I am currently editing the first draft of this story which is set before Red Desert Rain.
Cursed from birth, in her adulthood Catrin mutates into a hybrid – a creature part animal, part human and shunned by society. She joins the military in an attempt to control her new power but she only makes enemies who mean to kill her. Eardesha is plagued by undead demons and Catrin makes it her purpose to track their origin and find the true purpose of her curse.
I am currently editing this novel and an extract will appear in the near future.
Some questions on God Slayer;
Where did the idea come from for the book?
It all started with the character which began as a superhero style character in my teenaged imagination. She grew into something way beyond that and her backstory was so awesome I couldn’t NOT write it down. Another part of the story was inspired by, I think it might have been something from one of Holly Lisle’s courses, which was simply “hunting demons by sense of smell.” Intrigued yet?
What genre does your book fall under?
YA high/heroic Fantasy
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I’m not sure about the main character, but I have a military commander who I thought would be well played by Hugh Jackman.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Mutated into a hybrid, Catrin hunts undead demons that plague Eardesha and attempts to uncover the truth about her curse.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I self-published my first novel, Earth Angel, and I’ll be doing the same for this.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I wrote it in 5 months, in the summer in between my undergrad degree and master’s degree.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
It’s a bit darker than Earth Angel. I would compare it to Karen Miller’s Empress but more for YA and with good guys.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
The main character. She’s a strong woman facing numerous hardships and doing her best to do the right thing. She led me into her life and her story was so compelling to me it would be a travesty not to record it. The story also involves the struggle between two different races where I’ve been inspired by the history of black culture and women in the middle east.