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5 Stars for MORIBUND!

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

In one week, MORIBUND has netted over THIRTY 5-star ratings on Goodreads and Amazon!

Here’s what people are saying:

“The plot moves quickly and is full of action, witty dialogue, and flirty romance. I am excited for the second book!” – Laura, Goodreads

MORIBUND scores A+ in all my writing checklist categories: Unique, fast-paced, well-researched, contained authentic voices, made me laugh out loud, twisted plotlines, gorgeous language, solid high school drama, and a belief that you could run into the characters on the street and you wouldn’t be too terribly surprised to find out that they really existed” – Diane, Goodreads

Cheeky, heartfelt, full of magic and mayhem. How could you not love two female protagonists finding themselves and each other in a snarky angsty drama full of fun?” – Natty, Goodreads

“This book has a lot of strong points, but its strongest have to be the awesome characters and the crackling, adorkable romance between Syl and Rouen. Seriously, I could not stop squeeing” – Erin, Amazon

“So, this book has freaking everything. I’m talking romance, adventure, fae, battles, and even more romance. What else do you want from a novel?” – Christina, Goodreads

“Overall it had the feeling of watching a good UF TV show, and I could easily see this being adapted into a hit show in the vein of Supernatural or Once Upon a Time” – Jerry, Amazon

“MORIBUND comes with a good serving of sweet and angstylicious FxF teen romance plus strong, kick-ass (and snarky-ish) heroines you’ll love both as a couple and on their own” – Liv, Goodreads

I am addicted to the Circuit Fae world and will surely be reading the sequel! Enchanting & full of danger and treachery. Cleverly executed, the reveals do surprise, but evolve the story in a way that makes sense” – Rebecca, Amazon

“There are some genuinely hilarious lines in here. My fave: ‘What was their weakness? Kryptonite? The color yellow? A fluffy kitten? Gah!’ Hell, there’s even a Kylo Ren reference” – Paul, Goodreads

“There were times I found myself unable to put the book down, even though I knew I should so I could “adult” for a little while. That’s how good it was. It sucked me in and didn’t want to let go” – Jasmine, Goodreads

“I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book, but it was a great read. I was instantly drawn into the world, and I loved the dark/light fae aspect. I also loved the fact it was all very goth/Matrix-ey and there were lots of pop-culture references too” – Gayle, Goodreads

“The plot was filled with mystery, suspense, and action. Genevieve Iseult Eldredge did a fantastic job of weaving the “magic” of the fae into the “reality” of her world-building. I was super captivated and impressed–the details were intricate and gorgeously manipulated, but never overwhelming or “unbelievable.” This was story-telling at its finest!” – Elizabeth, Amazon

“I truly loved this book. The author definitely knows how to write for the broader community. I recommend this read for those that enjoy a page turner!” – Esperanza, Goodreads

 

Awww…y’all are making me blush! A big thank you from the top and bottom of my heart to everyone who took their time to rate and review MORIBUND! It means the world to me.

Next week, as my blog tour comes to a close, I’ll be highlighting the fabulous blogs and bloggers who hosted me. Stay tuned!

~GIE

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Happy Book Birthday: MORIBUND!

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Get yours:

Amazon

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GooglePlay

iBooks

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And even though it’s MORIBUND’s birthday, you’re the one getting the gift! to celebrate, we have a ton of giveaways and goodies.

Enter our Rafflecopter and win cool Elf and Fae tiaras and more!

 

Enter our Goodreads giveaway and win one of 10 copies of MORIBUND, ebook or print version–your choice!

 

Lastly, I wanted to take a moment to thank a few key people without whom Circuit Fae would never have become a reality.

First, I want to thank the founder of Monster House Books, Christina Bauer, for her relentless efforts in making MORIBUND and me a success, for her business savvy, for her expertise in all things YA, and for being so very good at talking me off the ledge when I need it.

