Monday, August 26, 2013

Beyond the Eyes

Today's special guest is Rebekkah Ford. Rebekkah grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal. Her parents’ Charles and Geri Wilhelm were the directors of the UFO Investigator's League in Fairfield, Ohio, back in the 1970s. They also investigated ghost hauntings and Bigfoot sightings in addition to UFO’s. Growing up in this type of environment and having the passion for writing is what drove Rebekkah at an early age to write stories dealing with the paranormal. At one point in her life, she thought she wanted to be a journalist, and although she enjoyed writing articles, she quickly discovered her real passion was writing fiction. Her fascination with the paranormal is what led her to write the ‘Beyond the Eyes’ series. Visit her online and read her blog at http://themusingwriter.blogspot.com.


AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

What were your favorite books as a child?

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss


What are your favorite books as an adult? How has your taste in genre changed over the years?

Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice, 1984 by George Orwell, The Stand by Stephen King, All of the Harry Potter books by J.K Rowling, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.

My taste has gotten much darker.


How did you select the genre you write in?

It was easy. I'm fascinated with the paranormal world and know quite a bit about it, so I chose writing in that genre. I picked young adult because I love YA paranormal books, and I still feel like a teenager.


If your book was made into a movie, who would play the lead roles?

Unknown actors. Hopefully I'd get to pick them out.


What songs would be in the movie's soundtrack?

Good question. Whatever It Takes-by Lifehouse, I'm With You-by Avril Lavigne, Enter Sandman-by Metallica


What are you working on next?

Right now, I'm working with my editor on edits and rewrites to the third book in this trilogy (The Devil's Third). It's due out sometime this fall.


Book Info-
Title- Beyond the Eyes
Series-Beyond the Eyes Trilogy Book # 1
By-Rebekkah Ford
Publication Date- June 3, 2012
Genre-YA Paranormal Fantasy


“A thrilling, wholly satisfying first book to a new young adult series. It will keep you wanting more.” –Valentina Cano,  Carabosse’s Library
“Beyond the Eyes is haunting yet passionate. This breakout novel is quick and hip, a saucy must-read.”–Charles Land, Judas Pistol
Paige knows evil exists in this world, but she never imagined it would want something from her.
In the small town of Astoria, Oregon, surrounded by deep forest and endless mountains, another world thrives . . . a menacing one where dark spirits dwell in soulless humans. Seventeen-year-old Paige Reed lives in this lush, picturesque setting. She’s not your average teen, though she appears to be. Not only is she heartsick, but she’s been receiving cryptic premonitions from a ghostly voice since the age of four. After she hears a haunting message about herself, supernatural occurrences begin to confuse her.
Nathan Caswell seems to peer into Paige’s soul, evoking a magnetic energy between them they cannot deny. They’re connected. But he’s no ordinary guy. He tracks dark spirits and becomes alarmed when they set their sights on Paige.
When two power-hungry malevolent beings make demands on her, she realizes then the fate of mankind rest in her hands. Her world quickly turns inside out where the impossible becomes possible, and in the end she’s faced with a life changing decision that will not only alter her existence but the world as she knows it.
Can a deeply troubled teen overcome her own demons in order to fight those lurking about? With the past and present colliding, Paige must make the ultimate mortal choice. Will it be the right one?


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Book Info-
Title- Dark Spirits
Series- Beyond the Eyes Trilogy Book # 2
By- Rebekkah Ford
Publication Date- February 23, 2013


Now immortal, Paige is emotionally and physically stronger than ever. She must find the location of the ancient incantations to prevent mass genocide. But the war against good and evil is spawning another war–a battle between the dark spirits themselves. Paige is saddled in the center of both growing revolutions and is ready to take on the dark forces. But Nathan’s overprotectiveness prevents her from taking action, and he’s hiding things.

Paige’s personal life gets more complicated when Brayden arrives back in town and offers the equal partnership she desperately craves from Nathan. Then there’s Carrie and Tree, her two best friends and only family she has left. Unfortunate circumstances thrust them into Paige’s dark world, giving her no choice but to allow Nathan to arm them with combat techniques in hope they’ll be able to protect themselves.

Meanwhile, Paige is having visions and discovering abilities she was unaware of. When Anwar comes to visit, his weird behavior alarms her. Could he be turning to the dark side?

Time is running out. Paige not only needs to find the incantations but also to untangle the bands around her heart and make a decision that could leave her with a life worse than death–a life of betrayal from the ones she trusted most.

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Book Info-
Title-The Devil’s Third
Series- Beyond the Eyes Trilogy # 3
By-Rebekkah Ford
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The Exciting Continuation Of The Beyond the Eyes Trilogy.
If you could have the power to control evil, would you want it?
In a rainy, misty town filled with moss covered trees and dwarfed by wooded mountains, Astoria, Oregon, holds many secrets and eighteen-year-old Paige Reed is one of them. She’s immortal, has magical abilities she’s discovering, and harbors King Solomon’s power inside her. With his incantations, she can control the dark spirits who lurk among society in soulless humans.
But her problems are mounting.
Her best friend slips into a coma, and Paige must tap into her newfound powers—powers she’s unsure of—to save her.
Through this ordeal, Bael who once commanded a legion of black souls, forces Paige to make a pact with him, causing her to abandon the ones she loves. When she finds out where Solomon’s spells are and tells Bael, she begins to have second thoughts about her agreement with him.
Will she risk everything to claim the spells that hold the power to control the dark spirits so she can enslave him? Or will her one true love find her before she makes a horrible mistake that could damage her for life?
And most importantly, what does the Devil’s third mean and what is Bael really up to?

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2 comments:

p.m.terrell said...

Thank you for joining us here today! Your books sound intriguing. Do you ever have difficulty sleeping, or being in a house by yourself after writing frightening scenes?

Rebekkah Ford said...

Thanks for having me. :) No, I don't have a problem sleeping, although I used to have horrible nightmares about possession. I'm not afraid to be alone in the house or writing frightening scenes. In fact, I love writing scary scenes. :)