Hi everyone! I was invited to participate in this blog hop by the talented Shelley R. Pickens. You can read her post here:  http://shelleypickens.wordpress.com/

First, a bit of info about Shelley R. Pickens


Shelley Pickens is a Spanish teacher by day and a novelist by night. She’s been in love with everything paranormal since she can remember.  After years of teaching high school students, she decided to take her firsthand knowledge of young adults and apply it to her passion for creative writing and fantasy.  When not teaching or writing, Shelley likes to spend time with her husband and two beautiful children in Atlanta, Ga.  Her escape from reality is her love of complex thriller and science fiction TV series like Supernatural and Sleepy Hollow.  In her spare time she is an avid watcher of little league baseball.  THE HAUNTING OF SECRETS is her debut novel.

Here’s Shelley’s Links: 

Website/blog:  http://shelleypickens.wordpress.com/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/shelleypickens

Facebook (URL): https://www.facebook.com/shelleypickensauthor

Goodreads (URL): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22798155-the-haunting-of-secrets


Thanks, Shelley, for the invitation!


Now, I’m supposed to choose one character from a work-in-progress or a recently published book and answer seven easy questions. Here goes!

What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?

Galena is an elf in the long line of elves who are the decedents of King Lamirira.

When and where is the story set?

The story takes place in a fictional world called Tomiro. There is no set time frame, it’s just a world of its own.

What should we know about him/her?

After the entire elf was enslaved by the evil Rau and forced to be tattooed, preventing them from using magic until Galena came along. She is the first ever to be able to use magic without dying.

What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?

An evil creation of the god Haulua enslaves the elves forcing them to mine the stones that gives him strength, but slowly kills them.

What is the personal goal of the character?

Galena realizes after a brutal attack from Rau’s henchmen, that she has to find the famed sword that Mira created for the elves to free them from Rau’s reign and thus her journey begins.

Is there a working title for this novel and can we read more about it?

The second book in this series “The Sword of Lumina: Mira’s Hope” is scheduled to come out some time next month. The third in the spring of 2015.

You can find a copy of Mira’s View here.




 Now, who are you going to hear from next week Jill Bisker The fabulous author who wrote Finding the Way Back

Jill Bisker lives in Stillwater, MN with her husband and a calico cat named Senora. She believes in empowering women to be strong enough to protect themselves, while still soft enough to be loving and compassionate. Her work includes paranormal mystery and traditional high fantasy, as well as contemporary and humorous fantasy and an everyday living blog. Her novella Within Reach is her first publication with Melange. Once a dedicated stay at home Mom, Jill now writes full-time.

Some of her links

Website: www.jillbisker.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorjillbisker
Blog: http://www.unaccompaniedjaunt.blogspot.com