Hi everyone! Today I have the pleasure of hosting Jodi Meadows, the author of Incarnate and Asunder, on the blog. I was SO excited when she agreed to let me interview her, and I love the answers to the questions! Fans of Incarnate will want to read this interview. It’s almost as good as the books themselves.
And now, onto the interview!
1. If you had to choose to live the life of any soul in Incarnate, who would it be and why?
Some nameless side character who never gets into any trouble and doesn’t die horribly. I think, in that world, that’s the best one can hope for.
2. In Incarnate, Sam and Ana develop have such a sweet romance that made me envious. What makes them so perfect for each other?
While Ana and Sam have a little bit of the opposites attract thing — Ana’s very impulsive while Sam is very thoughtful — they both are incredibly loyal and they connect to each other with music. They have things they do together (besides kissing) that make them friends first.
3. What do the ferrets think of Incarnate?
They think there should be more ferrets in the book, but otherwise they’re happy with it.
4. Both of the covers for Incarnate and Asunder are beyond gorgeous and perfect for the themes in each novel. Do you already have an image in your mind of what the cover for Incarnate 3 would look like?
I haven’t seen a comp for the third book yet (though I might by the time this interview is posted!), but I know what the theme for it will be. I’m not sure how Designer Joel will make it happen — there are a few directions he could go with it — but I know whatever he does, it will be epic.
5. Which of Ana’s friends do you think feels the most loyalty to her?
Besides Sam? Probably Sarit. Maybe Armande. Sarit is definitely best-friend material, while Armande is such a dad. Both just want Ana to be happy.
6. Describe Janan in a sentence or two.
Eeee. Umm. Janan is scary, but there’s more to him than anyone knows. That’s all I can say without spoiling.
7. One last question, and it’s an important one! The zombie apocalypse is coming and you have to choose one character from your books to help you survive it. Who would you choose and why?
Probably Stef. Let’s be real: Sam and Ana would be useless. Sarit and Armande would be one of the first zombies, therefore useless. Whit and Orrin — yeah, zombies. But Stef probably has a go-bag for zombie apocalypses, and several types of weapons, and a zombie-proof bunker with years and years of food/water supplies.
Thank you so much for stopping by, Jodi! It is one of my favorite interviews that I have conducted thus far!
Ana has always been the only one. Asunder. Apart. But after Templedark, when many residents of Heart were lost forever, some hold Ana responsible for the darksouls–and the newsouls who may be born in their place.
Many are afraid of Ana’s presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable changes and the unknown. When sylph begin behaving differently toward her and people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself but for those who cannot stand up for themselves.
Ana was told that nosouls can’t love. But newsouls? More than anything, she wants to live and love as an equal among the citizens of Heart, but even when Sam professes his deepest feelings, it seems impossible to overcome a lifetime of rejection.
In this second book in the Incarnate trilogy, Ana discovers the truth about reincarnation and will have to find a way to embrace love and make her young life meaningful. Once again, Jodi Meadows explores the extraordinary beauty and shadowed depths of the soul in a story equal parts epic romance and captivating fantasy.
About Jodi Meadows:
Jodi Meadows lives and writes in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, with her husband, a Kippy*, and an alarming number of ferrets. She is a confessed book addict, and has wanted to be a writer ever since she decided against becoming an astronaut.
*A Kippy is a cat.