Posts Tagged ‘dragons’

Tarragon: Dragon Mage

Monday, April 10th, 2017

After hundreds of years, the gates to Tarragon are open once more, fulfilling age-old prophecy. However, Anwen’s journey is far from over. The dragons still sleep and she has no clue how to wake them. Forced to retreat from the Mountain, she and her newfound friends must devise a new plan to wake the inhabitants of Tarragon.Meanwhile, the Mage Circle, a group of dragon mages with a vendetta, is camped outside the Gates. Calling on allies of their own, they will stop at nothing to gain control of the Dragon City and all who dwell inside.To complicate matters even more, Anwen’s mother has joined the party. But even with the help of all her friends, can Anwen overcome the ordeals set before her or will this spell the end of the dragons and the world as we know it?
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Karlie Lucas is a preschool
teacher by day and a writer/artist by night.
A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of
Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.
Karlie is interested in all things magical and
mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.
When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally
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Snippet

Courtney glanced out the window overlooking the dining area as she did. Overhead, something momentarily blotted out the sun. It looked like some kind of bird, though none she could identify. She moved closer to the window, trying to decide if she’d seen something or not. “Hey, Tyler, have you heard of there being any kind of large bird in the area?”

Tyler looked up from cleaning the counter with a dishtowel. “Large birds?” He abandoned his cloth and walked over to the window. The hair on the back of his neck began to prickle as he saw another shadow cross over the sun. It didn’t look like the typical fowl.

The silhouette looked like some kind of flying creature. It resembled one he’d seen several years ago. He could clearly see two creatures, even though they were both relatively far away. “That’s not a bird,” he warned. He reached for the nearest weapon, which happened to be a wooden walking stick from against the wall.

Seeing Tyler’s unusual reaction, Anwen felt her chest tighten. “How did they find us?”

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Of Cinder and Bone and the ruthless yakuza clans

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Of
Cinder and Bone
By
Kyoko M
Genre:
SciFi Thriller, Fantasy
 
After
centuries of being the most dangerous predators on the planet,
dragons were hunted to extinction. That is, until Dr. Rhett “Jack”
Jackson and Dr. Kamala Anjali cracked the code to bring them back.
Through their research at MIT, they resurrected the first dragon
anyone has seen alive since the 15th century. There’s just one
problem.
Someone
stole it.
Caught
between two ruthless yakuza clans who want to clone the dragon, Jack
and Kamala brave the dangerous streets of Tokyo to steal their dragon
back in a race against time before the world is taken over by
mutated, bloodthirsty monsters that will raze it to ashes.
Of
Cinder and Bone is an all-new sci-fi thriller from the author of the
Amazon bestselling Black Parade novels. Don’t miss out on this
explosive first-in-series!
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What is something unique/quirky about you?

I was traumatized by Jurassic Park as a kid and I still have nightmares about velociraptors breaking into my room and tearing me to pieces.

 

Tell us something really interesting that happened to you!

I hugged Captain America! As in Chris Evans! I attended New Orleans Comic Con in January 2017 and got a photo op with him and it was genuinely the greatest fifteen seconds of my entire life.

 

What are some of your pet peeves?

Rude, lazy, or discourteous customers. I’ve unfortunately been stuck working retail as a day job to support my writing and now I have an intense dislike for retail customers. Especially ones who either waste your time or explode on you for petty or idiotic reasons.

 

What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?

In no particular order, my favorite books are:

-Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

-Inheritance by Devin Grayson

-Helltown by Dennis O’Neill

-Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

-Earthrise by M.C.A Hogarth

-Paradise Lost by John Milton

-The Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer

-Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

-Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

-Metamorphoses by Ovid

 

In no particular order, my favorite authors are:

-Jim Butcher

-Ilona Andrews

-Brian Jacques

-J.K. Rowling

-Neil Gaiman

-Richard Castle

-Elizabeth Haydon

-Chuck Wendig

-Geoffrey Thorne

-Junot Diaz

 

 

What inspired you to write this book?

I was inspired to write Of Cinder and Bone by a very weird thing, actually: the 2002 film ‘Reign of Fire’ starring Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey. It sounds bizarre considering that movie is aggressively awful, but the idea that it spawned is that not too many people write about dragons from an apocalyptic sci-fi view. I found myself in love with the idea of dragons being real animals that fit into modern day and so I found a way to bring them to life with realistic scientific methods and then decided to sort of study the idea of man vs. nature vs. God, much like what was briefly explored in the Jurassic Park film.

 

What can we expect from you in the future?

My future is planned out through about 2018 as of right now. The next book in the Of Cinder and Bone series, Of Blood and Ashes, will drop later this year, probably in the fall, but possibly in the summer if I finish it fast enough. I am also penning a novella for The Black Parade series that is going to premiere exclusively in an upcoming boxed set with other fantasy authors, but once the set is gone, I will publish it alongside the other four books in the series. After that, I’ll be writing the third book in the Of Cinder and Bone series and then see where I’d like to go from there for beyond 2018. I have an entire library’s worth of ideas, so it really just depends on what my fancy is at the time.

