Book: Eden's Darkness by D.M. Sears
Tell me a little about yourself.
I have just turned 18 and up until a year ago lived with my Aunt and Uncle in the human world. I have a birthmark on my wrist that started giving me trouble…until I figured out it was the mark of the Chosen One.
Where do you live?
I live in a world inside the human world called Ellethny. It is on earth, but a different realm on earth. It is like nothing you have ever seen before. Ellethny has Shape-shifters, Feys, Vampires, and Mages…also Shadows. Something no one wants to come in contact with.
Who is the most important person in your life?
I have so many important people in my life. My Aunt Val and Uncle Lex took me in after my mother and father were attacked. Gregor, who is my husband, made a life vow to be my protector, friend, lover, and warrior. Maiya and Koren have sacrificed so much time and again before they even got to know me just because they believed in my quest.
What was your childhood like?
My childhood was like any other, normal and boring. The one cool thing was helping Val make her potions and concoctions for others. See, she was a healer…um, IS a healer. Little did I know she and Lex were both mages.
Of all the people you've met, who would you LEAST like to be stuck in an elevator with?
That one is easy, my grandmother Circenn! All she wants to do is try and take my powers so she can overrun Ellethny and claim herself queen. The woman had major psycho issues if you ask me.
What is the most important thing in your life? What do you value most?
My family. Above all else they are my life. Without them life is not worth living. That is why I am fighting the darkness to bring Ellethny back to its glory, for my family. So people who left Ellethny can come back and live once again.
What is your biggest fear?
My biggest fear is that I will fail. The fate of a world rests in my hands, I am the only one who can bring the light back. If I fail to defeat Circenn and Darkness, the world I love will end and its people will be forever enslaved to the ideas of a mad woman.
What is the most important thing that ever happened to you? Why?
Meeting my mom…well her spirit, I should say. I found a peace I had lost and the strength I needed to continue on my journey.
Do you have any special talents or abilities?
As the Chosen One I have abilities from all the races in Ellethny. I have wings to fly and fey sight, I have vampire senses and reflexes, mages' magic, and the coolest thing is I can shift into animal forms. My favorite spirit animal is Ryuu…my dragon.
How do you see your future?
I see myself in my meadow with Gregor and our daughter living in peace as my family and world thrive.
If you could spend the day with someone you admire (living or dead or imaginary), who would you pick?
I would say my parents. As both of them are dead and I have never really seen or spent time with them, I would say them.
If you had a free day with no responsibilities, how would you spend it?
I would go to Japan and ride all the roller coasters! I am a fanatic for adrenaline now.
Where can we find out more about you?
You can read all about my beginning in Eden’s Mark and continue my journey in Eden’s Darkness. Both are on Amazon and other book sites.
D.M. Sears lives in a small town in the mid-west with her daughter Larissa and their crazy familiar Cindy Lou. She spends weekdays as a director for an early childhood center and weeknights fighting the voices in her head putting them down on paper in the form of Paranormal and Fantasy writings. When she has down time, she indulges in her obsession with Hindi films featuring a certain Shak Rukh Khan along with reading books of various genres. D.M. Sears is also the author of Eden's Mark, Book One in the Ellethny Series. Also, coming Fall 2014, Eden’s Revelation and an elemental novel, The Order of Amite: The New Erregen.
Twitter - @DMSears1
Website - http://myrissaeden1.wix.com/ellethnyseries
What would you do if the person you loved the most became the very thing you were fighting to destroy? Eden will have to answer that very question before her quest is through. The land she has come to love is at dire risk of being lost to the shadows seeking to consume it. Circenn, now the consort of Darkness, waits to claim her granddaughter and her powers, unaware that Darkness has his own agenda. He has but little time to obtain his vessel and find his true form. Will he succeed? And will Eden be able to face the disturbing visions that continue to pursue her? Nightmares will become reality in Eden's Darkness, Book Two in the Ellethny Series.