Monday, April 06, 2015

Interview with Elle Emtage, author of Gray Skies



Title: Gray Skies
Author: Elle Emtage
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 170
Genre: Romance
Format: Ebook
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 Dunstan’s dashing good looks, thriving business and exotic lifestyle made him one of the world’s most sought after bachelors; but none of this seemed to quell Dunstan’s desire for Destiny. As their courtship evolves their romance is woven from a tapestry of classical beauty and romantic places in the orange light of the Tuscan sun. To Destiny, her life once filled with endless days of meetings and long nights alone is now full of life and love in a whirlwind romance. In the midst of their developing relationship however, tragedy rips them apart and she discovers a thread in time which links their existence to an unbelievable possibility. This possibility threatens their very existence, but Dunstan, fueled by his love, will stop at nothing until he reclaims what he has lost. A fantasy romance novel, Gray Skies demonstrates how true love can even overcome obstacles set by the universe.

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Can you please tell us about your book and why you wrote it?

Gray Skies Gray Skies is a wonderful page turner, centered on the characters Dunstan Moab and Destiny Tallum. Dunstan's dashing good looks, thriving business and exotic lifestyle made him one of the world’s most sought after bachelors; but none of this seemed to matter to quell Dunstan's desire for Destiny. Gray Skies is weaved from a tapestry of classical beauty and romantic places in the orange light of the Tuscan sun. To Destiny, her life once filled with endless days of meetings and long nights alone is now full of life and love in a whirlwind romance. 

In the midst of their developing relationship, however, tragedy rips them apart and she discovers a thread in time which links their existence to an unbelievable possibility. This possibility threatens their very existence, but Dunstan fueled by his love, will stop at nothing until he reclaims what he has lost. A fantasy romance novel, Gray Skies demonstrates how true love can even overcome obstacles set by the universe.

I yearn for beautiful words. I feel as though the generation to come will miss out on a piece of history which can be captured in no other way but through the beauty of the written word. I want to portray a love that can be pure without expectations or complications - that it is possible to love and to love fiercely, that a lover can find someone to love that doesn’t demean, or disrespect or hurt or abuse.

What were some of the biggest challenges you faced writing it?

Sticking to my point of view. At times I became so lost in the love story that my point of view switched without me realizing it. I would then have to go back and rewrite entire pieces at a time!

When and why did you begin writing?

I began writing poetry at the age of three. I would win school essays, literary competitions etc., but I never took myself too seriously. I decided to start writing seriously when I saw that I could perhaps charm an angry world with beautiful words.  My biggest cause is clean writing.  Over sexed, profanity ridden, abusive writing disturbs me. I think of the young minds who are shaped by the messages that we put out, and how abnormal it is to read a book which focuses on something clean and pure. Can I change the world with my words? Maybe not. But if I can influence one mind to believe that love without heavy sex, abuse, disrespect of self or another is actually possible then I think that I would have accomplished a great thing.

What is your greatest strength as an author?

I would say that my imagination has no bounds, and my ability to infuse poetry and rhyme into my novels without making it feel scripted are two of my greatest strengths.

Did writing this book teach you anything?

Yes – that talent is the easy part!

Elle Emtage is a business professional and has been published in several media houses. Elle’s passion for writing has transformed throughout the years and she is sharing her love of romance and intrigue through the début of this novel. Elle and her family consider themselves fortunate to live on the beautiful island of Barbados.