Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Emerge Beyond Circles by John Geers @goddessfish @JohnGeers











Interview by John Geers



What's your favorite place to visit in Madison?

I love State Street and the Capital Square. They are actually key settings in the book, as are other parts of Madison. I live near Madison as well and just love it. The character of State Street has always been magic for me. Unfortunately, I had to edit out the scene that included Ians Pizza!


Do your students know about your book?

They know about it and a good number of student parents have bought it and read it. There is content that is not suitable for most sixth graders so I don’t actively mention it. But, they search your name in Google and come across it on their own. I tell them there is some swearing in it and they ask me why I would put swearing in it. My reply is that it is the characters swearing and it is my job to write what they are telling me. Further, I tell them that if I don’t write exactly what the characters are saying, they get mad and swear at me!


How many books will be in the Eternal Coven series?

I have planned three. One done…two to go!


Where did you get the inspiration for this story?

I was inspired by other authors. We used to have a great locally owned book chain here in the Milwaukee area. They regularly had authors of all kinds do author talks. I went to dozens of them. Hearing the story of how a book was written was as fascinating to me as the book itself. It wasn’t long before I wanted to be part of that process.
The original nugget came in a dream. The other 98% came from careful consideration of what I wanted to include in my novel. It contains themes of love and loss from my own life. Then I included the elements of story that I love most. I constructed it in a way that I would love and I feel like I succeeded.


As a debut author, what's one thing you would do differently if you could go back in time?


Nothing. It was a wonderful journey. I had setbacks and hurdles but it would have been much less fulfilling if they were removed. I am glad I did not know the extent of the devotion and patience I would need to finish this project at the onset…I don’t think I would have completed it if I had known.


Emerge Beyond Circles
by John Geers



GENRE:   Fantasy


BLURB:

Two couples from Madison, with entwined destinies, both seeking love, are connected by a single element: the ancient Siberian witch, Thuban-Pol. Her magic will either be their savior or their ruin.

Thuban-Pol is the latest in a lineage of Siberian witches. Their eternal aim is to guide humanity to true love. Their guiding tenet, “For love to bloom, these three endure: sacrifice, perseverance and suffering. But the greatest of these is suffering.”

Since the dawn of humanity, they have summoned countless couples, inflicting suffering with the intention to grow true love. They have never succeeded…but now they have their best opportunity in two couples from Wisconsin.

If they succeed, love will finally bloom for all of humanity, if the suffering inflicted on these couples doesn't kill them first.


EXCERPT

She lifted her hands before her eyes for inspection, their work done, his coat free of blood. The paper skin of her ancient hands had adopted the crimson of her task, and he kissed them with a rough lick.

Thuban sat in silence for some time before she spoke again.

"Draconis, rules betray us." She dropped a heavy sigh.

A shiver rippled along his coat.
She patted the volume with the wood cut flower on the cover. "These rules, they put us at ease. The fences they built are too safe. Love constrained by rules is not love. Love is caribou in stampede, Salix in full summer whip. It is frost on a wisp of caribou moss. Love is as dark as Siberian winter and as rugged as Ural peaks. Consider the orbit of our star in the heavens, how dare we contrive rules to direct the path. The Kara Sea knows love. Waves batter and smash and settle to a tickle and are whipped to batter again, their cycle of passion is eternal. These are love.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

John Geers drew inspiration to begin his debut novel from a dream he experienced.

Hours spent in the caffeinated air of his favorite coffeehouse proved to be the perfect place to complete Emerge Beyond Circles.

John is a middle school literacy educator, where he inspires and is inspired by the writers of tomorrow. He is the founder and facilitator of his school’s Creative Writing Club. He is also a columnist for the online magazine Elephant Journal.

He loves a good story, being on the water, and witty puns. He can be found hiking the wilderness, biking big hills, sipping dark coffee, and looking for a chair in the mall. 

LINKS:

WRITER WEBPAGE: http://bit.ly/2fSVGDL
WRITER FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2glo25s
THUBAN-POL FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2gTcBTQ




GIVEAWAY




John Geers will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC, a signed copy of the book, and a stuffed tiger (US only) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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The Green Scroll by I. V. Phillips @RABTBookTours




Fantasy Fiction
Date Published:  03-18-2017

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Fiery fissures close, and thick descending clouds dissipate, revealing the heavenly skies of Wanderamid, and its neighboring worlds. Nevertheless, evil lurks amid the celebration of sustained existence. A demon known as, Lepper, discerns one whose blood runs through pulsating veins, like his own. It provokes his diabolic interest to heighten, and motivates him to search for this individual. He embarks on his pursuit by going through electrifying portals, no longer accessible to mortals, ever since Wanderamid’s crystal ball was placed back to its rightful place, in palms of stone.
Emera, Wanderamid’s powerful witch, finds out about her son’s imminent transformation. His demonic fate leaves her in grave disbelief. She has no notion where he could be, and unaware that he is the purpose for a demon’s hunt!


EXCERPT

The peephole's first vision was that of a man sitting beside an old woman, seemingly ill, and oddly grinning down at her, while she, surprised, looked up at him.

"Why did you come back?" she asked sadly.

"You don't seem at all happy to see me, Mother. I wanted to make sure you were on your way to the heavens you've always dreamed your ‘spirit’ would rise up to." He smiled with his arms raised high.

"I'm not departing any time soon, my son. It's only my weakness increasing. I've always wished the same for you too, but you chose to accept eternity in the deep depths of …." She turned her head away, unable to finish.

"You can't even say it." He chuckled. "Use 'eternal flames', or 'darkness', Mother! Can your cracked old lips say those words instead?"

She forced herself to see his red glaring eyes again, and when she did, she reminisced about the day she had given birth to him. If only he had not chosen to welcome his demonic inheritance.

"I tried to save you… both of my sons. I would have given my life."

"Hmm," his voice murmured, unimpressed by her boring statement of unconditional love. "Daeg is not as I. He has more of your soul… your ‘pathetic’ soul. Besides, when death finds him, he will be shunned out from any ‘darkness’ and rise up to your precious heavens!" He laughed. "On the other hand, you saved Father! Be glad for that! You turned his soul to be weak as yours with your ‘love’—and now he's dead!"

Tears escaped her solemn stare.

"I've prayed that my boys would find someone to love them as much as I did your father. He loved me the same, yes, but he was not weak. His love was strong. That's how he became free from the temptations with the dark world."

"I don't have any storage for sympathy; Mother," he replied, "and I don't have a heart to share with anyone."

"How can you say such a thing? You have a heart. When you were born… you had a heart. I felt it beating… and nurtured it," she said, even though he was visibly dispassionate.

"Oh, I will deceive someone, with my fake heart, and she will bear my child. That child will follow me after choosing my ‘gift of eternal darkness,’ and then walk beside me."

Even to imagine that as her unborn grandchild's fate sickened her more, as she lay in a fragile spell.

"Please—don't encourage an innocent child to a life of despair," she pleaded. "If you can do anything for me, I beg of you, grant me that."

"I'm your son! You didn't steer me your way!" He glared at her ferociously.

"Your father and I both gave our sons love. What you boys choose will be your destiny. It's not up to me, although I tried my best!" she cried.



About the Author

I. V.Phillips has always been fascinated with the paranormal. Her supernatural beliefs inspired A New World Fantasy Novel Trilogy.
Born and raised in New Jersey, she now resides in Florida.

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