Second, to my wonderful editor, Erin. Girl, you always show me the forest when I’m lollygagging at the trees. Your patience and grace and wealth of writing kung-fu astounds me. I am very fortunate to be working with you.

Third, to Kelly, Kimberly, and Alli, and all the folks at INscribe Digital who have worked so tirelessly and enthusiastically to make MORIBUND’s launch so awesome. Your belief in me and dedication mean the world to me!

To my fiancee, Laura. My self-proclaimed biggest fan. I could not do this without you. You are the fair Fae to my dark Fae, the winter to my summer. My everything. Thank you.

Last but not least, to the friends, family, bloggers, reviewers, readers, and everyone who bought a copy, who took their time to give MORIBUND a review or rating, thank you. From the bottom of my heart.

Y’all are the best!

~GIE

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Win a Free Copy of MORIBUND!

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

It’s nearly here! Only six more days till you can get your hot little hands on a copy of MORIBUND, book one in The Circuit Fae series!

And to celebrate, we’ve got this awesome GoodReads giveaway, running the entire month of September!

Enter to win one of 10 free copies of MORIBUND. And the best thing? You can choose: ebook or print book.

That’s a deal even a dark Fae could love!

Enter the Giveaway!

Add Moribund to your GoodReads To-Read List!

And thanks for all your love and support! I couldn’t do this with you all.

~GIE

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Win All the Pretty Things!

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Win all the pretty things! Including this cool Circuit Fae: Moribund elf tiara and ear cuff set!

 Enter now!

To celebrate the September 12th launch of Circuit Fae: Moribund, Monster House Books and I are giving away a bunch of cool elf and Fae themed swag!

Up for grabs:

  • Silver Elf Tiara and Ear Cuff set
  • Syl’s Sun and Circuit Board pendant
  • Leather Fae Arm Cuff
  • A copy of Circuit Fae: Moribund (ebook or print)

 See ImagesEnter Now!          ___________________

Dark Fae. Romance. Evil Plots. High school.

Our heroines could be in for the greatest adventure ever.If only they could decide whether to kill or kiss each other. 

High school sophomore Syl Skye is an ordinary girl. At least, she’s trying to be. School photographer and all-around geek, she introverts hard and keeps her crush on sexy-hot glam-Goth star Euphoria on the down-low.

But when a freak accident Awakens her slumbering power, Syl is forced to accept a destiny she never wanted—as the last sleeper-princess of the fair Fae.

Suddenly hunted by the dark Fae, Syl’s pretty sure things can’t get any worse. Until she discovers her secret crush, Euphoria, is really a dark Circuit Fae able to harness the killing magic in technology. Even worse, she’s been sent to destroy Syl.

With mean girls and magic and dark Fae trying to kill her, it’ll take more than just “clap if you believe in fairies” to save Syl’s bacon—not to mention, her heart.

Coming September 12th. Lock in your copy now!

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The Adventures of Marisol Holmes: All About Leopards

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

In The Adventures of Marisol Holmes: A Study in Shifters, two of the characters, Elise Fell and Reyna Fell, are leopard shifters. Leopards are closely related to jaguars, from the way they look to the way they hunt, but despite the resemblances, there are some stark differences between the two species.

Just like the jaguar, the leopard is one of the five big cats in the genus Panthera. It has relatively short legs, but a long body and large skull. It’s smaller and lighter than a jaguar. There are 9 subspecies of leopards recognized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), namely the African leopard, Indian leopard, Arabian leopard, Persian leopard (also known as Central Asian leopar or Caucasian leopard), North Chinese leopard, Amur leopard, Indochinese leopard, Javan leopard and Sri Lankan leopard. As you can see, most of the species are divided based on their hunting grounds and where they’ve been found.

All these subspecies have small morphological differences from one another. On top of that, the texture and colour of a leopard’s fur often varies too by climate and geography; leopards in forests are darker than those in deserts.

