Monday 23 December 2013

Author Interview: Chaos Bound by Rebekah Turner

About the Author:

Rebekah lives in sunny Queensland and has worked in the past as a graphic designer. She now freelances when her kids are looking the other way. An avid writer since she could scrawl in her dad’s expensive encyclopaedias, she has progressed from horsey stories to tales of dark fantasy with lashings of romance and a sprinkling of horror.

Her vices include eating overpriced ice cream, over-analysing trashy 80s action and horror movies and buying stationery she just doesn’t need.



Do you plan everything or just let the story flow?

I’m a planner. Things don’t always work out the way I want, but I try to have guidelines and signposts for the direction I’m heading in.

Do your characters ever want to take over the story? 

Sometimes they surprise me and I LOVE it when that happens.

What is your favourite food?

Gourmet ice cream.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?


Where do you dream of travelling to and why?

Germany would be nice. They’ve got some great food there. Not to mention the giant beer glasses.

Do distant places feature in your books?

Yes! My books, the Chronicles from the Applecross are set in a fantasy realm called the Weald.

Do you listen to music while writing?

Always. It draws me instantly to the right frame of mind.

Could you tell us a bit about your latest release?

Chaos Bound is book 2 in the Chronicles from the Applecross stories and a continuation of the misadventures of Lora Blackgoat, mercenary and smuggler, extraordinaire.

What have you learned about writing and publishing since you first started?

That writing buddies are worth their weight in gold and it’s worthwhile to learn the industry.

Is there anything you would do differently?

I would have taken professional development courses ten years ago.

Who, or what, if anything has influenced your writing?

The writers group I’m with has been a big influence for me, as we all push each other to meet deadlines, self imposed or not. We also talk about goals and work out how to achieve them, then get together for writing races.

Anything you would say to those just starting out in the craft?

Have a writing routine and a weekly or daily writing goal.

Study the craft through classes and workshops. Then study some more.

Join a writers centre and join a writers group.

Embrace revisions of your story and embrace it HARD.

Be savvy about the business of publishing and writing, as well as the marketplace and how your genre of choice sits in it.

What are three words that describe you?
Chaotic and forgetful.

What's your favourite book or who is your favourite writer?

One author who I love is JR Ward. She has a sublime talent of being able to combine sexy action with snappy prose.

Chaos Bound
by Rebekah Turner
Chronicles of the Applecross Book 2
Genre: Urban fantasy
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Date of Publication: 1 December 2013
ISBN: 9780857991072
Number of pages: 177
Word Count: 82,000

Book Description:

The long-awaited sequel to Chaos Born takes us back into the Applecross, where Lora faces increasing threats to her survival and her chance at love.

Lora Blackgoat — mercenary and smuggler — has only just recovered from the last threat on her life and hasn’t even begun to sort out the mess of having both a nephilim warrior and a reborn hellspawn as potential lovers. Work should be a refuge, but a job finding missing persons puts her in the crosshairs of a violent gang and a merchant with a taste for blood sport.

Reluctantly, Lora turns to the two men in her life for help. Roman — the nephilim — professes to be her soul mate and turns to her when he feels the darkness of nephilim madness descending. But though Lora is drawn to Roman, it is Seth, ex-lover and reborn hellspawn, who Lora must ultimately ask to protect those she loves. Can she trust Seth to save Roman and her adoptive family, or will this be a fatal mistake?

List of previous books if any

Chaos Born – Book 1 in the Chronicles of the Applecross


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