Ohh yeah, it’s that time! Today I have Devri Walls on the blog for an interview. Her book Wings of Arian is on a tour right now, so check out the rest of the stops by clicking on the banner above.
About Wings of Arian:
Kiora thought she had never heard a lie until she was sixteen. But she was wrong. Her entire existence was based on nothing but. She thought that evil did not exist. Lie. That magic was not real. Lie. And that the land of Meros was all there was. One more lie.
With Aleric telling her that evil is knocking on the door and that she is the only one who can stop them she has a choice to make. Refuse, or start the wildest most painful ride of her life.
She reluctantly dips her toe into her new existence of magic and threads, dragons and shapeshifters, and the person who wants to take control of it all: the evil Dralazar.
However, this journey was never meant to be hers alone. She will be accompanied by a Protector. To her disbelief, and utter irritation they name the hotheaded, stubborn, non -magical, (albeit gorgeous) Prince Emane. They will have to trust each other with their lives, but right now Kiora would settle for a non hostile conversation.
And now it comes down to this, If you had never heard a lie, would you know when you heard one? Is knowing good from evil innate? Kiora finds herself having to decide who lives and who dies on those very questions.
–Hi Devri, welcome to Love of Books!
Hey Thanks! Glad to be here.
–How does it feel to have Wings of Arian out there for everyone to read? 😉
It is the most wonderful and yet horrifying feeling ever! I am super proud that I followed through with this and chased my dream. But, to watch people reading it makes me twitch. Lol! Don’t worry, I am sure the twitching will subside eventually.
–How did you come up with the idea for the book?
I was watching T.V. one night and watched someone’s throat get slit. What startled me was not what I had seen, but that I had NO reaction. I had become so accustomed to violence, I barely even noticed. It got me thinking, “I wonder how horrifying it would be for someone that had lived, say seventy five years ago, to watch the things we as a society have become so accustomed to?” And from that, Wings of Arian was born.
–Who was your favorite character to write? Who was your least favorite?
Favorite would have to be Drustan. I adore him, and I thoroughly enjoyed using him as a tool to torture poor Emane. My least favorite was the King, honestly never liked the man much.
–What one book would you want if you were stuck on a deserted island for a year?
So that means AFTER the year is over I can read all the other books I want, that makes it easier. I am going with Cinder Williams Chima’s The Gray Wolf Throne. Now I must explain why. I have not read this book yet, but I LOVE all of her work. First plus. I love to study her work because I think she is a genius. Second plus, studying takes me a while. And finally, I haven’t read this book yet because I heard it has a huge cliffhanger. By the time I get back from the desert island the next book will be out and ready for me to snatch up. SHAPOW! How’s that for logic?
–Would you rather have a lifetime supply of the most delicious chocolate or have your book reach Harry Potter status and never have chocolate again? >:D
Instant reaction; Harry Potter status. Then my mouth started watering for chocolate. HA! But my final decision has to be Harry Potter status. Surely I can find a substitute for chocolate in my life. Maybe a Ferrari and an Island in the Mediterranean.
–What’s the most fun thing you’ve done in the past year or so? (besides publish your book)
Wow, I must be really boring because I am just staring at this question. I did just get back from spending a week in the mountains at a cabin where I body surfed behind a boat for the first time. That was a good time. Do not ask my sister in law for photographic proof because she will provide it and then I may have to track you down to destroy that extremely attractive shot.
–Do you have any new projects in the works?
Yes. Book two in the series, Wings of Tavea, is at the editor as we speak. Book three is marching through my head and I have another stand-alone book I am working on that is untitled as of now. But it is a little darker than the Wings Series, full of Wizards and betrayals.
–Thanks for stopping by!
Anytime! Thanks for having me!
Devri Walls lives in Kuna Idaho with her husband and two kids. She has worked as a music teacher and currently, a preschool teacher. She majored in theater and her love of a story still drives her today. Thankfully, she has finally found an outlet for all the voices in her head. Her first novel, Wings of Arian, is available on Amazon.