Welcome to another thrilling installment of the Author Interview series.
Today I have the pleasure of chatting with author and poet Emily Rose as she spills the beans on her paranormal romance books, her poetry, her inspirations and her own writing advice tips/tricks.
Thanks for reading and enjoy the show, here we go.
Hi there Emily, wonderful to have you over here to find out more about you and your amazing Paranormal Romance books.
Hi David, thank you so much for having me! 🙂
Let’s start with your Angels & Demons novel series “The Fallen Guardians Series – Books 1 & 2”. Please tell us more about the premise of the series, the story and character arcs for our heroes and heroines and what conflicts they are going to face across the course of the series.
This series started as just an idea for a short story. I wanted to write a story about a group of brothers who are all fallen angels, who had to count on each other as they made their way through this world they’d landed in. This idea however, has quickly grown. It gained demons, conflict between the brothers, and an inner turmoil within the first main character, Christian…Which is how Divinely Entwined, Book One in my series, became Christian’s story and that’s also where Ella Roberts came in.
She’s feisty, caring, and everything I feel compliments Christian’s character. They both have their own inner demons they need to fight, as well as a threat by some very real demons…and, with the help of Christian’s brothers; Manuel, Darren, Nicholas, and Cyrus, they’ll find their strength. And when the evil that’s threatening them turns it’s attention on Ella, the boys quickly realise, that as far as Christian’s concerned – all bets are off. Will he be able to save her? Or will the darkness consume her, and him in the process?
With the release and success of Divinely Entwined, I was more than eager to complete Book Two, Bound In Fate. This book follows Christian’s brother, Manuel, as he finds himself head over heals for a woman who, as far as his brothers are concerned, he shouldn’t get involved with. But Hayley Lockhart knows she’s meant to help Manuel and his brothers, and she won’t take No for an answer. Of course, it helps that she feels drawn to Manuel, to completely fall for him.
The demons from Book One however, are still up to no good. With a few extra twists added in to sweeten the pot, my heros and heroines will find themselves against odds that are being quickly stacked against them. But with Manuel’s brothers on the fence as far as Hayley’s concerned though, will love be able to be enough? Or will Manuel need to make an impossible decision – Hayley…or his brothers?
You also have a poetry collection called Echoes. Please tell us more about your poetry, your inspirations and relationships with words and what it means to you personally being a poet alongside being an author too?
Poetry was my first love back in high school. I started writing poems every chance I used and used them as a way to express myself. I gained inspiration from the relationships and experiences people around me were going through, as well as what I was going through. It’s fun, therapeutic, and something that I hope to continue.
Echoes was a bit of a surprise for me though. I never planned to release my poems to the world… lol…In truth, hitting “publish” on my poetry book was by far harder for me to do than it was to publish my first novel. That seems weird, I know, but there’s just something more personal to me about my poems. I feel like a lot of them bare my deepest emotions to the readers, and that’s a hard thing to come to terms with. Yet, even with that uncertainty on my part, the release of Echoes did happen. Mainly because of the gentle…and sometimes not so gentle, push from my friends and family. And I couldn’t be happier that I went through it.
If your novels were to be made into films (or even a TV series), who would you cast in the lead roles?
As much as I love this question, at least when it’s asked of others…lol…I always end up fumbling over who I’d want to play my characters. But I’ll give it a go:-
Christian – Chris Evans.
Ella – Phoebe Tonkin.
Manuel – Tyler Hoechlin.
Hayley – Emma Stone.
Cyrus – Theo James.
Nicholas – Taylor Lautner.
Darren – Scott Eastwood.
What do you find the most difficult thing about writing? And what do you find the easiest?
The easiest thing about writing would have to be coming up with the ideas…Lol. I can come up with idea after idea of a story that I’d like to write, conflict that I would like to tackle…Even coming up with the characters for my books was rather easy…an image or name will just pop into my mind and before I know it I have a whole new person ready to go.
The most difficult thing, at least the one that I run into the most, is getting myself from point A to point B…I end up arguing with myself, and with my characters, more times than not. But then, that just adds to the experience. Lol. There’s also the battle to keep going. I’ve had to fight against doubt for a long time, it can be paralyzing. But then I remember how good it feels to share my stories and my characters with the world…and the rest just takes care of itself.
