Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Welcome Guest Author Yolanda Sfetsos

The End of a Trilogy...

Or, how do you say goodbye to a world you love? Yes, this is a question that I was forced to ask myself after I'd finished (and submitted) the last installment in the Alyce Kerr, Faith Healer Trilogy to my awesome publisher, Damnation Books:

Boundless: Book 3 of the Alyce Kerr, Faith Healer Trilogy

Alyce remains estranged from her celebrity status as a Faith Healer and is holed up inside a motel room with the mysterious Sebastian. Her soul might no longer belong to Buer, but the fight is far from over. The price for her freedom was devastating.

Ross made a deal with a demonologist in order to save Alyce, and is now at the mercy of the crazy woman and the demon Buer. There is no escape from the basement in which the three are trapped in, and he has to bear the torture.

When Sebastian finds a way to save Ross, Alyce must engage in an ancient, carnal ritual that complicates her life further. But for Ross, she’s willing to put both her heart and soul on the line… even if it means losing him.

Boundless turned out to be the longest novella in the trilogy. There was a lot to cover, some things to finalize, and even a few other POVs to add to the mix. In the end, Alyce manages to overcome some very serious issues, but also finds herself drowning in others.

As hard as things get for Alyce and Ross, and as many problems as they have to overcome together and apart, I really enjoyed writing this trilogy. This world and characters, even the demons and villains, were so much fun to write that I found myself sad at the idea of letting them go completely. There's just so much potential in this world, so many stories to tell...

So, you know what I did? I wrote another story set in the same world but starring a new cast of characters. The same demonic rules apply, but with the new set of characters came new facets to this world. Things that I hadn't explored with Alyce. But of course, she's in it too. Her and Ross not only make an appearance but wind up playing a big part in the story. Oh, and don't tell anyone but I might have written another Alyce novella, too. Maybe. Shh. ;)

I can't believe that it all started with an idea about a faith healer who was legit about her ability but happened to draw the power from a demonic entity. Sometimes, the simplest and most unexpected ideas are the easiest.

So, I guess the best way to say goodbye is to write another story set in the same world.

Thanks for reading!

Alyce Kerr, Faith Healer Trilogy
Now available from Damnation Books.
Or visit my website for information about the print versions.

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


Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Roxanne, thanks so much for having me here today! It's always great to pop into your lovely blog. :)

Su Halfwerk said...

Hey Yolanda,

It's intresting how some stories demand to be told.

Good luck with the new release.

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Hey Su! Thanks for stopping by to read my blog post. Yes, it is. Some stories just get under your skin.

Good luck with your new release too!

Madeleine Drake said...

Congrats on tying up the series with a bang, and best wishes on your next one!

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Thank you so much, Madeleine!

SiNn said...

just wanted stop in i know im way late lol just wante dto say Yolanda rocks

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Hi SiNn. Thanks so much! :)