Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Interviewing author Juli D. Revezzo about her new paranormal, The Artist's Inheritance

I'm pleased to be able to interview author Juli D. Revezzo about her new paranormal release, The Artist's Inheritance. She has some fantastic characters! Read her answers for some glimpses into their lives.

 The Artist’s Inheritance has plenty of paranormal activity. Your lead character Caitlin develops precognitive abilities. What is she able to sense with her unique skills?

Caitlin begins seeing ghosts, most especially the ghosts of Trevor (her husband)’s dead brother and sister. But she can also sense there’s something not quite human about the men and women who start coming to call on her husband. She can’t exactly say what they are, at the outset, she just knows they’re different—and in some cases, extremely dangerous. Not to mention something very strange about the chair Trevor’s making.

These abilities are new to Caitlin. Do they frighten her? Does she deny them or eventually come to accept them?

She doesn’t really deny them, but they confuse her as much as frighten her. However, she gains three friends who are witches, and they help Caitlin make sense of her new ability. Through them, she becomes very comfortable in her new skin, so to speak.

The ornately carved chair that her husband, Trevor, seems driven to create attracts dark forces. Describe what these forces are like. Does he realize those forces are there? What effect do they have on him? On Caitlin?

The main one is an imp who takes on a human form (a being that harries humans just for its own amusement)—though Cait and Trevor’s is more of the life-threatening variety. Unfortunately for Trevor, he doesn’t understand the danger of the being. In fact he sees the “man” as his mentor—despite the fact that it keeps pushing him away from what he needs to do: sell his work. Instead, it keeps his artistic drive way up and keeps him working and reworking it, to the point of exhaustion. Caitlin realizes there’s something strange going on and tries to convince Trevor to ease up. Give the chair away, sell it, abandon it, whatever, and this causes tension between them and strains their marriage.

Why does Caitlin suspect those are the same dark forces that drove Trevor’s siblings to insanity and suicide?

There are certain similarities in the way Trevor’s brother and sister acted before their deaths. And of course with this being a thread throughout their family’s long history, and with Caitlin’s own dreams (and possible past life) tied into the lot, she can’t believe these things aren’t connected.

What hope does Caitlin have to help save Trevor from the same fate? What can she do?

The side of me that’s the evil creator of the villains wants to say “Absolutely Nothing! Muwahaha!” but of course, that’s not so. The good side of me says that she, knowing the family’s history, listening to the dreams she’s been having, and the little nudges from her guardian ghost, make her determined not to let Trevor fall prey to this…whatever’s going on, if it kills her. She’s very stubborn like that. She’s going to have to learn some things she never thought possible in order to save her husband: magic and to fight, not with him but for him. She’s going to have to stop backing down and force him to make a choice: Their love, or his art. Which would you choose?
 
Blurb:

Settling into their new home in Gulf Breeze, Florida, Caitlin finds strange changes coming over her husband Trevor. He seems obsessed with a beautiful chair he’s carving.

When the nightmares deepen and ghosts begin lurking—she knows something’s not right, and not just her newfound precognitive abilities. It’s the damned chair, she’s sure. Could it be just what it seems: a mundane piece of furniture? If so, why is it attracting dark forces—the forces she suspects drove Trevor’s siblings to insanity and suicide?

Before the same happens to Trevor, Caitlin must convince him to sell his art. But armed with only a handful of allies, and little experience of the supernatural, she must proceed with caution against the hellish forces besieging her family. If she succeeds, she will break the ancestral curse. If she fails, she may lose forever the one thing she cares about most: her beloved Trevor.


The Artist’s Inheritance is coming soon in paperback to Createspace; meanwhile, the Kindle book is available now at Amazon:


and it’s also in various formats at Smashwords:



Author Bio:

Juli D. Revezzo has long been in love with writing, a love built by devouring everything from the Arthurian legends, to the works of Michael Moorcock, and the classics and has a soft spot for classic the “Goths” of the 19th century, in love of which she received a Bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of South Florida. Her short fiction has been published in Dark Things II: Cat Crimes, The Scribing Ibis, Eternal Haunted Summer, Twisted Dreams Magazine and Luna Station Quarterly. She also has an article and book review or two out there. But her heart lies in the storytelling. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Tampa Area Romance Authors, and the special interest RWA chapter Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal. The Artist’s Inheritance is her first novel.

Juli D. Revezzo’s site links:
on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/JD-Revezzo/233193150037011
              on Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5782712.Juli_D_Revezzo


Thanks for having me here today!

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Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. Read her ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS for adventurous epic fantasy romance: Book One, SEEKING A SCRIBE, and Book Two, HERITAGE AVENGED. She has also authored the Ciel's Legacy series, with fast action mermaid/pirate storylines: TEARS ON A TRANQUIL LAKE and TORTUGA TREASURE.  For a FREE ebook download, read her historic fantasy, LE CIRQUE DE MAGIE, available at Amazon and Smashwords.

3 comments:

Juli said...

Thank you for hosting me today, Marsha! It's always a pleasure visiting with you!

Marsha A. Moore said...

Always glad to have you spend a day! Wishing you much success with your new release.

Juli said...

I appreciate that Marsha. Been looking forward to this for a while, my friend. :)