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Monday, July 24, 2017

Till the Other Side of Time by Kris Embrey

"But if you like to read about life as it really is, this is the book for you. I enjoyed the characters and the story line. I could see this actually happening to someone (and it probably has). [...] This is a wonderful beginning to what I hope is a very successful writing career and I eagerly await Embry’s sequel." Linda, Goodreads about book #1


Published: July 15th, 2017

This is the final chapter of Tell Me You Want Me as told by the cast of characters Leon, Bridgette, Gina and Sebastian.

Set in the music world of the late eighties, Gina Kelly and Leon Turner take off for Greece after a tumultuous tour with Tin Garden. Leon leaves Gina at the Acropolis to contemplate her life and soul mission. Is there a surprise waiting for Gina. Is it Sebastian? Things are not always as they seem in the world of rock and roll when Tin Garden are not on stage. Sebastian makes amends to clean-up his act as he moves out of the spotlight and into rehab and we start to wonder if his brother Rick has been the driving force of Sebastian’s problems all along. Gina leaves her singing career behind for motherhood, when Sebastian wants to have one last party before making a huge decision that will have a profound impact on his future with Tin Garden.

The author gives a final non-fiction version at the end into her personal journey in writing when the antagonist Sebastian, manifested into the authors personal life after her first book was published. Embrey shares her writing journey of Tell Me You Want Me, when the book took on a life of it’s own, and leaves one to wonder the age old question; does art imitate life, or does life imitate art.

Author's Q&A

What makes your book different from other books like it?
Till the Other Side of Time is written from the POV of the main character’s in their own dedicated chapters; Leon, Gina, Bridgette and Sebastian. My style of writing leans more on dialog. 

Is this book part of a series?
Yes; You’ll need to read Tell Me You Want Me to understand the story in it’s entirety.

What do you want readers to take away from your writing?
I want people to now that fated love does exist. You can have it; but be careful what you ask for, because you will get exactly what you ask for.

How did you learn about the topic? (i.e. personal experience, education, etc.)
The rock and roll setting in this series come from working in the music industry, and being married to 2 musicians; understanding the wife of a musician, and how their counter-parts spend their office time in home studios. The love story between Gina and Sebastian; their intensity, was based on a deep soul-mate type connection; they were a fated couple meant to be together. Some may call it Twin Souls or Twin Flames if you will. These types of relationships can defy common logic, but spirituality, they make sense. 

Having researched Jung’s theory on synchronicity after my 1st book was published due to synchronic events that would have a profound effect on my writing; stemming from manifesting the fictional character Sebastian, into my personal life. The experience forced me to re-think what purpose was my writing actually serving. Say you concoct a fictional person in your mind, you give them all the attributes of a real person; hair color, eye color, height and mannerisms and then you write and publish the book. Now let’s say, a few months later you meet someone with an eerie resemblance to that fictional character you concocted they have all of the mannerisms, and even looks like the illustration on your book cover. 

Would you change the trajectory of that character’s storyline book based on a similarity? 
I was faced with this decision when writing this book. 

About the author:
Kris Embrey's love of music took her to New York for theatre and auditioning in the late 80's to be an MTV VJ, meeting several bands popular of that time, who inspired her love for writing rock and roll fiction.
She later moved to Kansas City where she attended UMKC to learn recording engineering, and had a chance of a lifetime, when she landed a job working for Dick Clark.
Embrey later moved to Los Angeles to work as a runner for his production company.
Embrey's career has included being a Media and Operations Director for a large advertising agency in Los Angeles. 
Embrey is working on the follow-up to her first book due in June of 2017 entitled Till the Other Side of Time, and also a theatre release of her first book Tell Me You Want Me.

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