New Book Release – Aminah Iman – “In Between – The Chronicles of Sari” (Horror/Historical Fiction)

Hey there everyone.

My very good friend and author Aminah Iman has released a new book in her “The Chronicles of Sari” series.

I originally did an Author Interview with Aminah at the end of last year, which you can find here that covers all of her other previous releases:-

Author Interview – Aminah Iman – The Vamperial Series, The 30 Pieces of Silver Series, Were: Chronicles of Sari X and Black Magick – The 3 Trilogy

I therefore thought this would be an excellent opportunity to ask her some detailed questions specifically about her new release “In Between – The Chronicles of Sari” and Aminah has kindly given us another interview to savour below, so here we go 🙂

 

Hi there Aminah, fantastic to have you back here with us again to chat about your latest book release in your Supernatural “Sari” series.

Hello David, thanks for having me.

Where does this book sit chronologically, in relation to your previous “Chronicles of Sari” novels “Were” and “Reaper”?

In Between: The Chronicles of Sari comes right after The Chronicles of The Three which is a crossover book of The Chronicles of Sari and The Three Trilogy. All of the Chronicles of Sari books will be written in chronological order.

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Why is your latest book in the series called “In Between”, what is the relevance to the story/series itself?

Well, Sari is going up against a Djinn. A Djinn is a supernatural creature, that once it touches its victim, has the ability to put them in a fantasy dream-like state while it sucks the life right out of him/her. Since the victim is in a state between reality and fantasy I thought the title “In Between” would be most fitting.

Who are the key players/lead protagonists and antagonists that pop up alongside Sari and Dominic in this particular adventure?

Aside from Sari and Dominic, they have Lillian (Sari’s mother), Nick (Sari’s Were-panther beta), Manny and Selene (who are also members of Sari’s Were-panther pack). The most surprising protagonist to show up is Alaric, who is Sari’s dad that died before she was born. The biggest antagonist is the Djinn of course, but once Sari is in the ‘In Between’ she also has to fight a few villains in there as well.

What is the story about regarding the conflict that needs to be resolved by the characters and what are the stakes for them this time round?

The biggest conflict is for Sari to fight her way out of the fantasy while her team is on the outside trying to get her out. The problem, however, is that Sari has everything she’s ever wanted in this perfect fantasy world. She finally gets to be with her father, there are no monsters, and she still has the people that mean the most to her right there, so why leave. If she doesn’t fight to get out, if she chooses to stay there, she dies and she doesn’t have a lot of time to make her decision.

How did the idea for this tale take shape? Is it a natural progression from the previous books in the series or are you taking the series down another different path entirely?

I got the idea to write this book from a conversation Omega and I had. We were discussing our biggest fears and mine is losing my mind and/or my grip on reality. I just can’t imagine not being in control of my thoughts, how my life went, etc. I am also the type of person who likes to face my fears and seeing as out of all my characters, Sari is the most like me, I had to write a book where she was not in total control of her surroundings. This book follows the series natural progression in the sense that Sari has to defeat a supernatural being that is killing innocent people. It does veer off a bit because this time Sari is the main victim, it’s her life she must save. So, it is a challenge for her.

Did you do any specific research for this novel that differed from your previous ones in the series or the other novels that you have written?

Not so much in how I did the research, which I love by the way. I did have to do extensive research on the djinn. There are several different lore’s from around the world on djinns so I had to gather as much as I could before deciding which avenue to take.

When you have done research for your books, is there anything that has surprised you or completely changed your world view after doing so?

Just the knowledge that is out there. There is so much more than what you would assume, so many different etymologies from all over the world about the same subject. If you are willing to do the leg work, the knowledge is endless.

What aspects of your characters in this book would you say that you relate to on a personal level?

Great question! I would have to say Sari’s reaction to finally realizing that she was in a fantasy world. She has these flashes throughout the book that constantly confuse her and make her a bit angry, but when she finally acknowledges that she shouldn’t be there, that she has to let it go… I could relate to her on so many levels at that point.

What were the hardest parts of this book to write? And what were the easiest?

