Elfin blog tour- The Creation of Elfin & #Giveaway!

Today I have a guest post on the creation of Elfin by Quinn Loftis! Check out how Elfin was created and enter the giveaway below!

The Creation of Elfin!

Elfin was ,to a degree a joint project, with my husband. We were on our way back from Little Rock from visiting family and I told him I wanted to start a new series and wanted it to be about Elves. So from there for the next two hours we discussed possibilities and plot line. I wrote down most of our ideas and then came up with an outline. I knew that I didn't want it to the usual good guy finds sweet girl. I wanted there to be a struggle of good versus evil but with a twist, hence the whole dark elf theme. I actually got the dark elf and light elf idea from Bo (my husband) because of computer games he has played. It was really fun book to write but challenging because I have become so comfortable with the Grey Wolves series characters.

The Characters in Elfin were a challenge because I didn't want them to be carbon copies of the GWS characters, but I still wanted the humor and sarcasm I've come to be known for in the book. I wanted Cassie to be strong, but feminine and gentle at the same time. I needed her to be pure of heart in order to counter the darkness and evil in Trik. I know that she is a little rough around the edges because it was a challenge to make her good, but not weak, and strong but not so strong that she didn't have need of Trik. It's a very precarious balance between the hero and heroine. I hope that I did it justice.

Over all Elfin is a story about the power of redemption through love. Trik has spent a long time living in the dark and reveling in his job as an assassin, but that was never his destiny, it was a detour from what his true destiny is and it takes Cassie, his Chosen to get him back on the right path. I loved writing it and look forward to writing book 2 which will be out this year.

Before tonight Cassie Tate’s biggest concerns were whether she could pass Algebra and how she was going to keep Elora, her best friend, from dressing her in a skimpy fairy costume for Halloween. Her feet were firmly planted in suburban reality and she had no reason to believe her life would be anything but that of a typical teenager. That is until tonight, when Cassie saw something that no human was ever supposed to see; in the blink of an eye she was thrown into the world of the Light and Dark Elves.

He comes from a realm where light and dark have fought for millennia. He is of a race known to humans only in myths and legends. The darkness that lives inside him is a part of both who and what he is and it makes him the most gifted spy and assassin in the history of his time. His life is not his own; he lives in the service of the Dark Elf King. He slays who he must, has mercy on no one, is relentless in his hunt, and never tires of seeing his prey fall. He is Triktapic, assassin, spy, most feared of the Dark Elves.

Now, in the midst of his King’s complicated plans to expand the Dark Elves’ holdings into the mortal realm, for the first time, Trik finds his loyalties divided. For no Elf, Dark or Light, can turn away from their Chosen.

Unbeknownst to the mortal realm, the battle between Light and Dark is being brought to their doorstep. The only one who can keep it at bay holds darkness in his heart like a lover, and the one who can sway that heart must decide if she can look beyond his black past, beyond his evil nature and see the man he is destined to be.

The question must be asked, does love really cover a multitude of sins? Can true love actually conquer all or will his darkness consume those around him until all that stands is an assassin with the blood of the mortal realm on his hands?

Author Bio:
Quinn lives in beautiful NW Arkansas with her husband, son, Doberman and cat (who thinks she is a ninja in disguise). She is beyond thankful that she has been blessed to be able to write full time and hopes the readers know how much all of their support means to her. Some of her hobbies include reading, exercising, crochet, and spending time with family and friends. She gives all credit of her success to God because he gave her the creative spirit and vivid imagination it takes to write.
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1 comment

  1. Great book description. I'm intrigue already. This book is on my list to read.

    Thanks for the giveaway.