Today, I am honored to feature an interview with Chloe Miles, author of the The Faded Trilogy!
Tell us something unique about yourself.
That I find it very hard to make it through an entire day without chocolate 🙂
What inspired you to become a writer?
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always had a vivid imagination and loved creating stories in my head. I’d always wanted to be an author or a scriptwriter, but life seemed to get in the way of those professional aspirations for a while. Then I discovered the world of indie publishing, came up with an idea for a trilogy, and here I am.
What inspired The Faded Trilogy?
I wanted to write a paranormal romance that was a little different to everything else that’s already been written. I loved the idea of earthbound spirits protecting the town from evil. And, being a hopeless romantic, I loved the idea of eternal undying love, especially between two characters who are so young but whose love is so rare and beyond their years.
What was it like to write Savannah and her story?
Savannah is very much like my teenage self. She is a little shy and reserved and more at home with her nose buried in her textbooks than confronting a room full of her peers … let alone coming face to face with The Forces and having to protect her entire town! (Thankfully, I never had to contend with the latter.)
We slowly see her emerge further and further from her shell as the series progresses, guided in the most part by Hunter’s unconditional love and undoubting belief in her.
She isn’t your typical butt-kicking heroine in the beginning of the series … but by the end … well, I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but let’s just say that she could give the best of the butt-kicking best a run for their money!
You created a world of different spirits who possess abilities to become human and control the weather. Could you tell us what it was like to build this world? What sort of research did you do?
There wasn’t any particular research that I did … just the inner workings of my own vivid imagination. It happened to be storming when I was coming up with the idea for the series, so that’s the inspiration behind the power over the weather that the characters possess and the unpredictable storms terrorizing the town. And I loved the idea of the spirits being able to heal people and passing this selfless ability on to The Chosen Ones.
If you could be any one of your characters, who would it be and why?
Savannah. She’s smart, has incredible powers, and she has the perfect boyfriend in Hunter Emmerton. He’s dreamy and kind and gentle and hopelessly romantic. He would do anything just to see her smile and keep her safe from harm. (I’m still waiting for my own Hunter Emmerton to teleport himself into my life any day now.)
Do you have any other books in the works? What are your future goals?
I want to dedicate my heart and soul to The Faded Trilogy and ensure its success before I move on to any other writing projects. You never know what may happen in the future in regards to other writing projects, but right now my heart belongs to Savannah and Hunter.
What advice would you give an aspiring author?
Write, write, and then write some more. The more you write, you better your writing becomes. And even when you think you have perfected your art, still keep writing. You never stop learning.
Where is your favorite place to write?
I usually write at my computer desk in my little home office. Ideas can come to me at any time though, so I always take a little notebook and pen with me wherever I go in case inspiration hits.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I always have and always will love YA. I don’t think anyone can ever truly outgrow it. You’re only as young as you feel 🙂
Warm weather climates or cold weather climates?
I live in Australia, so we have a mostly warm weather climate. But, in saying that, I love winter and I’ve always dreamed of experiencing a white Christmas.
What is the best thing that ever happened to you?
Writing The Faded Trilogy. As soon as the idea came to me, it was like this huge revelation of knowing that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I’m really proud of the series and hope that the readers can take some enjoyment away from having my stories in their lives.
Thank you, Chloe!!
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Faded (The Faded Trilogy #1)
“Savannah wanted to kiss him, but she had never even kissed a human guy before, let alone a ghost. How was she supposed to kiss him if he wasn’t really there?”
Savannah has never been in love before, but she’s in love with Hunter Emmerton. He’s cute, funny, charming … and a ghost. How can you date someone if nobody else can see them?
When seventeen-year-old Savannah Fraser and her three friends are killed in a car accident, they are given a second chance at life by a group of century-old earthbound spirits who need their help.
Savannah learns she is a Chosen One, which means she can switch between human and spirit form, heal people, and control the weather—and she is also now invincible.
The Chosen Ones are the only ones who can defeat The Forces—a trio of evil half-spirits who are slowly destroying the perfect little town of Fort Everwick with violent storms and not-so-natural disasters—and stop them from harming everyone they care about.
The Forces are set on destroying everything Savannah knows and loves, but they also have a more sinister plan—they want a new member to join them. They won’t give up until they get the one they want—and they have Savannah firmly in their sights.
But what Savannah didn’t count on was falling in love with Hunter. She’s never loved anyone the way she loves Hunter, and she knows he loves her, too. But how can they be together forever if he no longer exists and she’s the only one who can see him?
Will Savannah have enough belief in herself to defeat The Forces, or will they be able to lure her to the dark side and turn her against her loved ones—and tear her and Hunter apart?
See No Evil (The Faded Trilogy #2)
“You could have perfect vision and still not see the evil in someone. Well, at least not want to see it, anyway.”
The enthralling story that was built in Faded continues in exciting and unexpected ways in this action-packed sequel in The Faded Trilogy.
Are Savannah’s dreams predicting the death of someone close to her? Or is it someone even closer than she thinks? Can Savannah save one of her best friends—and stop another from suffering the same fate?
Savannah will need more strength than she ever has before if she is to defeat The Forces for good, and with Hunter’s love and encouragement to believe in herself, she finds the confidence she never knew she had.
However, while The Chosen Ones become more confident in their roles as protectors of Fort Everwick, The Forces only become more evil—and prove they will stop at nothing to win.
What will Savannah do that will change everything and determine her position of power over The Forces forever—and prove to them that she just might have it in her to beat them at their own game?
But while becoming their biggest threat, it also reinforces Savannah’s position as Gwen’s most cherished target.
Ever After (The Faded Trilogy #3)
One of Savannah’s friends is hiding a secret that will change her life—forever.
In this heartbreaking yet heartwarming conclusion to The Faded Trilogy, Savannah is facing an epic final battle with The Forces—and the possibility of losing Hunter forever.
If Fort Everwick no longer needed protecting, and Hunter was free to cross over, would he stay with Savannah as he promised—or leave her to live the normal life she deserves?
Savannah can’t imagine her life without Hunter, but does he love her truly enough to let her go?
Until then, The Chosen Ones only have one thing on their mind—defeating The Forces. But they are stronger than ever—and not prepared to go down without a fight.
Will The Forces finally be defeated once and for all? And can Savannah and Hunter really live happily ever after?