I'm participating in a fun author blog hop called The Next Big Thing. I was
tagged for this exercise by Elizabeth Hull, writing as C N Lesley, author of  Darkspire Reaches. A fantasy novel coming out in spring 2013 from Kristell Ink.

Elizabeth can be found at - http://cnlesley.wordpress.com/blog-tours/https://www.facebook.com/#!/elizabeth.hull.39

The  blurb for Elizabeth's forthcoming and very yummy novel:
Darkspire Reaches –  C.N. Lesley

Her birth mother left her as a sacrifice to the Wyvern,  believing a second born twin had no soul.
Her foster mother thought  Raven possessed the magic of the First born. She believed she raised a  slave.
The emperor of all the lands believed she knew the secret of his  birth and that he must silence her.
Her tribe thought they could trade  her for safe passage out of the emperor’s lands.
The Wyvern knows  better. He is coming for her. His fury has no limits.

Definitely recommended.  Go check out the details on Elizabeth's website and get a sample of her writing with a wonderful short story.

I actually did this a week or so back for "Games of Adversaries" which is now available through Artema Press, Amazon, and my website

A  short blurb written by Elizabeth.

Jealousy, hatred, covetousness and greed for power inspire a space going race to invade a medieval planet. When Yiahan’s space craft crashes, the inhabitants have to know if he is one of the guilty. Marcus, responsible for the safety of his king, and hurting from the loss of his family to the invaders, must find the truth. The world and lives of all his people are at stake.

So I thought I would speak a bit about my next project.

What is the working title of your book? The Voice of the Land -  Book One of The Warriors of the Land.
Where did you get the idea for the book? A few years back I read an article in an old Pears Encyclopedia.

It was a discussion about how bats had been around since the dinosaurs and how  closely akin they were to man. Along with that chain of thought, I found a  thesis written for a medical paper on the successful combination of bat and
human blood for medical research. Then the what-of ideas began.
What genre does your book fall under? Science  Fiction.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a  movie rendition? Ummm, I don't watch enough of these things!

Steven Carogan:  I don't even like him all that much but I could see him doing this - Brad  Pitt

T'saquin Mrthfarr: Someone tall, dark and brooding.

Deran  Torborchiev: Handsome black guy - argh, can't think of any names. Can 'see' him,  can't name him. Pooh.

Rosa Grunerson: Cate Blanchett.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? It  will be published by Artema Press in Spring 2013

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? I  couldn't give you an exact date. First drafts are usually pretty quick for me.  So, less than six months for the original idea. It is the next drafts that take time.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? What if you could  fly?

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? As usual,  I hate comparisions but the closest I can come to is Martha Wells Raksura Novels.

Who or what inspired you to write this book? The idea of someone  playing with genetics and that glorious what-if factor. I also wanted to write a  very different form of vampire story, although that wasn't the original inspiration and it isn't a 'vampire' story.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Oh  goodness: Clones! Genetic manipulation! Nutty bad guys who want to keep  everything for themselves. Terraforming. How to survive in a jungle without  being eaten.

Now I am supposed to tag people. Okay, you're it! Even if you've done this  before, there is no harm in doing so again. No obligations, it is  fun.
Crash Froelich

Crash has a book coming out shortly called Never. Elizabeth had the privilege to beta read this and can say it is a stunning story about what happens after the story ends. Every action, or the lack thereof, has a consequence. The children were supposed to wish Tinkerbell better after she drank the poison intended for Peter. They didn’t, leading to drastic consequences, full of the unexpected, and yet grounded in a vivid and real setting.

SKS Perry  on  Facebook under the same name. Website: http://sksperry.com/ In between training soldiers to defend our nation, Steve writes hilarious and witty fantasy. Think  Harry Dresden with a bigger sense of humour. Darkside 1 & 2 already have  fans and I know Steve is working on number 3.

Rhonda Garcia also on FB under the same name. Living in Trinidad with its wonderful carnivals, Rhonda brings a unique persepctive to writing. Rhonda has a novel coming out soon and we would love some details, Rhonda! An amazing writer of science fiction, she should have been published years ago.



02/06/2013 5:18pm

I'm finally getting around to this, to my ever-lasting shame, as I only just got my blog up and running. Thanks for all the kinds words, and watch out! Here comes mine!


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