 

Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?

As I mentioned before, the upcoming novella for The Black Parade series is precisely that: a side story that occurs between the second and third novels of the series. I also have another short story for one of the side characters in The Holy Dark, but I haven’t decided if I will fully pursue it since it’s just a short story rather than a novella. I’ve put it on the back burner for now, but if I pick it up and apply full attention to it, then I may actually release another set of short stories told by side characters.

 

Where were you born/grew up at?

I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in a metro-Atlanta city called Riverdale, but trust me, it has no relation to Riverdale from the Archie comics. It’s honestly no longer a nice place to live, but it was while I was a kid. My mother’s side of the family still lives there, and so I always visit during the year.

 

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Kyoko
M is an author, a fangirl, and an avid book reader. Her debut novel,
The Black Parade, has been on Amazon’s Bestseller List at #5 in the
Occult Horror category. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Lit
degree from the University of Georgia, which gave her every valid
excuse to devour book after book with a concentration in Greek
mythology and Christian mythology. When not working feverishly on a
manuscript (or two), she can be found buried under her Dashboard on
Tumblr, or chatting with fellow nerds on Twitter, or curled up with a
good Harry Dresden novel on a warm central Florida night. Like any
author, she wants nothing more than to contribute something great to
the best profession in the world, no matter how small.
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Cover Reveal for Tarragon: Dragon Mage

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Karlie Lucas is a preschool teacher by day and a writer/artist by night.A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.

Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.

When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.

She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally

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After hundreds of years, the gates to Tarragon are open once more, fulfilling age-old prophecy. However, Anwen’s journey is far from over. The dragons still sleep and she has no clue how to wake them. Forced to retreat from the Mountain, she and her newfound friends must devise a new plan to wake the inhabitants of Tarragon.

Meanwhile, the Mage Circle, a group of dragon mages with a vendetta, is camped outside the Gates. Calling on allies of their own, they will stop at nothing to gain control of the Dragon City and all who dwell inside.

To complicate matters even more, Anwen’s mother has joined the party. But even with the help of all her friends, can Anwen overcome the ordeals set before her or will this spell the end of the dragons and the world as we know it?

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Now lets check out the cover for the second Book in this brilliant Series!
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Now lets take a look inside the book
 
Snippet:
Courtney stopped abruptly as the scatterings of a cave-in came into view. “Oh no,” she whispered, one hand to her mouth. Moving slowly, she noticed a body slumped in the hallway. “Please don’t be dead,” she said over and over again as she moved closer. She couldn’t help but wonder which of her friends lay there, and what had happened to the other.

The closer she came, the more detail came to light. She recognized Tyler Durand as he lay on his side. His light-colored hair lay limp against his head. His skin was unnaturally pale. At least she didn’t think he was dead. It took a lot to kill a dragon. But just beyond him, a little more out of the way, lay Anwen Porter. And she wasn’t moving.
 
 
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Book Blitz loving the book did it again

Monday, August 3rd, 2015
“Kas” by Karlie Lucas

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“Most teenagers don’t have a voice talking in their heads, but that’s pretty normal for Kas. It’s been there her whole life, giving her directions, keeping her from harm. When the voice advises against the family picnic in the mountains, she’s sure there’s a reason, but convincing her mom is another matter. While in the mountains, Kas accidentally stumbles on a gateway to another dimension. Almost immediately, her life is in peril. From a disembodied man known only as Milord and a hoard of hooded men who want her soul, she doesn’t know who to trust in this strange place where dreams become reality. As Kas learns more about who she is and how she came to the Waymeet of Worlds, it becomes clear that someone is lying to her. But is it the voice she’s known her whole life or the new friends she finds in Milord’s castle. Choosing the wrong people to trust could cost her soul and prevent her from fulfilling her destiny.”
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 Ten fun Facts:

1 – I almost double-majored in college with an English: Creative Writing and General Art degree.

2 – I am the third of eight children.

3 – It is my goal to, I one day, find a diamond in the ground.

4 – Not only do I write, but I also voice act for a small production company I own that produces shows based off of Japanese comics (manga).

5 – I usually have between three and five different stories that I’m working on at any given time.

6 – I am distantly related to several different former presidents of the United States.

7 – I always wanted to be a red head so I will occasionally dye my hair that color.

8 – I like to cosplay (dress up as) different characters from anime (Japanese cartoons), as well as original characters.

9 – I named my car Edward, not after the character from Twilight, but after an character from the manga Fullmetal Alchemist. (My car is silver.)

10 – I have the best hubby in the whole world, and I’m not just saying that because he makes the absolute best Alfredo sauce on the planet.

And a fun Author interview question

.      How did you come to write this particular book or series?

