Why did you write this book?
I originally set out to write this book almost ten years ago. I was researching Celtic myths when I came across a book written in the seventeenth century called The Secret commonwealth of elves, Fauns, and Fairies, which was notorious because the author—one Robert Kirk–had supposedly angered the fairies by revealing their secrets, so they captured him and imprisoned him in a tree. (For real. Go ahead, Google it. I’ll wait.)
Anyway, I couldn’t stop thinking about Robert, wondering if he was really stuck in the tree or if he got to wander around Fairyland, and eventually I decided that he’d become the Seelie Queen’s personal assassin, her gallowglass. And here we are today.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Urban fantasy and paranormal romance.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Does R2D2 count?
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m finishing up the sequel to Gallowglass, Walker, and working on the fourth installment of my epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Parthalan. I’ve also got a Secret Project brewing, which has supernatural elements I’ve never worked with before. Exciting times!
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Walker (Gallowglass #2), Golem (Parthalan #4) and the aforementioned Secret Project.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre urban fantasy, paranormal romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Karina didn’t set out to free the Seelie Queen’s gallowglass. Now she’ll do anything to keep him.
After Karina and her brother, Chris’s, lives fall apart in separate yet equally spectacular ways, they leave New York behind and head to the UK. Karina buries herself in research for her doctoral thesis, all the while studiously not thinking about the man who broke her heart, while Chris—who’d been a best-selling author before his ex-fiancée sued him for plagiarism—drinks his way across the British Isles.
In Scotland, they visit the grave of Robert Kirk, a seventeenth- century minister who was kidnapped by fairies. No one is more shocked than Karina when a handsome man with a Scottish brogue appears, claiming to be the Robert Kirk of legend. What’s more, he says he spent the last few hundred years as the Gallowglass, the Seelie Queen’s personal assassin. When they’re attacked by demons, Karina understands how dearly the queen wants him back.
As Karina and Robert grow closer, Chris’s attempts to drown his sorrows lead him to a pub, and a woman called Sorcha. Chris is instantly smitten with her, so much so he spends days with Sorcha and lies to his sister about his whereabouts. When Chris comes home covered in fey kisses, Karina realizes that the Seelie Queen isn’t just after Robert.
Can Karina outsmart the Seelie Queen, or is Robert doomed to forever be the Gallowglass?
Publisher Bellatrix Press
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Jennifer Allis Provost writes books about faeries, orcs and elves. Zombies too. She grew up in the wilds of Western Massachusetts and had read every book in the local library by age twelve. (It was a small library). An early love of mythology and folklore led to her epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Parthalan, and her day job as a cubicle monkey helped shape her urban fantasy, Copper Girl. When she’s not writing about things that go bump in the night (and sometimes during the day) she’s working on her MFA in Creative Nonfiction.
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