The book, as a whole, was pretty hard because as I stated before, I had to face some fears of my own while writing it. It was hard to write such a strong character doubting herself and feeling vulnerable. I had to put her in a role that was so uncomfortable for her. The easiest part to write was the ending, seeing her core group fight to get her out, knowing that they would stop at nothing until she was free.

Finally, regarding your subsequent projects, will you be writing another sequel to the “Sari” series or do you have other plans in the pipeline?

The Chronicles of Sari will be an on-going series for me, I don’t see her ending for a very long time, but my next book, due out in August, is not a Sari project. It’s called “Catch Me” and it is about a female assassin who works for, what she assumed was, a secret government agency. She later discovers that they are a in fact the bad guys and she goes after them after they kill her husband and son. I am really excited about this one!

And once again, that’s a wrap! Thank you for being here Aminah, your series keeps moving for strength to strength, we can’t wait to see more of it 🙂

Thank you so much David. I had a great time!

Bio:- Aminah Iman / CEO of Red Ink Publications/Author/Lead Editor/Creative Director

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Aminah Iman is an award winning author whose writing style ranges from Historical Fiction to the Supernatural. She started writing at a young age and believes, whether read, spoken, or written, words are the essence of power. Aminah loves reading as much as she loves writing and spends a great deal of her free time immersed in the pages of a book. She not only has over seven books and novels under her belt but publications to match. In over the course of the years she has be described as ‘Thrilling’, ‘Captivating’ and ‘One of the best historical fiction authors of anyone’s generation.’ She started Red Ink Publications with one idea in mind, to bring beauty to the world through the written word, and in her mind she and her imagination, have.

You can connect with Aminah on the following Social Media channels:-

Facebook:- Aminah Iman – Author (FB)
Goodreads:- Aminah Iman (Goodreads Author)
Twitter:- @AminahIman (Twitter)
Website:- The Website of Author Aminah Iman
YouTube:- Aminah Iman – Author (YouTube)

Aminah was interviewed here previously – check out her other releases and find out much more about her and her books here:-

Author Interview – Aminah Iman – The Vamperial Series, The 30 Pieces of Silver Series, Were: Chronicles of Sari X and Black Magick – The 3 Trilogy

You can buy the latest book in The Chronicles of Sari series here:-

Buy “In Between – The Chronicles of Sari” in Canada

Buy “In Between – The Chronicles of Sari” in UK/Europe

Buy “In Between – The Chronicles of Sari” in the US/Rest of the World

If you too would like to be interviewed on my blog at TooFullToWrite and you have a book or a series of books that you would like us to chat about then fill out the Contact Me form here with your details and we can arrange a future interview slot.

Still want more? Well, since this additional interview is a timely reminder of the excellent books that Aminah is writing, then why not take a look at some other articles written by my fellow writers on the theme of ‘Timely’ – check out the links below:-

