Dark Paranormal Romance
Date Published: 9/22/20
Publisher: FyreSyde Publishing
Once The King of Nightmares, Ashe lost everything when he was betrayed. Released from prison, he's got one goal: Stay Free. To make that happen he'll have to rescue the girl who stole his crown while saving the court he'd rather see burn. But he can't do it alone. He needs Callie.
Abused, neglected, and finally shunned by The Court of Light, Callie is done with court politics. It's just too damned bad Ashe doesn't care. He's arrogant, manipulative, and dangerous. Everything she's been taught to fear. It would be so easy to hate him, but the sadness in his gaze calls to her heart, and his touch awakens her own darkness. She has never wanted anyone more.
Callie is Ashe's darkest desire, but to earn his freedom and prevent the destruction of humanity, she must embrace the destiny that will keep them apart. But is the safety of the world worth losing the kind of love he's only dreamed of?
the hardest part of writing your books?
balance. I tend to get too involved and swept away, and it's really hard to hop
back and forth from my imaginary world to reality.
songs are most played on your Ipod?
I'm not a
fan of apple, but I give Spotify a work-out. My taste in music is pretty
eclectic but I tend to gravitate toward the loud or fast. Right now, Falling In
Reverse: Popular Monster, Icon For Hire: Hollow, Hollywood Undead: Black
Cadillac, MGK: Bloody Valentine
have critique partners or beta readers?
Oh yes, I
think after a certain point it becomes necessary to have someone to cry and
moan to if nothing else. I have two beta readers in particular who help me herd
my characters through from beginning to end and they get mad props, often
reading multiple drafts and having the onerous task of telling me when things
aren't working so well.
are you reading now?
reading Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld. Before that I read Seanan
McGuire's A Killing Frost and JR Ward's The Jackal.
you start your writing career?
know if there was a time I didn't write, but being a Drama Club nerd kind of
pushed me further along the path. I started to put more work into it during
high school when I wrote monologues and plays, and then after I became a mom,
it wasn't really possible to spend fifty hours a week on plays. Writing gave me
the outlet I needed. I put myself into my character's shoes, and it's a way to
perform that I've come to depend on.
WITH SHADOWS is set in alternative future time line in Savannah, Georgia. All
the creatures of myth and legend are real, and now they're running the world-
humanity came too close to WWIII, and the kyn couldn't allow that to
focuses on Ashe, loosely inspired by Celtic stories of The Wild Hunt and the
fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. An antihero, he's trying to figure out the world
after an extended prison sentence. The King makes a deal with him to save a
kidnapped girl from a rival court of fae. If he can rescue her, the King
promises him his freedom. But Ashe has been locked up for almost a hundred
years, he needs help navigating this world and finding a way into The Court of
Light. Which leads him to Callie. She's an outcast of The Court of light and
has her own dark past. Her blend of wicked sensuality and gentle disposition
might be exactly what Ashe has always needed.
will be SINS IN SUNLIGHT, and it picks up where SLEEPING WITH SHADOWS ends,
only this time you get to know Mikhail and Sierra and two of the other courts.
About the Author
Rachel Hailey was born and raised in the South. She's all about that nerd life and in between writing she's dedicated herself to raising the next generation of nerds.If she's not online or staring at a book she can usually be found at the local game store rolling dice, shuffling cards, or planning her next cosplay.
Her childhood was most prominently shaped by the works of R.L. Stine, Stephen King, Anne Rice and the Brothers Grimm.