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GUEST BLOGGING to be, or not to be? That is the question.

18 Jul

GUEST BLOGGING to be, or not to be? That is the question.

I’d say Guest Blogging is to be, and to prove it I’d like to introduce Rebekkah Ford.

I am certain you will find her to be an interesting person as well as a talented writer. So have fun getting to know Rebekkah (Becki) Ford.

Rebekkah Ford

Rebekkah Ford

Rebekkah Ford grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal. Her parents’ Charles and Geri Wilhelm were the directors of the UFO Investigator’s League in Fairfield, Ohio, back in the 1970s. They also investigated ghost hauntings and Bigfoot sightings in addition to UFO’s. Growing up in this type of environment and having the passion for writing is what drove Rebekkah at an early age to write stories dealing with the paranormal. Her fascination with the unknown is what led her to write the Beyond the Eyes trilogy.

my coverDark Spirits Cover

So if you’ve gotten the impression that Rebekkah is a quirky artist you’re absolutely right. Check this out… 

"Tree" a character from the "Beyond the Eyes" series

Jack a.k.a. “Tree” from the “Beyond the Eyes” series.

Rebekkah (Becki) chats with Tree one of her characters from the “Beyond the Eyes Trilogy” series

Tree is one of Paige’s (main character) best friends in the, “Beyond the Eyes” trilogy. He’s eighteen-years-old, Stand six-foot five, though appears taller because he’s built like a bouncer, hence the nickname “Tree”. He has brown eyes and a bitchen black Mohawk. He’s the type of guy who would give you the shirt off his back. He’s also loyal and protective over his friends. He’s into comic book heros, guitars, punk rock, and cars. He’s a grease monkey-works for his dad who is the top mechanic in Astoria, Oregon, fixing vehicles. And he’s of German descent.

I spoke with Tree a while back, but a lot has happened since then. I decided to hook up with him again via webcam. We still had each other in our Skype account, so it was rather easy to do. In respect to the people who haven’t read this trilogy yet, and because “The Devil’s Third” won’t be out until later this year, I’ll be mindful in what to ask Tree.

Okay, I just ringed him up and he agreed to come over. Oh! There’s the doorbell. He’s here! Let’s get started.

Becki: “Hi, Tree. How are you?”

Tree: “Hey, Rebekkah. Despite the major adjustments in my life, I’m doing well. Thank you.” He shifts the black knit cap on his head and smiles. “How are you?”

Becki: “Oh, I’m crazy busy, but that seems to be the norm lately.”

Tree: (Nods.) “Tell me about it.”

Becki: “Did you shave your Mohawk off?”

Tree: (His hand flutters to his knit cap again. He touches it, then drops his hand in his lap. A frown mars his face.) “No, but your readers will find out what happened when they read The Devil’s Third.”

Becki: “You also found out some shocking info. about yourself. One could even go as far as to say, mind-blowing.”

Tree: (Laughs.) “That’s putting it mildly.”

Becki: “So do you and Carrie plan on going to school in Portland, Oregon this fall?”

Tree: “I’m not sure. I’ll have to talk to her about it. I know my folks would be disappointed if I didn’t go, and the same with Carrie’s as well.”

Becki: “How are Paige and Nathan doing?”

Tree: (Smiles.) “They’re doing awesome. I think their relationship will be smooth sailing from here on out. So many things and people kept coming between them, but I think that’s over now.”

Becki: “Good to hear. What about Brayden?”

Tree: “I haven’t seen Brayden in a while. I’m sure I’ll see him again, because he’ll never give up on the possibility of having a relationship with Paige. He believes they were meant to be together. Period.”

Becki: “What do you think about it?”

Tree: (Shrugs.) “I really don’t know what to think. The way I see it is as long as Paige is happy and the guy treats her well, I’m good with it, otherwise, I’d have to kick his ass.” He laughs.

Becki: (I laugh along with him.) “You’re a good friend.”

