This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.
About the Author
C.B. Williams is the author of several fantasy romance books that span the subgenres of Young Adult, Space Opera, Science Fiction and Romance. While each story is a grand adventure into time and dimension, her stories are also reflections of contemporary issues such as social norms, relationships, spirituality and environmentalism. She writes with keen emotional depth, insightful observations on human nature, and a fabulously quirky sense of humor.
C.B. expresses her creativity across a variety of mediums, including painting, blogging and vlogging. She enjoys candid and open interactions with fans, readers and other authors, and shares her talent and knowledge of the craft through her role as The Manuscript Midwife.
C.B. recently moved to Washington State, in the shadow of Mt. Rainier with her husband, three dogs, four cats and the wild things that share their space with her.
When she's not writing, you can find her painting, adventuring, blogging or coaching other writers as the Manuscript Midwife. Visit her online at www.cbwilliams.us.
Interview with CB Williams
Why did you write this book?
Champion of Entean was born from a photograph and a bottle of wine. No kidding. A friend of mine sent me a picture of this spectacularly handsome and intense man she’d found on the internet. I printed it out and stared at it, wondering what his story was. A friend came over for a girlfriends’ night. You know the kind…it features wine, chocolate and discussions about each other’s’ significant other. She was dating an artist at the time. Makes for much discussion. During a lull in the conversation. (How can this be, you say? It must have been before and after the first bite of the triple chocolate brownie fudge tort of decadence is all I can think.) Anyway, during said lull, I pull out the picture and say “What do you think this guy’s story is?”
She says, “I think he’s a shaman. He looks like he lives in the forest.”
Sound’s good,” I say, “But he’s on a different planet with different rules.”
“Maybe he represents his planet? A spokesman perhaps?” she says.
“Brilliant! Maybe he’s got all the power of the planet he represents,” I say back.
“Cool,” she says.
“Yeah,” I say. “Good triple chocolate brownie fudge tort of decadence, don’t you think?” (I say this with my mouth filled with the stuff. I think I drooled a bit. Gross.)
We’re silent for a while. Eating and sipping .
“I wonder,” I say, licking my spoon, “What would happen if this powerful guy is taken off his planet and, away from his planet, his powers are no longer sourced and he becomes ordinary?”
And there you have it. How Champion of Entean got written
What is your favorite genre to read?
I have lots of favorites. I think what motivates me more is who’s writing the book. I love an artistic author. A wordsmith. A storyteller. But I find many of these artists reside in the fantasy genre. Think Tolkien, Patrick Rothfuss, Charles de Lint, J.K. Rowling. I read romance, too, mind you. I love Science Fiction Romance. I love Space Opera. Chick Lit. Historicals. You name it. Currently, I’m rereading The Spymaster Series by Joanna Bourne. She writes historical romance. They are spectacular.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
It’s true. You do really love your own characters. Glad you specified. I hate to pick a favorite! Note my answer to the favorite genre. Right now I’m in love with Grey in The Spymaster’s Lady because I’m reading about him. He’s love-worthy, believeyoume. I have a huge crush on Paul Atriedes from Dune by Frank Herbert. Okay, and now for a female character. I really, REALLY like Jilly Coppercorn in Charles de Lint’s urban fantasy novels. She crops up a lot in his books as a secondary character. Her story was told in The Onion Girl. She’d be an awesome friend.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
Currently, I’m working on Episode 2 of The Entean Saga. Brightness Calling. It’s scheduled to be released this September.
Please tell us about your latest book.
I’ve just launched a new series that looks at over-population, planet’s resources and the need to protect Mother Earth. The fantasy touch with this series is that all of the planets are sentient beings. The first book in the series is Champion of Entean: Episode One of the Entean Saga. Here is the story summary:
Champion! Something comes!
It is not mine.
And so begins the Entean Saga.
Eloch, the Champion of Entean, is asked by the planet who loves him to travel light-years from his home to Spur, a technologically advanced planet whose citizens are determined to colonize Entean.
And because Eloch loves his planet Entean, he goes…only to discover that the vast power flowing through him, power only a Champion can wield, vanishes the moment the spacecraft bound for Spur enters its first wormhole.
Now powerless and alone, how can Eloch stop the colonization, as he has sworn to do?
Meanwhile, on Spur, Sub-City Kinlord Wren has her own problems. Sensing the imminent threat of a Culling, in which the strongest of her Folk are taken to serve the UpperUppers who live Above while the weak and old are killed, she must find a way to protect those under her care. How can she give the Martials what they want while keeping those they don’t alive?
Eloch and Wren—strangers from different corners of the universe brought together by happenstance. When their paths cross, it will change each’s mission to serve and protect, as well as the course of their very lives.
About the Book
Title Champion of Entean: Episode One of the Entean Saga
Genre Science Fiction Romance
Author CB Williams
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
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Publisher First AlChemy Ranch Books