Saturday, December 8, 2012

Day 2: Worlds of Wonder

Welcome to Day 2 of Worlds of Wonder blog hop, where anything is possible . . . on Earth and across the galaxy. Imagination is the only limitation on adventure, so prepare to escape the known world and immerse in realms where rumors, myths and legends abound.

Through December 13th, meet some fantastic science fiction and fantasy authors, hear what their characters and reviewers have to say, sample excerpts from their novels, and discover what they’d like to learn from readers.

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Moons’ Kiss

They found him in the South Ofrann Desert, where everything evil lived. Most called him a demon. One leader thought this man-without-a-past held the key to tribal peace and prosperity. That leader's enemies saw an opportunity to gain control of the nation.


Manerra, can you tell us what your world’s like?

I don’t understand the question. Or rather, I can interpret it too many different ways. Are you asking about the life of a shecaren, the condition of the nation, or the view from Mt. Tayenyan?

I’d love to hear about the life of a shecaren! But first, please explain what a shecaren is.

A shecaren is one of Acrahh’s children. And if you don’t know what a shecaren is, I suppose I’ll have to explain that Acrahh’s our god. As for what our lives are like . . .


For me, it’s never-ending lectures and lessons in rule and being placed in situations I hate. It’s never being in one place long enough to know what real friendship is. For Aya, it’s different. He’s shon regis—the ruling shecaren—so he’s the one lecturing me and treating me like a child, even though I’ve completed my formal training and will soon be old enough to swear the Oath of Yatra.

What single thing or goal do you want most in life?

To not be a shecaren.

Why? What do you fear most?

I won’t answer that.

Is it Kayarra?

Hatred isn’t fear.

Are you presently in love, or do you hope to find someone special?

*Snorts* As Aya will tell you—over and over again—no shecaren or adviser is allowed an intimate relationship. But that’s a decree everyone else has to follow. He’s been in love with Yutrenta longer than I’ve been alive. And Acrahh save me if I know what Denassa sees in Kayarra. Maybe she’s just the type of person who would fight to save the life of an injured carbic even knowing it will eat her the day it recovers.

Can you sum up your life in the last few weeks in 150 words or less?

One thing that should never have happened after another.

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  1. This was a great interview that brought me closer to the characters and the book. I am really interested in reading this after seeing the interview. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. I'm so glad to hear that! Aya and Manerra and all the other characters in Moons' Kiss were people I had a hard time parting company with once the book was finished.