Q&A and #Giveaway: Into the Fire by Ashelyn Drake

Title: Into the Fire
Publication date: September 9, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Ashelyn Drake

Q&A with Ashelyn Drake

What was the spark or initial idea that started your book?

As a kid I loved watching reruns of the original Dark Shadows TV series. Well, one day my brain was doing its usual wandering and I remembered a character on that show who was a phoenix. Every so many years she burned in a fire and was reborn. As soon as I remembered that episode, I knew I wanted to write about phoenixes.

What was your favorite part of writing this book?

It’s such a balance of fantasy and romance. Since I write both, it was the best of both worlds for me. I could combine my two favorite genres and tell a story that really appeals to two different audiences.

What is your favorite line from your book?

I really love the opening lines:
In one month, I’m going to die and be reborn from my own ashes. I’ll forget everything and nearly everyone I know. But I can’t worry about that right now. Jeremy needs me, and I need him to remember. Please remember me.

What movie or television show would you say is most like your book in tone, topic, and/or characters?

Hmm, I’d have to say The Vampire Diaries. While there are no vampires in my book, there’s a huge love story and fantastical beings. That very much fits The Vampire Diaries kind of story.

If your book was made into a movie and you got to design the movie poster, what would the tagline say? 

My publisher put this line on my cover and I think it’s awesome: “Forget everything you know. Let the fire consume you.”


Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman’s life is a perfectly normal one until Logan Schmidt moves to Ashlan Falls. Cara is inexplicably drawn to him, but she’s not exactly complaining. Logan’s like no boy she’s ever met, and he brings out a side of Cara that she isn’t used to. As the two get closer, everything is nearly perfect, and Cara looks forward to the future.

But Cara isn’t a normal girl. She’s a member of a small group of people descended from the mythical phoenix bird, and her time is running out. Rebirth is nearing, which means she’ll forget her life up to this point—she’ll forget Logan and everything they mean to one another.. But that may be the least of Cara’s problems.

A phoenix hunter is on the loose, and he’s determined to put an end to the lives of people like Cara and her family, once and for all. 
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Ashelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young Adult romance author. While it’s rare for her not to have either a book in hand or her fingers flying across a laptop, she also enjoys spending time with her family. She believes you are never too old to enjoy a good swing set and there’s never a bad time for some dark chocolate. She is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Giveaway Information: Winner will be drawn October 11, 2014
Five (5) digital copies of Into the Fire by Ashelyn Drake (INT)

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