by Genevieve Fairbrother
5 autographed copies will be given away on Friday, June 7, 2013!
About the Book:
Macy needs a break to sort out her life. Her parents are dead and now a moody trespasser has set up camp on the property she has inherited. When the stranger confesses to being an ageless sea-god and tells Macy she has been guarding a secret she never knew existed, her simple life takes a drastic turn. Just when she thinks it can’t get any stranger, a back door to the Underworld opens up and it’s time to run like hell.
This fast-paced adventure romance novel explodes as the dark forces tracking Macy surface to capture her. In the transatlantic chase that follows, she learns of her forgotten past and an ancient connection to the sea-god who helps her escape.
As events challenge Macy, she must come to grips with her past, determine what she wants in life, and become a force in her own right. Family betrayal, sinister plot twists, and unlikely friends fill this exhilarating story of one woman’s journey to forge her own path as she learns her true identity.
Exclusive Interview with the Author!
1) When did you know writing was for you?
Everyone should have a creative outlet. I’m not very good at drawing, I’m dreadful at singing, but I’m great at daydreaming which is really a story you tell yourself. I don’t believe there was a point in time when I knew writing was for me rather over the years it flowed more easily and I became confident. I prefer to say I’m a really good editor of my work. As a physician, I explain difficult concepts in a relatable fashion to my patients. Writing fiction is another way of explaining what I’m thinking only this time I get to make it up.
2) How would you describe your books?
Powerful descriptions that insert the reader into the action, good flow, relatable characters and accessible story lines.
3) Why was “Eleusis” a book you wanted to write?
As a child I loved tales from Greek mythology (Afterall aren’t they the original paranormal-fantasy series) but was troubled by Hades abduction of Persephone to the point that I was inspired to re-imagine the Persephone myth and give her the options she lacked in its traditional telling. I always wished she had tried to escape. I own 200 untouched acres on a lake on the Georgia–South Carolina border and I wanted to use it as a setting. In the final telling I gave the land character-like qualities. Finally I wanted to explore the growing empowerment of women in society and the need to balance life and relationships in the context of self-determination.
4) What do you want readers to take away from your story?
The immense and positive consequences when women are the central actors in their own lives. Society is diverse with many interconnected fragments and women are just one chunk of the whole. Options for women have expanded over the last century but those advances did not materialize simply because women demanded them. All segments of society have supported and encouraged women to be strong by respecting and valuing their input and that has made all the difference. This story acknowledges the complexity of society just as it encourages women to take control of their lives.
5) What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?
In the first chapter Macy is drawn outside by a ground mist that coats her land. She senses the peace of her property but that is splintered by the sudden and supernatural arrival of Jason who in an adrenal packed scene chases her into the woods. It sets the pace for the novel and and crystalizes the juxtaposition of appearances against the dire reality that Eleusis’ protagonist faces.
Genevieve Fairbrother lives in Atlanta with her husband and two teenage children. She owns the untouched land that is the setting for her novel Eleusis. Visit her online at www.GenevieveFairbrother.com
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