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We have Lisa Beth Darling – author of the Of War Series. I am so excited. “Welcome Lisa! So happy you are here and Congratulations on the finale’s Release.”
There is lots happening on the blog today, Excerpt, Author Spotlight, Interview, and a Rafflecopter Giveaway
Before we into the KINGDOMS OF WAR (OF WAR, #6) I wanted to mention that if you are in or around Worcester, MA you will have an opportunity to meet Lisa Beth Darling as well as other authors. Woo-Hoo!! I just Love it when an author reaches their writing goals.
Lisa will be at the New England Authors Signing
October 4, 2014 at The DCU Center in Worcester, MA
“20+ authors from all across New England will be in attendance including me!
This is my first public book signing event and it takes place on my birthday! I hope you will come celebrate with me. Pre-order books/swag and pick them up at the event.
Readers I am at your disposal ALL DAY LONG! Since this is the very last novel in this series I want you to feel free to ASK ME ANYTHING! Yes, absolutely anything your heart desires. No question is too zany or personal. Ask me or our wonderful Cast of Characters anything you’d like. Go for it!”
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KINGDOMS OF WAR
BOOK #6 OF WAR SERIES
LISA BETH DARLING
With nearly four billion souls lost to the ravages of anarchy and the dreaded disease Major Falls, Ares and Raven journey the Mortal World vainly reaching for a sliver of what was only to discover what will be. Unleashed by Apollo, Major Falls—a weaponized version of the flu and rabies– has wiped out every person of watery Mortal Blood.
From the fiery wreckage a new world is slowly arising one where the descendants of Olympians, Celts, Dark Fae, and all manner of Magickal Being will rule. For the last millennium the Dark Kingdom has sent small legions of its Daughters in search of its Lost Queen. Among their number is Lenora, a sharp tongued Dark Fae who joins up with ARES hoping to get close to its leader, Raven. And she does.
The Wolf inside the God of War contracts Major Falls. As Ares and Athena wander the world hoping to curtail further damage by obliterating weapons of mass destruction he slowly succumbs to the sickness taking over his fevered rabid mind. Ares may not live to see the glory of Olympus restored nor fight to keep his Wife. If he does, how high will be the price for Ares’ life? How long will Alena have to keep paying Apollo even once Ares is crowned King of Olympus?
With a cautious step, sharp eyes and keen ears, Raven continued walking across the hall to the bar reaching it without incident. The wood bar was covered with dust as was the assortment of hard liquor racked up under the mirror. Kicking aside two stools aside Raven peered over its stained top to take the sight of trap door leading to the basement. Taking one last glance toward the open door and the sign telling him to DRAIN IT HERE, Raven jumped over the bar, crouched to grab the brass handle of the trap door in a firm grip and threw it open to shout down the open hole, “Hello!”
“Hi,” a voice hissed from above him as it cocked a shot gun and pressed the barrel to the side of his head.
Finding it unfathomable that someone was able to sneak up on him, Raven turned his hands and gaze upward where the sight of two glimmering orbs reminiscent of wild mint kissed by a shimmering frost stared at him with more frost than mint. From below a heavy cowl hiding her face from his view their unwavering sparkle they captured his attention and even set his heart to flutter. “Easy, sister, I don’t want any trouble.” Raven tried to keep hold of his composure as he slowly rose with the shotgun close to his head following him upward,” Do you know who I am?”
“I know exactly who you are,” she countered from the other side of the bar as she shoved the barrel into his chest. “Back up.”
Keeping his hands raised in an effort to show he meant no harm, Raven took two steps back until his firm butt bumped against the brass rail jostling the bottles of alcohol. “Got a better shot now, sister?”
Keeping her weapon aimed at his head, she hissed, “I’m not your sister.”
“Ok but you’re a member of ARES and that makes you an underling…”
“You wish,” she cracked slyly. “Keep dreaming.”
