I am honored to have on my blog today
and her book Into the Blind
About the Author
Helen Rena loves reading and writing novels. And short stories. And flash fiction. She has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, and a vast collection of books and green bottles. She is still not sure why green bottles. She lives in Southern Oregon with her husband and two children. Please visit her at helenrena.com
About the Book
Into the Blind
by Helen Rena
Published June 2014
In a world where everyone is gifted, be it in dancing, lightning-bringing, or death-giving, Ever is born…all-powerful.
For this gift, she is kidnapped and trafficked at birth. Fifteen years later, Ever still hasn’t seen even a glimmer of her powerful gift. Locked in an abandoned mall in New York City, she’s fighting to survive her captivity, her brutal guards, and the other gifted kids in her cell. She would do anything to escape.
Fox is gifted with time manipulation. Like Ever, he hasn’t come into his gift yet; like Ever, he hates the mall; and like Ever, he longs to be free. But there’s one thing he values above his freedom—it’s Ever’s love…
…yet, when the two make a desperate attempt to escape, this attempt proves so dark and twisted that it just might destroy Ever’s love for Fox.
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Interview with Ever from Into the Blind by Helen Rena
Helen: Hi, Ever.
Ever: Hi, Helen.
Helen: Thank you for talking to me today. Here’s my first question. How—
Ever: No way. I ask first. Why did you make me all-powerful?
Helen: Well, I thought it was a nice gift to have. And besides, I really wanted to read a story about an all-powerful female, but I couldn’t find one, so I wrote about you.
Ever: Really? Not a single story?
Helen: Well, okay, okay, I’m not absolutely sure about this. I only have one Ph.D., so—
Ever: Never mind. Next question. So you made me all-powerful, fine, but why give me a boyfriend who objects to powerful women?
Helen: Well, it seemed like a cool predicament.
Ever: Cool? Are you out of your mind?
Helen: Me? No, I don’t believe so. However, one must remember that writing fiction in principle is a form of socially acceptable schizophrenia, therefore—
Ever: Forget about it. Better tell me this. At the beginning of your book, I don’t have any power. I can’t do anything. I’m just locked up in a bookstore at the mercy of a human-trafficking gang. Why?
Ever: Don’t tell me it seemed like a cool predicament.
Ever: You’re hopeless. But fine, whatever. Here’s what I want you to remember, though. If you write a sequel about me—and I know you’re scribbling something—I want a nice life. All smooth sailing. Understood?
Helen: No. Wait. True, there is no consensus on what constitutes a plot in a work of fiction, but at its most basic, a story must have a protagonist who gets in trouble.
Ever: Well, then you have a cool predicament on your hands, don’t you? Well, I better get going. It’s a busy life being Almighty.
Helen: Well, thank you. For not answering my questions.
Ever: Anytime, Helen. Anytime.
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