how authors develop their books!
I love the celebration of creativity that speculative fiction embodies!!!
Thank you, Emi, for sharing!
So on to the giveaway portion of today's post...