Sunday, June 30, 2013
Author Guest Post: Wucaii by Pembroke Sinclair
Undying Love by Pembroke Sinclair
One of the themes I explore in my urban fantasy Wucaii is the notion of love. It’s not a new theme; people have been examining love since the dawn of time and trying to figure out it’s intricacies. As a human emotion, it fills us with so many different feelings—some of which are fantastic, others that are crushing.
In my story, I look at “fated love” and how it transcends time and transformations. My main character, Aelana, has become a human-dragon hybrid who had to leave her home planet 500 years ago. Sadly, she left behind her love, Thoran. But when she returns, she discovers that his reincarnation is alive and well on the planet; his name is now Kalen. Unfortunately, Kalen doesn’t remember her from his past life. Still, if they were destined to be together, wouldn’t he still have feelings for her?
Aelana is very excited for the chance to love again, but she’s also uncomfortable because she isn’t the same person she used to be. She doesn’t know if Kalen will accept what she’s become. The story explores the ups and downs of love and what each person does to overcome insecurities and discomfort.
I’m not going to tell you how the story turns out for Aelana. If you want to know if she is fated to be with Kalen, you’ll have to read and find out!
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Number of pages: 253
Word Count: 72,568
Cover Artist: Delilah K. Stephans
After five hundred years’ labor destroying worlds, half-dragon half-human Aelana returns to her home planet.
She expects to be anonymous, but instead she is worshipped as a god. She finds the reincarnation of her centuries-dead first and only love and life begins anew. Little does she know, however, that a shrewd and formidable evil lays in wait, one with the power to undo everything she’s worked for. To maintain the balance of the universe, she must confront and destroy the menace before it annihilates her and everything she loves.
About the Author:
Pembroke Sinclair has had several short stories, novels, and novellas published in various places, including MuseItUp Publishing, Musa Publishing, and eTreasures Publishing. Her story, “Sohei,” was named one of the Best Stories of 2008 by The Cynic Online Magazine. Her two novels, Coming from Nowhere (adult, sci fi) and Life After the Undead (YA, horror), are available from eTreasures Publishing, as well as Death to the Undead (YA, sequel to Life After the Undead). Life After the Undead was a Top Ten Finisher in the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll in the YA category and the cover art category.
Under her real name, Jessica Robinson, from March 2008 to January 2011, she wrote scientific articles for Western Farmer-Stockman. She has a nonfiction book, Life Lessons from Slasher Films, available from Scarecrow Publishing (an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield).
Jessica/Pembroke has a Master’s in English, and is a freelance content editor for Musa Publishing, as well as a content and line editor for eTreasures Publishing.