Friday, December 30, 2011

Blacker than Black by Rhi Etzweiler

 Rhianon Etzweiler Literary Nymphs Author Interview

What would you like new fans to know about you?
I am of the firm belief that all things are open to debate and subject to interpretation. This includes any number of parameters that one might, in life, take for granted. Very little is sacred when I write a story. I have a fetish for toying with preconceived notions.

In your fantasy world who or what would you be?
Mystique, from the X-Men.

What is your favorite genre to read?
Love is genderless, quality writing is genreless. I love a good book, no matter the genre.

Do you have a favorite quote?
“Do, or do not. There is no try.”  No idea where it comes from originally. It’s popular in the military, though.

What can we look forward to in the future from you?
I’ve two different military speculative fiction books in the works. One’s science fiction, the other more fantasy. I’m also working on the sequel to “Dark Edge of Honor.”

Here the blurb from my new Riptide release, Blacker than Black:
Apparently, my twin and I are two of York’s most notorious criminals. We’ve been Nightwalkers in the blue-light district since the vamps took over the world. Don’t know how many years it’s been. Long enough that a stream of fellow ’walkers have come and gone. Most don’t last long selling their chi. End up face-down in the gutter, or worse.

For us, one night and one sale change everything.
Monsieur Garthelle is the first john to hunt me down. He calls me a chi thief in one breath and offers absolution—servitude—in the next. Maybe I’m a sucker, but I like living and breathing. Strange that such a powerful vamp would show leniency to a mere human. And something’s not right with the chi I took from him. It won’t go away.

Neither will he, and he’s forcing us to spy on his peers. Then a vamp turns up dead, and we go from playing eyes and ears to investigating a murder. This isn’t what I signed up for. All I ever wanted was to sell a little chi, maybe steal some in return. I should’ve kept my damn hands to myself.

This is my story. Look through my eyes.

You can read an excerpt and purchase Blacker than Black here.

Where can we find your website?


  1. I can't decide if you really don't know where the quote came from or deliberately said that (I wouldn't put that past you, based on the interviews I've read), but most will attribute that quote to Yoda from the 2nd Star Wars movie _The Empire Strikes Back_.

    If it was used before that, I'm unaware.

    adara adaraohare com

  2. I enjoyed the interview and look forward in reading more of Rhianon's works.

    Happy New Year to All.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  3. Really enjoyed reading this interview.
    Heh, I really look forward to reading this and more from this author! :D


  4. So intrigued by this book and so want to get my hands on it! Great interview and I too am an X-Men fan.

    Happy 2012!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  5. Great post! I really liked Dark Edge of Honor and can't wait to read BtB :-)

    smaccall AT

  6. Ahhhh, I love Mystique! And I can't wait for Blacker Than Black to come out! Oh, and I'm reading Dark Edge of Honor
    next. Heard it's very, very good.

    Happy New Year!!! :)

    japoki at inbox dot lv

  7. Happy New Year to all of you, thanks for stopping by! ...I'll try to make my humor a little more obvious in the future, Adara ;) Heh.