Welcome to Unabridged Bookshelf's stop on the Celestra Series Blog Tour! Today I am featuring the first book in the series, Ethereal, with an Author Interview. Ethereal is also current FREE!!
Author: Addison Moore
Series: Celestra #1
Publication Date: March 26, 2011
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance,
Sixteen year-old, Skyla Messenger is a dead girl walking.
When her newly remarried mother moves the family to Paragon Island, to a house that is rumored to be haunted, Skyla finds refuge in Logan Oliver, a boy who shares her unique ability to read minds.
Skyla discovers Logan holds the answers to the questions she’s been looking for, but Logan’s reluctance to give her the knowledge she desires leaves her believing Logan has a few secrets of his own.
Skyla’s bloodlines may just be connected to the most powerful angelic beings that roam the earth, and the more she knows, the more danger she seems to be in.
Suddenly an entire faction of earthbound angels wants her dead, at least she still has Logan, or does she?
About the Author
Addison Moore is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes
contemporary and paranormal romance. Her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan magazine. Previously she worked for nearly a decade as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit. She resides with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs on the West Coast where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.
1. How did you choose Angels as the subject for the Celestra series?
I have a huge fascination with all things paranormal but I seem to romanticize angels above them all so it felt like a natural fit for me to delve into the subject. I've had a blast ever since!
2. If you had to go back and do it all over, is there any aspect of Ethereal or the Celestra series you would change?
I think I might have made the chapters a lot longer. I was experimenting with short one-sitting chapters and thought I would give it a go. I don't think it's a problem other than in the formatting of the book. From that aspect it would have been a lot easier to have thirteen or fourteen chapters as opposed to one hundred.
3. What was your favorite chapter (or part) of Ethereal to write and why?
The prologue and the final page. The prologue because Skyla's narrative was so lyrical. And the end because... well, you'll just have to read it and find out. ;)
4. Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way, either growing up or as an adult?
I must have read The Bell Jar a million times. Sylvia Plath had a writing style like no other.
5. Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?
I don't think so only in that I'm still with those characters and everything still feels so fluid. I really enjoy writing the new series, Celestra Forever After and I'm not sure I want to stop.
6. What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?
I don't read reviews anymore. I used to and then I'd take them all to heart until someone very wise pointed out those are simply peoples opinions. Everyone has one, sort of like a belly button. A light went off, and I thought why torment myself?
Instead, I have my husband vet them, and he'll read me the good reviews on occasions. Especially if it's special in some way. I really enjoy those!
7. What do you do when you are not writing?
I'm thinking of my characters and plotting out my next book. I can't help it. My imagination has always been on overdrive. It simply never shuts off. And trust me, I really don't mind!
Thank you so much for hosting me! Happy reading to one and all!
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