Thursday, March 13, 2014

Book Blitz: Interview and Giveaway! Transformed by E.V. Fairfall

Transformed by E.V. Fairfall 
Publication date: January 1st 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance

Since the beginning, two entities have had complete, unquestioned control over Thea: the Earth and God.

But when Thea suddenly figures out that the Earth has trapped her within a forest, she discovers that the only way to set herself free is to break God’s one rule; she must forsake her animal form and become human.

The result is nothing she could ever have expected. Lost within the torrent of human emotions, Thea starts to lose who she is and even begins to fall in love with the one thing she always hated: a hunter.

As her act against God proves more problematic than anticipated, it is only a matter of time before her punishment may prove to be worse than Earth’s entrapment.


What makes Transformed a unique story? 

Well, let me first ask you this: how often have you read a book in which God and
Mother Earth are siblings? Or a book in which Earth itself is an entity of its own, and
prevents God from doing anything he wants? How often have you read a book in which
Mother Earth is able to take any form except for that of a human because it is forbidden?
Though Transformed is a story about finding one's self, it also explores the foibles of
being human and the value of all life. It is about making mistakes and finding a solution,
even if that solution isn’t what was originally intended.

Where does the story take place? 

Transformed takes place in a small mountain town in Colorado. This fictitious
town resides next to a forest and is green and lush (Colorado can get very dry), and
because of its high elevation, it has strange weather patterns. 

How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based
on the way they sound or the meaning? Do you have any name choosing resources
you recommend? 

Names! Names are so important to me, mostly because I can’t actually write a
character without first knowing their name. I can have the perfect scene in my head but
until I find a name that I know fits the character, I just can’t write them in. I don’t pick
names based on the sounds, but sometimes I pick a name because of its meaning.
Mostly I just know when a name works for my character. As for resources, I tend to use
lots of baby naming websites.

Who is your favorite character from Transformed and why? 

Oh gosh, I’m going to say Cricket. I love Chamber of course, but Cricket is just
so fun. Cricket is a girl who Thea turned into a squirrel because she needed to borrow her
apartment while she was human. Even though Cricket is now a squirrel, she insists on
taking special care of the clothes that she reluctantly let Thea borrow—more like take.
Thea, who doesn’t understand why Cricket cares about the clothes, tends to leave them
wherever she might drop them. Here is a quick excerpt from the book: 

“'You have a squirrel in your sweater.' Brice cocked his head to the side.
'Actually, I think it’s stealing it.'

Thea looked over her shoulder to see the little squirrel dragging the sweater
across the floor toward the closet. If Brice saw a squirrel put a sweater on a hanger, she
would never hear the end of it. She shook her head toward the squirrel, causing the ball
of fur to stop and glare before continuing to drag the sweater out of sight. If Thea didn’t
start hanging up the squirrel’s clothes, she had a feeling the little rodent would attempt to
kick her out."

Give us some insight into your main character. What does she do that is so

Thea is God's sister and has spent her life filling the role of Mother Earth, creating the
plants and animals and serving as their guardian. Alongside her brother God, the two
siblings used their light to create for hundreds of years. She doesn’t understand humans,
and she likes them even less. It isn’t until she takes a human form that she begins to
understand what she has been missing out on, and ultimately she gains a deeper
understanding of her brother and what it means to be a part of a family.

Did you have a specific song or playlist that you listened to when you were writing

I actually can’t listen to music when I write. I wish I could. Sometimes a song will
inspire me or motivate me, but while writing I need quiet. Of course, that never really
happens because I live in an apartment with paper thin walls—but that is part of the

What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors?

Never give up, and go to writers conferences! I wish I had gone to a writers
conference earlier. They open your mind to a side of book writing that you normally
wouldn't consider. You can meet people who love what you love, and it is a great chance
to break out of your shell and read some of your work out loud. Not only that but you will
meet other writers who will help you through the hard times. 

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

Reviews! Social media posts on Facebook, Tumblr, Goodreads and so on. Word
of mouth is huge for any author. There are so many great books in the world that people
haven't discovered, but they only need to be pointed in the right direction.

I love to write just as much as I love to read. I try to read a book per week, which doesn't always work out, but it's the thought that counts. Aside from all that I am a huge animal person.

Transformed is my first novel, but it isn't my first publication; I've had several short stories published over the last two years. My main goal as a writer is to explore humanity and to give people something fun to read.

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