Title: Chasing Flames
Author : Emily Fogle
Genre: YA Paranormal
Audience: 13 and up
Formats: Paperback and E-book
Publisher: Anchor Group
Cover By: Robert Immings
Editor: Melissa Ringsted
Pages: 169 pages
Published Date: Oct 31, 2013
Aydah Bell was happy in her normalcy; she was never the class clown or the sports hero, never the beauty queen or little Ms. Honor Student. One day, after a pointless family mini-vacation, Aydah returns to school and finds that her sheltered little world has turned upside-down. Besides the fact that she is beginning to crave raw meat, people are also disappearing.
Suddenly, an alarming disappearance in the quiet and serene city she calls home puts the whole town into high-alert. One of Aydah’s schoolmates vanishes during the weekend and is conveniently replaced by a newcomer. To Aydah’s surprise, the new boy is the completely beautiful and oh-so mysterious Liam Bailey.
Aydah finds herself drawn to Liam. He consumes her thoughts and she aches to be with him. In the mix of passion, jealousy, and hatred that follows, Aydah is too distracted to see the horrible fate headed straight for her.
There was so much pain. My skin was on fire and sweat dripped from every pore of my body. There was nothing I could do to make it go away, nothing in the world that could stop it. My flesh was being ripped from my bones, and my insides were being torn out. I was dying … what else could it be? Nothing besides death would feel so terrible. My head pounded and my brain ached. Hot pokers seared into my eyes, and my ears throbbed with sharp, shooting pains.
For just a moment more, his fingers continued to touch my forehead. He was perfectly still. His eyes were riveted to my face, like he was memorizing every line, every curve, with his fingertips and copying the image of my features into the palm of his hand. When he lowered his hand slowly, the tips of his fingers traced the bridge of my nose and followed down my jaw line. Frozen feathers, velvety and invigorating, awakening my body with their soft tickling chill. He cupped my chin in his hand and I could feel how powerful he was. He could bring down a mountain, reducing it to dust, but he was also gentle. There was safety in his stone caress and tenderness. The tips of his fingers rested beneath my chin and lifted my head slightly. As he brought his face to mine, my heart caught in my chest and my breath stopped completely. My head was a tornado of want and need. The temperature of my skin began to boil, but Liam’s skin sent a shiver down my spine. I was burning with fever, but shivering against the cold.
Chasing Flames - Playlist
While writing Chasing Flames, I was really in a Breaking Benjamin kind of a moon. I listened to their CDs constantly! Here are the songs that really spoke to me and fueled me on:
Diary of Jane
What Lies Beneath
Into the Nothing
Here We Are
Inside The Mind Of The Author
There is a whole lot of weirdness spinning around in there. Some of it is funny (at least to me), some of it is dark, some horrid, some even romantic (as much as I hate to admit it – but I usually gag at fluffy romance, so my romance always tends to be a little odd or wrapped in suffering in some way or another). Dragons, cyborgs, rock monsters, werewolves, vampires, succubi , and demons … oh my!
They all have a place in my head. I really love all different genres, and I’ve written stories of all different kinds. From epic fantasy, to post apocalyptic sy-fy I’ve got bizarre stuff roaming around inside my brain for all different tastes! I think it all sprung from my early childhood. My parents were VERY liberal with what they would let me watch. When I was six I was watching movies like Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye and Unico. It was one fantasy, wrapped in darkness, smothered in oddness, after the other. All of these helped shaped the games I would play and the imagination I chose to have. Now, it didn’t add up to me being the most popular girl, but I learned to be at peace with my inner freak. The characters inside my mind were usually so much more interesting than the people around me, anyway! So, yeah … that’s a little bit of what lives between my ears.
About the Author –
Emily Fogle was born and raised in Southern California. Her dream and ultimate goal was to get her Master’s degree in English and become a teacher with enough time to write, as well. However, she soon found out that the best dreams often come true when they aren’t planned. Instead of fulfilling her teaching goal, real life took over and she married the man of her dreams. She now has an amazing 7 year old son and another beautiful baby boy on the way.
She dedicates the majority of her time taking care of her family, volunteering at her son’s school, and being a Cub Scout Den leader. And though she loves every minute of it, the thought of being a writer still tugs at her heart. So, after the busy days are done and everyone is finally sleeping quietly, she squeezes in time for all the other loves in her life: the characters running wild inside her head.
Now, incredibly, her writing dream is also coming true. Her first novel, Dragon Wars, is being published by Anchor Group. Emily feels sincerely blessed to have been given so much in life and can’t wait to start the next chapter.
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