Ebony Olson lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband, daughter, and six cats. She loves to read fantasy, thrillers, and paranormal romance, spending most of her free time with her nose in a book or writing. Having always possessed an over-active imagination she spent her younger years regaling friends with fantastic stories, holding her audience captive with the passion and suspense of her characters plights.
Your book, Silver Rogue, comes out on May 22, 2020. What was the inspiration for the story?
Like most of my stories, Silver Rogue came from a dream I had. The scenario of not just meeting your mate, but the phases of mateship and what it means to be soul mates, versus wolf mates, the secrets that would be revealed, and the scenario of having already fallen in love with another were all aspects of the dream. I tend to dream vivid, and a lot of my books come from me waking up and just starting to write what happened. Then, the Muse and I get to filling out the story, and by that I mean, it plays like a movie in my head. I’m just the witness filling out the incident report.
What place would you most like to visit?
Oh, I’ve done a lot of travelling, ticking of bucket list items over the last fifteen years. There are only a few places left that I haven’t been and really want to go now. Top of that list is Canada and catching the train to Jasper. My book Halos, which is due out later this year, is set in Canada, and Jasper is the boundary town between mortal enemies the Halos and the Palir. In order to write the book I spent a lot of time researching the area and terrain and was blown away by the beauty. Of course, I took some artistic licence, but it’s been a place I need to see in person since.
If you could be one of your characters – Who would you be? And why?
Oh, this one’s a hard one. My protagonists tend to go through hell. Not a place I need to visit twice. Each of my female protagonists are women I admire. They’ve overcome hardship, or trauma, are intelligent motivated women with true strength, and they attract some serious delicious book boyfriends. Mora from Black Mark: The Complete Saga is talented, intelligent, and knew she met the man she would love for the rest of her life when she was seventeen. It took a long time for that love to be realised, but that alllowed for the growth and maturity she needed for that relationship to work. Plus, Darius. Enough said about why we’d all want to be Mora. Caly from Calypso: An Eleri Royals Novel has a big heart, and she is loved and supported from a very tightknit family. Spectra because she gets to be the meat in a Bay and Mercury sandwich and the ability to be invisible is one I’ve always wanted. But if I had to choose one, it would be Holly from Holly’s Trilogy: Books 1-3: Hotel Series. Great job, a great man in her life, no trauma, and she gets to live in Hawaii and stay in some amazing resorts. Still, I do adore Lily from my Taibhse Series (due for Radish release in 2021). Lily is probably always going to be one of my favourite characters to write.
Other than books, what is one item you can’t resist buying?
Music. I can’t imagine a world without melody. It’s there for you, for every mood, every experience, there is a soundtrack to go with it. Music is like oxygen to me. I can’t survive without it. You’ll find playlists for all my books on Spotify, so you can listen to the music that I was listening to writing my books. Every story I write has a theme song. Its the one piece I listen to that will instantly bring me back to story. For Silver Rogue, the theme song was The Ever by the band Red. My other can’t resists are new tech (I’m a total tech head), and Pyjamas.
What is your favourite love story of all time, either book or movie?
Of all time? Anne of Green Gables. Anne and Gilbert were charred into my memory from the age of four when I first read the book. My second must always watch is P.s. I Love you – both the book and movie. It was the first movie to ever make me cry. What both have in common is that love isn’t easy. It’s not something you can just fall into and float on for the rest of your lives. Love isn’t something you have control of either. It sneaks up on you when you are not expecting it, and even if you try to resist, it gets a grasp on you and doesn’t let go. Even when it turns sour, bitter, angry, you can’t control how it makes you feel, and that’s because you can’t hate someone with that sort of passion, without loving them first. Okay, I’m getting all philosophical, so best to stop there.
Blurb for Silver Rogue
Meeting your soul mate doesn’t mean love at first sight.
Anique has spent the last seven years rebuilding her life after leaving her birth pack. Of all the concerns she had about attending her sister’s wedding, meeting her true mate was not one of them. This is the last thing she wanted, and she’s determined not to let it happen, but the Goddess has other ideas.
Knox is the alpha of the ValleyMorgans. His life is orderly and controlled. Then he receives the Moon’s blessing. Knox thought being mated to a headstrong, pampered, alphas-progeny was going to be hell, but its nothing to finding out the Goddess has chosen a fiercely independent rogue to be his mate. Just when he starts to like her, Anique’s secrets are exposed; ruined by her own pack, rogue, and living a human existence, could this girl be any more wrong for him?
The Goddess mated them, but that doesn’t mean love at first sight, and it sure as hell doesn’t mean smooth sailing and a happy-ever-after