The Next Big Thing!

My lovely friend Kristie Haigwood accosted myself and four other authors one night, and asked if we would take part in this thing called ‘THE NEXT BIG THING’. Thank you, Kristie! 🙂 It is designed to raise awareness of our work, or work in progress. We do that by answering ten questions about it. We graciously thank the person who nominated us, and tag five other authors whose work could well be that NEXT BIG THING.
Without further ado, I give you a small taste of me and my characters –

Q#1: What is the title of your book?
Vigilante of Shadows…take a gander at the cover! 

 

Q#2: Where did the idea for the book come from?
Tough question…I’m not sure I can remember that well, as I began writing it two years ago, and left it for a long while until recently. I think the idea came from the moral issues surrounding criminals and how we deal with them. The idea of vigilantes is a strange one, as they are people who use ‘morals’ in place of law…but then usually end up breaking those morals themselves through that very act. It’s a Catch 22. On top of that, Shadow People are something that have always fascinated me. It’s too big a subject to go into here, and I don’t want to bore anyone, but look them up. They are a subject just begging to be used in a book–or a series, as I’m doing now. 🙂
Q#3: What genre does your book fall under?
Paranormal Thriller/Romance
Q#4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I love this question! When I write my books, I always have them play out in my head like a play, so it’s a natural thing to have to think of who would play them. I would love Arianwen Harris to be played by Julianne Moore. I think she’s a fabulous actress, and she has the right looks and mannerisms to boot. For Aodhan…it would have to be Gerard Butler. Apart from being one of the sexiest men ever, I think he could pull off the bad guy/good guy thing needed.  And for Shiner, it couldn’t be anyone else other than Kevin Whatley–he’s who I had in mind when I wrote the part 😀
Q#5: What is the one sentence synopsis for the book?
When a known criminal is found viciously killed, Arianwen Harris finds herself trailing a hit-man who has seemed to escape clutches again and again…
Q#6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
A bit of both. My book will be published through my own publishing company, Moon Rose Publishing.
Q#7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It took me about six months–but then it did sit for a while before I went back to do the second draft. 🙂
Q#8: What other books would you compare this story to, in your genre?
Hmmm…is it big-headed to say I can’t think of any? I’m sure there ARE, but none that I’ve read. And I’ve read a lot of books. All my books are often a smash-together of different genres, so in this book there is a crime thriller, a paranormal romance, and shadow people. Answers on a postcard, please?
Q#9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
It could have been anything–I can’t remember! But sometimes the oddest thing will set my imagination off. I tend to daydream story plan a lot, so often it’s something silly, like something that a person said to me, a vase, the TV, or any other number of random objects. I’ve always been interested in the paranormal, so when I find out something new about it, I want need to write another book. 😀
Q#10: What else about the book might pique the readers’ interest?
Sexy men, sexy women, fast cars…yes, they all make an appearance in this book, but you gotta love those creepy yet funny Shadow Men. That should pique it enough to at least take a look and find out what they are! Well, okay…maybe this trailer will help 😀


I’d like to pass the torch to five deserving authors, and let them tell you all about their work. Their posts will bear the same title and will be live on or around 28th November. Here they are:

Carolyn Wolfe

Rob Zimmermann

Karen Aminadra

Maxi Shelton

Woelf Dietrich

 

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“A ray of light, a stain of shadow, shall endure to breathe life and death into the future”

The war between the Guardians and the Shadow Riders ended in total devastation. The final battle killed all the dragons and left nothing but fields of ash. A small clutch of dragon eggs was all that remained to provide hope for the future.
Five hundred years later, the ability to use magic is a death sentence and dragons are remembered as a curse. But the unhatched dragons sing for their riders…and soon six lives will be changed forever.
The elements of magic are drawn together as the dragons’ call leads them on an epic and dangerous journey of discovery. They soon learn everything they’ve been taught to believe about magic and dragons is wrong.
With the last of the dragons and the world at stake, they will risk everything to heed the call.
But an evil from the past soon threatens their discovery and newfound joy. Shadow Dragons ride the dawn once more…

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT EMBERS AT GALDRILENE
“Evil lurks at every corner and eventually bursts, bringing forth a vivid confrontation that kept me at the edge of my seat, turning page after page.” ~ Annamaria Bazzi

