Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Green-Eyed Monster Tour: A Destination Guide

Martin Smith and John Becker: bestselling authors with ordinary names and extraordinary minds.

Their words have power — to heal, to kill, to change the lives of their “characters” in shocking and unexpected ways. Famous for their uncanny similarity in both physical manner and literary voice, their childhood rivalry spins out of control into adulhood.

The death of one at the hands of the other brings to light their troubling past — and a mysterious presence, watching on from the shadows — an authorial entity with roots beyond our time or dimension; an entity with far-reaching designs.

The pen is truly mightier than the deadliest sword.

I am really excited about this blog post today. One of the best parts of writing is not only creating the characters, but creating the world in which their stories are told. Mike Robinson has done a phenominal job of this with The Green-Eyed Monster! The detail and thought put into creating the fictional town his story is set in just amazes me and inspires me to do better with my own world-building. So get ready to get inspired and travel to Twilight Falls with me!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dracian Legacy Book Cover Reveal!

Today is THE day! Today I (along with others) are tearing away the curtain to reveal the cover of Priya Kanaparti's Dracian Legacy--the first book of the Dracian Legacy series. The cover was designed by Regina Wamba and the book itself will be released February 14th, 2013. Just in time to make you fall in love with this series! But for now, your hearts will have to go pitter-patter only to the cover and book info below! Oh, and a chance to win prizes, of course!

Book Title: The Dracian Legacy - Book 1 (Dracian Legacy Trilogy)
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Ren and Axel are caught between two powerful magical races: one destined to end the bloodshed, the other out for vengeance.

Seventeen-year-old Ren Pernell is prophesied to end the war between the Dracians and the Telalians. So when a Dracian, Axel Knight, is sent to find and bring back the prophesied one before she turns eighteen and Telalians discover of her existence, unexpected sparks start to fly between the two. Once Ren finds the truth behind Axel’s arrival, she wants everything to do with him and nothing to do with his mission.

Things prove to be difficult as Ren’s life is constantly threatened by forces that are beyond her control, including the leader of the Telalians.

With the clock ticking and Ren’s life in jeopardy, it is no longer just a mission for Axel. It becomes a personal endeavor to save the only one he’s ever loved. In a heart racing ending, they must find a way to evade the preordained war that won’t also end Ren’s life.

About Priya Kanaparti:

Priya Kanaparti was born in India, grew up in Detroit, and is now living in Boise, ID. She attended Wayne State University for her undergrad degree in Bachelor of Science in Biology, and University of Phoenix for her Masters in Business Administration. Priya works as a project manager in software field during the day and lives in the world of her characters during the nights and weekends. She had found the love for reading and writing early this year, when she stayed home with her year old and needed something to occupy those 'downtime' hours.

She loves playing tennis on a good summer day and chess during the cold winters, but reading and writing has become a year round hobby.

She lives in Boise with her husband, son and a Yorkie. Dracian Legacy is her debut novel.

You can find Priya on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Google+, and Pinterest! For more information on Dracian Legacy, check out the Goodreads page and keep an eye out for the blog tour February 12th through March 15th, 2013! I'll be a host, so you can be sure to find more information on the book, as well as an interview with Priya, during that time!

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