Full Name: Aristopheles (Contracted Name: Riven Dolan) Pronounced: Ah-ris-stoff-ah-leez Born: June 6, 437 BCE Died: August 27, 411 BCE (Murdered) Age: 26 physically; 2,452 chronically Born/Raised in: Therapne, Laconia, Greece Currently Lives in: Circle of Wrath, 6th Circle of Hell Height: 6’3” Weight: 190 lbs. Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Wine Red Species: Born Human, … Continue reading Character Profile: Riven
Character Profile: Blair
Full Name: Blair Matthew Whitaker Born: January 14, 1997 Age: 18 Born/Raised in: Whitehaven, Michigan, United States Height: 5’9” Weight: 140 lbs. Hair Color: Dark Brown Eye Color: Brown Species: Human (?) School: Whitehaven High School School Year: 12th Grade/Senior Job: Part-time cashier at Illusion Isle Bookstore Family: Father – Matthew Whitaker (Lawyer) Mother – … Continue reading Character Profile: Blair
Character Profiles: Concubines and their Children
Hi all! As I'm rewriting Nocturna, I realized I never really introduced the concubines and their children in the Second Palace (the harem/seraglio) like I did Valon, Alexei, Di, and Julian. Of course, this won't be as in-depth since there are so many, but I wanted to give a brief overview of their names, birthplaces, … Continue reading Character Profiles: Concubines and their Children
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
I’m Back! + Nocturna Book Cover Reveal
It's been a very long time since I've updated my site (because obviously two months is an extremely long time), but I've been doing stuff even though I've been away from this site! Some of you might have noticed that my domain name got rid of the (.)wordpress bit in it. I also got some … Continue reading I’m Back! + Nocturna Book Cover Reveal
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?
Q&A: What happens to the captured humans when they try to escape?
Nothing good. Either they try to escape and are caught and killed or they escape and are stranded. If they are caught while trying to run, they are killed on sight. No trial, no muss, no fuss. Just death. They wouldn’t be worth the effort if they were to try to escape again. It is … Continue reading Q&A: What happens to the captured humans when they try to escape?
Q&A: When were humans introduced to Nocturnian society?
Hey, everyone! Remember to subscribe to my monthly newsletter! Only 4 more days until it is sent out! Humans have always been a threat to creatures. Hunted for sport or glory, slaughtered for their fearsome looks, and marked as evil just because they are what humans are not. That is why Nocturna was created, as … Continue reading Q&A: When were humans introduced to Nocturnian society?
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?
Q&A: Who Created the Monster World?
Most of these are actually questions and answers I created during the process of creating my story, so I'll be posting many of those. If anyone else has questions, feel free to ask! I would love to answer them. Alexei’s great-grandfather created Nocturna, though at the time it was not hidden from the mortal world. … Continue reading Q&A: Who Created the Monster World?