Friday, May 10, 2013


Hello Accepted Followers!
Today I have something special to share with you guys...
A sneak peak at the newest book in the 19th Year series (Day After) by author Emi Gayle!
If that isn't awesome enough she has also answered some questions I was dying to ask along with providing a special giveaway! 

So without further delay let the excitement begin! :)
About the book
Title: Day After
Author: Emi Gayle
Series: The 19th Year (#2)
Release Date: May 6th, 2013
Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing
Buy Links:| Amazon | B&N |
Demon crypts. Vampire lairs. Glowing angels. Sexy sirens. The stuff of fiction.

Or so Winn Thomas always thought.

Since being accepted into the fold of the supernatural, he knows better. None of what he imagined is true, but everything he feared is, and binding himself to his Changeling girlfriend until her nineteenth birthday will give him an education far beyond what he’d get at his human high school.

Luckily, Winn’s not giving up, he won’t back down, and he definitely isn’t going to run away with his tail between his legs. After all, only werewolves have tails. Right?

In this, the second of the 19th Year trilogy, Winn’s facing the challenge of one lifetime. If he doesn’t learn the truth about mythological creatures, his girlfriend Mac Thorne won’t either. That means, in six months, when she chooses her final form, she won’t know what to pick.

Winn, though, has his own ideas about Mac’s final selection—plans she knows nothing of.

He intends to have her pick human.

Whether she can or not.

Sitting in front of the twelve most powerful non-humans on the earth would have shaken a lesser guy. In my case, I’d almost thrown up. Twice.

‘Don’t worry,’ Mackenzie Thorne, my girlfriend, had said. ’'It’s just a formality.

She hadn’t known I’d have to go alone.

Only the intake and exhalation of air in the room made any sound. Eerie light flickered from the tips of candles mounted along dark, oak-paneled walls.

I refused to look anywhere but ahead of me. To the long, wooden, medieval-length table.



Holding my own breath.

For a moment, it seemed the walls began to close in on me.

At almost midnight on the first day of the year, I prepared to accept a fate no other human had ever taken on, been given or even offered. In response, sweat pooled under my armpits as alternating cold and hot ran through me.

The scratch of wood against wood had heads turning. Mine included.

Nahir, the oldest of the twelve, rose from his chair. “Winford Richmond Thomas, please rise.” His voice had a gravelly, hoarse sound.

I did as requested, my knees pressing against each other.

Nahir moved closer to me, his grandfatherly, human form disappearing under protruding scales of deep green. His arms lengthened into dinosaur-like paws and hit the rock floor, making the room around us shake. Thick wings extended from his body, and a tail lashed out against the wall behind him, rattling the candles.

A dragon, in the color of tropical ocean water, stood before me, huffing air from horse-sized nostrils.

Oh. God. I’m going to die.

Not going to die. It’s part of the test. Remember, you have to see them all. Mac’s words flowed through my mind.

Keep breathing.

“Master Thomas.” Josie, a siren and one of the most beautiful women I’d ever met, rose, her long flowing gown matching the color of her reddish-gold hair. I couldn’t help but stare at her. “You’ve been asked by our current changeling, Miss Maya Mackenzie Thorne, to be her teacher. Have you willingly agreed to take on this duty?” As Josie talked, she stalked forward, shimmering, shifting, the already-pretty woman becoming deadly man-hunting female—according to the legends I’d read.

Vibes ebbed from her like the rocking tide. If she sang, throwing up would be the least of my worries. I’d be dead by sexual self-implosion.

With a rough cough, I gathered my wits. “Yes. I have accepted. Willingly.” Every nerve ending in my body urged me to go to Josie, to let her take me and do with me whatever she wanted. A groan built in my throat, tension straining my limbs, most particularly, my crotch. Not now! The need to shift what grew sent heat to my cheeks even as Mac’s words played through again. Force yourself not to react to any of them. They’ll think you’re stronger than you are since you’re only human.

Only human. Problem number one. 


Book Trailer:

 Author Interview

1.  Tell me a little about yourself.

Well, here’s my bio which really is, truly is, me!

Emi Gayle just wants to be young again. She lives vicariously through her youthful characters, while simultaneously acting as chief-Mom to her teenaged son and searching for a way to keep her two daughters from ever reaching the dreaded teen years.

Ironically, those years were some of Emi's favorite times. She met the man of her dreams at 14, was engaged to him at 19, married him at 20 and she's still in love with him to this day. She'll never forget what it was like to fall in love at such a young age — emotions she wants everyone to feel.


2.   I noticed that your book is paranormal related, what made you decide on that genre?

I happen to love the unreal. That’s some of the best parts of reading and writing - creating something that just can’t be true. Living my own life is normal enough, I want stuff that’s not!

3.  If you could be any paranormal creature, what would you choose and why?

Ah, that’s the most common question I get! And I have decided not to officially answer that until after Mac does in Darkest Day because I don’t want to give anyone the idea I will answer as Mac or like Mac! But if I had to say, I’d want to be a shapeshifter. :)

4.  What is the most challenging obstacle you faced when writing?

Not getting distracted. Seriously, there are so many, many, many things to distract me!

5. Out of all the characters in your series, who is your favorite and why? Least favorite?

In this series, Mac and Winn tie. But my fav-fav is Suze. He’s a demon who protects Mac. Sorta. ;) Now least favorite? Well, most would probably pick Nahir (one of the 12 on the Council) or Raven (also on the Council) but, well, if I tell you the real answer, it’ll give away some of the plot. So I’m gonna hold back on that too and just go with the obvious. For now.

6. What is the most memorable moment you have from writing Day After?

I loved writing from Winn’s perspective. The switch from Mac to him was just one of my favorite things because I got to explore his mind.

7. If you could have any wish come true, what would you wish for?

I would just like to win enough money so that I could just write for the rest of my life and not worry about paying bills. That’s it. :)

8. Describe After Dark and Day After in three sentences or less.

Find your purpose. Do it now. Never change your mind.

9. Are you currently working on any other books or projects?

I am! In fact, I’m deciding what to do with Perry Road, an NA trilogy that’s dystopian/contemporary.

10. Is there anything you would like to say to your fans?


My favorite this of all: THANK YOU!

Emi Gayle's Contact Links: 
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*Note from Accepted Wisdom: I wanted to say thanks to Emi for taking the time to answer my questions! I am looking forward to reading this awesome series very soon! :) 
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for having me, for the interview and the support in promoting Day After!