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Friday, December 7, 2012

Guest Post and Giveaway with Georgia L. Jones, author of Remnants of Life Series

Hi, everyone!

I am pleased to participate in Georgia L. Jones' Remnants of Life Series Virtual Book Tour hosted by First Rule Publicity.

About Georgia:

Georgia L. Jones was born in Columbia, Missouri on September 21st, 1968. In 1992 she settled in the beautiful Ozarks town of Lebanon, Missouri, where she met and married the love of her life. Together they have raised 7 children and have the 8th still in their home.

At a young age Georgia learned the value of getting lost in a good book. She has always enjoyed reading and letting her imagination run wild. In her early teenage years she began to put her own stories down on paper as she plunked out the words on an old manual typewriter.

In 1996 Georgia enrolled at Missouri State University where she majored in Psychology. While there she found an untamable thirst for Philosophy and Greek Mythology. Many evenings she can still be found curled up with one of the great Greek Tragedy’s or reading about personal continuity by Rene Descarte.

Over the years Georgia has harbored the dream of being a published author and written many short stories. On January 10, 2010 she embarked on the dream as she began to bring the characters from her first novel, “Legends of Darkness”, to life. Upon completion in June 2010 she realized that it was not a single book but a series and created the concept of the series “Remnants of Life”. She is currently working diligently on the “Remnants of Life” series.
Welcome to Darlene's Book Nook, Georgia!

Georgia has written a guest post, so I will now turn the floor over to her.

First I would like to thank Darlene’s Book Nook for having me as a guest. I love having the opportunity to share my writing.

I’m currently working on the series, Remnants of Life. The first book in the series, Legends of Darkness, launched on March 17, 2012; the second, Witches, launched on December 1, 2012.

Legends of Darkness began to creep into my mind about a year before I put any of it on paper. I have always been an avid reader. I love Greek Mythology and anything fantasy like. Of course, I’m also a believer that all fiction is a type of fantasy, but that’s for another blog. Anyway, I had this idea where many different concepts could collide, to create something new. I started thinking about all the characteristics of different creatures and began to piece some of them together to create the characters. I also wanted to incorporate some realistic boundaries…hence was created, Legend of Darkness.

I began with the Warriors. They are the heroes of the whole story. They are kind of like archangels who try really hard to be good, but occasionally can’t resist the urge to eat a human or two. They keep many of their human attributes and all of their human memories. They are also given different special gifts to help them with their particular fate. These Warriors are bound by a few rules that are set by their God, Nuem. These are few and they are allowed all the wealth and material things that they want in the human realm. They were made to be drawn to destroying evil. They can smell it and it makes them morph into the Warriors that lay inside them. They actually go through a physical change when this happens. They get claws and fangs, but a little differently than the traditional vampire would. The reason they are attracted to humans is because they are evil. Some are more evil than others, but when the ones who are really evil cross paths with the Warriors, they soon meet their demise.

In the story you learn about this whole new world that is revolving inside our own human reality, as well as a couple of other worlds that revolve outside of ours, like Vicus and Atheria. It is not that it is really hidden from humans, but more that it is ignored by humans. There are always demons trying to dominate the humans and the Warriors, which are the vampire like creatures. They are tasked with keeping them at bay.

The whole series, which is to be five books long, revolves around the Warriors and the different attempts that the demons make to take over the world and dominate the humans. Legends is from the perspective of Samoda, a Warrior in the Army of Nuem. The second book, Witches, is from the perspective of a seemingly human twin, Kali. In the second book I delve a little deeper into world building as I begin to really breathe life into Vicus, a baron hell, and Atheria, a lush heaven of sorts. I have had a lot of fun with the world building aspect and the creatures that inhabit them.

My main motive for writing the first book, and the series as it has evolved, was to write something different. I wanted to catch lightning in a bottle, so to speak. I believe that the concept is fresh and new. It incorporates the age old saga involving, greed, love, betrayal, and vengeance.

Thanks so much for joining us today, Georgia! 

One lucky winner will win a signed copy of Legends of Darkness, the first book in Georgia's urban fantasy Remnants of Life series.

Dangerous Saviors… What would you do if your life rested in the hands of something that really wanted to eat you? Come journey through the realms of the next world where everything you know about Good and Evil are put to the test.

Samantha Garrett lives and dies a good life in the human world. She awakens a new creature, Samoda, a vampire-like warrior in the army of Nuem. She is forced to realize that she has become a part of a world that humans believe to be only “Legends of Darkness.” Samoda finds her new life is entwined with the age old story of greed, love, betrayal, and vengeance.

Join our heroine as she battles not just for her own existence, but for the entire human race’s future.

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This giveaway will close at 12:00 AM CST on December 14, 2012.
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Tour Participants

11/18 – Wholly Books – Review
11/19 – Book in the Bag – Review
11/20 – Beauty in Ruins – Review
11/22 – Heather’s Book Chatter – Guest Post
11/23 – SpecMusicMuse – Review
11/24 – Abbey Ann’s Bookland -Excerpt
11/25 – Full Moon Bites – Interview
11/26 – Library Girl Reads – Excerpt
11/26 - Lost Inside the Covers – Review
11/27 – My Chaotic Ramblings – Character Interview
11/28 – The Independent Review – Review
11/29 – From the Bootheel Cotton Patch – Excerpt
11/30 – Sheila Deeth – Guest Post
12/1 – Free Book Dude – Review
12/3 – Urban Fantasy Reviews – Guest Post
12/5 – Amber Stults Book Reviewer and Writer – Review
12/6 - Fictional Candy – Guest Post
12/7 – Darlene’s Book Nook – Guest Post
12/9 – Bee’s Knees Reviews – Review
12/10 – Come Selahway With Me – Guest Post
12/11 – WTF Are You Reading – Review
12/12 – The FlipSide of Julianne – Interview
12/13 – Beagle Book Space – Review
12/13 – Alexx Momcat’s Gateway Book Blog – Interview
12/15 – Once Upon a Time – Guest Post
12/16 – Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews – Top Ten List
12/18 – Sweet Southern Home – Interview
12/18 – Splash of Our Worlds Reviews – Review
12/19 – Workaday Reads – Review
12/19 – Read2Review – Excerpt
12/20 Jess Resides Here – Review
12/20 Reader Girls – Character Post
12/21 Reading Away the Days – Review

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for having Georgia today! :) Much appreciated!


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