Enthrallment by Meg Evans
Updated: Jan 23
I received a signed copy of Enthrallment from the author, and oh my, what a treasure it is! I sat down to read a few pages over a cup of coffee and the next thing I knew, I was three quarters of the way through the book. Evan’s writing is captivating and full of cheeky fun. Something is strange about Zara’s new neighbors, Dorian and Rita Hatch. Entrapment follows Zara as she turns into a nosy, super-sleuth trying to figure it all out. She digs deeper with every question and ends up falling for the dark, and mysterious Dorian. The book keeps you guessing until the very end, and even then you aren’t entirely sure what is happening because it ends on one hell of a cliffhanger. I can’t wait to read book two to unravel the mystery.
Today I am talking to Meg Evans, author of Enthrallment. Before we chat with Meg, let’s read the synopsis for Enthrallment:
Zara’s peaceful small-town life is rocked when a mysterious new neighbor moves in. She quickly gets trapped in an intense obsession for the elusive Dorian. As they interact, not only does Zara start to feel inexplicably addicted to his presence, but also becomes certain that Dorian and his cousin, Rita, have a closely guarded secret, and their move to Keizer wasn’t a coincidence. Zara is tempted to discover the truth about this enigmatic duo. She’s also desperate to understand the peculiar happenings that have been haunting her since she met Dorian. By satisfying her curiosity, Zara has put her life in danger. Now she must face the formidable consequences because what her neighbors really are exceeds her wildest imagination.
J.C. - Welcome Meg! Before we start, can you take a moment and introduce yourself to our readers?
M.E. - I’m a go getter and an incurable dreamer from New York. Not many people know that about me, but I’m a Polish native. I came to the States only 8 years ago. In the evenings I’m an author, but during the day I work as a holistic life and health coach. Currently my main mission is to help people create new and healthier habits in order to unleash their full potential in any area that they desire. Apart from that, I’m a cat momma and an absolute gym freak.
J.C. - How did you come up with the idea for Enthrallment?
M.E. - When I think back to the very moment when the idea for Enthrallment came to me, it was a rather dark period of my life. At the time, I was surrounding myself with people who had a less than desirable effect on me. By being exposed to them, I felt like they were literally slowly stealing my personality, my happiness, and even my very being to some extent. Whatever was going on in my mind and in my heart in that particular time inspired me to create a new type of evil / villain. Dorian, the main male character, showed up in my mind just like that. I saw him very clearly. He was unbelievably alive, with all his motifs, personal story, agenda, etc. An irresistible urge to write my thoughts down came over me, and once I started, I couldn’t stop jotting down my ideas. It felt almost like a peculiar trance that, paired with the 30 Seconds to Mars songs, led me to create the story of Zara and Dorian, and the dark secret that he’s been keeping away from the world. A month later, the first draft was finished.
J.C. - Zara really is a super-sleuth. A new neighbor moves in, strange things begin to happen and she instantly starts to investigate. Are you that curious?
M.E. - I am a curious person, but to an extent. Zara is willing to cross any boundaries to find out the truth. I would never allow myself to go as far as she did, even in the name of my investigation. Let’s be honest, Zara took some desperate measures to learn who Dorian really is.
J.C. - Dorian is dark, mysterious and sexy. Yum! Zara has an instant attraction to him. It could even be described as an obsession. Do you believe in chemistry? That deep gravitational put toward another?
M.E. - Oh yeees!!!! I used to be skeptical about it until it hit me in real life. Butterflies in the stomach is one thing, but that almost out-of-body experience is different. It’s sort of an instant natural, undeniable emotional and physical connection.
J.C. - I sat down to read a few chapters while enjoying a cup of coffee and found myself ¾ of the way through the book. What book have you picked up and were unable to put down?
M.E. - First off, I’m thrilled to hear that, Jess. Now, the last book that sucked me in like that was The Wild Court by E.G. Radcliff. She’s an incredibly talented author and her books will keep you on the edge of your seat.
J.C. - How does it feel to be a published author?
M.E. - Absolutely amazing! Especially when your readers write 5-star reviews or contact you directly to express how much they enjoyed the story and how they can hardly wait to devour the next installment.
J.C. - Who has been your biggest support system while on this writing adventure?
M.E. - I have to say that my parents have been my number one supporters. There had been multiple moments in my life when I was about to give up writing, yet they always encouraged me to keep going and never quit. Especially my mom, she knows exactly what to say to motivate me.
J.C. - Finish the sentence. In ten years I’d like to…
M.E. - Oh gosh, there are so many things I’d like to accomplish over the next ten years. When it comes to writing, the goal is to publish the entire Enthrallment series as well as any other books that are waiting to be finished and released. Trust me, I have enough material to work on for the next decade. However, if there is a new idea that comes to my mind, then I’ll focus on it. Aside from writing, my plan is to visit all 50 states, I still haven’t been to over a half of them, as well as a few countries that have been on my bucket list (Japan, Australia, etc.). I also see myself having a wonderful family that I will cherish – an amazing man and a bunch of little ones, plus at least two cats ;-)
J.C. - Enthrallment leaves off on a cliff hanger. When can readers expect to see book two?
M.E. - This is a bit of a tricky question because I’ve been working on book two and three at the same time, so it takes me a little bit longer than it usually would. I don’t like breaking my promises, but I’ll do my best to have the second book out this year, if not, then at the beginning of 2022.
J.C. - Lastly, where can readers find you and your work?