DESPRITE MEASURES – first in a new URBAN FANTASY series

I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front recently – because I have my head down, doing final revisions on DESPRITE MEASURES.

And never fear, the first chunk of THE PRINCE’S SON (sequel to THE PRINCE’S MAN) is off with my crit group for initial assessment.

So what is DESPRITE MEASURES?

Love or hate the title (I get both reactions – always polarised) it should give you a heads up on the main character, Cassie Lake.

I’ve seen plenty of novels out there about elemental masters, users of the elements, etc. Now read a novel written by an elemental. Cassie is a sprite, a water elemental, and her natural environment is the lochs of the breath-taking Scottish Highlands.

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Loch Ness, which features in the novel

Here’s the blurb:

On the surface she’s a cute and feisty blonde, a slender pocket rocket fitness coach. But Cassiopeia Lake has a secret; she’s really a force of nature – an elemental.

Water sprite, Cassie, has lived undisturbed in her native Scottish loch for eons. Now, one encounter too many with modern plumbing has driven her to live in human guise along with her selkie boyfriend, Euan. It’s all going fine – until a nerdy magician captures Cassie to be an unwilling component in his crazy dangerous experiment.

Escape is only Cassie’s first challenge.

She’s smitten by her fellow prisoner, the scorching hot fire elemental, Gloria. But how do you love someone you can never touch?

And what do you do when your boyfriend starts to hero-worship your persecutor? Not to mention that tricky situation of being the prize in a power contest between two rival covens of witches.

So when Gloria’s temper erupts and she sets out to murder the magician, can Cassie keep her loved ones safe from the cross-fire, or will she be sucked into the maelstrom of deadly desires and sink without trace?

Release Date

If I can get it all together, I’m planning on a December 14th release date – cover is done, now it’s just up to me and my wonderful crit partners to get it polished to a gleaming state ready for you to read it 🙂

Comments/questions always welcome and I promise to answer.

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7 comments

  1. Michaela · · Reply

    Hope the writing goes well then! as then I can take it skiing on the 20th!

    1. That will be my incentive then! 😉

  2. jenniferbielman · · Reply

    Sounds pretty awesome! 🙂

    1. Thanks Jennifer, I’m looking forward (gulp) to seeing how it’s received by readers – I’ve really enjoyed writing it and I reckon it will be the first of a series of around 5 books, so fingers crossed it goes down well.

  3. Congrats to be Deb! You have my interest. Good on you! I know exactly what you are talking about as I am in final revisions from my editor. It is hard to be in 20 places at once! 🙂

    1. Isn’t that the truth? Good luck with yours – not long now 😀

  4. Thanks, yes, next month! 🙂

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