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(Alpha Girl #8)
Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Publication date: June 11th 2019
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Chris is the guy Cosette always wanted.
Fun. Funny. Lighthearted and sweet. Chris always manages to find beauty and laughter, even when fighting a chapel full of demons. He’s exactly what she needs. Except he’s a werewolf and she’s a member of the Lunar Court — the only fey court that holds sway over the werewolves. Even on his best day, Chris isn’t strong enough to last a few hours in the Lunar Court without becoming a slave. No matter how much Cosette’s heart wants him, she knows she has to let him go.
But when Chris goes missing, Cosette realizes how much she has to lose if the worst happens. Except her mother — the Queen of the Lunar Court — won’t let her go after Chris. Being forced to stay at court is dangerous for Cosette. Assassins keep coming after her, and unless she accepts a mate, it’s only a matter of time before one of them kills her.
Cosette is the girl Chris has always dreamed of.
Chris sees through the tough facade to the girl exhausted from a lifetime of fighting off assassins and court politics. She needs a true friend, someone who she can be herself around, and craves solitude. The same solitude that Chris craves. But he knows he’ll never be enough to survive in her world. So, when Eli — a mysterious archon — requests his help, he figures why not? The guy might be a little shady, but he needs every distraction he can get.
But when Eli says that Cosette’s in trouble, Chris is more than ready to play by Eli’s rules. At least until Eli takes him to the Court of Gales. Chris knows he’s about to play a very dangerous game. Bargaining with the fey is something only a desperate person would do.
But what wouldn’t Chris give up to save Cosette’s life?
“These books go by so very quickly, with the pacing making me think I just started reading. I could gobble up a dozen of these novels!” – Carrie Reads a Lot
“Aileen Erin: You did a great job as usual and I’m so excited for Invocation and Lunar Court.” – Lenniland
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Guest post from USA Today bestselling author Aileen Erin
Angel Leya: Basically, I got to ask Aileen what I think we all want to know: How did you come up with the idea that fueled Lunar Court? Her answer did not disappoint.
Coming up with the Alpha Girl series was so much fun. I got to combine all my favorite things into it—werewolves, vampires, witches, fey, demons, angels… As the series expands, I have room to add in more and more supernatural creatures and mythical elements. That gives me the freedom to really be inspired from so many things, but in the beginning, I needed a book to write for my MFA. So, the idea started there.
All through college, I’d been devouring adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance. But when I started attending Seton Hill University to get my MFA in Writing popular fiction, I knew I loved YA and my voice, style, and pacing leaned more toward YA. I also loved the coming-of-age theme in YA, which I thought would be highlighted nicely by adding a supernatural element.
When I sat down to talk to my mentor during my first writer’s residency, we talked a lot about what I loved to read, what I wanted to write, and what I was passionate about. In the end, I decided to write YA urban fantasy. As the idea grew more specific, I realized that I have always loved werewolves more than vampires, so in Becoming Alpha—I got to make the vampires more like Nosferatu mixed with zombies. I wanted the main character to be half-something else, so I made her half-witch. Having that element in my POV character added a lot of fun as she got into trouble with her mother’s side of the family, the brujas.
But from the beginning, Tessa went to her new werewolf school asking questions about what’s really out there. Werewolves and witches and what was next? Fey? Djinn? Demons? Angels? Her teacher and classmates said yes to everything. Not all of that could fit into the first book, but I put that scene in Becoming Alpha so that if the series caught on, I would have enough to work with to keep the conflicts fresh.
I really got to explore the fey in Lunar Court. Cosette was a sneaky character. She was a fey princess hiding with the evil brujas, and as her role in the books grew, curiosity about her grew, too. I always wanted her and Chris to end up together, but it seemed impossible. But, after Being Alpha, I had an idea, and I could finally give readers what they were asking for. Hopefully, they enjoy it as much as I did while writing it. 😉
Aileen Erin is half-Irish, half-Mexican, and 100% nerd–from Star Wars (prequels don’t count) to Star Trek (TNG FTW), she reads Quenya and some Sindarin, and has a severe fascination with the supernatural. Aileen has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, and spends her days doing her favorite things: reading books, creating worlds, and kicking ass.