Lost Legends, an upcoming Indie novel Behind the Scenes

So we got to interview Cait Marie about her upcoming book release. She gave us a behind the scenes to share with you, our readers.

Time to talk about what goes on behind the writing and how The Lost Legends came to be. Some of the most frequent questions I get are…


“Where do all the story ideas come from?”
The idea for The Lost Legends came from a dream, as cliche as that sounds. I’ve always had really random dreams that I thought would make good movies or books. Well, I had a dream that I was a princess sailing with pirates to look for a group of fae called the Nihryst. In the dream, it was actually the Night Court from the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. To make it my own, I completely removed the fae element, which was the only similarity to that series. Most of the original idea is still there though.


The biggest difference is that it was originally just about Ada looking for the Nihryst in the one book. Then, I added Shane’s POV for myself to know what happened in the kingdom while Ada was gone. Shane’s story not only helped develop the first book but helped create a bigger story arc for what’s now going to be a trilogy. In fact, as of right now, Shane will have more chapters in book two than Ada.

“How long did it take you to write The Lost Legends? What were those writing habits like?”
It took me a little over three months to write the first draft, but there wasn’t a lot of consistent writing. There were weeks that I didn’t touch it. I wrote 30,000 words the first week… I go through writing binges; I will write 10,000 words in a couple days, then nothing for a while. That’s actually something I need to work on.

“Where did the inspiration come from?”


A mashup of a bunch of things. I love Disney, I love the story of Robin Hood, and I love Pirates of the Caribbean. To write, I created a Pinterest board and playlist. I made a few aesthetic boards as well, which I’ll share below.

The Lost Legends is now available on Amazon!
Get your copy here!

About the Author

Cait Marie has been obsessed with books her entire life. The love of writing didn’t hit until 2017. Since then, she has held multiple positions within Coffee House Writers, including C.O.O., Advertising Supervisor, Editor, and Writer. In 2018, she used her passion for reading to create Functionally Fictional. In 2019, she joined the indie staff of YA Books Central as a reviewer and then Indie Assistant Blogger.
Cait graduated with honors in 2019 from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, and she is currently enrolled in their Master of Fine Arts program. She lives in Indiana, where she freelance edits and provides a variety of other author services. When she’s not writing or reading, she can usually be found watching Disney movies or Brooklyn Nine-Nine, creating bullet journal spreads, or singing along to various soundtracks and showtunes.


Where to Follow
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Website: https://caitmarieh.com/
Functionally Fictional: https://functionallyfictional.com/

Announcement!

Book Birthday!

Hey everyone! Today we would like to share with you a new book that launches today! Make sure to grab this today while it’s at $.99 on Amazon! Link is down below and make sure to leave a review.

By C.J. Beaumont

Coven of Secrets (The Bayshore Witch Legacy Book 1)

A broken witch. A missing sister. A grisly murder.

Once touched by darkness, always tainted. Roxanne Cole swore off magic for a reason. But now her little sister Kathryn has gone missing, and the only person willing to help is her pretty-boy nemesis, Ray Hammond. Roxy’s not sure she can trust him, but with nowhere else to turn, she’s forced into an uneasy alliance.

When the coven’s high priestess also goes missing, it seems her sister’s disappearance is just a small piece of a much bigger puzzle. And the more she works with Ray, the more she realizes he’s just another temptation that could add to the ever-increasing magical missing persons count.

As bodies start dropping and the death toll rises, it becomes clear someone is declaring war on the Bayshore Witches. Now, if Roxy wants her little sister back, she’ll have to decide what, and who, she’s willing to sacrifice.

If you liked Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman or Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake and Merry Gentry series, you’ll love C. J. Beaumont’s up-and-coming supernatural thriller, the Bayshore Witch Legacy series.

Note: This is book one of a slow burn paranormal romance series that must be read in order to make sense.

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Faery Footprints Spotlight – Molly Hogan

Molly Hogan is a fourth grade teacher who lives in a rambling old farmhouse in rural Maine. She is fascinated by the sense of possibility that is so pervasive in nature — the sense that everything can change in an instant. She devotes her free time to walking and wandering, writing poems, and personal essays, and nature photography.

Faery Footprints – Nikki Marrone

Nikki Marrone is a published poet and photographer. When she’s not wandering the world documenting her adventures, she splits her time between performing, running events, workshop leading, and being a mother. She has been published in a variety of publications, is the winner of multiple Poetry Slams, and has featured at various spoken word nights and festivals around the world.

Faery Footprints – Serenity Studios

Doing art in multiple medias, Serenity Studios Ooak Art is a place where dreams come to life. They have a storenvy: Serenity Studios Storenvy and a FB page: Serenity Studios

Faery Footprints Spotlight – Phillip Knight Scott

Phillip Knight Scott is an aspiring poet living in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife of 11 years and their 3-year-old son. Thought writing for most of his life, he only recently began publishing his work in journals and his own website.

Faery Footprints Spotlight – Jay Carpenter

Jay Hall Carpenter has been a professional artist for over 40 years, beginning as a sculptor for the Washington National Cathedral, and winning numerous national awards for his work. His first poetry collection, Dark and Light, Poetry (2012), was followed by 101 Limericks, Inappropriate for All Occasions (2017). His next collection, Model Home, is due out in the Spring. He has written poetry, plays, muscials, and children’s books throughout the career and now sculpts and writes in Silver Spring, MD.

Call for Author & Artist Takeovers!

FF Author Takeover
Hey all! This is a call for authors and artists who would like to do a takeover at our 3 Day Release Party for the upcoming release of Faery Footprints! Let us know below in the comments or send us a message on FB:
 
Come Join the Fun!!
~Cyn~

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