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March 26, 2018

Blog Tour: At Woods Edge by E.M. Fitch – Interview and Giveaway

 

Hello Readers!  Welcome to our Tour Stop for

At Woods Edge by E.M. Fitch

presented by Month9Books!

We have a quick Q&A, as well as a giveaway!

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It’s only a matter of time before he gets what he’s come for.

Cassie Harris has turned her back on best friend Laney Blake. She had no other choice. Laney is one of them now, a creature of the trees. As Cassie’s senior year wears on, the woods grow quiet, snow blankets the ground, and the murderous beings who once taunted her have drifted away like the brittle leaves of Fall. Though the woods no longer stir with rushed whispers and wind-blown laughter, the fear remains.

No one understands this fear better than Cassie. She wishes she could tell them not to worry. After all, the shape-shifting men of the trees and the women who travel with them, seeking out girls to abduct from carnivals, are gone. And the one that stayed behind? He isn’t interested in anyone but her.

Now, Aidan’s interest in Cassie is a chilling reminder of the what lurks at woods edge. He stalks her home, her school, her bedroom. He won’t stop until he can find a way to lure Cassie into the forest to become one with him forever.

At Woods Edge (Of the Trees #2)
Author: E.M. Fitch
Release Date: March 27, 2018

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Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!

Thanks so much for having me here today! I’m so excited to tell you all about my upcoming sequel to Of the Trees, the YA Dark Fantasy novel: At Woods Edge.

 

 

Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)

The creatures of the trees have fled. All except Aidan, who lurks at woods edge, intent on luring Cassie into the forest. Her choices are few. She can acknowledge Aidan, and risk the return of the monsters; or ignore his escalating advances, and hope no other innocent is killed.

 

 

What was your inspiration for writing this book?  Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?

This book series was originally inspired as I read The Stolen Child by W.B. Yeats. It grew with my fascination of the Little People, the Fae, the faeries of the old world. This particular novel is flavored with urban legends and my own hometown memories, including our “World Famous” (or so it is advertised) Fair.

 

This story is also influenced by the fear of being watched, and the very real danger of stalking. Stalking is a serious crime, and I encourage any who experience it to reach out to your local stalking advocacy groups.

 

 

Tell us about the main character(s).

Cassie Harris is a seventeen-year-old high school student who should be enjoying her senior year of high school, she should be focused on her new softball captaincy, her school work, her friends, and where she’s going after graduation. Instead, the loss of her best friend, Laney Blake hovers like a black cloud over the town. Everyone is terrified, worried that their child will be the next one stolen. Of course, Cassie alone knows Laney isn’t really dead, only lost to the creatures of the trees.

 

Cassie would be able to move forward, if it wasn’t for the lone monster who remained. Aidan refuses to leave town, convinced he can lure Cassie into the forest to be one with him forever. Cassie has to navigate his stalking and his unwanted advances alone, because no one else can see him.

 

She is unsure and terrified, but she’s finding her feet in this novel. Cassie hovers on that cusp of wanting to hide away, and an ultimate decision that will thrust her out of the shadows.

 

 

Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?

This is by far my favorite part, because it encapsulates everything I want the readers to get out of this book. This is a quote from Officer Gibbons, who became a surprise favorite character.

 

“There’s this big, cosmic joke out there. People love to plan for the worst, think that by preparing they can somehow avoid the bad stuff. And, I don’t know, maybe they can. But from what I’ve seen, life is going to come at you and come at you hard. And there’s not a damn thing you can do about that. Except choose how you’re gonna handle it. At the end of the day, that’s all any of us have. Choice. It always comes down to that. No matter what life throws at you, you get to choose what to do with it.”

 

 

Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing?  If so, why?

I stalled at the ending, not because I didn’t want to write it, but because I wasn’t sure I should. I try to keep my audience in mind while writing my novels, but at the same time, I won’t compromise the integrity of the story or characters. So when the ending came to me, in all its dark, gory glory, I couldn’t deny that it was exactly what I wanted and exactly right for the story. But I stalled because, eep! Can I get away with this? Turns out, I can get away with it, and I totally did, and what’s more—it’s the best possible ending for this story. I can’t wait for you to read it.

 

 

What sort of projects do you have going on right now.  Any new books coming out?

I’m currently in the process of writing the third and final book in the OF THE TREES series! It’s tentatively titled Beyond The Wild Wood. It will be complete this Spring and headed off to edits. Woo! After that I have a novella slated for the beginning of next year entitled Darkness Cannot Hide Her, a retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice story of Greek mythology.

 

 

It was great having you on the blog today!  We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!

Thank you so much for having me!

 

About E.M. Fitch

E. M. Fitch is an author who loves scary stories, chocolate, and tall trees. Her latest novel, OF THE TREES, is a Young Adult horror/fantasy inspired by haunted cemeteries and the darker musings of W.B. Yeats. Its sequel, AT WOODS EDGE, will be released in the coming year from Month9Books. She is the author of the Young Adult zombie trilogy: THE BREAK FREE SERIES. Her story, BETWEEN SHADOWS, was recently featured in the Fragments of Darkness anthology; and her new collection of short stories entitled THE VEIL: GHOSTS, GOBLINS, GHOULS is coming soon! She has been published in Pulp Metal Magazine, Under the Bed Magazine, and her short stories RELEASE and THE CREEP were featured respectively in CHBB’s Lurking in the Shadows and Lurking in the Mind anthologies. When not dreaming up new ways to torture characters, she is usually corralling her four children, or thinking of ways to tire them out so she can get an hour of peace at night.

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9 Comments

  1. Maria A. Malaveci
    3/26/2018

    Sounds like a wonderful read!

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  2. Gwendolyn Jordan
    3/26/2018

    Nice cover

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  3. James Robert
    3/26/2018

    Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the book description, interview and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters the ones I know they would enjoy reading and they both love to read. Thank you!

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  4. Julie Bickham
    3/26/2018

    I’ve had this on my to read list….I can’t wait to start this.

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  5. Mary Preston
    3/26/2018

    A great interview thank you.

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  6. Linda Romer
    3/26/2018

    Looking forward to reading this series. Thank you

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  7. Peggy Nunn
    3/27/2018

    This sounds so interesting. I look forward to the reading.

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  8. Bridgett Wilbur
    3/29/2018

    I would love to read your book.

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  9. Amy Woolard
    4/12/2018

    Yay!! Another new author for me & that means new books to read!!

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