YA Paranormal Romance
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Blurb from Goodreads
At fifteen, Anaii is the most important member of her tribe—and the most mysterious. Ever since Anaii can remember, the spirits of the wind have whispered of fertile hunting grounds and imminent enemy attacks. But when her people are ambushed by a brother clan without any apparent cause, the spirits remain eerily silent.
As the village prepares to retaliate, Anaii is pressured by her best friend, Elan, to marry him. It’s an old plea—Elan has spent a lifetime loving her, but Anaii only sees a childhood playmate out of an imposing warrior. Stifled by Elan’s insistence, Anaii escapes into the forest where she meets Jayttin, the beautiful son of the enemy chief.
Enamored by Jayttin’s carefree spirit and hope for peace, she repeatedly sneaks away to be with him, but when her deception is discovered, Elan is devastated. Pledging his lifelong affection, Elan gives her a passionate kiss, and Anaii begins to see her friend in a new light.
While Anaii is tormented over which man she must choose, the wind whispers of a new threat that could destroy both tribes. Only a union will afford a chance at survival, but the reality of that union is based on one thing—which man Anaii chooses to die.
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Interview with Krista Holle
What was your inspiration for The Wind Whisperer?
I wrote The Wind Whisperer while living on land once owned by Pocahontas. Everywhere I looked, I saw the region where Pocahontas lived. She was a big inspiration to me. A lot of the elements in the story come from the local Powhatan tribe.
Tell us about the main characters in the story. Who are Anaii, Elan, and Jayttin?
Anaii is a spoiled and courageous Native American girl with the mysterious ability to communicate with the spirits of the wind. Because of her gift, Anaii is a protected commodity to her father the chief. She can “hear” when enemies are approaching and direct warriors to fertile hunting grounds. The women of the village are jealous of her because she’s not required to do the women’s work.
Elan has been Anaii’s best friend for as long as she can remember. For many moons now, Elan has been pressuring Anaii to marry him. It’s a complicated relationship because Elan feels more like family than friend.
Jayttin is the beautiful son of an enemy chief and Anaii finds herself strongly attracted to him. Jayttin is not just an enemy, he is the future chief. He could be the key to peace between these two tribes.
What was the hardest thing about writing The Wind Whisperer?
Writing the back flap was definitely the most challenging. There are a lot of dynamics and sub-plots that can’t be squeezed into a couple of paragraphs.
Do you listen to music when you write? If so, what type of music provided inspiration for The Wind Whisperer?
I prefer tomb silence when I write. I even wear silencing headphones if family members are around.
What do you do when not writing?
I’m a registered nurse by day and writer by night. I love to collect seashells and boogie board at the beach. I also have four hormone filled daughters that keep life interesting.
What’s next for you as a writer?
The Wind Whisperer can stand alone but it has a sequel that has already been written. In addition to promoting my new book like crazy, I’ll be getting A New Whisper ready for publication.
Do you have any advice for new writers just entering the shark infested waters?
Step 1: Find really good beta readers that aren’t afraid to hurt your feelings. Family members don’t count. They love your stuff even when your writing stinks. Step 2: Develop a really thick skin—your feelings are about to get hurt.
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