1. Can you describe Transcend to us in your own words?
Transcend is the “unofficial” prequel to Phantom of the Opera that follows one young mans struggle against his family expectations. It takes the reader on an emotional ride in which up is down, right is wrong, and nothing is as it seems. Ien Montgomery risks everything, including his sanity, to follow his heart and pursue his loves for music and his muse Kiera. The cost for his actions are more than anyone could have foreseen.
2. What is one of your favorite lines from the book?
“There is a terror on the edge of silence, a terror fed by my burning flesh and the stench of death.”
3. Can you tell us a little about Aydan and Zane from the Requiem series?
Ah yes, Aydan and Zane. I truly LOVE both of this characters so much that I can never decide which “team” I am on.
Aydan is the quintessential bad boy. Born an angel, fallen from grace in order to avenge the murder of his one true love, cast as Azzaziel’s apprentice, he is forced to live a life of evil. That is, until fate intervenes, bring his love back into his life. And he decides to reject his evil Master. But, can you really reject what you’ve become? Can you ever make amends for murder? Aydan is dark, mysterious, deeply emotional and will sacrifice everything for his love, even his soul.
Zane is Aydan’s opposite. An angel of the Order of Mediators, Zane is the epitome of a future Council member. Loyal, strong, steady—he follows the rules of his existence, no matter the cost. But, he has a secret. He is in love with a fellow angel. For her, he sacrifices more than his life. But, will she reciprocate his love in the end? Or is her heart already taken.
4. Do you have any Halloween traditions?
I am pretty into traditions. For Halloween, I have traditionally made my children’s costumes. It is something my mother did for me, and I have carried on that tradition. On the “big” night, I go trick-or-treating with them. And yes, I’ve been known to dress up as well. This year is all about Phantom!
Libera Me by Christine Fonseca
Published: Compess Press (October 30th, 2012)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Series: Requiem, #2
What happens when everything you’ve sacrificed for is lost?
Aydan thought Nesy’s death would be the end of him, until he meets Nessa and his hope is restored. Could she be Nesy reborn? He is certain she must be. That is, until her lack of memories and incessant nightmares begin to erode his faith.
Zane is used to trusting his mind, his wisdom and his angelic senses. But these attributes are no help with Nessa. He has no way to be certain of her identity, no way to know the truth. That is, unless he listens to the one thing he has refused to acknowledge throughout his existence - he feelings for Nesy.
Blind to both angel and demon, Aydan and Zane must figure out the truth behind Nesy's identity before all is lost, Azza discovers the truth and the Beast is again unleashed.
The lines between good and evil have never been so blurred.
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