Friday, 6 June 2014

Cherie Reich's REBORN tour ~ interview with Yssa & Liam



I'm very happy to be part of Cherie Reich's book tour for Reborn, which I was able to read ahead of its release. I really loved the book, and you can see my review here on GoodReads. Today I am excited to be interviewing the two main characters from Reborn, Yssa and her at-times-exasperating boy toy Liam. ;) I hope you enjoy the interview!




Do you guys have nicknames?
Yssa: My name is actually my great-grandmother Claryssa’s nickname, although a lot of people call me Prophetess, as part of my title—Phoenix Prophetess.
Liam: No, no nickname here.

Where's your homeland/town, and what's your favourite thing about it?
Yssa: I was born on the Island of Mournia, but I lived most of my childhood on the Island of Guntas. My favorite thing about Mournia is the spring nymph Babia. She’s a delight to talk to and so pretty. My favorite thing about Guntas is spending time with Tamman’s priests.
Liam: I was born on at the Place of Lordéhi, but I often consider the City of Amora just as much as home as Apenth’s temple. My favorite part about the Place of Lordéhi is swimming within Lordéhi River and swinging from the willow trees into the water. I find Amora beautiful as dawn coats the white buildings in pinks and golds.

What's your favourite season of the year?
Yssa: Winter.
Liam: Summer.

Favourite time of day?
Yssa: Night.
Liam: Dawn.

Liam, what's the most annoying thing about Yssa?
*Leans closer* She can be a bit of a know-it-all, even when she doesn’t foresee what will happen. She’s also a bit too headstrong for her own good.

Yssa, anything really annoying about Liam?
Everything! *laughs* Okay, he might be all right, but I hate how he sometimes acts like he’s better than others, and he can be a tad jealous at times.

And now, each of you, what's the BEST thing about each other?
Liam: I love the way she’ll drop everything to change a person’s fate.
Yssa: The best thing about Liam is his dedication to his training. He’s a hard worker.

What is your biggest fear?
Liam: Losing Yssa.
Yssa: People, in general. I never know how they’ll react around me.

To you, what is the most important trait for another person to have?
Yssa: Courage.
Liam: I’m with Yssa on this one.

What's your favourite food and favourite drink?
Yssa: The woodwoses’ mead, even though I shouldn’t drink it, is my favorite drink, since it can help me forget who I am. As for food, I love fresh-made bread.
Liam: I love fish, and for drink, I enjoy plain ol’ water.

All right guys, thanks for agreeing to talk with me. I'll let you get back to saving the world and stuff.
Liam and Yssa: Thank you for having us!





To save a kingdom, a prophetess must challenge Fate.

On the day of Yssa’s death and rebirth, the god Apenth chose her as the Phoenix Prophetess.

Sea serpents and gods endanger the young prophetess’s journey and sour the omens. Yssa is cursed instead of blessed, and her duties at the Temple of Apenth prove it. She spends her days reading dusty scrolls, which does nothing to help her forget Tym, the boy back home. But the annoying yet gorgeous ferryman’s son Liam proves to be a distraction she can’t predict, even though he rarely leaves her alone for two sand grains.

Her boring temple life screeches to a halt when visions of her parents’ murders consume her. Yssa races across an ocean to stop the future. If she can’t change Fate, she’ll refuse to be the Phoenix Prophetess any longer. Fate, however, has other plans for her and the kingdom.

Yssa must either accept her destiny or fight to change Fate.

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A self-proclaimed bookworm, Cherie Reich is a speculative fiction writer and library assistant living in Virginia. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, and her books include the horror collection Nightmare, a space fantasy novella collection titled Gravity, and the fantasy series The Foxwick Chronicles and The Fate Challenges. Reborn is her debut novel. She is Vice President of Valley Writers and a member of the Virginia Writers Club and Untethered Realms. For more information, please visit her website.

26 comments:

  1. Those character interviews are always so fun.

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    1. It was fun figuring up what Liam and Yssa would say, Vanessa!

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    2. I agree - I've done one or two for my own characters, and enjoyed them a lot! :)

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  2. I love Yssa's name. Great character interviews and I look forward to reading the book.

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    1. Thank you, Medeia! Hope you enjoy Reborn when you get a chance to read it!

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  3. Good to see they agree on something!

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    1. Hehe! They do say opposites attract, but Liam and Yssa do agree on some things. :)

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    2. It's good to have variety in a couple's opinions :P

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  4. Thank you so much for interviewing Yssa and Liam, Trisha!

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    1. No worries, Cherie - I had fun coming up with the questions and hearing all their answers!

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  5. Great interview. I love their interaction. Couldn't be more opposite!!!

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    1. They are pretty opposite at times, but they also say opposites attract. :)

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    2. Yep, like night and day, dusk and dawn, sugar and spice ... etc :P

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  6. Great interview! Funny how Yssa and Liam are so different, and each so admirable in their own way.

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    1. I know. They really are two very different people, and yet they find a way to make it work for them.

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    2. I think they'd both get bored if they didn't have things to argue about. hehe

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  7. These two are such great characters. Love how they are such opposites. Fun interview. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Julie! :)

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    2. I like to see characters butt heads. Does that make me a meanie? ;)

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  8. Best of luck to Cherie on the new release!

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  9. Loved reading the character interviews. So fun! ♥

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    1. Sometimes it's scary letting characters have the stage, but it can be very interesting too ;)

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