The world has changed. The Great Families are no longer in power. Queen Nix of the Hands of Tarot has been stripped of her title and incarcerated. The League of Cities has been formed to provide a new line of defense to the smaller tribal nations. Not without consequences, though. Another of the original Great Families has been destroyed. As the new leaders rise from the ashes, a new threat comes to light; something no one saw coming, something that had been lurking under the surface of their society for generations. The Skyborne. As they discover just how deep the Skyborne’s influences are, they realize the war they thought they’d been fighting . . . . . . wasn’t the real one. Amazon / Whistling Book Press
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Top 5 Whisper of the Skyborne Moments
Writing a book takes more than a minute. Getting that book to publication takes even longer. By the time you get to publication, you’re lucky if you still like the book. So, here’s the top five things I love about this book.
Life Moment #5 – Discovering How the Spytfire Falcon Connection Works
The spytfire falcon bonding to humans idea with my sister’s. She’s the reason Devices of War survived. It nearly died several times. She wanted to have almost a Valdemar/companions deal. Almost. There are loads of other fantasy stories that have humans bonding to animals. It’s a lot of fun.
But I never really could get the idea to launch properly in my head. I knew about the Skyborne from inception, and that’s one thing I kept hidden even from her. So, trying to get the falcon idea to take off, knowing what the Skyborne were doing to the characters and the world, was rather a twist for me.
However, the moment I realized how to make it work was a huge eureka moment for me.
Life Moment #4 – Developing the new site!
OMW! I am having so much fun with this. I still have more information to put up, but the new site design allows me more freedom to share this amazing world with you! The world is breath-taking. The characters are great. I mean, I think they are. There are things that you don’t necessarily know about them through the books. Tidbits and morsels are being updated and uploaded whenever I get a free moment that, also, has a free bit of energy attached to it.
Life Moment #3 – Playing With Tea
This may sound silly, but I love tea. Adagio teas allows customers to create their own tea fandom sets. Seriously. You get to go in there, mix your own tea, slap a character sticker on it, and then order it in a tin. It’s amazing!
And the tea tastes GREAT! I’m going to giving some of these away through the release along with some diffusers. It’s awesome and fun!
Life Moment #2 – Getting To Know Neira
Neira was a surprise. I knew about the Skyborne and the Great Families, but while I was focused on them, I completely missed everyone else.
Neira didn’t and doesn’t. She is amazing. Experiencing her world through her eyes is eye-opening and breath-taking. I got to experience things I never would have thought of. She is such a strong woman, and so knowledgeable. Getting to know her through Whiskers was amazing. She’s probably my favorite character right now.
Life Moment #1 – Introducing All the POV’s
This is, without a doubt, the scariest thing I’ve done in writing. Introducing new POV’s into a 1st person story. It’s not just the fact that I added a couple of different POV’s. It’s the fact that I added them from so many different characters.
But this plot was too big for just Synn. I love the man, but he’s sometimes rather unobservant, which doesn’t help me very much. Sometimes, I just want to slug him.
The thing I absolutely loved is that each character has their own Voice, and you get to see that finally. You get to experience different parts of this world through each of their POV’s. It was a challenge. Super, super challenging, but I had so much fun with it, and I really think it added a lot to the story at large. I’m wildly excited about it and I hope you all like it, too.
Meet the Author:SM “Frankie” Blooding lives in Colorado with her pet rock, Rockie, and Jack the Bird. Jack has refused to let her to take up the piano again, but is warming to the guitar. It might help that Frankie has learned more than two strings. She’s added a few more Arabic words to her vocabulary, but don’t invite her into conversation yet—unless, of course, you’re willing to have a very . . . slow . . . conversation. She’s dated vampires, werewolves, sorcerers, weapons smugglers and US Government assassins. Yes. She has stories. She’s also an investigator with a local paranormal investigation group, Colorado Paranormal Rescue!
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