Today Stephanie Nelson is stopping through to talk about towns and her upcoming book Deceived, the 2nd book in her Gwen Sparks series.
Hi! I thought I’d tell you guys a little bit about the world that the Gwen Sparks books are set in.
In the books the humans have accepted that supernaturals exist but they still demand segregation. Because of this, there are secret towns all across the United States that house various species. Some allow humans – mainly the towns that house vampires so they have a feeding source. But then there are towns that are protected by magic that humans cannot cross the borders of.
Gwen and the gang live in the town, Flora. It’s set in the countryside of Missouri and has a population of around 1,000 residents. Flora is strictly supernatural. To the humans it looks like a cornfield. But inside, it houses various businesses and houses. Home to various creatures – witches, vampires, fairies, werewolves, elves.
Gwen owns a magic shop called, Broomsticks. Her favorite place to grab a coffee is called Espresso Self and if you asked her where to buy a gown, she’d tell you to head over to Andy’s shop, Fairy Fabulous. If you’re looking to experience a vampire nightclub then you should head over to Aiden’s club, Vain.
In book 2, Deceived, the setting changes to another town – Moon. Moon is home to the witch’s council (NAWC) and is strictly houses witches. It’s set up like an old English town with river rock buildings, thatched roofs and cobblestone streets. Several restaurants sit within its secret borders and a large castle sits upon a hill overlooking the small town.
I’ve really enjoyed creating the towns in these books and hope to explore more of them in future books!
Book 2 Gwen Sparks Series
By Stephanie Nelson
The vampire drug, brew, nearly ruined Gwen Sparks’ life. Just when things started to get back to normal between her and Aiden, she is summoned by the North American Witches Council to their central city of Moon.
A war is imminent between vampires and witches, and Gwen’s experiences with brew are being used to fuel the fire. She is about to discover just how powerful she is with the help of the ruggedly handsome Angel of Death and just how far some people will go to get what they want.
Gwen is going to learn exactly what it means to be Deceived.
He regarded me with a look I’d seen a few other times, an expression I tried to ignore, but at the moment, I couldn’t look away from. I was a woman who noticed attractive men, but I would never act on those feelings. I loved Aiden as sure as the night is long. But Dorian stirred something deep inside of me, and we connected on a level I hadn’t with Aiden. It wasn’t easy to ignore something that profound, especially when it was staring at me like I was the sexiest girl in the world.
Dorian took a step forward. His arms hung limp, but I could tell he was nervous about what was happening between us. The tightness in his jaw and triceps betrayed the cool confidence he was trying to portray. An inch of icy air separated us. I lifted my eyes to his, and we stared at each other. No words were needed; our body language spoke for us. Dorian brought his arm up and with the back of his hand caressed the side of my face with more gentleness than I imagined. My eyes closed against the feel of it. A shuffle of feet enticed my eyes open just in time to see Dorian bending forward and toward my eager lips.
You can also check out the first book in this series. See my review here.
By Stephanie Nelson
Book One Gwen Sparks Series
Gwen Sparks just wants to live a peaceful life in the supernatural town of Flora, but from the moment she read about the first murdered witch, all hope of peace was abandoned. Possessing the rare ability to read the memories of dead, she volunteers to help catch the culprit behind the string of drained witches. Gwen has to team up with the one man who broke her heart, deal with a ghost who pulls her into the deathly realm at will, and a fight off the advances of sexy but frustrating vampire who not only craves what runs through her veins—he wants her heart.
Get it for the Kindle at Amazon
For the Nook at Barnes and Noble
And at Smashwords
Unlike a lot of authors, Stephanie Nelson didn't dream of becoming an author. It wasn't until she jumped on the bandwagon and read about the sparkly vampire, that she fell in love with the paranormal genre. Books quickly became her addiction and the bookstore her favorite place to visit. Devouring one book after another, a story began to form in her head. Ignoring the characters that seemed to speak to her didn't work. Eventually she gave in, and began to write. After countless attempts of starting and trashing stories, Stephanie gave up. A year later, she found herself sitting in front of her computer again and made a promise to herself that she would finish a full length book. Seven months later her first book, Craved was published and ended up reaching #1 on Amazon's bestsellers list and #6 on the Barnes & Noble bestsellers list.
While she's not writing about a new adventure, Stephanie enjoys watching movies, spending time with her family and traveling. She resides in the Midwest with her husband and furry children.
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