Until Lucas Valeroso met Maggie, he had no idea what awaited him: super-human powers, a smart and beautiful woman interested in more than unlocking his new abilities and, above all, a sense of belonging. But dark ambition and dangerous bigotry are emerging in the gadda ranks. Lucas' new family might cast him out before he's even truly found his place. And Maggie must work with new allies to find and retrieve a missing artefact before the entire world is changed for all time.
Eight years ago, Nicole Murphy was trying her hand at epic fantasy and space opera and it wasn't quite working for her. Then she realised she wasn't kidding anyone and she might as well bite the bullet and try writing a romance.
Thus began a long, at times convoluted journey that finally resulted in the release of the Dream of Asarlai trilogy in 2010/2011. Nicole will talk about the mis-steps, necessary pitstops and sacrifices involved in getting what started (literally) as a dream about a woman hiding her magic powers from her lover to a published trilogy about a secret magical race fighting to save the world.