Published: February 11th, 2015
Some things are destined to end in death. After the first attempt on her life Maurin wasn’t scared. Hell, she was almost flattered. But someone put a price on her head and things are getting complicated. Trouble is brewing in the fae courts and it’s spilling over into Salem. The UnSeelie Dark Guard have answered the call for her head on a platter and people closest to her are disappearing.
Can Maurin master court politics and find her missing men before someone claims the bounty on her head?
"Ill Fated was like nothing I had read before and that is a huge compliment. [...] Ill Fated is twisty an turny to keep it interesting. It has steady action and builds up quite nicely. The emotions are displayed so well on the pages It is easy to feel them. I recommend this book for paranormal lovers. It is a unique romantic treat." - Goodreads, Book Quarry
From myth and folklore to fantasy stories
I love this topic. So much in fact that at HallowRead, the book convention I started three years ago this panel topic has made the cut every year.
I think as authors we all pull from our first exposure to myths and legends. I can remember being fascinated with Greek mythology when we covered it in school and then again by Norse mythology in high school when we read Beowolf. Who isn’t inspired by trial and tribulations of men against Gods or the nefarious and naughty practices of Gods medaling in the daily lives of man?
I have a resource book that I refer to often as a source of inspiration- my encyclopedia of mythical beasts and monsters. One of my favorite parts is that you get a snippet not just of the creature but of its national origin. Of the culture.I love the similarities, whether in India or the Americas you can find similarities in the myths and monsters from all nationalities. We all have a history of using creatures in our historical lessons as symbols for the darker side of man.
I’ve always peppered my stories with mythical creatures. From the triad of sisters known as the Morrigna in my first novel found in Celtic mythology to the Djinn in Witch Hunt found even in biblical texts some of our scariest creatures have been around as long as man could imagine them.
Mythology is a subject matter that can cross all genres, from the epic Arthurian legends to Romance, Urban Fantasy, Sci Fi, Horror. The lessons and creatures found in mythology from all over the world is still relevant subject matter today!
I was born and raised in the Baltimore Metropolitan area but my family is originally from Rhode Island. I spent summers in New England with my grandparents, which probably sparked my fascination with Salem, MA. I started writing fictional stories and poems in middle school. In fact I had notebooks and notebooks full of incomplete stories and poems. One of which I managed to hold on to and is safely stashed in a box under my bed.
When I was in seventh grade I entered a poetry contest in the back of an Archie comic and won, after that I was hooked on writing after that. Amazingly it took almost two decades to find a voice for my snarky, ass kicking heroine Maurin Kincaide and complete my first length novel.
Meeting the love of your life and raising three amazing children together must have caused a rift in time because I still can't believe it's gone by so quickly. I'm fortunate to have a loving and supportive family who don't mind sharing me with all the other people in my head.