Randor is a Fae assassin. As the most feared military officer in the Faery Realm, he only got out by striking a deal with the late King to become an assassin for hire. Something he was only able to do because of his place as adopted family member. When he’s ordered to kidnap the Unseelie Faery Princess and deliver her to the Seelie Queen, he doesn’t think twice, until he sees his target. Adora. Unseelie Princess. Most beautiful being in existence and feared witch warrior and his soul mate. Disobeying orders is something he’s never done before. But when he brings her into the Human Realm; his home, he has no regrets. Until his Elvish friend, Kiel, disapproves and an unexpected attack raises questions about his loyalties. The only way that could have happened was if Kiel tipped off the Queen's witch, Maleficent.
Adora was fearless, powerful and intensely unhappy. Until she was kidnapped by a mysterious stranger, who happens to be her half human, half Seelie soul mate. After being attacked, Adora, fearing she'd lose Randor, admits her feelings for her soul mate. The two of them just need to find a way they can survive together - away from the feuding kingdoms. Entering the Seelie castle, under a pretense of needing the witch's help to bind Adora's immense power, they ask for Maleficent, whom they plan to eliminate so she can no longer track them.
When all hell breaks loose, they're involved in a fight including the witch, Kiel and the Queen. A fight that not all of them will survive.
Adora awoke lying on a cold, hard, stone floor. Her head ached and throbbed. What happened to her? She left the feast, headed for her quarters and...nothing. Her mind was completely blank.
So what was she doing on a floor? Sitting up, Adora rubbed her head and found she was shackled. Both her wrists and ankles were bound in iron cuffs. The metal shimmered with green energy. They’d been charmed, no doubt with a captivity spell.
Good gods, what am I supposed to do?
It was no use trying to free herself. Captivity spells were almost impossible to break without the proper words. Wait, could she pull the chains out of the wall?
Jumping to her feet, Adora stepped back until the chains were tight. They were attached by one hook embedded into the wall.
This should be easy.
Grasping the cold iron chains, she gave a mighty yank. The instant she did, pain shot up her arms. Adora hunched and winced as the cuffs around her wrists tightened, digging into her skin.
“The more you struggle, the tighter they become.” A deep male voice cut the silence around her.
She spun to find a man she didn’t recognise standing at the door of her small cell. He was tall and lean with muscle that she didn’t doubt held immense strength. His sky blue eyes shone in contrast with his tanned skin and brown hair. While this man was obviously Fae, there was something different about him. Something else emitted through his aura.
A smirk spread across his full lips as he took a step toward her.
Refusing to back away, she straightened and stood still. She was Princess Adora, first in line for the throne the Seelie Court and fearless warrior in the Seelie army. People feared her. She feared nothing.
“So, Princess,” he spoke as he continued to slowly approach her. “I’m supposed to deliver you to the Unseelie queen.”
Adora’s breath caught in her throat. The Unseelie queen had tried, many times, to invade the kingdom. But her soldiers never made it past the gates.
“But,” the stranger continued, “I think I’ll keep her waiting. Just for a little while.”
Adora cocked her head. What kind of soldier disobeyed his queen? “Who are you?”
1. Where did you get the idea for the novel?
I’d wanted to write an erotic fantasy story for quite some time – I’ve always loved faeries. But I’d never had the right plot, until I had a dream about Adora and her headstrong yet vulnerable way. And the story kind of wrote itself, as they tend to with me.
2. Your title. Who came up with it? Did you ever change your title?
The title just came to me after I’d written the first couple of chapters. I went to save it, thought Dark Waters sounded right and haven’t changed it since. This is very rare because I’m never good at picking titles! I usually take one of my friends’ suggestions.
3. Why did you pick this genre? What do you like about it?
I just love the Fae. The fact that they’re supposed to be ethereal warriors, who don’t care either way what happens to humans and our world. Most stories tend to have humans as the be all and end all race, but I’ve never thought that way. My fantasy and paranormal characters always look down on humans. Even Adora in Dark Waters, who’s infatuated with them and the way they live, still sees them as being beneath her – much like most humans see fish. They’re there, they’re handy for some things but nobody would miss them if they were gone.
4. Since becoming a writer, what’s the most exciting thing to ever happen to you?
Apart from having several books published? Meeting my favourite authors and having them know who I am. I’ve never been all fangirl about actors, footy players or anything but authors are the people I definitely fangirl out. I met someone at a convention last year, who’s now an acquaintance, that I completely freaked out about meeting. But when I found out she knew who I was already, that was insane.
5. What book are you currently reading or what was the last book you read?
I’m currently reading Wolf’s Tender by Gem Sivad. I love everything she’s written, she’s not only a great storyteller, she writes some smoking hot scenes. I’ve also just finished reading The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead – I also love everything she’s written.
6. What is your writing process?
I don’t really have a process. I write whenever I can, whenever the mood strikes. I’ll usually have a dream that inspires a plot, or just flat out gives me one, jot that down, then write and write and write until I’ve got it all down.
It’s not particularly interesting, or new, but it works for me J
7. At a book signing, do you just sign your name or do you write a note? How do you come up with stuff to say?
I am actually attending my first ever book signing next month at the RT Convention in Kansas City. I’ll be sure to write down a little note for them, I’m good at coming up with random little quips on the spot, so I’ll make the autographs all unique J
8. What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I’m 27 and for 25 years of my life I’ve lived in the same house, in the same bedroom. That surprises most people. I bought a house but moved back because interest rates in Australia just kept climbing and am not leaving anytime in the foreseeable future.
Also although I’ve been vegan for two years, that is my choice and I have no problem with others making the choice to eat meat. That usually shocks people LoL
9. How do you react to a bad review?
I don’t read reviews unless someone tells me about a particular one. If it’s bad I just deal with it, shrug it off. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion and I know some people aren’t going to like my books. That doesn’t bother me, it’s when they make comments about the writing or editing that I can get a bit cheesed off.
10. How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
I pulled an allnighter, got some junk food, ate myself stupid, drank myself silly and went to bed at about five am with friends and family. It was a lot of fun J
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
She spent her childhood daydreaming about far off lands, creating her own unique characters, reading books about witches, faeries, demons, ghosts and a host of supernatural creatures. Eventually, she gained the courage to put her imagination to work.
A self-proclaimed geek, Liia collects Disney and Star Wars memorabilia and loves all things nerdy.
A vegan animal lover, she wishes to one day have her own rescue shelter for unwanted and 'unadoptable' animals. When not writing, she can be found reading or spending time with her dogs.
Liia is a member of Romance Writers of America, Romance Writers of Australia, Passionate Ink, Futuristic, Fantasy & Paranormal Chapter of RWA and Young Adult Chapter of Romance Writers of America as well as being the webmistress for YARWA.
Always interested in meeting new people, Liia can be found on facebook or twitter almost constantly.
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