Sunday, 17 February 2013

Author Interview, Giveaway & Review: The Charmed Souls by Chrisitne Wenrick

We're very excited about having the wonderful Christine Wenrick back with us with her second book The Charmed Souls. The wonderful Christine has also treated us to an interview and a cheeky little giveaway. So sit back, relax and enjoy getting to know this wonderful author and her second book that little bit better. Bex
Reviewer: Em
Rating: 4 out of 5
I couldn’t wait to read this book. I wanted to find out what would happen between Olivia and Caleb, and I wasn’t disappointed. Christine Wenrick took me on a journey with many different twists and turns, up’s and downs.

Yet again, this book was full of intrigue; there were more characters that appeared on the pages as Olivia started her journey, learning about herself and her new talents. I was driven on to read by the developing storyline. I became captivated by Olivia and found myself hoping that she would be reunited with her love soon, and yet, found that it was delayed. I loved the story that developed and don’t want to say too much as I don’t want to give too much away for other readers.

The plot to the story is very strong. I was taken on a roller coaster ride; I was laughing and then crying, and wishing I could get my hands on a couple of the characters, so I could beat them up!! I am not ashamed to admit that I cried. I haven’t had a storyline effect me as much for a long time.

The unwinding tale has you gripped, and yet again, the book leaves you on a really big cliff-hanger . I eagerly await the next book. Well done Christine Wenrick, a wonderful instalment to a powerful series. 
Goodreads Synopsis
Olivia Ann Greyson is a Charmer, a Dhampir with the power to lure the supernatural world’s most dangerous of creatures – and she’s in an impossible situation. She must leave behind Caleb Wolfe, the strong, protective vampire she has fallen madly in love with, in order to learn how to protect herself from the vampires, shifters and demons that will be drawn to her for the rest of her life.

Human Guardian, Alec Lambert, has been assigned to see to Olivia’s training by the organization he belongs to, which is known simply as The Brethren. He takes Olivia to the group’s stronghold in the mountainous regions of Alberta, Canada, where she discovers the answers to her family’s painful past and the extent to which those hunting her will go to capture her. But she also uncovers many secrets and even more questions about this mysterious group she has trusted to protect her – secrets that will have her fighting to get back to the man she left behind.

. . . but will it be too late?


Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a creative person who enjoys writing, humor, nature, staying next to any kind of body of water – lakes, oceans, waterfalls, rivers . . . you name it, Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream and Fantasy Football.

What inspired you to write your first book? 
I had a clear image of the final scene of The Charmed from one of the areas here in the building I live in. I thought it was such a beautiful ending for a story . . . and all I had to do was come up with the rest of the book! LOL

How did you come up with the title The Charmed for your trilogy?
The answer to this is unfortunately a spoiler for the first book.

Describe Olivia, your main character, in five words.
Gifted, Loving, Determined, Resilient, Stubborn

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
How much music inspires me. About halfway through the first book I latched on to a song that helped me visualize a pivotal action scene that I was having trouble writing. Since then, with every book, I will pick a theme song, something that, even when I’m on the treadmill, will keep my mind always focused on the current book.

How long does it take you to write a book?
I’ve been completing about two a year. I wish I could do more, but I have another job in commercial interior design. That keeps me busy as well.

Can you share a little of your current work with us? 
Currently I am working on the third novel for my next 5-book paranormal series, The Men of Brahm Hill. What is Brahm Hill, you ask? For those of you keeping up with The Charmed Trilogy, you’re about to find out.

What is your work schedule like when you're writing? 
Typically I let ideas roll around in my head for a month, or two, or three. When I feel like I have the story, the characters, it’s pretty much 8-10 hours a day until the story is complete.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? 
Yes . . . THANK YOU! Without readers who are passionate about their characters and their stories, none of this wonderful world of writing and reading would be possible.

Random Questions: 
What’s in your fridge right now? 
Not much. If the world were thrown into disaster tonight I would have to survive on organic peanut butter, celery, light cheese sticks, Dijon mustard and wine.

What song do you sing at the top of your voice every time you hear it? 
Man, I am a terrible singer. I won’t subject anyone to it except my very best friend Rachel who is even worse than me! Right now though, it would have to be Ellie Goulding’s ‘Anything Can Happen’. And yes, it is my theme song for the current book I am working on. 

If your house was attacked by feral aliens, and they were zapping your house with their Über super bombs, what five items would you save? 
Wow! Feral and attacking with super bombs? That is a problem . . . 

Of course, my kindle, my cell phone, a comfortable pair of shoes because you never know what kind of conditions you’ll face if captured and taken to a hostile planet . . . probably a few of those stupid cheese sticks in my fridge (OK, really the wine), and a photograph of my family, something that can always be carried by me.

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be? 
Life Between Wine and Cheese

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing with us, this looks like it might be a fun trilogy :)


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