Blog http://frantiskaoliver.com//page4.php Meet Haven, the main character in I See You 6/19/2014 12:06:59 AM Meet Haven, the main character of my upcoming novel, I See You

 

I was tagged by the one and only alpha, A.T. Russell in this blog hop discussing a favorite main character.  A.T. Russell writes Paranormal Fiction and his novel, Apex is available now. A.T. also has two other novels, New Alpha Rising: Ascension Part I and Ascension Part II (New Alpha Rising.  He is also a contributing author for several short story collaborations with 7DS Books.

 

Thank you for invite, A.T. ~ Frantiska

 

Questions:

1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?

My main character has been called many names over the years, but her birth given one is Haven. She isn’t based on anyone in particular, but I would love to have her shape shifting abilities.  

2) When and where is the story set?

My main character calls it a delusional safe haven, but really it is a gated subdivision set in todays’ world. (2014) 

3) What should we know about him/her?

Haven (aka Skittles) views herself damaged. And honestly, who could blame her? She was molested throughout most of her childhood, her siblings wanted nothing to do with her, and she watched her parents die on her sixteenth birthday. Her life is filled with revenge seeking madness and haunting reminders of her past. She is a nomad erasing the earth of child predators, hoping one day she will find the peace her scarred heart and soul crave.           

4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?

When Haven meets Bryce, her world of secrecy is exposed. Her solitude life is challenged and the protective walls she built around her scarred heart begin to crumble. Tossing her into uncharted territory and reminding her of forgotten dreams. Struggling with the haunting memories of her past, the inability to trust and the hideous reality of abuse, Haven is thrown into a battle she never expected to fight and feelings she didn’t want to face.   

5) What is the personal goal of the character?  

With shape-shifting abilities, Haven sets out on a path of revenge against child predators, while she searches for the monster who ripped away her innocence, murdered her trust and abused her body. Hoping one day she will come eye to eye with the man who stole from her the only thing that cannot be given back or replaced.

6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

I See You  

7) When can we expect the book to be published?

I See You will be published by Twisted Core Press summer of 2014

 

I have tagged 3 other wonderful writers to continue the blog hop. Check out their posts and discover a new favorite author!

Kat Daughtry

Alyse Gardner

Jude Johnson



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Tag you're it. 5/4/2014 4:25:33 PM I was tagged in a blog post by a fellow author, A.T. Russell. The challenge is to answer the following questions and then tag other authors. This is how authors play tag and, since I don’t run unless it is life threatening, this is my favorite version of Tag! You’re it!   

 

What are you working on right now?

 

At the moment I am working on edits for the first book, of a series, titled I See You. It is about a shape-shifter named Haven who sets out on a path of revenge against child predators. While searching for the monster who ripped away her innocence, murdered her trust and abused her body. But, when she discovers Cassidy and her mysterious Uncle Bryce, Haven’s world of secrecy is exposed. Her solitude life is challenged and the protective walls she built around her scarred heart begin to crumble. Tossing her into uncharted territory and reminding her of forgotten dreams. Struggling with the haunting memories of her past, the inability to trust and the hideous reality of abuse, Haven is thrown into a battle she never expected to fight and feelings she didn’t want to face.

I have also started the second book to I See You. Though I have not chosen a title for it yet, it will continue to follow Haven’s struggles as she continues her search for revenge. And, just to spark a little more curiosity, the challenge she faces in this one, just might destroy her.

 

How do your stories differ from others in its genre?

 

I base my stories on the horrors of reality, such as domestic violence or abuse. Using fantasy creatures with special abilities as some of my main characters, I to add unique features or capabilities to each of them. Ones that do not follow the normal fantasy character description. Such as adding poison injecting talons or wings to shape-shifting panthers, bears or other animals.    

 

Why do I write what I do?

 

Writing fantasy is a thrilling, cleansing, and even sometimes a horrible vacation no one can buy. It allows my mind to run free. To release the tension and stress that comes with everyday life. An adventure I can enjoy without having to pack a suitcase or leave home to experience.

 

How does the writing process work?

 

For me, it starts after the sun sets and everyone is asleep. Using the crickets, frogs, and occasional hooting owls for background noise, I sit on the back porch and drift off into my own private world. Allowing myself uninterrupted time to cry with my characters, laugh at their antics, and feel their love and pain. Being a person who doesn’t want anyone to see my tears or hear my whispered words, solitude is a must for me. So, being a mom and wife, late at night is about the only time I have to be alone.  

 

Now it’s my turn and I get tag three (there are more, but they have already been tagged) amazing authors I respect and adore. Dawn KirbyKat Daughtry, and Marc Quaranta guess what? “Tag you’re it!” 



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