by DelSheree Gladden
Published: February 26, 2014
Arrabella thought she was done with dreams, done with curses and the threat of death. After surviving the ancient Aztec curse that had plagued her family for centuries, Arra was more than ready for her new life in the boring little town of Grainer, Maine. Boring and small sounded perfect...but she should have known better than to think it would last. The dream was odd, but Arra passed it off as nerves about starting school in Grainer. Her boyfriend, Tanner, was there to distract her…and get her into a little trouble as well. He pushes the dream out of her mind until they walk onto the school campus and see her. The lonely girl from Arra’s dream.
Tanner’s reaction is fierce. He won’t risk losing Arra again and demands she stay away from Sibeal, but Arra can’t stop thinking about her haunted expression. What if she can help her? Arra can’t just walk away and let whatever curse has a hold of Sibeal claim her without trying to stop it. But what if Sibeal deserves the punishment? Arra’s battle to make the right choice about Sibeal only gets harder when she is forced to turn to the person in town she likes least for help. Sebastian Wallace is arrogant and irritating, but he’s seems to be the only one who can help her. As Arra tries to determine what the right choice is, she finds out saving Sibeal may be the least of her problems.
Character Interview: Arrabella Malo
Today I’m talking with Arrabella Malo, about her role in the new book, Soul Stone. Now Arra, this isn’t the first time you’ve been caught up in otherworldly plots, is it?
Arra: I wish I could say no, but being cursed by an ancient Aztec god isn’t something you’re likely to forget. The effects of that curse are still with me, unfortunately. That’s how I ended up getting pulled into Sibeal’s story.
You mentioned Sibeal Ahearn. How do you become involved in her problems?
Arra: Just like last time, it all starts with the dreams. I’m not really sure what to make of the first dream. Sibeal and her creepy reflection don’t mean much to me until I show up for my first day of my junior year in Grainer and find her standing outside the school.
When you realize the new dream isn’t just a random nightmare, what are your first thoughts?
Arra: My first thoughts? Not again! Barely surviving my own curse was bad enough. I wasn’t exactly thrilled to end up getting suck into someone else’s.
Then why didn’t you just stay away?
Arra: Because as much as I don’t want to get caught up in any more crazy dreams, I know what Sibeal is going through. I experienced firsthand what it feels like to lose control of your life and feel so alone you lose hope of ever finding a way out.
Fighting a curse isn’t a one person job. Tell us about the help you receive while trying to learn about Sibeal’s curse.
Arra: At first, it’s just Tanner and me. My grandpa helped me last time, but I didn’t want to drag him into something like this. My curse was too traumatic for him. Tanner and I try our best, but we end up having to call in more help, namely Sebastian Wallace, which I am not real keen on given that he spends the majority of his waking hours trying to get me into trouble. He’s not my favorite person in town.
Sebastian Wallace. He may not be your favorite person, but the rest of the town is hard-pressed to find fault with him, right?
Arra: Not you too! Ugh. Look, I get why everyone looks at him like he can do no wrong, but he’s not as perfect as everyone thinks. He’s rude and sarcastic and arrogant…and he just gets under my skin. He somehow manages to bring out the worst in me every time.
I’ll mark you down as a “no” for the Sebastian Wallace Fan Club then. Let’s go back to the business of curses instead. Is this going to become a regular thing for you?
Arra: You have no idea how much I’d like to say no, but as far as I can tell, the dreams won’t be leaving me alone any time soon.
What will the dreams bring next?
Arra: It’s hard to ever tell, but if I had to suggest a book name based on the dream I had last night, let’s just say that Oracle Lost might be a good title.
That certainly peaks my interest. We’ll have to revisit that later. For now, thank you for stopping by my blog today, Arra. I’ll say goodbye for now and wish you dream free nights.
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About the Author:
DelSheree Gladden lives in New Mexico with her husband and two children. The Southwest is a big influence in her writing because of its culture, beauty, and mythology. Local folk lore is strongly rooted in her writing, particularly ideas of prophecy, destiny, and talents born from natural abilities. When she is not writing, DelSheree is usually reading, painting, sewing, or working as a Dental Hygienist. Her works include Escaping Fate, Twin Souls Saga, The Destroyer Trilogy, and Invisible. Look for, Wicked Power, the next book in the Someone Wicked This Way Comes Series, and Soul Stone, book two in the Escaping Fate Series, coming 2014.