Sunday, March 2, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Today, I'm pleased to have fantasy author L. Blankenship here as my guest. She's talking about the altered roles of nobility in her book Disciple. Check out her book and also her great contest at the bottom of this post.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Ten things most people don't know about me
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I had a great time talking with Linda Mooney at Other Worlds of Romance on Blog Talk Radio Monday evening. We chatted about my latest release, Quintessence, and all of the Enchanted Bookstore Legends since that book marks the end of the series. I also shared an exclusive excerpt from the book.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
This one’s hard to dance around without plot spoilers. The primary antagonist in this series is the Morrigan, straight out of Celtic legend. She’s induced dragon shifters and their mages to assist her. To maintain her helpers, it’s important to wipe out other dragon shifters who might annihilate them. Also, the first book in this series details a prophecy that links Lachlan, his dragon, and Maggie (his mate). Once they find one another, the Morrigan’s days will be numbered.
Briefly describe the magical systems of your world. How do those who are empowered—Jonathan, Britta, dragons shifters, selkies—gain their abilities?
I’ll take this in segments of magic wielders.
Dragon shifters: They study for a very long time, usually under a dragon shifter mentor, to gain the power to attract a dragon to bond with them. It’s an arduous process and requires giving up any semblance of a “normal” life. Because the bond is lifelong, and confers immortality on both mage and dragon, dragons are notoriously picky about who they’ll bond with. Not that the dragons don’t want to be immortal, but they practically are anyway, even without the bond, so they can afford to be choosy.
Witches: There’s a genetic basis to their power, but Covens offer a variety of training to shape and hone magic. Witches tend to have their power focused in particular areas. For example, some are better healers, some are better spell casters, etc.
Selkies: Creatures straight out of myth, they live in the sea, look like seals, but have the ability to walk on land, hide their skins, and appear human. If someone finds their skin, they can force the Selkie to do their bidding and bar their return to the sea since the Selkie needs their skin to regain their seal form.
Celtic gods: Again, straight out of myth, the gods are who they’ve always been. Haughty, entitled, immortal, they have little interest in immersing themselves in human affairs. They hold the secret to time travel, as do the dragons.
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