Scribal Love Welcomes Colleen Helme!
Colleen Helme is an author of Romantic Fantasy. Her newest work Flame of Destiny is available from Mundania Press.
What is the name of your latest book? And how did you come up with the title?
Flame of Destiny - This title represents the magic and power of the main character, Callista.
What is this book about? And what genre is this book in?
It is about a young woman who is determined to find the man responsible for the deaths of her family. This book is a romantic fantasy novel.
How long have you been writing in this genre?
About ten years.
Who is/are the main characters? And why did you choose them?
Callista and Justin are the main characters. Each of them has something to prove, and they are thrown together by a common cause.
Where did the idea for your book come from?
I actually had a dream that became the catalyst for the story! It evolved into much more, but I still remember it vividly.
In your opinion, what makes a good story?
The story behind the story! It's important to identify your character's motivations because motivations turn into actions that carry your story. It's also important to make an emotional connection to the reader. If the reader doesn't care about your characters, they won't want to read your story.
Can you give us a quick taste of what’s inside?
In a day when legends are forgotten, a young woman born with a rare gift is thrust from her home. As she flees, the only token she takes is her father's sword, a sword of power that holds the keys to the survival of an entire nation. In a twist of fate, she is saved from certain death by a man whose destiny becomes entwined with her own. With a new sense of her identity, she must confront a dark evil hidden behind an unspeakable secret. This evil threatens to destroy her and the man she has come to love. Will she be strong enough to withstand this power, or will she become the very thing she has sworn to destroy?
Is this book a part of a series? And if so what can we look for in the future?
Yes! This book has a sequel called The Relic, which is coming out in September 2011 from Mundania Press!
Do you have anything specific you would like to say to your readers?
Thanks so much for your kind words of encouragement! It is so exciting to see that my writing has been enjoyed by so many people. As a writer, that's really all you can hope for. That the people who read your work will be glad they spent some time in the worlds and with the characters you created.
Where can we find you on the web?
My website is: http://www.colleenhelme.com
Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love to hear from you!
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Flame-Destiny-Colleen-Helme/dp/1594263728/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1305840293&sr=1-1