The second book in my friend’s series is out. She has an awesome post for us! Check it out AND her new book out this week. Thanks for popping in, M.V.
What is your Kryptonite?
We all have something we can’t seem to live without. It is at once our weakness and our strength.
It’s no secret, mine is coffee. I love it. Have to have it. Sure, I can live without it but I’m grumpy. I’ll make a point of looking for a good cup every morning. I will also work for coffee…wait, I’m a writer that’s a given.
Now, like I said *everyone* has something. Maybe it’s collecting shoes, or clothes, some love purses, or jewelry. How about cars? I know everyone knows someone who can rattle details about engines.
But, our “kryptonite” the one thing we adore—can take a darker bent. Do you remember Sex in the City show? In that series, the Carrie adored shoes (and clothes). How many times did she have to juggle to make ends meet because she just *had* to have that pair of shoes.
For me, if I drink too much coffee I get shakey, can’t sleep, and I am unable to focus. This is *not* pleasant. So, I never drink *that* much. But sometimes-we all over indulge.
My heroine in the second book in my Hidden Races Series, “ILLUMINATION” –the darkling Mina, an odd and dangerous woman adores Cheetos and Cheeze-puffs. It’s her personal Kryptonite and she’s known to comb through her friend’s cabinets looking for it.
My hero, Xander, doesn’t care for snack foods. He really doesn’t’ have an addiction, but does like a nice Scotch. It’s still not on the level of Mina’s adoration of Cheeze-puffs. His Kryptonite is Mina. It’s because of her—that he makes a decision that will change his life forever.
Could you? Could you give up what you can’t seem to live without?
I’ll admit—I’ve given up coffee for a period of time. I can do it, but I don’t like it. But it’s never changed my life forever either—well, unless I drink it after five p.m. and I end up awake at 1 a.m. (And I blame insomnia—basically it’s me.)
How about you; what is the one thing that will stop you in your tracks, and you WILL go out of your way to get it. Is it Ice-cream? Or like me Coffee? Maybe a t.v. show, or your own hero/heroine—what is YOUR Kryptonite?
Capricious and free-spirited, Mina Tepes is forever trying to intervene. Some would say she interferes. Her attempt to save a friend worsens a war already waging between her people, the Darks, and their reviled overlords, the Mages. Desperate, she turns to the man who saved her life as child–an enemy Mage named Xander. As part of the ruling class, Xander Fjordson should never have taken notice of Mina, but even as boy, one look into her large dark eyes and he was lost. As an adult, involvement with her has ripped his world to shreds. Though the war she unintentionally instigated has made them enemies, when she comes to him bleeding and injured, he is unable to say no. He puts at risk what is left of his status and his family as he follows her, knowing in the end he’d have to betray her. Together Xander and Mina begin to unravel terrible secrets as the war escalates. Soon Xander must choose: save his family or the woman who’s come to mean more to him than his own life.
Author Bio: M.V. Freeman lives in North Alabama. A nurse by day, at night she enjoys creating and exploring alternate worlds within our own. She gravitates toward stories of determined heroines and anti-heroes who push the boundaries as they both fight to find their light in the dark. M.V. is represented by Victoria Lea from The Aponte Literary Agency. Her award-winning and best-selling debut novel INCANDESCENT is the first in the Hidden Races Series. Currently she is working on the third book in the series, while plotting others. When not writing, she can be found reading, cooking, throwing around kettle bells, or making coffee.