Dear Friends of Living Outside the Lines,
An author friend of mine has a new book out. There are two links at the bottom of this post, one is a book trailer and the other leads to a description about the book and a place to buy it if you want to. I love the book trailer. She’s a great author and an amazing person.
I think it’s interesting to hear an author’s story — how she became a writer and the things that prompt her to write her stories.
I’ve always had quite the active imagination. I played stories out in my head and my backyard before I ever wrote anything down on paper. But the root of my creative inclinations came from a profound need to escape. My childhood was a mostly downhill battle with illness, and at one point a doctor told me I wouldn’t live to be 18. Escaping into fantasy worlds with magic and heroes was my way of coping through it all. Even now, as an adult and a published author, my life is still a daily struggle with my health. So I continue to write characters and magical worlds where I can pretend I’m stronger than the physical shell God has given me. And if these stories, however wild and adventurous, can give my reader a reprieve and inspire them when it’s over, then this gift and passion that God has given me will not go to waste.
Now, though I write fantasy, romance, and mysteries to entertain, to give my readers an escape, that isn’t to say there aren’t deeper threads woven throughout. One theme you will find in my books is love vs. duty. We live in a society hyped up on the idea of “follow your heart,” no matter the consequences or who your decisions might affect. In the third book of my series, Nita and Keenan finally get their story, which has been slowly building in the previous two books. They’re in love, but their jobs have them stationed in separate states. Are they willing to turn their backs on their family legacies for the sake of love? That’s the question each of them wrestles with. Is serving their higher calling more important than following their heart’s desire? But what our world fails to realize is that choosing duty doesn’t necessitate an unhappily ever after, especially if our duty, our devotion, is to God. Surely He will give us our heart’s desire if we put Him first. It is this balance between love and duty where we find faith. In Earth Tones, Nita will face one of the hardest decisions: to save the man she loves or save her entire town. And where love and duty meet, we find the greatest power of all: “Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends,” John 15:13.
Earth Tones, Elemental Magic Book Three
Book Description: Nita Young doesn’t know if she has a future with college sweetheart Keenan Donovan—two star-crossed lovers of opposing elements—but she invites him up to Alaska to see if Earth and Water can rekindle their old flame.
When a series of wild animal attacks strike the inhabitants of Yakutat, Nita has to put her romantic plans on hold. Mangled bodies are turning up, and a mysterious black panther has been spotted in the woods. Fur, scales, and a venomous bite suggest the cat is supernatural in origin—and evidence indicates that someone not only summoned it, but is using it to target those Nita cares about. It’s the perfect murder weapon: no fingerprints, no evidence. And in a town this small, the killer is someone she knows.
Nita’s strength will be put to the test as she faces the loss of her friends, her town, and the man she loves.
Check it out on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Earth-Tones-Elemental-Magic-ebook/dp/B00963N8TM/)
Watch this trailer about the book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIQdq4Nr2RY
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Author of urban fantasy
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