by Joceline Farrah
Designed by The Killion Group
Publication date: December 18th 2014
Genres: Erotica, Paranormal,
Beneath the sun kissed skies and the glamor of South Beach, Stygians and mortals co-exist under an uneasy alliance. Governed by strict rules known as Stygian protocol, they live by one most sacred and cardinal rule: Never commingle with mortals.
Grief stricken, caseworker Jessa Belle Jones loses herself in her job, after the love of her life, Scott Dempsey disappears without a trace. When her father announces her betrothal to Abbandon, the General of the Stygian Armies, Jessa-Belle turns to Havah, the Tinseller to thwart her father’s plan by finding her own Stygian noble to marry.Wrought with vengeance, Stygian Raum Corvus, searches Miami Beach for retribution against the dark mage who took everything he’d cherished.But when destiny links Raum’s path to Jessa’s plight, will fate keep them together or will Stygian conventions rip them apart?Characters interviews
When fellow author and friend Georgia Lyn Hunter tagged me for this blog hop requesting to interview the ever elusive Raum Corvus and his new bride Jessa, the main characters of my debut novel Infernal Ice, I knew convincing Raum would be a challenge. But in the end, Jessa’s coaxing won him over.
As I waited at the Starbucks on the corner of Washington Ave and 12th Street in Miami Beach FL, Raum and Jessa walk in hand in hand. Jessa goes to the counter to order a Chai Latte as Raum strolls over.
Raum sits directly across me waiting for his wife to join us.
Raum : “Good to see you again Lyn.”
Jessa joins us.
Lyn: “So let’s get started.”
1. Raum is your character fictional or a historic person?
“I assure you, I’m very real.”
Jessa gives him an approving smile. “As am I.”
2. When and where is the story set?
Jessa: “Present day, of course.”It’s set between my hometown, Magic City Miami Beach and Sheol, Raum’s realm and our new homestead.”
3. Raum tell one thing we should know about Jessa?
Raum: “Do you mind babe?”
Jessa: “Go head sweetie.”
Raum: “Hmm… Oh! Yea, Jessa snores something terrible”
4. What is the main conflict? Raum- Jessa?
Raum: “A psychopathic Mage who almost cost me the love of my life.”
Jessa nods in agreement.
5. Raum, a personal goal in this story?
Raum’s eyes shifted to their preternatural obsidian. “Revenge.”
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Joceline Farrah is an avid reader of all of things paranormal. She draws inspiration for her stories from her own hometown magic city Miami Beach, FL. With pen to paper, she creates worlds where beings are as magical as the realms they inhabit.When she isn’t plotting new ideas for a novel or crocheting, she enjoys a good game of Chess and a nice cup of Chai tea. http://jocelinefarrah.wordpress.com/about/
Q: Where did the idea come from for the book?
A: I wondered the halls of my mind and questioned what our personal demons would look like if we make them tangible, give them a body and voice. And from there, I used Dante’s Inferno the Divine Comedy to thread the story.
Q: What genre does your book fall under?
A: Fantasy definitely. I haven’t ran into any dark elves yet. Just a few demons (lol).
Q: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
A: Idris Alba as Raum Corvus.
Zoe Saldana as Jessa Belle Jones.
Luke Goss as Rawon Malus
Q: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A: Hmm! Let see. When her father Mephistopheles announces her betrothal to Abaddon, the General of the Stygian Armies, Jessa Belle Jones looks to Tinseller to thwart her father’s plan, but she does not expect Raum Corvus, the mysterious great Earl of the Ninth Circle of Hell nor the secret that might unravel her at the seams.
Q: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
A: I hope to be represented by an agency (soon I hope, LOL). However, I will query publishing houses as well.
Q: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
A: One year.
Q:What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
A: I haven’t came across any comparable stories but if you enjoy Jory Strong’s Ghostland, Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Consort, you’ll definitely like Styx and Stones.
Q: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
A: The Magic City Miami Beach, Florida and its cultural diversity.
Q: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
A: I think it is about our personal sins and desires and the cost we are willing to pay to attain them. And off course, you throw in the mix love, lost and lots of demonic magic.
Now it’s my turn to tag and Georgia Lyn Hunter is it! She is my awesome critique partner and my springboard for all the hellish ideas I seem to always concoct. Here is the link to her page you will not be regret it. She is the author of Darkness Undone and keeper of The Empyrean Shadow Lord Series.