Erin writes . . .
As you know, we have this massive blog tour going for Pledged, and Seth and I thought (yes, we know, the first time is always the hardest) that we'd share some of the amazing stuff happening out there *she waves an arm vaguely at cyberspace* with you.
We hope you'll visit some of our blog hosts to check out what they are doing. But today we are sharing part of an interview we gave to Ellen at: http://readingsmydrug.blogspot.com.au
It was our first interview and we were kind of nervous. But Ellen was nice (at least she didn't bite) and this is how it went . . .
Ellen: Just so our readers understand your awesomeness, do you mind describing each other in five words? (Feel free to commentate on each others' answers ;D)
Erin: *brushes hair from her face* “Wow . . . only five words-”
Seth: *interrupts* “And here you are wasting them. Erin is: fiery, brave, loyal, beautiful, mine.”
Erin: *takes deep breath* “Okay, I can do this. Seth is: loyal (to the wrong person. By the way, the words in brackets don’t count) gentle, peacemaker, so hot-”
Seth: *interrupts – again* “I think you’ve seriously overshot your target.”
Erin: giggles. Okay, I know. I was lame. But I admit, I panicked there . . .
Ellen: Can you tell us a little about your journey in Pledged?
Seth and Erin exchange looks:
Seth: “You wanna go first?”
Erin: “You’re just scared she won’t believe us.”
Seth: “No kidding. So are you going to tell her?”
Erin: *clears throat* “Well, Ellen, you see it was like this-” *frowns*
Seth: “We found this crazy diamond Seer-Stone-”
Erin: *interrupts* “No, we didn’t just find it. We were led to it by our Guardians – they’re angels, in case you’re wondering.”
Seth: “But that was only after the demons tried to kill us.”
Erin *looks serious* “The only way I could save Seth was to take us back in time to an ancient land called Shenaya.”
Seth: *cracks crooked smile* “And I’m still working on forgiving her for that. Ellen, just a word of warning. If Erin ever offers to save you, run. In the opposite direction.”
Ellen: *laughs* (to the audience: Does anybody else get the feeling it should be Seth to run in the opposite direction of? Just kidding ;D)
If I didn't love Seth, I'd have to agree with Ellen. But instead I said . . .
Erin: “He’s so ungrateful! Shenaya isn’t so bad.” *pauses * “Okay, so they sacrifice people to the demon Reuel, but-”
Seth: *interrupts* “Or enslave you. Or force you to marry people you don’t love – I could go on and on.”
Erin: *shoves elbow in his ribs* “Don’t. You’ll give the whole story away.”
Seth: *chews thumb nail* “Hmm. You know, I hate talking about myself-”
Erin: *interrupts* “Ellen, Seth was the coolest, sweetest guy I’d ever met - until he found out I was his soul mate-”
Seth: “Do you mind – guys don’t like being called ‘sweet’.”
Erin: “Ignore him. Anyway, it’s true. And talk about playing hard to get! I hate to admit it, but Seth would rather have kissed Reuel’s feet than be with me.”
Seth: *takes a deep breath* “Erin, have you any idea how that makes you sound?” *brushes his hand over her hair* “Trust me, Erin deserved much better than me, but in the end, I guess you can’t fight something burned into soul.” *gives a wry smile* “She’s mine.”
Ellen: Awww! With the crystal that allows you travel back in time, what's one era you would love to visit and why?
Erin: *eyes glowing* “Lizzy Bennet! Please let me go back and meet Lizzy Bennet!”
Ellen: Good answer. I approve.
Erin” *sighs* “Just answer the question.” I know, he's a complete Philistine!
Ellen: What's one thing you've taken out of your adventure in Pledged?
Erin: “Simple. You have to fight for the things – and the people - you love.”
Seth: “If more people were willing to give peace a chance, the world would be a better place.” *grins at Erin* “They do say opposites attract!”
Ellen: Any advice on life-altering adventures from your experiences for your readers?
Erin: “Don’t be like me. At first I was so obsessed with the need for ‘concrete evidence’ that I refused to believe lost worlds and time travel were even possible. So be open-minded and you never know what wonder you may stumble on.”
Seth: “Wow. That’s deep.”
Erin: *looking indignant* “So what were you going to say?”
Seth: “Pack light. It’s hell dragging lots of luggage behind you.”
Ellen: I can only imagine... Time for rapid fire! Summer or Winter?
Okay, to find out what our fascinating answers were, you will have to drop in at Ellen at:
And, just so you know, Ellen is also giving away eBooks of Pledged on her blog. I'm sure she'd love it if you won. . .