Hi everyone! I was invited to participate in this blog hop by Kristi Rose. You can read her post here : www.kristirose.net
Kristi Rose was raised in central Florida on boiled peanuts and iced tea. She’s lived by an active volcano, almost fallen off a mountain, and eloped in Arkansas. Today, as a proud military wife and mother of two, she’s been lucky enough to travel the world. No matter where she is, she enjoys watching people and wondering about their story? That’s what Kristi likes to write about: everyday people, the love that brings them together, and their journey getting there. Kristi is a member of RWA.
For more information, including where to find her other novels, please visit her at http://www.kristirose.net/
Thank you, Kristi, for the invitation!
What is the name of your character? Is he fictional or a historic person? Jackson is a fictional character, who is the Prince of Cymmera, the oldest son of the king, first in line to ascend the throne...if he lives long enough.
When and where is the story set? This YA Fantasy is set in the present time, in both the human realm and the Kingdom of Cymmera.
What should we know about him? Jackson is about to be ordained as a Death Dealer. He has trained for hundreds of years to become a warrior for his kingdom.
What is the main conflict? What messes up his life? Ryleigh Donnovan! His final test before being ordained is the acquisition of the human girl, Ryleigh Donnovan. When he fails to achieve that goal, he is accused of treason and banished from Cymmera. If he doesn't prepare an acceptable defense before his trial, he will be found guilty of treason and banished permanently or executed.
What is the personal goal of the character? Jackson's main goal is to become a Death Dealer and help save his dying kingdom.
Is there a working title for this novel and can we read more about it? Reluctant Prince will be released by Lyrical Press/ Kensington on November 3, 2014. It is available for pre-order at:
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Kingdom of Cymmera
Betrayal lies cloaked in shadow.
Seventeen year old Ryleigh Donnovan is certain her life is cursed. Nothing ever goes smoothly, and her first job interview is no exception. An earthquake rocks the building, sending Ryleigh on a frantic search for her younger sister, a search which lands her in the hospital. Terrified they’ll push her for answers she can’t afford to give, Ryleigh flees with a mysterious stranger.
Jackson Maynard is about to be ordained as a Death Dealer, a warrior for the Kingdom of Cymmera, but first he must pass one more test. When he fails to acquire the human girl the prophet has chosen, he’s forced to stand trial for treason. Banished from his realm, he seeks out the girl from the vision, Ryleigh Donnovan, and together they embark on a journey to save his dying kingdom.
Next stop on the Blog Hop, Jamie Rae, on October 6th!