Title: Summer of Frost (Forever Fae 3)
Author: LP Dover
Genre: Fantasy, New Adult
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The Land of the Fae is strong with all four courts banded as one, but uncertainty still remains as they all work together to end the dark sorcerer’s evil reign. Sorcha—the one and only Winter Court princess—has a secret, a secret that she has enjoyed keeping for the past six months. When a much awaited announcement brings her to the Spring Court, and face to face with the man in her dreams, will she be strong enough to keep up the façade of her icy exterior, or will she melt into his arms like she does in her dreams?
After formally meeting Sorcha at the Winter Ball, Drake—Summer Court prince and army leader—knew there was a fiery passion underneath her winter skin, a passion he wanted desperately to ignite with his own. However, with her frigid responses toward him he’s decided to keep his distance, except how can he when his dreams feel real? Seeing her again only ignites his interest, and this time he’s not going to let his arrogance or her frosty heart stand in his way.
Through unexpected tragedy, Sorcha discovers the one thing the dark sorcerer has spent his whole existence trying to protect, but what makes it more difficult is that only one of the Four is strong enough to retrieve it. The tides have now changed. With Drake’s help, will Sorcha find what she’s searching for? Or will the dark sorcerer beat them to it, shattering all hope of finding out the one thing that could save the Land of the Fae … how to destroy him?
My heart began its erratic beating again, and when I slowly turned around to face Alston, I was astounded to see that it wasn’t him standing there, but someone else. The man before me was not only lethal and sexy, but he happened to be the Summer Court prince, Drake. His bright, red hair reminded me of the sun on a hot summer day, or better yet, the fire of the dragon inside of him, but I didn’t let his charm sway me. His smoky, gray eyes bore into mine, and when he noticed I didn’t melt under his gaze, he tilted his lip up in an arrogant smirk, clearly amused. Cocky bastard.
“Good evening, Princess Sorcha. I don’t think we’ve actually been formally introduced,” he expressed regally, bowing slightly. “I’m Drake.”
“I know who you are,” I replied blandly. “I’ve heard a lot about you.”
He beamed. “Good things, I hope.”
“Not really,” I teased dryly.
Indeed, I’d heard many things about him. He was an arrogant ass that liked to show off his skills anytime he could, not to mention he probably had a million Summer fae women lined up to enjoy him in his bed. I didn’t know that for certain, but I could only imagine. His life was very secret when it came to women, so needless to say, it drew many speculations. He was ridiculously good-looking, and the longer he was in front of me the more I felt a pull to fall into his arms. What the hell was wrong with me?
Laughing, he tilted his head and held out his hand. “How about we dance, and you can tell me all about what you heard. I guarantee most of it isn’t true.”
I glared at his hand, and then back up to his face, contemplating on if I should accept. Before I could take his hand, Alston pushed his way between us, anger emanating off of him in strong waves. “How about you find someone else? Sorcha is with me. I’m sure you’ll find another Winter fae that would be happy to cool your bed.”
For a second, I stood there frozen and speechless. In a way, I wanted to see what Drake would do, but I also didn’t want to see them fight. It would cause unwanted problems that we didn’t need. Slow and with determination, Drake took a step closer to Alston, standing almost nose to nose with him. “So … she’s with you, huh?”
“That’s right,” Alston growled.
A wolfish grin spread across Drake’s face. He raked his heated gaze down my body quickly, before laying his deadly gray eyes back on Alston. “Keep telling yourself that,” he retorted back.
Alston clenched his fists, ready to strike, when Drake gracefully backed up and bowed his head slightly at me, never swaying his eyes from mine. “Maybe next time, Princess Sorcha,” he murmured to me, his voice low and seductive.
Out of all my years of always having something witty or smart ass comeback to throw out, that moment was one of the times I couldn’t form words. Alston snaked his arm around my waist, pulling me close, and for that second in time I didn’t care. Nothing existed except me and Drake as he backed up slowly, both of our gazes never wavering from each other’s. He winked at me before leaving the ballroom, and once he was out of sight, everything immediately returned to normal. My heart beat normally while everyone came back into focus, and that meant Alston and Sarette’s angry glares.
I knew then that everything was going to change after that night. Drake had captured my attention, and I was determined to find out more.
I am an avid reader that loves my collection of books. Writing has always been a passion of mine and now I am glad that I get to share my passion with the world. I live in North Carolina and I absolutely love being a southern girl. I spent several years in college starting out with a major in Psychology and then switching to dental. I worked in the dental field for eight years and then decided to stay home with my two beautiful girls. I spent the beginning of my reading years reading suspense thrillers, but now I can't get away from the paranormal/fantasy books. I knew ever since then that if I wrote anything it would be in a paranormal aspect. Now that I have started on my passion and began writing, you will not see me go anywhere without a notebook and pen.
