HELLO FRIENDS, I AM HERE WITH A PROMO POST AND INTERVIEW THAT I THINK YOU WILL LOVE! THE SIDHE, BY CHARLOTTE ASHE IS GONNA BE A GREAT ONE, I HAVE THE BOOK INFO, COVER, AN EXCERPT, AUTHOR BIO AND LINKS, A INTERVIEW, AND EVEN TOUR INFO AND A GIVEAWAY, ENJOY FRIENDS!
NOW FOR SOME BOOK INFO:
Author Name: Charlotte Ashe
Book Name: The Heart of All Words, Book One: The Sidhe
Release Date: July 21, 2015
Since his childhood, Brieden Lethiscir has admired The Sidhe, the beautiful and magical beings native to the Faerie world outside his homeland of Villalu. Though he grew up in a culture accepting of Sidhe enslavement by Villalu’s elite, Brieden finds that he can no longer tolerate the practice when he becomes a steward to Prince Dronyen, who is viciously abusive of his sidhe slave Sehrys. Captivated by the handsome and mysterious sidhe slave, Brieden vows to free and return Sehrys to his homeland.
As they escape the capital and navigate a treacherous path to the border, Breiden and Sehrys grow close. Breiden soon learns both the true power of The Sidhe, and that the world that he thought he knew is not what it once seemed. If they survive to reach the border, he will have to make a choice: the love of his life, or the fate of his world.
Pages or Words: 442 pages
Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance
SOUNDS EXCELLENT RIGHT? HERE IS AN EXCERPT , WAIT TILL YOU READ THIS!
The sidhe was tall, supple and lithe, as all sidhe tended to be, with milk-pale skin that glowed like moonlight over lean, taut muscles. Like all the others before him, he was naked, giving potential buyers a full picture of what they were bidding on.
And he was extraordinary, head to toe.
His chin-length hair was violet-red and it gleamed in the afternoon sun. His lips were pink and delicate with a pronounced bow, his nose had a narrow, smooth slope and his eyes...
It wasn't that they were the most incredible color imaginable: a storm of deep, contrasting, impossible greens unlike any Brieden had ever seen. And it wasn't that they were large and almond- shaped beneath a fan of plum-colored lashes.
It was that they were full to the brim with life.
Never before had Brieden seen a sidhe slave with such lively and expressive eyes, even as he stood for auction. Those eyes were not dull or defeated in the slightest. Wary, yes, and utterly devoid of trust, but also blazing.
Blazing like the eyes of that sidhe Brieden had seen at the riverbank when he was twelve years old— the only free sidhe Brieden had ever had the chance to behold.
The elf stood on that platform as if he owned it. As if he were judging every human man before him, and not the other way around.
He tucked a lock of hair behind a delicately pointed elfin ear, then jutted his chin to reveal a chiseled jaw that contrasted beautifully against his tender features.
And though he knew it was insane, Brieden was quite sure that he was in love.
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NOW FOR AN AUTHOR BIO AND SOCIAL LINKS, FOLLOWED BY A Q & A WITH CHARLOTTE; ENJOY FRIENDS:
Charlotte Ashe is a social worker by day and a writer of romantic fantasy by night. A long-time fan of speculative fiction that skews feminist and features LGBTQ characters, Charlotte loves writing stories that are sexy, heartfelt, and full of magic and adventure. She has put her B.A. in literature and creative writing to use over the years as a writer of online fan-based fiction, and her most popular work has drawn more than one million readers worldwide, been translated into several languages, and been featured in online publications including The Backlot.
Charlotte lives in Portland, Maine and can be found sleeping at the beach all summer and clomping along the cobblestones in her Bean boots all winter, writing fairytales in her head to distract from the cold.
Where to find the author:
Goodreads Link: goodreads.com/user/show/32040943-charlotte-ashe#_=_
Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Artist: Sarah Sanderson
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Charlotte Ashe, author of The Sidhe, the first book in The Heart of All Worlds trilogy.
Hi Charlotte, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your book.
Thank you for having me! I am a social worker in Portland, Maine , and The Sidhe is my first novel. I majored in creative writing and literature way back in college, but it took me some time to find my way back to writing. I am so excited to finally write the books I’ve always wanted to write, combining elements of fantasy and romance with a focus on LGBTQ characters.
First let me say, you have a very important job, and I commend you for it! Congrats on getting to now write the books you always wanted! Here are a couple of questions Charlotte, let's get to it:
1) What is your least favorite part of the publishing/writing process?
Those last rounds of copy-editing and proofreading are pretty brutal. I know it’s important and helps me end up with a better quality piece of work, but at that point it can be difficult to see my book as anything other than a terrifying pile of mistakes.
Bec- I hear that a lot from authors, and I have to agree that would be pretty hard!
2) As an author, is there one subject you would never write about? What would it be?
There’s probably more than one if I really think about it, but one thing I don’t think I could ever do is write a book about homeless teens in modern America. I’ve been working with homeless teens for many years, and whenever someone suggests I use my experience for writing, I cringe. It feels too close to the bone, and also not my story to tell at all. I certainly don’t see anything wrong with mining one’s personal and work life for writing material, but fictionalizing the teen homeless experience would feel too much like betrayal. I just couldn’t do it.
Bec- Wow, this is the perfect answer to this question, and I so agree with you, I think it would feel a little close to home for me too!
3) When did you first realize you wanted to write?
I was so young I honestly don’t even remember. I loved writing as soon as I learned how, and I believe I was about eight years old when I decided I wanted to be a writer when I grew up.
Bec- Sounds like writing was and is an escape for you like reading is for me, it is very important to have an escape from the pressures of everyday life! :)
4) How long did it take to write your book?
That’s hard to say--I originally posted a story online in 2011 that later evolved into the novel that The Sidhe is today. I wrote the original online draft pretty quickly--it took just about 2 months from beginning to end. In 2014 I signed with Interlude Press, and it took me about six months to turn the story into a manuscript from there.
Bec- Nice, I love that you were so invested in the story that you wanted to turn into a novel!
5) For Fun: Where is one place you’d like to visit you haven’t been before?
Iceland. I’ve always been incredibly intrigued by Iceland. It seems so gorgeous, quirky and unique.
Bec- Ahh great choice, Finland is the sum total of my bucket list! Thanks Charlotte, this has been an insightful and delightful interview! Come back anytime!
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