Today is my stop during the book blitz for Transformed by EV Fairfall. The blurb sounded so unique and the cover is gorgeous, so I just had to sign-up for this blitz. There are two small guest posts and a giveaway to win an e-copy!
Since the beginning, two entities have had complete, unquestioned control over Thea: the Earth and God.
But when Thea suddenly figures out that the Earth has trapped her within a forest, she discovers that the only way to set herself free is to break God’s one rule; she must forsake her animal form and become human.
The result is nothing she could ever have expected. Lost within the torrent of human emotions, Thea starts to lose who she is and even begins to fall in love with the one thing she always hated: a hunter.
As her act against God proves more problematic than anticipated, it is only a matter of time before her punishment may prove to be worse than Earth’s entrapment.
You can add Transformed to your to-read list on Goodreads.
Exploring the subplot of Transformed with E.V. Fairfall:
Hey you guys, E.V. here. I wanted to tell you a little about my book Transformed because, aside from the typical coming of age story, it is a book of self discovery in many other ways. The subplot of Transformed has an aspect of religion. Religion is a huge part of the world; not only are there many religions out there, but also within each religion people believe and adopt different practices. That is the reason why I felt compelled to incorporate it, even though another part of me wanted to leave it alone. Through the course of writing Transformed, I’ve studied religion. I’ve taken cultural diversity classes and religious studies classes. It was a mind opening experience and it also led me to the thought of bringing them all together. The subplot of Transformed does just that. Some aspects of different religions are stronger than others, while some are quite subtle and may be passed over without a second glance. I’ve also incorporated Earth, who isn’t a character in the book per se, but more of an omnipresent figure that forces God and Mother Earth to let their creations evolve. Overall the subplot of Transformed presents a new type of creation myth while demonstrating the way in which the characters navigate their life, and how their different religious upbringings influence them. If a reader can take anything away from Transformed, I hope it is a broader understanding of the world and a fun love story.
E.V. Fairfall’s background with animals.
A good part of Transformed involves animals, and that is largely from personal experience. I grew up in a small town with a lot of wildlife. I had a mountain lion living in my neighbors’ backyard, baby foxes growing up at the end of my driveway, and a pregnant deer living under my deck which led to an adorable baby faun. We lived in the mountains; I had my own little forest, and to me those animals were an extension of myself. They shaped who I am today, and I had experiences that I’ll never forget. One time I was painting outside and a large bear walked right in front of my canvas, no more than 6 feet away. He was just minding his own business and enjoying a stroll, but it scared me half to death and I ran into the house. I have sad stories too, times that I’ve experienced people’s lack of compassion toward these animals, and it always was hard for me to understand. My inclusion of animals in Transformed is a little cathartic, and a little bit unavoidable. When I set out to write a book, I always pour a little part of myself into the ink, the paper, the binding. Adding the animals just happened to be the part of myself that I chose to share with the world.
About the author:
I love to write just as much as I love to read. I try to read a book per week, which doesn’t always work out, but it’s the thought that counts. Aside from all that I am a huge animal person.
Transformed is my first novel, but it isn’t my first publication; I’ve had several short stories published over the last two years. My main goal as a writer is to explore humanity and to give people something fun to read.