Welcome to the blog Devyn Quinn! Get to know her better:
What inspired you to write this book?
A: The Eternity series was inspired when my favorite soap opera character died. I wanted to find a way to resurrect his character. Suddenly I had an idea for a whole Southern Gothic type saga.
What can we expect from you in the future?
A: Many, many books. I have recently begun writing after a 5 year hiatus to care for a dying relative, so I have a lot to catch up on.
Can you tell us a little bit about the characters?
A: The main character in the Eternity books is Morgan Saint-Evanston. On the outside he appears to be a cranky bi-polar alcoholic with nothing better do to than chase women and spend money. However, he hides a secret, as an immortal in exile. He’s also much, much more powerful than he appears to be, even though he denies it.
How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book?
A: Once Morgan appeared in my mind, he kind of wrote his own story. The one thing I like to focus on is that my characters have real world issues: mental illness, bad decision making, etc…that I believe allows reader to root for them when they are down and cheer when they overcome adversity.
Where did you come up with the names in the story?
A: I have no idea. They just show up.
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
A: The Eternity books are blood, sweat and tears for me. Every time I walk away from the series, it pulls me back. It has been off-again, on again for almost 30 years.
Tell us about your main characters- what makes them tick?
A: Morgan is a 1200 year old Irish assassin, and direct descendant of the goddess Cerredwen. He is also a demi-god, though he skirts around the responsibilities of such and refuses to accept his full power. He doesn’t believe he was rightly chosen to carry the legacy and that is should have gone to his twin sister, Megwyn. Morgan does everything he can to dodge the knowledge that he can’t hide from the power growing inside him, and that one day he will have to face it—even though it will probably destroy him in the end.
How did you come up with the title of your first novel?
A: I actually stole the title from a song lyric from a Vertical Horizon song. After that, the theme for the rest of the books came naturally.
Who designed your book covers?
A: The model for Morgan Saint-Evnaston is actor/model Dmitry Korikov. His look was designed by VM Hawthorne, who added his crazy hair. I have to admit, she nailed the look of how I envision perfectly.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
A: No! I love it!
Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
A: That every time I think there isn’t enough plot to fill the pages, I end up with too much plot and have to start another book.
If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
A: Tom Hiddleston is Morgan Saint-Evanston
Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
A: You really need to catch up, for book 5 is coming!
How did you come up with name of this book?
A: Rise of the Beast begins Morgan’s transformation from immortal into a full fledged god. It isn’t going to be pretty, or easy.
What is your favorite part of this book and why?
A: The Djinn Yadira and her accidental release of Morgan’s true identity.
If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?
A: I’d spend the day with Yadira. Being a Djinn handing in opium dens seducing humans while meddling with the minds would be great fun!
Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
A: They are all imagination.
Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
A: My characters always take over. My mind is their stage and they have control.
Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
A: Because not only do you have a crazy-sauce Irish assassin and his oft-gone-wrong witchcraft, you have his vampire girlfriend, his witchy ex-wife, the cop turned Berserker, and a naked purple Djinn with a love of spanking!
Have you written any other books that are not published?
A: Yes, the second book in my Vampire Armageddon series for NAL. The contract negotiations over money fell apart, and I withdrew the book and had the contract cancelled.
If your book had a candle, what scent would it be?
A: Sandalwood and cinnamon.
What did you edit out of this book?
A: Not a damn thing!
Eternity series by Devyn Quinn!
characters and dramatic events, Echoes of Angels is
a very promising start to a new series. 4½ stars.” —Romantic Times
choice but to accept her grandmother’s offer to return to her
ancestral home—a home Julienne’s mother fled in fear more than
twenty years ago. What she finds there is a world so macabre it
haunts her senses and fills her with dread. And the darkly compelling
Morgan Saint-Evanston, whose mysterious pull haunts her in more
destined to become the leader of his people—a duty he abandoned
when his tormented soul drove him to seek exile in the mortal world.
Tortured by his betrayal and the knowledge that those who dwell on
the dark side will one day have their vengeance, he turns to the
beautiful Julienne for one last moment of solace. Because the veils
separating the worlds are about to open, and Morgan knows he must
take the fight to the enemy before the forces of darkness unleash
their unholy hell on mankind.
them and Morgan prepares to confront a fate he cannot ignore, both
will be plunged into a realm where human souls are open barter and
even the power of love may not be enough to save them.
and a setting that is easily seen within your mind’s eye.”
—Rogues and Romance Reviews
refused to surrender, and through her own force of will and her love
for one man she managed to survive and escape. But survival brings
its own new hell when she makes a horrific discovery. A demonic
sorcerer has begun a search for the forbidden Scrolls of Cachaen,
ancient texts that will restore his waning magic and give him the
power to take his final revenge on the man Julienne loves, Morgan
from gaining control of the scrolls, Julienne will be forced to
confront the most sinister powers of this dark world. And in a race
against time that will determine the fate of all mankind, Julienne
and Morgan will find themselves in a perilous battle against evil
that will either condemn them to eternal misery . . . or grant them
erratic Morgan Saint-Evanston, she’s been forced to draw on her
deepest strengths to survive the demonic realm of the otherworld and
the treacherous existence of an immortal. But when Morgan obtains the
Scrolls of Cachaen—said to be the keys controlling the forces of
nature itself—it unleashes a deeply sinister beast from the astral
realm who wields an unholy power capable of defying their efforts to
Julienne and all of mankind, but the powerful and mystical scrolls
are taking a debilitating toll on him, even as very mortal enemies
scheme to control him for their own purposes. As he is stripped of
the strength he needs to wage an epic war against the beast hell-bent
on their destruction, he realizes he will have to turn to a dark
magick for their salvation—one that may consume his soul.
hard-fought love that fires them both, they will come face-to-face
with a cruel fate that would turn their one hope for survival into
the very thing that could lead to their ultimate destruction.
the otherworld, but now he finds himself tormented by an earthside
foe who could destroy everything he’s built in the mortal realm.
Forced to turn to a magickal ally to preserve the sanctity of
Blackthorne Manor and safeguard its secrets, he discovers that the
bewitching creature’s services come at a chilling price: the very
part of his soul that harbors his humanity.
erotic ties that bind them are fraying as his lost humanity sends him
spiraling downward to the furthest extremes of darkness and
depravity. As Julienne struggles to save the man she loves from utter
and eternal ruin, she must delve into her own dark powers at the risk
of forsaking her sanity.
inner demons and those who would deny him his legacy, they must
confront the very real threat that his fragmented psyche will lead
him to the edge of self-destruction—and the destruction of all they
hold dear, both in this world and in their hearts.
other states home. She is a huge fan of dark gothic music &
shoot-’em-up action movies.
antiquated New York system & decided to head into indy publishing
with Beyond the Page. Beginning in 2017, she will be releasing new
work. She is also planning to reissue her former NY titles with fresh
material & smoking hot cover art. More exciting is the
forthcoming “Ocean Deep” mermaid series, which will tell
more tales of the Mer. The Kith & Kynn, Eternity, and Wildcat
series’ will also be continued with new books.
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