Monday, April 7, 2014

~F~ is for Fearghus

My Theme for the 2014 A to Z Challenge is: SciFi/Fantasy Characters in Novels

I'll introduce you to a new scifi/fantasy character from the plethora of novels I've read over my lifetime. My goal is to entice those who maybe haven't read much in the genre I write and share why I find these characters so interesting. I hope you'll enjoy taking the ride with me.

~F~ is for Fearghus from G. A. Aiken's Dragon Actually

It's not always easy being a female warrior with a nickname like Annwyl the Bloody. Men tend to either cower in fear - a lot - or else salute. It's true that Annwyl has a knack for decapitating legions of her ruthless brother's soldiers without pausing for breath. But just once it would be nice to be able to really talk to a man, the way, she can talk to Fearghus the Destroyer.

Too bad that Fearghus is a dragon, of the large, scaly and deadly type. With him, Annwyl feels safe - a far cry from the feelings aroused by the hard-bodied, arrogant knight Fearghus has arranged to help train her for battle. With her days spent fighting a man who fill her with fierce, heady desire, and her nights spent in the company of a magical creature who could smite a village just by exhaling, Annwyl is sure life couldn't get any stranger. She's wrong...

Dragon Actually is a paranormal romance(the fantasy section of romance, right?!) and the first book in a series that is full of smoking hot dragon/human shifters and steamy romance. I love this whole series by G.A. Aiken because the humor threaded throughout each book totally had me rolling. I find myself thinking "that centaur shit" when I'm annoyed. At one point, I laughed so hard I had tears rolling down my face, then a chapter or two later I cried so hard I had to ask my sweet hub for a massage to loosen the grief from my muscles. Fearghus is the oldest of 6 sibling dragons and a model of dragonly stereotype. He likes his solitude, he hoards his treasure, and he's grouchy. His siblings love to torment him causing much hilarity and then comes the very human, blood thirsty, and slightly insane Annwyl. I absolutely loved the story and mowed right through the whole series. When I need a break and feel like reading something that'll make me laugh, I turn to this series. Works every time.

~Book Festivals~

This weekend I attended my first book festival as a published writer. Eeeekkkk! (cue the eyerolling at the newby)

Anyway, it was the North Texas Book Festival in Denton, Texas. I handed out cards for my ebook, Lost Haven and, for those who aren't sure  you'll do well at a book festival without actual books to sell, I have sold several due to attending. It was also an incredible networking opportunity. Tip: I had my book cards and an excerpt that I printed with my book cover and author photo so people could read the first page of my book. The excerpt is what sold the book, people! I actually had one lady say, "Yeah, good move" while reading the excerpt.

Have you checked out my debut novella?!

Shine 7: Lost Haven by Sabrina A. Fish is available on Amazon as an e-book this month. This is my very first published work, so please so some love and check it out! If you like it, please check out the rest of the series written by other contributing authors.

In the near future, a few young women manifest extraordinary abilities called "Shine." Each girl's ability is different. Some develop extraordinary mental abilities. Some become physically strong. Others have powers that defy description. But the world does not embrace these Shines. It fears them.

Camille’s life hasn’t been the same since her parent’s supposed murder suicide. When an intruder ransacks her home and she discovers a mysterious thumb drive hidden in her father’s office, she realizes the unwanted changes in her life are just beginning. Politics and conspiracy, betrayal and abduction. Camille is about to discover that change is inevitable and hiding is not an option.


12 comments:

  1. Fantasy and romance go well together. This sounds like a book I could get into, especially if it's funny. I could do without the crying part.

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    1. I just bought the book. Thanks for the introduction.

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    2. The crying part comes later on in the series, so no worries there!

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  2. Dragon Actually sounds very interesting. I actually added it to my To Read list, and I don't normally read fantasy or paranormal romance. :) Thanks!

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    1. Than my goal for this A to Z Challenge has been met! Woot!

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  3. So the dragon and the man are one and the same? Shifty....
    Glad the book festival was a success!

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    1. Hehehe...yes, they are. Poor Annwyl has no clue. Loved this series! And I'm jonesing to go to another one soon. I think I'm addicted.

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  4. That's a very creative way to promote your ebook.

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  5. Still freaking out that you're doing the A-Z!!!! *dies*

    And such a beautiful/awesome pic of you! I seriously adore you, Sabrina! :)

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  6. Congratulations on your book launch! And how kind of you to use the A-Z to recommend other people's books. Now I have to go back and read your other recommendations and add to my ever-growing wanna-read list. :)

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