Today, I have the authors of The Forsaken Series here to talk a bit about themselves and their books. Elise Whyles wrote the first book, Forsaken Heart, and Ciara Lake wrote the second book, Curse of the Dragon's Claim. The first book will be released in April 2012. Here is the series overview:
Among us walk immortal beings – cursed to hide within the shadows they live along side us as they have for centuries. Using, feeding, living off the mortals so reviled for their weakness – yet there are some who will be awakened and immortality will be given.Please welcome Elise Whyles and Ciara Lake:
Now, an ancient evil stirs – rising to threaten not only the Immortal Realms but the mortal world. A cursed vampire General stirs, plotting his revenge on those who have forsaken him…but he’s forgotten about the innocent, who like him have been punished.
There are those who are Forsaken.
It could be anyone among us…
Elise Whyles: Thank you for opening your blog, it’s nice to be able to come by and chat about writing, our series, and life in general.
I’ve been writing for years, it’s always been such a large part of me. If I’m not writing I’m usually reading – and thus opening my mind to inspiration. The industry is as fluid as a raging river, which is good because it allows authors like me a chance to play in genres and ideas outside of the box.
I’m currently writing with another author, Ciara Lake, on the Forsaken Series. This is a near and dear project because it combines our love of world building with our love of writing a sexy, hot romance guaranteed to make you want to turn the pages. When we started on the journey to do this series we spent weeks brainstorming what species we’d use, how long the books would be, even the details on word count and heat were discussed…one thing we didn’t discuss but probably should have is the size of the series.
It was born of an idea and we’d anticipated four books maybe six – just goes to show what anticipation can do. Now we’re working on more ideas and hoping to really build it into something much larger and something readers are going to be hooked on.
We often talk about goals, aspirations, and inspirations for the series and one of the things coming up more and more often is the dream to have the entire series made into a mini-series or movie. Frankly, we’d love to see the dream bear fruit, but it may not – it's about who you know, not what.
What’s next? For me, I’ll be working on a few romances featuring some sexy heroes and even sexier heroes.
Ciara Lake: Hello and thank you for having me on your blog. Elise gave such a good introduction to our Forsaken series. I am very excited to work on this fantasy world with her. I love to create worlds of sci fi and fantasy. I met Elise through another publisher and we hit it off. We talked about the industry and our dreams. We started to brainstorm about the Forsaken series and everything came together.
I love coming home each night and writing after a stressful day at work. These fantasy worlds are a great escape and I hope our readers find them as equally entertaining as we do.