Author Chloe Miles
For this week’s Feature Friday please welcome author Chloe Miles, author of The Faded Trilogy! Reviews will be coming during the end of June/ beginning of July of the trilogy.
Why did you decide 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.
Who/what are your writing inspirations?
I would have to say J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter is the series that really inspired my imagination and love of reading as a kid. I honestly believe there hasn’t been and never will be another series as phenomenal as Harry Potter. It’s just way up there on its own little pedestal in my mind. It seems like almost every child and adult, whether young or young at heart, has read at least one of the Harry Potter books. As an author, you couldn’t wish for anything more than that.
What are your favorite genres 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 🙂
Favorite writing food / snack?
I’ve gotta say chocolate 😉
What do you hope readers take away most from your writing?
That love really can conquer all, even the impossible.
Who’s the favorite character of yours that you’ve written and why?
Hunter Emmerton. He’s dreamy and kind and gentle and hopelessly romantic. He would do anything just to see Savannah smile and keep her safe from harm. He has the selfless power to heal, and his days are spent protecting innocent strangers. What’s not to love about him? (I’m still waiting for my own Hunter Emmerton to teleport himself into my life any day now.)
What is your writing style? Outliner/Planner or Seat of the Pantser?
I usually have a general outline of the storyline and what will be included in each of the chapters. Then I usually just start writing from there. Sometimes I’ll write from beginning to end, and other times I’ll have an idea for the end chapters first and then come back and write the first chapters. None of the three books were written the same. I just wrote whatever inspiration struck me at that moment.
If someone wanted to become a writer, what tips would you give to them?
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.
Have you ever purchased something from a late-night infomercial? If so, what?
I can honestly say that I haven’t. (Probably because I’m most likely to be in bed long before the infomercials are on.)
If you could collaborate with any other author(living, dead, or undead) who would that be and why?
J.K. Rowling. I would love to have even the tiniest insight into her incredible world of imagination.
If you weren’t a writer, what would you do?
I’d be a movie producer.
Coke, Pepsi, or?
What’s one thing people should know and/or don’t know about you?
That I find it very hard to make it through an entire day without chocolate 🙂
Is there a character that has the most “You” in them? Or the opposite of you?
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.
As for which character or characters are the most opposite of me … well, I’d hope that would be The Forces.
If we lived in a Fahrenheit 451 culture, which book would you want to memorize?
The Harry Potter series … although, I don’t think my memory would be THAT good.
Author: Chole Miles
Title: Faded Trilogy
Genres: Young Adult
Source: The Author
Faded (The Faded Trilogy, Book 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, Book 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.
This was a good book. I liked the story and the characters. It felt a little slow to me for the story progressing, but I liked it.Ever After (The Faded Trilogy, Book 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?