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Cue the thinking music. My first book, SHADOWFAE, is about Jade, a succubus in fairy-infested Melbourne. She's in thrall for a thousand years to Kane, the powerful and petulant demon lord who owns the city, and the story's about her efforts to escape hell's shackles. Jade and her incubus lover find at least some kind of happy-for-now ending (I don't think that's a spoiler!) but I had more places I could go with them, more trials to face and freedoms to aim for. It was tempting to continue their story, and do a series with a continuing heroine.
But it wasn't until I sat down to write the second book that I twigged: this series isn't about Jade.
Oh, no. That wasn't the tale I wanted to tell. That dirty demon lord had stolen my heart along with my story arc, and if Jade taught me one thing, it's that there's no use arguing with a demon.
So, in terms of the series, SHADOWFAE is an introduction to this world and the people that live there. We meet Kane, his vampire mafioso minions, and their enemies, the dark and devious DiLuca clan. In that book, Kane comes out on top, when Jade inadvertently gets rid of his major rival for power. All is rich and ripe for the taking.
But it's in SHADOWGLASS that things really start getting interesting for Kane. A seductive new demon rival dares to challenge his control, and allies herself with the new DiLuca boss, a sinister cold-blooded shapeshifter. And a strange, ingenuous creature falls from the sky, perhaps a messenger from an ancient enemy – or perhaps something worse.
And to top it all off, pesky fairies keep pinching Kane's stuff. Oh, the indignity. Which is where the heroine comes in. Ice is a waterfae thief, obsessed with shiny things, who steals a magic mirror from Kane's pocket and learns a whole new appreciation for the saying, 'Be careful what you wish for'.
SHADOWGLASS has romance, action, suspense and chills, as well as the colour and sensuality I hope you enjoyed about SHADOWFAE. If you're a romance reader, yes, it has a happy ending – that's the beauty of having a new heroine for each book! If you're new to the series, you can jump in right here and it'll still make sense – though I hope you'll try SHADOWFAE too!
Many thanks for Doug for hosting me on SciFiGuy today. You can find out more about my books, and read a free prequel, Hellcursed, at my website.
- A copy of Shadowglass to giveaway courtesy of Erica Hayes to be drawn randomly.
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