Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand
New Adult Paranormal Fantasy
The Cherokee believe when a person dies, their soul is reborn. Life is repeated. An endless cycle of lessons to be learned, love to be found, destiny to be fulfilled. For the past six months, in every flower, every bird, I’ve imagined my parents, relieved of their human forms.
Now, after five months at the Skye View Wellness Center, it was summer. A time for parties and friends, but that’s the last thing I want to do. So when my best friend Erin convinces me to attend a bonfire at Eagle Point, I can’t handle the crowd full of sympathetic stares or drunken class clowns who would use my tragedy as a way into my heart – or my pants. The solitude of the woods offers an escape, until I stumble upon a boy, unconscious and bleeding, his pockets stuffed not with identification but with poetry illustrating the beauty of dying. I’ve seen enough death. I will not leave this boy’s side.
Even after he wakes, when the only thing he can remember are visions of events that haven’t happened yet…
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About the Author:
Author of Across the Galaxy, Whisper, and the Dirty Blood series. I write, read, and fuss at my kids. Oh, and I do laundry, lots of laundry. I’m pretty good at it, too. Sometimes I even read WHILE doing laundry – and fussing at my kids. I’m a multi-tasker.
For more information on my books, release dates, or just general stalker material, um, I mean FAN material, visit my website. www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com. I love hearing from readers!
Likes and dislikes? I love vintage tees, hate socks with sandals, and if my house was on fire the one thing I’d grab is my Amazon Fire TV! (oh yeah, I’m a fan of puns.)
You might have seen the cover of this book on my blog a while back when I was part of the cover reveal and release day blitz. Now the book is on tour and I have a short interview with the author. I hope you enjoy it and check out the rest of the tour.
Tell me something about yourself that is not in your author bio.
I am deathly afraid of slugs–and by extension, sea cucumbers!
Did you always know you wanted to be a writer?
No. Mostly, I knew I wanted to be in love–because as a teenager, I wrote mostly angsty poetry about my boyfriends breaking up with me. It was sad. I really needed a hobby.
Do you have any writing habits? (ex. no music, with music, snacks, etc)
Silence!! I write best to utter quiet. No music–just the voices in my head. =)
What is it about the paranormal that you love?
That I don’t need to stick to rules. Or if I do, I get to make them up. The rules of reality are bendable. I like that. I guess I just like to be in charge =)
Uhhh weird voices in my head. OR sometimes dialogue comes from real life convos. Someone will say something funny and I will literally write it down and use some version of it later!
Do you do a lot of research for your novels?
Honestly, not really. Probably one of the reasons I LOVE paranormal and fantasy because I don’t need to adhere to facts or rules. I can make it up as I go. Although, for Whisper, I researched a ton of Cherokee traditions and legends which turned out to be a lot of fun.
Where did you get the idea for your current book, Whisper?
Okay–serious moment. It started out as more of a journal for my feelings after I lost my newborn, Tyler, in 2011. He was 5 days old when he died of a heart condition and the entire experience was, of course, sad and traumatic. I needed an outlet and being a writer, I chose words. I invented a character who had lost her parents and began journaling her/my feelings — eventually I put a plot to it and here we are. A lot of Whisper’s grief in this story was once mine.
Do you have a current book in progress? Could you tells a little about it?
I do! I am currently working on Deviation, book 2 in my Clone Chronicles. It was recently picked up by a publisher and so although I self-published it a few months ago, I am reworking it and the new (and wayyyy more awesome) version is due out Dec 30 from Alloy Entertainment (I’m like 3 feet closer to touching Ian Somerhalder now. #masterplan)
They also gave it a new cover which is SO AMAZING!
Deviation pre-order link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M7CH6Z6
Imitation (book 1) Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LXCMUKC