(Daughter of Time, #1)
~By: Eliza Marie Jones
~Release Date: February 2nd, 2015
~Length: 278 Pages
~Genres: Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Romance
Rynlee Nalis is a demon hunter. She is a Purator, belonging to an organization who slay demons to serve their King. Even though she’s a candidate to succeed the High Purator, eighteen-year-old Rynlee doesn’t want the responsibility.
Her entire world is turned upside down when Jeynen shows up at the temple that is her school and home. She thought he died five years ago.
And he has no idea who she is.
When an assassin comes for Jeynen and he manages to flee for his life, Rynlee rushes after him. As she tries to discover the truth about him, she stumbles onto an ancient prophecy and challenges those who want to destroy the balance of magic.
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Eliza Marie Jones
I'm a writer, gardener, nail polish junkie, and artist. I live with my husband in Alberta, Canada. I took website programming and graphic design in college, which comes in very handy doing all the non-writing parts of being an author.
What inspired Rynlee’s Song? How did you come up with the idea for the book?
I can’t pinpoint it to one idea because I wrote this book over so many years and the details have changed a lot. I was a teen wanting an adventure, so I wrote a book about a girl who goes on an adventure with a boy.
Where did you write Rynlee’s Song?
The first draft I wrote on my dad’s computer during my senior year of high school. I didn’t have any time to write during college, and then after I was married I pulled out this book one day and started editing it on my husband’s ancient laptop.
If you could choose the type of your magic, what would it be?
I’d want wind magic that lets me hover and fly everywhere instead of having to walk!
What were your favorite books and authors as a teen?
All of Tamora Pierce’s books, Eragon, Inkheart, Harry Potter, The Golden Compass, Wish Upon a Unicorn (all of these read multiple times) and many, many library books that I can’t remember right now.
If you couldn’t be a writer, what would you be?
I never want to imagine a world where I could not be a writer (it’s too horrible!) but for the sake of this question, I would be a graphic designer or website programmer. I did actually take those in college and it’s quite fun to do all my own website & design work for my author career.
After trying so hard to hold it in, Sariel sneezed, the sound echoing all along the hall and the entire world seeming to hold its breath with him. He stood up immediately, banging his head on
a shelf, and ran down the hall, not worrying about each heavy footstep falling onto the stone floor. They must have heard that, as there were no other noises to mask his clumsy getaway. His heart pounded as he turned into the library. He pulled down a book and pretended he was in there all along. His panic lessened as the minutes went by, but he still felt self-conscious; a child
caught with his hand in the candy jar.
A few more minutes passed. Sariel was almost going to go back to look when he heard Noctair come in. The mage leaned against a bookshelf and looked right at him. Noctair’s expression was unreadable; Sariel couldn’t tell if he was about to yell or cry.
“How much…did you hear?”
The softness of the man’s voice surprised Sariel. Could this be someone else? The man before him did have Noctair’s smooth black hair and green eyes.
“Uh, I was just in here finding that book you wanted.” He mumbled. Noctair’s expression turned to a glare. “Don’t lie to me.”
“Do you see him?” Rynlee said.
After another few moments of searching, Jeynen said, “No, he’s gone.”
Rynlee turned around and almost screamed. The cloaked man was right behind them.
The great demon fixed its glittering red eyes on her green ones, hatred like no other reflected there. She stared back with the same intensity, as if willing it to feel the anger that she felt. This monster had taken one of her own.
“You’re a horrible eavesdropper,” Rynlee remarked. “If you really wanted to hear something mushy you should have stayed quiet.”
“Cherylt, are you putting a spell on me?” He had to ask. Sariel did as he was told, though he was nervous about what it would do.
She laughed. “You wish.”
Black blood ran from the beast’s old wound to stain the white fur on its chest and stomach, occasionally splattering across the ground. All plant life was gone from the plains in a mile’s radius, and wherever blood dripped, the bare earth hissed and buckled.
By Eliza Marie Jones
While writing Rynlee’s Song, I mainly listened to songs with lyrics, but after discovering the inspiration of trailer and instrumental music, I only write to songs without lyrics. Here are a few of my favorites (with and without lyrics) that I’ve been listening to for editing Rynlee’s Song and writing the sequel, Rynlee’s Father:
Let Me Go – Avril Lavigne ft. Chad Kroeger
Heroes and Thieves – Vanessa Carlton
Clarity – Zedd (especially the Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider cover)
Beating Heart – Ellie Goulding
Hold Me Now – Red
Dark Side – Kelly Clarkson
Kaine (Salvation) – NieR Soundtrack
Autumn Love – Thomas Bergersen
Requiem – Jeffrey Hayat
He Who Brings the Night – 2 Steps From Hell
I Love You Forever – 2 Steps From Hell
Blu-Bird – NieR Soundtrack
Akatsuki Tsukiyo (Day Breakers) (Orchestra version, instrumental) – Gackt
~Materials and images provided by YA Bound Book Tours.