'Into The Fire' blog tour

Today I'm taking part in the blog tour for the recently released Into The Fire, a YA novel by Kelly Hashway writing as Ashelyn Drake.

If you're interested in reading the other blog tour posts, you can find a full schedule here.

Kelly has been kind enough to answer some interview questions for me, so here goes.

Kelly, I've always been astounded by how diverse your writing is, covering so many age groups, but which is your favourite?

I do love all age groups, but I feel most at home with YA. I'm lucky to say my teenage years were great. Writing YA means I get to revisit them often, and I couldn't be happier about that.

With regard to your different identities, which is most you, Kelly or Ashelyn?

Hmm, that's a good question. I've always loved the supernatural, but I'm also a very emotional person. I think the reason why I love Into The Fire so much is because it's a perfect blend of Kelly and Ashelyn. They're both equal parts of me.

Supernatural and mythical creatures figure across many of your novels but which is your favourite?

That's so tough to answer because I love so many. Necromancers, phoenixes, witches... how can I possibly pick a favourite?

As writers, we so often hear 'write what you know'. How much of your real world do you include in your books?

The emotions I write are all real. My laptop keys get covered in tears when I'm writing an emotional scene. In fact, there's a scene in Into The Fire that made me cry every time I revised it. I pull from my own experiences and relive those emotions to make sure they are genuine in my books.

Finally, can you tell us anything about Cara (and possibly Logan's) journey throughout the Into The Fire books?

Cara has it rough. She's not yet a full-fledged phoenix so she doesn't have control over her abilities. That puts her in danger. Add to that the fact that she's never fallen in love and suddenly imprints on the new boy in town, and you know things are going to get intense. Oh, and did I mention that she only has one month left in her first life and after she's reborn, she'll forget everyone she loves?

Seventeen year old Cara Tillman's life is a perfectly normal one until Logan Schmidt moves to Ashlan Falls. Cara is inexplicably drawn to him, but she's not exactly complaining. Logan's like no boy she's ever met, and he brings out a side of Cara that she isn't used to. As the two get closer, everything is nearly perfect, and Cara looks forward to the future.

But Cara isn't a normal girl. She's a member of a small group of people descended from the mythical phoenix bird, and her time is running out. Rebirth is nearing, which means she'll forget her life up to this point - she'll forget Logan and everything they mean to one another. But that may be the least of Cara's problems.

A phoenix hunter is on the loose, and he's determined to put an end to the lives of people like Cara and her family, once and for all. 

'Into The Fire' by Ashelyn Drake was published on 9th September this year by Month9Books.

You can find 'Into The Fire' on goodreads here.

About Ashelyn Drake

Ashelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young Adult romance author. While it's rare for her not to have either a book in hand or her fingers flying across a laptop, she also enjoys spending time with her family. She believes you are never too old to enjoy a good swing set and there's never a bad time for some dark chocolate. She is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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