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2. shame – The most important night of the year
3. Some People Are Hilarious – Girl Writing
4. pray, eat, sleep, repeat – How do I blog…
5. Space/Time – Making Sense of Complications
6. A word about life… – Keep On Moving
7. Time: Redefined – Faith Capsule
8. Bonkers Away! – Timely
9. Mainline_Matter – Timely Apparatus
10. Bubble Living – a moment teller’s
11. MY ENDURING BONES – Spider Island
12. My Personal Blog – Timely Pain
13. Tax Time doesn’t have to be Taxing – Bee Organized with Pamela
14. A Timely Reminder – Simple Joys
15. The Showers of Blessing – Alcatraz Island
16. Branching Out – April 1st to Easter – {16 Daily Prompts} & my 2017 Goals UPDATE !
17. Katt Leya: The Eye of The Storm – The Harlem Experiment
18. A Simple Text… – Dream Desire Achieve
19. Le Drake Noir – Roses
20. theblackwallblog – Just Two Tiny Berries…
21. catch up rant – jacey caitlyn speaks
22. Trusting People – World Through My Eyes
23. Avon 365 – Campaign 10 – Buy 1, Get 1 for $1.99
24. Footsteps – Fictional Strait
25. science – Oiseaux Words
26. Healing – Positively Un-broken
27. Jibber Jabber with Sue – A Work In Progress
28. Prompts: Measure/Timely/Pleased/Blindly/Unravel – LMTP Journey
29. The Syllabub Sea – Timely reminder
30. Sooner Than Later – AnneObure
31. Honing skills and loving the ride – Timely, The Thirteenth
32. Wanderlust – A new chapter – AD Events: MON Festival
33. GRACE, FAVOR & FAITH – How to MAXIMIZE the POWER OF CONCENTRATION in your life
34. witchlike – Jesus Christ Superstar, The Netherlands
35. unattended grandma – Timely free trip!
36. At the right time – Debbie Gravett
37. The Cracked Soap Dish – Nes Felicio Photography
38. Suddenly Single in Marin – Movies: Are you a Burning man or a Simmering woman?
39. acoffeetale – Nurturer of Time: A Golden Timing
40. IF, a habit? – thinkinkadia
41. A Timely Letter – On a mission
42. circus – Tiny Fawns Writings
43. In the World of Thoughts – NATURE – Without Clock
44. 13 reasons why.. – It’s a simple life
45. What’s Good About it? – jansten56
46. Avon 365 – Campaign 10 – Anew
47. A Little Need, Just Not Right Now – awesomeloopy
48. Timely Help – DeepikasRamblings
49. If at all – kittysverses
50. 29 Days Until The End – Perception – Daily Prompt -Wrapped In Words – Matthew Tonks’ Twisted Roads of Madness
51. Beggar in the Sand – Fictions & Dreams
52. Girl of 100 Lists – Estella Lynch
53. The Showers of Blessing – Weekly Photo Challenge – Surprise visit by Bees
54. Timely Hair Care – Saint Monk
55. Eden of Knowledge – Timely
56. Whir of wonder – Your Creative Journal
57. Fluffy Pool – Idiots and Geniuses
58. Did you pay your bill?? – Welcome to the World of Wellness
59. Saved by the bell – Playing with words
60. Tangled Webs – Seriously, Mare?
61. Only One Love – Leigha Robbins
62. Timely – Book Meets Girl
63. Timely List – On a mission
64. Light Motifs II – Time Pieces
65. Timely awaiting your arrival – Storysite
66. Timely – This & That & Everything Else by Sowms
67. Day 5: This Sh*t Takes Time – 50 x 36
68. WordPress Prompt: Timely – M, Personally
69. If you are a college student majoring in a STEM Field…you should always be Timely and here’s why! – StyleKemistry
70. Timely – Want to do BETTER
71. Live Free 2 Sail Fast – Making Progress through the National Maritime Center
72. Timeliness – Oh, border!
73. When Is The Right Time To Introduce My Boyfriend – eddaz
74. The side hustle: a new beginning – ink and toast
75. MISPLACED PEACES – This Day Not Timely
76. Musings of a Random Mind – Food for Thought
77. TERROR OF TICK-TOCK : AN AFFAIR TO WATCH – Rainbow
78. The Lion and The Lamb. Timely. – kindergartenknowledge.com
79. juantetcts – Timely
80. A Timely Affair – Chu On This
81. Dipping Into the Heart – Tolerance and Respect
82. y – between heads or tails
83. Tree Peas in a Pod – Demo piece for (Untitled)
84. JasonFLBlog.wordpress.com – the timely refrain from life’s domain