Kas started out as a sort of Beauty and the Beast story that I wrote in high school. Over the course of ten plus years, I wasn’t satisfied with the basics and tore it apart over and over again. After piecing back together the patchwork I’d made of it, it became what it is now.

Bio:

 Karlie Lucas is a preschool teacher by day and a writer/artist by night.

A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.
Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.
When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.
She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally.

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Why did G N went on a adventure?

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
 Googa Nark by Brian Moos
Brian, when did you first know you wanted to be an author?
I discovered that I liked to write before I was a teenager.  I never really thought about being an author, per se, I just enjoyed writing.
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What makes you passionate about writing?
Whenever I have an idea or concept or picture in my mind, I find myself driven to try and convey it in words.  Sometimes it is a story or sometimes it is just a short poem.  I find myself immersed in the work of finding the right words or using the right form to make the idea come alive on the paper.
What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published?

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How to Write a Book Review?

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

A review is a personal view of the story you have just read. Author’s love reviews; they sell books. So consider writing a review every time you read a book.

Always start with something good about the story.

Things like: “It is an interesting story” or “Quite fascinating reading,” even, “I couldn’t put it down,” will work well.

Always respect the creativity and the time the author took to write the book.

Never say that you would have done the book this or that way. If that is how you feel, then write your own book. (more…)

Author Berin Stephens an interview

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Berin Stephen is the author of The Tales of Myrick the (Not So) Magnificent and he is visiting my blog today. 

Welcome Berin, tell us where you were born:

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I was born in the magical realm called Alaska and grew up there. Even though I now live in Utah, I still consider Alaska my home.

I bet Utah is warmer…What is the most difficult thing about being an author?

I find the most difficult (more…)

Saoirse Omara interview and her children’s book Miro the Dragon

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Saoirse, tell us where you were born and where you live now.

Author Photo Saoirse O'Mara

I was born in western Germany, in a small town in the Ruhr area. Nowadays, I live in an even smaller but very lovely town in eastern Germany, right next to our capital Berlin, with my husband and our two cats.

What makes you passionate about writing?

I always loved language and bugged my parents long enough that they (more…)

A.L. Phillips author of “The Quest of the Unaligned” an Interview

Friday, March 28th, 2014

A. L. Phillips is visiting us today. Tell us how has your family background affected your writing?

I can say with absolute certainty that I am a novelist today because of my wonderful parents and the great education and encouragement they gave me. I was homeschooled from kindergarten through 12th grade, using a curriculum that was very reading and writing focused. I loved it. In fact, reading was my favorite activity from the time I was about four, an activity which my parents encouraged both through their words and through their own book-loving natures. I began telling bedtime stories to my younger sister when I was not much older than that, and again, my parents encouraged me to both keep creating stories and to write them down. In the time since then, my parents and sister alike have been incredibly encouraging and supportive of my desires to write professionally, a fact for which I am profoundly grateful.

Awesome parents. What gave you the nerve to attempt your first novel?

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The Dreamstone book two of author Mikey Brooks

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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What a ride have I had with The Dreamstone by Mikey Brooks. Mikey relates a fast paced fantasy story full of many characters to please the hardest kids out there. With pirates, fairies, dream keepers, dragons, zombies, worms Centaurs, ogre and more, they will keep you reading to the last page. I believe everyone will find something in every turn of the pages. It has battles with the most interesting enemies you can imagine and many turns and twists.

In book two of the Dream Keeper Chronicles, Parker and Kaelyn’s new adventure is to face Mab who has dreamnapped (more…)

Sir Princess Petra by Diane Mae Robinson

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Sir Princess Petra is a cute story for elementary school girls that will entertain them to no end. It is a well-presented and written chapter book that will delight kids and their parents. Sir Princess Petra has nice drawings (more…)

The Butterfly and the Fire Breathing Dragon a review

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

The Butterfly and the Fire Breathing Dragon is a cute story for young kids, one they will love completely. I enjoyed the story and the great ways it teaches friendship and love. What a great idea for a children’s story, it is personal and to the point. (more…)

The Dragon’s Vision by Sherri Godsey a review

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Review for readersfavorite.com

This tale is an unusual and entertaining story of a world divided by a veil. One side of the veil is bloody and full of battles, dried lands, and shadows. The other is its opposite—green fresh and fruitful. In this part of their world where everyone and everything gets along together wonderfully is a kingdom. In this kingdom there is a king who has a strong willed daughter. In the face of her coming wedding, she sets out to find her husband choice accompanied by her dragon. She has already met the other prospects to her hand and doesn’t like them so she runs away to find her own. (more…)

Swords and Dragons by Michael Robb Mathias Jr. ReadersFavorite.com

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The author uses an old concept and used many other tales ideas to compose this book. The chapters leave you hanging and you always want to keep reading to see what will happen next.

The story is of a people that possess the knowledge of the whereabouts of the biggest bird’s nest in the land. Thus they are the only ones that can collect eggs from them. (more…)