The mystical faerie world merged with Hollywood nightlife as Tamsin Lonsdale’s world-famous Supper Club and Tequila Avion hosted the FAE book launch party. Held at swank hot spot Sadie Kitchen and Lounge, guests came in their best “light and dark” garb to celebrate the novel’s fantasy themes, which has been billed as a possible successor to the Twilight series.
Authors Colet and Jasmine Abedi (known as CJ Abedi for the book series) kicked off the evening with a VIP cocktail party, where master mixologist Giovanni Martinez demonstrated how to make each of the Tequila Avión cocktails that were created especially for the party — all of which were named after important characters from the book.
The stunning co-host for the event was actress Nicky Whelan (above). She was joined by a guest list of beauties, including Chad Michael Murray (also above), Colin Egglesfield, Robert Buckley, Chelsea Kane, Derek Theler, Beverly Hills Housewife Brandi Glanville and new Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast memeber Carlton Gebbia. Party patrons were also treated to a private musical performance by Australian rock band Toby Rand and London Cries.
Darkness descends over Roanoke Island in the sequel to the young adult bestseller, FAE.
Devilyn Reilly has crossed over to the sinister world of The Dark Fae, reigning over the realm as its King. He is to fulfill a prophecy–to unite the Light and Dark Fae once and for all, but those who love him now fear that he will never be the same again, that he can no longer be trusted, that every trace of the Light he once had is gone forever.
Caroline Ellis, the final heir of the Light Fae, must learn to survive without the protection of her one true love. She must come to embrace her own strength to evade those in the Dark court who seek her destruction—for the power is within Caroline to use Light to change Fate itself…
Caroline and Devilyn’s chemistry is undeniable. Their destiny together inevitable if only they have the will to overcome The Darkness and The Fates.
THE DARK KING, the second installment of the stunning Fae trilogy propels readers into the mystical and magical world of the Light and Dark Fae, where star-crossed love ignites a battle between two powerful kingdoms, one that can consume everything that stands in its path.
The Dark King due for release on May 6th 2014, can be pre-ordered for kindle download now.
My soul has always felt the battle. Always known what was to come. But never did I imagine the darkness that would consume me so completely without shame or fear…..#theDARKking #May2014
Ever since the first Twilight novel became the phenomenon that it did, with a fan base in it’s millions, readers have been looking for the next big ‘thing’! Well, we think the Fae Trilogy is it. In an article in First to Know published back in August,Colet Abedi explains the inspiration behind the story.
“At the heart of FAE, we have a beautiful love story between two soulmates that can never be,” explains authors C.J. Abedi. That’s right, authors. The series is written by sisters Colet and Jasmine Abedi, who both hold a deep passion for fantasy romance stories. The explain, “We’ve created a mystical world that is ruled by ancient, sacred laws. Readers who appreciate love stories, magic and ancient legends will enjoy this trilogy.”
The inspiration behind the story came from “a general obsession with the legend of Tuatha de Danann, fairies, the concept of dark versus light, and Jasmine’s daughter, Ella,” explains Colet Abedi. “The idea of writing about a tall, dark, handsome, brooding, mysterious lead character had massive appeal as well,” she adds with a smile.
With director Ridley Scott buying the rights to the movie, we are excited to watch the Fae Trilogy fandom explode!!
Ridley Scott, producer of movies like Robin Hood, The Grey, American Gangster and executive producer on Tristen and Isolde has recently optioned the rights to Fae.The movie is currently listed under ‘Projects in Development 2016’ on IMDb.
Colet and Jasmine Abedi were excited to see Ryan Seacrest’s Kiss FM co-host Ellen K tweeted about Ridley buying the movie rights to FAE the other morning!
How many of you read “Fae” and wondered as to whether or not the tale of the “Lost Colony” of Roanoke was true. I guess for people who live in the United States, they may have heard of it but other than historians outside of the United States you probably hadn’t. The details in the book are actually based on true events:
The origins of one of the America’s oldest unsolved mysteries can be traced to August 1587, when a group of about 115 English settlers arrived on Roanoke Island, off the coast of what is now North Carolina. Later that year, it was decided that John White, governor of the new colony, would sail back to England in order to gather a fresh load of supplies. But just as he arrived, a major naval war broke out between England and Spain, and Queen Elizabeth I called on every available ship to confront the mighty Spanish Armada. In August 1590, White finally returned to Roanoke, where he had left his wife and daughter, his infant granddaughter (Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the Americas) and the other settlers three long years before. He found no trace of the colony or its inhabitants, and few clues to what might have happened, apart from a single word—“Croatoan”—carved into a wooden post.
Investigations into the fate of the “Lost Colony” of Roanoke have continued over the centuries, but no one has come up with a satisfactory answer. “Croatoan” was the name of an island south of Roanoke that was home to a Native American tribe of the same name. Perhaps, then, the colonists were killed or abducted by Native Americans. Other hypotheses hold that they tried to sail back to England on their own and got lost at sea, that they met a bloody end at the hands of Spaniards who had marched up from Florida or that they moved further inland and were absorbed into a friendly tribe. In 2007, efforts began to collect and analyze DNA from local families to figure out if they’re related to the Roanoke settlers, local Native American tribes or both. Despite the lingering mystery, it seems there’s one thing to be thankful for: The lessons learned at Roanoke may have helped the next group of English settlers, who would found their own colony 17 years later just a short distance to the north, at Jamestown.
I for one love when an author uses an actual historical event and manages to intertwine it with their own ideas without corrupting the origins of the event. Without giving any spoilers to find out how the story of the “Lost Colony” links to “Fae” you’re going to have to check out the book yourself.