Interview with L.P. Dover, Author of Spring of the Cursed Fae
in Author Interviews, eBook, News, Romance
19 Apr 2023
What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Spring of the Cursed Fae?
About ten years ago, I wrote my Forever Fae series. The characters in Spring of the Cursed Fae are the grown children of the main characters in that series. It was definitely interesting revisiting them all since I hadn’t written about them in so long. Back then, readers had been begging me to write a book about Bayleon and Bastian. I was so excited to finally go into more detail about who they are and their background.
Bayleon and Bastian are twins, cursed with the powers of seduction. They have never experienced true love in all their centuries of existence. At least, until Lia comes along. It was a little strange writing a book about one woman and the two men she falls in love with, but I couldn’t see it ending any other way.
What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?
My favorite genre to read is fantasy/paranormal romance, both adult and YA. It IS also my favorite genre to write because I can make up my own rules and world build. But what’s funny is that even though it’s my favorite to write, I’ve published more contemporary/romantic suspense novels. Sometimes all the world building can be tiring, especially with having to remember every little detail. That’s why I have a gazillion notebooks lying around with all my notes… hehehe.
What books are on your TBR pile right now?
Cruel Prince by Holly Black.
What scene in your book was your favorite to write?
I would have to say it was when Lia finally confessed to Bayleon and Bastian that she was in love with them both. However, in the book, she tells Bastian first while Bayleon is in the shadows, listening. She doesn’t know he’s there; all he heard was that she was in love with his brother. When Bayleon shows himself, there’s so much tension because he thinks she chose Bastian over him. This was a very angsty and an uh-oh moment in the book. I loved all the tension buildup because for a brief moment, you don’t know what’s going to happen when Bayleon finally faces Lia.
Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)
I don’t have many quirks but there are two that come to mind. The first is silence. I can’t write when there’s a million things going on around me or if someone’s talking. I applaud those who can write in coffee shops. I would be too busy people watching and getting absolutely nothing done. Plus, most coffee shops have delectable-looking pastries and I KNOW that would distract me… lol.
And for my second quirk, I love to have the shades open in my office when I write. There are times I’ll just stop writing and stare out the windows to gather my thoughts. If it’s raining, that’s even better. I get more writing done when the sky is gray, and I can hear the rain on the rooftop. I know I said I like silence, but there’s something about the pitter patter of rain that gets my imagination flowing.
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt. There are days when it’s hard to follow that quote, but I try my best.
If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?
I know this is going to sound bad since my book involves being in love with two people, but I would highly recommend sticking to just one mate. After writing about Lia’s time with Bayleon and Bastian, it totally exhausted my mind. I don’t see how she did it… lol. I can barely keep up with just my one husband. 🙂
L.P. Dover is the author of the new book Spring of the Cursed Fae
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