A Violet Fire
by Kelsey Quick
GENRE: YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
“A vampire tale with a heady mix of defiance and doubt, rebellion and romance.” — Kirkus Reviews
“There is not a single dull moment in this book… A Violet Fire has all the ingredients to become the next Hollywood movie about vampires.” — Readers’ Favorite
“In the Vampire Stratocracy of Cain, human blood is scarce. For centuries, councils have sought to assuage the blood shortage by enslaving and breeding humans, turning them into profitable supply units for the rich and the abled.
Today, eighteen-year-old Wavorly Sterling is officially a supply unit, bound to serve her blood willingly to her master for the rest of her life. One of only few humans that was not bred in Cain, Wavorly knows freedom better than anyone, and she is determined to escape the clutches of her oppressors—despite the allure of forbidden love.”
The weight of their presence grows heavier, bringing with it the animosity of a plague; a terror that I take all the way down to the marrow of my bones; a seeping cold that is bristled with thousands of tiny needle-head points, sending fire along my spent arms and shoulders. It blasts its way down into my soul, threatening to obliterate every ounce of resolve that has landed me here, along these steadfast bricks, amidst my escape from the Stratocracy of Cain—amidst my escape from the vampires.
Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
Well, I am from the middle of nowhere America, Oklahoma! No, I don’t ride my horse to get to work (I don’t even own a horse), and no, tee-pees are no longer a thing. I live in a suburb of a decent-sized city, but I love that it’s relatively small. I was born and raised her and don’t foresee myself leaving any time soon (the cost of living is great here!). I am happily married to my husband of whom I’ve known since I was 16, and I am now 28. I have no children, unless you count the two rambunctious huskies that like to shed their body weight in fur every month. I am both an artist and an author who loves video games traditional Japanese culture!
How do you create your characters?
My characters come to me naturally as if they were the product of someone else’s creation rather than my own. When I write, I picture watching the scenes of my chapters unfold frame by frame in a movie theater. Anytime a new character is introduced, I picture their mannerisms, their body language, their voice and tone. As soon as all of those mesh together, I have a pretty strong feeling of who and what their motivations are. However, I never force myself to illustrate them too heavily, as it will prevent me from getting creative with them in the future.
Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)
Yes, I am a weird routine writer. Weird in that I need different atmospheres, but they all have to be relatively similar. Sometimes I will go to a quaint wine bar to write, sometimes a quaint coffee shop, sometimes at my dimly-lit desk in the morning after making myself a lavender latte (you need to try lavender syrup if you haven’t, friends!). All of these instances have to be paired with music that gives off the aura of my current project, as well as a drink of choice—whether that be coffee, tea, wine, or soda.
What do you like to read?
I like to read all sorts of different things, but mostly Young Adult because they are usually plot driven enough to keep me awake. Reading makes me sleepy no matter what I do, and it takes extreme interest in the subject matter for me to not give up on a book. That being said, when I can calm my ADHD down enough, I really appreciate the thematic elements and purple prose of Adult Literary novels. I just wish I had the tolerance for them routinely.
Anything else you’d like to share?
I’m currently writing the sequel to A Violet Fire, but also have a contemporary piece brewing. I’m excited for this next year and finally writing my second and third novels!
Kelsey Quick is a novelist, artist, and businesswoman who loves her husband, huskies, and video games. Since the age of two, Kelsey has been bound and determined to create. From traditional impressionist paintings, to digital comic creation; from fanfiction to full-length novels… her desire for crisp and prime escapism is never-ending. A Violet Fire is her debut novel, harboring the idea she’s had and held dear to her heart for over a decade.
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