Rites of Heirdron
I am dedicating this post to an upcoming release. The Science Fantasy Romance novel Rites of Heirdron is a love of mine that was almost derailed. This duology was inspired by another novella series that I was co-authoring. It was not the content or development of that series that I was assisting to create; it was the lack of that development. It was frustrating.
I took that spark of inspiration and created an entire universe and a unique cast of characters that I immediately fell in love with. In the beginning, it was a story just for me. I enjoyed the subtle nuances and breathing life into my character creations. However, the more I shared with others, the more I was prompted to publish. It was not unlike my first novel, The Rise of Nazil.
Just as with all of my writing, I have characters illustrated or purchase stock photos that resemble how I imagine them. It was the same with Rites. My great friend, Julie Nicholls convinced me to move beyond just that image and create something more. As I designed the poster (or told her my thoughts and left the designing to her expertise), the characters came more alive. Once she asked to feature her illustration of my poster in her fantasy magazine, the surreal was no longer that. That is when Rites of Heirdron truly existed as more than just a story for me; I desired to share it with everyone.
Although there have been many obstacles and unforeseen complications, Rites of Heirdron will release in 2017. That is an exciting proclamation for me, and even more so with the completion of Rites of Heirdron II (which I will be placing in the hands of my editor, Morgan Smith, soon). The duology will be available in 2017, and I could not be happier.
Please enjoy a sneak peek of Rites of Heirdron. The Prelude and first two chapters are posted HERE for your reading pleasure.