Ember of Night
by Molly E. Lee
Published by Entangled Teen
Releasing on May 4, 2021
YOUNG ADULT FICTION–Fantasy, Romance
I’ve been told I was as useless as a weed most of my life. Mainly by my worthless father.
But I’d suffer anything to give my kid sister a better life—the minute I turn eighteen, I’m getting us the hell out of here. And some hot stranger telling me I am the key to stopping a war between Heaven and Hell isn’t going to change that.
Let the world crumble and burn, for all I care.
Draven is relentless, though. And very much a liar. Every time his sexy lips are moving, I can see it—in the dip of his head, the grit of his jaw—even if my heart begs me to ignore the signs.
So what does he want?
I need to figure it out fast, because now everyone is gunning for me. And damn if I don’t want to show them what happens when you let weeds thrive in the cracks of the pavement…
We can grow powerful enough to shatter the whole foundation.
Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her romance novels, the Grad Night series and the Love on the Edge series. Molly writes Adult and Young Adult contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog, Molly loves watching storms from her back porch at her Midwest home, and digging for treasures in antique stores.
In one to two sentences, tell readers what EMBER OF NIGHT is about?
Ember of Night is a young adult paranormal romance about a girl from a broken home that has one goal in life—get her little sister away from their abusive father. If that wasn’t a hard enough task, a hot stranger comes into her life and tells her she’s the key to saving the world from a war between heaven and hell. But the world has never been kind to her, so who says it’s worth saving?
What was the inspiration behind EMBER OF NIGHT?
This story hit me in college while taking an ancient religions class. I was fascinated by the universal themes of good and evil and wanted to explore it further. What if you were chosen to save the world and you didn’t want to because the world had never been kind to you? What if you were endowed with divine powers to serve in a war you never knew existed? These are the questions that brought Harley and Draven to life. I loved playing with the dynamics that not everyone is wholly good or wholly evil and the choices one has to make when faced with situations that come with super high stakes. I fell in love with the supernatural world of demons and angels and warlocks and monsters and a girl who has been broken her whole life—one who has been asked to save everyone when no one ever bothered to save her. The choices she’s faced with are never easy, and in the end, that was the spark when sitting down to write Ember of Night.
Do you have any writing quirks or superstitions when it comes to writing?
I can’t write without a playlist centered around my characters or at least the tone of the book. I’m a Spotify nut. I make playlists in the early stages where I’m just getting to know my characters and then I constantly update as they grow. I even make a separate playlist that is basically the score of the book with all instrumental songs. I’ve always been obsessed with movie scores so when I started writing it was natural to do it for the novel I was working on.
When it comes to authors, who inspires you?
This is always such a hard question! I’ve been an avid reader my entire life so there are so many wonderful authors that have inspired me over the years! I adore Sarah J. Maas, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Tracy Wolff, Shelby Mahurin, Cassandra Clare, and that list could go on and on! I’m also incredibly fortunate to have so many amazing author friends who help inspire me on a daily basis and push me to be a better writer like the awesome Molly McAdams. And very early in my writing journey one of my favorite authors, Kimberly Derting, gave me a ton of priceless advice and it helped shape the writer I am today.
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