Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
(Circuit Fae #1)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: September 12th 2017
Genres: LGBTQ+, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Dark Fae. Romance. Evil Plots. High school. Our heroines could be in for the greatest adventure ever.
If only they could decide whether to kill or kiss each other.
High school sophomore Syl Skye is an ordinary girl. At least, she’s trying to be. School photographer and all-around geek, she introverts hard and keeps her crush on sexy-hot glam-Goth alt-rock star Euphoria on the down-low. But when a freak accident Awakens her slumbering power, Syl is forced to accept a destiny she never wanted—as the last sleeper-princess of the fair Fae.
Suddenly hunted by the dark Fae, Syl’s pretty sure things can’t get any worse. Until she discovers her secret crush, Euphoria, is really a dark Circuit Fae able to harness the killing magic in technology. Even worse, she’s been sent to destroy Syl.
With mean girls and magic and dark Fae trying to kill her, it’ll take more than just “clap if you believe in fairies” to save Syl’s bacon—not to mention, her heart.
Perfect for readers of romance, urban fantasy, fairy stories and LGBT.
1. Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?
Moribund has two main characters, Syl Skye and Rouen Rivoche, but I’ll choose Syl since I think a lot of readers relate to her.
Aside from being a sleeper-princess of the fair Fae and the Summer Court (whose powers have not yet manifested), Syl’s main strength is that she sees the good in people—and she fights to bring that good out of them. She sees that Rouen is good despite her seemingly evil actions, and it’s Syl fighting for Rouen—and their angsty love—that sets them on the path to victory over the dark Circuit Fae and their black-magic circuitry.
But you want to know about cool powers, right? Okay. Syl’s power comes from the Summer Court. She can summon sunfire in the form of white flames that purify the dark Circuit Fae magic. This is what complicates her relationship with Rouen—because Syl’s power is deadly to dark Fae like Rouen.
2. What are you working on at the minute?
I have a lot of irons in the fire. I’m currently working on the final draft of Ouroboros, the sequel to Moribund. Also, I’m halfway through drafting the third book in the Circuit Fae series, Inimical. Also, also, I’ve been sketching out my new series, which I hope to reveal soon!
3. A day in the life of you....
I have a confession: I used to be a night owl. But my girl is a teacher and gets up at the butt-crack of dawn, and I love keeping the same schedule as her, so…now I am a morning person. I shuggle out of bed at 7am and I’m in my writing chair (with much-needed tea) by 8am. From that time to about noonish, I’m writing. After that, I work on editing projects for my publishers. Since I have a terminal degree in English Lit, on Mondays and Tuesdays, I tutor English students online.
I usually break for a brief power-nap (with kitties), then it’s a work-out, dinner with my girl, more work, and finally relaxing with a book or a few TV shows before bed.
4. What are you currently reading?
I usually have a few books I’m reading at any given time. Right now, I’m working through the iBooks enhanced version of Clash of Kings, Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Wings and Ruin, Goblin Market and Other Poems by Christina Rossetti, and the rulebook for the old West End Games Star Wars: the RPG
5. Introduce us to an author you love, but we might not know.
I’m a huge fan of Sabaa Tahir, whose An Ember in the Ashes series is a current favorite of mine. Lush world-building, engaging characters, and a mythology rich with middle eastern influences combine in an angsty, emotional, fast-paced adventure. It may be a little grim and dark for younger readers. P.S., Team Helene, all the way!
Raised by witches and dragons in the northern wilds, GIE writes angsty urban fantasy YA romance--where girls who are mortal enemies kick butt, take names, and fall in love against all odds.
She enjoys long hikes in the woods (where better to find the fair folk?), believing in fairies (in fact, she's clapping right now), dancing with dark elves (always wear your best shoes), being a self-rescuing princess (hello, black belt!), and writing diverse books about teenage girls finding love, romance, and their own inner power.
She might be planning high tea at the Fae Court right now.
GIE is multi-published, and in her role as an editor has helped hundreds of authors make their dream of being published a reality.