Meet My Character Monday ~ Banee-Belle

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First a little business. I’m getting the band… er… the Meet My Character Monday blog hop back together. If anyone is interested, you can find the how-to, examples, and sign-up page by clicking on the logo.

Now on to my first Meet My Character Monday post in a while 🙂


For the next five Monday’s, leading up to the release of Eitlean: Book Three of the Daearen Realms on March 4th (yea!), I’m going to introduce you to the story’s main characters. Banee-Belle of the Air Fey is first, and it’s from her perspective that you will learn the story of Eitlean.




Name: Banee-Belle of the Air Fey
Age: 22
Height: 5’ 6”
Weight: 140lbs
Hair color: Pale blonde
Eye color: Pale blue
Distinctive Features: Skin has a pearly sheen and will sparkle like a disco ball when embarrassed
Realm: Eitlean
Magic: Air – Changeling (Firefly & Hummingbird)
Status: 2nd or 3rd in line to rule but secretly training to do so, an unofficial spy for the Queen, and in a fake relationship with her fated mate (it’s complicated)
Parents: Current Rulers of Eitlean: Sampson and Sarah
Siblings: Older brother Phillip – on the edge of turning dark & Beathan her twin – good guy but appears flighty (flighty…tee hee hee hee).

When and where is the story set? Eitlean begins during the final battle at the end of Meanmna: Book One of the Daearen Realms.
What should we know about Banee-Belle? She is nothing like what you think she is after reading Bienn-Theine: Book Two of the Daearen Realms.
What messes up her life?
A boy, what else?
What is the personal goal of the character?
Mostly to rule her kingdom, secondary not to die with everyfey still believing she’s an airhead (airhead…tee hee hee hee).


Eitlean: Book Three of the Daearen Realms will be available for pre-order in February and will release March 4th, 2016!



Banee-Belle of the Air Fey has been preparing to rule Eitlean her entire life…in complete secrecy.

Necessary because she is not the heir to the throne. But, her older brother Phillip is at risk of turning dark and her twin, Beathan has no interest in ruling. She knows she’s the right fey for the job, but she already has a job. And that’s another problem. By using every fey’s impression of her—a pretty-pretty princess party girl—to gather intelligence, no fey would ever believe she’s fit to rule.

Hiding the real Banee from everyone around her since the age of thirteen has become unbearable, and even though the queen relies on her intelligence in matters of life and death, Banee is unsure how much longer she’ll be able to keep their little secret. Dark magic has spread and gaining traction in Daearen, threatening the wellbeing of every fey, as well as the humans on Earth, threatening to destroy the balance within the realm Banee, her family, and the queen have fought to maintain.

But all may not be lost… When Banee discovers an ancient clue, one which could lead her to the Heka Grimoire—the first book of magic—hope returns to her heart. If she can employ her wits and solve the puzzle, she will gain access to the most powerful spells ever written within the realm, which she hopes will be the weapon the Light Fey can wield against their evil counterparts. But before her quest leads her very far, Banee learns she must team up with the one fey who never fails to belittle her. The fey who broke her heart and left her to live an incomplete life, a fey never made whole.

Can Banee push aside her contempt and distrust to complete her most vital mission yet? Will she have the strength to face her own broken heart to prove she is so much more than pretty—and save her fey in the process?

The balance of two worlds, along with the lives of fey and human alike, dangle by the thread that is Banee-Belle of Eitlean.


Check back in next Meet My Character Monday to learn all about the boy messing up Banee’s life!

Tomorrow will be my first Transition “Contest” Tuesday! Check back to see the initial pictures and how the first couple of days went.

Have a great Monday Everyone!






Meet Emmy Gatrell

Hi! I’m Emmy, a 42-year-old Stay-At-Home-School-Mom to two teenage boys, nine dogs, and a husband. I write and publish fiction in multiple genres including epic fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, dystopian, speculative fiction, and supernatural horror ranging from young adult through four-flame +18. As you can tell I love all things that go bump in the night ;) I also love food. I’ve published the first five cookbooks of my No Frills Cookbook Series. My first coffee table cookbook TACO FREAKS (52 Recipes and Thoughts about the Best Day of the Week) publishes soon!