Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Author interview & Review - Till Abandon by Avril Ashton

Today, we welcome, Avril Ashton, author of Till Abandon.

Publisher: Total E-Bound
Date of publication: October 17, 2011

They call her ‘The woman in white,’ whisper ‘Death-Bringer’ with their last breath, but no one knows exactly what she is. Not even Voltaire herself. The deadly magic within her is a living thing, able to crush anyone and everything with a blink. Abandoning the blood-soaked world she’s used to, Voltaire seeks out the one constant in her tired life-the green-eyed wolf in her dreams. She’s ignored the wolf’s call for years, afraid to surrender, but danger haunts her mate. He needs her. 

Wolf-shifter Blake Montez is in the middle of a war, battling the usurpers intent on taking over his territory. Unfamiliar magic hums in the air, unnoticed-it seems-by everyone but him. He finds the source already under his nose, in his home. The delicate woman in white knows things no one should know, and the heat simmering between them is unlike anything he’s ever felt. His wolf recognizes her as his mate, though Blake remains unsure he can trust her. 

Voltaire sets out to prove herself with time running out. Enemies are on the prowl, some foreseen, others remaining cloaked in shadow. She and Blake team up, fighting side by side, but in the end Voltaire might be the biggest threat to their love.

My Thoughts:
Till Abandon takes you into a unique world of the paranormal.  Voltaire, known as "Death Bringer" has known for years that Blake is her mate.  She just has to prove it to him.  Blake is shocked to discover that a woman other than a Wolf-shifter is his mate.  It takes some convincing but once he believes, his feeling grow quickly.  I did enjoy the book.  I only wish there was more back story on Voltaire and Blake.  I felt like I was walked  into the middle of a movie and had to catch up.  While the story is well written, I just wanted more. 

And now to our interview with Avril:

Kari: What inspired you to become a writer?

Avril: I’ve always been a reader, but it wasn’t until a few years back that after reading a book that really made me cry I thought. ‘I have to do this. This is it for me.”

Kari: Where did you come up with the idea for your book?

Avril: The characters all popped into my head. They showed me who they were and why and I just wrote it. It’s the same with all my books and my characters. I don’t find them, they find me.

Kari: What is your favorite part of the book?

Avril: My favorite part of Till Abandon…I have a lot of those, but I’d have to say the bar scene where Blake first sets eyes on Voltaire is up there for me. The chemistry and the tension, hell the banter…that was just…aahh.

Kari: What exciting projects are waiting in the wings?

Avril: Right now I’m in the midst of working on three wips: Wicked Is His Touch, the last book in my Wicked series; Love The Sinner, a m/m story that just grabbed hold of me and never let go; and Wes and Jayce’s story from Make Me Sweat. Book #2 in the PSC series, Till Surrender, is already with my editor and I’m just waiting on edits and a release date. I also await the release of book #3 in my Wicked series In Wicked Chains (no set release date yet). So, my dance card is full, writing wise, but I’m loving it.

Kari: Just for fun, if you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

Avril: A goldfish. No muss, no fuss.

Thank you, Avril!

About the author:
A Caribbean transplant, Avril now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y with a Spousal Equivalent of eight years. Together they raise a 7 y/o daughter who loves reading and school (wonder how long that will last). Avril’s earliest memories of reading revolve around discussing plot points of The Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys with an equally book-minded mother.
Always in love with the written word, Avril finally decided to do the writing in August of ’09 and never looked back. Spicy love scenes, delicious heroes, and wicked women burn up the pages of Avril’s stories, but there’ll always be a happy ending; Avril remains a believer of love in all its forms.

Till Abandon available @ Total E Bound:

On Twitter: @AvrilAsh


Avril Ashton said...

Awesome, thank you for having me and sharing your thoughts!

Rawiya said...

Great interview. Look forward to reading