Saturday, March 2, 2013

Showcase: Storm of Arranon Series by R.E. Sheahan

 Storm of Arranon (Storm of Arranon, #1)

Storm of Arranon (Storm of Arranon #1)

Beneath Erynn's petite build, curly red hair, and startling blue eyes, lies a deeply hidden secret.If the truth about her were revealed, her life would be in danger. Her dream to be a fighter pilot would tailspin,crash, and burst into flames.

Jaer's wise brown eyes reflect his smoldering strength. An enigma, charismatic and moody, he is a physically powerful warrior who defends his world. A warrior afraid to love because of mistakes in his past.

When the presence of a marauding alien society is discovered on their planets, a struggle of life and death begins. Both Erynn and Jaer's worlds face annihilation.
A mysterious force plunges Erynn into Jaer's cold, dangerous, and beautiful world with its magical essence and living consciousness. Both the alien enemy and this strange inexplicable power purse Erynn.

Fire and Ice (Storm of Arranon #2)

Newly commissioned Interceptor fighter pilot, Erynn Yager, knows sacrifice. Her battle against a brutal alien enemy intent on destroying her two worlds set her on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, all while struggling to gain control of her secret abilities. With the alien threat crushed, Erynn believes the worst is behind her. She settles in to experience first love and a changed life on a hidden military base deep inside a glacier covered mountain on Arranon.

Her peaceful existence can’t last. 

Dhoran, the evil sovereign of Arranon’s underworld has risen from the dead to possess an unwilling human. Dhoran’s powers grow while he plots a war that may plunge Arranon onto a path of destruction neither realm will survive. Arranon is pulled into chaos as violence spreads across the planet.

Drawn first in visions, Erynn enters a diverse world beneath Arranon’s surface, a realm teeming with danger, mystery, and beauty. The battle thrusts her into an uncharted kingdom, intensifying her connection to the heart and soul of the living Arranon.

Hello Emily. Thanks for inviting me here today! 
I’ve been looking forward to our visit.

About the author: I remember watching TV or reading a book as a child and saying, What if certain events happened differently. What if I could change how those events played out, make my own beginnings, middles and ends. How about a sequel? I would daydream about this in vivid color and non-stop action. When Star Wars came on the scene, my imagination really kicked into gear and the what if’s became impossible to ignore.
I started writing my ideas down, developed them, created my own worlds and characters. There was one in particular I couldn’t forget about, on a world I loved to visit. So I wrote. A little at first, then more, until about three years ago, when the main character on this world insisted I tell their story.
And so it began.
I was hooked. My computer is now full of story ideas waiting for their turn to receive my full attention. I have finished a YA Science Fiction/Fantasy novel called Storm of Arranon. The next in the series, working title, Storm of Arranon: Fire and Ice is nearly finished. The final book is taking shape in the thought process and will become a fifty thousand word draft in November during NaNoWriMo.

What inspires your writing?

Dreams. Storms. A clear night sky full of stars. Sunshine reflecting off a gurgling creek. Wind sighing through tall pines. A silent, deserted parking lot late at night with a dim security light that blinks off and on. Kids playing in a schoolyard. Bits of overheard conversations in restaurants, airports, and grocery stores. Movies I see or books I read.
All these things trigger the “what if” area in my brain. Sometimes they grow, taking on a life of their own in my imagination, developing into stories that demand my attention.

What is your favorite thing about being an author?

The idea that an author can take words, shape and craft them into a sentence that creates an emotion, a picture, a thought, a taste, a scent, or a sensation to arise in the mind of the reader. Wow!

What is the toughest part of being an author?

Getting that first page, the first paragraph, that first line down so it sets the atmosphere, the expectation for the rest of the story.

If you could not be an author, what would you do/be?

I would want to be a computer geek. There’s so much more my computer could do for me! I need to learn about the possibilities.

What would the story of your life be titled?

Step Away From the Cupcake

What is your favorite book of all time?

It’s actually two books, they go together, like a mini series! Fear Nothing and Seize the Night, by Dean Koontz.

Which character from ANY book are you most like?

Hmmm. I’m not sure there is just one character I would compare myself with. And if I did, I believe it would be subject to change. Next year at this time, I might have a different answer to this question. But here goes.
Okay, a little like Cho Chang in Harry Potter, Joanna Brady in the JA Jance books, and Kinsey Millhone in the Sue Grafton books. Whoa. Eclectic!

What character from all of your books are you most like?

Well, I guess I’m a little like Erynn, but she’s far braver than I am! And I believe I’m a little like Cale. Even though he’s a he! I’ve put some of my own values into his character, in all of my characters, well except the evil ones!

What is your favorite season?

Autumn! I love the cooler weather, the falling leaves, the musty scent in the air, and the slowing down of nature.

What inspired your book Cover(s)? Or what is your favorite book cover and why?

As I’m writing, a picture begins to form in my mind of how I want the cover to look. Then I listen to the artists and take into account their knowledge and expertise.

Tell me something funny that happened while on a book tour or while promoting your book?

I was at a writer’s conference and just before lunch, I had a one on one session with Robert McCammon. Yes the Robert McCammon, award-winning author of Science Fiction and Horror! He said great, awesome, and incredible things about my writing and my books in general. Needless to say, I was totally pumped.
So, at lunch, I’m sitting next to Arthur Slade. Yes the Arthur Slade, award-winning author of YA Steam Punk. He can’t stop laughing at me, cause I can’t sit still or stop smiling! Beaming, I think he called it!

Are you working on something new?

There are five books, (so far) scheduled in the Storm of Arranon series. Books three and four are in rough draft format, thanks to NaNoWriMo! I hope to have book three, tentatively titled Storm of Arranon-Allies and Enemies, released by the end of this summer and the fourth book, no title as yet, out next year at this time. Book five is waiting its turn to become a rough draft during NaNo this year!

Anything you want to say to the followers of this blog or those that are just stopping by?

I love animals. All animals. Especially dogs!
I love reading and writing. It’s become a part of who I am.
I also love to dance. I’m not very good at it, yet, but I keep trying and practicing. I have a public performance on Valentine’s Day. I’m ready!
I hope.

This was great fun, Emily. Thanks so much!

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