Udea, Capital of Nocturna

I just wanted to give a description of the capital city where my main character Valon spends most of his time in my debut YA fantasy romance novel NOCTURNA, which is named after the country the city Udea is located in and hidden within modern-day Turkey. After the death of King Gideon in 127 (CE), the … Continue reading Udea, Capital of Nocturna

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Q&A: What is the Council?

The Council is a board of six Ancients, all men, who have been around since Alexei's great-grandfather's time. They, along with the King, make the laws of Nocturna. The Council also takes over ruling the kingdom when the son of the deceased King is under the age of adulthood, while the new King, the son, … Continue reading Q&A: What is the Council?

Writing: Training for the Real World

SPOILER ALERT. “Alexei, where are you taking me?” Valon asked, following his husband down the road. He quickened, moving to Alexei’s side and shuffling awkwardly as he glanced at the citizens bowing to them. Alexei held back a snort, motioning for their three guards to encircle them. “Here, my love,” Alexei replied, stopping in front of a large, plain polished limestone building. It had many square windows and rose three stories high. Thin lines of shapes like triangles or circles or just thicker solid lines of green, blue, and red were painted over the white blocks at the base and on the roof. “What is this?” Valon questioned confused. The courtyard in front of the building was empty, giving Valon no hints. . . .

Q&A: How was a nine-year-old Alexei able to become King?

At age nine, Alexei became King in title only. The Council actually took over the rulings. Alexei was able to bend those rules and create several laws before he handed the power to the Council. At age twelve, a monster is considered an adult (though not always sexually), so Alexei was able to take control … Continue reading Q&A: How was a nine-year-old Alexei able to become King?

Character Profiles: Julian

Julian Born: Unknown Age: 24 physically, 3480 chronically Height: 6’3” Weight: 165 lbs. Hair: Black Eyes: Emerald green Species: Crow Demon Role in Palace: Advisor (Military), In Charge of Slave Trade Family: Father – Dominic (Deceased) (Crow Demon) Mother – Cierra (Deceased) (Black Mage) Adopted by Council Member Faustus (Pure Demon)