November 20th, 2012, "His Black Wings" International giveaway books, posters, journals and totes
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/22/2012 -- As a California Bay area native and current resident of the San Francisco, Astrid started writing stories for friends in sixth grade. After working part time at a funeral home during high school, she channeled her love of story writing in to creating video games for PC's which were featured in Shareware magazines.
Astrid’s new book titled, “His Black Wings,” is a unique take on Beauty and the Beast. Set in the future during a Victorian era revival, the Grand Council has brought peace to the world’s inhabitants yet malice, revenge and lust will not be so easily destroyed. Information about the characters:
Claren Maidstone: Forced to flee her childhood home after the death of her parents and a vicious assault from a sadistic young man who intended to marry her, Claren changes her identity. Finding employment as an assistant to the handsome Fredrick Lowood, a generous yet mysterious benefactor, Claren soon finds out his generosity comes at a price as he 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. Plotting for years on how to bring down the family that enslaved his own people he is left with that last living heir in his grasp.
Etrigan Lowood rejects the world that forces him to hide. Powerful, with a terrible dark beauty his wings carry him out only at night to watch this 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 . Thru their blossoming friendship Etrigan realizes he still retains his human heart and yearns for Claren’s love.
Kurten Wandsworth only son of the Mayor of St.Marhen, Kurten lives his life based on cruelty and lust. Whatever he wants he takes and he wants Claren for his wife even it if 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.
Previous works include YA and Children's books The Doughnut Tree, The Zombie Playground, A creature compilation, and The Mosswoods. For more information visit http://www.hisblackwings.com.
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