Hey guys! I’m really excited to be hosting Jennifer Ellision, author of the THREATS OF SKY AND SEA series, for an interview today! Learn more about Jennifer’s MC and Jennifer herself! Let me tell you about the book first and then enjoy the interview!
ABOUT THE BOOK
THREATS OF SKY AND SEA by Jennifer Ellision
Createspace // May 20, 2014
Sixteen year-old Breena Perdit has spent her life as a barmaid, innocent to her father’s past and happily free from the Elemental gifts that would condemn her to a life in the Egrian King’s army. Until the day that three Elemental soldiers recognize her father as a traitor to the throne and Bree’s father is thrown in jail—along with the secrets from his last mission as the King’s assassin. Secrets that could help the King win a war. Secrets he refuses to share.
Desperate to escape before the King’s capricious whims prove her and her father’s downfall, Bree bargains with him: information for their lives. It’s a good trade. And she has faith she’ll get them both out of the King’s grasp with time.
But that was before the discovery that she’s the weapon the King’s been waiting for in his war.
Now, time is running out. To save her father’s life and understand her own, Bree must unravel the knot of her father’s past before the King takes his life– and uses her to bring a nation to its knees.
Describe yourself in 6 words.
Quiet dreamer, laidback realist, writer, reader.
Describe your book in 6 words.
Elementals with secrets. Royals with ambition.
Tell us a bit about your MC Breena.
Bree is a headstrong, independent girl who wants nothing more than to live her normal life in peace. Once a person or a cause finds their way into her heart, she’ll fight like hell for them, but she’s certainly resistant to change. Unfortunately for her, her creator keeps pulling the rug out from under her. ^_~
What is the best memory from your journey to becoming an author?
There are a lot of great memories to choose from, but nothing will ever beat holding the first finished copy of Threats of Sky and Sea in my hands.
What was the hardest part of writing the second book in the Threats of Sky and Sea series? The best part?
The beginnings of the consecutive books have always come the easiest for me, so picking up Riot of Storm and Smoke where Threats of Sky and Sea left off was great because the words just flowed. The most difficult part was acquainting myself with Prince Caden’s point-of-view—newly added in Riot of Storm and Smoke for a more effective, fleshed-out story.
I ask this of everyone – what’s your favorite book?
Gah, such an unfair question! I genuinely can’t choose a single favorite book, but the one I’ve reread the most is probably Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce.
Other than your own, who is your favorite fictional character?
Ah, another very difficult question! I have so many fictional characters I adore, but the first one who comes to mind is Celaena/Aelin from Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series.
Anything else you’d like to tell us about you or your book?
Threats of Sky and Sea will ultimately be a three book series, to be completed later this year, but also included in the series are three prequel short stories.
Thank you for having me on the blog, Stefani!
Jennifer Ellision was born and raised in South Florida and lives in perpetual fear of temperatures below 60F. She spent a great deal of her childhood staying up past her bedtime with a book and a flashlight. When she couldn’t find the stories she wanted to read, she started writing them. She has an OTP, loves character analysis, and is a master of the fangirl flail, with a particular soft spot for fanfiction. She frequently bursts into song (and they are often of a Disney persuasion). Sailor Moon is one of her favorite things on this planet. Threats of Sky and Sea is her first novel.