85. A Texan’s View of Upstate New York – #A-ZChallenge: Usborne Consultant Kit
86. Slow Fashion, Quality over Quantity, and Why It’s Great to Be a Maker – ELIZABETH KAY BOOTH
87. The Read-e-ologist – Choking Humanity
88. Azalea Frost – 6. Just In Time
89. Like a Pattern – Scribbled by M
90. timely – erintypes
91. Timely – The Bag Lady
92. Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored – Timely–Day 13 #NaPoWriMo #amwriting
93. A sealed envelope – Un Camino de Hojas Secas
94. Cage Dunn: Writer Author Collaborator – A Word or Two
95. Do! or Do Not.. – Timely (a religious thought)
96. Write Now – The Good Old Days
97. A Timely Reminder of The Simple Things About Story – 5 Books A Year By: This One’s For You!
98. Expected – Dear Terrence
99. The View From My Window – A Timely Transformation
100. Two (Haiku/Senryu): Rainbow & Gust – Thoughts of Words
101. Timely Reminder – aroused
102. Aug 22, 2015 @ 7:35PM – The Mind of Nox
103. Timely – In2Lauren
104. Death Valley and the Mojave Desert – Oddities and Ends
105. Tamara Neuman – My daily prompt meltdown, a timely affair.
106. The Eye of a Thieving Magpie – The Birds and the Bees
107. Faith Unlocked – Opportunity
108. DEADLOCKS – Fenix Verde / Green Phoenix
109. Your Tyranny- Ghazal #13 – The Moving Finger Writes
110. hoosiersunshine13 – The Cost of Healthcare
111. Grammy Writes – Let Your Heart Sing
112. Soul Mate – Wings Of Poetry
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114. Trump : straight shooter or loose cannon – Your Nibbled News – 2017 YNN
115. mycreatorscreation – Timely Visit To The Marsh
116. Timely – My Wife, the Stork.
117. B_ live – Purple Rain
118. the15thday – don’t follow the example set by that bastard white rabbit
119. On time – Spreading My Wings
120. Timely – wordsareallihavesite
121. Surrender timely.. – stoner on a rollercoaster
122. HOW TO SAVE TIME FOR STUPID THINGS – rhymeagination
123. Invisible Illnesses – Pleased – Daily Prompt
124. God Answers our Prayers With His Perfect Timing (Daily Word Prompt is Timely) – My Loud Bipolar Whispers
125. Scrambled, Not Fried – Here And Now
126. Mocha Coffee, Tokyo – America For Yemen
127. The rescue – Yuhu
128. Tale of A Place – Asma
129. Is it Timely ? – Jillymaui
130. A Timely response… – A Place to learn and grow together
131. MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO – Timely
132. The timely rescuer – rupalislale
133. “A” is for… – you are not a mistake.
134. You Won’t Believe What I Found While Cleaning My Bag – ONE MORE SHOT PLEASE
135. To My Never-Ending Source of Hope, Jesus.
136. The Gad About Town – A Timely Definition of ‘Time’
137. Wide Eyed In Wonder – Timely
138. Baby squirrel wanderer! – Poojannnblogs
139. Rishikesh Calling…….Day 1 – SprinkleSparkle
140. Swell Time – That would have been good to know- YESTERDAY.
141. anush12 – The timely intervention
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143. lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown – The Perfect Squelch: Spare Tire
144. Morning Sunburst – Heaven’s Sunshine
145. Remembering the first encounter with Wolf
146. Speaking of Cake – A lot from Lydia
147. Timely – Life, more than existence!
148. Time Sure Flies… – Inner Whispers
149. A Minus B Plus – the timely musings of a romantic
150. Be Who You Truly Are, The Rest Will Follow. – JANICE DAVIS
151. A Meeting with Time – Beautiful Mind
152. Defective Breast Cancer Gene BRCA+ – Migraines From Hell
153. Na’ama Yehuda – It is Time!
154. GRACE, FAVOR & FAITH – 5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A KNOW-IT-ALL ON YOUR TEAM!
155. Covert Novelist – Timely (2)
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158. Of Timing – Of Opinions
159. Ladyleemanila – Timely – Daily Prompt
160. How to Publish Your Book on CreateSpace – LifeBlog
161. Covert Novelist – Timely Train Lovers Photos
162. Swift and Sweet Timeliness – Cate Creates
