Genre: YA fantasy/romance
Published November 10th, 2015
Published by S McPherson Books
When 17-year-old, Dezaray Storm drunkenly stumbles across a portal one night, her downtrodden life begins to change, mainly because she starts living someone else’s life.
Accidently trading places with the most powerful sorceress of the realm, Coldivor, Dezaray finds herself assuming the identity of her magical lookalike, having to convince everyone in the realm that she is the real deal.
Aside from a few minor hiccups along the way, like the fact that she is not magical nor does she know even the simplest cards trick; Dezaray soon finds herself settling in. Particularly in the arms of Milo; a blue-eyed jokester with the ability to teleport.
However, it doesn’t take long for Dezaray to realise that life on the other side is far from glitz and glamour and that creatures unimaginable are hunting her. A war is brewing between the seven empires of Coldivor and those that long to take over. Dezaray’s enchanted double is their only hope; their secret weapon, set to be unleashed on her eighteenth birthday when she is bequeathed with the powers of her forefathers.
But for the enchantress to return, Dezaray has to leave, and the thought of going back to Islon fills Dezaray with dread, for more reasons than one. Torn between a reality she can’t stand and a fantasy she can’t keep, Dezaray is struggling to see how any choice she makes will lead to a happy ending.
About the Author:
Can you tell us about your book, At Water’s Edge?
At Water’s Edge tells the tale of Dezaray Storm; a 17 year old girl living in England who falls in love with Milo; a 17 year old boy living in another world, Coldivor. When Dezaray is mistaken for the most powerful sorceress of Coldivor, she is pulled through a portal and forced to impersonate her magical look-alike until she can find a way back home.
The story follows Dezaray and the sorceress Lexovia as they try to exist in each other’s worlds and how they are going to trade back before the war brewing in Coldivor begins.
What was your favorite scene to write?
I have a lot of scenes that made me grin like the cheshire cat but I think my favourite one to write is the scene where Dezaray and Milo are being chased by a warlock. Though it sounds awful and gets the blood pumping, the tone actually switches and it becomes one of the most romantic scenes in the book 🙂
What was the hardest scene to edit out?
The hardest scene to remove was one with Dezaray’s magical look-alike, the sorceress of the other world, Coldivor. It was a scene where they are celebrating the new year and it is a really fun night but it doesn’t reveal anything or move the story forward so sadly there was just no room for it in the rewrite.
Is this a standalone or part of a series?
At Water’s Edge is part of a series called The Water Rushes.
Are you currently working on anything else?
I am currently working on the rewrite of book 2 in the series. Eeeeee!
Do you have a favorite quote from At Water’s Edge?
I think that would be: “I have to say something before my body starts doing the talking.”
What Is Currently in Your TBR pile?
It’s a mountain! I am currently reading Book two of the mortal instruments series: City of Ashes and then I am moving on to an indie artists book where the main character becomes Death. Sounds awesome! And then there’s about twenty other books on the list including Game of Thrones and a few by Sophie Kinsella/ Madeleine Wickham but I’m doing a Goodreads reading challenge so I should hopefully get through all of them this year.
What is the best book you’ve read recently?
That would be Book one of the mortal instruments series: City of Bones. I know, I’m late to the party but I was too busy reading other things when it came out 😛