Devil’s Luck: 7 reasons

This has been a release week for me, or a mini one anyway: I wrote and self-pubbed a Disilusionists world spin off, Devil’s Luck. Yippee! 

Why, why, why would I do such a thing? The top 7 reasons:

1. I originally created the hero of the book, Simon, to be a villain and an enemy for my heroine, Justine, but he got so interesting to me, I had to give him his own book, just to explore his perspective. I love this badass hero!

2. Simon is into gambling, and I’m kind of fascinated with gambling, and the pull of it. I don't do much of it myself, but I like to think about it, and I’ve always seen it as being about more than just easy money.

3.  Duelling possible futures! 

4. Fawna's crazy coat. I had to explore why she had all those doo-dads pinned and stapled and sewn to it. Plus, she is a fun and mysterious girl.

5. Simon's crazy coat. Simon is kind of like my badass Ken doll. I love to dress him in outrageous stuff.  

6. Self-pub experiment. Even though I have been involved in an awesome self-pubbed anthology, I wanted to see what it would be like to take a project solo, all the way through the process on my own. It was really interesting. Some things were harder than I anticipated, some easier. Writers, if you think you get sick of your book the traditional publishing route, try self-pubbing - you have to read and proof it SO much more. 

7. Midcity, I can’t quit you!!!

And now, le blurb:

There’s a thin line between love and doom.

No wager is too outrageous for Simon Fitzgerald, the most reckless of the Disillusionists. His dark secrets drive him to take increasingly extreme risks, but he’s never lived so quite so dangerously as when he hooks up with Midcity’s most powerful prognosticator.

Fawna Brady is tormented by the destinies she sees for those around her. To Fawna, knowledge of the future is a cage she’d do anything to escape. She’s stunned to discover a taste of the freedom for which she yearns at the side of Simon, the one person in the world who despises everything she is, everything she stands for.

Simon’s defiant attitude toward destiny captivates Fawna, but will her love destroy him? And will Simon rush headlong into the delicious doom she offers? 


After the news came out you were releasing a short story in which Simon took center stage I did the same happy dance all the other fans of the series performed, have it on my Kindle but just like with Head Rush life is keeping me from getting to read it just yet.

Head Rush BTW had my brain in knots until you "revealed" what was truly happening with Justine, from that point on until the end I enjoyed the story immensely!
Tez Miller said…
I wish Simon was wearing something outrageous on the cover ;-)
Carolyn Crane said…
Jackie! LOL I think I put some people through some trauma with that, but I'm so glad you made it out alive!! Thanks!

Tez: oh, wouldn't that have been fun?

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