Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Welcome back @Amy_Durham to talk about ONCE AND FOR ALL, her new release!

Please help me welcome back fellow Kentuckian and friend, Young Adult author Amy Durham to talk about her newest release, ONCE AND FOR ALL. I'm currently reading it and really enjoying my 2nd trip to Sky Cove! I'm going to turn it over to Amy now so she can tell you all about her new book!

First of all, thank you Taryn for the opportunity to come back and visit you here! I enjoyed hanging out at your cyber-home when my first book released last year, and I’m thrilled to be back!
ONCE AND FOR ALL is the second book in my Sky Cove series. The series is set in a fictional, coastal town in Maine, where the phenomenon of reincarnation simmers beneath the surface, pulling unsuspecting high school students into its grasp.

In book 1 (ONCE AGAIN), Layla and Luke must stop history from repeating itself by uncovering the truth about a tragedy that occurred hundreds of years ago. In book 2, ONCE AND FOR ALL, Phoebe and Todd must break an ancient curse that has existed for generations.

Reincarnation is a super fun paranormal element, because it is so versatile and can wind its way through whatever mystery and danger my mind conjures up! In ONCE AND FOR ALL, the two characters – Phoebe and Todd – really wormed their way into my heart. Especially Todd.

Todd was a total jerk at the beginning of book 1 (ONCE AGAIN). It was my intention for him to remain a jerk, but at some time during the writing of that book, he grew on me. So, I gave him a redeeming moment hoping readers wouldn’t hate him. Then, as I began to mentally plot out ONCE AND FOR ALL, I realized that he was the hero. I think of him as the “accidental hero,” because he didn’t start out that way. But boy, do I ever love him now!

Todd’s journey in ONCE AND FOR ALL is one of self-discovery and learning how to be himself, even if it means shrugging off the protective cloak of popularity that he’s always worn. Phoebe, the very reluctant heroine, finds herself in a position to help him, much to her dismay.

These two are thrown together against their will, and what grows from their uneasy partnership is a really beautiful relationship. Oh… and they have to break that pesky ancient curse along the way!


What happens when 180 pounds of football star collides with 105 pounds of art geek?

An ancient curse springs to life, of course.

Phoebe Campbell is anything but popular. Todd Miller is the epitome of the high school jock. Their socially opposite worlds collide when they are paired to work together on a project for art class. Attempting to cooperate for the sake of their assignment, Todd and Phoebe begin to look past preconceived notions and see each other for who they truly are. As genuine feelings begin to develop between them, they find themselves plagued by dangerous shape-shifting episodes and unexplained telepathic connections.

In order to stop the mysterious occurrences, Phoebe and Todd are forced into a mission to uncover the truth. In their quest, they discover unsettling stories that hint at a previous existence, and also clues to an ancient curse that has never been broken.

Can they learn to love each other despite the typical high school social expectations? And will their love be the key that breaks the ancient curse once and for all?
Contact Amy online:
@Amy_Durham on Twitter

1 comment:

Amy said...

Thanks again for having me here, Taryn. Love being able to visit and share with you readers!