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The Complexities Of Her Relationship

Ardel Emery
Ardel Emery Author Interview

Rise Of The Trials follows a young woman on a trip to see family when secrets are exposed and relationships are tested. What were some sources that informed this novels development?

It was important to me to take the reader on a journey into the past that Cadence and Trystan share to explain some of the reasoning behind why they behave the way they do with one another. Inserting Trystan into Cadence’s family dynamic to highlight the complexities of her relationship with Trystan proved to be a very intriguing concept for me to further explore. This element gave me the ability to get further into the complexity of Cadence’s character. It was the perfect backdrop to unravel Cadence’s carefully constructed world and bring out more elements of what makes her who she is and who she is in the process of becoming. The beautiful part of this process was that I was able to simultaneously draw out some very important character aspects of Trystan that is hidden from the reader in the first book. We get to see a deeper insight into Trystan’s experiences and this adds such a nice friction between Trystan, Cadence, and Blake.

What were some obstacles you felt were important to Cadence’s character development?

One of the biggest obstacles Cadence faces is certainly trying to better understand the unexplainable things that are happening to her. This is an essential component for laying the foundation of the next part of her journey. Trystan has always been a big obstacle for Cadence as well. He will continue to be an obstacle to her. This relationship dynamic is one of my favorite things about writing out the scenes between Cadence and Trystan. His will is just as commendable as hers and it adds such a nice flavor to their relationship. Blake hasn’t posed as much of an obstacle up to this point, but stay tuned…his role is about to change in a big way.

If your book was made into a movie what actress/actor do you see playing the lead roles?

There are so many talented actors/actresses and it would be intriguing to see some talent that has yet to be discovered assume some of the lead roles. There are some current actors/actresses that I have thought about playing the lead roles. I think a great fit for Trystan would be Dylan O’Brien. His ability to capture the emotion of the characters he plays is a truly amazing thing to watch. Saoirse Ronan would be incredible as Cadence. Her talent is amazing. Sam Claflin portraying Blake would be so much fun to watch. I think he could bring something quite special to that character.

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

The next book I am working on is the third installment of the Perseverance Saga. This will be available 09/03/2021 and is titled Perseverance: Descension To Hell.

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Epic love laced with epic pain…

Loving him was my secret. Mine alone. I never let anyone come remotely close to accessing that part of my heart. Not even myself, except on rare occasions. Trystan was simultaneously the source of my greatest love and the source of my greatest heartache. He never knew how I felt about him. I’d never told him how deeply and profoundly in love with him I was…and still am. He had always considered me a friend so that was the position in his life that I desperately struggled to maintain. I couldn’t let him know, but I also couldn’t let him go.

I tried to put Trystan in my past. To some degree, I was able to achieve just that. He lived so far away and only came back to visit on occasion. But every time he returned, it was like reigniting a smoldering inferno within me.

Then I met Blake.

Arguably the most eligible man in Hollywood. Wait, did I say Hollywood? I meant the world. He is the epitome of what every female dreams about. Falling in love with Blake was seamless. Trystan was rarely around and after spending years feeling like I was suffocating, being with Blake was like breathing my first breath of fresh air. It was a much needed reprieve for a wounded and tattered heart like mine.

Then an ordinary trip leads to extraordinary events. Extreme circumstances usher in changes in me and in my life that I could never have dreamed were possible. And a love I thought was beyond my reach is suddenly right within my grasp.

Past love collides with future love and there is nothing I can do to escape either.

Follow Cadence as she begins her travel into the unknown.

Perseverance: Rise Of The Trials

Perseverance: Rise Of The Trials by [Ardel Emery]

Perseverance: Rise Of The Trials by Ardel Emery is a captivating and provocative fantasy romance novel. We follow Cadence, a young woman in her mid-20s, who is home for a weekend with her family. To complicate matters, her boyfriend comes along as well as a friend of the family who also happens to be an old unrequited flame.

Author Ardel Emery is skilled at the depicting the agony and ecstasy of first love, the physical longing and borderline obsession. The sex scenes are sensual, invigorating, and the most well-written parts of the whole book. All the elements are there for a satisfying love triangle, but there are so many questions that go unanswered, leaving me begging for more details on the intriguing backstory. At only 250 pages, the relative brevity of the book only hints at a much larger and complex plot that is compelling but elusive. I would have enjoyed more explanation of why Cadence was travelling with old friend Trystan instead of her current boyfriend Blake. Each character is alluring and I was enamored with Cadence, and I wanted to explore all the characters more in depth.

While the beginning of the book sets up the characters and the some of the backstory, about a third of the way through the book you get the first hint that this is more than just a classic romantic tale, and the supernatural elements are slowly unveiled throughout the novel, which increased the suspense.

Perseverance: Rise Of The Trials  is a riveting romance novel with some steamy sex scenes and an enthralling relationship between Cadence and Trystan that was the highlight of this paranormal romance story.

Pages: 196 | ASIN: B08WK16C71

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Some of Her Greatest Difficulties

Ardel Emery
Ardel Emery Author Interview

Perseverance: How It All Began follows a woman caught between two men that challenge her in more ways than one. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

I enjoyed the challenge of laying out a story where love was not an easy process for the main character. The thing that inspired me the most in setting up this story was using Cadence’s circumstances to help peal back the layers of her character. That inspiration really came from my own experiences in getting to know other individuals. There is so much depth to be found in other people and I wanted to write a character that I could explore that process with.

