I‘m very pleased to be able to announce that the excerpt of Unseelie is now available.
This book is so much fun. I am really pleased that Meredith Holmes submitted this, her first novel, to us. And, to encourage those of you who are participating, it started as a Nanowrimo novel. It’s grown far beyond that first November, though, clocking in at over 125,0000 words, a hugely ambitious project for a new author, and one that is absolutely worthwhile.
Unseelie is the story of the entirely odd romance between an Unseelie prince and a human woman. Alfhild is something of a klutz, and not exactly perfect. She has a big mouth and a stubborn attitude that gets her into a lot of trouble. So much trouble, in fact, that she ends up the bone of contention in a Sidhe civil war.
Her big mouth is what makes the novel, but all the things we love about Faerie live between these pages. What makes them so especially wonderful, though, is that we get to see them through Alfhild’s eyes. These are the stories she grew up with as well, and she’s completely flummoxed that they’re all real. Her wide eyes make the reader see them all with new wonder.
I’m really pleased that we’re able to offer you Unseelie. It will be released November 18th, but if you would like to win an e-ARC, comment here, at LJ, on Facebook or MySpace. We’ll hold the drawing on Wednesday. Maybe you can get to know Alfhild before everyone else does.