The leopards primarily occur in Africa, and eastern and southeast Asia. They’re very adaptable, and can thrive in forests as well as in savannas. They can climb on trees and are often resting on tree branches during the day. They even drag their kills up trees and hang them there. Leopards are solitary predators.

Leopards often appeared in mythology. Egyptian priests wore the skin of a leopard, in particular the skin of black panthers, which they saw as a symbol for the spirit of Set.

 

 

 

Bewaren

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The Adventures of Marisol Holmes: All About Jaguars

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

In The Adventures of Marisol Homes: A Study in Shifters, our main character, Marisol, is a half-human / half-jaguar shifter. Her mother is a full blood jaguar shifter. Of course, I couldn’t write about jaguar shifters without doing some research into jaguars.

Turns out, jaguars are actually pretty amazing. They’re the third-largest big cat, after the tiger and lion, and the largest in the Americas. It’s genus is Panthera, which it shares with the leopard, tiger, lion, cheetah, and the other big cats.

The jaguar’s current hunting grounds range from Southwestern United States and Mexico, across much of Central America, even to Paraguay and northern Argentina.

Physically, the jaguar is closest related to the leopard, but it has a larger, sturdier build. The jaguar doesn’t live in packs, it’s a solitary predator at the top of the food chain in the regions it occupies.

The jaguar has the most powerful bite of all the big cats. When a jaguar wants to kill its prey, it bites between the ears and bites directly through the skull, into the brain–usually, a fatal bite.

Did you know a black panther isn’t actually a seperate species? A black panther is either a jaguar or a leopard with color morphism, into a near-black, melanistic form. Jaguars with melanism appear entirely black. Extremely rare are albino jaguars, also called white panthers.

Jaguars are often present in Aztec mythology. The Aztecs used the image of the jaguar as the representative of the ruler, and as a warrior. The Aztecs even had an elite warrior clans, known as the Jaguar Knights. How awesome is that?

 

Bewaren

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Fae Realms: OverHill and UnderHollow Boards!

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

In honor of the Moribund eSampler staying in the Top 10 in the LGBT Fiction category on Amazon for over a month, I’m releasing two more of my concept inspiration boards.

OverHill

The first is a concept board for OverHill, the realm of the fair Fae and the seat of the Summer Court. It’s from OverHill that Syl’s white flame power springs–something that becomes a wee bit…problematic for our favorite sleeper-princess in Circuit Fae 2: Ouroboros. 

Along with trying to learn to control her power, Syl must find her place in OverHill and the Summer Court, a place where she and Rouen can be together without fear and judgment–no easy feat since the fair Fae and the dark Fae have been at war since the Cleaving that split Faerie into Fair and Dark.

Not to mention, Aldebaran Prince of the fair Fae has his own plans for Syl, and they do not include a certain dark Fae princess.

We’re pretty sure Rouen and Syl both are going to have a lot to say about that!

In the meantime, enjoy the bright and gorgeous art on the OverHill board. Even a dark Fae would have to admit, it’s pretty boss.

UnderHollow

The second is a concept board for UnderHollow, the realm of the dark Fae, and the seat of the Winter Court. It’s from UnderHollow that Rouen’s “euphoria” power springs–a power that is altered irrevocably when she becomes a Circuit Fae for a time.

Rouen travels briefly to UnderHollow in Circuit Fae: Moribund, but in Circuit Fae: Ouroboros,Rouen is forced into a battle with Fiann for the ultimate prize–the throne of Dark Faerie.

Will she take the crown and become queen, sealing her fate as Syl’s enemy for all time? Or will Syl and Rouen find another way–a way where they can be together?

Stay tuned! And in the meantime, check out all the atmospheric dark beauty of the UnderHollow board. No wonder Rouen’s so emo-broody all the time!

Have a board you’d like to see? Drop me a line here!

Slán go fóill!

