Today, I have author Dee Carver in the interview chair. We discuss her latest release Fay’s Wish, a paranormal romance. Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.
1. What inspired you to write this book?
Dee: My mother had recently passed away and I was sitting at the kitchen table watching the rain fall. I ended up writing about how the rain falling made me feel, which turned into a wake scene for Shayla’s mother.
2. What can we expect from you in the future?
Dee: I am currently working on the Cursed Series with my manager who is also my editor and cover artist. It is a series about the descendants of two men who were cursed for their cruelty for women.
3. Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?
Dee: No, I don’t.
4. Can you tell us a little bit about the characters?
Dee: Shayla, Fey Princess, is the main heroine in the story, she has a limited amount of time to go out into the human world to recover the lost magic of the fey. Her guide is Kyle, a human and the man who has been visiting her dreams. Shayla faces a forbidden love, forced marriage and even death to try and regain what was lost.
Kyle a human who can walk in dreams finds himself drawn into Shayla’s dreams which go beyond anything normal. He is facing his own imminent death due to a family curse, so he has no limits when it comes to living life to the fullest. Kyle’s past has its own dark secrets and those secrets will either end his life or save him.
5. How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book?
Dee: Rain began the story line, the people affected by the mourning and then the man who would be there for her even through it all. I have always been interested in the fey and the chance to write about them and Scottland is a dream come true.
6. Where did you come up with the names in the story?
Dee: I researched the names of the characters to match their traits.
• In Irish Gaelic, Shayla means “fairy palace.”
• In Scottish Baby Names the meaning of the name Kyle is: Strait. Channel. Narrow.
7. What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
Dee: I enjoyed learning about Scotland and the Celtic / Gaelic history.
8. Tell us about your main characters- what makes them tick?
Dee: Protecting her family and people are what drives Shayla, while Shayla is what drives Kyle.
9. Who designed your book covers?
Dee: Cindy W Personalized Marketing Inc Manager and Graphic Artist.
10. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything?
Dee: Fay’s Wish has been re-released so the areas I would have changed before got changed with this version.
11. Did you learn anything during the writing process?
Dee: That if writing is not a passion then you will find it hard to make time to work on it.
12. If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Gerard Butler, because no matter his age, how dreamy can you get?
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson because her acting is just amazing.
13. Is there anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Dee: If it were not for the readers then writing would not be as fun as it is, I hope that each of you take something away from the stories I write and find yourself being drawn into the worlds being created.
14. What is your favourite part of this book and why?
Dee: I think the favorite part of the story has to be the waterfall scene but you have to read it to learn why.
15. If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?
Dee: I would want to spend time with Shayla, to see the world through her eyes and find out how things turned out in the future between her and Kyle. Are they still happily in love, what are their children like, what does she do for downtime?
16. Are your characters based on real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
Dee: Entirely imagination.
17. Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
Dee: Definitely hijacked, I never really know what is going to happen until it does. My heroines have a story to tell and I am lucky enough to be the vessel they choose.
18. Convince us why you feel your book is a must-read.
Dee: This isn’t your fairy meets mortal and everything glitters kind of story, the characters face real challenges. They must decide between themselves and those around them. There is love, loss, pain, hate, anger, frustration and hope in the story.
19. Have you written any other books that are not published?
Dee: I have ghostwritten a few stories and my other books are currently being worked on.
20. If your book was a candle, what scent would it be?
Dee: French Vanilla or Orange, French Vanilla because it is my favorite candle scent out of all of them. It reminds me of warm cookies and spending time with my family. Orange reminds me of crisp spring days where you open the windows and let nature in.
21. Is there any writer whose brain you would love to pick for advice? Who would that be and why?
Dee: Charlaine Harris, Carrie Vaughn, Emily Jane Brontë, and Kelley Armstrong just to name a few. They have all created characters that will be remembered for generations to come.
Title: Fay’s Wish
Author: Dee Carver
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Blurb: Shayla, Princess of the Fay, must begin the journey to discover her true power by leaving the island. If she’s successful, she will become queen. Her plight won’t be an easy one, for there are those who would use Shayla as a means to solidify their own position of power.
