Nemesis by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge Tour
Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
(Circuit Fae, #4)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: March 26th 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
“I found the writing to be on par with Queen [Sarah J. ] Maas and Elise Kova; I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy read that steps out of the box and makes a name for itself.” – FairestSkyeBooks
What would you do if your beloved girlfriend suddenly became your worst enemy?
That dilemma’s all too real for Syl Skye, the last princess of the fair Fae.Even though Syl is all things sun and Summer, she’s drawn to her polar opposite, Rouen Rivoche, the dark Fae princess-assassin of the Winter Court.
They should be mortal enemies, but they’re best friends. Girlfriends. In love.
That is, until Roue falls under a dark spell that makes her forget all about Syl, their lives and their love. Now Roue rules Dark Faerie as a cruel and cold Queen. A Circuit Fae who can harness the killing magic in technology, she wants nothing more than to destroy Syl and her fair Fae people.
But when an old enemy brings both Faerie realms to the brink of destruction, only their queens, Syl and Rouen, can save the day—and only if they can put their differences aside for two seconds and team up.
With the clock’s ticking on Syl and Roue’s relationship—not to mention all of Faerie—will Rouen remember the love she and Syl once shared, or is she destined to be Syl’s nemesis forever?
“inspiration behind the series”
The inspiration behind THE CIRCUIT FAE series came from my love of all things Fae and Faerie. As myths and legends, the Fae are extremely versatile and diverse, and the realm(s) of Faerie allow for a lot of different possibilities, explorations, and expressions—of identity, of gender, and so forth.
To me, that made the Faerie realm the perfect setting to tell a queer love story.
I also LOVE the enemies-to-lovers trope, and all my best stories have the heroines at odds before they come together. The tension between mortal enemies is something I really enjoy, both reading about it and exploring it in my own writing.
So, I hit upon the idea of the Winter Court Princess being sent to assassinate the Summer Court Princess. Of course, the two of them fall in love instead.
In this case, THE CIRCUIT FAE series is about Syl the Summer Court Princess and Rouen the Winter Court Princess. They’re mortal enemies, they’re supposed to be enemies, and their fates are planned out for them.
Their people expect them to be a certain way and to do certain things.
I think a lot of readers feel this kind of pressure in their lives—to fit in, to look or act a certain way, to be “cool” or popular—so they really sympathize with Syl and Rouen, who have no end of angsty drama and adventure because their people are constantly trying to pull them apart.
Despite that I think coming-out books are extremely important, I wanted to write a book that was not about coming out. I wanted to write the book I wanted to read as a teen, so I wrote about snarky teen lesbian princesses having fun adventures and cool powers, celebrating their love while fighting tooth and nail for it.
In the end, THE CIRCUIT FAE series is about finding out who you are, celebrating your strengths and embracing your flaws, and trying to do better. It’s also a love story that emphasizes the importance of being on your SO’s team, even when you’re mad enough to throw a train car at them.
Raised by witches and dragons in the northern wilds, GIE writes angsty urban fantasy YA romance–where girls who are mortal enemies kick butt, take names, and fall in love against all odds.She enjoys long hikes in the woods (where better to find the fair folk?), believing in fairies (in fact, she’s clapping right now), dancing with dark elves (always wear your best shoes), being a self-rescuing princess (hello, black belt!), and writing diverse books about teenage girls finding love, romance, and their own inner power.
She might be planning high tea at the Fae Court right now.
GIE is multi-published, and in her role as an editor has helped hundreds of authors make their dream of being published a reality.
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