Trinity Faegen is here today with an author interview courtesy of the Teen Book Scene blog tour for her new release, The Mephisto Covenant. Thank you for being here today, Trinity! You can follow along with the tour here, or by clicking through the banner. Enjoy!
Can you give us a description of THE MEPHISTO COVENANT in haiku?
A son of Hell needs
A daughter of Eve to love
Will she love him back?
If you lived within the pages of THE MEPHISTO COVENANT, what would be the first thing you would do? What wouldn't you want to do?
I’d be in Telluride, Colorado, which is one of my favorite places in the world, so the very first thing I’d do is walk down Colorado Avenue and breathe in the cool, crisp mountain air, ogle the majestic mountains, then pop into Telluride Outside to see John, the proprietor, and sign up for some fly fishing. The next thing I’d do is hang out at the Moose and eat pizza, and wait all day, all week, to see if one of the Mephisto brothers came in for some pizza. I’d love to see one of them in person. What I wouldn’t want to do is visit the school. Although it’s a beautiful school, and ranked very highly in U.S. News, in the world of Mephisto, it’s one of Eryx’s experiments in gathering young followers. I think seeing lost souls in person would be traumatic.
If you could describe yourself in one song, what would it be and why?
I love this question! The Long and Winding Road by the Beatles. The lyrics are so beautiful and haunting. Not that I’m beautiful or haunting, but it talks about finding your way back, about the connections we make and not leaving them. I’ve come to realize that nothing in life is as important as people – family and friends. This song encapsulates my feelings, and it always makes me choke up just a little.
Before you are two doors. One opens into Narnia, and the other to Hogwarts. Which door do you go through, and why?
Hogwarts! Narnia is a bit staid for me. Hogwarts would be a magical place to visit – literally. And I kind of like the good vs. evil depicted in HP more than in the wardrobe stories.
If you were given $200 to use in a book store, what books would you bring home, and why?
I’d pick up some new YA releases I’ve had my eye on for a while, like Kody Keplinger’s Shut Out and Kiki Hamilton’s The Faerie Ring, and I’d buy half a dozen romances, because I need a romance fix. Then I’d shop for research books about things that interest me. I have a very nice library of research books, and I’m always adding to it.
What are your favourite memories from being a Campus Cop, and a camp counselor?
This question makes me laugh! When I was a Campus Cop, I usually pulled guard gate duty. At that time, traffic wasn’t allowed on campus without a special pass. I was a very bad Campus Cop because if a car full of cute guys drove up to my gate, with or without a pass, I let them through. I suspect these days I’d be far more diligent, what with all the nutjobs with guns on campuses, but back then *mumble-mumble* years ago, it wasn’t a big deal. And some of those boys were very cute. Ha!
As a camp counselor, I remember some of the other counselors and I would meet at the pool at midnight and swim – without clothes. It was an all girls camp, so not a huge deal. But it was dark, with only the moon to see by, and we’d swim and talk late into the night. We solved all the world’s problems. Then we’d have to be up with our campers at 6:30 in the morning. Good times!
Have some of your experiences become part of history in THE MEPHISTO COVENANT?
I had my first kiss at 13 at church camp. (I know, right?) There were some girls there who went to my church and when we got back home, they spread it all over that I was cheap trash and accused me of doing things way beyond a kiss. I was so on a cloud, feeling so grown up and smooshy about this guy, and after that, I felt an inch tall. I was mortified. Being falsely accused is such a bummer, and I channeled that never-forgotten anger and bitterness into what happens to Sasha.
I love your answers, Trinity! Thank you so much for being here today!
Sasha is desperate to find out who murdered her father. When getting the answer means pledging her soul to Eryx, she unlocks a secret that puts her in grave danger—Sasha is Anabo, a daughter of Eve, and Eryx’s biggest threat.
A son of Hell, immortal, and bound to Earth forever, Jax looks for redemption in the Mephisto Covenant—God’s promise he will find peace in the love of an Anabo. After a thousand years, he’s finally found the girl he’s been searching for: Sasha.
With the threat of Eryx looming, Jax has to keep Sasha safe and win her over. But can he? Will Sasha love him and give up her mortal life?
Synopsis taken from goodreads.