The Raven Coven
Kesta had left her heart across the sea. They were at peace, her people saved from slavery, and yet… her soul was uneasy.
Chem lies in chaos, its people suffering as a result of the death of the ruling sorcerers. Refugees flee the cursed Borrows, begging for help from those they had made their enemy. A Queen unknowingly makes a dark, deadly pact, and new powers rise to fill the seats left empty by the Dunham necromancers.
US – https://www.amazon.com/Raven-Coven-Fire-Walker-Book-ebook/dp/B07Q4K623S
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Raven-Coven-Fire-Walker-Book-ebook/dp/B07Q4K623S
Author Bio –
I presently live in the stunning county of Dorset where I’m a cat slave to Wolfe and Piglitt. I spend as much time as I can outside in nature and love exploring and learning about new cultures and languages. I’ve visited Greece, Serbia, Transylvania, Sicily and Norway as well as making several road trips around our beautiful United Kingdom. I paint, sculpt, dabble in photography and do a little archery but most of all – whenever I get a chance – I write.My writing started from a very young age when I often found myself being the one taking charge of and entertaining all my younger cousins. They loved to hear my stories and although they mostly called for ghost stories it was fantasy I fell in love with when I read The Lord of the Rings when I was ten. I went on to write stories and short ‘books’ for my friends through school and college; then one evening whilst I was waiting for my aunt and uncle to visit an image came to my mind of a boy sitting beneath a bridge. I didn’t know who he was or why he was there, but from exploring those questions ‘The Wind’s Children’ trilogy blossomed and grew with roots going back into his far history as well as stretching out to his future. The boy’s name was Tobias.
I have since left Tobias’s world of ‘Naris’ to explore the Valley with Feather in the ‘Hall of Pillars’ which is now available through Amazon. I am now presently finding my way through Elden, the beautiful Fulmer islands, the ravaged Borrows and haunted Chem with Kesta Silene; a shamaness of sorts with a big journey ahead of her. I hope you come along to share her story and join her adventure; she needs you and you won’t regret it.
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1. If you could write a fan-fiction on anyone else’s work what would it be?
This is where I make a confession. I did actually write two stories for Star Trek the next Generation, although I never considered publishing or even letting anyone else read it. If I could I’d write more books for Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, I was devastated when he died. I don’t think anyone else but him could do his world and characters justice though.
2. If you could choose one actor to play the role of one of your characters who would it be and why?
I would love for Turkish actor Onur Tuna to play Jorrun. He has striking eyes and a formidable presence. He is very good at playing complex characters and his fight scenes in Filinta are fun to watch.
3. If you could choose one person to read on an audible book who would it be and why?
If he was still alive, I’d be tempted to say the artist Bob Ross, he has such a soothing voice but also used to be a drill sergeant so I imagine he’d have tackled the scarier parts and action in the book well. Otherwise, yep, sorry, but who doesn’t want Morgan Freeman? Sorry!
4. Where do you generally write your novels?
Anywhere I can! I’m a shift worker and work long hours so I have to fit in my writing any chance I get. I use my phone, my ipad, my laptop or scraps of paper. My favourite place to write is in my back garden when it’s warm enough.
5. Who is generally the target audiences for your books?
I don’t write with a particular audience in mind, the story happens and I consider the audience afterwards. I don’t write for children as I love writing lots of battles and action, and in those inevitably people die. Some of my books (in particular the Fire-Walker series) also touch on some sensitive subjects. Obviously, the main target will be those who love fantasy, but there are people who don’t normally go near that genre who absolutely loved The Raven Tower.
6. How do you handle a bad review?
It’s no good taking it personally, not everyone is going to like my work. Of course, it stings, I pour so much of my heart and soul, and time into it. A negative review that contains constructive feedback is actually very helpful. Someone giving a low star rating with no reason why on the other hand can be frustrating. It’s so fascinating how people see the same piece of writing in a completely different way.
7. How do you handle a very good review?
Okay, I admit it, there are tears. I feel so touched and overwhelmed when someone loves it enough to tell the world. Writing can be quite a lonely journey as it’s something you do on your own, but when you have readers, that’s when your writing really comes to life and it’s fabulous to the be able to share that journey.
8. Have you ever decided to make someone into a villain in your book because of something they did to annoy you?
Ha ha, I joke that I do, but actually no, all of my characters are completely fictional.
9. Have you ever taken something that has happened in your life whether it be good or bad and used that as the plot of a novel you have wrote?
No, not so far but I have a long list of books I want to write and one has close links to events in my life.
10. If you could rank your books on what you think people should read first, what would it be?
That would actually depend on what type of book they’re looking for and how much time they have to read. My trilogy, The Wind’s Children, is a traditional epic fantasy that’s very heavy on world building with dragons and elves. Hall of Pillars is a lighter tale set in the fairy realm and can be read as a standalone. (Sequel coming hopefully early 2020) The Fire-Walker series is my most powerful writing I think, again epic and very strong on world building.
11. Do you feel that your characters speak to you when you come up with a really good or interesting character?
I haven’t got to a point where I’m actually having conversations with them… yet. But yes, absolutely. It isn’t unusual for my characters to completely take over and do their own thing. They become very real to me and I go through all the emotions they do as I write. I hate it when my characters get emotionally involved, I don’t like writing romance!