Monday, December 21, 2009

Descend into Darkness with Yolanda Sfetsos

Have you ever wanted to write a story about someone's descent into darkness? Of someone's quest to reach a certain goal at the expense of their very soul? Or maybe just a tale of demonic possession that goes about it from a different angle?

Well, that's what I did with my Damnation Books novella...

Faithless: Book One of the Alyce Kerr, Faith Healer Trilogy

Alyce Kerr is a celebrity Faith Healer. Her power comes from a binding with a demonic entity. Every time he gives her the power to heal, he sucks a little more of her soul into him.

But now her ex, Ross, is in town. He’s been watching from the shadows and Alyce is finding it harder to ignore him... even if he did try to kill her three years earlier.

Could Ross be the answer to ending her connection to the demon killing her inside?


Except, it wasn't intentional. The idea for Alyce's story hit me one day with so much force that I wrote the first installment in a few frenzied days. The same thing happened with the other two books. It just feels like any story I set in Alyce's world just pours out of me. As if it was waiting patiently to be let out. And when I'm ready, I get into a crazed trance until it's told.

I have to admit, I love it when that happens. I really enjoyed telling Alyce's story. She's a Faith Healer who uses the power of a demon to keep her celebrity status and cure the sick. Following Alyce in her quest to get rid of the demonic entity practically eating her soul, as well as reconnecting with the man she loves, was a lot of fun. The relationship between Alyce and Ross was complicated from the very beginning, and the circumstances behind their reunion only makes things harder. In fact, just when things look to be heading in the right direction, something else happens.

I'm actually working on another Alyce story this week. This world just fits like a glove, and when that happens to a writer, it certainly feels like a gift. 'Tis the season for giving, after all. ;)

Happy Holidays!

Faithless is now available in eBook, print, and Kindle.

Book 2: Careless will be released in March 2010, and Book 3: Boundless will be released in June 2010 by Damnation Books.

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Yolanda Sfetsos
http://www.yolandasfetsos.com/

Yolanda Sfetsos lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband, daughter, and cat. She loves to spend most of her days writing stories. Her muse doesn't like genre restrictions and is always happy to toe the dark edge of storytelling. When she’s not writing she spends as much time as possible with her small family. She also enjoys watching movies, TV shows and reading.

6 comments:

RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Thank you for sharing here Yolanda.
I enjoyed learning about the backstory to Faithless. I love how inspiration struck you and you leapt upon it and did not ignore it. The story and characters sound intriguing and I am definitely going to read it.
Merry Christmas!
RKCharron

Bard Girl said...

That is so cool when that happens when you get into the zone and the story comes pouring out. Sounds like a great book.

sherry said...

I think this sounds like a great book and can't wait to read it.

Andrea said...

I enjoyed the interview and found another new author to check out.

booklover0226 said...

This post was great; I learned quite a bit.

Thanks,
Tracey D

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Hi RK! You're very welcome. I love to share the stories behind my ideas. :)


Bad Girl, it is cool when that happens. Thanks!


Thanks Sherry, I hope you enjoy it.


Andrea, thanks so much!


Hi Tracey, I'm glad. :)


And thanks so much to Roxanne for having me over here again.

I hope you all have a fantastic festive season! Take care.

 
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