“The characters are well thought out, and the plot is great. I loved Galdrilene itself, and the idea of the dragon eggs singing to those who are meant to hatch them.” ~ The Crooked Word

“I was so impressed by this excellent story! The characters and setting were vividly detailed, and the storyline was unique and enticing. I loved that the characters had strong bonds and connections to other beings, and Trosper did a magnificent job with pacing and stringing together the plot.” ~ Katie Jennings (author of the Dryad Quartet and When Empires Fall)

“There is something about dragon stories that is truly captivating and Trosper has certainly encapsulated this in her novel. This story follows the lives of young men and women as they escape a life of control and fear to find their true talents and true selves… Expect to be entertained with dragon fights, romance and witty comebacks in Trosper’s creation of an idyllic world. You are even given a rare insight into the workings of a dragon’s mind.” ~ Elizabeth Wright of Bestchicklit.com

“Anne McCaffrey’s Legacy… I was extremely wary when this book was immediately evocative of every story Anne ever told about dragons, their ‘Impression’ on their destined riders, and the immutable bond between the two. Like Asimov’s laws of robotics, Pern’s dragon lore is indelibly etched as ‘fact’ in my psyche and anything markedly different does not sit very well with me at all.

I am immensely pleased to say that A.D. Trosper did not let me down. There was enough of Pernish dragon-lore to satisfy my need for continuity, whilst at the same time enough differences to make this clutch of dragons her very own. Well done Ms. Trosper!” ~ Richard King


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Here is where I’m supposed to talk about myself in third person for whatever reason. But, even though there are a lot of people in my head, referring to myself in third person still sounds too strange.
Born in Kansas, I spent a lot of my childhood moving around. I lived in Kansas, Oklahoma, Washington State (around Seattle), and southern California. I had many great adventures growing up. I’m now settled down in Kansas with my wonderful husband, three children, my wonderful dog Katie, assorted cats, and small flock of chickens.
I’ve been an avid lover of fantasy since I was young child. Dragons, elves, fairies, dwarves, and other denizens of the fantasy world as well as magic have always fascinated me. As I grew up, I developed an interest in vampires, zombies and my interests branched out to take in paranormal and urban fantasy.
I don’t have any special writing credits to my name other than a wildly active imagination and the ability to form that imagination into written stories.
Want to know more or connect with me? Follow the links, I promise there is no wicked witch of the west at the end…most of the time.

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Cover Reveal For Breaking The Nexus!

Good morning everyone! 😀 I have a real treat for you today, I am one of the lucky blogs who gets to show off the new cover for Lindsay Avalon’s debut novel; Breaking The Nexus!!! Psst….I also designed the cover for her, don’t forget to check out my artist page. 😉

So, without further ado, I’ll hand over to Lindsay….enjoy everyone! 🙂

My debut paranormal romance, Breaking the Nexus, is coming 12/12/12! This gorgeous cover was designed by none other than Miranda Stork and I’m proud to share it with the world! Breaking the Nexus is the first in a series featuring the Mythrian Realm, and will be available from Amazon.com in ebook and print form on 12/12/12. Don’t miss your chance to discover what happens when mythology blends with reality!

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Throughout history, myths and legends of extraordinary creatures have been told and retold. Fantastic tales of demons and banshees, gryphons and dragons, and of course, magic. Stories that every child grows to learn are nothing more than fantasy…or are they?

Beyond the world you see lies a hidden realm, the Mythrian Realm, inhabited by all of the creatures you’ve been told are mere fiction. Only one thing lies between humans and the truth: the Nexus. A magical barrier erected millennia ago to separate the two realms, it has stood the test of time. Until now.

For Mythrian Sha Phoenix, magic is nothing new. But when she stumbles upon a portal on the verge of collapse, her fate will forever change. Pulled through the portal into the Human Realm, she lands in the middle of Detective Connor Flynn’s brutal murder scene. Soon it is obvious someone is using blood magic to try to bring down the Nexus. Together, Connor and Sha must work to unravel the secrets before the barrier falls and the realms collide.

The Nexus is breaking and all hell is about to unleash…literally.

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And the moment you’ve all been waiting for…..the gorgeous cover! 🙂

 

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