I had the honour of reading Touch of Power already and I loved it. The new book releases this week and I can only highly recommend it!
With the following interview you not only get the chance to meet Avry, the lead character in Touch of Power, but you also get to find out a little about the story.
If you read till the end you can also enter this weeks contest and win a copy of Touch of Power!
Amber - Hello Avry! It is so nice to meet you! How are you feeling after your adventure in Touch of Power?
Avry - Nice to meet you as well. I’m tired, but content for now.
Avry – A soft mattress! If I never see the inside of another cave again, I'll be very happy. Mom's Lamp Post Inn was heaven and I'd love to return for a nice, long, quiet visit. Too bad it's not likely to happen. And she isn't my mother – mine died in the plague – but everyone calls her Mom.
Amber - You had some really nice companions when travelling around. Can you tell us a little about them?
Avry – Belen is a sweetheart – I gave him the nickname of Poppa Bear because he's tall and thick with muscles like a bear, but very protective and gentle around us. However, do not cross him or he'll tear your arms off. Loren and Quain are fun guys and very handy fighters. Belen calls them the Monkeys as they've had some misadventures prior to catching up to me. Flea is only 16 and the adopted son of the group. Poor kid has four fathers and I tend to mother him. And Kerrick. Hmmm.... I'd better not go there – I've been taught, if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all.
Amber - There were a lot of 'stews' ate in those caves. What kind of 'stews' were cooked?
Amber - Being on the run for three years doesn't sound like it was much fun. Did you manage to have any good times while in hiding?
Avry - Not really. I had to be very careful not to reveal who I was and so I was constantly worried. I couldn't relax or have a close friendship because I needed to be able to leave at a moment's notice.
Amber - What is it like being a healer? Does it hurt a lot?
Avry – When I assume an injury it does hurt, but not as long as if would hurt the person. I heal much faster than a normal person so pain doesn't linger. Also I have a high pain tolerance, and when I'm healing someone, I get a deep sense of satisfaction that I'm helping another.
Amber - Do you think you will ever find any other Healers?
Amber - You have been to and seen a lot of places. Where would you most like to live?
Avry - I think I'd like to live in Mengels, near Mom and her Inn – she's a caring soul and that matches my own gifts. I think we'd be able to do lots of good together.
Amber - Never want to visit again?
Avry - Tohon's castle in Sogra! I never want to be near Tohon again, either.
Amber - What was it like working with Maria? Did you get on well or there were any problems with how she was telling your story?
Amber - What do you hope will happen in your future? Will you work with Maria on more books?
Avry - I'm hoping my world returns to normal, but I don't think that will ever happen. If we find peace, it will be all different. Yes – I'm working with Maria on another two books.
Amber - Thank you so much for coming on the blog. I wish you all the best for your future travels!
Avry – Thanks for having me. If your readers would like to read the first chapter of my adventures – they can go here!
Maria is giving away a signed copy of Touch of Power!
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