Today I’m handing the blog over to Jillian Jacobs and her character Flint from Fire’s Field.
Jillian Jacobs interviews Flint from Fire’s Field
So Flint, Anya Breton asked me to list your favorite watering holes or fire holes, in your case.
Hey Anya! (He waves at Anya like she’s sitting at the table with us.) Sexy hair-do, my girl’s sporting a similar look, but she’s more purple than blue. (He sits back in the kitchen chair) As far as volcano’s, I’ve done the Pacific Ring of Fire a zillion times. The PRF is an arc around the Pacific Ocean with around 452 volcanoes. I don’t know where the “ring” portion of the description comes from, because on a map it looks like the head of a short-billed duck.
I imagine Violet would have some historic reference to why the PRF is called the Ring of Fire.
No, she’d try to get it renamed so it’d be more accurate.
This is true. (I nod) So, which volcano is your favorite?
Depends on my mood.
Care to expand on that? (I wave him along)
Just for you Jill-opy. If I’m looking for atmosphere, which is code for hot Italian women, I rejuvenate in Mount Etna in Italy. Another good dip crawling with hot tourists is Kilauea in Hawaii. I hit that volc’ when I’m in the States. For adventure, I go to Sangay in Ecuador, which is in South America near the Galapagos Islands.
Mount Yasur in Vanautu.
Vanautu? Never heard of such a place.
Vanautu is a grouping of islands east of Northern Australia. I tend to head there for isolation. (He taps his index finger against his lower lip) Let me turn the tables a bit, Mrs. Author, what made you want to write a story with pyrolatry themes?
I didn’t write about fire worship. I wrote about the elements.
Fire would naturally be your first choice.
Actually no, I wrote about Maya and Terran first in Water’s Threshold.
That Pigpen got first dibs?
Yes, I wanted to do a story about a girl who survives by water alone, so Maya and the Elementals series was born.
More like reborn.
Yes, I’m aware of the significance of the Phoenix.
I’ve got to head out. Violet become a bit addicted to Volcano surfing, so I’m going to Mt. Stromboli, my absolute favorite volcano. (He stood and stuffed his hand in his pocket before pulling out a thin leather rope with a bit of green glass dangling.) I made you something.
What’s that? (I take the small green glass) Oh, it’s perfect, thanks. Glad to see you’ve been back in your glass-blowing workshop. I’ll wear this glass green moose all the time. Thanks.
Sure. Don’t make me all hearts and flowers and shit in that Anya gal’s blog.
I won’t. (I winked as he turned to smoke and left.) I wouldn’t have to make him all hearts and flowers, he did that on his own.
Bound by a dark enchantment, only an elemental flame can light the way.
Forged in rage and sorrow, a dark witch’s spell travels down her ancestral line to Violet Levina. Enchanted with the power of the entire Electromagnetic spectrum—microwaves, gamma rays, radio waves, Violet is cursed with limitless energy and the obligation to destroy an insidious creature composed of dark matter.
For over five hundred years, Flint has served as Fire, aiding Earth’s environment and its people as one of four Elementals. Yet only once in his long existence has he been burned. A flaming redhead ignites the embers of his heart, but he finds her resistant to the heat building between them.
Knowing she must fulfill her destiny, Violet travels to her ancestral home in Ireland, accompanied by the fiery Elemental. Not fooled by his charms and brazen demeanor, Violet wishes only to shield him from the coming battle, but can’t deny the flames of desire flickering when she is at his side.
While standing together against unrelenting adversaries, false friends, family betrayals, and an underlying seed of darkness, they must burn bright or the ruthless power behind the ancient spell will turn everything to ash.
With Flint as her beacon in a field of darkness, Violet will discover that love holds the most powerful magic of all.