My most difficult challenge, however, came when my editor requested I write a prequel, telling the story of the parents of the heroine in Queen of Swords. You see, her father was a member of Sanctify all the way up until he kidnapped her mother.
Writing a character consumed with hate for anything other wasn’t easy. I mean, I knew Gerard ended up coming over to the side of good and making it his life’s work to see Sanctify go down, but the reader won’t have the advantage of seeing that side up him during The High Priestess. It was a challenge to make him sympathetic, while remaining true to his upbringing (so much brain-washing going on there).
One thing, in particular, that surprised me about writing the novella was one of the side characters. I went in anticipating that I’d despise every member of Sanctify. I mean, I knew in great detail the pain they spread throughout the universe—there’s certainly nothing to like there.
In the course of this story, I realized that people fall into terrible situations for a number of reasons. Perhaps they were raised in those beliefs and know nothing else, or maybe they have nowhere else to go. Not that this excuses their actions—not by a long shot. But it creates an interesting depth that I never could have anticipated without actually writing the story.
Author: Katee RobertGenre: Sci-Fi Romance
Length: 266 pages
ePub ISBN: 978-1-62061-065-7
Print ISBN: 978-1-62061-066-4
A Sanctify Novel Katee Robert
When the cards tell Ophelia Leoni she’s supposed to marry the Prince of Hansarda, the gunrunner grits her teeth and boards the starship that comes for her. It doesn’t matter if the ship’s commander is the gorgeous stranger she just spent a wild, drunken night with. As a Diviner, she’s painfully aware the cards don’t lie. Ever.
Boone O’Keirna knows Ophelia is trouble the second he sees the way she moves. Not about to let the deadly little hellcat marry his sadistic half-brother, Boone pretends to be the Prince’s emissary and kidnaps Ophelia. Too bad they can’t be in the same room without him wanting to throw her out an airlock–or into bed.
Even as they fight each other–and their explosive attraction–Ophelia and Boone sense something is wrong. Too much is going their way. Soon, they realize while the cards may never lie, the truth is sometimes hidden between them…and the future king of Hansarda is not one to take defeat lying down.
About the Author:
Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back. Now
living in Eastern Washington, she spends her time—in between ogling men’s goodies and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse—writing speculative romance novels.
Blog : http://kateerobert.wordpress.com/
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