The tale of two lovers trapped in two different worlds. One world is Earth, and the other is Coldivor; a dimension full of magic and danger. When Dezaray Storm is mistaken for the most powerful sorceress of this other realm her life changes forever. She finds love in the arms of Milo Thor, but this love can also lead to her death and the destruction of seven empires. ‘At Water’s Edge’ is book one in the ‘Water Rushes’ series.
To live in a land of magic has always been a dream of mine. The idea of being immersed in a world where anything goes and where all of my wildest imaginings are possible makes my heart race and my skin tingle. I become the very essence of excitement. When I was younger people liked to call me mad. ‘Head in the clouds that one.’ They’d say. But I’d just smile and shake my head. They don’t believe in magic.
It constructed faces that would never be seen, voices that would never be heard. Every page I turned sparked the self-proclaimed seventh sense: Imagination.
The magic on Earth was only enhanced by the many days and nights I spent watching and reading classic Disney Fairy tales. There is no possible way for me to know just how much time I spent falling in love with love, I just know that I did. I was drawn into the infamous Cinderella story that showed that even in the darkest times, love can be your guiding light.
I was entranced by one of my all-time favourites; Beauty & the Beast who’s message of finding love where you least expect it and the ability to see past someone’s outer shell and truly get to know their inner beauty was inspiring. In both these tales and many others like it – Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty; the list is endless – love conquered all, even obstacles that seemed too great to ever overcome. It did not slip my attention that a bit of magic was involved in each either. I believe Peter Pan said it best when he said, ‘All you need is faith, trust and a little bit of pixie dust’
As I grew, my reading material switched from fairy tales to full-length manuscripts and like so many before me, I studied Shakespeare in high school. Naturally this involved the world-renowned phenomena ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
That’s where I discovered another side to love. The side that absorbs you so completely (like all love) but instead of bringing you up, giving you the strength to overcome any and all challenges, it drags you down; making you lose yourself and exist for only one purpose: your love. Shakespeare showed me the pain of love; the price of magic. He showed me that sometimes they do not all live happily ever after, instead tragedy befalls all those love touches; friends, family, soulmates.
It was a culmination of all of the above that inspired me to write. I wanted to create the land of magic I craved on Earth. I wanted to put my tales in the pages of a book and travel to my far-off realms. As I said: to live in a land of magic has always been a dream of mine and so ‘At Water’s Edge’ was born, for to me there is not a thing more magical than imagination, love, tragedy and magic combined.
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