Tree: “Thanks. Paige is like a sister to me. She’s been alone most of her life. Her father died when she was four and as she got older, her mom stayed away from her. Carrie and I always kept an eye on Paige, though, she wasn’t quite aware of it. We also knew she had a lot of pent up emotions she needed to deal with. Thankfully, Nathan helped her confront and deal with all the hurt and sadness she had harbored inside herself for so long.”

Becki: (Grins.) “Yay! Nathan. He’s a good guy. I like him a lot. The other day I had a fan tell me Nathan scares him.” I laugh.

Tree: (He raises his eyebrows and grins, laughter dancing in his eyes.) “Are you serious?”

Becki: “Yes, I am. The person who told me that, mentioned what Nathan had done to Aosoth in Dark Spirits.” I cup my hands around my mouth and stage whisper, “The toilet scene.”

Tree: (He chuckles.) “I thought what Nathan did that bitch was classic. She deserved much more than that for destroying Paige’s family and being flat out evil. Sometimes I think she’s worse than Bael.”

Becki: “Well, Bael is evil too, but it’s a subtle, darker kind, which to me is much worse.”

Tree: “Good point. Cloaked evil is far worse.”

Becki: “Well, Tree, I suppose I should end this chat. I enjoyed visiting with you. Thank you for taking the time to talk to me.”

Tree: “No problem. The feeling is mutual. Take care.”

Becki: “You too. Tell the gang I said hi.”

Tree: (Smiles) “Will do.”

Beyond the Eyes blurbs . . .

“A thrilling, wholly satisfying first book to a new young adult series. It will keep you wanting more.” –Valentina Cano,  Carabosse’s Library

“Beyond the Eyes is haunting yet passionate. This breakout novel is quick and hip, a saucy must-read.”–Charles Land, Judas Pistol

Paige knows evil exists in this world, but she never imagined it would want something from her.

After a ghostly voice whispers a haunting message to seventeen-year-old Paige Reed, Paige’s life takes a nightmarish turn. Unwilling to tell her friends about the supernatural occurrences happening in her life, Paige feels more alone than ever–until she meets Nathan Caswell.

Nathan is not only hot, but seems to peer into Paige’s soul, evoking a magnetic energy between them that cannot be denied. But he’s no ordinary guy. He tracks dark spirits, and becomes alarmed when they set their sights on Paige.

And then there are the two power-hungry dark spirits who believe Paige can find King Solomon’s magical ring for them, because when her father was alive, he was close to finding it. If Paige doesn’t comply with their demands, they’ll kill her.

Paige is forced to dig deep into her father’s past and unearths shocking secrets about him and his bloodline. With the past and present colliding, Paige is only sure about two things in her life: she needs to outwit the dark spirits to stay alive, and she’s completely and helplessly in love with Nathan.

Dark Spirits Blurb . . .

“Even more thrilling than the first. This is a captivating series you won’t put down and will leave you hungry for more.”–Felicia Tatum, author of The White Aura

“Paige is a strong courageous character and Dark Spirits will make your heart pound with the emotion and action!”–Julie Huss author of the I Am Just Junco series.

Now immortal, Paige is emotionally and physically stronger than ever. She must find the location of the ancient incantations to prevent mass genocide. But the war against good and evil is spawning another war–a battle between the dark spirits themselves. Paige is saddled in the center of both growing revolutions and is ready to take on the dark forces. But Nathan’s overprotectiveness prevents her from taking action, and he’s hiding things.

Paige’s personal life gets more complicated when Brayden arrives back in town and offers the equal partnership she desperately craves from Nathan. Then there’s Carrie and Tree, her two best friends and only family she has left. Unfortunate circumstances thrust them into Paige’s dark world, giving her no choice but to allow Nathan to arm them with combat techniques in hope they’ll be able to protect themselves.

Meanwhile, Paige is having visions and discovering abilities she was unaware of. When Anwar comes to visit, his weird behavior alarms her. Could he be turning to the dark side?

Time is running out. Paige not only needs to find the incantations but also to untangle the bands around her heart and make a decision that could leave her with a life worse than death–a life of betrayal from the ones she trusted most.

