This week, the Wednesday Random Bloggers welcome our latest member - the spectacular Gwendolyn Cease!
As a lot of you might know, Jess Jarman and Jenny Trout and I have been recapping the BBC TV show, Merlin. What you might not know is I’m an Arthurian lit junkie from way back - pretty much since childhood thanks to bedtime stories from my mom. It’s just a fascination I’ve never grown out of. And I’m cool with that.
I’ve even written a couple Arthurian based stories – Ronan’s Grail from Ellora’s Cave and Mist and Stone from Totally Bound. Now, I’m doing a new one. This one had started out as a young adult story, but it really wasn’t coming together the way I’d hoped. But, I realized if I aged the characters up, a little, it might work better. And so far, it is.
The anthology, If Ever I would Leave You, was Jess’ idea – all of us using the Arthurian legends as framework with contemporary settings. Since I had this story I was already working on, it seemed like a good fit. I’m super excited about this project. I’m still working on it, so I don’t want to jinx myself, but I can tell you that it involves Avalon, a sailing accident and the heroine falling for someone she really shouldn’t.
When I think of Liam, the guy our heroine shouldn't be falling for, I think of Sam Claflin. To be fair, I think of Sam Claflin other times, too. If I'm honest, I 'd have to say that I think of Sam Claflin a lot. But he's who I picture for Liam.
It was harder to find the right inspiration for Tabby, but Laura Donnelly works quite nicely.
And here's a peek at Avalon.
I really need to put a play list together for these two, but I haven't quite gotten around to it, yet, but given the angst in this relationship, I can't help but think that Damien Rice's Rootless Tree will be in heavy rotation.
Also, we'll be doing a big old cover reveal for the antho, so if you'd like in on that, or just want to help us out because you're awesome - please click here to sign up.
I can't wait to check out everyone else's projects. Just click on the name and it'll take you to their project.