Cadence is an intriguing and well developed character. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

I wanted Cadence to be exceptionally honest, loyal, and display a deep rooted concern for others. I wanted her to be a character that had a natural inclination toward living with integrity, but I didn’t want to make any of these attributes easy for Cadence to choose consistently. One of the beautiful things about Cadence is the depth of her care for others, but it is also one of the things about her that makes her run into some of her greatest difficulties.

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

I really wanted to explore the consequences of pain and how it manifests in life in ways that are not always easy to identify. I also wanted to highlight how significant a single choice can be. While both of those concepts were important for me to explore, I wanted to lay out the intricacies of love and what it looks like to overcome the things that can hold a person back from taking their next step forward.

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

After publishing Perseverance: How It All Began, I then published Perseverance: Rise Of The Trials. I am now putting the final touches on Perseverance: Descension To Hell, which will be released September 3rd, 2021.

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Epic love laced with epic pain…

Loving him was my secret. Mine alone. I never let anyone come remotely close to accessing that part of my heart. Not even myself, except on rare occasions. Trystan was simultaneously the source of my greatest love and the source of my greatest heartache. He never knew how I felt about him. I’d never told him how deeply and profoundly in love with him I was…and still am. He had always considered me a friend so that was the position in his life that I desperately struggled to maintain. I couldn’t let him know, but I also couldn’t let him go.

I tried to put Trystan in my past. To some degree, I was able to achieve just that. He lived so far away and only came back to visit on occasion. But every time he returned, it was like reigniting a smoldering inferno within me.

Then I met Blake.

Arguably the most eligible man in Hollywood. Wait, did I say Hollywood? I meant the world. He is the epitome of what every female dreams about. Falling in love with Blake was seamless. Trystan was rarely around and after spending years feeling like I was suffocating, being with Blake was like breathing my first breath of fresh air. It was a much needed reprieve for a wounded and tattered heart like mine.

Then an ordinary trip leads to extraordinary events. Extreme circumstances usher in changes in me and in my life that I could never have dreamed were possible. And a love I thought was beyond my reach is suddenly right within my grasp.

Past love collides with future love and there is nothing I can do to escape either.

Follow Cadence as she begins her travel into the unknown.

Perseverance: How It All Began

Epic love laced with epic pain…

Loving him was my secret. Mine alone. I never let anyone come remotely close to accessing that part of my heart. Not even myself, except on rare occasions. Trystan was simultaneously the source of my greatest love and the source of my greatest heartache.

He never knew how I felt about him. I’d never told him how deeply and profoundly in love with him I was…and still am. He had always considered me a friend so that was the position in his life that I desperately struggled to maintain. I couldn’t let him know, but I also couldn’t let him go.

I tried to put Trystan in my past. To some degree, I was able to achieve just that. He lived so far away and only came back to visit on occasion. But every time he returned, it was like reigniting a smoldering inferno within me.

Then I met Blake. Arguably the most eligible man in Hollywood. Wait, did I say Hollywood? I meant the world. He is the epitome of what every female dreams about.

Falling in love with Blake was seamless. Trystan was rarely around and after spending years feeling like I was suffocating, being with Blake was like breathing my first breath of fresh air. It was a much needed reprieve for a wounded and tattered heart like mine.

Then an ordinary trip leads to extraordinary events. Extreme circumstances usher in changes in me and in my life that I could never have dreamed were possible. And a love I thought was beyond my reach is suddenly right within my grasp.

Past love collides with future love and there is nothing I can do to escape either.

Follow Cadence as she begins her travel into the unknown.

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Perseverance: Rise Of The Trials – Book Trailer

How do you overcome a past full of heartache? In my wildest dreams, I never would have been able to imagine my life taking a turn like this. Part of me is still having trouble accepting it. Yet, I can’t deny what is happening to me. Trystan has had a front row seat to witnessing it all, while Blake remains in the dark. I don’t know how to tell Blake and part of me is extremely apprehensive about doing so. But how long can I keep it from him? Doesn’t he deserve to know? The three of us go to visit my family. I have to find a way to tell them that their life as they know it has fundamentally shifted. I have to find a way to tell them what has happened to me. Well, at least, that was my original purpose for going to see them. But things take a turn. My original reason for going to see everyone changes into a struggle to keep my past with Trystan from becoming exposed. If it’s exposed, then my deepest pains will be as well. No one knows the heartbreak I’ve endured. It doesn’t take long for people to notice changes in the way Trystan and I are around one another now. It doesn’t take long for them to pick up on the tension that continually laces the air between Trystan and Blake. It also doesn’t take long for Trystan to start pushing me for deeper access to the parts of my heart that have sustained the most damage over the years. A day trip to see Trystan’s family becomes an overnight stay and Trystan proposes and idea that I find both tempting and terrifying at the same time. Can I really resist him? Secrets become exposed and a major misunderstanding results in major consequences for everyone…I thought I knew pain before. I had no idea what hell I was about to be subjected to.

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