Interview with Astrid Yrigollen – Author of His Black Wings
Welcome to the Prelaunch of:
His Black Wings
Interview with Author: Astrid Yrigollen
Coming November 2012
“For fans of Beauty and the Beast and Jane Eyre,”His Black Wings”, is set in the future during a Victorian era revival.”
Claren Maidstone has been forced to flee her childhood home after the death of her parents and a vicious assault from a sadistic young man who intends to marry her. Claren changes her identity and finds employment as an assistant to the handsome Fredrick Lowood, a generous yet mysterious benefactor. However, she soon finds out his generosity comes at a price. Fredrick wishes for Claren to befriend his disfigured son who resides in seclusion at their estate, Westwind.
Fredrick Lowood knows what the history books do not teach, that the Grand Council built this new world of peace and beauty on hidden blood and greed. He has plotted for years to bring down the family that enslaved his own people. Suddenly, he has the last living heir in his grasp.
Etrigan Lowood rejects the world that forces him to hide. He is powerful, plagued with a terrible dark beauty: WINGS. It is these wings that carry him out only at night to watch the unwanted intruder in his home. A creature of refined instinct yet little social grace, he is strangely captivated by Claren but knows nothing of how her family’s dark past is intertwined with his own . Through their blossoming friendship, Etrigan realizes he still retains his human heart and yearns for Claren’s love.
Kurten Wandsworth is the only son of the Mayor of St.Marhen. Kurten lives his life fueled by cruelty and lust. Whatever he wants he takes and he wants Claren to be his wife even if it kills her. Scarred by Claren he hunts her down mercilessly until he can set a trap which she will never be able to escape from.
Meet the Author: Astrid Yrigollen
Astrid is a native of the Bay area of California and currently resides in Marin County. Astrid started writing stories for her friends in elementary school. She channeled her love of story writing and telling into creating video games for PC’s while in high school which were featured in Shareware magazines.
In the early 90’s she secured a position with International Video game giant, Sega of America, but never lost her love for writing in traditional format. After leaving the video game industry, she became a boutique fashion designer for people ‘who like to dress like their dolls’, successfully placing her designs in boutiques in Europe, the U.S, and Australia.
She founded and now co-chairs with her husband – the California Coast Ball Jointed Doll Convention an annual event for Japanese Super Dollfie Collectors.
She now enjoys writing Young Adult and Children’s books. She is the author of: The Doughnut Tree, The Zombie Playground, and The Mosswoods to name a few. Her new book due out in November 2012, “His Black Wings” is currently having a giveaway for copies of the book, posters, journals and more all with a great Anime cover, which Astrid is a avid fan of.