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
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...
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.
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.