Exclusive: Colet and Jasmine Answer Questions about the Fae Trilogy

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We asked the authors of our favourite book series a few questions. Read on to see what they had to say.

Have you visited Roanoke and all the places you mention in the books?

Unfortunately we have not yet visited Roanoke.

COLET: I have visited the Hill of Tara, Stone of Destiny, New Grange, etc. It is the most magical place in all the world. I am in love with Ireland and cannot wait to get back there and hug that stone! I feel like it made a lot of our dreams come true. There is TOTAL magik up on that Hill of Tara.

Did you have the trilogy mapped out from the beginning?

We had the trilogy mapped out from the moment we started writing. We knew what we’d call each book in the trilogy and we basically knew what would happen as well.

Has anything changed?

There have been some changes along the way, we believe definite improvements but overall the story is what we envisioned it would be from the beginning.

Is Katya gone for good?

Poor Katya. Imagine being completely in love with someone that despises everything you stand for… no she is not gone for good. J She will reappear in book 3 but there will definitely be some twists with her character.

Did you deliberately set out to write a YA novel?

Yes, we really wanted to write the story of Devilyn and Caroline and we wanted it to be accessible to all age groups. There is an innocence that you get to keep when writing YA that is romantic and just leaves a lot to the viewers imagination.

 Have you ever disagreed on how the story will progress?

LOL! All the time! We are writing this trilogy together AND we are sisters. We’re both also stubborn with strong opinions so we argue over stuff all the time but in the end we always do what’s best for Devilyn and Caroline.

What plans do you have for when Fae is finished. Any more YA ideas for the future?

We’re both working on solo projects that we’re excited about but if something comes up who knows?

How old is Devilyn in Fae world terms? (cough cough is he like a certain 108 yr old vampire stuck in a 17 yr old body)?

HA! He’s older than that hunky vampire. His soul is ancient and he was born into FAE form during the period of the Lost Colony.

Have you named book 3?

Yes. J

There is some controversy about fan fiction. Some authors absolutely hate fans continuing their stories, especially taking their YA charcaters into an adult world. Thoughts?

You know, it’s hard to say. But I think we both agree that if you have fans that are that passionate about your characters they’re allowed to play and go to wherever places they want… so I guess we’re cool with it. As YA authors, you’re just lucky if you have fans that love the world you created so much.

Are your characters based on anyone you know/knew?

Not really. When you write you always put in some characteristics of people you know but they are completely imagined.

 How did you go about researching the literary links (at the start of each chapter) and why did you choose the characters you did?

Google is a beautiful thing. What did we do before there was such an amazing search engine??? After we outlined our chapters and knew basically what would happen in each, it was easy to just google different quotes that we thought would be relevant. We also have a big love for Hafiz and Milton’s, Paradise Lost is a favorite for one of us. J

How do you feel knowing that many much older adults are fans of your YA novels?

We love it! We read YA all the time and we are older too. We always wanted our audience to be diverse so it’s a dream come true.

How did a Norse God end up being the psuedo grandfather to Devilyn and Tatiana?

Colet: I have serious obsession with Vikings. I take full responsibility.

About the movie. How are things progressing?

Scott Free has been amazing. They’ve found the writer for the screenplay and she is AWESOME. We hope they’ll make an announcement soon. She is seriously half FAE and totally magikal!

 

Thank you Colet and Jasmine, as usual you have been very accomodating.

I’m sure you will agree there are some intering comments and how exciting is it to know how the movie is progressing?

If you have any further questions you would like us to pass on to our favourite authors, drop us a line in the comments or on facebook!

Could Fae be the Next Twilight?

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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 Buys Movie Rights to ‘Fae’

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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.

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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!