“Yeah, no, I think you’re the one dreaming there,” Raven retorted even though he realized she was right, he did wish she was under him but now wasn’t the time for such things, “Where’s everyone?”
“Dead just like you’re going to be.”
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Meet Lisa Beth Darling:
Lisa lives in her hometown of New London, CT with her husband of 28 years, Roy. Together the two have raised two adult daughters and, as of this writing, are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first grandchild.
Interview with Lisa Beth Darling:
1. Any favorite foods, movies, and colors?
Favorite Food: Anything with chocolate
Favorite Movie: That’s a tough one because I’m a big movie buff and I just stop collecting them so let’s break it down a bit. My favorite comedy is “As Good As It Gets”, favorite romantic comedy is “When Harry Met Sally”, favorite horror is “1408”, favorite action is “The Avengers” and my favorite drama is “The Shawshank Redemption”. There, I think that about covers it. LOL
Favorite Color: Blue
2. When did you start writing and what inspired you to become a writer?
I discovered that I was a writer in the 4th grade when I was given my first creative writing assignment. The topic was A Baby Bird’s First Flight. I put pencil to paper and was instantly transported away to a magickal place inside my mind it was so transfixing that I never wanted to come out of it. When we read our assignments to the class everyone told a very happy story of a baby bird flying away. Except me. My bird died. It flew too high and hit an airplane. The mama bird cried, the daddy bird cried, even god cried as the skies opened up and it began to rain. I knew from that moment on my life was changed and I would write and write and write until the day I pass from the world into the next.
3. What projects have you done? Any new projects coming up?
Currently I’m wrapping up my OF WAR Series with the release of “Kingdoms of War” and I’m excited and sad about it. For me the two most dreaded words in the English language are ‘The End’. But this time around I think we’ll be seeing some of these characters again down the road. For the next few months I’m just going to relax, play in my garden, and look into finally having surgery for my carpel tunnel. After my batteries recharge and I’m to speed I’ll see what the Muse has in store for us.
4. What kind of pets do you own, if any?
At the moment I have two cats, Harry and what’s her name. Seriously the cat doesn’t know her name is Luna so she ends up being called ‘Luna’, ‘Looney’ or just ‘Missy’.
5. Are you an independent artist or are you represented by an agency?
I’m an indie author in the truest sense of the word. Absolutely everything you see associated with me and my books has been done by me. The stories, the covers, the promotional stuff, trailers, even my website, I do it all.
6. Any favorite bands? Do you use music to inspire you as you write?
I’m old so that means I don’t like too much of today’s music. I’m a Classic Rock gal, I love just about everything from the 60s through the 80s. My iTunes is always cranking as I write; Bruce Springsteen, John (Cougar) Mellencamp, Bad Company, Boston, Jim Croce, Journey, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and more.
7. What advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?
Be true to yourself and your stories. If you do those two things, no matter what else happens, you really just can’t go wrong.
8. Anything you would like to share with readers on a personal note that would allow them to get to know you better?
My life is an open book and those who follow my blog are painfully aware of that fact. If anyone ever wants to know anything about me all they have to do is ask or read the blog.
9. Do you find it hard to share your work with others?
It’s nerve racking that’s for sure but what good is a story if no one reads it?
10. Did your writing come from just a need to express yourself or a particular experience that you had?
In the beginning I wrote a lot of horror based stories and I think that was my way of dealing with the world around me. Let’s face it the world is a pretty scary place no matter who you are. They had a lot of sex in them which was very unusual for a 13-14 year-old girl. My peers loved them they mimeographed them and passed them around the school. My teachers got hold of them and they loved them although they were concerned because the stories were so graphic. It took a while but with the aid of my father and an English teacher eventually those fears were laid to rest. I figured as long as I was having fun and being transported to that fantastical place in my mind then I would just keep going. Having people read and love them was really just the icing on the cake.
Twitter: @lb_darling Author
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