Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Wind Whisperer tour

Today I'm proud to be a part of the 'The Wind Whisperer tour', hosted by Dark World Books. To view other stops on this tour just click on the banner.

The Wind Whisperer
At fifteen, Anaii is the most important member of her tribe—and the most mysterious. Ever since Anaii can remember, the spirits of the wind have whispered of fertile hunting grounds and imminent enemy attacks. But when her people are ambushed by a brother clan without any apparent cause, the spirits remain eerily silent.
As the village prepares to retaliate, Anaii is pressured by her best friend, Elan, to marry him. It’s an old plea—Elan has spent a lifetime loving her, but Anaii only sees a childhood playmate out of an imposing warrior. Stifled by Elan’s insistence, Anaii escapes into the forest where she meets Jayttin, the beautiful son of the enemy chief.
Enamored by Jayttin’s carefree spirit and hope for peace, she repeatedly sneaks away to be with him, but when her deception is discovered, Elan is devastated. Pledging his lifelong affection, Elan gives her a passionate kiss, and Anaii begins to see her friend in a new light.
While Anaii is tormented over which man she must choose, the wind whispers of a new threat that could destroy both tribes. Only a union will afford a chance at survival, but the reality of that union is based on one thing—which man Anaii chooses to die.
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Author Interview

  1. Where did you come up with the inspiration behind the book? My inspiration behind The Wind Whisperer was Pocahontas.  I lived on land once owned by her when I wrote the book.  A lot of the customs and lifestyles of the fictional tribe were inspired by the Powhatan tribe that lived locally.
  2. What inspired you to write your first book? Actually I started writing again after the huge success of the Twilight Sage.  It occurred to me that there is a huge audience of women and girls who crave love stories as much as I do.
  3. What books/authors have influenced your writing? Shannon Hale will always hold a special place in my heart. She writes YA stories that feel a lot like fairy tales. You may remember The Princess Academy, Goose Girl, and Enna Burning.  I love the romantic feeling of fairy tales and try to incorporate the fairy tale “feeling” into my own stories.
  4. What was your favourite scene to write? One of my favourite scenes was when Elan kisses Anaii for the first time. Anaii is looking for that exciting sort of love that stops your heart. Naturally she overlooks her best friend Elan who she has known her whole life. After that first kiss everything changes and Anaii begins to see her friend in a new light.
  5. What was the hardest part of writing your book? Even though The Wind Whisperer is based on a fictional tribe called the Chippokes, I wanted my story to feel authentic.  It required doing a lot of research on Native Americans that lived all over The United States.  I was especially enthralled in the customs of the natives that lived locally.   
  6. How do you overcome writer's block? I sit alone in a very quiet place and neurotically play my story in my head like a movie. When I get road blocked I fit a thousand different scenarios in until one works right.
  7. What are your current projects? The Wind Whisperer can stand alone but it has a sequel that has already been written.  In addition to promoting my new book like crazy this year, I’ll be getting A New Whisper ready for publication
  8. What book are you reading now? I just finished reading Vampire Shade written by Bella Forrest.
  9. If you could have dinner with any fictional character who would it be and why? I think I’d like to have dinner with Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice.  I really want to wear an 18th century ball gown and attend a ball.
  10. Do you have any advice for other writers? Find excellent beta readers that aren’t afraid to hurt your feelings.  Growth comes from criticism.  Also suck it up and be prepared to have your feelings hurt.
 About the Author
Krista Holle
Krista Holle is an award winning author who stepped up her writing after reading Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series. It occurred to Krista that there is an insatiable audience of women and girls who want to read books filled with stories about true love—not just vampires. When Krista is not writing, she loves to collect seashells, watch movies, and eat obscene amounts of pizza. Krista currently resides in Montpelier, Virginia with her husband, four daughters and an eccentric cat with a weird attachment to the family’s socks.
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