A Likely Source?

One of the questions I’m often asked is, “Where do you get the ideas for your books?” The answers are as varied as the stories themselves, but one of the biggest sources for me is music. I’ll be listening to a song and my head will start to fill with scenes and characters and feels. If it persists long enough and continues to grow, it becomes the basis for a new book.

Such was the case with Faerie Godmother, the first book in my new paranormal romance series, Mythic, which is releasing in June. The idea grew from one of my favorite songs, Poison by Alice Cooper. (For those of you who know me and my taste in music, this will come as no surprise 😉 ). The idea that the one you crave above all others is also the only thing capable of destroying you… yeah… I thought that made for a good story line.

I’ll be posting more about my new book and series in the coming weeks, but for now, here’s a sneak peek at the cover and blurb:

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FaerieGodmotherMythic’s newest citizen, Dr. Ana McKinnon, has a secret.

No one knows; not even the Werewolf pack that has taken her under their protection. When Ana unexpectedly receives invitation to Mythic’s most prestigious event: a masquerade ball hosted by the reclusive Vlane Masterson, she doesn’t want to go. She only accepts when she realizes that not going will draw more unwanted attention to herself than going.

It’s a good plan. At least until the master vampire himself finds her alone and decides to sample the goods.

Vlane Masterson awakens the morning after his annual soirée to find that something changed him, utterly. The vampires are understandably concerned; anything that can render such a powerful being vulnerable can upset the delicate balance of power and fragile alliances between the various preternatural, Extraordinary creatures that call Mythic home.

The last thing he remembers is partaking of a particularly lovely creature dressed as a legendary Faerie. But who is she? And why can’t he stop thinking about her? Where could she be … his mysterious Faerie?

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(If you’d like to see the song that inspired the idea for the book, here’s a link to the official video)

Rock on,
Abbie <3

p.s. I had the chance to see Alice Cooper perform this song live in concert in 2014, and it was amazing.