Character Interview: Daphne from Fate Abandoned

Hi there! For those of you who aren’t familiar with me, I’m L. Danvers. I’m a YA author and have ventured into a variety of genres, from science fiction to paranormal romance.

Today, I wanted to share a character interview I did with the heroine from Fate Abandoned, a YA epic fantasy series I wrote that’s perfect for fans of books with kick-butt young women who do the saving. There’s a little something for everyone. Action. Adventure. Romance. You name it.

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Daphne is the princess of Vires, an ancient kingdom which values tradition above all else. However, our heroine is anything but traditional. Which makes things… complicated.

She also happens to be one of my favorite characters I’ve written.

Today, we’ll take a look at Daphne’s story – what made her the kick-butt princess she is before the series begins (so no worries, there won’t be any spoilers!)…

L: Let’s start with the basics, Daphne. How old are you?
Daphne: I’ll be turning eighteen next week.

L: Oh, wow! Happy early birthday. Hmm. I notice you’re not looking particularly excited about it. Why is that?
Daphne: How would you feel if your twin got to go off on a quest to prove his worthiness of the throne while you were forced to stay at the castle and choose a suitor?

L: Well, considering I am not particularly adventurous, I don’t think I would mind too much. But I can see it bothers you. I take it none of the suitors have captured your interest…
Daphne: They’re decent enough, I suppose. But I’m not interested in marrying for power. I want to marry for love.

L: That’s admirable. Did your parents marry for love?
Daphne: No, but they were fortunate. They were madly in love. But these suitors my father has chosen for me… like Sir Hartley, for instance… Let’s say that a life with any of them is not the life I want for myself.

L: Let’s talk about your early years. What’s one of your favorite memories?
Daphne: That one’s easy. When most of the castle was fast asleep, my mother would sneak me and my brother downstairs. She’d have Phillip teach me everything he’d learned in his sword-fighting lessons. I was a quick learner. I can’t say as much regarding his sewing skills.

L: Are you and Phillip close?
Daphne: I love him dearly, but we don’t always see eye to eye. He takes after our father, and I take after our mother.

L: I see. Tell me, what’s one of your greatest fears?
Daphne: Losing the people I love. Losing my mother was one of the hardest things I ever went through. I’m terrified of the thought of going through that again.

L: I imagine that must have been very hard on you and your brother. Finally, I’d like to close with a more lighthearted question. What’s one word most people would use to describe you?
Daphne: Hard-headed. Without question, hard-headed.

Princess Daphne fears her destiny is sealed… until a twist of fate changes everything.

In a mystical kingdom, a sorceress reveals a prophecy: the prince’s quest is doomed. 

The prediction makes Daphne’s blood run cold. Because after losing her mother, she can’t risk losing her brother, too. 

Not one to sit back and do nothing, the hard-headed princess takes matters into her own hands. Under the veil of night, she flees the castle, venturing on a quest of her own to save him.

She’ll do anything to bring him home alive – even if that means cutting a deal with the dangerously charming outlaw who kidnaps her. 

In their trials, the unlikely pair will have to learn to work together as they face off against beasts, brutes and bandits… 

But the biggest threat may have been lurking in the castle all along.

IN THE ANCIENT KINGDOM OF VIRES, SOME BOW TO FATE. 
OTHERS RISE…

Begin this addicting series today. Just click here.

An Early Look at Stakes and Daggers (Vampires of Crescent Cape Book 3)

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If you’re new to my blog or not already familiar with my work, I’m currently writing a YA paranormal romance series called Vampires of Crescent Cape. It’s basically like a mashup of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and The Selection.

Book 3 is coming soon, and I think it’s the best one yet! If you’re new to the series, be sure to start with Curses and Crowns. You can also snag a free copy of the origin story, Blood Heirs, by joining my Readers’ Group.

Enjoy this excerpt from my upcoming release, Stakes and Daggers.

I propped myself up on my elbows. “I mean it. The thought of eternity… it makes me sick to my stomach. How has being alive for so long not driven you into complete madness?”

Julian arched his eyebrow, giving me a devilish grin. “Who says it hasn’t?”

I swatted his arm, fully aware of how rock-solid his biceps were. “I’m being serious.”

“Why do you think I’ve never laid a finger on my siblings? Even after they locked me up. Even after years of treating me as second-best?”

I shrugged.

“The thought of being alone, utterly alone in this world, terrifies me.”

I gulped, surprised by how frankly he was speaking. 

“Why do you think we’re so fiercely protective over one another? We fight and bicker like all siblings do—more so, as our history goes back so very far—but deep down, we know we need each other. Otherwise, what’s left for any of us to live for? We’ve seen the world. We’ve had adventures. We’ve loved, and watched hundreds upon hundreds of people we’ve cared about move on into the afterlife.” He trailed his finger along my cheekbone, tickling my skin. “I’d almost forgotten just how lonely I was until you came along.”

I studied him for a moment unsure if I should ask him what was really on my mind. But being in a relationship with someone meant being vulnerable with them. Asking the hard questions. Even if it was uncomfortable. 

“What was the point of the Choosing Ceremony?” It wasn’t something we spoke about often. I knew how much guilt he felt over the whole thing. And yet, I needed to know…

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Sneak Peek: Stakes and Daggers (Vampires of Crescent Cape Book 3)

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If you’re new to my blog or not already familiar with my work, I’m currently writing a YA paranormal romance series called Vampires of Crescent Cape. It’s basically like a mashup of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and The Selection.

Book 3 is coming soon, and I think it’s the best one yet! If you’re new to the series, be sure to start with Curses and Crowns. You can also snag a free copy of the origin story, Blood Heirs, by joining my Readers’ Group.

Enjoy this excerpt from my upcoming release, Stakes and Daggers.

“What would you do if you were in my position? What if you had never even laid eyes upon your own father?”

My brother laughed. “Honestly, Grace? I’d probably thank my lucky stars I’d never met him.”

“You don’t like him?”

“No one likes him. Respect him? Sure. Fear him? Absolutely. But what can I do? If I’m going to take over leading the coven one day…”

“Oh.” I dropped my head for a second before regaining my composure. “Well, Nick. I know you don’t know, er, anything about me yet. But allow me to fill you in. After what I’ve been through, nothing scares me. I don’t back down. I fight for what I want. And I will be heard. So, whether you think Reed is going to be ticked off by me showing up isn’t really a concern of mine. I have waited my entire life for answers. And I intend to get them.”

His mouth twitched into a smirk. 

“What?” I snapped.

“You really are a Carlisle,” he said with a laugh. He craned his neck, looking past me. “Looks like the rain’s starting to let up. You can follow me to the compound if you want.”

“Thanks.”

He unclicked his seatbelt and got out of the car. He was about to walk away, but first, he ducked his head under the door frame. “Oh, and Grace?”

“Yeah?”

“Don’t say I didn’t try to warn you.”

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Book Review: Obsidian Son by Shayne Silvers

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Obsidian Son, the first book in Shayne Silvers’ Nate Temple Series, has been on my TBR List forever. Silvers is a force to be reckoned within the indie author community. I’ve learned so much from various interviews I’ve heard from him, and I had a feeling this series was going to be fantastic.

Not surprisingly, this is a crazy-fun read. It’s one of those books that grabs you right from the beginning and doesn’t let go. I’ve never read another supernatural thriller, so I don’t have anything to compare it to. All I know is that he has crafted a very believable world with lifelike characters that you’ll be rooting for.

There’s a little something for everyone in this book – action, mystery and even a bit of romance.

I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series!