Eyes Like Blue Fire was always one of those books that I kept pretty close to myself, protecting it in a way not unlike what I do with my children when someone unsettling walks past. In a very real way it IS in fact my baby. It's also quite a lot of ME.
Raven and Katja are actually two parts of my being. This is probably clear with Katja and less so with Raven who is also a bit of the man of your dreams type and over the years took on a bit of my fiance too. I can't help but be a little critical of them now with my adult perspective versus the "I know the world sadness" I had when I wrote the first draft as a lonely teen. I do happen to know however, (having started the 2nd book of Broken Shades) that they do grow much as I have grown through experience and the passing of time. And so here is my first story about them.
I was once told that reading Eyes Like Blue Fire was a little like reading a fairy tale in the modern world both because of the style I used and because of some of the events involved. In some ways I think that applies to a lot of my work. It's true precisely because I don't stick to any one genre when I write and while I may not always have happy endings in my books and stories, there DOES happen to be a certain poetic justice or moral to the tale. Like maybe I'm trying to show you something that you hadn't thought about before.
I hope you'll enjoy reading my first book and that you'll want to stick with me when I get more of the series done. Maybe you'll even enjoy some of the my other books as well.