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Hi, this is the WIP (Work in Progress) Character Blog for soon to be published novels.

First of all, Muchas Gracias to the amazing Humeira Kazmi for tagging me in this. She is currently working on a chick lit called ‘Love Me Do.’ What sets it apart is that it is based in Karachi, Pakistan and is about an independent thinking woman whose mother marries a landlord and is forced to embrace a society completely alien to her. It’s a romantic comedy with many cultural overtones.

Catch her work here: http://www.humeirakazmi.com/blog

She is also my co author in the Aoife and Demon trilogy. Our first book Cursed Be The Syhlain got a very good response, and hopefully, the second won’t let the readers down either. It is fantasy fiction (epic fantasy to be more precise) and while the first book was a very light and quick read, the second will be a little darker, as Aoife, our main character, slowly embraces and finally accepts her destiny to lead.

This blog however, is supposed to be about a character from my upcoming book, and I would like to introduce to the new readers, not Aoife, but someone else. Here goes the Q & A.

1) What is the name of your character?  Is he/she fictional or a historic person?

Meet the Demon King. The Kral of Volttus. He is a fictional character who people, women in particular fell for while reading Book 1. He gets what he wants, because people want to do AND DO what he wants.

2) When and where is the story set?

The story is set in another Realm, it follows the same calendar as Earth, even has the modernity, but the way of life is certainly different. More simple and culture oriented.

3) What should we know about him/her?

Demon is a just King to the point where there is no gray, only what is right. He is a man of principles permeated with loyalty to his own. He is drop dead gorgeous, bored with the attention it gets, and his concern is always the people he leads. He controls the element of fire which proves to be the most powerful strength in the Realm, thus he is feared by those who lead other kingdoms and wish to see him gone. He has a dry sense of humor and absolutely no filter when he wishes to make a point.

4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?

There is a curse inflicted on him and Aoife which he, along with her, have to break before the next full moon. As the days go by, he will slowly start to lose his powers, making him more vulnerable to attack. Aoife is his match in combat and wit; however, she is still new to this world and has a lot to learn. The enemies are rising from everywhere, willing to take over power from Demon. And of course, there is a big mean old dragon too called Narzul.

5) What is the personal goal of the character?

Survival.

6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

This book is called ‘Rise of the Syhlain’ and you will be hearing a lot more about it in the next few weeks.

7) When can we expect the book to be published?

Hopefully, before the end of this year.
And that is that. If you would like to know more, join my blog and/or facebook page, where I will posting updates from time to time.

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