Wednesday, January 31, 2018

NBTM: The Exiled Otherkin by D. Lieber

The Exiled Otherkin
by D. Lieber


GENRE: Fantasy Romance



Exiled from Faerie when her father dies, half-Fae Ember is surprised by how much the human realm
has changed since she was there last. She takes a dangerous job on a merchant airship, hoping a life
on the move will keep her well-hidden. Sure, she misses her brother, but years of apathy have numbed
her emotions.
When the optimistic and na├»ve Reilley follows her, it’s annoying to say the least. But when she starts
feeling responsible for him, long-stifled emotions crack the ice around her heart.
Faeries, pirates, and traveling players meet in this steampunk fantasy adventure as Ember tries to
cope with feelings long forgotten and a past that pursues her.


Excerpt Two:

I scanned the crowd, but there was no sign of them. My stomach lurched, and I swallowed my panic. I moved as quickly as I could to the place where Reilley had just stood.

To the right was a dim alley with curtained doors lining the sides. I shot into the shady street.

“Reilley?” I called and received no answer.

Up ahead, a curtain covered the light that spilled into the alley. I rushed for that doorway. Ripping open the curtain, I lunged inside.

In the small room, two men sat on crates playing cards on a box in between them. They looked up as I entered.

“Where is he?”

Neither responded as they returned to their game. I spotted a door at the back of the room and barreled toward it. The two men moved to stop me.

“I don’t have time for this,” I told them as they blocked my way.

The one closest to the door I wanted to get through crossed his thick arms over his chest and lifted his chin, looking down at me with a smirk. His wirier friend stepped toward me and pointed the way I’d come.

“This party is closed,” he said with a heavy accent. “If you don’t have an invitation, leave.”

“I just need to get my friend. Then, I’ll leave.”

He shook his head and grabbed my upper arm to escort me out. “You will leave now.”

I rotated my elbow and broke his grip then pulled back and drove the heel of my hand into his nose.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

D. writes stories she wants to read. Her love of the worlds of fiction led her to earn a Bachelor’s in
English from Wright State University.
When she isn’t reading or writing, she’s probably hiking, crafting, watching anime, Korean television,
Bollywood, or old movies. She may also be getting her geek on while planning her next steampunk
cosplay with friends.

She lives in Wisconsin with her husband (John), retired guide dog (Samwise), and cat (Yin).


Interview with D. Lieber
Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
Inspiration comes from all over. Every bit of information I consume, every book, every TV show, every movie, every song, news stories, people I meet, dreams, off-handed comments, everything has the potential to spark a story idea.

How did you do research for your book?
For The Exiled Otherkin, most of my research was first-hand experience (for instance, places I’ve traveled to), accounts and insights from friends (self-defense and fighting techniques), and Internet research (physics, martial arts videos, photographs of cities I’ve never visited, etc).

Do you have another profession besides writing?
No, my day job is to write feature stories for a government magazine. Sometimes I’m assigned other duties, such as simple graphic design projects, but I’m primarily a writer and associate editor.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?
I would go to a place that didn’t have written records. At this moment, I’d like to visit some First Nations in Western Canada prior to European interaction because they are part of the story I’m currently working on.

What is your next project?
The next novel readers will see is called Intended Bondmates, and it is set to release June 21, 2018.

No one said guarding a faeling from bloodthirsty vampires would be easy. In fact, Runa trained all her life to protect her intended bondmate, Konner, until he could awaken his full magic.

She was looking forward to her time with the young fae until tragedy shattered her plans. For the last thirteen years, she’s been bound with Mikhail, her best friend’s intended bondmate. Neither of them was happy with the arrangement, but she never thought he’d request to unbind from her early.

When all hope of Runa fulfilling her rite and joining werewolf society is threatened, Konner comes through and agrees to become her bondmate.

Thinking her life has changed for the better, Runa eagerly rushes to Konner’s side.  But Konner hasn’t forgiven her for abandoning him. And Rowan, bound with Konner’s brother, is hostile toward the fellow werewolf that left him to protect two faelings alone.



D. Lieber will be awarding a fancy homemade bookmark (US ONLY) to a randomly drawn winner
via via rafflecopter during the tour.


  1. Thanks so much for having me again!

  2. Loved reading Conjuring Zephyr and I am in the middle of Exiled Otherkin :) Can't wait for Intended Bondmates to come out in June!!! Love how D. Lieber creates these fabulous worlds that just capture the imagination.

  3. I really enjoyed the excerpt and interview. Thank you!