Series: The Gifted #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Independent on 26 September 2013
Today marks the middle of a book blitz for Laura N. Anile’s debut novel Visions. If you aren’t sure whether you want to dive into this one, you can check out chapter one on Laura’s site here. Do you believe in free will or fate?
So tell us Laura…
I was intrigued by the idea of how someone would react in these types of circumstances, especially if that person was the opposite of someone you’d expect to be open to it. Could they dismiss it or ignore it if they saw someone in danger? Would they feel compelled to act? How would the people in their visions be connected to them? What price would they be willing to pay to save someone?
I’m fascinated by the concept of fate versus choice, and the course of our lives being a tapestry with so many unseen threads tying it all together. Who controls the strings?
Having the ability to see into the future opens up a world of possibilities, but it would come at a cost. Especially if you couldn’t control what you saw, or when. I wanted to explore the contradictory effects of having that kind of ability.
I like the idea that nothing is what it seems. And just when you think you have it all figured out, the tables turn. What is the purpose, how much control does she really have and, in the end, who is it that is really saving who?
Plus, I like the idea of the girl being the one to save the guys for a change! 😉
How far would you go to save a stranger?
That’s the question! The premonitions that Isabel experiences start off small and end up becoming increasingly challenging and risky. She needs to throw all of her previous ideas and plans out the window and discover what she’s really made of – and what’s really important to her.
She starts off seeing everything in black and white and is thrown (against her will) into a world of grey. The more she sees in her visions, the more she’s forced to start looking within. She’s obsessed with trying to work out the rules, when really, there are no rules. She has to learn to stop thinking and just start feeling.
Her experiences leave her questioning the idea of fate: what’s controllable, what isn’t, what is she willing to give and what is she willing to lose?