Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Blog Tour & Interview: Eleusis (Genevieve Fairbrother)


Her parents are dead and now a moody trespasser has set up camp on the property Macy has inherited. When the stranger confesses himself to be an ageless sea-god and tells her she has been guarding a secret she never knew existed, her once 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.Mythology and contemporary life collide as this fast-paced novel explodes and dark forces tracking Macy surface to capture her. In the transatlantic chase that follows, she learns of her forgotten past and a centuries-old connection to the sea-god who helps her escape. A tragic miscalculation derails Macy and in a moment of self-sacrifice she ends up where it all began, trapped in the Underworld.
Has she learned enough about her past to forge a meaningful future? Utterly alone, she realizes that to gain real freedom, she must reject her assigned place in history and in doing so risk everything.
Events challenge her whilst she comes to grips with her legacy and decides what she wants in life. Family betrayal, sinister plot twists, and unlikely friends fill this exhilarating story of one woman’s journey to shape her future as she learns her true identity and strives to become a force in her own right.

Eleusis by Genevieve Fairbrother is one-of-a-kind contemporary paranormal adventure novel that narrates a unique perspective on women and relationships using the life of one immortal woman moving through time.

Genevieve Fairbrother
The author lives in Atlanta with her husband and two teenagers. She attended Wellesley. 

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.       What gave you the inspiration to write this book? I wanted to free the mythological Persephone from her abduction by Hades, reflect the sense of peace that I feel when I’m on the 200 acres I own that I used as the basis for Eleusis, and chart society’s progress in allowing a woman the right to determine her own fate.
2.       Who is your favorite character in the book? I like Jason, but I had the most fun writing Artemis.
3.       Which came first, the title or the novel? The novel. The title was difficult. I wanted one word to encapsulate a message. Eleusis is a point of freedom or rebirth in mythology when I settled on that title I knew it was the right one for this book.
4.       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.
5.       Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you’ve learned as a writer from then to now? That conversation is the best way to show and not tell the audience what is transpiring.
6.       What do you like most about the cover of the book? The feeling it evokes. All the little overlays and nuanced changes to the original images are purposeful and yet the whole is smooth and unforced in its imagery. It’s sublime yet powerful.
7.       What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2013? I don’t know yet.
8.       What was your favorite book in 2012? There wasn’t one. None of the books I read stood out. I read JK Rowling’s latest and a Baldacci but they didn’t light any fires for me. I wanted so much to like JK Rowling’s because I have tremendous respect for her Harry Potter series.
9.       What’s up next for you? I’m already at work on the second in the series. I’ll be at the Chicago Blogher 2013 convention in July speaking to bloggers about advances in women’s health (I’m an OB-Gyn)as well as at the Atlanta Writers Conference in May.
10.   Is there anything that you would like to add? “We stopped looking for monsters under our bed when we realized they were all in our head.” Children have such great imaginations because they are not limited by pre-conceived ideas. The ancient cultures have such wildly fantastical stories but the root emotions and human relationships tie us together through the ages. Timeless stories tap into those familiar emotions. The magic is capturing those emotions in unique and compelling ways.


June 3 - Forget the Housework, I’m Reading – Review & Guest Post 

June 4- Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt 

June 5 – A Blue Million Books – Guest Post, Q&A & Excerpt 

June 6 – Amie’s Reviews – Review & Guest Post 

June 7 – Ai Love Books – Review & Guest Post 

June 10- Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Novel Spotlight, Guest Post & Excerpt 

June 11 – Curling Up with a Good Book – Q&A & Excerpt 

June 12 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Guest Post 

June 13 – Chick Lit Plus – Review 

June 13 – Bounds by Words – Novel Spotlight & Excerpt 

June 14 – Books and Insomnia – Review & Excerpt 

June 17 – Brooke Blogs – Review & Excerpt

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