The Book Monsters are pleased to welcome Trinity Faegen. Trinity is the author of the The Mephisto Covenant.
Sasha is desperate to find out who murdered her father. When getting the answer means pledging her soul to Eryx, she unlocks a secret that puts her in grave danger—she is an Anabo, a daughter of Eve, and Eryx’s biggest threat.
A son of Hell, immortal, and bound to Earth forever, Jax looks for redemption in the Mephisto Covenant—God’s promise he will find peace in the love of an Anabo. After a thousand years, he’s finally found the girl he’s been searching for: Sasha.
With the threat of Eryx always looming, Jax knows he has to keep Sasha safe and win her over. But can he? Will Sasha love him and give up her mortal life?
Describe your book in five words or less.
All you need is love.
Did you always know you wanted to be a writer, or did you just kind of fall into it?
Always. I bought a typewriter when I was 15 with babysitting money.
What was the research process for "THE MEPHISTO COVENANT" like for you?
I read a book called THE HISTORY OF HELL by Alice K. Turner. Fascinating! Mankind has evidently always believed in some form of life after death, but not all civilizations believed there would be punishment for bad acts in mortal life. I also read a lot of Greek mythology, and the Bible. THE MEPHISTO COVENANT is a mash-up of many things, but mostly it’s a metamorphosis of a dream I had when I was sorting through all the emotional baggage after someone close to me was sexually assaulted. Evil exists, and I still don’t know why, but this book is my way of confronting it.
What was the most challenging aspect of writing "THE MEPHISTO COVENANT"?
Making the main characters believable was terribly important to me, but it wasn’t easy to make a girl without original sin relatable, and not a cardboard picture of boring perfection, or a son of Hell sympathetic, and not an evil cliché.
What book are you currently reading?
I’ve been on deadline of late, so haven’t been reading, but I plan to rectify that immediately! First up is Simone Elkeles’s Chain Reaction. I loved the first 2 Fuentes brothers books and am so excited to read this one. I’m a die-hard fan of romance. I’m also looking forward to the first in Heather Brewer’s Slayer Chronicles series. I loved her Vlad books.
What is one question that you've always wanted to be asked in an interview?
How would you answer that question? If you could have dinner with any 3 people, living or dead, who would it be? Answer: Charlotte Bronte, Benjamin Franklin, and John Lennon.