Who are some of the authors and historical figures that inspire you?
Oh man, there are so many amazing authors out there that have inspired me…way more than I could ever list here. So I’ll just give you my top three…Edgar Allen Poe has been, and will continue to be, a huge inspiration for me. Not just for my poetry, but for my writing in general. From the first time I read any of his work, I was in awe with his writing style. The way he described his scenes and his characters are brilliant. Anne Rice is also a huge inspiration for me. Her work is beautiful…The Vampire Chronicles, for instance, is so wonderfully written that I feel like I’m right there with the characters every time. And then there’s JR Ward! I just can’t say enough about her writing. Though her work is vastly different from the previous two that I’ve mentioned, her novels in my opinion, are legendary.
Specifically, her Black Dagger Brotherhood series, is such an engaging and addicting read that there was no way her would couldn’t inspire me. But as I said, there are many many more besides these three…they’re just the ones that are always at the forefront in my mind.
What sort of research do you do to write your books?
I probably don’t do as much research as other authors do, at least not before I start writing. Most of my research happens throughout my writing process. I’ll probably start with looking up a certain city or town, someplace where I plan on having the majority of my story take place in and then I’ll just go from there. With The Fallen Guardians Series I researched small towns around California as well as anything I could get my hands on concerning Angels and Demons (my bookcases have been known to raise a few eyebrows). Otherwise, I research as I go… There’s always something to look up.
Why do you write? What inspired you to become a writer?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Even in elementary school I remember having to write a short story and thinking how wonderful the whole process was, how happy it made me. It was in 4th grade that my teacher, Mrs. Harrington, expressed how impressed she was with my writing and that she felt it was something I should continue nourishing. It wasn’t until several years later that I picked up my pen and started writing poetry, which morphed into short stories, which turned into my first novel. Now, I write for the memory of Mrs. Harrington (who passed away earlier this year), I write for my family and friends (who never gave up on me and have been the best support system I could ever ask for), I write for my readers (who have humbled me with their instant support and friendship) and…I write for me.
What keeps you motivated during creative slumps? How do you deal with Writer’s Block?
Short answer…I read. Seriously. I’ve found that I can get my writing mojo back by either picking up a new book, or by reading through what I’ve already written.
Sometimes this works better than others…but it’ll eventually pull me out of my slumps.
You have access to a time machine. What advice would you give to your younger self?
Oh, wow…I’m not entirely sure what advice I would give myself. I fully believe that everything we’ve gone through has made us who we are today, got us to where we are…and I like where I’m at. I guess, given the chance, I might tell myself to pay more attention in some of my high school classes…lol. And to keep better track of my short stories (I’ve lost a few over the years that I really wish I could find). Otherwise, I’d just tell myself to enjoy every moment of everyday because it goes by so fast.
How do you spend your free time when you are not writing?
I don’t have a ton of free time. When I’m not working my retail job I’m usually writing, but when I do decide to take a little down time, I usually either sit down to read or relax with my boyfriend to watch one of our favorite TV shows…right now we’re re-watching MTV’s Teen Wolf from Season One 🙂
Tell us more about your upcoming projects. Are you working on anything specific or have plans in the pipeline?
Right now I’m working on Book Three of The Fallen Guardians Series. With Book Two ending with a slight cliff hanger, Book Three will be picking up right where the second left off. I’m really having a great time writing it right now, and for everyone who has read my books, I am trying to get it out by early next year. 🙂
I’m also working on the first book in a contemporary romance series, which I also hope to have out by next year. This one I’ve been working on for a little over a year now and I’m really excited about where this series is going… I truly hope to share more about this book in the near future. I really think everyone’s going to like it 🙂
Finally, are there any nuggets of wisdom that you can impart to other aspiring writers?
