Saturday, February 7, 2015

Valentine's Week Kindle Countdown Sale!

Blog Day 6 for Master of Lies (Chronicles of the Half-Emrys, #1)

We are on to the sixth blog day. Tomorrow, Sunday the 8th, starts my Kindle Countdown sale. If you haven’t had a chance to read my debut novel, now you have 36 hours to down load it for 99 cents. The price will continue to rise all week until February 14th when it will be back to its regular price of $4.99.

For today’s Master of Lies tidbit:

What are the major themes in my book?

One aspect in my novels is the indifference in the immortal dragon realm of Gorlassar, a supposedly a perfect world where there is no evil. The darkness cannot dwell there or enter. When faced with the opportunity to help the mortals, a corrupt race in a world of darkness, many Emrys shirked the idea.

A lesser race should be left to their lesser fate. Right?

So there is darkness creeping around in the mortal world. This is in contrast to the light that is in the Emrys. And the Half-Emrys (beings with a mortal and immortal parent) share both traits. Thus lends to the theme of: The darkness that is in us all.

And the light.

And the fight between good and evil. (Cue Star Wars music.)

This quote from Harry Potter fits the theme of my chronicles. Sirius tells Harry: “You’re not a bad person. You’re a very good person, who bad things have happened to. Besides, the world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” 

Agency is a huge aspect in my books and despite having darkness inside you, it is your choices that define you. (Insert Dumbledore quote: “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”)

Here’s my enticing back cover blurb:

Mastering the lies is easy if you don’t have to wrestle against your own darkness . . .

Unaware of her immortal heritage, the truth concealed from her, Ahnalyn learns she’s a child of two worlds—a half-Emrys with the ability to wield the light and the dark power. Aneirin, a Son of Light, has his own reasons for leaving the immortal dragon realm. Defying the High Council, he risks exile—risks being tainted by the corrupt mortal world Ahnalyn is a part of.

As Aneirin’s life becomes entwined with Ahnalyn’s future, he is certain of one thing: Ahnalyn belongs with the immortal Emrys. But doubt and fear shroud Ahnalyn as the painful truths of her past unfold. Succumbing to the darkness lurking inside her is the easy, simple path. But under the dark power, Ahnalyn would be forbidden to enter the immortal realm and would be lost to all those she loves—forever.

Master of Lies is the first book in the Chronicles of the Half-Emrys, a high fantasy novel.