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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.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Lonely. That's how it felt... Blessing of Luna (Wolf gods #1) by Blaise Ramsay

"This book is a fantastic paranormal read. This is not the stereotypical werewolves and vampires story. The writer has created unique characteristics and circumstances as the setting for this story and through it all is a beautiful romance [...]." - Dawn, Goodreads

Description:

Lonely. That's how it felt when Damien Pierce returned to Big Timber, Montana. It had been his childhood home until the day he was hit by a speeding car only to learn he wasn't badly hurt. The experience landed him the label of the town freakshow.

Following the death of his foster mom, Damien soon disconnected from the world around him. That was at least, until he met her. She looked human but something about made her appear otherworldly to him. He knew he shouldn't but he wanted her. He would do anything to get to know her. To have her.

Jillian Styles was immortal. Cursed by a dark god never to find rest. A shifter capable of taking the form of a beautiful wolf. She had searched for her lover's reincarnated soul for centuries only to find he was nowhere to be found. When she meets Damien, her world is turned upside down. She falls in love with him instantly and begins to pursue him.

However, Damien soon learns the darker part of Jill's world. He finds himself on the hit list of the same vampire Lord responsible for killing Jill's lover and reigniting the flames of an old war. His daughter desires Damien and vows to have him at any cost.

With the help of Alexander Kain, the mysterious wolf shifting soldier, Damien will learn what he thought he knew was only tip of the paranormal iceberg. He soon finds himself in the eyes of a vindictive and rage-filled dark god.

If you like hot lycanthrope guys, overly possessive vampire chicks, vindictive gods, strong female leads and some hot sex scenes, this book is for you.

GUEST POST
"The Hardest Thing to Do is To Start"

Those are the words from the legendary King of Horror, Stephen King.

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We have grandeur dreams of making our names known as the acclaimed names before us only to experience the hard dose of reality - not all of us are going to become the next Stephen King, J.K Rowling or Stephanie Meyer.

As a matter of fact, that is actually very rare and requires being in the right place in the right time.

The truth is, it's okay. Don't make it about the fame. Make it about what you love to do. Remember why you did it in the first place.

Here are five things you need to know before you start writing:

1) Make sure your book is ready
Avoid the "more titles quickly = more exposure" trap. Although it helps to have multiple titles under your belt, it harms your platform to have books that are not written, edited, formatted and proofread the best they can be before releasing them. In the industry, this can lead readers to not take you seriously thus hesitant to trust latter releases. Make sure your book is given the maximum amount of love.

2) Remember Why You're Doing this
Why are you doing this? Do you have a story to share? Do you want to share a part of yourself with the world? Do you just enjoy writing? A way to alleviate disappointment is to remember why you're doing what you're doing.

3) Don't ever make it about the fame
Writing can never be something you do to get famous. The hard truth is, the creative market as a whole is incredibly flooded. It is all about being in the right place at the right time. When you begin writing, keeping expectations in the field of realism will help you avoid being depressed. In order to avoid focus on fame, remember why you started in the first place. 

4) Have A Plan
This is important. Even before you finish, you need to do your research. What is your plan to market your brand? What publishing path are you going to pursue? What platforms are you going to use to connect with potential readers?

5) Don't Ever Give Up
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EXCERPT

Kain led Damien to his tent. “Forgive my intrusion on your time with Jillian. I wanted to tell you one last thing before the fight. Holt nearly mentioned it in the meeting but I stopped him because it wasn’t the time or the place.”
“What is it?” Damien replied, curious.
“The dark secret of the vampire noble. As it is with us, the vampire nobles and high class have the ability to change into more powerful forms. Unlike lycans however, they only have a single transformation. I have only seen it once in my many years but it is very formidable.”
Kain pulled a box out from under a pile of old books and blankets. It was covered in dust as though Kain had been trying to bury the memory.
Laying it down before Damien, he opened it, revealing what looked like a talon.
“Kain, what is this?” Damien took it in his hands, carefully examining the detail.
“It was pulled out of my father’s side. When he returned, his body was dripping blood, his side ripped open,” Kain lowered his head. “Damien, he was in his full lycan form. Whatever left this has power. I want you to be very, very careful. Lilith most likely has the power to become the monster much like the one that left this talon.”
Damien’s breath stalled in his lungs. From what he learned about their history, Pentacost Kain was one of strongest lycan soldiers in the war.
To hear he was torn apart so badly in full lycan form by something that Lilith could possibly become sucked any hope Damien had of having a chance against her out of him.
“Kain, I can’t fight her. What if I’m not strong enough.” Damien raced in his chest as fear fought to take hold of him.
Kain took the talon, placing it back in the box. “Damien, you are more than strong enough. Lilith is inexperienced and most likely whatever it was that took down my father was much more powerful. I just wanted you to be aware of her ability. I will be by your side against her. Gabriel and I have already talked about it. Holt, Yuna, Galeck and Lune agree it’s the best course of action. Just be ready.”
Damien nodded, his words freezing in his throat.
“Good. The moon rises. I must hunt with Gabriel and Lune. Damien, if you need to, you may stay here tonight. I know Jillian does not yet understand how strong your bond with the gods is. It may help to be in the company of someone that does. For now, though, I believe I interrupted something between the two of you. Hell hath no fury and all that.” Kain walked out chuckling.

About the author:
FyreSyde Publishing owner and founder Blaise Ramsay started out her creative career in the conceptual art and design industry. For fifteen years she spent her time crafting characters and world for others. Recently she shifted her attention to the world of literature where she writes mostly paranormal romance. Her debut title, Blessing of Luna is the first of four books in the Wolfgods series. A portion of the proceeds of her book sales go to help charities. When Blaise isn't busy working with sexy wolf boys, she can be found reviewing books for fellow authors, working for a few tour companies, holding interviews and offering guest posts. A professional book blogger, mom, wife and full blood Texan, Blaise loves nothing more than helping others, meeting new people and coaching folks in Scrivener. If you would like to get in touch with Blaise, the best way to contact her would be via email at bramsayauthor@gmail.com. She loves to hear from people and get questions from her readers.

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1 comment:

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