Just keep writing! I know it’s hard to do sometimes. Surprisingly I’ve found it can be the hardest thing to do, but you just have to keep going. Because if writing is what you want to do, if you’re bursting at the seams to get your story out, and you just can’t sleep until you know your character’s are down on paper, then you have to keep writing. For in the end…after all of the sleepless nights, anxious pen tapping, and internal wars…you’ll finally be able to hold your book in your hands (whether on your Kindle or in paperback) and that feeling…Well, it’s indescribable! And that – that makes it all worth it 🙂
And that’s a wrap! Thank you for stopping by Emily, we can’t wait to check out your exciting novel series and your poems soon 🙂
Bio (in her own words):-
“My name’s Emily and I live in the Central Valley of California, surrounded by my family, friends and boyfriend. I’ve always enjoyed writing and considers myself to be a multi genre author, with paranormal and contemporary romance being my main focus. I’m the author of The Fallen Guardians Series and Echoes (which is a book of poems). If I’m not writing up a storm, than you can probably be find me either online chatting with friends, reading a good book, or out enjoying life.”
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Still want more? Well Emily’s books deal with paranormal conflict between angels and demons. Since angels are sacred, it stands that The Daily Post has a relevant prompt to link up to. For more articles on the theme of ‘Sacred’ then check out the links below:-
1. The Syllabub Sea – Sacred
2. GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast – Krampus Nacht
3. Concrete Poem (Love Couched) Revisited – “Live Free & Love On Purpose!!”
4. Echoes in the Dark (poem) – stephentotheplate
5. witchlike – Krampus Nacht
6. From the Black Forest – Melinda J. Irvine
7. Sacred – John Doe – design.lifestyle.inspiration.
8. A Letter Translated From My Tongue – Angela Montijo
9. SoundEagle – Sacred Geometry, Flower of Life, Soul Connection, Essential Beauty and Authentic Power in Harmony, Truth and Love
10. Wedding bliss – When I thought I was fat
11. Free Medicinal Plants for Protection Online Event – Healing Foodie
12. Harcourt 51 – Sacred
13. Creating Sacred Space – Ashley Carter ~ OM YOGA
14. Full-Time – Love Felt
15. Copper Cranes – Crossing Lines
16. Sacred Humanity! – The Everyday Adventure
17. Le Drake Noir – Prompt row
18. It’s All in Finding the Right Words – Sacred
19. Sacred little things – Lipstick & Miracles
20. Sacred – Kim Orlowski
21. Jaan-E-Maan – Life Confusions
22. The Ideal Devotee – The Chaos Within
23. Inspired Tanka’s – Micks Blog
24. Women Gift Collection – Unique Lovely Gifts
25. Business Heels That Spice Up The Work Wardrobe – Custom Shoes Blog
26. Tanka: Serenade – whippetwisdom.com
27. the sacred hearts – Love it Now
28. logicaldreams – Drabble: Domestic God
29. Boat cruise Dubai marina – Best Al Fresco Family Outings In Dubai – Yacht in Dubai
30. tuckedintoacorner – sacred (400)
