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Born into a poor but loving mining family in the United Kingdom, Nephylim grew up in the beautiful and history rich South Wales Valleys, becoming the first in her family to attend university. As a lawyer practicing Family Law for several years, the profession allowed Nephylim to learn more about human nature at its worst and best moments, and develop empathy and a view of life not limited by social standing or background.
Tapping into the heritage of her people that throughout Earth's ages welcomed the wandering bard into the hearts of their villages as keepers of lore, Nephylim trained as a Druid and brings the richness of her Celtic past and spiritual training to enrich and elevate her writing. Since a child Nephylim has been fascinated with other worlds, which exist within and alongside her own and has reveled in creating worlds and characters for others to enjoy.
Despite lack of family support, Nephylim continued writing privately and eventually found the Gay Authors website. With the positive response and a warm welcome received, she found the confidence to pursue her passion to a greater degree. Feeling gay fiction was a woefully neglected corner of the market where readers were all too often presented with what amounted to erotica, Nephylim strives to write quality gay fiction where sex and sexuality is not the central premise. Instead, concentration is given to character and narrative development through storytelling that goes beyond the physical.
Nephylim still resides in Wales, UK, and enjoys writing, reading, art, and taking part in medieval reenactments.
Kia Zi Shiru
on March 22, 2012 :
I was slightly fearful to start this story.
Nephylim has been a writer I have been looking up to for a few years now and after taking a break from her writing for a while (getting lost in my own works and other things with life) I was afraid that she might not be as good as I remember her to be :)
I wish I could give a 4,5 which is what I really wanted to give but I'll have to make do with 4 and say that the last 0.5 she deserves but I won't be able to show.
The reason it's a 4,5 and not a 5 star is because of a few spots of ambiguous writing which confused me and a few spots of awkward language.
The story was gripping and so sad.
I'm usually not one for reading stories about people with a lost memory since it often ends up that people they used to know try to get them to hoop up with others than their lover and they won't know because they don't remember until they do. Not that interesting.
Silver can't remember his past at first, not because of some condition but because he wills himself not to remember, so bad even that he is no more than a shell of what he is as a person. Until River becomes his carer. River is able to open up Silvers heart and get him out of his hiding spot in his mind. But everything comes with a price of course, and Nephylim is very good at showing what the price to pay is for a beautiful young man.
I'm looking forward to the second book of them :)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)