Hadley Holt, my inspiration for writing DESECRATION…
Book 1 of the Wizard Queen at Sixteen Series
(Released in Serials: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3)
I’ve always loved to write about anything having to do with fantasy or paranormal so I knew that my first Young Adult series would be in that genre.
Like inspiration often does, it came while I was writing something else. In INVIDIOUS, Book 1 of the Warrior Queen at Seventeen series, the romantic interest of the heroine is a young man who is from a wizard society where women have no real rights or power. I started thinking about what a girl in that society would feel like, and that is when Addie (Adriana Evangelista) was born.
Additionally, an author should try to write about things they feel passionate about. So I asked myself, what issues really light a fire inside of me? The answers were justice and empowerment of women. That’s when I knew I would write Addie’s story, and it would be set in the thick of a backward wizard society, hidden in the midst of a contemporary world.
In the beginning of DESECRATION, Book 1 of the Wizard Queen at Sixteen, Addie is simply a product of the society she’s grown up in. She doesn’t question that something might be wrong with how things are. But that’s where her journey begins, and she starts to understand things are broken, and it falls on her to fix them. The problem is she’s going to have to fight evil sorcerers and maybe even worse, stand up to her own family, in order to make change happen (and she has to help save the world, too…).
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In a hidden world of wizards where only men hold the power of magic, one girl arises with the power to change everything, if she isn’t killed first…
Adriana Victoriana Evangelista (Addie), daughter to the High Chancellor of the Wizard’s Council, has always been the perfect wizard girl. She never questions why men possess magical powers and women have no power at all, magical or otherwise. Male wizards blend into the modern human world, leading huge corporations while wizard women are sequestered away.
On her sixteenth birthday, Addie discovers she possesses magic. Under wizard law, she is a desecration. An ancient prophecy surrounds the emergence of a girl magic-wielder, the wizard queen, who is destined to bring about the downfall of the wizard-kin.
Addie has long had a forbidden crush on a human boy who lives in the wizard stronghold, Rory Devlin. As she delves deeper into the dangerous mysteries surrounding her own destiny, she suspects Rory might be more than just human.
Addie’s fate sends her straight into the path of a powerful and evil sorcerer, but the worst danger of all may come from right inside her own home.
Hadley Holt, author of paranormal, and fantasy YA (Young Adult) has always loved to write. She also nurtures an incurable fascination with all things supernatural and fantastical. From a young age, she imagined stories about dragons, wizards, witches, ghosts, shape-shifters, vampires, and other magical creatures. As life often does, it blessed Hadley with family - a hunky husband and amazing children, and with family came a rewarding career. Hadley spent many years in the not-so-magical world of finance and mortgage banking, but the stories were always there in the back of her mind, demanding to be set free.
Thanks to the housing market crash, Hadley finally realized her dreams. She now breathes life into her magical tales of reluctant young heroes finding their inner power to stand up against terrible creatures and even more terrible odds.
Please visit me at HadleyHolt.com!
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