31. The Epic Blog – Personal Space
32. Life with a Style – ARMY OF THE FALLEN BIKERS
33. Wholly – a nomad in cyberspace
34. Sacred – Twinkle Admist the Darkness
35. Confrontation Part-III – Ms Skyfall
36. Legendary Item: The Book of They – Kuma House
37. Inspirations and Aspirations – Paradise
38. Ellen Grace Olinger – Haiku Art Site – Sacred
39. Elders and their sacred knowledge. – aspoonfulofsugar337
40. Sacred – Swa-Mikosho
41. Tangled Webs – Is Nothing Sacred?`
42. LadyLebz – TRUE LOVE IN A RELATIONSHIP
43. Second visit to sablan benguet
44. JOURNEY 1.1 – 1.3 – Rainbow
45. Sacred – The Bag Lady
46. Them’s The Rules – MY ENDURING BONES
47. Secrets (Sacred – day 10 prompt) – 50-Word Haikus
48. tylershepard1991 – word of the day: Sacred
49. by emily – A Little Unorthodox
50. O Sacred Heart of Jesus – writealineblog
51. Writing of All Sorts – The Hunting Season
52. A Broken Heart that can Still Forgive – My Daly Bred
53. Someone Special – Kurilane Guests
54. Poignant Simplicity – Tell Me What to Write
55. Memory Is Sacred But Not for the Faint of Heart – A Review of The Giver by Lois Lowry – Jacki Kellum
56. Shanghai City and Huangpu River – My life and experiences
57. Margret’s Life Journey! – Sacred
58. Diary of a Married Woman – stardust
59. Becoming Aussie – The End
60. How Sacred is Your Marriage? – JP Robinson
61. Musing for Monday: Tweeting more like Jesus – Brome Hill
62. SoMuchToTellYou – Will You Share in this Beautiful Silence with Me?
63. sacred Miracles – One Stone Away…
64. Sacred – word2yourmother
65. It’s The Little Things – Almost speechless post…
66. Insidious Cravings – Nail Me On A Cross
67. Unraveling the Heart – Sacred Vessel
68. Sacred – Inner Whispers
69. Defiance – Stories from A Closet of Errors
70. Sacred – Yowza, Here We Go!
71. God proves his presence. – suzhalgal
72. (for)Ever Your Friend – Leigha Robbins
73. Butt Workout – JESSICA-ROSE
74. Lost Property Repository – Burrowed Ground
75. Leanne Murphy – Ten words #40
76. Chase’s Thoughts And Viewpoints – Is Sacred Over Rated?
77. Robert Bly – English Lit Geek
78. Musings of a Random Mind – Inside Bulgaria: Getting the Groove in Veliko Tarnovo
79. Ups, Downs & Deviations – Sacred
80. Giggles & Tales – The Daily Prompt – Sacred!
81. kStan(ly) kSays – nothing’s sacred
82. Christmas Special – 2nd Advent: Christmas cookies – A special time
83. Meeting an Idol – April’s Perspective
84. Sacred ~ In Love and Light – Word Adventures
85. Daily Post One Word Prompt – Sacred – 12-4-2016 – A Writer’s Life
86. Is anything sacred ? – The Inkwell
87. QWERTYness – The Daily Routine
88. Against the Visual Bias & No-Touch Culture (1 of 2) – Zone of Non-being
89. Remember Your Sacredness – GirlSoWoke
90. Sara Ackerman, author – The Last Red Head
91. In Consequence – Occasional Dreams
92. Saints or Sinners Matter Not – CD-W, Author
93. Sacred – Image & Word
94. Sacred pamper nights – Alphe’s corner
95. B_ up to date – Who else would!
96. Sacred Fantasy – Justus Creek
97. copdtravails – Sacred
98. Happy Anniversary – Debbie Gravett
99. Anton’s Ideas – LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS
100. The Daily Post – Progressing into Solitude – Sacred
101. The Santa Claus Parade! – HorseAddict
102. through the luminary lens – Charles Brandt Speaks (part 3)
103. Sasha’s Writings – Decieved&Dead!
104. Musings of a Menopausal Maven – Either All Life is Sacred
105. divathea – Sacred
106. The Girl with the Butterfly Tattoo – A Flicker in the Past
107. Life Is Like That – Finding Advent at the Inn
108. On The Odd Occasion – Gripping Black
109. Zombie Flamingos – Some Christmas windows, and dinner
110. Crystal spheres – Un Camino de Hojas Secas
111. flirting with minimalism – If Cleanliness is Next to Godliness, Could Minimalism be Sacred?
112. Sacred – Just me musing
113. Sacred – samanawrites
114. Michel Montecrossa Blog – Michel Montecrossa’s ‘The Jesus Symphony’ & great sacral symphonic triptych
115. Happy Birthday Jesus – My Loud Bipolar Whispers
116. Passionate Soul – Seashell Art
117. The Standing Rock Pipeline Resistance – Rosemary Carlson, Freelance Writer
118. SERENDIPITY – SACRED IS SCARED WITH DYSLEXIA
119. Bristol Pilgrimage – Meg’s Magical Musings
120. On Learning to Love MYSELF…. – Zibell’s Treasure Trove
121. An Upturned Soul – The 5th House – Drama, drama, drama…
122. mylocalweb – The sacred world
123. Sacred – thepissypoetpage
124. Fez medina in pictures – From Raleigh to Rabat
125. Sacred – crashcoursedummy
126. Sacredness in daily life – Mindflight
127. Covert Novelist – Sacred
128. Glorified saint. – Ananya, The Verbal Seduction.
129. sarahscapes – mash-up
130. Sacred – Words in verse
131. Gathering Pearls – Sacred
132. RLUphoto – Daily Prompt – Sacred
133. Sacred – Wings Of Poetry
134. Countdown to moving complete – Elaine’s Bloggers Paradise
135. Netdancer’s Musings and Photography – Daily Prompt – Sacred
136. Visiting Santa’s castle a sacred ritual – Your Nibbled News (c) 2016 YNN
137. SPLENDID SACRED SPACE – rhymeagination
138. Visual Bias & No-Touch Culture (1 of 2) – Zone of Non-being
139. A Tennessee Trip – TheNanceFamily – Sacred Ground
140. Mind, Soul And Body – emotionsoflife2016
141. Scared – themanbehindtheglass
142. sonja benskin mesher – . it will not make me drowsy .
