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Fates: Author Interview & Giveaway

Monday, March 3, 2014
As someone who loves novels with mythological roots, I'm delighted to have author Lanie Bross here on the blog today to talk about her debut novel Fates!

by Lanie Bross

Series: Fates #1
Genre: YA Mythological
Paperback: 336 Pages
Publication: February 11, 2014
by Delacorte Press

What if your destiny was to kill the one you love?

One moment. One foolish desire. One mistake. And Corinthe lost everything.

She fell from her tranquil life in Pyralis Terra and found herself exiled to the human world. Her punishment? To make sure people’s fates unfold according to plan. Now, years later, Corinthe has one last assignment: kill Lucas Kaller. His death will be her ticket home.

But for the first time, Corinthe feels a tingle of doubt. It begins as a lump in her throat, then grows toward her heart, and suddenly she feels like she’s falling all over again—this time for a boy she knows she can never have. Because it is written: one of them must live, and one of them must die.

In a universe where every moment, every second, every fate has already been decided, where does love fit in?

Author Interview

Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into writing.
I've always loved to read and as I got older, I often thought that I could write if I really put my mind to it. The problem was that I never actually tried to do it! It wasn't until I was 34 and had just lost my dad to lung cancer that I finally decided to go for it. Who cares if what I wrote never saw the light of day, I just wanted to know that I could do it, for myself. As any writer knows, once the word bug hits, you can't stop it. I've been writing ever since! (And yes, before you ask, that firs novella was BAD. LOL)

What inspired the writing of Fates?
I was drawn to this story because of the unique take on freewill verses fate. I liked that it took place in a modern time period but that there were so many fantastical elements to add a lushness to the story. Being able to create new worlds was terrifying and exciting! its fun to let your imagination go for awhile.

How have the characters change since you first envisioned them? Did any in particular surprise you?
Hmmm...well there was a pretty clear goal for Luc and Corinthe from the start, but I think Luc surprised me most because despite his upbringing, he turned out to be more compassionate and caring than planned. Of course there had to be a connection between them, and yes, they both thought the other was pretty hot when they first met, LOL, but it had to be deeper than that. I think Luc "thought" he was strong, but everything he went through to protect the people he cared about proved that he was both stronger and weaker than he knew. He's always been a little closed off emotionally, with good reason, and he evolved better than I had anticipated. :)

What three items are important in your writing process?
My laptop obviously.
Music, but not music with words. I get too distracted!
Short fingernails. Before I sit down to dive into a WIP, I have to cut them all off. I need to be able to feel the keys on my fingertips to make that brain/word connection.

What are you working on right now?
I'm working on a coupe of NA ideas and I have an MG book that I have been trying to rewrite in first person for awhile now. Not as easy as it sounds!!

About the Author

Lanie Bross was born in a small town in Maine, where she spent the next 18 years dreaming of bigger places. After exploring city life, she and her husband and two young sons ended up coming right back to the wilds of Maine where they now live just one house down from where she grew up. Fate, perhaps? She loves chasing around her rambunctious kids, playing tug-o-war with her 95 pound Lab, and writing for Young Adults. Fates is her first novel.

Connect with Lanie
Website | Goodreads | Twitter


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3 comments on "Fates: Author Interview & Giveaway"
  1. I love reading stories about characters that are forced to kill the one they love. It is interesting to see their thought process as they learn what the right thing is to do. This book sounds amazing.

  2. First of all, I so fell in love with this cover at first sight, and then with the synopsis. I love reading books where the main character has always thought something was okay until an event that made them look deeper and take action. Can't wait to read this one!!

  3. I mainly want to read this because I looooooove Greek mythology, and, by extension, stories that incorporate those elements. This sounds great!
    However! Please don't rewrite your middle grade novel into 1st person, that sounds terrible :(


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