Title: Witch Born
Author: Amber Argyle
Publisher: Starling Publishing
Published: September 5th 2012
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Brusenna thought it was finished.NR: What was your favourite part about writing Witch Born?
She defeated the Dark Witch, saving the Haven Witches from imprisonment and death. She found love and a place to belong.
She was wrong.
Haven is not the sanctuary it appears to be. Even love is in danger of slipping away like water through cupped hands.
Some things can't be saved.
A new threat merges with the old as the Witches’ dark history begins to catch up with them. Only Brusenna knows the extent of the danger and how to stop it, though doing so might cost her everything.
Including her life.
Will Brusenna be required to make the ultimate sacrifice?
AA: The writer’s rush is always my favorite part. It’s this intense, all consuming fire in my mind that burns bright and hot as the ideas flow through me faster than I can type them down. For Witch Born in particular, I was really stressed out trying to get the book done before deadline, and I ended up missing my deadline by a month. So the best part for that book was when it was finally done. This huge weight was lifted from my shoulders and I was able to relax and enjoy other things in life again.
NR: Who is your favourite character to write about in Witch Born and why?
AA: Joshen. He’s fun and easygoing, and somehow that translated into a fun and easygoing character to write. He’s also loyal and kind—the kind of guy I’d want my daughter to date someday in a far, far, far off future.
NR: Have you always wanted to write about witches? Or did the storyline just one day pop in your head?
AA: I wrote about Witches because I wanted to twist something that was often thought of as dark in ye olden tymes and turn it into something good. Instead of evil chanting, my witches sing to control nature. Their songs call in the storms, change the seasons, and grow plants.
NR: Can you tell us what is your favourite scene to write in Witch Born and why?
AA: Oh, there’s so many. I really loved one of the kissing scenes, and the ending scenes. But my all time favorite scene is the one from the cover.
NR: Can you give us a little sneak peak?
AA: Sure. This is my favorite scene. The Witches are harvesting glowing pollen used for their potions. The flowers are pollinated by moths who are attracted to the light:
A soft touch startled her. She looked down to see a moth skimming along her palm. Another landed on her wrist. She brought the insect close, studying the intricate patterns on its wings. A third moth clung to Senna’s smallest finger, its tiny legs tickling so she had to fight to keep from wiggling and scaring the moths away.
She froze and let the moths come. They coated her hands, their wings working as they fought each other to get ever closer. Soon, her hands were covered in moths like living mittens. She must have some in her hair too, because they flitted next to her face, climbing the tendrils of her hair like vines.
She was so caught up with the moths that Mistin’s voice startled her. “Do they normally do that?”
“They’re lost without the moon,” Senna whispered so as not to frighten them.
Mistin was breathing hard. “Shake them off.”
But Senna didn’t want to startle them. So instead, she sang.
Off with thee, off with thee, off in the night.
Fly for the moon and stars so bright.
The music around her fell in harmony with her song, and the moths sprang away from her hands in an explosion of wings. In moments, they were again flitting from flower to flower in mass confusion. None came back to Senna.
Thank you so much for stopping by the blog Amber! I can't wait to read Witch Born, and I will be definitely looking forward to anymore books you create in the future!