Thursday, March 19, 2015

Guest Post: The Exile by CT Adams

The Exile by CT Adams
The Fae Series, Book 1
Genre:  Adult Paranormal Fantasy

Description (taken from Goodreads):
Brianna Hai runs an occult shop that sells useless trinkets to tourists—and real magic supplies to witches and warlocks. The magical painting that hangs in Brianna's apartment is the last portal between the fae and human worlds.

A shocking magical assault on her home reveals to Brianna that her father, High King Liu of the Fae, is under attack. With the help of her gargoyle, Pug, her friend David, and Angelo, a police detective who doesn't believe in magic, Brianna recovers what was stolen from her and becomes an unwilling potential heir to the throne.

A suspenseful urban fantasy with a hint of romance, The Exile is the first solo novel by C. T. Adams, who is half of USA Today bestselling author Cat Adams. Like the Cat Adams Blood Singer novels, The Exile is set in a world where magic is real and contains Adams's trademark blend of suspense, action, humor, and strongly emotional writing.

Q:  How did you come up with the idea to write this book?

A:  Honestly, I don’t know. It’s odd. Sometimes you have a single thing that triggers a character, a story, or a series. I can absolutely tell you the story of how I ‘found’ Celia Graves and the whole Blood Singer series. It was a specific event. I saw a picture and BAM. There the world was, fully formed, along with the main characters in it.

But every once in a while an idea just sort of seeps into my consciousness, and when I recognize it, it’s as if it was always there, just waiting to be written. I’ve read lots of fantasy and lots of urban fantasy. In my mind the distinction has always been a little blurry. I loved Barbara Hambly’s Darwath series, and it was one of the very first I found that combined people from our reality with a fantasy world (well, that and the C.S. Lewis children’s books). I’ve loved many books that embraced the Fae, and the mythology of the Sidhe. But I always wanted them to be just a little . . . more . . . me.

Eventually the time was ripe, the idea was there, the characters, world ready. And I wrote THE EXILE, the first book in this series. And I’m very excited because I know where I want the next two books to go—and I hope the readers will be willing to follow me there.

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