Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Blog Tour: The Night Realm by Annette Marie

Title: The Night Realm
Author: Annette Marie
Series: Spell Weaver #1
Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Release Date: October 20, 2017
Publisher: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.

Clio would love nothing more than to go home. But as the illegitimate daughter of the nymph king, she’s stuck in the human world, exiled until she can earn a place in the royal family. Then her half-bother offers her a chance to prove herself. All she has to do is acquire some magic … by stealing it from the most dangerous spell weavers in the Underworld.

Lyre prefers to go unnoticed, which is a tricky objective for an incubus. He can’t hide his looks or his coveted spell weaving skills, but he’s learned to mask his true intentions. As an unwilling pawn of the tyrannical Hades family, he stays alive by keeping one step ahead of his masters.

Now he’s been assigned to watch over a visitor from the Overworld—one who’s definitely hiding something. And with her unholy talent for triggering chaos and catastrophe, his job just keeps getting more perilous. Clearly, she’ll never survive this world.

The thing is, he’s no longer sure he can survive it either.

What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?
My first foray into urban fantasy was reading Kim Harrison’s Hollows series and Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld series. I started both at around the same time, and I was hooked immediately on this cool new kind of fantasy with modern cities mixed with dark, magical, fascinating supernaturals. :)

When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?

My favorite part is the writing itself. All the pre-writing prepping or post-writing polishing feels more like a chore (though I’d still take those jobs over doing the dishes). But writing itself—bringing my characters to life, exploring their lives and souls, building their relationships, taking them to crazy new places, and throwing terrifying obstacles in their paths—that’s what I love the most.

When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?

I flip back and forth between urban fantasy and other kinds of fantasy. I recently read Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series and I’ve got a stack of similar “fantasy world” books on my bookshelf waiting to be read. Just need to find the time somehow...

If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?

I would be honored to cowrite with Anne Bishop. She was the first author whose books (The Black Jewels trilogy) really captured my heart and imagination on a whole new level, and her unique writing style and characters inspired me a lot when I was first starting out.

Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?

Pretty much always. :) I used to daydream stories as a kid, attempted to write my first “novel” when I was about 12, and started writing for fun when I was 14. For a long time, I didn’t think I could have a career as an author, but the popularity of ebooks and accessibility of indie publishing changed that, and I’m so grateful that I could turn my passion into the best job ever!

Author Bio:
Annette Marie is the author of the Amazon best-selling Steel & Stone series, which includes Goodreads Choice Award nominee Yield the Night, and fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast- paced urban fantasy and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it's not quite that bad) with her comparatively sensible husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.


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