A warm welcome to fantasy author N J Simmonds who has dropped by today to share an interview with Luci from her fabulous new release, Son of Secrets. Son of Secrets is the second book in the Indigo Chronicles.
In a fight against destiny – who will win?
Ella has been waiting for Zac for three years. She’s convinced he’ll return for her, but fate has other plans. When Josh is thrown back into her life, Ella has a choice: step back on to her rightful path, or wait for the one who dared her to rebel.
But Ella’s not the only one missing Zac. Luci has been searching for her blue-eyed boy over two millennia and will stop at nothing to get him back. Even if that means hunting down the only girl he ever loved. From Tuscany 5BC to 17th century witch hunts, Ella, Zac, Luci and Sebastian’s lives have been forever intertwined. The time has finally come to complete the circle.
Those of you who enjoyed the first book in N J Simmond’s series, The Path Keeper, will remember that towards the end Zac discovers his mother may still be alive.
Meet a Luci, a woman who’s been walking this earth two-thousand years looking for her boy. Whether you love or hate her, you’ll never forget her.
Thank you for taking the time to talk to me today, Luci.
Time is something I have in abundance. Continue.
Spit it out. There are more important places I need to be.
Yes. Sorry. Over the centuries you’ve been described as evil. How do you feel about that?
Throughout history scared men have been painting strong women as evil. If you can’t control a person, you control their reputation. I’ve been called the devil, a witch, a slag – they are just words for women who don’t do what they’re told. I’ve lived with a bad reputation for a very long time, but all that’s about to change. It’s time to right some wrongs.
You have a son. Tell us about him.
Zadkiel is my life – he’s the reason for everything I do. I was taken from him when he was just six years old and I’ve been searching for him ever since. He thinks I died two-thousand years ago, that I was nothing but a peasant woman from a village. He has no idea how powerful I am, or how important he is. Zadkiel is the key to destroying his tyrant father, Mikhael, and the realm. Yet unfortunately, all my boy cares about is that tiresome girl Arabella – or Ella as she calls herself now.
Who’s Ella and what does she have to do with anything?
She has something to do with everything. She’s the girl my son has been obsessed with for two millennia. She keeps coming back lifetime after lifetime, and he just stands by and gives in to fate. It’s infuriating. When I finally get my boy back, I’m going to teach him the importance of power and taking what you want.
Are you in a romantic relationship with anyone at the moment?
Ha! Romance is a ridiculous notion. I learned that lesson the hard way. Sex is great though. Sex I enjoy thoroughly and often with whomever takes my fancy, but the only man I love now is my son. I used to have friends whose company I enjoyed. Is respect the same as love? Perhaps. I miss them – especially Gabriel.
What can we expect from you in the future?
Revenge. As well as the usual uninhibited fun, destruction and chaos. Now, are we done? Because this interview has been incredibly dull and pointless. Although…you are very attractive with a very pretty smile. Okay, I can spare an hour. Follow me.
A photo of Luci and Gabriel by Salome Totladze
“Fantasy at its best. Fresh, beautiful and moving” – Anna Day, Author
“I fell in love with this series in the first book and have patiently waited to read the second installment to find out where the story of Ella and Zac takes us and boy did she take us on an amazing ride! Simmonds’ creativity is brilliant and her beautiful writing style and detail makes you feel like you are watching a film in your head.” – Netgalley Reviewer
“Just wow! The imagery and creativeness in this book is amazing. I was on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next… A must read.” – Netgalley reviewer
It sounds a captivating story, doesn’t it? If, like me, you want to read more you can purchase the book here:
Meet NJ Simmonds
N J Simmonds is the author of fantasy series The Indigo Chronicles – she also writes Manga comics and is one half of Caedis Knight. Her stories are magical, historical and full of complex women, page-turning twists and plenty of romance. Originally from London, she now lives with her family in the Netherlands.
Thanks for dropping by to talk to us about Sons of Secrets, NJ. Wishing you many sales.
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