Kristen Miller is the author of The Eternal Ones, a YA novel that just hit bookstores on August 10. The Eternal Ones is a story on Reincarnation, murder, and love. Those are the main things, but it's so much more than that!! Kristen really has an unique voice that I think most of you guys would love. I know I do.
She is also the author of the Kiki Strike series, one that I have YET to read, but that it's now on the top of myWish list.
A Summary on The Eternal Ones:
What if love refused to die?
Haven Moore can’t control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan, and a life in New York that ended in fiery tragedy. In our present, she designs beautiful dresses for her classmates with her best friend Beau. Dressmaking keeps her sane, since she lives with her widowed and heartbroken mother in her tyrannical grandmother’s house in Snope City, a tiny town in Tennessee. Then an impossible group of coincidences conspire to force her to flee to New York, to discover who she is, and who she was.
In New York, Haven meets Iain Morrow and is swept into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Iain is suspected of murdering a rock star and Haven wonders, could he have murdered her in a past life? She visits the Ouroboros Society and discovers a murky world of reincarnation that stretches across millennia. Haven must discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves¸ before all is lost and the cycle begins again.
Now let do this again, and again, and again...
1. What are your views, beliefs, on Reincarnation?
I love the idea of reincarnation. I truly believe it could explain so much! (Déjà vu, love at first sight, phobias, why I’ve always felt the need to travel to Istanbul.)
I’m not sure if I believe in reincarnation, though I’ve heard plenty of stories that have made me wonder if there might be something to it. Lots of little kids seem to “remember” other incarnations—and some of the details they offer are pretty darn convincing. So let’s just say that if my daughter (who’s nineteen months old) ever starts talking about a previous life, I’m going to pay VERY close attention to whatever she tells me!
2. Is this series in anyway similar to your other series (Kiki Strike)?
Funny you should ask . . . a Kiki Strike fan posted on Facebook that she was disappointed to hear that The Eternal Ones is “about love.” Well it is, but I promise this book is just as exciting and strange as any of the Kiki Strike novels. It’s written for a more mature audience, and it does feature a whole lottaromance, but it was written by me. And I’m incapable of writing books that aren’t extremely weird on many levels.
3. Talk to us about New York, why did you choose it for the novel, your feelings towards it, favorite places, bookstores, I don't know, anything! xD
New York City is my favorite place in the world. I feel so lucky to live here. Even when I stroll down a street I walk every day, I always stumble across something new and exciting. Always. I just moved to a new neighborhood in Brooklyn, and I’m really fascinated by all the nineteenth century stables and carriage houses near my home. (I’m a big history buff.) And there are lots of hidden houses, too! (KikiStrike fans will know what I’m talking about.) That’s why I always encourage people to explore their own neighborhoods. You never know what you’ll find! (For instance, my house used to be a brothel. How crazy is that?)
Quite a few of my favorite places are actually featured in The Eternal Ones: the Washington Mews, Washington Square Park, Central Park Lake, etc.
Taschima: I've only been to New York once in my entire life, for BEA, and I love it! I absolutely love when novels put their characters there.
Kristen: The next time you’re back, drop me a note and I’ll show you around!
Taschima: Eeeks!!!! **excited!**
4. Do you love Iain or Ethan more?
Who is your favorite guy of the novel and why?
I adore them both. A friend of mine once observed that I tend to go for “swashbuckling” men. I think that label fits both Ethan and Iain. (And I’ve always had a thing for guys with auburn hair like Ethan’s.) See, that’s the nice thing about writing books with a little romance in them. You get to dream up some pretty amazing love interests for your heroines.
I also have a big crush on Beau Decker. (And why not? I have a big crush on Neil Patrick Harris, too.)
5. And finally, my favorite question,
If you were to pick actors for your book, who would you pick and why.
I can’t really say who I’d choose to portray Haven or Iain. None of the usual suspects, I assure you.
The one actor I thought of when writing this book was James Franco.
He would be the perfect Adam Rosier. Perfect! He has such a wicked smile. And those cheekbones!
Taschima: Oh God yes. I would watch that movie in a heartbeat. Hehe...
Moving Along!!! I just loved this book. After I read it I knew I has to somehow contact Kristen and make this happen, thank goodness she is such a good person and agreed!!
If you wish to see my review on The Eternal Ones Click Here.
Now in honor of this interview (and the release of The Eternal Ones!!!) whoever comments on this post will be entered on a special giveaway for a copy of The Eternal Ones.
Oh and, there may be 1 or 2, or 3 winners... Have yet to confirm ;)
**Edit! There will be 2 winners!!!**
If you want to be entered leave a comment that is regarding the interview, the novels, the author, additional information perhaps, etc. Please don't just leave 'Enter me!' Because it won't be accepted xD
Also leave your name and email address. If you don't feel comfortable leaving your email address email me atbloodybookaholic (at) hotmail (dot) com
If you comment on my review of The Eternal Ones you will get one extra entry into this giveaway, so really there is only that one extra entry hehe
Guys this book is TOO good to pass up, so even if you don't wish to win the book go to your library and see if they have it, or even better go to your nearest bookstore and make a purchase!
The giveaway will end on September 1 at 11:59. Have a nice day!
US Only -sorry Int guys =[.