Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fury Blog Tour!

It’s winter break in Ascension, Maine. The snow is falling and everything looks pristine and peaceful. But not all is as it seems...
Between cozy traditions and parties with her friends, Emily loves the holidays. And this year’s even better--the guy she’s been into for months is finally noticing her. But Em knows if she starts things with him, there’s no turning back. Because his girlfriend is Em’s best friend.
On the other side of town, Chase is having problems of his own. The stress of his home life is starting to take its toll, and his social life is unraveling. But that’s nothing compared to what’s really haunting him. Chase has done something cruel...something the perfect guy he pretends to be would never do. And it’s only a matter of time before he’s exposed.
In Ascension, mistakes can be deadly. And three girls—three beautiful, mysterious girls—are here to choose who will pay.
Em and Chase have been chosen.

Fury by Elizabeth Miles
Release August 30, 2011
Simon & Schuster

I was lucky enough to read and review an ARC of Fury, you can read my review here. Also, I was lucky enough to be part of this blog tour, and today you get to read my exculsive Q&A with the author, Elizabeth Miles.

Here we go:

Stellar Book Blog: What made you write about Furies? Have you always been fasinated with them, or is it just the direction your novel took?
Elizabeth Miles: The Furies are a lesser-known creature in Greek mythology—I hadn’t heard of them myself until I was in my twenties. I was immediately drawn to their vengeful and disproportionate sense ofjustice. I thought it would be a great foundation for a contemporary novel.

SBB: Do you know the outcome of the characters before you write them, or does it play out in your head as it's happening and as you're writing?
EM: I work off of a very detailed outline. Of course individual scenes and emotions develop organically, but I’m always conscious of where I am in the story and where I need to go.

SBB: Which is your favourite character in Fury and why?
EM: It’s hard to choose a favorite! It was fun to write Chase—I enjoyed exploring the male perspective. I certainly have some key things in common with Em. The Furies are deliciously bad and I love watching them do their thing. And some of the minor characters, like JD and Drea, are people who I would actually be friends with.

SBB: Since this is your debut novel not due to be released until August 30, now that it's circulating around reviewers and such, and people are reading it, what does it feel like? Is it what you were expecting? You must be so excited for Aug 30 to come!
EM: Thank you, I am super-excited for August 30th! I’m also: overwhelmed, nervous, proud, insecure, gleeful…am I doing a good enough job demonstrating that I’m dealing with a lot of conflicting emotions? I poured a lot of energy into Fury and I’m happy with the result. No matter what happens, that will remain true.

SBB: Fury isn't over yet, what can we come to expect in this trilogy in the upcoming books?
EM: It sure isn’t…Fury is the first book in a trilogy. The next book, which I’m revising right now, is called Envy, and it will follow some old characters and some new ones through increasingly terrifying ordeals with the Furies. We’ll find out more about where the Furies came from, and more about how the Ascension teens will choose to banish these beautiful persecutors.

Thank you Elizabeth for taking the time to answer these questions!

And for your listening pleasure, the Fury Series Playlist:

For more information on Elizabeth Miles and Fury


GetHealthyMomma said...

Great interview questions, thanks for sharing! Congrats to Elizabeth Miles for the release of Fury!

Lynda said...

I enjoyed reading the interview and listening to the music as well. Great job and congratulations to Elizabeth Miles.

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