Sneak Peek Wednesday: Ouroboros by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge

Ouroboros
(Circuit Fae #2)
by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
Publisher: Monster House Books
Publication date: March 27, 2018
Genre: LGBTQ+, Young Adult Fantasy

All introverted geek girl Syl Skye wants is to get close to her girlfriend. But when you can kill with a simple touch, a normal date night’s not really in the cards.

As it happens, Syl is also a sleeper-princess of the fair Fae. Last year after a freak accident, her power Awakened, granting her white flame to purify the darkness.

Rouen Rivoche is that darkness—a dark Fae princess whose power to bewitch mortals is as terrifying as the violet lightning she controls. Rouen is Syl’s total opposite. Her mortal enemy.

She’s also Syl’s beloved girlfriend.

And even though they joined forces to defeat the evil Circuit Fae who harnessed the killing magic in technology to take over the school…that was so last year.

Now, Syl’s touch could mean Rouen’s death. Her increasing power is spiraling out of control, threatening to burn down everything she and Rouen have built together.

Their lives, their love, their very world.

 

 

Sneak peek

Light is always drawnTo darkness

So it is with the Fae

– Glamma’s Grimm

   

Whoever said love is a battlefield never tried to date a dark Fae. Seriously, with all the nighttime battles Euphoria and I have fought this summer, chasing down and destroying black-magic Moribund all over the city…

It’s been more like a war.

E and I haven’t had one second to ourselves all summer.

But I swear, tonight’s going to be different.

We’re not just grabbing a couple of dogs and fries at City Dogs in between battles.

Nope. Tonight’s a legit date night. No battles to fight. No responsibilities to worry about. And no Moribund trying to infest the city with its black-magic circuitry.

I hope.

With E’s hand on my lower back, I step onto the rooftop restaurant, twenty stories above the streets of Richmond, and look out over a gorgeous orange and purple summer sunset, the city lights winking on one by one, like magic. “Oh…Rouen, it’s perfect.”

Rouen Rivoche, aka glam goth-rock star Euphoria, cracks the teeniest of smiles, and that makes everything worthwhile—all the fighting, all the chasing down rogue Moribund…

My strong, stoic Winter girl. Sometimes, she gets lost in that broody mind of hers, and I have to shine a little light on her.

It comes with the territory.

If the Faerie realm were heaven, the dark Fae’d be the rebel angels—all sinister swooping wings, vengeance, and power chords. Except the dark Fae have way less remorse and pretty much command everything Winter, right down to blizzards, lightning storms, and thundersnow.

They’re your basic nightmare.

Only, Euphoria’s my dream.

“You like it?” E’s smile widens when she looks at me, and some of the darkness in her blue eyes vanishes, leaving a tiny ribbon of joy and light.

Yeah. I did that. Me. Syl Skye, sleeper-princess of the fair Fae.

“I love it!” Okay, full disclosure: I’m about to have a meltdown of happy because 1) it’s about time we got a night to ourselves, and 2) I have something super important to ask her.

“Good.” She gives me that smexy smirk that turns my insides to warm gooeyness.

It’s okay to crush on your own girlfriend, right? Because yeah, totally guilty, even if I do have to admit, me and E are a bit…out of the ordinary.

Usually, just one dark Fae would spell death for a fair Fae, especially a sleeper-princess like yours truly.  

But my girl is no ordinary dark Fae. She’s the princess of the Winter Court just like I’m the princess of the Summer Court.

Winter, Summer…I know what you’re thinking. We should be at each other’s throats.

“Thank you.” I go on tiptoes to kiss her lightly. I’m super-careful, all things considered. My power’s been a little…out of control lately.

“You’re most welcome, princess.”

Okay, truthfully, it’s been trying to kill her.

Ever since summer started, my white flame’s been chomping at the bit to burn Euphoria down to her bones. The more I use my power, the worse it gets. Just another glaring example of that fair Fae/dark Fae been-at-war-for-a-million-years drama.

We’re mortal enemies. So of course, we’re dating.

When I break the rules, I go for broke.

 

 

Meet the author…

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.

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7 Thoughts on “Sneak Peek Wednesday: Ouroboros by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge

  1. Thanks for being on the tour! 🙂

  2. This series sounds rather interesting! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Ouroboruos, oh I know this word, hehe. It was a syndicate in the anime that I just watched, *wink.

    As for this story, hmmm, it’s been a long time since I read a faery book and yep, look at that cover!

  4. oh this one is new to me

  5. I don’t read much YA, but this cover is great! Hugs…RO

  6. Thanks for the sneak peek. It sounds like a pretty interesting story.

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