Character Introduction: Aljoša Hajjar

Although the science fantasy romance, Orbs of Trenihgea releases September 1, 2017, I’ve been hard at work editing my next epic fantasy trilogy (The Shifter: Blood of Oisin) and writing a new epic fantasy Kurintor Nyusi with Tom Fallwell.

When Tom first asked me about collaborating, I said no. That response had nothing to do with him, but my past experiences. However, I’m pleased that he didn’t relent and we started work on this new diverse epic fantasy. In fact, I’d written over 20k within the first week.

The premise of Kurintor Nyusi has grown dramatically since our initial conversation. With complex characters, new species, intriguing deities, and a dense, multi-layered plot, there’s something to satiate even the most finicky fantasy lovers palate. And with this new world, comes some fantastical characters. For the next few weeks, I’ll introduce you to them and their world.

Meet Aljoša Hajjar.

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Usually, when I develop characters, I know exactly how they appear. It’s seldom that I encounter someone who encompasses that image so completely. However, I met a gentleman at a convention this year who did just that. I’m extremely appreciative to Wen and his wonderful family for allowing me to use him as a model for Aljoša.

Kurintor Nyusi has a tentative release date of December 2017. You can check the Desu Beast Blog, Facebook, and soon the Kurintor Facebook page for updates.

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Conventions and Contests

The busy convention season is beginning to wind down, and I am feeling it.  However, I have four fantastic events remaining on my calendar.

So, where will I be for the rest of the year?

On August 26-27th, I will be at the Wolf Creek Library in Atlanta, Ga attending OnyxCon. This is an exceptional FREE event featuring creatives of all types. I was fortunate enough to attend the Sankofa event they held in February. It was a remarkable experience and extremely well attended. Pack up the family and come out to meet some exceptional artist, authors, graphic designers, film producers, and more! Visit their WEBSITE for more information.

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In September (1st-4th), I will be attending DragonCon. If you know anything about this phenomenal convention, you understand how excited I am to be a part of it this year. In fact, I am not only attending, I have the honor of being on a High Fantasy panel with Christopher Paolini, Michael Livingston, and Mercedes Lackey. For more information, visit their WEBSITE.

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My last two events this year are Conjuration and the Atlanta Steampunk Expo. I hope to see you there!

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New Releases!

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I’m excited to announce that the audio book for Rites of Heirdron is live on audible and the second novel Orbs of Trenihgea is available for pre-order on Amazon! It has been a busy year, but both novels released by the deadline.

 
🔗 https://goo.gl/h63DWf – Rites of Heirdron
🔗 https://goo.gl/Lsv1X6 – Orbs of Trenihgea

I’ll be having some giveaways for both the audio book and the ebook soon. If you are on Goodreads, you’ll have the opportunity to win a paperback copy of both science fantasy novels as well.

Stay tuned for more regarding this science fantasy romance duology!

Review of Rites of Heirdron audio book:

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Ahmezurhran and Adnamax await!

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New Release!

The Epic Science Fantasy Romance, Orbs of Trenihgea is finally available for preorder on Amazon!

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They poisoned his planet, massacred his people, and violated his mother.

Then, they came for him.

After an interplanetary betrayal decimated his world, Zrahnz struggled to protect his people and reclaim his legitimacy as their ruler.

Now, he has received the Rites of Heirdron and vows to defend the Triax planets torn asunder by a corrupt galactic council, and the “shadow whisperers” who have manipulated them all.

With the aid of First Commander Lezayen and his QuNytwanian fleet, Zrahnz must unite the factions that deceived them in the past. The ensuing battle is for more than the survival of Triaxeyn, it’s for the liberation of the galaxy.

Orbs of Trenihgea: Rites of Heirdron Book II, – available for preorder on Amazon. Purchase your copy now and discover the Ahmezurhran and Adnamax galaxies!

Lezayen and the QuNytwanians await

Fact and Fiction – Weaving it Together

Morgan always has some wonderful advice, delivered with her own witty style.

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I said at the beginning that I don’t do “writing advice”.

That was kind of a lie, because now I’m going to tell you about the terrible, dangerous nexus between all those carefully garnered facts and writing fiction.

Beware, beware: because the days/weeks/months you’ve spent organizing all those incredible details into easily-accessible files can trip you up.

It’s called the info-dump for good reason: it will appear like giant mounds of text: blow-by-blow summaries of exactly how the monetary system in your world/France in the 14th century works; recipe-by-recipe descriptions of forty-seven different kinds of food served at a medieval banquet; long political diatribes detailing the exact relationship of one peerage to another in a semi-feudal society.

You must resist. You must. Plenty of authors don’t, and while there are readers who like a fictional story to read like a high school text book – I’m not saying there…

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The Atlanta Kickback Convention

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If you are in the Atlanta area, stop by the 556 Book Chick Literary Convention. It is a FREE event, featuring nearly 200 authors in numerous genres. I’ll be at table #29 in the Science Fiction/Fantasy area with some talented artists. Stop by and say hello! I can’t wait to meet you.

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See you there!

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Free Audiobook!

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I am thrilled to announce that Rites of Heirdron narrated by the phenomenal Victor Bevine is live on audible! To celebrate the new release, I am gifting five FREE audio books in exchange for honest reviews.

If you love Science Fantasy Romance and would like to receive a free copy, please email me at the.rise.of.nazil@gmail.com with the subject RITES. I will be using an online randomizer to select five winners.

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What is Science Fantasy?

Science fantasy is a mixed genre within the umbrella of speculative fiction which simultaneously draws upon and/or combines tropes and elements from both science fiction and fantasy. Where science fiction does not permit the existence of fantasy or supernatural elements, science fantasy explicitly relies upon them.

Blurb:

They poisoned his planet, massacred his people, and violated his mother.
Now, they’re coming for him.

A bastard prince born to a dishonored queen, Zrahnz is the last hope of a dying world nearly decimated after a treacherous interplanetary betrayal. He struggles to reclaim his legitimacy as a ruler and for his planet’s survival. But as he endeavors to unravel the manipulations of the past, a debilitating illness threatens his sanity and his life. If he cannot save himself, his planet will succumb to the corrupt intergalactic alliances aligned against them.

The irrepressible allure he feels for an Earth-born visitor, Itanya, threatens to overwhelm him, yet through her, Zrahnz discovers the secret that can ease the devastating agony of his illness. Could she be the key to his survival and the future of Triaxeyn?

With Q-1 Raydren at his side, and with the influence of the Oracles, he discovers corrupted truths and a forgotten prophecy. But he must make a crucial, life-saving decision, or else his people and everyone he loves could be destroyed.