Can you, in less than five words, describe The Blood She Betrayed?
Demon slayer on action-fantasy quest.
PS: But for the Whedon buffs: Buffy meets Wolverine in happily-ever-after.
What inspired you to write it?
My heroine and warrior princess Shahkara flashed through my mind a few years ago and wouldn’t let go. There’s nothing more delicious than writing/reading about a banished princess on an impossible quest to save her devastated kingdom from evil, heart-devouring Taloners – especially when she’s half-Taloner and embedded with the same heart-lust, despite her human emotions and loyalties.
My readers say they not only love this book because it’s an urban fantasy quest (and a fabulous romance to boot) but because the story is set locally – Brisbane, Sydney and the old-fashioned Aussie farm.
I talked more about the inspiration behind The Blood She Betrayed at the DarkSiders DownUnder Enchanted Orb from July.
And here's a snippet:
Bolts scraped metal, chains clinked through sockets and the door opened all the way.
A sharp breath filled her lungs at the wild glitter of Nick’s eyes as he stretched in the doorway, well-defined abs rippling beneath his shirt. His uncut hair fell in tangles to his neck, matching the stubble shadowing his chin. Reckless blood rode his veins. On her world, he would either be locked up or sitting on a throne.
Readers can download the first 12 chapters of The Blood She Betrayed for free from Clan Destine Press or buy the paperback from Clan Destine Press, Booktopia or selected Australian bookstores.
The eBook is expected to be available online through Amazon, iTunes and Kobo within the next fortnight.
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