The Exiled Otherkin
by D. Lieber
GENRE: Fantasy Romance
Exiled from Faerie when her father dies, half-Fae Ember is surprised by how much the human realm has changed since she was there last. She takes a dangerous job on a merchant airship, hoping a life on the move will keep her well-hidden. Sure, she misses her brother, but years of apathy have numbed her emotions.
When the optimistic and naïve Reilley follows her, it’s annoying to say the least. But when she starts feeling responsible for him, long-stifled emotions crack the ice around her heart.
Faeries, pirates, and traveling players meet in this steampunk fantasy adventure as Ember tries to cope with feelings long forgotten and a past that pursues her.
Clutching my new tambourine, I walked to a clearing to have more room to dance. Reilley grabbed the drum and started a beat. Like before, I moved to the rhythm. This time, my red skirt danced with me, and I shook my tambourine appropriately. We discovered that as long as I let Reilley choose the pace, we could improvise an entertaining performance.
We fed on each other’s energy and ended at a natural breaking point, exchanging smiles as the last beat echoed off the trees.
“You’re enchanting,” Reilley complimented smoothly.
“I’m only expressing your music and following your lead.”
He flushed with pleasure at the high praise.
“Could you do me a favor?” I asked him.
“Would you unplait my hair? It should be dry by now.”
His eyes gleamed like I’d given him a gift, and I turned my back to him. With long, deft fingers, he gently unbraided my hair. Undone, he ran his hands through the soft waves to separate them. I shivered.
“Thank you,” I whispered.
As his hands gently stroked the dark locks, I became aware that we were very alone. We’d been alone before, but this time was different. An air of anticipation settled between us. His hands stilled. Neither of us knew what should happen next, and the pressure quickly became uncomfortable.
Interview with the Author:
- How long have you been writing?
I wrote poetry and short stories for a good fifteen years before I tried writing novels.
2. How long have you been a published author?
My first novel, Conjuring Zephyr, was published in 2016. Although I work as a writer in my day job, so I have had plenty of articles published.
3. What titles do you have available?
My fantasy romance, Conjuring Zephyr, is available as is my new release, The Exiled Otherkin, a steampunk adventure fantasy romance. Both are available on Amazon, the Barnes and Noble website, and through my publisher’s website (Black Rose Writing).
4. What made you choose the subject of this book?
I got into steampunk a few years ago, and I really wanted to try my hand at writing a steampunk story. Adding faeries just sort of happened. Usually, a character or situation presents itself to me, and I choose to write it because I want to know where the story goes.
5. Do you have any new titles coming soon?
The Exiled Otherkin was just released earlier November 2, 2017.
6. What is your favourite genre and why?
Fantasy romance. It has love and magic, and everything you need in life!
7. What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?
The most exciting part is writing without knowing exactly what’s going to happen. I love being surprised by my characters.
8. If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?
Hmmm I admire so many authors. But I fear if I chose someone I really admire, then I wouldn’t feel on equal footing. I love working with other authors. In fact, I wrote a scene with a paranormal romance author, Linda G. Hill, where our protagonists meet (https://www.dlieber.com/single-post/2017/10/31/Special-Treat-no-tricks). It was great fun. I am also working with a few other authors on a short story anthology.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
D. writes stories she wants to read. Her love of the worlds of fiction led her to earn a Bachelor’s in English from Wright State University.
When she isn’t reading or writing, she’s probably hiking, crafting, watching anime, Korean television, Bollywood, or old movies. She may also be getting her geek on while planning her next steampunk cosplay with friends.
She lives in Wisconsin with her husband (John), retired guide dog (Samwise), and cat (Yin).
Book Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM2fewELAj0
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-exiled-otherkin-d-lieber/1127108556
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