Saturday, May 3, 2014

Blog tour (interview): Enlightened by A.L.Waddington


Enlightened, Book 2, EVE series by A.L. Waddington
Publication date: April 21, 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal

SYNOPSIS: Beginning where Essence, Book 1 ended, the barrier between Jocelyn Timmons consciousness continues to dissolve as she better understands the two lives she lives and enormity of her newly discovered inherited gift of EVE (Essence Voyager Era) which allows her to fall asleep on one plane of existence and awaken on another as her soul travels nightly.

Present-day Jocelyn uncovers the vast wonderment of the Victorian era but soon learns that life during then was not as grand for women as she has read in the classics. Still, she finds comfort in the support of family and friends; a bolstering contrast to her overly hectic, career-oriented family in the twenty-first century. Her love for Jackson Chandler strengthens across time and becomes the light she so desperately needs as the world she has always known no longer makes sense. Yet, the closer she is drawn to Jackson by their mutual ability, the more strain develops amongst those she loves in 2009.

On the other side of Jocelyn’s consciousness in 1878, she remains ignorant of EVE. Her life is crumbling around her, yet she finds herself anxiously awaiting the images that invade her dreams. Jocelyn longs to be the woman she portrays in that world yet her jealousy is unbearable. Miscommunication, betrayal and hidden agendas make trust near impossible. The clearer the visions become the more she questions motives of her closest confidants and foregoes revealing the images that plague her perception. As her life seems to unravel, Jocelyn’s two worlds collide, and she is enlightened as the pieces start to fall into place. But is she strong enough to survive the truth? Is Jackson really her destiny? And can their love transcend time?

A.L. Waddington completed her undergraduate studies at University of Texas Dallas and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis with a BS in Psychology. Angela and her husband, Ty, have a son, two daughters, a puppy, and an oversized cat.  They reside in Indiana.

Twitter: @eveseries

Interview with A.L.Waddington:

Vanya D.: Why do you write?
I have always dreamed of being a writer. It’s my greatest passion and I love to tell stories.
Vanya D.: Who was the first person to ever read your work?
    My ex husband
Vanya D.: When was the last time you visited a library? What books did you check out?
I was at the library less than two weeks ago. I checked out Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep. Loved it!
Vanya D.: What's your greatest fear?
Vanya D.: Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Still writing and creating entertaining stories with interesting characters, watching my daughters graduate from college and traveling the world with my family.
Vanya D.: Five books that inspire you.
~Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
~To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
~A Song of Fire and Ice series by George R. R. Martin
~The Shining by Stephen King
~The Lord of the Ring trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
Vanya D.: If you could take a day off from your everyday life, where would you go?
I would travel to Europe with my husband and stay in quaint little bed and breakfasts, visit historical sites and engorge myself on various foods and wine.
Vanya D.: Tell us the one most important thing about your novels. The one thing that makes them different from all other books out there.
My series is about romance that transcends time in a different way than previously portrayed. My main character(s) have an inherited gift that allows them to live parallel lives on two separate planes of existence by falling asleep in one era and awaking in another each night.
Vanya D.: For the record, what are you wearing right now? No, not ten minutes from now when you may have decided to switch gear. Right now.
Pajama bottoms, a hooded Indianapolis Colts sweat shirt and ducky slippers
Vanya D.: Is there someone you'd like to thank for encouraging you through the hard times?
My husband, Ty. He’s always been my biggest supporter and believed in me when I struggled to believe in myself. None of this would have happened without him beside me.