Today I am so pleased to welcome Hailey Turner to Joyfully Jay. Hailey has come to talk to us about her latest release, An Echo in the Sorrow (which we reviewed here and loved). Please join me in giving her a big welcome!
Hailey has brought some questions and answers she wrote about the favorite character she’s written, inspiration for her stories, and life outside of writing.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
Probably Patrick, because his story has lived in my head for so long, and it’s been so much fun finally getting to tell it.
What was the inspiration for the story?
Actions have consequences. We’re on book six of a seven book series, and Patrick’s position as a federal agent comes with rules he’s broken in every book. This book is about how his past choices have come back to haunt him.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Travel when possible. Hang out with friends, take some long walks through the city parks. If I have to stay inside, I’d probably be reading or watching some shows on Netflix.
What is your ideal writing space?
Sitting at my desk with music playing, coffee at hand, and a cat trying to nap on my lap.
Forgiveness is a hollow prayer you only hear in your dreams.
Patrick Collins has spent years handling cases as a special agent for the Supernatural Operations Agency, even as his secret standing in the preternatural world has changed. He should have confessed to his role as co-leader of the New York City god pack when he and Jonothon de Vere took up the mantle months ago, but he didn’t. Now that split loyalty will cost him at a time when he can least afford it.
Outmaneuvered, framed for murder, and targeted by the Dominion Sect, Patrick has to face a past full of lies to regain his freedom. Revealing the truth means he’ll need to give up the life that has defined him. Everything he’s fought to build with his pack is at stake, and losing them isn’t a price Patrick is willing to pay, but some choices aren’t his to make.
Jono knows they can’t cede any more territory if they want to win the god pack civil war spilling into the streets of New York City. But the souls of werecreatures are free for the taking when demons come to town and angels sing a warning no one can ignore. When Jono’s worst fear comes to life, and he loses the one person he can’t live without, the only option left is to fight.
Facing down the demons of their past and the ones in their present, Patrick and Jono will learn the hard way that some sins never wash away clean.
An Echo in the Sorrow is a 118k word m/m urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot. It is a direct sequel to On the Wings of War. Reading the first book in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.
Hailey Turner is a big city girl who spoils her cats rotten and has a demanding day job that she loves, but not as much as she loves writing. She’s been writing since she was a young child and enjoys reading almost as much as creating a new story.
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