Interview with Christine Allen-Riley author of EVENTIDE!!

First of all, I’m going to say upfront that I loved this book!!! It was amazing and if you haven’t read it you need to. So go out and get it right now. No, wait, not right now. Read the interview with Chris first then go out and read it. 

Chris and a sweet friend


Q: Where did you get the idea for Eventide?
CAR: Well, I’ve always loved the fairy tale, Tam Lin, and a portion of Eventide’s plot is very loosely based on that. Basically, rescuing someone from the faeries. 

Q: How much research did you have to do for it?
CAR: Not a ton…I did do some research into Native American tales particularly Ojibwe, and honestly, I’m a giant nerd, so most of the Celtic faery lore, I already knew. 

Q: How many books are you planning for the series?
CAR: At this point, unless something goes terribly awry, there will be three. 

Q: What else are you working on?
CAR: Well, I’m working on the next Iron Falls books and also another YA series. And I’m also working on some stand alone romances. 

Q: You’ve been writing adult romance so why YA?
CAR: It’s my favorite thing to read, and this story just wouldn’t leave me alone.

Q: When you’re not writing what do you like to do?
CAR: I like to do ALL THE THINGS! Okay, that’s a lie – I love to spend time with my family and friends, knit, cross stitch, sew, read (of course), work with clay, spend time by Lakes Michigan and Superior, binge watch Netflix, and one of my favorite things to do is sleep.

Q: How long have you been writing?
CAR: It seems like forever, but I was first published in 2007. 

Q: What made you decide to make writing a career?
CAR: There’s the obvious aspect of loving writing. And there’s the less obvious part of being an introvert. I genuinely like people, I even like being around them – like at conferences or retreats. But to work with people day in and day out exhausts me emotionally.  I’m just not equipped for that kind of intensity – lol!

Q: If you weren’t a writer, what would your career be?
CAR: I’d probably go back to what I was doing before – which is child care. I know that sounds like I’m contradicting myself, but I really love kids of all ages. Kids have a completely different energy and there’s none of that passive/aggressive backstabbing bullshit that you get with adults. 

I want to thank Christine Allen-Riley for stopping by. Like I’ve said, if you haven’t read her book Eventide you are missing out.

The driver in a tragic car accident that killed her best friend, Devon Greer is consumed by guilt. When powerful hallucinations convince her that she’s seeing Rachael everywhere, Devon thinks she’s going crazy. But her friend isn’t truly gone.

To save Rachael from the faeries who stole her, Devon must pit herself against the Court of the Sidhe. Once she witnesses the true form of the fey, Devon’s life is in danger—and so are the lives of everyone she loves.

Now, Devon must not only protect herself, but also Jonah Seafort, Rachael’s cousin and the only person Devon can trust to help her. While the Sidhe walk among them, no one is safe…


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