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Friday, September 7, 2012

Uncovering the magic behind your book ~ Guest post by fantasy author Asher Tensei

Today, I'm pleased to have fantasy author Asher Tensei     guest posting about a very interesting topic--the process of discovering the magic behind your book. Please be sure to check out the information on his new release, Mana.

Despite what anyone says, being published is a giant accomplishment. There’s nothing like that feeling you get when you know that people are going to read your book simply because it’s available. To me, it feels like Christmas. I even still get the tingles when someone says my book’s name or refers to something I wrote. It really is amazing.

Speaking of amazing feelings, does anyone know what magic feels like? I’m sure some of you do, but for those who aren’t quite sure; magic is that shiver of excitement that can’t quite be explained, the nights of no sleep because an idea won’t go away, and just the motivation to push forward no matter what! Now that we know magic exists, let’s talk about how you get this wondering feeling to work for your book :D

Sure, it’s true that every single thing was once a thought. My book was a thought, your book was a thought, hell, and even Twilight was a thought. Think of thoughts like plants. Would you water a seed just once and expect it to grow tall?
Probably not.

Tend to your thought and grow it. Don’t just write something because it sounds hot. If you don’t feel your book, then more than likely your book is not feeling you either. Words are magic on paper and we’ve all heard this more than once. Anyone can write, but not everyone can weave gold with their words, this takes time.  It takes a special push to get a thought into a book, so no matter how you wrote it, you wrote it and you should be proud of it!

Let me tell you…I still have the very first copy I wrote of Mana and boy was that rough work. After I looked at all the editing I had to do with it, I was discouraged, but I really wanted the book to be great at the same time. Well, long story short, here I am two years later actually publishing it! Even though it was rough, I stuck by it unconditionally. And really…

That’s the magic.

Just keep telling yourself to never give up and every dream is reachable.


Title: Mana
Author: Asher Tensei
Genre: Fantasy 

Eurich is thrown into a seemingly ill-fated destiny. After learning of his legendary magic, he is convinced that he alone must stop an impending doom, but nothing is ever as it seems. His best friends Jason and Raine try their best to help him save the world, but help isn’t what he needs  —he needs a way across the barrier.

Despite this fate thrust upon him, Eurich knows what is coming. The world is headed toward Chaos due to a weakening barrier between Earth and a world that has been hidden for millennia.
Our world is about to take a sharp turn for the worse. Extra moons are rising in the sky, and panic is at an all-time high. Worst of all, there are no explanations.

Saving the world begins with a choice  —but is humanity worth him risking his own life?

Author Bio
Although Asher Tensei is relatively young, he has already traveled the world as he has been a military brat since the age of four. He has always wanted to share his creative writing, and it was in Germany that he realized people also really enjoyed reading his stories. Mana was composed shortly after and it instantly got the support of a small but enthused local readership. Few could believe that Asher had written a full length novel during his fifteen minute breaks while working at Burger King. He is very passionate about the fantasy genre and graciously gives thanks to the one series that made him realize that writing high concept YA fantasy was something he wanted to do--The Twilight Saga. He maintains, and frequently updates, his site


Book Excerpts
 “Damn…people in this town are crazy,” he said to himself. “2012 doesn’t seem like the year…” He dusted himself off and glided to his stop to make up for lost time. He was relieved that a few students congregated there. It calmed him from the encounter a little.
“Hey, Eurich!” A soft declaration came from the small crowd of students. A girl with light mahogany hair pushed her way through the minute gathering. She skipped through the crowd with her hazel eyes fixated on him.
“Patricia!” Eurich shouted excitedly. He ran over to her and picked her up, twirling her in a hug.
“No touching…don’t think you wanna do that,” she allowed.
“Why not?” He set her down and took a step back.
“I’m sick,” she frowned, then covered her nose. “You think I would be wearing this to school?”
“I can’t tell,” Eurich reassured. “But now that you mention it, those shorts are a little too short for dress code.”
“My mom thinks it’s bad, I have to go home…and I really don’t know how long I’ll be out.”
“Why’d you come here then?”
“Cuz,” she blushed. “Maybe I wanted to see you.”
“You coulda texted me,” he laughed.
“Well, you couldatold me you had a phone,” she chuckled sparingly. “I would hug you, but…ya know.”
He smiled. “You know I don’t get sick that often. But I hope you get better soon! Need me to walk you home?”
“Nope, I’m good. Just wanted to catch you before you left…”

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Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. Read her ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS for adventurous epic fantasy romance: Book One, SEEKING A SCRIBE, and Book Two, HERITAGE AVENGED. She has also authored the Ciel's Legacy series, with fast action mermaid/pirate storylines: TEARS ON A TRANQUIL LAKE and TORTUGA TREASURE.  For a FREE ebook download, read her historic fantasy, LE CIRQUE DE MAGIE, available at Amazon and Smashwords.