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DAY AFTER #GIVEAWAY and Interview with Emi Gayle! #YA

Today I have another special treat! Emi Gayle is here to talk about DAY AFTER, the 2nd book in the 19th Year Trilogy. And she’s doing a Giveaway!

I’ve sung the praises of DAY AFTER here on the blog, so I’m so excited to have Emi here to give you guys the goods on this awesome YA series.

Let’s get started!

Me: Hi, Emi! Glad to have you here today. Tell us about Day After. How is it different from After Dark? Can we expect any surprises that you can share?

Emi: It’s most different in that the character that tells the story is Winn. In After Dark, Mac told the story and now Winn, the lead human in the overall trilogy, is our narrator.

There are tons of surprises and probably a bunch of things people will figure out. My biggest personal surprises came in how Winn reacts and how Mac grows. She truly was a selfish immature girl despite her saying otherwise and in Day After, she will … let’s say … mature.

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Me: I know who my favorite character is in the book. 😉 Who’s yours and why?

Emi: Well, Mac and Winn always take the top spots, but I have to say I also love Suze. He’s just … well … he’s just so much a contradiction of himself. He’s big and strong and a little loopy.

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Me: What inspired you to write the series?

Emi: It was just an idea about a girl who’d have to choose what to be forever and is that possible when you’re just 19 making all these decisions. Seems easy, it’s not. Not even at 39!

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Me: Agreed! Okay, fun stuff. Plotter or Pantser? Why?

Emi: 100% Pantser. I can’t plot. I let my story tell itself. It comes out how it comes out.

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Me: Coffee or Tea?

Emi: Tea!

Me: Me too! Sweet. 😉

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Me: Print or E-book?

Emi: Ebook

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Me: What books are you reading?

Emi: Given how busy work has me right now, I’m reading all the J. Taylor ARCs! LOL

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Me: When you’re not writing, you are?

Emi: Working. Mom. Photographer. All the other stuff that goes along with those things. 🙂

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Me: Fantasy or Paranormal?

Emi: Paranormal.

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Me: Any tips you can give aspiring authors?

Emi: Just keep writing. Like Dori in Nemo … just keep writing, just keep writing …

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Thanks so much for sharing with us today!

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CHECK OUT DAY AFTER:

DayAfterDay After

The 19th Year

by Emi Gayle

Release Date: May 6, 2013

Target Reader: Young Adult

Keywords: Paranormal Romance, Romance

Blurb

Demon crypts. Vampire lairs. Glowing angels. Sexy sirens. The stuff of fiction.

Or so Winn Thomas always thought.

Since being accepted into the fold of the supernatural, he knows better. None of what he imagined is true, but everything he feared is, and binding himself to his Changeling girlfriend until her nineteenth birthday will give him an education far beyond what he’d get at his human high school.

Luckily, Winn’s not giving up, he won’t back down, and he definitely isn’t going to run away with his tail between his legs. After all, only werewolves have tails. Right?

In this, the second of the 19th Year trilogy, Winn’s facing the challenge of one lifetime. If he doesn’t learn the truth about mythological creatures, his girlfriend Mac Thorne won’t either. That means, in six months, when she chooses her final form, she won’t know what to pick.

Winn, though, has his own ideas about Mac’s final selection—plans she knows nothing of.

He intends to have her pick human.

Whether she can or not.

Excerpt:

Demon crypts. Vampire lairs. Glowing angels. Sexy sirens. The stuff of fiction.

Or so Winn Thomas always thought.

Since being accepted into the fold of the supernatural, he knows better. None of what he imagined is true, but everything he feared is, and binding himself to his Changeling girlfriend until her nineteenth birthday will give him an education far beyond what he’d get at his human high school.

Luckily, Winn’s not giving up, he won’t back down, and he definitely isn’t going to run away with his tail between his legs. After all, only werewolves have tails. Right?

In this, the second of the 19th Year trilogy, Winn’s facing the challenge of one lifetime. If he doesn’t learn the truth about mythological creatures, his girlfriend Mac Thorne won’t either. That means, in six months, when she chooses her final form, she won’t know what to pick.

Winn, though, has his own ideas about Mac’s final selection—plans she knows nothing of.

He intends to have her pick human.

Whether she can or not.

Sitting in front of the twelve most powerful non-humans on the earth would have shaken a lesser guy. In my case, I’d almost thrown up. Twice.

‘Don’t worry,’ Mackenzie Thorne, my girlfriend, had said. ’‘It’s just a formality.

She hadn’t known I’d have to go alone.

Only the intake and exhalation of air in the room made any sound. Eerie light flickered from the tips of candles mounted along dark, oak-paneled walls.

I refused to look anywhere but ahead of me. To the long, wooden, medieval-length table.

Waiting.

Watching.

Holding my own breath.

For a moment, it seemed the walls began to close in on me.

At almost midnight on the first day of the year, I prepared to accept a fate no other human had ever taken on, been given or even offered. In response, sweat pooled under my armpits as alternating cold and hot ran through me.

The scratch of wood against wood had heads turning. Mine included.

Nahir, the oldest of the twelve, rose from his chair. “Winford Richmond Thomas, please rise.” His voice had a gravelly, hoarse sound.

I did as requested, my knees pressing against each other.

Nahir moved closer to me, his grandfatherly, human form disappearing under protruding scales of deep green. His arms lengthened into dinosaur-like paws and hit the rock floor, making the room around us shake. Thick wings extended from his body, and a tail lashed out against the wall behind him, rattling the candles.

A dragon, in the color of tropical ocean water, stood before me, huffing air from horse-sized nostrils.

Oh. God. I’m going to die.

Not going to die. It’s part of the test. Remember, you have to see them all. Mac’s words flowed through my mind.

Keep breathing.

“Master Thomas.” Josie, a siren and one of the most beautiful women I’d ever met, rose, her long flowing gown matching the color of her reddish-gold hair. I couldn’t help but stare at her. “You’ve been asked by our current changeling, Miss Maya Mackenzie Thorne, to be her teacher. Have you willingly agreed to take on this duty?” As Josie talked, she stalked forward, shimmering, shifting, the already-pretty woman becoming deadly man-hunting female—according to the legends I’d read.

Vibes ebbed from her like the rocking tide. If she sang, throwing up would be the least of my worries. I’d be dead by sexual self-implosion.

With a rough cough, I gathered my wits. “Yes. I have accepted. Willingly.” Every nerve ending in my body urged me to go to Josie, to let her take me and do with me whatever she wanted. A groan built in my throat, tension straining my limbs, most particularly, my crotch. Not now! The need to shift what grew sent heat to my cheeks even as Mac’s words played through again. Force yourself not to react to any of them. They’ll think you’re stronger than you are since you’re only human.

Only human. Problem number one.

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EmiGayle-1225-500pxEmi Gayle

http://www.emigayle.com

Emi Gayle just wants to be young again. She lives vicariously through her youthful characters, while simultaneously acting as chief-Mom to her teenaged son and searching for a way to keep her two daughters from ever reaching the dreaded teen years.

Ironically, those years were some of Emi’s favorite times. She met the man of her dreams at 14, was engaged to him at 19, married him at 20 and she’s still in love with him to this day. She’ll never forget what it was like to fall in love at such a young age — emotions she wants everyone to feel.

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2 responses

  1. emigayle

    Thanks for having me, Laney!! 🙂

    May 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    • So very welcome. 😉

      May 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm

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