Some time ago I was browsing through some books and found a really interesting one! “Fireblood” by Trisha Wolfe caught my eye and, after reading the synopsis, I added it on my TBR list!
I sent the author an e-mail and she gladly accepted my interview. You can find out more about Trisha and her book by reading the answers below :]!
Don’t forget to leave a comment if you would like to say something to Trisha!
1. Hi Trisha! Thank you for accepting this interview! How about telling the readers some things about you?
T: Hi, Simona! Thanks so much for having me! Well let’s see…I spend all day writing, pretty much (this includes the hours I “pretend” to write while playing on Twitter;) and I heart chocolate ice cream more than anything. If I don’t have chocolate ice cream, writing doesn’t get done.
2. What is your book “Fireblood” about? Tell us a few words about it.
T: It’s a futuristic “what if” story—what if our future was ruled by a dictator who worshiped Camelot? And Zara, our MC, has been chosen to wed this dictator’s son, Prince Sebastian. She discovers there is an uprising rebellion, and has some tough choices to make while trying to figure out the truth of this Camelot world, its people, and herself.
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia
Number of pages: 328
Expected publication: October 8th 2013 by Spencer Hill Press
When Zara Dane is chosen to marry Prince Sebastian Hart, son of the man who ordered her father’s capture, Zara knows she must fight to save everything she loves from ruin.
Being betrothed to the prince means a life trapped behind the towering stone walls of the Camelot-forged realm. Under the watchful eye of the prince’s first knight, Sir Devlan Capra, changing her future becomes difficult.
When an unlikely rebel reveals the truth about the deadly secrets that fuel King Hart’s twisted world, Zara’s path to rescue her father becomes clouded by deception. The Rebels clear her path by forcing Zara’s hand with an ultimatum: sway Prince Sebastian to join the Rebels, convincing him of his father’s evil nature, or they will take him out.
But Zara is uncertain about a future under the Rebels’ command and where the prince’s heart truly lies. She must decide who to trust, what to believe, and what she’s truly fighting for before the king destroys all of Karm, including her heart.
3. When did the idea of the book come to your mind?
T: Hmm my story ideas always just kind of hit me lol. There’s never a defining moment, I’m usually ending one book and thinking of things I love and would like to write about, when the characters present themselves. This one happened much the same. I was finishing edits for Destiny’s Fire, and I remember telling my critique partner, “Hey, I was thinking about writing some crazy book about Camelot…but make it in the future…with like knights and blaster guns…”
4. Which are your favourite and also less favourite characters from your book?
T: Oh! That’s hard. I love them all, in different ways, equally. I’d have to say writing Sebastian was the most fun…and the most difficult. He’s such a diverse character, good and evil, with so many layers. He went through a lot of transitions, and I struggled with him the most. I find that I usually feel closest to the characters who give me a hard time, and he was very stubborn lol I love to hate him at times.
5. Do you have a playlist in your mind for this book? Did you listen to something when you were writing it?
T: Actually for this book, I didn’t listen to too much music. I couldn’t really find anything that fit the “Camelot theme” and I’m one of those writers that if I’m pulled out of the story, I lose focus. So listening to something current would have been all wrong for the story, but listening to something from way back wouldn’t have fit either. I’d be curious to hear what readers think fits it, though 😀
6. Which authors do you consider to have been your inspiration?
T: Anne Rice, Maria V. Snyder, and Kristin Cashore, to name a few. I love Snyder’s amazing world building skills—she inspires me to strive to create different yet believable worlds. Anne Rice was the author who first had me dreaming of writing books in middle school. And Cashore creates some of the strongest and fierce female characters. I admire her very much.
7. Where do you write your works? Any favourite place?
T: My bed! Ha!
8. What country/countries would you like your books to be popular in?
T: I get a lot of emails from Romanian readers! (Thank you!) I’d love for my books to be made available there, and if I’m being completely honest, I’d love for them to be made available everywhere.
9. What do you think about Romania, the country I live in? Would you like to visit it one day?
T: Yes, of course! I’ve always wanted to visit Romania! There’s so much culture and history. I think it would inspire some awesome books 😀
10. As an ending, you can say anything that comes to your mind to the readers of this blog. Thank you for answering all of these questions!
T: Aww! Thank you so much again for having me! This is a wonderful interview, one of the best! I hope your readers enjoyed it as much I did…and feel free to ask me anything. *hugs*
I’m the creator of YA Bound, a promotional site for the Young Adult genre. Also a member of SCWW and The Apocalypsies.
A proud business owner, I’m partnered with my partner, my husband. When I’m not busy doing all of the above, I’m a wife and the mother of a gorgeous teen boy who’s the sounding board for my male characters.