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Guest Post: Rhiannon Paille on the Flames

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Today, we have a special guest post by Rhiannon Paille on the Flames from her novel Flame of Surrender, which will be published on November 1st.

How far would you go to save everything you ever loved?

Kaliel was warned about her love for the Ferryman. One day he will marry the land and leave Avristar forever. She doesn't listen, and because of what she is-- a Flame-- one of nine apocalyptic weapons, she sparks a war. In a desperate attempt to save her home and her love, Kaliel tries to awaken Avred, not knowing she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.(
The Flames were created to destroy things

I knew this was going to happen. I was going to write a book about Flames and everyone was going to look at me with question mark bubbles above their heads.
Think things. Think weapons. Think souls. Think magic. Think genies but not I Dream of Genie.
The Flames are living weapons. (Remember when they deemed Mike Tyson’s fists weapons? I wonder how he gets through airport security nowadays)
The Flames are living weapons. Everything about them is deadly, powerful, magical, enchanting, and alluring. Ultimately though? They were created in order to destroy things.
And they’re very good at it.
When they’re not in a corporeal form.
You’d think I’d created all of these god-like female heroines by the sounds of it, but that’s not true. I didn’t do that. My story is about a girl who has all of this power inside of her, the power to destroy, but she tries with all of her might to hold it in. Because letting it out means destroying herself. It’s not that she denies who she is so to speak it’s that, the Flames don’t do small scale destruction. They destroy entire planets and wipe out life as we know it.
And nobody wants to read a book about the extinction of the human race.
In addition to this, inside the body of a girl the Flame is dormant, it’s less powerful. Kaliel would prefer to be a girl and not a Flame. She would rather fall in love, live a life bereft of war, and be happy. Flames don’t have that luxury. They often have a master, and that master often makes them do things they don’t want to do.
At some point or another you’ll meet all of the Flames. They are not a united bunch as uniting them would provide enough power to wipe out everything in existence and keep it that way for billions of years.
The Valtanyana want that to happen, that’s why they’re hunting the Flames.
They especially need Kaliel because without her, they have nothing.
Ready to find out what happened to her when she fell in love with the Ferryman?

Namaste,
Rhi


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Rhi was never a normal girl. Her life was an urban fantasy wrapped in a paranormal romance and served with a side of horror. To escape her everyday weirdness she began writing fantasy. She studied at U of Sedona and MIMT, obtaining a PhD in Metaphysical Science and Parapsychology. She's married to a chef/comic book shop owner and has a fondness for architecture.


Thanks for joining us here today, Rhiannon!
31 comments on "Guest Post: Rhiannon Paille on the Flames"
  1. Great interview. Book sounds great!

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  2. Sounds like a great read. I will have to add it to my must read list. :-)

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  4. The Mike Tyson thing made me laugh. Can't wait to read this!

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  5. sounds great cant wait to read it!

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  6. Great interview, addding this to my TBR!!!!

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  7. Great post and shes right it wasnt what i thought it was at all.

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  8. This sounds like a very well thought out book! Going on my to read list!

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  9. Love the interesting twist on magic. Good luck with your book.

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  10. What a choice to make- destiny or dream! The book already sounds good.

    Thanks for posting!

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  11. Sounds like a very interesting concept. Rhiannon Paille is right I really don't want to read a book about the extinction of the human race.

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  12. I can't wait to read this book, I've heard so much about it!

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  13. This main character and book sounds so intriguing! I would love to read this book! I will definitely buy this book even if I don't win!

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  14. "...And nobody wants to read a book about the extinction of the human race."

    Uhh, I'm sorry, but i do like to read one about the extinction of my race or our race. Not that i'm looking forward to it, but i just find it interesting to read this kind of books. I'm definitely reading her book. Thanks for the guest post!

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  15. Sounds like something I would love to read.

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  16. Sounds like a great read! It's definitely going on my must read list.

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  17. Thanks for the insight into Kaliel and her power. I am wondering why the Valtanyana would want to wipe out everything in existence - or if they just want to hold the power to keep everyone in check. . .adding to tbr list.

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  18. That was really good. This book sounds really intersting to me and just after reading the review it makes me want to but it right now and know what happens.

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  20. Love the Mike Tyson reference. This book sounds simply amazing! Props to Rhi for creating such a fantastic world! Thank you Rhi for sharing this with us!

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  21. This sounds like a very interesting and unique book. I'm intrigued by the thought of such power and what it could do in the wrong hands. I will definitely be putting this on my wish list.

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  22. The book sounds fabulous! I love a strong female heroine :)

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  23. Yeah it would be a bit depressing to read a book about the extinction of the human race. I really want to read this book and it's on my wishlist. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

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  24. Oh, this is a unique premise for a book and quite outside the "normal" paranormal! It's always fun to "explore a strange new world, seek out new life and new civilization..." :-)

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  25. I lovee this book truelly I do great interview and the cover is just awesome!

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  26. sounds great, and the cover its very beautiful too!

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  27. Sounds excellent! Added to my very very long TBR. :)

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  28. This book is on my TBR list! Beautiful cover!

    Gena Robertson

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  29. Sounds interesting !
    I like this kind of stories !
    Something like the last airbender ? :P

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  30. aweosme posta nd the book is awesomeeeee!


    and isnt that cover just beautiful

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