Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Date of Publication: August 5, 2015
Number of pages: 295
Word Count: 65,000
Petyr has never found it necessary to consider the humans as anything more than distant, inferior beings–until now. They are the cause of the fatal disease that has plagued his realm, taking the lives of too many of his kind.
As a future leader of a realm in peril, Petyr must find a way to resist and cure the affliction. He must enter the unfamiliar realm, appear to be an ordinary eighteen-year-old human, observe and learn.
However, things don't exactly go according to plan. Instead of embarking single-mindedly on his sober mission, Petyr meets an 18-year-old girl who does things to his emotions that he can't quite fathom or control. Petyr is falling in love, and he almost forgets the gravity his choices have on his entire world. Despite the risk it poses to his life and hers, he wants to know her, and he wants her to know him–and his world.
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There are certain ideas that inspire--and even compel--me to write. When a powerful idea hits a writer, it’s no longer a choice. You have to write it, or it will drive you mad. In my case, I was minding my own business, and all of a sudden, there was this image in my head. It hit me so hard that I had to stop what I was doing. I picked up a pen and paper and started to scribble. My husband walked in and found me on the floor with pieces of papers around me. At that point, the outline of ‘Heartbound’ was completed--chapter by chapter, from beginning to end.
2. Who is your favourite author?
This is always the most difficult question to answer because there’s just too many! If I have to choose though, it’s got to be John Milton and Virginia Woolf and James Joyce and Chinua Achebe and… (it’s impossible to pick just one). I love writers that make me feel something I can’t explain or change my perspective. When I read anything by Virginia Woolf, for example, be it an essay or a novel, I feel baffled and enlightened all at once. John Milton is another writer who changed my perspective and how I approached literature as a writer. I was raised Roman Catholic, so seeing the sublimity and the epic heroism in a figure that I grew up believing as a one dimensional villain was very enlightening. It’s empowering to see how Milton took something a lot of people considered sacred and manipulated it with such grace, such skill.
3. How many hours a day do you write?
My brain doesn’t start working until after midnight. When I can, I write ‘til sunrise. When I was writing ‘Heartbound,’ I had no deadlines, so I had no set hours per day. There were times when I would write a sentence and stop. Other times I’d write for hours.
4. Do you write to a soundrack?
Usually no. I write better in silence. Sometimes, though, I’d come across a song that would inspire me to write a scene. In which case, the same song would be on repeat until said scene was done.
Here’s a list of some of the songs I associate with the chapters in “Heartbound”:
Chapter 1: BELIEVE by Mumford and Sons
Chapter 2: EVERYTHING by Lifehouse
Chapter 3: BUILD IT BETTER by Aaron White
Chapter 4: FEELS LIKE HOME by Chantal Kreviazuk
Chapter 5: WHEN YOU FIND ME by Joshua Radin feat. Maria Taylor
Chapter 6: GHOSTS THAT WE KNEW by Mumford and Sons
Chapter 6: GRACIOUS by Ben Howard
Chapter 8: SOMEBODY TO DIE FOR by Hurts
Chapter 9: FLAWS by Bastille
Chapter 10: HERE IS A HEART by Jenny Owens
WAS THERE NOTHING by Ásgeir
Epilogue: SCARS by James Bay
ATLAS HANDS by Benjamin Francis Leftwich
5. Action or romance?
Romance! I think with Action you’re getting one thing, but Romance can be as exciting and exhilarating as Action.
P.I. Alltraine is an award winning poet and author. She has won several international poetry competitions, and her poems have been published in separate anthologies.
She teaches English Language and Literature in London. She earned her degree in BA English from Queen Mary University of London, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Master’s in Teaching at the UCL Institute of Education, University of London.
Before moving to London, she lived in the Philippines where she was ensconced in the rich culture encrusted with dark myths and enchanted tales. She draws inspiration from these in her writing. Although she has lived indifferent places and experienced different cultures, she always enjoyed the constancy of writing in her life. Her favourite authors include John Milton, Virginia Woolf and James Joyce.