The Interim Fates appeared one afternoon as I wrote the Fates series under my Kristine Grayson pen name. The Fates got demoted, and someone had to take their place—hence “interim.” For some reason, my brain decided that three of Zeus’s daughters would take over the job…three of Zeus’s youngest daughters. Three teenage girls, in way over their heads.
Well, if you read the Fates trilogy, then you’ll understand why I couldn’t abandon those three girls to their (ahem) fate. I needed to know what happened next.
What happened was that Ms. Grayson, this hard-to-categorize romance writer, committed YA with a fantastic bent and no romance at all. Two separate agents gave up on the project, and one editor, well, let’s just say that she objected to an African-American protagonist in the strongest possible terms. As if I could go back and change Tiffany’s appearance in the romance novels to please that editor. As if I wanted to. (Nope, not at all.)
Fortunately, publishing has changed. WMG Publishing took on the project, and will publish the series this year.
Tiffany’s story, set in Eugene, Oregon, comes first. Next month, Crystal will share her tale from Manhattan, and it’ll all end with Brittany in Superior, Wisconsin.
I love these books. I had fun writing them, and I hope it shows. You don’t have to read the romance novels to enjoy these novels. (Nor do you have to be a young adult.)
Here’s the back cover copy for Tiffany. You can find the trade paper at your favorite retailer, and the ebook at your favorite online store, or click on this link.
Recently fired from her job as an Interim Fate, one of the most powerful people in the world, Tiffany VanDerHoven must move in with her mother in Eugene, Oregon. Tiffany finds living without magic hard enough, but high school? Not even movies or TV prepared her for that.
Tiffany has tumbled into “the real world,” and it baffles her.
To make matters worse, she can’t talk to her sisters Crystal and Brittany (the other two Interim Fates)—except for an hour or so, on the weekend, under strict parental supervision. Parental, meaning their mothers’ supervision. Because none of the girls can talk to their father, the Greek God Zeus, who started this entire mess when he wanted his daughters to use their Fateness to get rid of true love.
Tiffany needs to face her future, but first she must decide what kind of future she wants. One with her crazy magical Greek God family? One in the “real world”? Or can she discover the strength to straddle both worlds?
Whatever Tiffany decides will impact not just her own fate but her sisters’ fates, too.
“Grayson’s clever, humor-tinged writing is absolutely delightful.”