We are delighted to welcome Cyci Cade with us today. Cyci lives in Brazil and writes Urban Fantasy and YA Fiction. Her debut novel Dragon’s Curse was released in November of 2015.
I am anxious to know if you chose urban fantasy and young adult fiction or did these two choose you?
I believe both things happened. During my childhood, my mother used to read me stories like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, and Beauty and the beast; as time passed I started reading those types of genres and new ones like Marvel, DC Comics, and Philip Pullman´s books. I use to say I´m a professional reader! Becoming a writer was inevitable.
Tell us what publishing is like in Brazil.
The process is a little different from the way it is here in America. We don´t have literary agents; we send the query letters to editors. Getting published is easier in Brazil but more expensive. We have to compete with best-sellers books that come from America and Europe. Usually, it´s a combination of both.
And what about the marketing methods, are they so different from here in America?
My book, Dragon’s Curse you can get on AgBook, a Brazilian publisher, and you can get it on Amazon.com. I set up online giveaways, write bonus material, short stories, and offer exclusive content. I also use social media to distribute my work.
Do you market in Brazil only or do you also market in other countries as well as America?
I market in many countries. Social Media gets me in touch with people from other countries, so when I set up my giveaways it is open on a worldwide scale.
I read where you said your ideas for your book Dragons Curse came from reading and watching Painted Skin and Game of Thrones. What specifically from each one?
I took the dragons from Game of Thrones when Daenerys Targaryen mentioned them for the first time. I immediately thought, “I´ll write a book about dragons”. Then Painted Skin gave me the idea to look for Chinese mythologies, places and creatures. Chinese culture is very rich so I was able to find many legends and mythologies.
Do you attend writer’s conferences and/or belong to a writer’s group?
I use to attend book fairs and biennials, now I belong to some fantasy, sci-fi, and writers´ groups on Goodreads.
Tell us a little about your book Dragon’s Curse.
Two princes from the Dragon´s Dynasty, Liu and Wei, are cursed and condemned to live as dragons because they failed in their duty, to protect the Dragon Empire. After two centuries their fate changes when Kate appears in their lives and they are able to return to their human form. However, the curse isn´t broken yet, they can´t survive without the dragon´s side. To break the curse, the princes must recover the eyes and heart of the Great Dragon. As Liu, Wei, and Kate embark on a journey to the Palace of Jade in search of the first eye, they´ll have to face mythological creatures and the immortal warriors. Face death and have to prove they are honorable men to save Kate´s life. They´ll be tested as never before and discover feelings they never imagined existed plus they will have to fight like wild warriors. A curse can be broken… But at what cost?
Wow, great description. Now I know I’ve got to read this book. I would think this will have a lot of following. This is just book 1 in the series right?
Yes, I wrote six books of the series Dragon Princes; Dragon´s Curse is the first one published. I also wrote another trilogy and I decided that now is the right moment to share my work.
What’s next for Cyci Cade?
I´ve worked on a new book related to a short story I´ve published on my blog, Son of Egypt. As the name suggests, the story is set in ancient Egypt, I mix real people who lived at that time with gods, myths, fantasy, and romance.
Love the cover. Congratulations Cyci. Please keep us posted as new books come out.
Thank you so much for visiting with us.
For more information about Cyci Cade visit her at: