By: Jennifer Blackstream
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Driven by a terrible hunger for the black souls of evil men, Patricio, divine executioner of the gods, patrols the kingdom with blood on his hands and ice in his heart. The families of his victims sing his praises--the result of a witch’s cruel curse that condemns him to be forever surrounded by false adulation. When the curse sours the first hint at romance Patricio has had since becoming the king’s heir, his rage is all consuming. Disgusted, he leaves the mermaid in the sea and returns to the palace…only to be shocked when she bargains for the legs to follow him.
A mermaid out of her element . . .
Marcela’s world has been turned upside-down--literally. Once a proud member of her father King Triton’s royal guard, she’s now the victim of an angel’s curse. Enchanted into false adoration bordering on obsession, she traded her tail--and her voice--to the sea witch for the legs she needed to pursue the object of her desire. In a cruel twist of fate, the very magic that gave her the means to pursue her passion also broke the spell that caused it. Now she’s in the angel’s arms, but how can either of them trust the desire churning inside them when so much magic has muddied the waters?
Trust isn’t easy when nothing is as it seems . . .
A mermaid with legs and no singing voice. An angel with a curse. A witch with a chip on her shoulder. The world is full of magic and mayhem, and for an angel and a mermaid, it will take more than a kiss to balance…the Divine Scales.
About the Author
Jennifer enjoys listening to Alice Cooper, trying new recipes (to which she will add garlic whether it calls for it or not), watching television with her family, and playing with her woefully intelligent young son. She lives in Ohio.
Jennifer spends most of her time drinking coffee from her X-Men mug and desperately trying to get all her ideas written down before her son can find that all magical button on her laptop to make her latest work vanish.
To learn more about Jennifer Blackstream and her novels, visit her website at http://www.jenniferblackstream.com.
Q&A with Jennifer
I get asked this question a lot, and the fact is, I can’t pinpoint where inspiration comes from. Ideas just pop into my head. For the Blood Prince series, I had the idea of a version of Cinderella with werewolves. It all sort of snowballed from there…
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I think like most authors, I’ve always known. Most authors I know write because they have to. The stories just come to them, and they have to get them out. It starts at an early age. The difference between an author and every other human, is that for an author, those stories never go away. They need to be exorcised. So I’d say I’ve always known I wanted to be an author. However, I didn’t start seriously pursuing publishing until about five years ago, though. Right after I had my son. Strange how having no time to write inspired me to write seriously…
Do you have any strange writing habits?
Nope, I’m a pretty normal writer ;)
What was the hardest thing about writing your book?
I honestly couldn’t say. This book was challenging the same way all books are challenging. By that, I mean that no matter how much planning I put into a book, it always takes the characters a while to fall in love. And until I hit that moment when the love happens naturally, the writing all feels very stilted. Makes it hard to keep writing.
If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?
Patricio would be played by Chris Hemsworth and Marcela would be played by Rose McGowan.
What book are you reading now?
Deadbeat by Jim Butcher
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
What can we expect to see from you in the future?
I’m currently working on the spinoff series to the Blood Prince series. It’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling and so far this series is turning out very well. For the spin-off series I’m going to be including the villain’s pov as well, so that’s exciting. I enjoy writing villains so much I might actually go back and add the villain’s pov to the blood prince series books…
What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors?
Don’t ask for criticism until you’re ready to hear it. And until you’re ready to hear criticism, you’re not ready to be an author.