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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

her true identity…- Santa Muerte (The Daniela Story#1) by Lucina Stone

Lucina Stone blends Mexican folklore with modern technology and time travel in this seductive new series where the lines between right and wrong, protagonist and antagonist, truth and fiction, love and lust, and life and death have never been more blurred.


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Published: January 11th, 2016

Lucina Stone blends Mexican folklore with modern technology and time travel in this seductive new series where the lines between right and wrong, protagonist and antagonist, truth and fiction, love and lust, and life and death have never been more blurred.

THE YEAR IS 2030. IN A DRAMATIC, final attempt to free her inner demons, twenty-year-old Daniela Delgado tempts fate and winds up on a strange farm in 1923. With an olive complexion due to her Mexican/Italian heritage and a fresh pixie cut, she is mistaken for a “boy of color.” Her only shot at survival now is to play it cool, pose as “Danny,” and figure out how to get back home to her two, loving moms.

And then she meets Daphne—an abused, motherless farm girl in desperate need of freedom and a friend. Having escaped Daphne’s father, the two of them are now roaming the streets of New York City disguised as a young aristocrat and her male servant. They’re running out of money, and ideas. And Daniela thought living in 2030 was tough.

But her solar powered smart phone works. And there’s someone within range. She pings them. A selfie of an attractive male comes in with the text: I’m Lain. Who the f— are you? Even in that moment, Daniela knows this can’t be safe, but what are her choices? They meet Lain at a speakeasy on the Lower East Side. When Daniela reveals her last name, Lain says the only Delgado he knows is Anaya—the head of the Santa Muerte Coven of witches in Merida, Mexico. And then he hints that Daniela is a liar, even though she rocks a man’s three-piece suit like no woman he’s ever met. And as for her tattoos? Don’t get Lain started….

Despite the intrigue, Daniela adds Lain to the list of folks Daphne and she must outrun to stay alive. But as they plan their trip to Mexico, they soon discover that list is much longer than they thought. And they uncover a few other things, too, about Daniela’s true identity….

GUEST POST
Keeping it Real 

Creating a believable story when folklore, fantasy, sci-fi, and time travel come together all begins with common threads. For my story it began with a tree. Tree’s in Mayan culture and folklore are critically important. In NJ folklore, “The Devils Oak” is an old story based in believable history. This created the common thread. By pulling them together, I then created a portal. There is enough research and history to write with believability and make it easy to understand. 

Research for time travel stories is also critically important. Spending time reading old newspapers and having an understanding of what life was like in 1923 helped me as a writer to present the information and ground it with facts. The more reality you can give the reader, the easier it is for them to take the leap with you and follow you down the wormhole or portal.

About the author:
Lucina Stone has a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in depression, family conflict, LGBT affirmative therapy, and life coaching. She lives in New Jersey with her family. This is her debut novel.


1 comment:

YaReads Blog Tours said...

Thanks so much for joining the Santa Muerte tour, Cremona!

-N