Where to find Rebekkah:

Blog
http://themusingwriter.blogspot.com

Facebook Author Page
http://www.Facebook.com/RebekkahFord2012

Twitter
https://twitter.com/RebekkahFord

Pinterest
http://pinterest.com/rebekkahford

Buy the books

Amazon:

Beyond the Eyes (Book One in this YA paranormal trilogy)
http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-the-Eyes-ebook/dp/B0088JF7HQ/

Dark Spirits (Book Two in this YA paranormal trilogy)
http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Spirits-Beyond-Eyes-ebook/dp/B00BEKJ9VG/

Note: These are the American Amazon sites. If you want the UK, let me know.
Barnes & Noble:

Beyond the Eyes
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beyond-the-eyes-rebekkah-ford/1111446053?ean=2940014746496

Dark Spirits
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-spirits-rebekkah-ford/1114506937?ean=2940016397214

Beyond The Eyes Book Trailer:

15 Responses to “GUEST BLOGGING to be, or not to be? That is the question.”

  1. Yolanda isabel Regueira Marin July 18, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

    I really enjoyed this. How interesting. Rebekkah is a very talented lady.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 18, 2013 at 11:35 pm #

      She definitely is talented, witty and sweet. I’m glad you enjoyed it Yolanda. 😀

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  2. Becki July 19, 2013 at 12:21 am #

    Thanks Vashti for having me and my work on your wonderful blog. I can’t take credit for the book covers, though, my cover artist Stephanie Flint did them. Oh, and the picture of Tree wasn’t taken by me. 🙂 However, the idea for the book covers and Tree is all me and of course my writing as well. 😀 Thanks again! *hugs*

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 19, 2013 at 12:33 am #

      It’s my pleasure having you Becki. I love the book trailer too, by the way. 😀

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  3. Jasveena July 19, 2013 at 2:56 am #

    Hey Becki is definitely an interesting person to be explored!!!!!!!! Thanks for this Vashti… I’m stalking Becki now on all of her pages.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 19, 2013 at 4:34 am #

      Ha, ha, ha! Yes, she is quite engrossing. I’m sure she wouldn’t mind being stalked by you. 😀

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  4. rat July 19, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    very interesting and an engrossing read.. Rebekkah is indeed very talented.. big likes to both of you 🙂

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  5. Peter Licari July 19, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    Clever! An interview with a main character. I haven’t seen this done before. I like the creative spin you took on it.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 20, 2013 at 6:38 am #

      Hi Peter! I enjoy featuring other writers on my blog, but it has to be fun too. Rebekkah is an interesting person, and a talented and creative writer I could not resist the idea of having her interview one of her favorite characters. I thought it would be cute and engaging, and she did not disappoint. She did a great job interviewing “Tree”. As writers we are creative people and I like that to show in everything we do. I’m looking forward to featuring you Peter. 😉

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  6. Becki July 20, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    Thanks for the wonderful comments. You guys are sweet. I don’t mind being stalked by Jasveena–btw 😀 Here’s a little info. not many people know about . . . when I started writing Beyond the Eyes, Tree’s character materialized out of nowhere. He just happened to show up, begging to be apart of the cast. Imagine my surprise when people tell me he’s their favorite character in this trilogy. That’s one of the many joys I get with writing stories–when the magic happens and unforeseen characters pops up or they do things that’s totally unexpected. 🙂 Does that ever happen to you as well?

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 20, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

      It is wonderful when that happens Becki. I had something similar happen to me with my character Gadreel from my second novel “Lilith”. She was already in the story, but she developed into one of the most endearing characters in my book. It’s been a joy having you on my blog. 😀

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  7. Becki July 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    Thank you Vashti. You’re sweet. 🙂 ❤

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  8. Diane (@MamalDiane) July 22, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    Very cool and interesting. Great guest post 🙂 Thanks for joining us at the Let’s Get Social Sunday. I also host a Tuesday party called The Gathering Spot and would love it if you’d come and link up. Have a wonderful week 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 22, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

      Hello Diane! Thank you very much. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I will be at the party on Tuesday. You have a great week too. 😀

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