Issues That Come With Immortality

Abby Farnsworth Author Interview

Scarlet Whispers follows an immortal young woman who happens to be a vampire and falls in love with a mortal human. What was the inspiration for the setup of your story?

I really wanted to write a vampire romance with a strong female protagonist. Vampire romance novels were what pulled me into the YA genre, and I’ve always wanted to write one. Anne came to me so easily. She was the first part of the book that was immediately clear. I wanted to address the obvious issues that come with immortality. Wanting to start a family is a very natural thing that, in my universe, vampires are unable to do. Anne had always wanted a family, and she struggles with not being able to have children. I think that’s relatable. She’s a vampire, but she also struggles with a lot of the same things human women do. I work to make my characters interesting and unique. With Anne being a vampire rather than a human, it really changes up the genre. 

Anne was turned into a vampire at a young age and has spent decades protecting her heart from heartbreak. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

So many women turn away from relationships after heartbreak. I find that after a loss, lots of people reject the idea of love. Anne still believes that other people can find happiness, but not herself. I know so many girls who have felt the way. Anne didn’t want to be hurt again. I know from experience that that’s a very challenging problem. Almost all women have the same issue at least once in their life. 

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

Immortality is my number one theme. I continue to be fascinated by it. Cultures around the world have been captured by the idea of creatures that live forever. There’s something desirable about it. Most people fear death, and vampires escape that. I felt it was important to explore the negative aspects of being an immortal, too. Anne being unhappy with her status as a vampire is a bit different from most females in YA Paranormal Romance novels. I wanted to show her side of the issue. 

What is the next book in the series you are working on, and when will it be available?

 Ruby Tears in the second book in the Trilogy, and is already available. You can purchase it on amazon, or through other online stores like Books-A-Million. It’s available in all formats. 

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“We never have to stop loving each other, and that’s glorious.”
Anne Emerson has spent the last many decades of her immortal life alone. All of that changes the day she meets a green-eyed, teenage boy from Georgia, James Hamilton. Though she realizes just how impractical love between a vampire and a human is, she can’t seem to deny her feelings. Anne begins to fall for James, while repeatedly rejecting a rich, age-old vampire, Albert Jefferson, who’s enchanted with her. She will have to discover the true value of mortality, and weigh its worth against the price of love.

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