Monday, March 26, 2018

Blogtour: Ouroboros by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge

Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
(Circuit Fae #2)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: March 27th 2018
Genres: LGBTQ+, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult


Syl’s a princess of the fair Fae.
Her girlfriend Rouen is a princess of the dark Fae.

Mortal enemies. Girlfriends.

Relationship status: It’s Complicated

All introverted geek girl Syl Skye wants is to get close to her girlfriend. But when you can kill with a simple touch, a normal date night’s not really in the cards. As it happens, Syl is also a sleeper-princess of the fair Fae. Last year after a freak accident, her power Awakened, granting her white flame to purify the darkness.

Rouen Rivoche is that darkness—a dark Fae princess whose power to bewitch mortals is as terrifying as the violet lightning she controls. Rouen is Syl’s total opposite. Her mortal enemy.

She’s also Syl’s beloved girlfriend.

And even though they joined forces to defeat the evil Circuit Fae who harnessed the killing magic in technology to take over the school…that was so last year.

Now, Syl’s touch could mean Rouen’s death. Her increasing power is spiraling out of control, threatening to burn down everything she and Rouen have built together.

Their lives, their love, their very world...

From the author:

The research for CIRCUIT FAE took the better part of a year. I was signed by Monster House Books to write the series at the end of 2016, but we decided I’d take a “stealth” year to research and write before releasing anything. It was important to me that I pay homage to the traditional Fae while also putting a new spin on the themes and tropes.

As a third-generation daughter of Irish immigrants, I threw myself into the Irish tradition of the Fae. I was lucky to come to the writing with a good basis in knowledge from my own Glamma. In addition, I did online and library research, and I read extensively in the fairy genre. Books like Thomas the Rhymer and Bull’s War for the Oaks, and poems like Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” were extremely helpful. I also looked back at a lot of the tabletop RPGs I’d played in my younger years—Shadowrun, D&D, etc.

All that became the basis for Syl and Rouen’s world of Fair Faerie and Dark Faerie. I wanted to keep the idea of a war between the Fae. Traditionally, the “good” Fae, the Seelie, have always been at war with the “bad” Fae, the Unseelie. But I also wanted a new twist where “dark” Fae didn’t mean “dark-skinned” and “fair Fae” didn’t mean “fair-skinned.” I wanted everyone to feel like they could be part of the CIRCUIT FAE world. So I took on a more poetic interpretation of “dark” and “fair” where it was one’s thoughts and deeds that made them good or evil, and skin tone was irrelevant in that regard. It felt like a logical, necessary leap, and I did a lot of sensitivity reading to make that happen.

In addition, the introduction of the Moribund as a type of “organic” black magic that manifested itself in circuitry took me to a lot of artwork, especially H.R. Giger’s. I really loved the dark organic look and feel of a lot of his art for Aliens, and that became the visual basis for the ovo in OUROBOROS.

Author Bio:

Raised by witches and dragons in the northern wilds, GIE writes angsty urban fantasy YA romance--where girls who are mortal enemies kick butt, take names, and fall in love against all odds.
She enjoys long hikes in the woods (where better to find the fair folk?), believing in fairies (in fact, she's clapping right now), dancing with dark elves (always wear your best shoes), being a self-rescuing princess (hello, black belt!), and writing diverse books about teenage girls finding love, romance, and their own inner power.

She might be planning high tea at the Fae Court right now.

GIE is multi-published, and in her role as an editor has helped hundreds of authors make their dream of being published a reality.


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