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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.

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