I’m very excited to be a part of Emy Gayle’s Blog Tour for After Dark, book 1 in The 19th Year Trilogy.
And for those of you who’re wondering exactly what After Dark is, let’s take a look.
She has no choice but to pick. As a Changeling, it’s her birthright. To Mac, it’s a birthchore. Like going to school with humans, interacting with humans, and pretending to be human during the pesky daylight hours.
Once darkness descends, Mac can change into any supernatural form that exists—which makes her as happy as she can be. That is, until Winn Thomas, the biggest geek in her senior class figures out there’s more to what hides in the dark than most are willing to acknowledge.
In this first of the 19th Year Trilogy, Winn might know more about Mac than even she does, and that knowledge could end their lives, unless Mac ensures the powers-that-be have no choice but to keep him around.
You can add After Dark to your Goodreads shelves by clicking on the cover image. Please do. It’s an awesome read.
And so let’s move on with the post …
She makes YA PNR fresh and original. She also makes geeky guys sound HOT! Yep, it’s Ms Emi Gayle.
So, how about you tell us where, exactly, the crazy idea came from for the 19th Year Trilogy. And did the trilogy in its entirety flood to you at once? Or just the idea for After Dark and you took it from there?
The beginning and the end came to me right from the start, but the idea just ‘hit me’ one day, and I had to write it. Period. I knew it would start with Mac ‘meeting’ Winn and I knew in the end Mac would ‘make a choice.’ How it played out in the middle just happened as I wrote.
Tell us a little more about the MC, Mac. She’s feisty and arrogant, with great character development as After Dark unfolds. Did you base her on anyone you know?
I did not. I pulled all the snotty, stubborn pieces from some, the naiveté from others (though if anyone told Mac she was naive she’d probably hurt them), the looks without caring from others and the chance for change from others. Little pieces all around.
What about you? If you were in the same position, which form would YOU choose?
Ooh, such a hard question. Like my favorite paranormal creature, I’d want to be a shape shifter.
And no way can I let up the chance to discuss Suze. Anyone who hasn’t read After Dark won’t know who Suze is, but trust me when I tell you he is one of the whackiest characters I’ve ever read, and I absolutely adore him. Where, on earth, would you get the inspiration for a character like that?
Well … Suze just kinda … happened. I needed someone to … uh … balance Mac’s stubbornness. I figured a kooky character would do it. The beauty of Suze and why he is how he is will come in Book 3, but the more he ‘grew’ in my mind, the more I knew he was the perfect complement to Mac (outside of Winn). Suze is … just Suze.
Let us not forget Winn. *sigh* Talk about making the readers fall in love with a geek. I understand fully why this particular kind of male counterpart was necessary for Mac—anyone who’s read After Dark would, I imagine—but I know from reading your adult titles that Winn is a swerve away from the Alpha males I just happen to know you have a bit of a thing for (*cough* Tripp *cough*). So, maybe you could divulge, who’re your top three fictional Alpha males. 😉
My top five? Oh, boy. Hmmm… I actually prefer an Alpha/Beta male, but let’s see. From my own work, Tripp Fox is definitely there. I also absolutely love Roarke from J.D. Robb. I also adore Ethan Holloway from this chick in Britain. Oh … ha! That’s you. 😉
*snicker* Yeah, Ethan’s defo winning the ladies over.
And onto some more personal questions. O_O
Ice cream: Cookie Dough or Pfish Food?
Blech. Neither. 🙂
WTH?!?!?! This confirms it: the woman is a machine.
Shoe size? What? I kid, I kid. :p Steak or fish?
Steak, but ONLY if it’s a filet.
Kindle or paperback?
And last but not least, tell us why YOU think we all should read your book. 🙂
Because I make geeky guys hot and hot girls fall in love with them … genuinely fall in love with them.
Yes, yes, she does. 😉
Thank you so much for stopping by.
I had a really great bio in my head around midnight one night …. right before I fell asleep and it disappeared into the nothingness of unconsciousness. Bummer. So here’s something less well thought out.
I want to be young again, so I’m kinda sorta living it again. At least on paper. You see, I write paranormal romance. Now, that stuff can get really hot, and really gritty and well … mine does. But! My characters are teenagers, 18 and under. Like I was once … and want to be again.
Why would I want to be a teenager again? Geez. Because! If you met the man of your dreams at 14 was engaged to him at 19 and married him at 20, wouldn’t YOU want to do all that over again? Especially if you were still in love with him? I mean, c’mon! It’s love! That’s why I write, too.
You see… just because you pass a certain age doesn’t mean you forget what it was like to be 14, 15, etc. Actually, because I kinda grew up with my husband, we both still feel like the 14 and 17 year old kids we once were. So that’s where I’m coming from. You might think it’s totally lame, but you know what? That’s ok! Maybe you’ll like my other me instead.