COVER CLOSEUP: TEMPTING FATE
Mia's lived in her sister's shadow long enough. Now that Abby is getting married to a Frenchman, Mia scents freedom. In fact, Jean DeLeon, the groom's too-charming cousin, seems like the perfect place to start. But the House of Lions is full of secrets, and what started out as an exciting fling is quickly becoming more frustration than fun. Mia wants answers, or she wants out, and it isn't like she doesn’t have other options. Ethan Hastings, for example. Tall, handsome, and gray eyes like nothing she's ever seen before. The fact that Jean seems to hate him is just a bonus.
You can investigate Tempting Fate here in more detail because why not? But! Now! For the thing we all came here for. Here is the cover of said novella. Take a moment to really look at the cover because there will totally be a test at the end of this post.
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"Mia definitely likes to talk. It was a cakewalk to write the first scene for the prompt, and after that, I didn't see any reason to stop! Tempting Fate takes place during Forged by Fate, and tells Mia's side of the story, from Eve's wedding onwards, including a lot of events which happened off-page!"
"Mia's story is a lot more New Adult-ish than Forged by Fate. It's also a lot more Contemporary than it is Fantasy. Mia is in her first or second year at University, and really struggling to find her footing in her sister's world, and also on her own. She bumps up against the mythical and fantastic elements of the Fate of the Gods series, but she's kind of left out of the loop, so nothing is making a lot of sense — and she hates not knowing what's going on."
Still, I was basically correct about the typeface because swirly means fantasy and also some smooch. Fabulous! Other things I divine not from the cover but from my own head is that some of this is written from the perspective of a guy — Adam. In Forged by Fate he was kind of a jerk but in this book I liked him a lot more, this is probably because of things like character development, agency, and fabulous plot-lines meaning I began to forgive those I deemed lost. Amalia! What did you think about this?
"I really love the pieces of this novella that are written from Adam's perspective. Getting inside his head is always a lot of fun and I'm excited to see what Fate of the Gods readers think! That said, I do *really* love Jean DeLeon as a character, too, and I keep thinking that maybe he has more story to tell. We'll see! "