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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Bonds are broken, relationships are tested - Blood Moon (Everealm #3) by J.D. Wright

"My non-stop love for the Everealm series; without a doubt, my favorite adult series ever. Granted, it is the ONLY adult series I have ever read. But that doesn't matter, because it was a great way to get into the genre. I love the new characters that were brought in via Wildfire. I could not wait to continue the story, and the moment I started the book, it was very difficult to put it down." - Goodreads, Hadassah

Description:

Release Date: January 1st, 2016

The aftermath of the wildfire has caused undesirable events to unfold in Everealm. When something precious is taken from Junacave, Bree and the others must hunt down a wizard and retrieve a stolen amulet in order to save their beloved. Little do they know, the amulet may very well be hiding secrets of its own.

On her journey to a better life, away from Labara, Rianne discovers that being on her own is more challenging than she had predicted. Determined to escape her betrothal to King Carneath, she must do everything in her power to avoid being captured or else face a certain life of misery. Along the way, she stumbles upon a new ally, who may be the answer to her prayers.

Bonds are broken, relationships are tested, and new love is forged under the Blood Moon, Book Three of the Everealm Series.

Adult content. Intended for mature audiences.

Writing Playlist for Blood Moon 

I have a strangely diverse taste in music and have favorites in nearly every genre (except disco… I really dislike disco). My playlists usually have country, rock, pop, oldies, and everything between. If a song has powerful lyrics, I could care less about the rhythm. However, I can also overlook the lyrics entirely if the beat is nice. Prime example: The Hills by The Weekend. I have no clue what that song is about but when the beat drops… so do my standards, apparently. ;) 

I listened to a lot of music over the approx. 2 months it took to write and edit this book. Here is a short sample of what was on my writing playlist during the evolution of Blood Moon: 

~ Switchfoot – Dare You to Move 
~ Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams 
~ Little Mix – Black Magic 
~ Nickelback – Savin Me 
~ Brooks & Dunn – My Next Broken Heart 
~ Ed Sheeran – Give Me Love 
~ Celine Dion – Taking Chances 
~ Taking Back Sunday – Slowdance on the Inside 
~ Reba McEntire – Till You Love Me 
~ Blackhawk – Almost a Memory 
~ Cold War Kids – First 
~ Taylor Swift – Red

EXCERPT

“So… has he asked you to do it, yet?” Sidonie asked, nodding her head toward where Reeve was sitting behind her. 

Bree frowned and started toying with her long auburn hair which was braided to the side today. 

“Just this morning, actually,” she replied, then leaned in closer to keep their conversation private. “Is it wrong that I told Reeve I would send for the mysta, but didn’t? Just to give it more time?” 

“I am heartbroken, too. For the both of them. They look miserable. I really hoped the situation would work itself out, but you can’t force it, Bree. No one can. If Reeve and Rhea want to absolve the marriage, who are we to interfere?” 

Even though Sidonie said the words, she didn’t entirely mean them. If she could find a way to fix things, herself, she probably would. So Bree’s notion of delaying the mysta wasn’t a terrible idea. 

“I’ve interfered plenty,” Bree said, smiling slightly. “Why stop now?”

About the author:
Writing has always been a hobby of mine, beginning as a young child. It was a way to cope with losing my father at seven years of age. I started with poetry and was featured several times on the amazing poetry blog, Autumn Leaves, by Sondra Ball. My love for poetry soon led to writing songs in middle school and beyond, which I still do occasionally. Music has always been an important part of my existence, so writing songs came naturally to me. In high school, I started my own novel, however, life got in the way and I never finished it.

Fast forward many years later and I find myself married with three children, absorbed in my busy life with commitments to my family, work, school, church, and charities, among other things. One day I came across my old binder, with notes from my first novel, and it was with those notes that I conjured up the elusive Everealm.

I write to please readers such as myself, who have a love for fantasy and romance, but like a little danger and sex in their reading. I wrote the book with a mature audience in mind, who can appreciate a hearty imaginary world with magic and the unknown, but want more than fluffy love stories with wizards in them. They want the romance, magic, and danger, all wrapped into one.

Author's Giveaway

13 comments:

Stephanie LaPlante said...

I would really like to read all of them. That necklace is absolutely stunning too. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!!

Esther Gerdzen said...

They sound really great ! Thank you for the giveaway :)

Jan Lee said...

The covers are beautiful L) I'd like to read the whole series!

Cassie Fancy said...

Sounds like a fabulous read

fee roberts said...

These are my kind of stories. I'll have to check this series out.

gregory said...

Thanks for competition!

Roselle Torres said...

Sounds good :)

Joanne Vincenti said...

My favorite kind of stories -- all added to my TBR list.

Diane Elizabeth said...

This series looks fantastic, thanks for bringing it to my attention!

Marta Vieira said...

Thanks for the giveaway

Rebecca said...

Oh wow! I wish I had dresses like the women on the covers of these books! :)

Wendy Hutton said...

sounds like a great read thanks

Bridgett wilbur said...

This book sounds great and I would love to read it. ty.