Cassandra Fear lives in the only state one can experience all four seasons in one day: Ohio. She has two beautiful children she spends her days with, along with two dogs she adores.
Ever since she was a kid, she knew she’d be a writer. She just didn’t know when it would happen. Breaking down, she finally bought her first laptop and never looked back. Now, she writes well into the night—while her kids are asleep—because it’s the only quiet time she can find.
· Book title: Fae Princess
· Genre: Urban Fantasy
A war fueled by hatred. A girl pushed in the middle. Humans and Fae are at war—a war Brinna Rogers wants nothing to do with. She is content living with her parents, going to school, and pretending the streets aren’t filled with fighting. Until she has no choice but to face it. On her way home one damp night, danger strikes, thrusting Brinna down a rabbit hole of change. A binding spell snaps, and she finds out she has been lied to her whole life. She isn’t a human like she thought. Instead, she is Fae, and not just any. Her name is Brinna Blackshadow and she is a Fae Princess. Within moments, she is shoved over the edge of reality, plummeting straight down until she crashes head first into the war. In order to break free, she must strike a deal with the leader of the human army—one that makes guilt rise to the forefront. Because when you strike a deal with the devil, you might pay with more than your soul. Fae Princess is the first installment of The Blackshadow Chronicles. It will appeal to fans of Sarah J Maas’s ACOTAR series and Julie Kagawa’s The Iron Fey Series.
· Publish date: November 23,2018
· Publisher: self
Author interview with Cassandra Fear:
Kasper: Hi Cassandra, welcome to the Readers Lounge. We're excited to learn more about you and your writing.
Cassandra: Thank you. Looking forward to it.
* What other writing have you done?
The sequel to Fae Princess, Fae Queen, and The Secrets of Orendor Series Books 1 and 2 are all out, along with some of my first books available on Amazon through Limitless Publishing. I have a lot more planned, though, it’s just finding the time to get them done.
* Do you have another job outside of writing?
I work as a freelance editor and book cover designer, as well.
Oh wow. That is such a cool job for an author.
* What advice would you give to someone wanting to write a book?
Just write. Don’t go over it and over it and nitpick everything until it’s written and your either write “The End” or “To be continued.” Also, never let anyone tell you that you aren’t good enough. You are. You can be. Put the work in. Find out what works for you and what doesn’t. Read a lot and learn from those authors. And write another book, and another, and another. Eventually, you will be a pro.
* How did you go about developing your cover artwork?
Most of my cover art I create myself. For Fae Princess and my self published books I have done all the covers, and for my Limitless Publishing books Deranged Doctor Design has done those covers.
Sure is a great cover. Deranged Doctors make some of the best in the business.
* How do you handle marketing on social media?
Write a good book first and foremost, and then promote it. I have a reader’s group, and use my personal page and author page to promote things also. I also have a friend that shares my books often, too.
Pride and Prejudice, anything by Karen Marie Moning, and probably any of the Sookie Stackhouse books. IT’s really hard to pick three, though. I’d probably be the one trying to like stuff books in her pants to take more haha.
* Who’s your favourite indie author and why?
Maya Daniels because her books are amazing! She is such a good storyteller and keeps me hooked the entire time.
Great tip, thank you.
* What are your writing plans for this year?
Planning to start two new series and finish off The Secrets of Orendor series. Hoping it all falls into place.
Awesome. We hope so too. You're books look wonderful.
* Do you prefer ebook or hardcopy?
Ebook first, but if I love the book I’ll buy the hardcopy as well.
* Are there any writing styles or genres you dislike?
I’m not a huge fan of first person present tense. There are exceptions to this rule for me, but most of the time I’m not a fan. And I also don’t like a lot of Science Fiction.
* What’s your experience of the Fantasy Sci-Fi Readers’ Lounge?
It’s a pleasant, helpful environment for authors and for readers.
Great to hear.
Number one thing to do on your bucket list: See the English Countryside.
Kasper; Thanks Cassandra. I do hope all those dreams come through for you. Especially the X ray vision LOL. It's been a lot of fun picking your brain today. Thanks for sharing with us.
Cassandra: My pleasure.
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