Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Guest Post: Chloe Jacobs: What I'll Miss Most About Mylena

I am so excited to have Chloe Jacobs on the blog today! She is going to discuss What She Will Miss Most About Mylena. Chloe Jacobs is the author of the Mylena Chronciles. These books are some of my favorites and I love this world. Personally, I am going to miss Greta and Isaac the most. I love those two so much and I feel like I know them; it was very hard saying goodbye. Before we get to the post, here is a bit about her latest release Greta and the Lost Army.

"After spending the last four years trapped in a place of monsters, demons, and magick, the last thing the fierce teenage bounty hunter Greta expected was to ever be back on Earth. But a rare opportunity gives her and the Goblin King Isaac the opportunity to do just that. Now she’s home. With a boy in tow. And her parents have lots of questions.

Although Greta finally has her heart’s deepest wish—to see her family again—every step she takes to reconnect with them drives her further away from Isaac. Greta and Isaac planned for her to return to Mylena and become his queen, but she’s not sure if she can go back to that harsh world, though staying on Earth means giving up the boy she loves.

But a powerful enemy refuses to let Greta escape. A demon who will stop at nothing to destroy her and everything she loves. Even if it means following her to Earth and forcing her to face a fate as unavoidable as love itself."





And now, I would like to welcome back Chloe Jacobs:

What I'll Miss Most About Mylena
When I started writing the very first book in this series, Greta and the Goblin King, I knew that it was special—for me, at least. I didn’t craft the world, so much as dreamed it. It was there in my head while I slept, and when I woke up the images wouldn’t fade. 

Greta was a strong character from the start – and I don’t mean that she kicked demon ass. She was one of those characters that I never really had to poke at to figure out what was going on with them, because she came right out and told me. Her loneliness, fear, dreams, and desires were clear to me as soon as I put the first word on the page, and the same went for Wyatt and the boys. Isaac was the only one I had to coax to open up to me a bit, because he was so closed-mouthed. I knew where he was coming from, but he wouldn’t tell me what his dreams for the future were for a little while and I think that’s because he was torn between wanting to keep Greta in Mylena for himself and trying to do the right thing and let her go back to the human world. 

Now that the series is done, and Greta and the Lost Army is here, I’ve been feeling very melancholy. This world and all of the characters have been so much a part of my life for the last three years and there’s no doubt it’s hard to say goodbye. 

I’m going to miss a lot of things, but these three top the list: 

1. Greta and Isaac – I love Greta’s stubborn nature, her determination, and wry sarcastic humor. I love that she’s strong enough to take on an entire world full of monsters, but soft and vulnerable enough that she can still let love into her life. And who isn’t going to miss Isaac?? He’s frustrating and arrogant, and big and totally capable of shoving a line-up of gnomes out of his way as easily as sweeping his arm across a table full of dishes. And yet he’s not overbearing. He knows his worth, and doesn’t feel the need to push his weight around by making other people feel less capable. He can stand back and let Greta do what she does best without feeling less of a guy.

2. Mylena – I love this crazy world with its two moons and two suns. I love the factions of goblin, gnome and faerie. Part of me wishes I’d had more opportunity to explore the politics of Mylena, and delve into its past a lot more. 

3. The readers – The fans of this series are the absolute best in the world. I love the crazy emails I get, and the gushy reviews. I love that the books have been linked up with David Bowie and Labyrinth, because…awesome! The readers have stuck by me when the second book took a lot longer to come out than was predicted, and didn’t give up. This means so much to me that I get tears when I think about it. 

Having said all of these things, I can honestly say that I’m not quite ready to give Mylena up for good yet and I think I have a few more words in me. Like I said, I would love to be able to explore Mylena more, and I’d also like to figure out how Isaac and Greta will bring the different species together. I think Wyatt and Siona deserve a happy ever after, too, and they would have a lot of issues to overcome between them to get there. 

I don’t know how soon I’ll be able to bring these stories to readers because of the other projects I have on the go, but don’t shut the door on this world just yet!

What would you miss most about Mylena? 

~Chloe
Chloe Jacobs is a native of nowhere and everywhere, having jumped around to practically every Province of Canada before finally settling in Ontario where she has now been living for a respectable number of years. Her husband and son are the two best people in the entire world, but they also make her wish she'd at least gotten a female cat. No such luck. And although the day job keeps her busy, she carves out as much time as possible to write. Bringing new characters to life and finding out what makes them tick and how badly she can make them suffer is one of her greatest pleasures, almost better than chocolate and fuzzy pink bunny slippers. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Pinterest


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5 comments:

  1. Teresa! I love this post! I'm so going to miss this world as well! And I'm really really going to miss the characters, especially Greta and Isaac. *wipes away tear*

    Gosh, this post made me want to re-read the books now!!

    *HUGGLES*

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  2. Lovely post! I really must meet Greta...she's been on my kindle since I read your first review of this series, Teresa. I'm such a procrastinator!

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  3. Haven't read this series but it does seem intriguing.

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  4. Eeep! Someone awesome gave me the first book in this series for Christmas, and I am so excited to start it! Great post, and thank you for the amazing giveaway!

    ~Mckenzie

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