Today the blog hosts a book that came out this year and personally, I really wanted to read. Why? Well, maybe was the reveal the cover or the Book Blitz, I don't Know. It had a different title, a girl with expressive eyes and a very unusual attire for this time. For when I come the Book Blitz, and I had read the synopsis and an excerpt but I had to wait to read this story. I decided to add it to my Goodreads and Bumb! Eramane by Frankie Ash, with us today on the blog!
Describing Eramane by Frankie Ash:
If you still have not check it this story, here is synopsis:
In the village of Eludwid, seventeen-year-old Eramane Fahnestock goes about her life, cheerfully disregarding a prophecy made to her parents that she would have a great gift. Not yet wed and beset with boredom, Eramane cannot shake the feeling that something exciting awaits her beyond Eludwid. But when she is invited to picnic with a handsome young suitor, Eramane has no idea that her life will soon change forever.
As Eramane prepares for her date, she is suddenly hypnotized by a strange voice that tells her he will be coming for her that night. Unsettled but determined to press forward, Eramane and her suitor, Lebis, head to the woods to enjoy their picnic. As darkness falls on the forest, however, a beast emerges, transforming their beautiful outing into a terrifying scene. Taken captive and carried away to a mountain hideaway, Eramane finds her memories are soon clouded, even as her family frantically searches for her back home.
In this gripping fantasy tale, evil is summoned to the mountaintop, forcing a young woman to discover her magical gifts and exact revenge against a beast determined to destroy everything she has ever loved.
What's the story?
“We belong to each other now,” the beast declares as
it grabs my limp body and takes me up into the darkness.”
― Frankie Ash, Eramane
***Insert here music of Carl Orff ***
This is the first installment of 3 books that has the Eramane series , If you read my reviews you know that usually in this type of series I think this first book is where you put the cards on the table and you know most of the characters that accompany you on this voyage . Eramane also applies to this rule.Eramane Fahnestock , she is the protagonist of the story , She has the whole kit to be the main character, is cute, good feelings and great desires . Also in the book we find his family , including his brother Samiah , with whom has a very good relation of brothers. Samiah have your partner Mira. Their relationship is very sweet. Eramane parents are very compressive and expect their daughter to have a couple who She wants,with respect , a life partner and in love with each other . In this case appears Lebis , the blacksmith, and as any girl Eramane is interested in him. Their parents the help them to have a date ( something sweet on their part) but hey every parent wants the best for her daughter. Anyway Eramare have your date with Lebis , but here is where everything changes , something happens that changes the life and destiny of Eramane .
Destiny? I think the book presents two key points (well, a few more) important or what is important for me, the beginning of the story where we narrate something that happened before by the time of Eramane and Chapter of date of Eramane and Lebis. I think you should go looking for clues in this book, is good, I love the description of the villa Eludwind, lots of action in the book but still insist I think Frankie Ash put us clues or riddles in because there are so many questions that make, I wish the output of the second part is here! By the way also a character who should check is Limearsy , just put it here without reference because seriously worth it than readers discover this character. He is my favorite.
In the second part I think Eramane as a character is going to undergo a radical change and will surprise us even more. His writing in my opinion is a classic style and have something current that mixes very well, has good descriptions and is one of the things that charm me of the book, another is the unexpected situations, at some point in the table below our feet shakes us and say WHAT HAPPENED HERE?? and elsewhere you expect more. There are some small details that make you see that it is the first book of the author, but the exceeds very well each of them
Without a doubt, I loved, going according to your type of genre and readers. If you have of opportunity read this first book, READ! and Discover what's behind the story of Eramane Fahnestock. Or if possible add the book on her shelf in Goodreads as a book to read next.
My stars: 4.5
P.S: The image I found on the Pinterest of Frankie, she says:"inspiration for Eramane's costume in book 2, but let's not get ahead of ourselves" Frnakie , please Go ahead!
Meet the mind behind of Eramane:
After finishing the book I got in contact with your the author Frankie Ash for an interview . She is very accessible and very friendly, if you have the opportunity to contact your favorite authors, Do it!. Frankie shows us a way cool, funny of as she is, about his book and so fun facts. INTERVIEW HERE! Enjoy it! :)
1.-Who is Frankie Ash in 140 characters?
Oh this sucks, I couldn’t do it for Twitter either, but I’ll try my best for you Alice, here goes: I’m a mom, wife, SFF nerd, beach bum @heart, Chiver, and optimist. If I’m not being a goofball, then I’m probably pissed.
See what I mean? Uggh :)
2.-For you, what means the book Eramane?
