Wednesday, June 19, 2013

[Spotlight/Author Interview] Rowan by Christina Channelle

Title: Rowan (Blood Crave #2)
Author: Christina Channelle
Genre: Young-adult fiction
Published: April 26 2013
Publisher: Christina Channelle

Dark. Night. Death.

Things Rowan has been trying to avoid for the many years since she was first turned. Her choice: to sleep away the darkness; it beats having to deal with the craziness of life. Or rather, death. However soon after awakening, she stumbles upon a lone figure whose presence is shrouded with mystery.

She assists him in his search for answers making it even more difficult for Rowan to forget her past. She realizes she can’t hide forever as she is literally being sucked back into her chaotic world: a world where both fallen angels and vampires exist, manifested on earth as lapsus and lamia.

Not particularly … friendly with one another.

Rowan struggles to resist her hunger as a demon vampire while dealing with unwanted desires for a fallen angel from the past: a relationship that could only spell trouble. Not to mention the unresolved feelings she still has for a loved one from long ago. While all of this is happening, they must all seek the hidden evil that hunts them—for there’s an ancient fighting to wake up and destroy everything Rowan holds dear.

Author Interview
First things first, tell us something about yourself. Something we won’t find on your author bio!
Hmm. Well, I am deathly afraid of birds to the point where I could break out into a full-blown panic attack. I have no idea where this phobia comes from but you will never catch me watching The Birds.

Without giving away too much, which part did you like writing about the most? Which has the hardest part to write about?
I enjoyed writing the banter back and forth between the main characters. It was fun and made me wish they were real, lol. The hardest thing was probably one particular scene between Rowan and another character. I didn’t know how intimate to make it—my younger cousin might read this! I wrote the whole thing out, then nixed the entire idea, wanting to leave it to the reader’s imagination. Then I put some of it back, then re-wrote the whole thing again. It took awhile…

What book/s sparked your love for reading?
The first novel I remember reading as a kid was a book by Richie Tankersley Cusick. I can’t remember the title at the moment. That sparked me to read practically every book in the young adult/kid section of the library. I remember taking out up to 30 books at a time, reading them all, and swapping them for another 30.

Did you always know you wanted to be a writer?
No. I always enjoyed reading and that gradually led to my desire of wanting to write my own stories. It just felt natural.

What is one thing that you absolutely cannot be without!
My iPhone! I know, it sounds horrible but I’ve become so attached to it. I can read books whenever I want, jot down notes for stories I’m working on, browse the web when I’m bored, text my friends, play games. I do everything but talk on the phone.

About The Author.
A dreamer, Christina Channelle holds two degrees in health sciences but has always had a passion for writing.

You will find her reading other young adult novels, or typing up a new story on her computer.
Outside of writing, she enjoys movies, music, and has recently embraced a new-found love for sushi.

She resides in Ontario, Canada.