The Eye of Tanúb by M.E. Cunningham Blog Tour with Author Interview
Excerpt for The Eye of Tanúb by M.E. Cunningham:
We leaped at the same time, reaching simultaneously, but Zach was a hair closer, and the chain of the medallion rolled, like magic, over his finger. My nails dug into his T-shirt, because I hadn’t lost yet, and I tried to pull him back.
And that was when it happened. That was when this story really began, and our lives changed.
In the split second between me grabbing Zach’s shirt and his clenching the medallion in his fist, a light flashed. And I mean blindingly bright. Like lightning. And it filled the room, filled us. I felt the charge, as though I’d stuck my finger into a socket and defibrillated myself. The pain—unbearable for at least five seconds—coursed through me. Then tornado-like winds whipped past my face, blowing my waist-long, gorgeous blonde hair all around us.
And then we were falling.
I could barely open my eyes, and Zach’s cheeks were billowing out like a blowfish’s. I would have laughed if I could have. And then the ground appeared. And I mean… it just appeared. Out of nowhere. I kid you not.
It rushed up toward us, my screams following us through the air. And just when I knew it was all over, I threw my arms in front of my face, hoping to protect one part of my body, so I’d at least be identifiable, and hopefully have an open-casket funeral.
Interview with the Author:
What song best describes your book and Why? Oh my, there are a few! I have even made a playlist! Here are the songs (I won’t tell you why they fit. You’ll have to read the book!) Love story-Taylor Swift, Something I Need-One Republic, Madness-Muse, Just a Dream-Nelly, Farewell-Rosie Thomas, Falling slowly-Glen Hansard, Everything We Had-The Academy, More Time-Needtobreathe, I Never Told You-Colbie Caillat, Falling Slowly, Say Something-A Great Big World, Mad World-Adam Lambert.
What age group do you think best describes your reader? Why? The thing I love about this book—and it is my favorite I’ve written—is that it touches a wide variety of ages. From young teens to adults. Male OR female.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books? That I would fall so in love with the characters I created. When you are lost in a story, writing, it almost becomes real. It sure feels real at times. I’ve laughed and cried, and when I read back through the book, sometimes I am amazed that it actually came out of my brain.
What do you think makes a good story? Any book that I want to take to bed and read and read is a good book, in my opinion. They are usually the ones that make me laugh and cry. They have great humor and tender heartache. It doesn’t matter what genre the book is either. Anything from horror to Science fiction should have these points.
Who are some of your favorite Authors? I’m not too picky. I used to love Stephen King the most. I like his older books better than the new ones. I love Orsen Scott Card and Brandon Sanderson, Diana Gabaldon, and a whole host of new indie writers. Like I said, if they can make me laugh and cry… I like them!
If you had one piece of advice for an aspiring Author, what would it be? Don’t give up. The minute you give up, you fail. Never stop writing, never stop submitting. Just when you least expect it, that agent or publisher will want you. It can take years, but that’s okay. It will just give you more time to practice.
What would you like to say to friends and family of writers (not just your own)? Thank you for you patience. 😉
What projects do you have up and coming? I have my sequel for Reluctant Guardian coming in the fall, and hopefully the sequel to The Eye of Tanúb, come Christmas.
About the Author:
- Reader’s choice of Clean Teen Publishing eBook, bookmark swag pack and $15 Amazon gift card.