It’s Halloween! Just love this spooky time of year. What better day to question a special guest author about their fears? Let’s jump straight in and ask Terri Rochenski, author of Eye of the Soul, a few questions to get us acquainted.
Welcome, Terri. So lovely to have you here. What scared you most as a child?
Snakes, and unfortunately they STILL skeeve the living daylights out of me.
Oh, me, too! Thank goodness we don’t have many in the UK.
What scares you most as an adult?
Somebody nabbing my children, or being powerless to stop – and having to watch – their deaths.
Definitely! When you become a parent, nothing scares you more than a threat to your child.
Now for a little background. I had the pleasure of meeting Terri Rochenski on the writing website Scribophile. Not only is she a wonderful writer, she’s also Wonder Woman. Really! This amazing lady has two young girls and a newborn and still finds the time to write! She’s also the most organised person I know. I’m in awe. Terri’s début novel, Eye of the Soul, has just released with J. Taylor Publishing, and she has the sequel stewing in the mix.
So, let’s ask Terri a few more spooky questions. Would you prefer to spend the night in a graveyard or a haunted house?
Graveyard. I know outside noises, but the creaking of a dark, old house? Forget about it.
What would you take with you on your spooky sleepover?
Flashlight – who WOULDN’T take one of those??!
Eye of the Soul – Book Blurb
That should be Hyla’s first thought as her people are chained and imprisoned for no imaginable reason.
Instead, Hyla finds herself traveling through a land void of Natives, with human soldiers pillaging in desperate pursuit of her, and in search of the mystical Pool of Souls—home to the one man who can save her people.
Or so she believes.
Led by her faith in the deity Fadir, Hyla is met along her journey by Jadon—a human male and fierce King’s warrior, and his childhood best friend Conlin—one of the few Natives aware of his Fadir-given Talents.
Protected by Jadon, guided by Conlin, and with an unfailing belief in the purpose of her pilgrimage, Hyla carries on.
Like her, though, another searches for the Pool, and should he gain access first, everyone she loves, and everything she knows, could be lost.
Favourite six sentences from the book.
The ground dropped beneath Hyla’s feet and she pitched forward tumbling end over end, rocks and brambles attacking her body. A crack and sharp pain sent her head reeling and brought her to a stop. Damp earth gave way to her clawing fingers as she tried to blink her eyesight clear.
A shadow loomed above, blocking what little moonlight filtered through the trees.
“Gerlak told you not to run,” a rough voice said.
Powerless to stop the swinging arm, Hyla closed her eyes and embraced pain’s exploding darkness.
You’re babysitting for a friend. The electricity fails, plunging you into darkness. You go to check on the children and as you climb the stairs, a menacing apparition appears on the landing, blocking your way. What do you do?
Once I’m able to swallow back the heart that leaps into my throat, I continue climbing and walk through the wavering image, praying it dissipates into the gloom.
Terri, thank you for providing us with such fun answers. I’m sure readers will join me in wishing you much success with Eye of the Soul and all your future projects.