143. Sacred – Church Bells – Paulina Angela
144. HarlemATL Inner City Blues – Cockeyed Junior
145. Charron’s Chatter – Except that 1 Song
146. Exploring the World around us – Sacred
147. Quill & Parchment – My Dearest Papa !
148. Sacred – suzhalgal
149. Love Falls – Poem – Simply Me
150. sparksfromacombustiblemind – Sacred
151. The Sacred In My Life – My Crazy Graced Life
152. Sacred Smiles – Passion & Insanity
153. Find your workout motivation – art of being fabulous
154. Sacred – soul n spirit
155. Goin up Yonder – Southern Fried City Girl
156. Sacred – thinkinkadia
157. confabler – The Onion Hypothesis
158. 2nd Grade & Why I’m Not Catholic – The Abject Muse, aka SusanWritesPrecise
159. Kade Cook – Author/Writer – A Sacred Sanctum
160. Your music – Life at 17
161. radhikasreflection – Sacred
162. forgottenmeadows – Sacred
163. And then there was one – My Own Sacred Spaces
164. The Call of the Wild – I’m a Writer, Yes, I Am!
165. The sacred and profane ⋆ Obsolete Childhood
166. thelonerose – Green Christmas trees
167. juantetcts – Daily Post:Sacred
168. THE ICONOPHILE – Close Your Eyes and Look
169. Reconnecting with Life and Death – Mid-Life Inspirations
170. lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown – Keeping Sacred in the Right Order
171. The Sacred Moon Overhead – Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky
172. The Cat Chronicles – Daily Feline Prompt: Don’t touch my whiskers
173. sixty, single and surviving – Sacred Land
174. I wrote a book. Now what? – Sound and selfish advice
175. guide: 9 steps to be a successful surfer on couchsurfing – poor gays on holidays
176. Nothing – Sinner’s Prayer ~ Fallen Saint
177. Sunday Sacred Calling – eddaz
178. One Line Sunday- Advent Calendar Day 4 – In my world
179. Relax – In Eggshell Time
180. Sacred – Margaret writes about life and everything else
181. Sacred – Daily Prompt – Ladyleemanila
182. MyWideAwake – SACRED SPACE OF HIS HEART
183. Sacred Silence – The peepal
184. Sacred – Bits of Poems
185. Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss – Sacred, so keep your hands off
186. Temple festival: Valparai – Don’t hold your breath
187. Protect the Protectors – Whispers in the Wind
188. Sacred :- An Incorrigible Optimist – An Incorrigible Optimist
189. Sacred – Pippakin Talks Cats, Dogs, Teeth and Claws
190. s1ngal – Sacred Memory
191. Chris’s Faith – True_George
192. A tale of doubt – teenspirit
193. Sacred – Failed Experiments & Experimental Failings
194. The Gad About Town – Auden at Home
195. Artificial – november child
196. Sacred – 5AcresAndShe
197. kStan(ly) kSays – holy writer’s block, batman
198. Cherish Your Dreams, Fight the Hostility – Le Happyone
199. Sacred – Emotional Spaces
200. Devil Doll Musings – China Girl
201. Never Give Up – Dee-Vita
202. Jackobo’s Photoblog – A Bell Above the Horizon
203. The Flower of Serenity – Journeys of Len
204. Reorganize – ST
205. Just another dream – Afterlife Love Story
206. From CA to AC – Pete Gardner Psalms
207. Scared… – Emotions that matter.
208. Designer Sophisticate – Some things, you just don’t mess with.
209. The Power, and Release, of Roaring! Sacred Body! – Chronicles of an Orange-Haired Woman!
210. Southern By Design – In Better Places
211. Lost Property Repository – Violence is bliss
212. Lantern Words – The Sacred
213. The Date Christie & Adam P5. – Rexine Rawhead