Lunar Court by Aileen Erin (Alpha Girl #8) ***Spotlight -- Interview with the Author. Find out what Aileen Erin will be working on next -- Giveaway***
(Alpha Girl #8)
Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Publication date: June 11th 2019
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
From USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Erin
Chris is the guy Cosette always wanted.
Fun. Funny. Lighthearted and sweet. Chris always manages to find beauty and laughter, even when fighting a chapel full of demons. He’s exactly what she needs. Except he’s a werewolf and she’s a member of the Lunar Court — the only fey court that holds sway over the werewolves. Even on his best day, Chris isn’t strong enough to last a few hours in the Lunar Court without becoming a slave. No matter how much Cosette’s heart wants him, she knows she has to let him go.
But when Chris goes missing, Cosette realizes how much she has to lose if the worst happens. Except her mother — the Queen of the Lunar Court — won’t let her go after Chris. Being forced to stay at court is dangerous for
Cosette. Assassins keep coming after her, and unless she accepts a mate, it’s only a matter of time before one of them kills her.
Cosette is the girl Chris has always dreamed of.
Chris sees through the tough facade to the girl exhausted from a lifetime of fighting off assassins and court politics. She needs a true friend, someone who she can be herself around, and craves solitude. The same solitude that Chris craves. But he knows he’ll never be enough to survive in her world. So, when Eli — a mysterious archon — requests his help, he figures why not? The guy might be a little shady, but he needs every distraction he can get.
But when Eli says that Cosette’s in trouble, Chris is more than ready to play by Eli’s rules. At least until Eli takes him to the Court of Gales. Chris knows he’s about to play a very dangerous game. Bargaining with the fey is something only a desperate person would do. But what wouldn’t Chris give up to save Cosette’s life?
“These books go by so very quickly, with the pacing making me think I just started reading. I could gobble up a dozen of these novels!” – Carrie Reads a Lot
“Aileen Erin: You did a great job as usual and I’m so excited for Invocation and Lunar Court.” – Lenniland
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An Interview with the Author
Tell us about your writing career. How long have you been writing?
I always wrote when I was growing up, but sometime around the end of middle school, I lost the creative writing bug. I caught it again as I was finishing college in 2004-2005, and it grew and grew during my first few jobs after college. I was working in post-production on commercials during the day, but I lived for the hours after work when I’d get home and unwind by writing. After a few years of that, I decided to give my passion my full focus. In 2009, I went back to school to get my MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. After graduating, I decided to launch an indie publishing company, and released my first book—Becoming Alpha—in December of 2013. I’ve been fully focused on writing as a career since 2007, and a published author for almost six years.
How did you choose your genre?
I write in the genres I love to read. I have to be passionate about the books that I’m writing, and I love speculative fiction (in all its many forms). And I really love a good coming of age story. I’m not too focused on age—because that could be a younger teen or someone in their early 20s—but the story of a person coming into their own personal power is really compelling to me.
Can you share a little about your most recent book?
Lunar Court is the eighth book in my Alpha Girls series. It’s about Cosette—who is a princess in the Lunar Court (fey), and Chris—who is a werewolf. Readers of the series will finally get to read about two of my favorite side characters from both their points of view, which is really fun. It’s different than the other books in the series so far because there is no real “big bad” for this one. It’s primarily their love story, and about all of the obstacles that have to overcome to be together.
Tell us a little about other books you’ve published. Series, or stand-alone?
I have eight books in the Alpha Girls series. It’s young adult paranormal with werewolves, witches, and fey fighting evil witches, demons, and all the other things that go bump in the night. Off Planet is a young adult space opera about a half alien girl living in hiding on Earth. It’s got space travel, adventure, and a hint of romance with more to come in the next book.
So many of us are intrigued by covers and titles. How did you come up with your title?
Cosette is a princess in fey Lunar Court, so that was pretty easy to come up with. The covers for all my Alpha Girls books are done by Ana Cruz. I found her on DeviantArt.com when I was first releasing Becoming Alpha, and I just love her art work. I send her a few ideas of what I want, and then she makes the magic happen.
What inspires your work most?
Everything in life can be an inspiration to me. From an article I read to a person I see on the street. My imagination is always running wild, so I end up using everything in my books.
Who are your favorite authors, and what is it that draws you to them?
I love Sarah J Maas, Terry Goodkind, Anne Bishop, Patricia Briggs, and Maria V Snyder. I love the rich worlds they build and their characters. I really get transported to a different time/world/place, and I love that escapist feel.
I love Anne Bishop too.
Are you working on a new story now? If so, please share a little about it?
I’m working on Off Balance, the sequel to Off Planet. It’s so much fun to write because I’m doing dual POVs for it, and has a bit more romance, which I love. After I finish that, I’ll be working on Alpha Erased, book nine of the Alpha Girls series.
That title sounds ominous.
Do you have a website?
What will we find there?
You’ll find info about all of my books and series, and information on signings, social media, and what I’m working on next.
That sounds awesome. Thank you for joining us today.
Aileen Erin is half-Irish, half-Mexican, and 100% nerd–from Star Wars (prequels don’t count) to Star Trek (TNG FTW), she reads Quenya and some Sindarin, and has a severe fascination with the supernatural. Aileen has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, and spends her days doing her favorite things: reading books, creating worlds, and kicking ass.
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