Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
(Circuit Fae, #3)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: September 18th 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Being a fairy princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when you have to choose between saving your people…And killing your girlfriend. Oh, and let’s not forget having to pass summer school, too.
Talk about a hot mess.
First, there’s Rouen, princess of the dark Fae, goth-rock star Euphoria, and soon-to-be senior at Richmond Elite High. Her world is all things ice, snow, and death. And that death will include her own people unless she can defeat her evil father in a Battle of Wits and War and seize the throne. Trouble is, taking the throne is a death sentence for the princess of the fair Fae. In other words, a quick death for Syl, Rouen’s girlfriend.
And that’s so not good.
Second, there’s Syl, princess of the fair Fae, geek girl mathlete, and also an incoming senior. Things aren’t any easier for her. Syl must save her people by battling her old nemesis, the fair Fae prince, and the same rules apply: taking the throne means a death sentence for the other court’s princess, Rouen.
Even worse, Syl and Rouen’s enemies have figured out they’re a couple. Now, both Rouen’s father and Syl’s archenemy are teaming up to ensure neither of them makes it till Midsummer’s Day never mind to the fall semester.
Looks like passing summer school is the least of their worries.
Raised by witches and dragons in the northern wilds, GIE writes angsty urban fantasy YA romance–where girls who are mortal enemies kick butt, take names, and fall in love against all odds.
She enjoys long hikes in the woods (where better to find the fair folk?), believing in fairies (in fact, she’s clapping right now), dancing with dark elves (always wear your best shoes), being a self-rescuing princess (hello, black belt!), and writing diverse books about teenage girls finding love, romance, and their own inner power.
She might be planning high tea at the Fae Court right now.
GIE is multi-published, and in her role as an editor has helped hundreds of authors make their dream of being published a reality.
A Chat with Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
1. What encouraged you to write this genre?
Once I came up with the idea for CIRCUIT FAE, the genre kind of…chose itself! When I originally workshopped/brainstormed for CIRCUIT FAE, my critique partners rightly told me it would work best as a YA, and of course, they were right.
Once I started down that path, I realized I enjoyed writing in first person present tense, which is a standard YA POV. I also realized I really loved the YA community. It felt like home. So here I am. 🙂
2. What would you like for your reader to take away from your work?
I wrote CIRCUIT FAE in the hopes that my LGBTQIA+ readers would see themselves in the characters, that they’d get to see someone similar to them being out and gay and being magical and powerful and awesome—and that it would be uplifting and make them feel hopeful.
3. Was anyone in-particular an inspiration for your main character?
The summer I started CIRCUIT FAE, I went on a trip to Spain with about twenty students Syl’s and Rouen’s age. I took a lot of inspiration from those kids—what they said, how they spoke, what was important to them, how they thought of the world and their place in it.
4. What made you want to post with Xpresso Book Tours?
Giselle from Xpresso is simply wonderful to work with! She’s thorough and knowledgable and a complete pleasure. I couldn’t ask for better support on cover reveal/launch day!
5. Anything you’d like your readers to know about you?
I’m a demisexual lesbian “own voices” author. I’m a big fan of Frozen. The Wicked Witch is my patronus. I’m an intersectional feminist, radical empathizer, and unapologetic Gryffindor. I kill things in Diablo and take their stuff. I grew up with a pretty strict Catholic background. I was bullied in school, by students and by teachers and admin. I am living proof that it does get better.