This book has been literal years in the making, and it’s finally out in the world – and what a journey it’s been.
It all began in 2014, when, on a total whim, I wrote my first ever fanfic. I didn’t expect it to be received well, to be honest. I only used one character from the hit show, set him in an entirely different world outside of the show, and gave him a whole new love interest. I wrote the first installment, went to bed, and the next day when I remembered to check on it, I had over a hundred great reviews!
I was thrilled everyone liked the story that had captured so many waking moments in my mind, and twenty-something chapters later, I typed “The End,” and I realized I had done something I’d never done before: I wrote a book. 58,000 words, with a beginning, a middle, an end, character arcs, reveals, reversals, and a whole lot of steam and humor.
The story had over 1200 good reviews on FanFic.net and Archive of Our Own, and I realized that with some tweaking, I could easily publish it. So I pulled the story down, renamed and retooled my main character into the delightful Zephyr Jamieson, left the rest of the tale pretty much as it was, and that became EIGHT NIGHTS AT SEA.
Not long after the book was out, I started getting emails and tweets and Facebook messages asking when I was going to release Aven’s story. Readers fell in love with Rina’s twin brother and his magical heart–but i was neck-deep in THE SEEDER SAGA, so I put it on a backburner. Then I got flooded with other ideas, landed a traditional publishing contract (in YA) with a big five publisher, and poor Aven never got his chance.
Things have evened out a bit for me, time-wise, and Aven took over my thoughts and smacked me around, demanding I finally get his story told. He’d waited long enough to find Meriel–and I know you’re all going to love her.
She’s smart, she’s funny, she’s sarcastic, and she’s a badass with a set of daggers. Together, they go an an epic quest to end her curse and finally win Aven a voice.
And of course, we’ll catch up with Zephyr & Rina, as well. So climb aboard, and get ready for an adventure with SEVEN DARK TREASURES!