Writing Lila Gray… – A Guest Post by Jocelyn Adams
Posted by What The Cat Read
Today we are thrilled to be bringing you a special guest post by Jocelyn Adams, author of Rise of the Magi, book 3 of the Lila Gray series. For a full list of all the blogs participating in the tour, and for the chance to be entered into the giveaway, please visit HERE! =^.^=
Writing Lila Gray…
Lila Gray holds a special place in my heart because she was the first character I shared with the world, and she has so much of me in her that I felt as though I was sharing myself, too.
The series began with a dream of the Glass Man himself. Most of my stories start with the villain, as I have a little thing for a good bad guy. After that fateful day, it took me only six weeks to crank out The Glass Man. I was already totally invested in Lila, Liam, Parthalan and the rest of the gang.
Writing book two was a struggle for me, leading on from book one and setting up for book three, but I was really happy with the result and even more alive in their world.
Book three, Rise of the Magi, was a serious hardship for me to write. I knew that once I wrote THE END on that one, that was it for Lila Gray. It would be the last time I gave her life on the page, to be mean to her and make it up to her. It would be the last time I got to watch her walls come down and let in the people who would love her if only she’d let them. I went through about three boxes of tissues when I finally made myself write the ending. Even more during the editing. It was right, though. It was time to move on as other characters were begging for my attention.
Lila Gray’s story might be over for me, but I might visit her world again someday. There are a few other characters who need to step up and have their lives lived. For now, though, I say goodbye to Iress and the fae living on within my imagination even if I don’t share it with my readers.
About the Book:
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing
Release Date: June 4th, 2013
In a battle of wills, who is strongest? The one who hates or the one who loves?
In a test of faith, who will fight the hardest? The one who has everything to lose or the one who believes only in herself?
For Lila Gray, the answer is both. For the Magi, the questions are pointless since they can’t lose, and they’ve been waiting since before Lila’s birth for this one moment. Lila only needs to find them to understand her entire purpose in life. This time, though, instead of protecting her people, Lila may be leading them all, including her unborn child and the man she loves, to their deaths — and not by accident.
In the ultimate trial of heart and soul, and the conclusion to the Lila Gray series, Lila will learn that the greatest weapon of war is herself, with one ultimate unknown. For which side will she fight?
About the Author:
Jocelyn Adams grew up on a cattle farm in Lakefield and has remained a resident of Southern Ontario her entire life, most recently in Muskoka. She has worked as a computer geek, a stable hand, a secretary, and spent most of her childhood buried up to the waist in an old car or tractor engine with her mechanically inclined dad. But mostly, she’s a dreamer with a vivid imagination and a love for fantasy (and a closet romantic — shhh!). When she isn’t shooting her compound bow in competition or writing, she hangs out with her husband and young daughter at their little house in the woods.