About the Book
Which would you choose—save your sister or save the world?
Emma Edsel’s first priority has always been protecting her blind sister Carla. So when Carla begins to develop science-defying abilities that threaten her life, Emma will stop at nothing to save her. With nowhere else to turn, she seeks help from Mitchell, the new boy at school who seems to know much more about it than he will admit.
After his last mission went horribly awry, Mitchell Banks is relieved to have a simple task: seal a small, accidental portal between Earth and other worlds in the multiverse. He didn’t count on his growing feelings for Emma—and the dangerous levels of dimension energy contaminating Carla.
Carla knows the voice in her head is evil. Manipulative. Feeding her with a strange energy she can control. She doesn’t know that she is the key to a coming global catastrophe and Mitchell’s boss will use any means possible to prevent it…including blackmailing him into murdering her.
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Jen: What was your first impression of Emma and Carla?
Mitchell: I first encountered Emma at school in Gondora Heights. She appeared to be rather alone, save for her friend Grace, but what I primarily noticed was the emptiness and pain I sensed from within her. It iss unusual for me to be capable of reading emotions without physical contact; however, Emma’s emotions spilled from her, as if inviting me to read them, though I know such an act wass unconscious. I could not ignore such pain, though it wass evident those around her were largely oblivious. She hass not been willing to accept my friendship; however, I will not ignore anyone so clearly in need.
Carla iss quite unlike her sister. She iss blind, but that clearly doess not prevent her from pursuing her dreams. She appeared to be a happy child, in contrast to Emma.
Jen: What is an average day of your life like?
Mitchell: That iss dependent on whether I am on a mission or at Acktorek. On a mission, there iss no such thing as an average day. Events may change by the minute, and each mission iss different from the last. At Acktorek, I begin my day with breakfast and devotions, then spend several hours in continuing training of various kinds. I will also communicate with my family if time allows and I enjoy reading novels originating in various worlds. It iss interesting to me to experience literature from cultures different from my own. I must admit that a comm with my family iss often the highlight of my day.
Jen: Do you have any friends or family back home?
Mitchell: I do. I have not maintained consistent contact with my childhood playmates, such as my neighbor Aria, since I began the Acktorek preparatory program and she began agricultural training at a hydroponics lab along with her beau. For that, I am sorry, but it iss difficult enough to maintain contact with my family. My parents still reside in the countryside in Aglion, along with my older sister Lara, her husband Tucker, and their children, Anise and Jason. I wass always very close to my family, and am often homesick. I am glad that I work for Acktorek as it iss a noble work, but I very much lament the infrequency of my visits home. I will miss much of Anise and Jason’s childhoods.
Jen: What are you most afraid of?
Mitchell: I have few strong fears, which I suppose iss helpful in my line of work. I do fear the loss of my loved ones, and I fear the inability to stand up for what iss right in the face of adversity. In that vein, I am also afraid of my inadequacy for the tasks set before me.
Jen: What are your dreams for the future?
Mitchell: To be truthful, I have little ambition beyond what I currently do. I wass assigned to a division at Acktorek that wass not my wish, so if the opportunity to transfer to special ops ever presents itself, I will not hesitate to accept the transfer. Even so, in essence the mission iss the same: to travel through the multiverse assisting beings in any way that iss within my power. I would not be opposed to someday marrying and raising a family; however, such a life iss not compatible with my current occupation, and so the right situation would have to present itself for that to be an option.
Jen: Thank you so much Mitchell for answering my questions! I greatly enjoyed learning more about you!
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About the Author
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke fell in love with sci-fi and fantasy at age seven when she first read A Wrinkle in Time and The Chronicles of Narnia. In the time since, she’s spent an inordinate amount of time exploring new realms and bygone eras through countless books, movies, and TV shows. She also spends a great deal of time talking to her imaginary friends and writing down their stories in books such as the Time Captives fantasy trilogy and Twisted Dreams, a sci-fi/fantasy Sleeping Beauty novella. On the occasion she remembers she lives in Georgia in the 21st century, she can be found working at the local library, playing and teaching violin and piano, singing along to Disney and Broadway soundtracks, making casseroles while blaring Casting Crowns, sewing her own clothes, turning pirouettes in the kitchen, and volunteering for political campaigns.
Be sure to check out the other awesome posts in the tour! Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, October 26
- Tour Announcement at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke
- Book Review at Living Outside the Lines
- Author Interview at Isamonkey Reviews
Tuesday, October 27
- Book Spotlight at Jaye L. Knight
- Author Interview at Living Outside the Lines
- Interview with Emma at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke
Wednesday, October 28
- Book Spotlight at The Music of a Story
- Interview with Mitchell at Living Outside the Lines (You are here.)
Thursday, October 29
Friday, October 30