~GIE

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The Adventures of Marisol Holmes: Paris Catacombs

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

A Study in Shifters is set in two primary locations: the first one is Waynard Academy, a boarding school in England, and the second location is Paris.

Now, luckily, I’ve visited Paris a few times before, three times to be exact. This helped me get a feel of the place before I wrote about it. I know all the tourist attractions, the landmarks, some of the street names. I’ve seen the Notre Dame twice so I can describe how it looks like, what feelings overwhelm tourists as they head inside.

But the one place I haven’t visited yet in Paris, is the catacombs.

Now, I’ve been in catacombs before, particularly the ones in Rome, and you get more or less the same claustrophic, slightly eerie vibe as you head into that underground labyrinth. For the Paris catacombs, I had to do some reseach though, considering I’d never been there.

Turns out the Catacombs of Paris aren’t really all that old. They were founded in the eighteenth century, two millennia later than the ones founded in Rome. The officials of Paris were struggling with two problems in the eighteenth century: cave-ins and overdlowing cemeteries. During the night, they transferred remains from the cemeteries to reinforced tunnels underneath the ground. More than six million people are now buried in the catacombs of Paris.

Nowadays, Parisians refer to the tunnels under Paris as the “catacombs” – not just to the smaller network of catacomb tunnels themselves, but to all underground tunnels.

A fun anecdote about the Paris catacombs, in 2004, police discovered a fully equipped movie theater in one of the caverns, equipped with a giant cinema screen, audience seats, and a complete restaurant.

If they could hide all that in one of those underground caverns… Think about what else could be hidden deep inside those catacombs.

The pictures used in this post are actually pretty amazing. They’ve been taken by Felix Nadar in 1861, and show case the very first use of the illumination technique with artificial light. The pictures are from Wikimedia Commons, and to see the fulll collection, go here.

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Circuit Fae: Moribund Launch Tour!

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Circuit Fae: Moribund launches September 12, 2017!

Make sure to hit up these awesome blogs for reviews, interviews, guest posts, excerpts, top 10 lists, and more!

 

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Can’t wait to see y’all there!

~GIE

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The Adventures of Marisol Holmes: Pinterest Boards

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

A picture speaks a thousand words, right?

Well, as I was drafting the first book in The Adventures of Marisol Holmes series, A Study in Shifters, I often took to Pinterest for inspiration for everything from character appearances to inspiring artwork.

Here are the boards that inspired me while writing:

Marisol Holmes

Marisol is the protagonist in The Adventures of Marisol Holmes series. She’s a member The Conclave of Shadows, a super-secret underground organization that solves supernatural crimes and meets in the catacombs of Paris. As the great-great-granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes himself, Marisol has quite the reputation to live up to. Luckily, she has inherited her ancestor’s sharp wit and intellect, because she’ll need it for the troubles awaiting her.

Marisol is also a halfblood jaguar shifter from her mother’s side, a position that often puts her in harm’s way too.

Wyatt Johnson

Wyatt is an otter shifter who attends Waynard Academy, the site of a recent murder Marisol has been sent to investigate. Wyatt is a huge mystery fan, and Sherlock Holmes is one of his idols, so he jumps at the chance to meet the great-great granddaughter of the man he admired so much.

Wyatt looks like your typical boy-next-door, but there’s much more to him than meets the eye.

Duchesse

Marisol’s mother, leader of the jaguar clan, finds herself in an ever weakening political position. With her only heir being only half-shifter (and half-human), the other shifters are eager to take any potential weakness of hers and turn it against her. The murder Marisol has been sent to solve doesn’t really help matters either.

Beautiful but lethal, Duchesse is willing to do whatever it takes to protect her daughter, and her clan.

Mannix

A wolf shifter with an intellect matching Marisol’s, Mannix is bad news. Yet, he’s the kind of bad news you don’t mind hooking up with in dark corners. Hot and dangerous, a combination Marisol often finds hard to resist…

 

Click on the names to visit the Pinterest boards.

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