This week on the Tasha Turner Virtual Blog Tour I am proud to present my guest, Ellie Mack. Ellie is an aspiring author who is currently working on two books. Today she talks about an author who has inspired her. Take it away, Ellie!
My current favorite author is Karen Marie Moning. I’ve read every book in Karen’s Highland series as well as the Fever series. As much as I enjoyed her well written romances, the Fever Series was phenomenal. The Fever series consists of five books, which should be read in order: Darkfever, Bloodfever, Faefever, Dreamfever, and Shadowfever. These are dark, gritty, urban fantasies that got me to read outside the box of my preferred genre.
The first line in Darkfever, the first book in the series is: My philosophy is pretty simple, any day nobody’s trying to kill me is a good day in my book.
Later in the series, Mac states: Although it may not seem like it, this isn’t a story about darkness. It’s about light. Khalil Gibran says, “Your joy can fill you only as deeply as your sorrow has carved you.” If you’ve never tasted bitterness, sweet is just another pleasant flavor on your tongue. One day I’m going to hold a lot of joy.
|Author Karen Marie Moning|
Have you ever read a book that made you really think? Made you examine yourself in ways that you wouldn’t if you had not read the book? Who is your favorite author or book? Why? Was it simply a great story, or something more?
Write on my friends, write on!
Ellie’s first erotica piece can be found at: http://storytimetrysts.blogspot.com/
Ellie’s blog can be found at: http://quotidiandose.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/passion-2/
Her current works in progress are Kiss of the Dragon and Faere Guardian.
Kiss of the Dragon is a paranormal romance about Isabelle Lennox, an interior designer from Texas. She falls through a mirror to end up back in medieval times where she meets Zanathrus Fallon, Lord of the Green Dragons. Everything that she has thought about who she is, is about to be shattered. When she is thrown into Zane’s world, it “wakes her up inside” awakening her true being. Like a Celtic knot, her life is interwoven intricately into the tapestry of life, prophecy, and destiny. The hidden truths begin to surface as their relationship develops. The ordinary existence she had is nothing compared to the grandeur of who she really is. In a world of dragons, wyverns, mages, and warriors; Isabelle discovers her own strength and purpose. She is either the destiny or destruction for the dragon world. Which will it be? Either way, there’s no turning back to the darkness that was before. Reality has never been as good as fantasy.
Faere Guardian, is the first book of a trilogy known as Celtic Ties.
Lexy Barton is an average midwestern girl, mostly. She is unaware of the powers she has been given by he Tuatha de Danaan, or Faeries When Lexy runs into Kyle McAlister in the bookstore where she works, her world begins to spiral out of control. Mystical ties to her ancestral land and to the Fae hurl Lexy and Kyle into a world of chaos and danger. As Guardian to the Seelie court, Kyle has been charged with the responsibility to keep the gateways in his region closed to the Unseelie who are hell bent on destroying humans and regaining their footing on Earth. Someone is determined to allow the Unseelie access. Will Kyle manage to prevent it? Ties are much deeper than Kyle or Lexy ever could have imagined.