Nathan Grier returns from the Veil a changed man. The consequences of his time with Malak, the dark sidhe king, and the deal made to free him may be more than he can bear. The weakening of the Veil and new enemies foretell of a greater battle still ahead. With Nathan’s brother Jim now an Awakened changeling, and Nathan’s role in Malak’s plans finally revealed, Nathan’s love for fae hunter and incubus, Sasha Kelly, may not be enough to save him after all.
Targeted Age Group:: 18-45
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was first inspired by this web comic about a teenage boy with an incubus imaginary friend. I couldn’t get my own idea out of me at the time, though, and let it sit. Then one day, while watching an episode of the television show Supernatural, the idea for my incubus character, Sasha Kelly, completely different from anything like the web comic, just…came to me, fully formed. The rest of the story fell into place with my love of fae lore and male relationships.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
I sort of covered Sasha above, and I won’t deny that Nathan and Jim were heavily inspired by Dean and Sam Winchester, though I take them in a very different direction with different quirks, traits, and looks than their inspirations by far – my boys are black Irish twins – but I think the most exciting is my villain, Malak. He, as I default to saying is actually a they, both male and female, patterned after my own personal ideal self and male counterpart anti-self. He is and is not the Devil, and I thought the idea of being both genders, represented as a sort of combined ying yang being was the best way to accomplish this character, and I could not love Malak more.
“Your scope is so small, Nathan.” Malak shook her head in disappointment, a hand snaking down Nathan’s chest. “You think you know something of the bigger picture, but you always count yourself out, or give yourself such a small role to play. Jim is merely an important aspect to the grand scheme. Don’t you understand yet? You’re the prize, not a consolation.”
The pressure increased, making Nathan’s breaths come short and gasping as he grew less and less able to struggle. “What are you talking about? Jim…he’s the one with the powers. He’s the changeling.”
“Ah, yes, the chosen changeling to bring down the Veil,” Malak said mockingly, chuckling to herself. “I couldn’t be certain when the right children would be born, you see, I only knew that one of them would be a changeling. Why do you think we take every changeling into the Veil, Nathan? I had to be certain when I found my prize. But the key to knowing Jim was the one…was you. When I found you, when you made that deal to bring your brother home, you stood out like a beacon and I knew it was finally time.”
A shock jolted through Nathan’s body, but it didn’t make sense. Why did he matter? There was nothing special about him.
“There you go again, Nathan, counting yourself so unworthy,” Malak said like a reprimand, as she allowed her straying hand to touch the bare skin on Nathan’s belly where his shirt had hitched up. “It was always going to be you, Nathan. I was waiting for you. It had to be a worthy match, a worthy pair, for everything to fall into place. How fitting for it to be brothers. I couldn’t have planned it more perfectly.”
Nathan didn’t want to hear this, all this preordained, you did everything just like we wanted bullshit. He was in control of his own life. That’s why he left. “But why? What is it about me that is so damn important? Jim—”
“Jim has the powers,” Malak sighed, “yes. As an Awakened changeling, he can control sidhe and humans alike and is immune to most ways either side might try to kill him. The perfect General to be at our right hand. But not a king. To have true power…you have to choose it for yourself.”
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