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United Earth, as an idea, gave life to freedoms previously unknown to humanity, but when the General’s war devastated that trust, and an alien bent on destruction came to annihilate their civilization, the populace began to question their place in this fallen utopiaThursday, April 30th, 2020
rules in Tranaâ€”so says the king.
Fredericton is a long way from the shores of Lake Ontario, and
schemes for power will bring together three extraordinary young
desert girl who came to Trana looking for refuge but has never found
privileged city boy dreaming of rebellion and hardened by
disgraced heir to the throne desperate to win back his place in his
enemies or reluctant allies, they all have one thing in common: an
incomplete half of the legendary fighting skill known as the
Triumvirate sword art. They fight for glory, for power, for the
monsters lurking beneath the streets, and for the mysterious society
moving in the shadows of Tranaâ€”the Black Trillium.
Do your characters hijack your book? Is there anything you would change about the book?
When I write a novel the only constant throughout the process is characterization. The entire plot may shift, settings change, timelines fluctuate, but the thread of character remains the lodestar of the story.Â
Kieran was always callow and passionate.
Savannah was always withdrawn but compassionate, more cynical than Kieran but still hopeful for a gentler world.
Kyle was always a selfish prick with daddy issues and far too much entitlement. How these characters bounced off each other and their secondaries was always what shaped the book.Â
So yes, they hijacked the story, but I couldn’t have written it any other way. But there is a weakness in this, and that’s one thing I would have changed if I had to do it over.Â
When I was finished the book I wasn’t entirely satisfied with Sophie’s characterization. There’s an interesting character there but the characters who served as my POV couldn’t see her.Â
Kyle was too fixed on the image of Sophie he had in his head and never bothered to really learn who she was within herself. Savannah only saw a monster to fight, and never tried to get to know her and Kieran had very little to do with her. I felt the absence of her internality was ultimately a flaw in the story, and I think, if I could ever do it over again, I’d make her a POV character in her own right.
author of The Black Trillium, a story of revolution and martial arts
set in the ruins of Toronto. This novel is published by Brain
marketing communications specialist with a major educational
institution when not wandering the world looking for trouble. He is a
life-long martial artist, has published several articles in Kung Fu
Magazine and heâ€™s probably a little bit too fond of kung fu movies.
Canada with his wife who has happily laid out rules to prevent the
sword-through-glass-lampshade incident from ever happening again. The
Black Trillium is his first novel.
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Kelton is the heirarch of the Masquerada, beings able to change their faceâ€”their entire personaâ€”on a whimMonday, April 23rd, 2018
Masked Arcana #2
ruling council, Michaela Chui has seen more than her fair share of
disaster. For centuries, sheâ€™s survived through caution and
strategy. But when the only human councilor is viciously murdered,
Michaela knows the coincidences that keep blocking her investigation
are a sure sign of bad things to come. She needs answers fast. And
her only ally is Cormac Redoak: wild, unpredictable, unreliableâ€”and
worse, distractingly attractive.
exile from the court of the Fairy Queen, Cormac has all the
experience with careful strategy and veiled intentions he can stand.
But he also has the fey talent for getting his way, and heâ€™s sure
his way lies with Michaelaâ€™s. No matter that she can change her
lovely face at will; thereâ€™s a clarity to her being that heâ€™d
know anywhere. Working with her will be temptation and frustration
bound together. Somehow, though, he must convince her to trust
himâ€”without revealing the secrets he dares never share . . .
Masked Arcana #1
Who Can Wear Any Face
doesnâ€™t run from much. As a former investigative reporter now
working PR for Torontoâ€™s supernaturals, what she hasnâ€™t seen
mostly isnâ€™t worth seeing. But the assignment to â€œrebrandâ€ Eric
Keltonâ€™s out-of-control alter egos has her on edge from the start.
Kelton is the heirarch of the Masquerada, beings able to change their
faceâ€”their entire personaâ€”on a whim. Ericâ€™s charisma muddles
her instincts. How can she trust a man who can become anybody?
Woman Without A Past
never met anyone like Caro, with her lightning wit and uncanny
insight. But desirable as she is, heâ€™d be a fool to let her near.
Struggling to hide the sudden loss of his powers, Eric canâ€™t risk
becoming entangled with a woman who scorns her supernatural side and
claims not to play politics. The enemies on her trail are strong,
clever, and vicious. And when they force Eric and Caro together, the
fallout could shatter far more than two hearts . . .
Delacroix lives in a little house filled with books in Toronto,
Canada. She loves exploring the city, on the hunt for both the
perfect coffeeshop as well as ideal locations to set her paranormal
romances. A member of RWA, Alana worked as an archaeologist before
forging a slightly more stable career in corporate communications.
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Missing Mah Jongg Player
Steve Wade Mystery Book 1
Crime Mystery, Thriller
Wade is an ex-cop with an ex-wife and girlfriends he could never
commit to. Now heâ€™s a private investigator known for his knack in
handsome private eye never has a problem finding customers. His
newest case involves five frantic Mah Jongg players who are in search
of one of their players who disappeared after meeting a man on an
Internet dating site.
is reluctant to take the case, believing it to be just another woman
not wanting to be found. But the Mah Jongg players are insistent that
Marilou did not vanish on her own. In the meantime, they organize a
Valentineâ€™s speed-dating gig inviting all the suspects who dated
Marilou in an attempt to find her.
he watches the dinner play out he begins to realize she may not have
gone willingly when all the suspects are before him. He even hires
his sometime drop-dead gorgeous girlfriend for the event to lure the
culprit out into the open. Steve just hopes no one goes home with a
has to work fast as the case begins to unravel when lies and betrayal
become evident and the truth of what happened to Marilou becomes
clear. Will he be able to find the suspect before they choose another
victim? This may be his biggest challenge yet.
Steve Wade Mystery Book 2
Wade is an ex-cop and now private investigator. His reputation for
solving crimes is growing.
newest client is a man charged with a murder he says he did not
commit. The convict’s sister has evidence that the person he
supposedly murdered is alive and living somewhere in Shanghai after
an old classmate of hers sees a double of the murdered victim while
touring parts of Asia.
the murder victim, a woman, really alive and the man charged with her
does not know what to think. Should he believe a convicted killer who
was once a drug addict living on the streets? Steve however does not
want an innocent man to spend the rest of his life in jail.
a dilemma he must think through and to try to prove the convicted
Wynne is a book lover, a day dreamer and a hopeless romantic. She is
a writer of cozy mysteries with an element of romance. She is a
mother of two girls and in her spare time she dog walks, plays golf
in the summer and of course grabs a game of Mah Jongg whenever she
lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband. Her children live on their
own and her parents are relieved to receive a text message from them
now and then.