Thursday, October 24, 2013

Gemini Rising Ethereal Fury by Jessica O'Gorek

I had the honor and privilege of being able to interview the UBER talented Jessica O'Gorek Author of Gemini Rising Ethereal Fury. 

What inspired you to write Gemini Rising?

  My inspiration was Twilight and the Host but I also wanted to create something that would speak to the younger generation in a healthy way. I wanted to have romance but or the kind that takes over your soul and makes you feel like you’re nothing without each other. Violette and Onyx are crazily attracted to each other but they don’t reek of co-dependency like Edward and Bella. It was just after New Moon had been released and I started thinking about how could supersede vampires and werewolves and come up with an entirely different creature that was faster, stronger, sexier and who’s existence more meaningful.

 Are any of the characters in the book like you? Who is your favorite character?
 I love Onyx because he is so sweet, yet so mean at the same time. He is constantly at war with himself and struggling with his own conscience. When he feels something, it is extreme. He also has a lot in common with Edward Cullen, my fantasy husband. However, he has a stronger and more pronounced personality.

Which character do you love to hate?

The Bishop is my least favorite because he is a bully at heart. He just wants power and control and to hell with whoever he hurts in the process of getting it.

If you could pick any five songs to be the soundtrack to this book what would they be?

Any of the five songs on the Breaking Dawn 2 or Eclipse Soundtrack

And Now a few personal questions:

 Do you have a favorite author?
Stephanie Meyer and Stephen King 

Which people inspire you, it can be anyone living or dead? 

 My father. He passed from lung cancer last year and I miss him dearly. He had a perverse sense of humor but a kind and gentle heart and soul. He was a published author and also taught creative writing, English, Spanish, anatomy, massage, and literature. 

If you had to leave one message for everyone to remember what would it be? 

 Well, See yah later. 

Who inspired you to become an author? 

My father. I grew up listening to the clacking of the typewriter and handing him my silly poems for him to proofread. Her never said anything discouraging to me.

 Is there anything you’d like to say to your fans? 

 I love you, thank you, and please walk beside me on the path to my dreams! If you are an aspiring author and need help or advice, I am always here for you and you can use my blog to promote you via spotlights, interviews or reviews! 

About the author

Jessica O'Gorek was born in Chesapeake, Virginia on April 19th, 1979. She was raised within the American Indian religion and was taught great respect for the earth and all its living beings. Powwows, sweat lodges, vision quests, you name it, she's done it. She was the weird kid who would confront kids on the playground in elementary school when they squished a bug. She would very sincerely tell them what they were doing was morally wrong and then shewould pray for the bug to come back as a butterfly in its next life.
She grew up admiring her father, Barry Weinstock, as an author. When she was twelve she started hand writing novels. Her first one was two thousand pages. Her daughter, who is thirteen, is currently working on her first novel.  

And now for my review of this really interesting enchanting book! 

To say that I enjoyed Gemini Rising would be an understatement. I found myself drawn into the tangled web of the story and held tight on the edge of my seat! I fell in love with Onyx who is this brutishly beautiful character who does have a heart but it takes a lot to get into his hard shell. I found myself spinning between loving the Gemini or loving the humans each had their own failings that were beautifully brought out as the story went on. I also have a huge respect for the earth, who I believe the mother character was and I loved her she was like an unforgiving god in a way. This story has serious undertones that make you think and touched my heart in ways I didn't think a book could. This is a 10 star book on my list and I know I will be assigning it to my daughter and sons to read, Jessica is such a talented wordstress and she knows how to tell a story for sure!




  1. Great interview. Very enjoyable. Inspiring to see tradition and the love for writing is being past down through the generations.

  2. Thanks so much for this awesome review Lee!!!