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Spunky and naïve Spirit Guide, Meridian is on her path to look over humankind. Her world is turned upside down after her father is captured and she is forced to venture to the Fairy realm to escape her realm’s sinister leader. Seeking an ally from the Fairies, Meridian must return the coveted Fairy Quartz held by a witch coven in Salem and then travel to the demon realm and answer the riddle to get the fairy book stolen by a demon. She ventures out on these quests under a guise of tricks and empty fairy promises. As her quest ensues, a love triangle unfolds threatening the unity of her trusted circle of fellow spirit guides leaving Meridian with more questions than answers. An ironic twist of fate brings Meridian together with a cast out spirit guide turned fallen who is the key to saving herself and her realm. Their friendship will show her who she is and the answer to her burning question about the boy on Earth she can’t stop thinking about, Aiden whom has yet to discover who he is and his connection to Meridian. In the end the unimaginable happens threatening her will and her chance at finding her soul mate.
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“Meridian…so you have come to us on a quest from the fairy, a quest that may leave you stuck here with us for eternity and how we would enjoy your company. I know what you seek, and you may very well have it, but you must be worthy of yourself to have it. Answer the riddle and fair one, you may pass and have what you seek but only with your own conviction and belief in yourself. To pass, you must know what is invisible is real and you must believe in yourself. If you do not, you and your friends will be mine forever.”
“My name is Latin, known as the house of the spirit in the ancient East. I am imaginary and perpendicular to your circle. I rule fire and heat. I can run halfway across a world or just across your heart. I am the point of a horizon and encompass time. I have been with you since the start.”
Meridian felt herself being pulled back into being awake and being back in the demon realm with the rest of the guides and Talon. She opened her eyes.
“Riddles? I am really confused now. I didn’t know demons liked riddles,” Meridian belted out.
Talon moved quickly to her side.
“What do you mean? What happened?”
Pramlee was right there with Meridian right along with Caius and Kieren the entire time she went into her meditation.
“Talon, it was the same dark voice we heard here before, and he told me if I want the book and to go home I have to answer his riddle.”
Meridian looked to everyone for support as she began to recite the words that the dark one said to her. As she repeated the lines of the riddle, everyone seemed to be confused. Talon and Caius looked to one another as their minds went to work to answer the riddle. Pramlee was confounded. Kieren seemed to have an understanding of what the demon was saying. Kieren mumbled part of the riddle.
“Been with you since the start, name is Latin…rules fire and heat. Is it an astrological sign of one of the guides from their former life?” he asked.
Pramlee shook her head.
“No, that would be too easy.”
“Well, that is the point of a riddle, isn’t it? Usually, the answer seems so simple,” Caius remarked.
Talon was mumbling to himself.:
“Latin…a line. A line that runs across the world.”
Caius was catching on.
“The equator? How is that across the heart? Or been with her since the start of all this?” Caius asked.
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About the Author:
I am a wife and mom of three boys ranging from infant to teenager. I love all animals especially horses and I used to ride and train before my children were born, I do have my quirks and my two oldest boys let me know that every day! I am told I am dry, sarcastic and witty and it shows in my writing even though my series is dark and different. I love to hike and jog and of course read a good book when I have time. I love to travel and someday I hope to live closer to the beach.
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Thanks for doing an interview! Could you tell our readers a little bit about your writing journey? My writing is based on an understanding of the different beliefs and cultures around the world that are intricately weaved together through the characters in the story. I wrote with a message in mind that no matter where you come from or what you believe that you should always have faith in yourself. The story reflects some very real character traits of those who I have known good and bad and there is a glimmer of the truth in the story despite it is all fiction. The unspoken message in the story is no matter where you go there is never a perfect person or place and not all good are good and not all bad are bad. Everyone has good and bad traits and it is what we do with it makes us who we are. The journey is acceptance of others, understanding, second chances and the belief that we are not alone in the universe.
How many books do you currently have published? One
What has been your favorite book to write so far? Why? Well it has to be this one!
Are you currently working on a book? Will this be your next release? Yes, the next installment of the Meridian Chronicles: Black Widow Curse and The Coven
What do you enjoy most about writing? It is a creative outlet that allows me to escape for just a spell.
Do you ever get writer’s block? If so, how do you deal with it? Yes! It is like the advice that was given to the main character in Under the Tuscan Sun. When she stopped looking for ladybugs and fell asleep, she woke up and they were crawling all over her. Taking a step back, doing something fun always unblocks me. Jogging and music and my own art I dabble in always get me going.
Have you ever had one of your characters to take a twist you weren’t expecting and surprise you? Yes, the main character. Meridian I had a sense of what she would be before I began writing, as the story unfolded and her layers started to peel back, by book two she takes a unique twist that I had not considered until one night when I was writing.
Which of your characters is your personal favorite? Least favorite? Why? Many are my favorites, but I would say Selena the Fairy Queen. In my story despite the fairies are not central to the story, they are by far the more powerful beings and unbridled power, they are coy, vague and speak in riddles and are full of tricks. I love that about Fairies and I am a huge Fairy Fan! Warrick is my least favorite. His character traits are comprised of many character traits in people I do not like, however those traits were inspirational to the story.
So far, what has been your favorite scene to write? The trip to the demon realm where Meridian has to answer the demon’s riddle to get the Fairy Book
What lessons have you learned since becoming a writer? Do you have any tips for new writers? Well writing is an art and everyone has their own style and in some ways it is hard and then in some ways writing came to me naturally. Advice is when you get in a slump turn on the song “Don’t Stop Belivin” by Journey
If you were to recommend your books to a stranger, which book would you advise them to start with? Why? The first one, otherwise you won’t understand the series
Do you have any extras you’d like to share, like a teaser about an upcoming new release, a summary of a deleted scene, or a teaser about a surprising plot twist or character? The upcoming book is a lot darker than the first and the psychic Tallulah is very instrumental to the story in helping Meridian through her curse. The trip back to Salem during Halloween to the bar ran by an ex coven member becomes a secondary antagonist to the story. No deleted scenes yet…but there is a twist that I didn’t even see coming.
Now it’s time to get to know you! What are some of your favorite books to read? 50 shades, Series by Meredith Wild, Cassandra Clare Mortal Instruments. I love astrology books and anything regarding metaphysical
What about television shows? Movies? Not too much on TV however movies I love are Under the Tuscan Sun, Mortal Instruments, Crimson Peak, Money Pitt, Steel Magnolias, Cast Away, Signs, 6th sense, Red, The Vow, Nicholas Spark Movies, King Arthur
Is there a book that you have read that you feel has made a big impact on your life? Why? Natural Cures they don’t want you to know about. Really opened my eyes to a healthier way to live and eat.
Can readers find you at any live events, such as book signings or conventions? I sure hope so some day. I would like to do book signings in Salem at the shops there.
Do you have anything else you’d like to share with readers? Stay tuned!