Welcome today to Rebekkah Ford, author of the Paranormal YA Beyond the Eyes trilogy. She has graciously agreed to answer a few questions for us today! Keep reading for more information about the trilogy!
1. What do you write about? Tell us a little about your previously published works.
Right now, I write paranormal stories. My Beyond the Eyes trilogy is about a heartsick teenage girl (Paige Reed) who has been receiving premonitions for years from a ghostly voice. One day she receives a haunting one about herself, which changes her life forever. She goes from being an emotional teen to a kickass girl who is destined to protect humanity against the dark spirits dwelling inside soulless humans.
2. How do you handle bad reviews?
I try to get something positive out of it, and I read some of the good reviews I’ve received. I also remind myself that every author has had a bad review. It’s part of the business. You can’t please everybody.
3. Tell us a little about your work in progress.
In The Devil’s Third a witch tells Nathan to relay a message to Paige. Her guide Moradin will be taking her on a journey through the heavenly realms. It’s been decided by her council. So right now I’m writing the novella of Moradin showing Paige things we can only imagine, but has been ingrained on our very soul.
4. Any advice for aspiring writers?
Write what you love. Don’t go by what’s popular now because it might not be by the time your book gets published. You need to read a lot as well. Believe in yourself, even if others don’t believe in you. And remember, the more you write, the better you become. It’s an ongoing journey that never ends.
5. What is your personal writing process?
I think of a story, flesh out ideas, write out the characters and a loose outline, then I start writing. I don’t stop to edit. I just write and take notes on the side when needed.
6. Who are a few authors you look up to?
JK Rowling, Anne Rice, George Orwell, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
7. What book are you reading now?
Devlin’s Descendent by Felicia Tatum
8. What inspired you to write your first book?
My passion for telling stories.
9. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
In my Beyond the Eyes trilogy I wouldn’t have made it appear so dark. I honestly think it sends out the wrong message, like it’s a horror story, and it’s not really.
10. What do you find particularly challenging about writing?
I work a full-time job, so finding the time to write and get in that “zone”is challenging at times.
11. If there was one message you could send to everybody who reads your books, what would it be?
Thank you for reading my books. I appreciate it and hope you enjoy them. Your support means a lot to me.
12. What inspires you to write?
Reading other stories or watching a TV show or movie.
13. Where can readers find you and your work?
Facebook Author Page: http://www.Facebook.com/RebekkahFord2012
Beyond the Eyes -298 pages
Published -June 2012
“A thrilling, wholly satisfying first book to a new young adult series. It will keep you wanting more.” –Valentina Cano, Carabosse’s Library
“Beyond the Eyes is haunting yet passionate. This breakout novel is quick and hip, a saucy must- read.”–Charles Land, Judas Pistol
Paige knows evil exists in this world, but she never imagined it would want something from her.
In the small town of Astoria, Oregon, surrounded by deep forest and endless mountains, another world thrives . . . a menacing one where dark spirits dwell in soulless humans. Seventeen-year- old Paige Reed lives in this lush, picturesque setting. She’s not your average teen, though she appears to be. Not only is she heartsick, but she’s been receiving cryptic premonitions from a ghostly voice since the age of four. After she hears a haunting message about herself, supernatural occurrences begin to confuse her.
Nathan Caswell seems to peer into Paige’s soul, evoking a magnetic energy between them they cannot deny. They’re connected. But he’s no ordinary guy. He tracks dark spirits and becomes alarmed when they set their sights on Paige.
When two power-hungry malevolent beings make demands on her, she realizes then the fate of mankind rest in her hands. Her world quickly turns inside out where the impossible becomes possible, and in the end she’s faced with a life changing decision that will not only alter her existence but the world as she knows it.
Can a deeply troubled teen overcome her own demons in order to fight those lurking about? With the past and present colliding, Paige must make the ultimate mortal choice. Will it be the right one?
Dark Spirits – 321 pages
Published – February 2013
Now immortal, Paige is emotionally and physically stronger than ever. She must find the location of the ancient incantations to prevent mass genocide. But the war against good and evil is spawning another war–a battle between the dark spirits themselves. Paige is saddled in the center of both growing revolutions and is ready to take on the dark forces. But Nathan’s overprotectiveness prevents her from taking action, and he’s hiding things.
Paige’s personal life gets more complicated when Brayden arrives back in town and offers the equal partnership she desperately craves from Nathan. Then there’s Carrie and Tree, her two best friends and only family she has left. Unfortunate circumstances thrust them into Paige’s dark world, giving her no choice but to allow Nathan to arm them with combat techniques in hope they’ll be able to protect themselves.
Meanwhile, Paige is having visions and discovering abilities she was unaware of. When Anwar comes to visit, his weird behavior alarms her. Could he be turning to the dark side?
Time is running out. Paige not only needs to find the incantations but also to untangle the bands around her heart and make a decision that could leave her with a life worse than death–a life of betrayal from the ones she trusted most.
“Even more thrilling than the first. This is a captivating series you won’t put down and will leave you hungry for more.”–Felicia Tatum, author of The White Aura
“Paige is a strong courageous character and Dark Spirits will make your heart pound with the emotion and action!”–Julie Huss author of the I Am Just Junco series
The Exciting Continuation Of The Beyond the Eyes Trilogy: Released November 2013.
If you could have the power to control evil, would you want it?
In a rainy, misty town filled with moss-covered trees and dwarfed by wooded mountains, Astoria, Oregon, holds many secrets and eighteen-year-old Paige Reed is one of them. She’s immortal, has magical abilities she’s discovering, and harbors King Solomon’s power inside her. With his incantations, she can control the dark spirits who lurk among societies in soulless humans.
But her problems are mounting.
Her best friend slips into a coma, and Paige must tap into her newfound powers—powers she’s unsure of—to save her.
Through this ordeal, Bael who once commanded a legion of black souls, forces Paige to make a pact with him, causing her to abandon the ones she loves. When she finds out where Solomon’s spells are and tells Bael, she begins to have second thoughts about her agreement with him.
Will she risk everything to claim the spells that hold the power to control the dark spirits so she can enslave him? Or will her one true love find her before she makes a horrible mistake that could damage her for life?
And most importantly, what does the Devil’s third mean and what is Bael really up to?
Where to connect with Rebekkah Ford:
Rebekkah Ford grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal. Her parents’ Charles and Geri Wilhelm were the directors of the UFO Investigator’s League in Fairfield, Ohio, back in the 1970s. They also investigated ghost hauntings and Bigfoot sightings in addition to UFO’s. Growing up in this type of environment and having the passion for writing is what drove Rebekkah at an early age to write stories dealing with the paranormal. Her fascination with the unknown is what led her to write the Beyond the Eyes trilogy.