163. Everything and anything – Tick, Tick, Tick.
164. Another Remarkable Day – Rainbows and Unicorns (Sort of)
165. To evolve as a new being….. /Suzhalgal
166. Keeping Time – Dutch goes the Photo!
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169. Timely–Daily Prompt – Fearless
170. A Ruined Life – Daily word prompt: Timely
171. The Daily Prompt – A Timely Embrace – the AIM studios
172. The Cat Chronicles – Daily Feline Prompt: Timely Felines
173. Relax – Brothers, friends
174. A Solemn Wish – The peepal
175. Crazy Olvie wants things timely – CD-W, Author Flawed to Perfection
176. The Flittering Soul – Unseen Angels
177. Let Trump Eat Cake – A lot from Lydia
178. Timely – All About Writing and more
179. Timeandreflections – Mirror and Myself
180. Rhododendron flowering – Don’t hold your breath
181. I Have Pretty Strong Convictions, I Guess – Timely
182. Kimberlee K. – 2017 Goals Check-In
183. Exploring the World around us – Timely
184. Gold Again – 25more
185. Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss – There is a time for everything
186. To find a path – themanbehindtheglass
187. Lamont and Dude, Amused by Science – I’m a Writer, Yes, I Am!
188. The Gift of Time… – Mum’s the Word Blog
189. A time for everything – Pauline Njah
190. Expedient – As I was saying…
191. Instinct #AtoZChallenge #I – Gogal
192. Pace Egg – There’s nowt so queer as folk – Back On The Grid
193. Rambling Kori – Daily Poem [103/365]
194. The constant state of becoming… – fades in…
195. It’s All in Finding the Right Words – In a Timely Manner
196. And still I wait .. – escapingperfection
197. New Ideas And Inspirations – Timely
198. thelonerose – Flowers
199. What a slut time is.. – manumausam
200. Timely – crashcoursedummy
201. Zachary W Gilbert, Author – Haiku for the Weary Writer
202. Zombie Flamingos – Yes it is…it’s Kitten Thursday!!!
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204. Red eggs – citySonnet
205. sonja benskin mesher – . it is an adjective .
206. Time – Asma
207. 4 tips for procrastination – Wonderful treasures
208. It starts with me – Healing is Timely
209. Space Chase – Zeckrombryan
210. MC, Day 4: Pump up the Jam – Bird Flight
211. If I Only Had More Time – Finally Kissxd
212. The Lawnmower Man – Redux Of Rex
213. Pull – A Short Conversation
214. Divorce Dojo – Financial timing considerations for divorce
215. My Canvas Linen Bed..!! – THEGIRLVERSUSWORLD
216. This vegan mixed sushi platter is full of awesomeness! – art of being fabulous
217. And then there was one – I deserve a partner who thinks I hung the moon
218. Cahlas Tawkin – Keep Your Eyes Open
219. Timely – Image & Word
220. Hot Dogs and Marmalade – K is for Kindness
221. No Time to Know Time – OneAndNone
222. Southern By Design – Hands Of Time
223. She Wolf – Fenix Verde / Green Phoenix
224. He is on Time – NOOKS&CRANNIES
225. A student witch vs the exam – Sarahs Crazy Mind
226. Timely Re-Oranging of the Browning Barnet! – Chronicles of an Orange-Haired Woman!
227. Holy Thursday – PIAGET – INSPIRATIONZ
228. Hot White Snow – Bedtime
229. ….on pets and prisoners….. – daily prompt: timely
230. Cimmerian Sentiment – #30 It’s A Date… Finally (Blythe & Mac)
231. I wrote a book. Now what? – Round vs. flat
232. Sreeblogs – I eloped from love
233. a timely dream – Love it Now
234. CopyCat Cafe: Kat Meets The Ex – Redux Of Rex
235. Stay Calm – The Psalmist
236. First Light – S. Thomas Summers
237. Designer Sophisticate – “Punctual” is not an option.
238. Full Moon Rising – Just Writing!
239. BATB fanart #1 – The art melon
240. Words of Comfort – NOOKS&CRANNIES
241. Muse of the Day – Everyday Strange
242. The Wandering Poet
243. Frank Prem – progress
244. Devil Doll Musings – Timely (four lines of something)
245. The Garden Plot – Strange Salmagundi
246. Lantern Words – A Timely Word
247. Lost Property Repository – Chequered Flag: Tracey Tries It On

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