Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Propheticus by Emma Daley Blog Tour Guest Post

Author Emma Daley has stopped by today with a guest post for the Propheticus Blog Tour!

Blurb about Propheticus:
This is a self published, sci-fi fantasy book set in an ancient universe. Four destined characters run into each other by chance and discover their pasts connect them in a prophecy to destroy some of the universes most gruesome creatures. The mystery of Aniah's past begins to unravel when she meets a stranger in the desert outside her ranch on the planet Delucia. Strange things start to happen around the ranch and Aniah experiences horrible nightmares of a dark creature the longer this stranger stays and the more she begins to question her fathers disappearance years ago. This story takes you to other worlds and although the first novel offers a little more romance and mystery with some thriller, the other novels in the series have more action and adventure in them as the characters travel the universe and visit incredible worlds. Sample from the book: There is something frightening about the way a hateful, unknown creature looks back at you. The way its beady red eyes snarl at you, and it's cheek curls with a hiss to reveal the greedy canines beneath. It is one thing to dream of this beastly creature, and it is another to have it inches from your face, its warm ungodly breath on your cheek, and its pallid gray bones reaching to devour you. My name is Aniah, and once my world was safe. But like many others throughout the universe-and here on the planet Delucia-fate would have me meet with the Mangitori de Sangue; an ancient army of blood-lusting creatures who have been frightening and devouring the inhabitants of the universe for decades. My fate brings me deep into their world. In fact, it is written somewhere-and the stories have been told long before I was ever born-of a prophecy wherein a young woman with the heart and soul of an angel will lead the universe in a victory against the Mangitori de Sangue. I am that woman. I just have to stay alive long enough to figure out how.

Guest Post:
How did I come to develop Novell?
I like to know a lot about the background of characters and where they come from. A lot of people like to know how I came to develop different characters, and I think Novell is one of the most interesting characters myself; because we know a bit about him, but there is just so much more to his story that I couldn’t cover in the book. Although it does touch some one who he is and where he came from, Novell’s life is complex. Some people like to know how that developed, so I will elaborate. Novell started out as a love interest. I knew what he was before he was written, but what I didn’t know was what made him that way and that was the fun part.

Novell is mysterious, he is so strong and wise and I love that about him. But what makes a person strong, physically agile and wise beyond his years? Experience. Novell had to have some pretty wild experiences to know what he knows and that was fun to kind of think about what might have helped him, what kind of environment and what kinds of influences. But more than that, there was a mystery to Novell’s past that attributed to his knowledge and skills more than anything. The best part is that he doesn’t even know it and who doesn’t love a man that is not arrogant right? Novell was given some very special attributes by his narrator, of course. First it was his name, Novell is pronounced “no vul”, which most people pronounce that wrong, and he was named after a dear friend of my husbands that passed away when he was just seventeen. My husband often talked about Novell, he was from London, and I just loved that name. I also wanted to sort of immortalize this person that meant so much to my husband and make him someone very special. Novell’s sort-of calm demeanor and wisdom came from my husband. A ninja and retired bodyguard, my husband carries himself so calmly, even though you know that he could take someone’s head off in a second J. Ninja’s are wise and so Novell was sort of created like a Nomadic Ancient Ninja **double smiley face**.

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About Emma Daley:
At only the age of three, you could find Emma perched in the center of the dining table, a tape player in her lap, while the other kids gathered to listen to her recite her own creative version of her favorite tales like "Jack and The Bean Stalk" or "Peter Pan". Her imagination was fueled when she signed up for a high school Greek Mythology class. It was there in high school Mythology class that Emma found her dream. Her teacher recognized her talent, and encouraged her to pursue a career in the one thing that brought her imagination to life, writing. As a military wife and with life's fast pace and strenuous demands, it wasn't until she was 26 that she finally decided to pursue those long forgotten dreams. She started her very first novel Propheticus in November of 2008, which will be released in December of 2010 and is working on the 2nd and 3rd sequels, with several other book ideas on the shelf waiting to be dusted off and put into words.

Author Links:
Propheticus Blog
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Paperback

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