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Monday, May 18, 2015

Book Blast, Giveaway & Interview: Destiny by @AuthorCAWilson

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Cornerstone Deep

Book 3

Charlene A. Wilson

Genre: Paranormal/light sci-fi/ Fantasy

Publisher: Spectrum Publishing

Date of Publication: May 11, 2015

ISBN 10: 0989984656

ISBN 13: 978-0-9899846-5-2

ASIN: B00W35XAY8

Number of pages: 200

Word Count: 52,886

Cover Artist: Charlene A. Wilson

Book Description:

Angels, Gods, High Ones… Could anything else find its way into the prophecy caused by their father, Sylis Shilo, the renowned realm traveler? Vincent understands there were things in his father’s work he wasn’t privy to simply because his soul was too young, but how could this be kept a secret from even his brothers? The more he learns, the more he’s glad he hadn’t known.

The sentinels of Cornerstone Deep are in for their most difficult challenge yet. The portal to the Spectrum of the Realms must be sealed, and punishments must be carried out. Will the Gods take all that is dear to Vincent, James, and Cole Shilo?

“Flesh cannot take away that which our souls have united.”

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Excerpt

Stars blinked, and Vincent scowled at the firmament. They mocked him—tiny gems as out of his reach as the treasure he sought. With a snarl, he scanned the area around the empty town square, whirled to face Simpson drive, and then jabbed his hand toward the deserted street of the city’s east side.

“Orvertre!”

The summoning command echoed through the night and then ebbed into the quiet atmosphere with no result.

A frog croaked from Center Creek somewhere within the park to his right. The urban green rustled and deep shadows waved as the breeze whispered along the tall border hedges. A cat padded from an alley between the north side commerce onto the sidewalk and then looked his way. The dim streetlight reflected in its eyes, two silver discs that taunted alongside the night sky.

With a growl, he punched his frustration into the air. Blue neon flashed from his fist. The bolt highlighted the crimson brick storefronts and plowed into the street with a resounding blast. Asphalt bulleted the commerce, shattering glass behind the barred windows, and pelted the granite griffin perched on top of the corner archway of the entrance to Shilo Park.

The cat darted back the way it came.

Vincent snarled. Turning toward the city center, he clenched his jaw and glared around the empty court. How many times have I tried to summon the Mother Earth beads from here already? Every faithful follower of the gods had come to witness the absence of Gryffin. When they left, the park was in shambles. It took three weeks to pick up all the rubble and return the vegetation to its rightful state. He glanced over his shoulder at the stone gargoyle. The god of conformance couldn’t have made a more striking statement with that disappearance act—and the beads couldn’t have been lost at a worst time. Anyone could have stashed them away, thrilled to find such a keep.

Vincent ground his teeth together so hard his temples ached. Humidity thickened the early summer night and carried the sulfuric odor from the west side industries. It coated his senses with added irritation. Where was the floral scent of Shilo Park? He needed the sweet comfort it held.

Releasing his breath, he whispered a vow he didn’t intend to sustain. “Elaina, you will never touch another magical charm as long as you live.”

He glanced at his watch and sighed an anxious breath. I need to get home.

How long before his brothers questioned his excursions? How long could he keep the disappearance of the relic a secret?

Furling his cape, he dispersed his elements into a fine mist. He allowed his dark essence to meander as he flew the length of the boulevard, recalling the crowded scene. Pilgrimage buggies, tents, covered wagons; they were only a portion of the massive gathering of faithful that had finally cleared the area.

Irritation rippled his essence. With a growl, he conceded failure and headed over the southern apricot orchards to Shilo Manor.

  Author Interview

Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?

I thought of it as a teen, but had no idea how to make it a career. I studied the arts intent on being a teacher. Funny how things end up.

When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?

I wrote short stories in my teens and considered myself a bit of a writer then. But life carries you in all sorts of directions, doesn’t it? I’ve served in several settings… from caregiver to detention deputy. I finally got to settle into my calling in writing.

How long did it take to get your first book published?

I wrote The Transformation of Anna in the fall of 2009 and it was published Nov. of 2010.

Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?

I have the opportunity to be a full time writer, mom, and wife…

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?

Destiny

Angels, Gods, High Ones… Could anything else find its way into the prophecy caused by their father, Sylis Shilo, the renowned realm traveler? Vincent understands there were things in his father’s work he wasn’t privy to simply because his soul was too young, but how could this be kept a secret from even his brothers? The more he learns, the more he’s glad he hadn’t known.

The sentinels of Cornerstone Deep are in for their most difficult challenge yet. The portal to the Spectrum of the Realms must be sealed, and punishments must be carried out. Will the Gods take all that is dear to Vincent, James, and Cole Shilo?

Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?

I do have a publisher, CleanReads.com. I also self-publish. I like the challenge and freedom of having both.

How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?

I hear of authors who can write several books a year, and you always see a new title from them. But it takes me about a year to flesh out, revise and edit a manuscript.

What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?

Oh yes, more books in the paranormal/light sci-fi/fantasy and most definitely romance genres. But I do have a couple in the sidelines that are contemporaries waiting to be seen.

What genre would you place your books into?

They are actually categorized as sci-fi since they take place in other dimensions, but I think paranormal better suits them with all the magic, Gods, and such.

What made you decide to write that genre of book?

I love using my imagination. Let it flow and create! I don’t particularly like to be tied to a normal way of existence. Lol

Do you have a favorite character from your books? And why are they your favorite?

I think I’d have to say that Cole Shilo from my Cornerstone Deep series is my favorite. Bless him, he’s lead by the heart, moody, grumpy (unless he’s around his love), and has been through so much. But he fights with all he has to keep his love. He’s such a romantic and while he might grumble about a task, he fills it whole-heartedly. I just love my Cole.

Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?

Yes, the good and the bad. It gives me insight as to how readers are translating what I’ve written. And it helps me improve as a writer.

Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?

A title usually comes when I’m outlining/fleshing out the story. If not, I’ll mull it around and ask my fans or characters.

How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?

Would it make sense to say they are already named and just let me know who they are? It feels that way most of the time.

Are character names and place names decided after their creation? Or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them?

Names usually come first with the first impression I get of the character. A couple of times I’ve had to tweak a name. One example is Rhune in my Destiny book. He was originally going to be Rayne. But his personality just didn’t fit the name. It morphed into Rhune.

Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?

These are some hard questions! Lol. It seems like the characters are who they are. To me they live in the world and just really let me know what they’re like as I plot out the book. They just fit.

Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")

No real morals unless it would be, when you find love, fight with all you have to keep it.

Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?

Paperback when I’m at home relaxing, but I really like my e-reader when I’m out an about.

 

 

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  About The Author

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Charlene A. Wilson is an author of tales that take you to other dimensions. She weaves magic, lasting love, and intrigue to immerse you into the lives of her characters.

She began writing in her early teens when her vivid dreams stayed with her long after she had them. The characters and worlds were so amazing she brought them to life through her books.

Charlene resides in a small community in Arkansas, USA, with her two beautiful daughters, husband, a cuddly Pekingese, and a very chatty cockatiel named Todder.

Author site: http://CharleneAWilson.com

Blog: http://charleneawilsonblog.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charlene-A-Wilson-Romance-Author/162568770441255

Twitter: http://twitter.com/AuthorCAWilson

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4550595.Charlene_A_Wilson

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/charlene-a-wilson/15/989/1b8

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