Featured Interview With Haven Cage
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I’m a debuting author excited to find new readers that can relate to my fascination with our darker sides. I live in the Carolinas with my genius husband, ten-going-on-seventeen year old son, and an outdoor cat. My dayjob is in the medical field, but it’s actually my nightjob since I’m a creature of the nighshift. I enjoy movies, reading, crocheting, painting, gardening (though I’m not very good at it), Supernatural, Penny Dreadful, and Vikings.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I had no idea that I would be an author as a child. Reading and writing was something I was forced to do in school, not something I did for fun. I was more of a visual arts kind of person, using paint and pencils to express myself, but looking back now, I know that I just hadn’t found the right book to spark the yearning in me.
A coworker gave me a copy of Twilight when I was 24, and my love for reading grew from there. I later read an article by Stephanie Meyer saying that a dream inspired her to write; that sparked the urge to look at my own bizarre dreams and pick up the hobby of writing. After seven years, my hobby has grown into so much more. It has transformed me into a person that wouldn’t be hole without the art of words.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I love Urban Fantasy, Romance, and Erotica if it has a good plot. My favorite authors include Karen Marie Moning for her clever yet elaborate details, Leigh Bardugo’s vivid imagination and descriptions, and Jamie McGuire for her will to succeed as an author while creating great books everytime she writes.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Falter is my portrayal of the gray areas of spirituality and morality that many of us struggle with. Choosing what to believe in a God, in ourselves, and in others is much harder, I think, than we’d like to admit. I am a spiritual person who grew up, and maintained, christian beliefs. However, I’ve always been fascinated with the darker side of a person’s soul, what can turn good intentions into terrible decisions.
My novel toys with those notions.
Nevaeh Richards thinks she has found a chance to leave her homeless life behind. When the spirit of the only father she knows is wrongfully taken to Hell, Nevaeh is hurled into a world haunted by monstrous demons, rogue Guardian angels, love that is beyond her control, and a soul-threatening choice between the inherent evil inside her and the faltering faith she is struggling to grasp.
Nevaeh and George have lived on the streets as father and daughter since he found her, alone and unconscious, many years ago. When they start a new life employed at Joe’s cafe, Nevaeh experiences debilitating visions and frightening apparitions. Adding to the troubling path her life has taken, George suddenly becomes ill and an Animus demon takes his soul hostage in Hell. Unfortunately, the ransom may be more than Nevaeh can afford.
As Nevaeh spirals into this supernatural world, Gavyn—the handsome café-owner—tries to convince her that she belongs to a hidden race of people with God-given gifts known as Celatum, and she may be a key player in the Celestial war. However, even after all the otherworldly events she experiences, Nevaeh continues to deny her part in it all.
Meanwhile, Archard—a stranger she feels undeniably bonded to—mysteriously wanders in and out of her life, offering none of the answers she suspects he holds.
Will Nevaeh attain the faith it requires to fulfill her fate as a Celata and take part in the Celestial fight? Or will she give into the darkness that calls to her for the sake of George’s soul and damn herself to Hell?
Warning: this novel contains adult language and sexual content. Readers 18 years and older only, please.
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