"What if?" Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of "The Lost King," "The King’s Ransom," and "The King’s Redress" in The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam literary fantasy series she also co-authored the contemporary thriller, "Naked Came the Sharks" with Jed Donellie and contributed to "Masters of Time", a SciFi/Fantasy Time Travel Anthology. Publisher and editor of the BUMPERTOBUMPER® books for commercial motor vehicle drivers she is developer of the Easy CDL test prep apps. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in The Barefoot Palace in Port Aransas on the Texas Gulf Coast where she herds rescued tabby cats and writes the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at http://devorahfox.com.
When did you first start writing?
I have memories of having written a novel in the third grade. As I recall it was about a Korean immigrant orphan. Not that at age 8 I knew anything about Korean immigrant orphans but back then no one told me to "write what you know." I illustrated it too and couldn’t decide which I liked better, writing or illustrating.
What's the story behind your latest book?
When I wrote "The Lost King," I didn't have a series in mind. My original intent was to write a happy ending for a friend who was stalled as the result of a life-altering crisis. However, as is often the case, the characters had different ideas. As I approached the conclusion, I realized there was no way this particular tale could end happily ever after. Fans of "The Lost King" kept asking me "what happens next?" and "when is the next book coming out?" King Bewilliam had learned a lot but still had a lot to learn which led to "The King's Ransom." Now I've got a entire saga on my hands with other characters from the series clamoring to have their stories told.
When a virus strikes the Department of Defense’s computers, wrongfully-accused hacker Marshall “The Worm” Fenwick is certain he’ll be blamed. Marshall knows he didn’t do it. It had to be someone else at ApplCart, the virus protection company he works for. Can Marshall find—and find it in time—the One Bad Apple among the company's employees?
Once lost, King Bewilliam has regained his throne and restored his embattled kingdom, yet something is lacking. When a crippling famine threatens the Chalklands’ very survival, his vassals propose a risky plan to seek aid from a distant ruler. The king strikes off on a perilous journey accompanied by loyal knights and nobles who are unaware that the plan will reunite the king with a spurned lover.
A clone who usurps his own destiny--and with it, the power of Time. A time travel romance that would defy death, and an alluring agent from the future hunting her prey...
From adventure to loss, hope and sacrifice, these imaginative and heart-pounding stories are woven into the fabric of six unique visions of time travel. Includes stories by USA Today and Amazon bestselling authors.
Royalty once ruined has been redeemed. Now, to right the wrongs King Bewilliam wrestles both mythic monsters and modern-day challenges—parenting, the nature of leadership, the morality of war—in a vivid detailed medieval setting charged with drama and suspense.
One of IndieAuthorland's top Self-Published Thrillers Worth Reading (2013/14). Murder and mayhem in the Texas Coastal Bend by Jed Donellie and Devorah Fox. Holly Rivera Berry returns to her Texas Coastal Bend hometown of Bonafides to settle her recently deceased father’s estate. She comes to doubt that her father died of natural causes. The more she investigates, the more things don’t add up.
One of IndieAuthorland's top Self-Published Fantasy Books Worth Reading (2013/14). Book Two of "The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam" finds Robin, the hero of The Lost King, at sea both literally and figuratively. At first directionless and purposeless, he fights his way back to reunite with his sons and restore his shattered kingdom but Fate has different plans for the lost king.
When all you have owned, everyone you have loved, and everything you have done are gone, who are you? Mysteriously thrust from riches to rags, King Bewilliam battles dragons and personal demons to regain his kingdom. This Kindle Top 100 Fantasy tells a modern tale in a medieval setting.
Like most young women her age, Isabella would be happy to spend her time having fun with friends, reading brides’ magazines and planning a future with the man she loves. But the world is at war and the good guys need her for her unique and particular talents. She is an alchemist and can bend natural forces to her will. This makes her an ideal adversary to go up against Nazis who count wizards, vampires and terrifying Black Wolves among their numbers. Vowing to retire, the brave young woman takes on one last mission: to stop the Nazis from deploying a monstrously deadly bio-weapon. I cheered Isabella for her persistence and her commitment to the cause, and liked the way the details of the secret service she works for and biowarfare were inspired by actual WWII events. It made the story that much more believable.
I've enjoyed keeping up with the heroine Isabella and watching her grow throughout this trilogy. In Book Three she really gets her arms around her powers and her unique potential without losing her humanity. But to truly realize her destiny she has to make a deal with the Devil and make some heart-wrenching sacrifices. I especially liked the ending which hints at a whole new chapter in Isabella's life.
Stories about paranormals are not my usual read but I was intrigued by the title. Indeed I found the concept of a "hybrid" original. I enjoyed the different take on how the people in the story became vampires and what abilities that gave them. The suggestion that they might contribute to an evolution of a different species was thought provoking. I am curious to see where the author takes the notion of a human/vampire "hybrid."