Friday, May 19, 2017

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Ahe’ey (Ange’el Series, #1) by Jamie Le Fay

Ahe’ey
Ange’el Series, #1
by Jamie Le Fay
Date of Publication: March 8th 2017
Cover Artist: Milan Jovanovic
Genre: Epic Fantasy Romance
Tagline: Morgan’s feminist books didn’t prepare her to deal with the dashing Gabriel and the land of Ahe’ey



BLURB
"A thoughtful look at empowerment for women."

"A rollicking trip into a fantasy world complete with dragons, love and strength, and ideas that really get you thinking."

"Highly recommended for all ages."

Morgan is a dreamer, change maker and art lover. She is a feisty, slightly preachy, romantic feminist full of contradictions and insecurities. Morgan uncovers a world where women have the power, and where magic is no longer just a figment of her wild imagination. Sounds like a dream, but it may, in fact, turn into a nightmare.

The world of the Ahe'ey challenges and subverts her views about gender, genes, and nature versus nurture.

The strong and uninvited chemistry between her and the dashing Gabriel makes matters even more complicated. His stunning looks keep short-circuiting her rational mind.
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EDITORIAL REVIEWS

"A bracing mix of emotionally and intellectually honest fantasy." - Kirkus Reviews

"This book is a thoughtful look at empowerment for women. At the same time, it’s a rollicking trip into a fantasy world complete with dragons, love and strength, and ideas that really get you thinking. This book is highly recommended for all ages." - HUGEOrange

"They're flawed, real, and honest characters that can be easily related to. Ahe'ey is the kind of novel society needs to read, to create inspiration and to make people think. Ahe'ey is daring, complex, and honest. A must-read novel that tackles heavy and real topics with a mix of serious and humorous, charm and tragedy." - Reader's Favorite - 5 Star Review

"Ahe’ey contains a richly imagined world that raises complicated and timely questions about our own.

Jamie Le Fay’s Ahe’ey is an action-packed love story that puts forth a nuanced vision of gender stereotypes, body politics, and the dark side of seeking perfection." - Foreword Clarion - 4 Star Review

"She believed in magic—the magic of places, the magic of people, the magic of coincidences, serendipity, and fortune. She enjoyed wandering through the world with the open mind and curiosity of a four-year-old child. In her world the mystical, mythical, and magical inhabited the same space and time as the ordinary and the practical. At Bethesda Terrace, she always felt close to a source of magic and creativity. It was as if she were tapping into the place where dragons, angels, gods, sorceresses, and demons came to life."
"She killed him instantly. The young woman plunged her hand into his wound and licked the blood. Once again, she dipped her hand into the blood and used four fingers to paint stripes on her face. Sky’s defiant eyes locked on Iblis."
"Debilitating guilt crushed Gabriel every time he interacted with Morgan. The Ange’el’s affection for the human was weakening his mandate to control her movements and influence her decisions. His task was, once again, to deceive and manipulate. He seemed destined to betray the confidence of those he held most dear."
“You know, it would be much less trouble if you were willing to bat your magic eyelashes.”
"Young Sathian was flirtatious, titillating, quick-witted, and brilliant. He left a trail of broken hearts across the land as he teased and taunted his victims with his beauty and charm. Both women and men succumbed to his joie de vivre and panache as he was an untypical Ange’el that carried the sunshine in his smile and in his eyes."
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Author Info
Jamie is an accomplished writer and speaker that focuses mainly on topics related to girlhood, feminism, gender equality, and the misrepresentation of minorities in media and marketing.

MY INTERVIEW WITH JAMIE LE FAY
Do you have a character that you have been working on for a long time that still isn't quite ready, but fills you with excitement to work on the story?
In the second book of the series, we will learn more about Sathian. The devil that haunts the nightmares of the Ahe’ey is a lot of fun to write. He’s as lost as he is wicked and mercurial. We’ll learn more about Gabriel’s carbon copy and discover his perverse influence over the lives of the four royal descents of Ahe’ey. It’d be easy to succumb to his beauty, wit, intellect, and charm. It’s almost impossible not to feel sorry for the broken victim that hides under the creature’s madness. But the monster has committed unforgivable crimes. How much punishment must one endure to attain redemption?

If you could spend one-week with 5 fictional character, who would they be?
Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird) - I would like to hang out with this perfect human. I won’t lie, I’d try to steal a kiss or two, but soon we would move on to debating ethics, philosophy, history, and books.  
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”

Morgan Le Fay (The Mists of Avalon) – I’d love to spend some time with one of the most influential characters of my teen years. I’d take her to Vegas to watch Cher’s concert. We would sing If I can turn back time and recall that special moment in Avalon when Sir Lancelot was almost hers, almost . . .
“There is no sorrow like the memory of love and the knowledge that it is gone forever” 

Bastian Balthazar Bux (The Neverending Story) – We would travel to Fantastica to visit our olive-skinned Atreyu. We will then travel together to see Morla, the ancient one. I suspect she has grown indifferent to the fate of the world, and we must beg her to join the resistance.  
“The Nothing is spreading," groaned the first. "It's growing and growing, there's more of it every day, if it's possible to speak of more nothing. All the others fled from Howling Forest in time, but we didn't want to leave our home. The Nothing caught us in our sleep and this is what it did to us."

"Is it very painful?" Atreyu asked.

"No," said the second bark troll, the one with the hole in his chest. "You don't feel a thing. There's just something missing. And once it gets hold of you, something more is missing every day. Soon there won't be anything left of us.” 

The Little Prince (The Little Prince) – Because he needs to share his most important lesson with several heads of state.
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Elphaba (Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West) – The resistance needs Elphaba. I’ d knit two pink pussy hats for us to wear. I’d hold her hand and we’d march side by side with other change makers from all over the world.
“Remember this: Nothing is written in the stars. Not these stars, nor any others. No one controls your destiny.”


Where would you spend one full year, if you could go any where? What would you do with this time?
I would travel the world, wandering around museums and historical places, enjoying artworks, especially sculpture. I’d probably start in Paris, at the Louvre, where I would, once again, spend hours marvelling at The Winged Victory of Samothrace. Then I’d jump on a flight to Stockholm to visit the Angel Musicians on the lower deck of Millesgården. The tour would have many stops around the world, but I’d finally return to the Bethesda fountain where I’d wait a few hours for the Ahe’ey to emerge from its waters.

Can you share you next creative project(s)? If yes, can you give a few details?
Sure. I’m halfway through the second book of the series. Both Angha and Zanus continue to unleash chaos into the world of humans and Ahe’ey, but Angha’s two-hundred Dragons are the least of our concerns. A destructive darkness emerges from the purest of beings. The ties and the love between the four Royal descendants are tested to their limit. Death lurks around the corner waiting to harvest its prize. The heroes will rise, but some will fall. It’s inevitable and definitive. Rage can and will kill. The Ahe’ey will come across an unlikely ally, one they’d prefer to destroy, but things are . . . complicated.

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