Kristen Morrin is the last descendent of the imperial family of Dori. For 600 years, Dorites have been oppressed under the merciless rule of the Eranian Empire. If Kristen’s identity becomes known, she will be killed or enslaved.
Tensions between Eranians and the underground organization Free Dori are on the rise in Duras, a former Eranian colony. Kristen stumbles into friendship with Tylen Jerrel, the arrogant son of a critically ill Eranian nobleman. She becomes entangled in the escapades and excess that are part of everyday life for the Jerrel family. Media scrutiny and divisive politics threaten to reveal not just Kristen’s secrets but Tylen’s as well.
Targeted Age Group: 16-100+
Book Price: $2.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
When I write I create new worlds that didn’t exist before. These worlds are full of history and politics that reflect the real world, but are not necessarily founded in it. Some times these worlds are modern seeming and some times they are more historical in context. I’ve found a lot of times fantasy stops in a medieval setting. I bring that other worldliness and exotic element into a modern place when the story requires it.
I also write clean romance which seems to be a rarity in modern romance novels. My stories are about characters finding real love–not just infatuation and lust. My characters form lasting bonds that will stay with them their whole lives, no matter how they are tested.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Be brave and take the leap. I started writing back when I was in fifth grade. I hid my stories away from everyone and never shared them. I published my first story on amazon in May 2012 at the urging of my husband. I have not regretted it. I love knowing people have read my stories and have enjoyed them.
Take the time to polish your story. Don’t just throw it out there and expect instant success. If you are publishing a book it is mean for more than yourself, it is a gift you are giving others. Give them the best possible gift. Check the spelling and grammar. Have someone else read it and tell you what works and what doesn’t. Find a good cover, don’t just throw up your own slapdash cover–your book deserves more than that. Take your time and make it a real gift to the world. You are worth it and so are your readers.
Yes, there will still be mistakes, but never strive to be anything less than your best.
Holly Law is a teacher who lives on the Colorado Front Range. She is married to her husband and lives with his guide dog and cat. She trained in Tae Kwon Do for eight years and briefly studied Kendo. Her fifth grade teacher inspired her to write and she hasn’t stopped since.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This book is the fourth version of a story that spun itself out of nothingness. As I started to take the story seriously, I saw aspects of it that I hadn’t before. It is full of cultural prejudices and assumptions that give the characters depth. The characters came to life on their own and filled me in on complex backstories that gave meanings to their personalities and influenced their choices. It has been an interesting journey that has pulled me in along the way.