1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Melissa Turner Lee is a contemporary fantasy romance author and I tend to write dark fantasy and steampunk. Together, we collaborated on Armored Hearts, which won the Book Junkie’s Choice Award for Historical Fiction.
2. What inspired your book?
The character of Gareth came to Melissa Turner Lee. He was basically Darcy in a wheelchair. Together we worked him into a character all on his own and then the story blossomed from there.
3. What are you working on now?
I’m editing a mermaid novella called Scales which will be released in late May.
4. Who is your favorite character?
Jessamine from Armored Hearts will always be one of my favorite characters. I wish I
could be like her when I grow up
5. Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
This one is purely imagination. Between the historical and fantasy elements, it would be
hard to take much from real life.
When a crippled young lord rescues a girl falling from a tree, it reveals a secret about himself and his mother’s side of the family that could put him at the center of a war with beings he thought only existed in fariytales.
Tristan Gareth Smyth lived his entire life stuck at home at Waverly Park and left behind while his Grandfather makes trips to London, all because of his blasted wheelchair.
Then an American heiress falls in his lap, literally, and he must find a way to keep her at a distance to protect not only his secret, but everyone around him from an assassin sent to kill him.
About the Authors:
Melissa Turner Lee holds a BA in Communications with a concentration in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. She has studied fiction writing since 2008, attending various writing conferences and workshops, along with guidance from professional writing coaches. She resides in Spartanburg, SC with her husband and 3 sons.
Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.