Interview with Hope Zane

Published 2023-02-26.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Honestly the allure of complete creative freedom. You might have noticed that my stories tend to sprawl. My series grow series. I like that indie publishing gives me the freedom to chase story ideas down each and every rabbit hole and to write the kinds of stories that might not be published through traditional publishing houses.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love spending time with my characters! To be honest, I have a deep fondness for all of them. As I'm telling a story to you all, I'm also telling a story to myself. It's great motivation to keep going because I always want to see what happens next.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on the fourth book in the Fragile Ghost series, which starts in Heartline and stars my character Nice. Books 2 and 3 are scheduled to be published this year, and I'm very excited to show you what Nice and Ren have been up to and to introduce you to a new character, a fey incubus named Rook, who plays a big role.
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Books by This Author

Fate Line
Series: Fragile Tender. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 113,050. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2023. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Nice is a prince of the white court—maybe that’s why he’s so eternally driven to sleep with everything that moves. Haunted by a grief he refuses to acknowledge, the snowy-haired beauty hurts the one he loves and dives headfirst into the arms of something dangerous. Nice collides with the incubus Rook in a flash of sparks and a wild display of passion, and from then on, their fates are intertwined.
The Wounded Knight
Series: The Witchblood Heir. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 111,090. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2023. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Iseult's twin has been stolen away. A fanatical half fey, a child bonded to a spirit, a doomed and lost Sister, and a cursewitch with a blood grudge against Iseult's family are her newfound allies, but a new power is rising in the ruins of an old world. Iseult must gamble with her life in order to save the place she hates the most—the eternal city of Vada-el.
The Eternal City
Series: The Witchblood Heir. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,450. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Galahad Corbenic, the son of the most revered witch in Somerset, is an anomaly among the cunning folk—a boy with magic in his blood. As a man grown, he is bound to return to the hungry fey city of Vada-el that claimed him as a child. To save the ones he loves, Galahad braves the eternal city, a place of splendors and dark delights, where his love and his mettle will be tested again and again.
Series: Fragile Tender. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,680. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2021. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
​​​​​​​There are two boys. One wants others’ hands and eyes on him at all times, skips meals, goes to tireless extents to be the most beautiful thing anyone has ever seen. The other worships the ground he walks on, wants nothing more than to cherish this person forever, to be anything he needs.
Ghost Ride
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,010. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2020. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Two sisters road trip their way through an uncertain apocalypse in a world of endless night. The sun comes up, or it doesn’t. You eat or you starve. Whatever you do, you do it with her by your side—unflinching, unchanging, a beautiful sister who only exists in the brief flashes of streetlights up above. You love and you hate her. The night is dark without her.
The Deep Woods
Series: The Witchblood Heir. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,670. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2020. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » General
What good is a boy witch? Galahad, the witch in question, is heir to his father's holdings and his mother's magic—twice blessed or twice cursed. He isn't expecting to fall in love with his sunny sword fighting mentor, the boy he's hated since childhood, while racing against the clock to undo a fatal curse.
Knave: A Persephone Girls Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Persephone Girls collect the lost. One of the lost things they’ve found is Knave, an angry girl with a chip on her shoulder and a vendetta against the world. Nothing is ever one thing or the other, and most days Knave can’t tell if she hates Lune or loves her. What does it mean to stay loyal to a cause? What is home when you don’t want it?
The Poison Path
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 99,950. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Magdeline Blackweir should be queen of House Gildleaf. Instead, she is its prisoner. Her palace is nothing but a gilded cage until she slaughters her monstrous regent in cold blood and sets herself free. Mag is thrust into a world of magic and intrigue where enemies might be friends and nothing is as it seems. It will take all of her cunning to secure the throne, but will the cost be too high?