I am hosting Tricia Drammeh today. One, Tricia and The Spellbringers sounds hella cool. And two, I completely agree #WeNeedDiverseStockPhotos.
10 Random Things about the Spellbringers Series:
- Spellbound was originally titled The Watchers.
- Alisa represents how I felt as a teen (awkward and shy) while Rachel is the girl I wished I could be (insanely smart, beautiful, and popular).
- I based Jeffrey’s (Rachel’s brother) career on my son who is a chef.
- Spellbound features multicultural characters because I was tired of going into my daughter’s room and seeing Twilight posters. Nothing against Twilight, but I wanted my child (who is of color) to have characters of color to look up to and maybe crush on just a little.
- The series is based in Georgia because I used to live there and I guess was feeling a little homesick at the time I wrote Spellbound.
- It took me and my friend, Maegan, ages to find a suitable stock photo for Rachel. It’s true that #WeNeedDiverseBooks, but #WeNeedDiverseStockPhotos as well.
- I changed a critical plot point in book three (Unbound) that has made it necessary to completely scrap book four and start all over.
- I’ve had at least five people tell me they wish Jerica was their mom.
- I cried like a baby when I wrote one of the scenes in Unbound.
- At one point, I considered getting rid of Alisa’s character altogether. She didn’t appear at all in the original version of the fourth book.
Check out the blurb to lean more:
Re’Vel stalks his prey in the forest of dreams, slowly gaining control over the
mind of his victim. Rachel doesn’t realize the Demon is real. In fact, she
doesn’t believe in magic, Demons, Hunters, or any of the other things the
Alexanders have warned her about. She resists their protection, but can’t
resist her overwhelming feelings for Jace.
Alisa has been drawn to Jace since the day she saved him from a Hunter attack. A mere
human in a world of Spellbringers, Alisa has been embraced by the Alexander
family as a hero, but not everyone is willing to accept her. Jace’s
intimidating older brother, Bryce, keeps his emotions and his secrets hidden.
When Bryce confides in Alisa, it puts her relationship with Jace and the entire
Alexander family at risk.
Danger, secrets, and betrayal collide, and when the Demon makes his claim, the small,
southern town of Oaktree becomes a battleground for Rachel’s life.
Jace wasn’t just any guy. He was different, and until I figured out why I felt
so drawn to him, I wouldn’t be able to relax. I had always been a very
independent person, and had never suffered the lovesick ailments that had
afflicted my friends at one time or another. No, it wasn’t a case of puppy love
or a silly crush. This was something different.
someone new asked me to dance, resentment washed over me. I didn’t want to be
stuck with someone else when Jace eventually approached me. If he approached
me. I decided to hang out by the refreshment table and skip the next few
necklace, seeking the comfort it usually offered, but remembered I’d left it at
home. I hoped I didn’t end up regretting leaving it behind in favor of making a
time I’d ever understood what someone meant when they claimed to have
butterflies in their stomach. I dragged my eyes away from his and looked down
at the ground, trying to compose myself. Suddenly, he was standing in front of
me, his hand outstretched.
About The Author
published works include Sweet Sorrow, Better than Perfect, The Seance, The
Fifth Circle, and the Spellbringers series. Tricia is currently working on her
eighth novel. When she’s not writing, she can be found devouring books,
interviewing up-and-coming authors, and drinking vast amounts of coffee.