Today I am happy to announce that we have Keegan of Julia Crane's Coexist stopping by for an interview! She is here as a part of the blog tour for Coexist that is being hosted by the wonderful Julie from A Tale of Many Reviews! Thanks Julie for putting this all together!
What was it like being raised in an elfin family?
Well, I’ve never been human so I’m not really sure what the differences are. Because elves have the ability to find their perfect mate I think elfin families in general get along better than most. My parents get along pretty well. My brothers can get on my nerves which I think is typical in all families.
Do you ever wish you were simply human?
I’m not sure I ever wished to be human, but I have wished I didn’t have to hide who I am to others.
For those of us who haven’t read your story yet, Keegan, can you tell us a little bit about Elfin abilities?
Elves pass along many powers through our bloodline. One cool thing is we all have the ability to close our eyes and see who is nearby. Like if someone is at the door I can close my eyes and picture who it is. My main power is invisibility. I think it’s pretty neat, but I don’t get to use it very often. My mother has a more useful power as a healer, my brother is a seer and my father is a warrior. There are many more; each elf is born with one main power and several secondary powers.
You, Anna and Lauren are pretty close. What is your favorite thing about each of them?
I’ve always envied Anna’s ability to be herself. She never seems to care what anyone else thinks. She can pull off any crazy look.
Lauren is perfect and somewhat of a goody-goody. She is captain of the cheer squad, and will someday be a lawyer. I’ve been friends with her so long I cannot imagine not having her or Anna in my life.
If you could trade places with a supernatural being from another book for a day, who would you choose and why?
I think it would be pretty neat to be Cassie from The Secret Circle. She has so much to learn about her powers and her heritage. I’ve always known I was an elf. Finding out you had powers as a teen would be interesting to say the least.
You’ve been waiting for Rourk a long time. Did you ever question the elfin process of marriage? Did you ever want to choose a mate for yourself?
It is so ingrained growing up that I never doubted it. It is the way of the elf. There was a time when I definitely had doubts about the whole process after my bond to my chosen was severed.
Julia crane is the author of the Coexist: Keegan’s Chronicles. She has a bachelors degree in criminal justice. Julia has believed in magical creatures since the day her grandmother first told her an Irish tale. Growing up her mother greatly encouraged reading and using your imagination. Although she’s spent most of her life on the US east coast, she currently lives in Dubai with her husband and three children.Contact Julia
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Sixteen-year-old Keegan is struggling to keep her huge secret from her friends–she’s an elf, descended from a long line of elves that live in secrecy alongside humans.
In elfin society, mates are predetermined but not allowed to meet until they are eighteen. Against tradition, Keegan’s brother Thaddeus told her Rourk’s name because his visions warned him she’d need Rourk’s protection, especially since Keegan will play a key role in the coming war between the dark and light elves.
Rourk finds himself drawn to Keegan’s side every time she thinks his name. He wants to talk to her but remains in the shadows, silently guarding her every time she mentally beckons him. A twist of fate thrusts the two of them together when Rourk is forced to step up his protection and make his presence known.
An ancient prophecy deeply entwines Keegan’s family and the future of their society. Somehow they must find a way to thwart fate and win the battle…without losing Keegan. With war brewing, and dark forces aligning, will Keegan and Rourk ever have the life together that they both desire?