Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Interviewing author LJ DeLeon about her fantasy series, Warriors for Light

I'm very happy to welcome author LJ DeLeon today, answering my questions about her Warriors for Light series. CONTEST--at the end of this post, find information about how to win a $25 bookstore gift card.

In your series, Warriors for Light, book one (Warrier’s Rise) involves complications between Deva, a female barkeep-turned warrior and her warrior trainer, Padraig. She is faced with the task of saving Earth from the Dark Lord. Padraig is faced with saving her from a fatal outcome. What danger does she face?

LOL!! What doesn’t Deva face? She’s filled with self-doubt for a variety of reasons, primarily she feels inadequate to save the world. Deva is a Fae/human half-breed who has been kept largely in the dark about the extent of her future and her powers. Worse, she has to prove to the Goddess she is worthy of those powers. Why? Because the first Holy Weapon—The Cáidh Arm—became a paranoid megalomaniac killer. Only Padraig’s love and acceptance can keep her grounded.

In book two, Dragon Child, Moira, a female fire-breathing dragon, and her wereleopard friend race to find the Fae princess Moira was exchanged for at birth as well as a master of the black arts who covets Moira’s power. Why must they find that master and the princess?

Moira and her reluctant mate, Major Steve Taylor who is a wereleopard, must find Carlson before he finds Allana because Carlson’s goal is to rival the Dark Lord. He can do this by draining all the magic from his victims. Allana, the missing Fae princess, is a powerful healer who has strong magick, a link to Otherworld and hIfreann, the Goddess’ realm. Unfortunately for the Light, Carlson’s wife, Sophie, is one of Allana’s missing twin daughters, and she has bound Fae and Seraphim magic. It is a race against time to find Allana and rescue Sophie.

In the third book, Absolution, Druid Lucan Woods wrestles with guilt after killing his surrogate father and best friend for a greater good. Who benefited from his killings? How does he hope a brotherhood of evil will relieve his feelings of guilt?

Lucan killed his mentor and father figure to save Deva’s life in Warrior’s Rise. He knew his mentor was controlled by a seedling from the Abyss and served the Dark Lord’s daughter. He was forced to choose the greater good but has trouble living with his actions.

In infiltrating the Brotherhood and bringing about is destruction, Luc hopes it will be a suicide mission to end his torment. He just didn’t count on meeting Allana, his soul mate and having to conquer his own demons to save her.

Ultimately, a Fae princess, Alanna, may help him gain absolution.

What does she offer him, and what can he do for her in return? 

Allana is a healer and can assuage his soul and give him acceptance. Luc gives her his heart, soul, and forces her to realize her lost daughters are adults and she can’t just find them and force them to follow her.

The blurbs for the books each mention different settings: book one, Earth; book two, Earthworld; book three, hIfreann. Do they share any common setting?

There are four worlds: Earth/Earthworld, the Dark Lord’s domain—the Abyss, the Goddess’s domain—hIfreann, and Otherworld where the Fae and other magical beings live. All of the books in the series move from setting to setting as the stories progress. While each world is unique, three of them are at risk from the Dark Lord and his army. The Abyss is at risk from the weapons Earth and Otherworld have developed. Earth, the Abyss, and hIfreann share the problems of power-hungry individuals, who will do whatever they must to seize control. And not all is what is seems including the people within these worlds.

Do the books have any common characters?

Deva and Padraig make appearance in each book. Other characters float in and out as their presence is needed to move the story and series along. But each story focuses on one couple.

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Warrior’s Rise
Warrior’s for Light Book 1
By LJ DeLeon

ISBN:  978-1-4524372-3-1

Warrior’s Rise short blub:

A fiery barkeep and budding warrior. A hunky, bossy Fae warrior. A  threat to Earth and Otherworld from the Dark Lord. Will their love be enough to stop the Dark Lord’s demons?

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Warrior’s Rise Blurb:

For Fae-human half-breed Deva Morgan, life as she knows it changes on her thirtieth birthday. One moment she’s a barkeep, the next she is a warrior fated to save Earth from the Dark Lord and his demon horde. Shunned by both her races, she faces a danger-filled quest with few allies. Too bad her powers haven’t fully emerged or stabilized.

For Deva it is life or death, on-the-job training with her companion, Padraig O’Neal, a Fae warrior with a shadowed past. Can he quiet the storm raging inside her, help her harness the growing power within her, and provide a barrier between Deva and a fatal outcome?

Will their love be enough to save Deva and stop the Dark Lord’s demons from entering Earth?

Review excerpt:

“If you enjoy urban fantasy novels filled with mythological creatures, plots twist and battles between the forces of good and evil then you will enjoy Warrior's Rise.” Review on Bitten by Paranormal Books http://tiny.cc/usc61


Dragon Child
Warrior’s for Light Book 2
By LJ DeLeon

ISBN:    978-1-4524813-8-8 

Dragon Child Blurb

A fire-breathing dragon, Moira O'Neal, was exchanged at birth for a Fae princess. Discovering the truth, she escapes the cage of the royal court and joins forces with the sexiest wereleopard on Earthworld. She fights the urge to mate and the trap that comes with it as they race against time to find the missing princess and a master of the black arts who covets her power.

Major Steve Taylor, a wereleopard in the Army For Light, partners with the impetuous Moira in the middle a dangerous mission where failure means all their deaths. Worse, his leopard decides Moira is his mate, leaving the man at war with his cat.

Review:

“This is one book you need to pick up as will be glued to the pages for it has everything to seduce readers: love, passion, action, heartache, and a hunky guy who you would love be called his mate.”  5 Alpha Howl, Bitten by Paranormal Review

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Absolution
Warrior’s for Light Book 3
By LJ DeLeon

ISBN 978-1-4524486-0-2

Absolution Blurb:

He did the unforgivable. Druid Lucan Woods killed his surrogate father and best friend for the greater good. Wracked with guilt, he infiltrates a brotherhood of evil, hoping the mission is one way. Absolution may come from a missing Fae Princess, if he will accept it. Or will he reject her love and use her as a pawn in his drive to destroy the leader of the brotherhood?

Fae Princess Alanna has just learned her twin daughters are alive. She leaves hIfreann to search Earth for them. Only she can touch Luc’s heart. But will he let her? Will he open his stained soul and allow her to enter in time to save them both?

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LJ DeLeon Bio:
Bestselling  author LJ DeLeon is an Army brat and a world-traveled former CIA Intelligence Analyst who has seen enough of this world to appreciate other worlds. Working for the CIA was great training for writing fantasy, paranormal, and futuristic romance--and understanding the warrior mentality. Amazing how real life and fiction overlap.

Publisher:  Dark Hallows Publishing

CONTEST:
One $25 gift card will be given away to one lucky winner- winner's choice of Amazon, ARe, or B&N gift card. Click on this link to find the entry form.


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Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. She is the author of the novel, TEARS ON A TRANQUIL LAKE, the first in a trilogy. Part two, TORTUGA TREASURE is contracted for release in January, 2012. Look for her first of an epic fantasy romance series, SEEKING A SCRIBE: ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS ONE, to be available March, 2012. For a FREE ebook download, read her historic fantasy, Le Cirque De Magie.

4 comments:

savannah said...

Thanks for the chance to win!! Your books sound amazing
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booklover0226 said...

This series is on my must have list. I look forward in reading it.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

books4me said...

Good interview to learn more about the books!

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LJ said...

Thank you for stopping by. I hope to hear from all of you. There's a contact page on my website: http://www.warriorsforlight.com