Thank you so much for stopping by today to share your story and for agreeing to do an interview so we can get to know you better. Let’s jump right in…
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I had always been a writer growing up. I tried writing my first book when I was a teenager and didn’t get very far … lol. My writing mainly consisted of poems that I would write for my family. I would write them down and wrap them up for my parents for Christmas. Yes, that was lame but I did it anyway. J I also wrote some special vows that were used in my sister’s wedding. I was terrified when they were read aloud in front of all the guests.
How long did it take you to write your book? My first book was Forever Fae and it took me just one month to write it. I worked on it constantly, every day and every night.
What genre is your book? What made you choose to write in that category? The genre of Summer of Frost is considered to be New Adult Fantasy Romance. I love anything romance and I thought I’d put the twist in there and add in the faeries and magic.
What was your work schedule like when you were writing? I’m a stay at home mother for the time being so scheduling my writing time had to be split up between mommy times. When my youngest daughter would take her naps I would immediately immerse myself in the zone and get to writing. I wouldn’t get too much done in that time, but it was a start. My main writing time is at night when everyone’s in bed. It’s hard only writing at all hours of the night.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? I have to sit in my favorite recliner to get my best ideas. I don’t know why, but I feel more comfortable in that chair and for some reason my mind opens up more when I’m sitting in it. If it’s raining I’ll open the window and listen to the rain. I also like to write everything out free handed before I sit at my laptop and type it out.
Where do you get your information or ideas for your books? Everything gives me ideas. Movies, other books, songs, pictures, my own experiences in life, and just basically anything really. It’s fun to twist around certain ideas and completely make them your own.
How many books have you written? Which is your favorite? I’ve written five books so far and I’d have to say that they are all my favorites. Each time I worked on them they were my favorite for the time being. I love them all and they are all special to me in so many different ways.
Are you currently working on another book? If so, is it part of a series or something different? I just finished my new book, Love, Lies, and Deception just recently. It’ll be published at the end of August. It’s a new one for me considering it’s a romantic suspense. I enjoyed writing it and I hope it does well. It is not part of a series, but I left it kind of open at the end where it could be considered ended or I could always come in with a sequel to wrap it up. If the readers want more I can give them more or I can leave it the way it is and let the readers come up with their own conclusions.
What do you like to do when you're not writing? Reading of course, and also watching movies. My kids get so frustrated with me when I’m writing because I get so wrapped up in the zone, but when I take my breaks I try to do everything fun with them that I can. Especially, in the summer, we’re always at Carowinds and playing in the water park.
What does your family think of your writing? At first, my family was like “Are you serious?” But then when I published my first book and actually had sales their whole demeanor changed. It was more like “Wow, you actually did it.” I was a little disheartened at first with some of the people in my family thinking that my writing was just a joke, but over time and with the more books I’ve published it’s steadily gotten to wear I’ve had nothing but the most amazing support from my family. My husband has helped fund my writing career and I’m thankful that he’s been supportive in my endeavors and allowed me to take a chance on my passion.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned about yourself in creating your books? That I have a really messed up mind … lol. It’s amazing the kinds of things I think up in my head.
Do you have any suggestions to help others become a better writer? If so, what are they? Just write what’s in your heart, and to always know that you’re not going to please everyone. It took me a while to realize that I need to write for myself and what I enjoy writing.
Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say? I get some messages every now and again from my readers on how much they liked my books. It’s mainly … “so when’s the next one coming out.” I love receiving messages because it makes me feel like I did something right.
What do you think makes a good story? A good story is one that comes from your heart.
As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up? Wow, what didn’t I want to do … lol. I wanted to cut hair at first, but then when I got older had an obsession for stars. I would’ve loved to work at NASA and study the stars and planets.
Are you self published or do you have a publisher? If self published, what made you decide to go that route? I’m a self-published author and I chose to go that route because I like having the control of my books. I make my own deadlines, chose my own editor and graphic artist, and I can publish them any time I want. I don’t have to be on a schedule.
Do you have a website, fan page, blog or twitter we can pass on to your fans? Of course, and feel free to follow me. J I love new followers.
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/LP-Dover/318455714919114
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/L.P.-Dover/e/B00AFVV8TG/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1373082769&sr=8-2-ent
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Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/L.P.-Dover/e/B00AFVV8TG/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1373082769&sr=8-2-ent
All of my books can be found at the amazon link above.
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/l.-p.-dover
All of my books can be found at the B&N link above. They can also be found on Sony, Kobo, Diesel, and IBooks.