About Memory’s Wake

Memory’s Wake- Book One of the Memory’s Wake Trilogy

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“Memory’s Wake was such a beautifully written and illustrated novel that I almost have no words to express how much I enjoyed reading this book.” ~ Seeing Night Reviews

Lost in a world full of monstrous fairies, a troubled sixteen year old has to find out who she is, and why her memories were stolen, before she is found by those who want her dead.
She takes the name “Memory” and knows she has just one goal – to find her way home, wherever that is. But the land she’s found herself in is completely unfamiliar. No technology to be seen, and iron is banned, thanks to a pact the humans have with the magical creatures who share their pre-industrial era world. In her t-shirt and torn jeans, Memory knows she’s different, even before she performs impossible magic.

As the fragments of her troubled past are pieced together, even her newly found friends question her humanity. Memory just wanted to know who she is. She never thought she’d have to question what she is.
Haunted by her past, chased by a dragon, wanted by the king and stalked by the strange, handsome savage that seems to know her, everyone is after Memory, and she suspects it’s not just for her eye-catching outfit. Her forgotten past holds dangerous secrets that will challenge everything she believes and change the whole kingdom.

Memory will fight to get back to a family and home she can’t remember but desperately desires, even at the cost of new friendships and romances. On the run with no name and no memories, she thinks she has nothing left to lose. She couldn’t be more mistaken.

How long is it? Memory’s Wake is 80,000 words (about 300 pages) in length.

Who is it for? Memory’s Wake has teenage main characters, and is suitable for ages 12 and up. In terms of adult content it contains some violence, alcohol consumption, kissing, light swearing and death.

What makes it unique? Memory’s Wake has lots of twists and surprises- it’s not your normal fantasy! It’s also illustrated, with over forty black and white interior illustrations adding to the dark fairytale atmosphere, all done by me!

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Fairy and Forest Boy


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22 Comments

  1. 14 May 11, 2:16pm

    Ooh I didn’t realise it was going to be a trilogy! Exciting stuff :D

  2. Beck
    14 May 11, 3:14pm

    I dont want to read any more b4 the book comes out as I dont want to ruin it

    • Selina
      14 May 11, 4:02pm

      I’m trying to keep things as spoiler free as possible :)

  3. Pixie
    14 May 11, 9:43pm

    Is that the official synopsis that would go on the back cover/inside cover?

    • Selina
      14 May 11, 9:57pm

      Not sure yet, it might be, or it might be similar… or I might write something new. What do you think? Do you like this one?

  4. Pixie
    14 May 11, 9:53pm

    Yay Doctor Who fan!

    Do you have a good start on the second book in the trilogy so I know I won’t be waiting forever to find out what happens next after finally getting to read Memory’s Wake? It’s like torture waiting for future books. XD

    • Selina
      14 May 11, 10:00pm

      I have the plots of the following books almost completely planned out, and also have the first 5 chapters of book two already drafted as well. I won’t keep people waiting too long :)

  5. Pixie
    14 May 11, 10:12pm

    That’s great to hear! Thanks! I’m really impressed with the work you’re putting into all this. :)

  6. Pixie
    14 May 11, 10:20pm

    I’m not sure. Part of me likes this one and part of me wants to see what else you come up with. I think at first I found it underwhelming as a synopsis but now I like it. I think the fact that I read the first chapter BEFORE reading the synopsis is coloring my ability to judge it on its own merits. I’m going to step back and let the first chapter get a bit fuzzier in my brain, then look at the synopsis again and get a fresh look at it. Any synopsis is going to look underwhelming when compared to a tantalizing first chapter. :)

    • Selina
      01 June 11, 10:23am

      I’ve updated the blurb above to a new version. I’m happier with this one, hopefully it’s better.

  7. Carla
    15 May 11, 5:10pm

    I have to agree with Pixie, my thoughts exactly.

  8. Carla
    15 May 11, 5:22pm

    Ohhh yeah!!!!!! That’s a great idea! There aren’t enough good fantasy stories around nowadays in film/tv. There’s reality shows, dramas, action, stupid comedy or romcoms, some sci fi but not near enough fantasy in my opinion! I’d love if your novel ever become a movie! =D

  9. Carla
    15 May 11, 5:29pm

    I also didn’t know you plan to write a trilogy! Oh yay! =D

  10. 15 May 11, 5:38pm

    I especially love the theme…… ‘searching for our true selves and finding what’s truly important in life………….something we should all be doing. I can’t wait to see the finished book!

  11. celina
    11 June 11, 9:43am

    the book seems great. why did you want to make it a trilogy? will you be able to end the books with three?

    • Selina
      11 June 11, 10:39am

      Without giving too much away, the first book’s story concludes when the original issues of the story tie up (the reasons the characters were running for their lives, etc). But when characters are busy running for their lives, there’s not much time for romance, so this was something I wanted to keep for sequel books. There is some romance in the first book, but it’s not the focus anyway. While the characters initial danger and issues resolve in the first book, the place they end up in has a whole lot of new issues to face which take the story on for another two books. The first book deals with a very personal life or death struggle, and by the end of the three books it is dealing with the fate of the world and all those in it. That’s the story I wanted to tell, but it really takes three books to tell it. After the trilogy I have no plans to write more about these characters and world. I have other story ideas I want to write instead :)

  12. Melissa
    15 June 11, 9:09am

    Hi Selina,
    congradulations, on your book. I was thrilled to find Memory Wakes for Kindle on amazon.com, but it just won’t be the same without your art. I know the book hasn’t been out long, but do you have any idea when the book will by coming? Or is it already out and I just can’t find it?
    thanks for your time:)

    • Selina
      15 June 11, 10:34am

      The official launch (including paperback and hardcover versions) is coming up soon, hopefully the start of July. I’ll be making an announcement soon (or you can sign up to the newsletter here to be notified of the release date). Yep, ebooks are available in a couple of places already. Sort of a “pre-launch” of them, just because it takes time to set everything up and get it online. I wanted to make sure everything would be available for the actual launch, even if it means they are available for a while before hand as well ;)

  13. Tammy
    04 July 11, 4:08pm

    ooo i love the idea of a set -does happy dance- cant wait love the above blurb btw :)

    • 16 July 11, 6:48pm

      THIS BOOK IS INTERESTING,BUT I PREFER NOT GOTHIC ART,BUT CELTIC ART AND GAELIC ART.I WOULD LOVE THAT YOUR BOOK HAS MORE CELTIC JOY AND FAIRY HAPPY FRAGRANCE.ANYWAY I AM GONNA TRY TO READ IT.

      • Selina
        16 July 11, 7:22pm

        Hi Nick, the themes and style of the story are quite dark at times, so it might not be your thing if you prefer more feel-good fairy stories. If you give it a try though I hope you do enjoy it :)

  14. 17 July 11, 1:39am

    HOWDY,SELINA. I CHANGED MY MIND,I DO THINK THAT I NEED SOMETIMES THE GOTHIC ATMOSPHERE LIKE A FEMALE SINGER-TARJA TURUNEN FROM FINLAND.

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