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Originally, Kiss of The Fey was called Woman of Fire, Man of Ice. Why? Because I didn’t have any better ideas. Xenos was literally made of ice and Johara had a fiery passion. It all fit, right? However, I decided that the title didn’t really work with the book. It was too cliché, I felt, and it just didn’t convey the message that I wanted to get across. It was just a bit too literal and silly.
After tons of different titles were scribbled down and rejected, I decided on Kiss of The Fey. There are a few reason, all of them fairly obvious once you think about it.
- The literal kiss. Xenos kisses Johara, which wakes her up. However, Xenos isn’t a fairy. He’s not magical. Why is his kiss in the title? Well, if you look up the word “fey”, the Scottish definition is “marked by a foreboding of death or calamity.” That fits very nicely, doesn’t it?
- The figurative kiss. Going with what people typically assume when they hear “fey,” the fairy Kasmira “kissed” both Johara and Xenos with her magic. Without it, we wouldn’t have had much of a story, so it’s a pretty important part.
It’s not a very exciting explanation, nothing secretive that involves spies or explosions, but there you go. The meaning behind the title.
Alright, Amazon has made things a little more complicated for posting reviews on books you didn’t purchase. To post a review, you have to use this link http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews?ie=UTF8&action=preview if you haven’t bought a copy. You can mention that you got a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review or just go ahead with your review, whichever. I had a friend who couldn’t find any link other than the “Post a Customer” review link on the book’s page that wouldn’t let her review it since I had given her a free copy, but there might be somewhere else on the actual page to review it that I’m just missing.
Anyways, I’m still giving out free copies of my book to those of you who will review it on Amazon/Goodreads/their blog, so just fill this out if you’d like a copy!
As soon as I figure out Smashwords and get Amazon to cooperate, I shall be back to posting normal blog posts. Until then~
I finished editing Kiss of The Fey and then stayed up until 4 in the morning to format the interior of the book (as well as the spine) to submit the files to Createspace for review. This morning I ordered the proof copy. I should have it in a week or two!
I don’t really know what to do with my life now. Between now and September 1st will be marketing, I guess. After the frantic editing and writing and overall obsession over Kiss of The Fey, I feel a little lost now that it doesn’t need more work. I’ll probably return to working on A Game of Madness.
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…. in 2-10 years. I admit, I don’t have a fiancé. I don’t have a plan. However, I found this and I love it so much that I want to plan a wedding around it. I want a fairy tale wedding anyways, with fairy lights and little mason jar lanterns as the center pieces, so this would just be perfect. I would use that color blue for the bridesmaids dresses and everything would be fabulous.
I’m sorry for this post of nonsense, but I wanted to share that beautiful piece. I’m not saying that I’m going to spend the next hour on Etsy looking at wedding stuff rather than writing/editing, but…
Very exciting news. At least, it’s exciting if you’re me. I finally reworked the curse in Kiss of the Fey and got it to a point where I like it. It might undergo a few minor revisions between now and when I’ve finally finished editing the novel, but for now I am happy with it.
Babe who’s not yet seen the world
Babe who’s not yet boy or girl
Ice will flow throughout your veins
I’ll make your parents feel my pain
You’ll kill your parents in my place
And until then I’ll keep you safe
But unless with warmth your heart does beat
On your thirty-first birthday it shall cease
So that’s that. Onward to more editing… and writing… and school work… and becoming a pokemon master…