Kyle, Shayla’s guide in the human world, is destined to bring hope to the Fay even though his own future seems bleak. With Kyle by her side, miracles can happen, offering the promise of the return of the magic.
Once that happens, nothing is impossible.
I awoke standing in the throne room, my Father in front of me weeping. An ethereal breeze lifted strands of my hair as I looked around the expansive room. No one else was there. Slipping silently to his side, I laid my hand on his quaking shoulder. “Father, why do you cry so?”
He shuddered and gaped at me, surprise and fear on his loving face. It nearly broke my heart.
“I do not understand. How are you here before me, when I know you are gone for all time?”
“I received word today of your death in the human world.”
Gone? His words echoed inside me like a yawning cavern, the torment and pain making me doubt my existence.
“I do not understand. Who would tell such lies to you?”
“Lies? I pray for lies. Even now, Jack and Aine travel by sea, bringing your body home. At first, I thought they were mistaken, for you did not fade. Then, I was reminded of the Fay who had fallen before you in the human world. They had not faded until they were brought home. The same is for you.”
Father had never been a fanciful or delusional man. He must believe in my death, yet I knew I dreamed.
“On what day did I die?”
He sobbed. “Your birthday.”
“But, how is it you are weeping for me?”
I got no response. Not being able to reach him to reason, I attempted to reason with myself. My birthday fell a week from now.
“He has been here for the last three days. I am the only one allowed to enter.” Fearghus stood behind me.
“You do not seem surprised at my appearance. Why is that?”
“You are not the first to die in no-Fay’s-land. You shall know unrest until your body is returned.”
“Die! I am not dead. Father said I died on my birthday. My birthday is not for another seven days. There is no limbo here, only a dream.”
“So…dream waking is your true power. Why do you not return home if your quest is finished? Before you truly die and all hope is lost?”
“Because dream waking is not my true power. I was able to do it before I left home.”
It was all the detail Fearghus needed to know, but his voice still grew feral as he stepped near to my ear. “Then you must hurry and find your true power. This is more than just walking in dreams; it is a glimpse into your future. A sign from the Gods of what is to come. I wished for you to learn your heritage while you are gone, not die from it. I give you five days. If you have not evolved by then, you should return no matter what.”
For the first time that I knew of, fear edged his will. “You know I cannot. I will not return to be given to Aidan, nor will I stand by while his family lays claim to what is rightfully mine.”
“I never wished Aidan on you, only for you to take your place as all Fay must do. As your Father did before you, and his Father before him. Rule us, Princess. Rule all the Fay.”
He came around to me. The determination in his eyes shook mountains. Drama for my benefit or his?
“You speak as though more than my taking the throne is at stake.”
“It is. My future is also at stake. I am fading but cannot or will not rest until you sit safely on the throne with your chosen King.”
I had an answer for him. I needed to believe Fearghus was concerned more for our people than I had given him credit for. “I give you my word as Princess of Fay, I will return in five days’ time, with or without my power. You must also give your word to help me out of a wedding to Aidan.”
His forehead furrowed and his eyes pierced into mine, but he finally nodded. “On your arrival, if Aidan is not for you, then another suitable husband shall be chosen.”
“I wish I could believe that, but you know as I do, the other Elders must also say so. You will need to convince them. Will you? Can you?”
My name is Dee, I am a mother of 5 amazing children and grandmother of 4 beautiful babies. I began my writing career in 2004 because of a dream about a dress.
Both La Roe’s and Fay’s Wish would not have been re-released except for the amazing editing help from Cindy, Personalized Marketing Inc manager.
My 3rd Novel Chocolate Seduction of the Cursed Seduction Series is currently being revised for future publication.
I have also Ghost Written 2 additional books, and written hundreds of articles.
I enjoy spending time with my children, being a grandmother, sitting down to a good book, and learning more about the career that has changed my life. I have been working online since 2005, beginning my journey as an Author, then a Reviewer, Freelance Publicist, and then found a love for websites, coding, most recently WordPress. While here be sure to check out some of the Videos made by me. Take a look at some the Links I have Collected.
I am also the Owner and CEO of Personalized Marketing Inc.
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Education: University of Phoenix
2017 – B.S.A.I.T. with Advanced Software Development Certification
2020 – M.B.A. with a Concentration in Marketing Certificate
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