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Sunday, 1 June 2014

Interview with Chloe Miles, author of the Faded trilogy

Author Bio:
Chloe Miles is a twenty-something author, dreamer, shameless chocoholic and hopeless romantic. 
When she's not writing or daydreaming, she loves escaping reality with her favourite playlists, eating too much chocolate, and snuggling on her couch in her PJs with a good TV show and a cup of tea. The Faded Trilogy is her first series.
Find Chloe:
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Interview:
1. Where have we seen you before? (previous projects/works)
The Faded Trilogy, a young adult paranormal romance series about a half-spirit girl and a century-old earthbound ghost, is my first series.


2. What goes through your mind after your novel has been on sale for the first week?

The most prominent thought running through my mind was hoping that the readers fall in love with the characters and the story as much as I did writing it.


3. What inspired you to write this novel?

I wanted a paranormal romance that was a little different to everything else that’s already been written. I loved the idea of earthbound spirits protecting the town from evil. And, being a hopeless romantic, I loved the idea of eternal undying love, especially between two characters who are so young but whose love is so rare and beyond their years.


4. What do you think about when getting/seeing negative reviews?

I guess I try to remind myself that not everybody is going to enjoy reading the same things as the next person. I’ve been lucky in that I’ve had a lot of positive feedback for the series so far, so I try to concentrate on all the good that’s come out of it.


5. How long was the writing/planning process?

Each novel took about six months to write and edit. I worked early morning until late at night six days a week. It was a lot of work, but I’m incredibly proud of the end result.


6. What was your reaction to the cover art when you saw it for the first time? Did you have any ideas from the days of writing/inspiration?

I’ve always loved graphic design, and I designed and created all three of the covers myself. It’s an achievement that I’m extremely proud of, because I know that is something I wouldn’t have been able to have done had I been signed to a large publishing company. I already had some ideas in mind for the covers to all have a “faded” element to them, but I have to admit that an excited squeal may or may not have escaped when I finally stood back, took a deep breath and saw the end result. I’m really happy with how they turned out. Now I just can’t wait to see them sitting on book store shelves!!


7. Any plans for future writing projects? Any being worked on now?

I’m not working on any other writing projects at the moment. Promoting The Faded Trilogy is occupying all of my time, and I want to dedicate my heart and soul to ensuring its success before I move on to any other projects. You never know what may happen in the future in regards to other writing projects, but right now my heart belongs to Savannah and Hunter.


8. Top 5 books

I know they are all from the same series, but I would have to say any five books from the Harry Potter series in no particular order. That’s the series that really inspired my imagination as a kid. I honestly believe there hasn’t been and never will be another series as phenomenal as Harry Potter. It’s just way up there on its own little pedestal in my mind.


9. What book/s from other authors do you wish you had written?

The Harry Potter series. I mean, seriously, are there any authors out there who wouldn’t want JK Rowling’s success? It seems like almost every child and adult, whether young or young at heart, has read at least one of the Harry Potter books. As an author, you couldn’t wish for anything more than that.


10. Why read your novel?

I could ramble on for a whole paragraph here trying to convince you why you should read my novel, but I really only need to tell you in two words – Hunter Emmerton. Now that you’re intrigued, you’ll just have to read the series to see (and swoon!) for yourself to find out why.  (I apologise in advance that he is indeed only fictional and that real life guys may or may not live up to your expectations that Hunter is bound to set. Don’t say you weren’t warned.)
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Faded (Faded Trilogy #1)
Behind 392 Pages
Released: 24 August 2012
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Chloe Miles Publishing
Buy Me: Amazon |  Barnes & Noble  |  iTunes
At the Other End:
“Savannah wanted to kiss him, but she had never even kissed a human guy before, let alone a ghost. How was she supposed to kiss him if he wasn’t really there?”
Savannah has never been in love before, but she’s in love with Hunter Emmerton. He’s cute, funny, charming ... and a ghost. How can you date someone if nobody else can see them?

When seventeen-year-old Savannah Fraser and her three friends are killed in a car accident, they are given a second chance at life by a group of century-old earthbound spirits who need their help.

Savannah learns she is a Chosen One, which means she can switch between human and spirit form, heal people, and control the weather—and she is also now invincible.

The Chosen Ones are the only ones who can defeat The Forces—a trio of evil half-spirits who are slowly destroying the perfect little town of Fort Everwick with violent storms and not-so-natural disasters—and stop them from harming everyone they care about.

The Forces are set on destroying everything Savannah knows and loves, but they also have a more sinister plan—they want a new member to join them. They won’t give up until they get the one they want—and they have Savannah firmly in their sights.

But what Savannah didn’t count on was falling in love with Hunter. She’s never loved anyone the way she loves Hunter, and she knows he loves her, too. But how can they be together forever if he no longer exists and she’s the only one who can see him?

Will Savannah have enough belief in herself to defeat The Forces, or will they be able to lure her to the dark side and turn her against her loved ones—and tear her and Hunter apart?
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See No Evil (Faded Trilogy #2)
Behind 350 Pages
Released: 26 February 2013
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Chloe Miles Publishing
Buy Me: Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  iTunes
At the Other End:
“You could have perfect vision and still not see the evil in someone. Well, at least not want to see it, anyway.”
The enthralling story that was built in Faded continues in exciting and unexpected ways in this action-packed sequel in The Faded Trilogy.

Are Savannah’s dreams predicting the death of someone close to her? Or is it someone even closer than she thinks? Can Savannah save one of her best friends—and stop another from suffering the same fate?

Savannah will need more strength than she ever has before if she is to defeat The Forces for good, and with Hunter’s love and encouragement to believe in herself, she finds the confidence she never knew she had.

However, while The Chosen Ones become more confident in their roles as protectors of Fort Everwick, The Forces only become more evil—and prove they will stop at nothing to win.

What will Savannah do that will change everything and determine her position of power over The Forces forever—and prove to them that she just might have it in her to beat them at their own game?

But while becoming their biggest threat, it also reinforces Savannah’s position as Gwen’s most cherished target.
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Ever After (Faded Trilogy #3)
Behind 462 Pages
Released: 29 March 2014
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Chloe Miles Publishing
Buy Me: Amazon |  Barnes & Noble  |  iTunes
At the Other End:
One of Savannah’s friends is hiding a secret that will change her life—forever.

In this heartbreaking yet heartwarming conclusion to The Faded Trilogy, Savannah is facing an epic final battle with The Forces—and the possibility of losing Hunter forever.
If Fort Everwick no longer needed protecting, and Hunter was free to cross over, would he stay with Savannah as he promised—or leave her to live the normal life she deserves?

Savannah can’t imagine her life without Hunter, but does he love her truly enough to let her go?

Until then, The Chosen Ones only have one thing on their mind—defeating The Forces. But they are stronger than ever—and not prepared to go down without a fight.

Will The Forces finally be defeated once and for all? And can Savannah and Hunter really live happily ever after?
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2 comments:

  1. Wow, the covers to this trilogy are really unique and eye-catching, the middle one scares me quite a lot O_O Great interview Gina!

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    1. Yes! They are simple yet very eye catching. haha in a good way? Thanks lovely

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