Eramane has been the most important part of my life as a writer for over a decade. Writing this book, telling her story, bringing a world to life to share with others; I can’t imagine now how I ever thought I shouldn’t keep going because there were times when a year would go by without working on Eramane. At one point I was like, “maybe there is no story,” but the characters were a persistent thought, they were alive in my mind, so I had to let them out.
3.- When not writing, what do you usually do in the real world?
When you’re a writer, your real world is writing, but I know what you mean so, I dunno, I do family stuff, and house stuff, CHORES SUCK! I do research for writing projects. I do a little baking. I mess with my cats, or they mess with me. I really love going to concerts though, but it’s been a few years since I‘ve been to one. Live music is oh so good.
4.-What is the first book you read and the last (so far)?
The first book I read that really sticks in my mind as the first book I read, cause I’m sure there were others, but this one has always been the one that I remember as my first book that wasn’t a children’s book, Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls. I cried so hard, I’ll never forget that book. But it wasn’t long after that when I discovered The Hobbitand BAM! I was properly introduced to the fantasy genre. I’ve been hooked ever since. The last book I read was
5.-Your favorite program of T.V?
Well right now it’s The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. But of all time, I have to say Star Trek (TNG) and X-Files. Those two shows were on air when I was in middle school, they will always resonate with me. Don’t get me wrong, I have seen every episode of Star Trek, but TNG was my fav.
6.-- In Eramane, what is the character who has more of your personality?
Samiah, Eramane’s brother. He is laid back, yet driven by his emotions. He was easier for me to write than any of the other characters. I guess that’s how I know that I’m more like him. Plus he’s funny, not a deliberate jokester, it’s just a part of who he is. My family and friends laugh at me… a lot, so that’s another similarity. Hopefully I wrote that characteristic of Samiah well enough to shine through to readers.
7.- What are the characters you most enjoy writing? The villains or heroes/heroines?
Writing the villain is always fun for me. I feel that the better I write the villain, the better the hero/ine will be. But, overall, writing the protagonist is my favorite. It’s like a victory of my own when I write the demise of the antagonist. I’m at my keyboard all, “what now jerk?” It can be comical for my family when they hear me shouting at my laptop.
8.- Your favorite phrase of Eramane?
Hmmm…well on Goodreads I have a quote that I really like from the book, but I’ll give you another one. This quote is from a Rider who has accompanied Samiah to the scene of a dead man, “He looks deader than a dead man is supposed to look.” I don’t know why, but when I wrote that, and every time I read or think about that line, it makes me laugh. But that’s bad because the scene is not funny at all.
9.- What is your favorite food?
My husband makes a delicious cowboy steak. It’s seasoned with coffee! It’s delicious! But as long as I have my ice cream...I’m good.
10.-What is the most important thing you've learned so far as a writer?
I’ve been asked this question before, and it’s still the same answer; I haven’t. I learn something crucial to my craft almost every day. But one of the many important things I’ve learned is to always write. It’s like that with anything you do. You don’t learn to dance a ballet from standing on your tip-toes a few times. You must practice, always. And drink lots of coffee/tea/insert other liquid of preference, whichever.
11.- If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be?
How about one continent…that’d be Europe. Or Australia…Italy. Man I don’t know; I want to go everywhere!
12.- If you could talk with any person in history (living or dead), who would it be?
Alive, Will Ferrell, cause he makes me laugh, that stupid laugh that I don’t like for anyone to hear but they do. I can’t hold it in. Dead, umm....would they be all zombiefied or am I getting an interview pre-checkout? These are things I need to know!
13.- What is the song of your life?
OMYGOODNESS…I have to say that I cannot, CANNOT! answer that. Seriously, I love music so much and soooo many songs mean too much to me to choose one that would define me.
14.-I speak Spanish so, You know any word in Spanish?
I know some words when I hear them, took two years of Spanish in college. But I would do a great disservice to the language if I tried to speak it.
15.-Your next project is about?
Well, I’m working on two at the same time right now. I’m finishing the Eramane series and I’m working on a sci-fi project. I’m so excited about writing this sci-fi book, that I’ve actually considered putting the Eramane series on hold. I write what I feelz, and I feelz the sci-fi :)
16.-Message to the fans and new readers.
Thanks for picking up a book written by someone you haven’t heard of. Thanks for giving me a chance. I have a lot to say, so keep reading :)
Frankie Ash is the author of the YA novel Eramane, COMING SOON! She holds a B.A. in English and resides on the east-coast somewhere between “Will it ever be warm again?” and “The summers here are too short!” She is currently writing book #2 of The Eramane Trilogy, to be published in 2014.
I want to thanks to Frankie Ash for the facilities granted for the interview and for this review :)