Saturday, June 16, 2012

Eden Glenn, What Comes Next?

So dear friends...I've shared a few things today that have inspired stories What is next for Eden Glenn?

I am working on a piece that was inspired by these three things.  1. This beautiful piece of art.

My Character Maura the Dar'kind fairy
Also this real creature

Zelia the shapeshifting tracker's predatory shape

And my cat.....

The shape the old wizardess gives Zelia to help her "hide" in this dimension.

Don't you love how Peyton (my cat) is laying on pages that need my editing attention?  

"Darkind Promises" came out of  of the mix, an erotic F/F paranormal romance.  This pitch was the result

Dar'kind Fairy Maura comes to the human dimension on a search and rescue mission for one of her race. The success of the mission rests on her wits and the skilled aid of her feline tracker Zelia. Unfortunately, Zelia is experiencing unpredictable shifts between feline and human forms.
Maura distracted by the sultry woman in her bed, struggles to stay focused on their quest.If they are unable to figure out how to gain control of Zelia’s shifting, all hope is lost for success of their mission as well as any possibility of their future together.
Worse yet, an ancient evil targets Zelia and Maura in a bid for power and control of their magic.
Zelia is willing to risk becoming trapped in feline form and losing the love she’s found with Maura if it means she can save Maura from the evil hunting them. Maura searches for the strength to abandon the quest for her lost ‘sister’ if doing so will save Zelia’s life and stabilize her shifting abilities.

Excerpt (Draft)
…Verruca considered her handiwork. The cat’s eyes seemed over large for its face. Perhaps it was just the surprise at the transformation.
“No, no, no better but still not completely right.” The wizardess flipped through pages of a book. “Cat’s the size you are now are pets in the Earth Dimension. However, the color is all wrong. There are no house cats with the odd spotted pattern of your fur. Fuss and bother.”
She lay the book down on the table by her hip, studying a picture from the pages. “Now, that color will do nicely. I’ll just have to add another layer to the spell.” She paused to reassure her feline companion. “It will be fine.” Then shrugged, reconsidering. “It should be fine.” She checked the book one more time, clapped her hands and pronounced “Orange Tabby.” The dark spots on the animal’s creamy tan fur stretched, elongated and ran into a pattern of strips that swirled around becoming orangish color on the cat’s fur.
The crone walked around the animal looking down at her handiwork. “Yes this will do, quite satisfactory, if I do say so myself.”
The cat spoke for the first time. “Satisfactory?” The animal’s voice sounded like it emanated from the bottom of a well, a remote, shrunken sound that modulated through a range of helium-induced tones. “This is far from satis-factory, you cronish hack.”
“Now now, don’t get your fur in a twist you’ll get a hair ball or something.” She put her long index finger against her lips and breathed a “shhh” sound against them.
The cat let out a plaintive yawoll.
The wizardess scooped up the cat, dropping her into an oversized shopping bag. “Hush now, I can’t have one of the Solidarian see me leave here with a suspicious looking earth dimension animal.” An angry muffled meow answered from the bag making the old wizardess chuckle.
Zelia had no idea the ride she was in for. No problem, it would make a woman out of her. She was too comfortable in feline form. Verruca often wondered if Zelia would just go feral, and live in the jungle. The tracker had known hunting and loss, causing her to pack away her softer emotions. Human form had only revealed her weakness. She used it on her rare visits to civilization to scratch her itch with the warrior, Imal. While he was a tasty diversion, Zelia was deserving of so much more. Verrucca smiled. Time to knock her out of her comfort zone, and maybe in doing so she might find balance, perhaps even a chance for real happiness.

I hope my editor at Rebel Ink Press enjoys the finished product.  I'm in final edits now. 
And yes, for my readers that are getting little glimpses of my dragon world. This story also has a glimmer of tie in like "Raynia's Magic" as our two female characters are from the same alternate dimension as our Dragon shifters in (WIP working title) Dragon's Mark.  So, look forward to this release hopefully later in 2012.  


Molly said...

Ohhhh!!! I hope to get to read it when it's finished!!! Great inspiration pieces!!


Catherine Lee said...

We have a cat who LOVES to lay on whatever papers we happen to be working with--the newspaper, the checkbook, my hubby's work papers that he's writing on, etc. She just doesn't like not being the center of attention.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Eden Glenn said...

Oh Yes, Molly you get to read it. LOL. Do you like erotic paranormal romance?

Aww Catherine, Yes, cats are just like that aren't they?

Molly said...

I LOVE them!!! :)