1. Your book series is called ‘Beyond the Eyes’. Was this your first choice for the trilogy, or did you play around with ideas before deciding on it?
A. Yes, it was my first choice.
2. Each book in the series has an eye-catching, dark and moody cover. How long did it take you to come up with them and why did you choose these particular covers? Was there a lot of competition for any particular book, where there were multiple options?
A. Thank you for the nice compliment. It didn’t take me long to come up with the idea for each cover. The first one I think is a bit darker than the others. Your eyes are supposed to be the windows to your soul. In this trilogy there are dark spirits who dwell inside soulless humans. The first cover is a huge clue, because beyond those eyes are dark spirits. The guy the reader sees on the cover is possessed by a malevolent being.
3. Where did your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing/etc. come from?
A. The universe. I don’t know, maybe from my mom’s side of the family. My great-aunt is a writer.
4. Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
A. Paige who is the main character in this trilogy has an out-of-body experience, and I have had OBEs before.
5. Do you have any deep dark secrets you would admit to your readers?
A. Not really. I’ve studied witchcraft and dabbled in it before. I use my knowledge of the craft in my stories. It’s pretty cool writing about it, I think. I have a lot of fun with it.
Some choice questions:
6. Do you have a light side or dark side?
A. I have both.
7. Vanilla or Chocolate?
8. Would you rather your books were made into a movie or a TV series?
A. TV series, because there are still tons of adventures my characters can go on without the storyline becoming dull. In fact, at the end of The Devil’s Third, I left it wide open for more adventures. I don’t plan to write any more books in this trilogy–not counting the novellas I’m writing–unless my fans request I do. However, they would have to make this whole trilogy a best seller in order for me to write another novel in it.
9. What messages or themes do you try to convey to your readers?
A. Stand up for what you believe in, always try to do the right thing, and people are not always as they seem. Oh! And true love does exist. It does. Trust me. I’m with mine now and how it happened between us is a bit uncanny. I think perhaps our love was written in the stars. 🙂
10. What’s the best thing said about one of your books by a reviewer?
A. I’ve been fortunate enough to have had a lot of wonderful things said about my books, more so than the few not-so-nice comments, so I’ll just choose one of them. Here is what a reader said about Dark Spirits (the second book in my Beyond the Eyes trilogy):
I was sent this book by Rebekkah and I am absolutely dumb struck. Not only has she managed to keep me interested in the story, she has left me thirsty for more. I love all of the characters, even the demons. Paige and Nathan have both developed in their relationship and in their characters, growing with every turn of the page. I feel like I am on the journey with them and I cannot wait until the next book comes out. Rebekkah is a very talented author and I feel very lucky to have stumbled upon her work. It takes a lot to make me feel physical pain while reading, drawing me in so deeply that I feel the pain of the characters and it’s something I haven’t felt since New Moon and the Hunger Games. My heart is still pounding and my hands are shaking. Compelling, and looking forward to Devil’s Third.
Beyond the Eyes
Published – June 2012
“A thrilling, wholly satisfying first book to a new young adult series. It will keep you wanting more.” –Valentina Cano, Carabosse’s Library
“Beyond the Eyes is haunting yet passionate. This breakout novel is quick and hip, a saucy must- read.”–Charles Land, Judas Pistol
Paige knows evil exists in this world, but she never imagined it would want something from her.
In the small town of Astoria, Oregon, surrounded by deep forest and endless mountains, another world thrives . . . a menacing one where dark spirits dwell in soulless humans. Seventeen-year- old Paige Reed lives in this lush, picturesque setting. She’s not your average teen, though she appears to be. Not only is she heartsick, but she’s been receiving cryptic premonitions from a ghostly voice since the age of four. After she hears a haunting message about herself, supernatural occurrences begin to confuse her.
Nathan Caswell seems to peer into Paige’s soul, evoking a magnetic energy between them they cannot deny. They’re connected. But he’s no ordinary guy. He tracks dark spirits and becomes alarmed when they set their sights on Paige.
When two power-hungry malevolent beings make demands on her, she realizes then the fate of mankind rest in her hands. Her world quickly turns inside out where the impossible becomes possible, and in the end she’s faced with a life changing decision that will not only alter her existence but the world as she knows it.
Can a deeply troubled teen overcome her own demons in order to fight those lurking about? With the past and present colliding, Paige must make the ultimate mortal choice. Will it be the right one?
Published – February 2013
Now immortal, Paige is emotionally and physically stronger than ever. She must find the location of the ancient incantations to prevent mass genocide. But the war against good and evil is spawning another war–a battle between the dark spirits themselves. Paige is saddled in the center of both growing revolutions and is ready to take on the dark forces. But Nathan’s overprotectiveness prevents her from taking action, and he’s hiding things.
Paige’s personal life gets more complicated when Brayden arrives back in town and offers the equal partnership she desperately craves from Nathan. Then there’s Carrie and Tree, her two best friends and only family she has left. Unfortunate circumstances thrust them into Paige’s dark world, giving her no choice but to allow Nathan to arm them with combat techniques in hope they’ll be able to protect themselves.
Meanwhile, Paige is having visions and discovering abilities she was unaware of. When Anwar comes to visit, his weird behavior alarms her. Could he be turning to the dark side?
Time is running out. Paige not only needs to find the incantations but also to untangle the bands around her heart and make a decision that could leave her with a life worse than death–a life of betrayal from the ones she trusted most.
“Even more thrilling than the first. This is a captivating series you won’t put down and will leave you hungry for more.”–Felicia Tatum, author of The White Aura
“Paige is a strong courageous character and Dark Spirits will make your heart pound with the emotion and action!”–Julie Huss author of the I Am Just Junco series
The exciting continuation of the Beyond the Eyes Trilogy: Released November 2013.
If you could have the power to control evil, would you want it?
In a rainy, misty town filled with moss-covered trees and dwarfed by wooded mountains, Astoria, Oregon, holds many secrets and eighteen-year-old Paige Reed is one of them. She’s immortal, has magical abilities she’s discovering, and harbors King Solomon’s power inside her. With his incantations, she can control the dark spirits who lurk among societies in soulless humans.
But her problems are mounting.
Her best friend slips into a coma, and Paige must tap into her newfound powers—powers she’s unsure of—to save her.
Through this ordeal, Bael who once commanded a legion of black souls, forces Paige to make a pact with him, causing her to abandon the ones she loves. When she finds out where Solomon’s spells are and tells Bael, she begins to have second thoughts about her agreement with him.
Will she risk everything to claim the spells that hold the power to control the dark spirits so she can enslave him? Or will her one true love find her before she makes a horrible mistake that could damage her for life?
And most importantly, what does the Devil’s third mean and what is Bael really up to?
Rebekkah Ford grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal. Her parents’ Charles and Geri Wilhelm were the directors of the UFO Investigator’s League in Fairfield, Ohio, back in the 1970s. They also investigated ghost hauntings and Bigfoot sightings in addition to UFO’s. Growing up in this type of environment and having the passion for writing is what drove Rebekkah at an early age to write stories dealing with the paranormal. Her fascination with the unknown is what led her to write the Beyond the Eyes trilogy.
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