Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Guest Blog & Giveaway: The Darkness of Glengowyn by Isabo Kelly

The Darkness of Glengowyn
Fire and Tears
Book 2
Isabo Kelly

Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Number of pages: 151 pages
Cover Artist: Angela Waters

Book Description:

They’ll risk forever death for one last chance together…

Nuala of Glengowyn hasn’t left her home city in over a century, but not by choice. Her skill as a weapons master has made her a prisoner of her people. Held apart, protected in the extreme—until Sorcerers attack the human city of Sinnale.

Sent to supply her unique magical arrows to help the humans, she is far from free.

The elf king and queen have sent a bodyguard, a fearsome warrior whose reputation has no rival. The only man she has ever wanted. Einar of Glengowyn.

Einar is known as a battle-crazed destroyer, so feared among elves he’s called by a single name: Darkness. And he has only one weakness—Nuala. Their union is forbidden, for melding their magics could destroy Nuala’s gifts. Yet as they journey to the war-torn city, no royal decree is a match for two hundred years of pent-up desire.

But even if they escape the war zone, their lives still hang in the balance. They must confront their sovereigns and prove love makes them stronger—or face their deaths.

Product Warnings:  This book contains a deadly elf hero, a heroine who’s his match, a lot of sexy misbehaving, some hard language, racing through the streets, owls, arrows, evil Sorcerers, wicked minions, and a very dangerous elf king and queen.

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PRFL is thrilled to offer you some thoughts from author Isabo Kelly. Enjoy!

Why Epic Fantasy Romance?
For those who might not know, epic fantasy romances are fantasy stories that take place in worlds that aren’t Earth (this is as opposed to Urban Fantasy or Paranormal which are Earth-based fantasy stories). I often tell people to think Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones. But I always want to include the warning that the genre is much more diverse than just those two worlds, so don’t let that limit your idea of what epic fantasy can be. A lot of it will really appeal to paranormal romance readers. My Fire and Tears series is a case in point.
So why do I write epic fantasy? Because I LOVE making stuff up. Seriously, that’s my prime motivating factor. In epic fantasy, I get to make everything up as I go along. I’m a mad crazy world-builder, and for this particular subgenre, the only thing I really have to do is make sure I’m consistent and that my world feels real enough that readers aren’t thrown out of it. Otherwise, my imagination is the limit.
That’s just too much fun to resist. *g*
 I write epic fantasy romance so I can play. It’s a little like being a professional athlete—I’m being paid to play! (Okay, I’m not paid nearly as much as most pro athletes but hey, I can pretend! After all, that’s what I’m good at—pretending.)
Also, I love swords and bow and arrows. I know, I know, I could incorporate those into a paranormal or urban fantasy (and I do when I write those if the story lets me), but when I think swords and bows, I think epic fantasy so that’s where my imagination goes.
And that’s why I write epic fantasy romance—playtime, make-believe worlds, and the weaponry. Oh and elves! I love elves.
So what kinds of “fantasy” elements do you like in stories? I love dragons too! I just don’t have any in this current series. Yet… *g*

Thank you, Isabo!

About the Author:

Isabo Kelly is the award-winning author of numerous fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal romances. Her life has taken her from Las Vegas to Hawaii, where she got her BA in Zoology, back to Vegas where she looked after sharks, then on to Germany and Ireland where she got her Ph.D. in Animal Behavior.

Now Isabo focuses on writing. She lives in New York with her Irish husband, two beautiful boys, and funny dog. She works as a full time author and stay-at-home mom.

Author Links:
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Tour giveaway: 
3 ebook copies of the first book in the Fire and Tears series—BRIGHTARROW BURNING. 
1- $40 gift certificate to winner’s choice of B&N or Amazon