Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Guardians of the Dead by Shelley Wilson

Thank you Heidi for this opportunity to share my new release with you and your blog readers. I have had huge success with my non-fiction titles, moving to fantasy fiction has been a huge leap of faith. I am an avid reader of YA fantasy so to write in this genre made perfect sense to me – that and the fact I have three teenagers under my roof!

Guardians of the Dead is book one of the Guardian Series and began life as a NaNoWriMo project (National Novel Writing Month – write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days). When November 30th arrived, I celebrated my ‘winner’ status and put the manuscript away until January. Once the New Year began I started the re-writes. The editing process was arduous but, as any writer knows, it is the most important part and I found enjoyment in moulding the manuscript to show off its best assets.

ABOUT Guardians of the Dead:

When sixteen-year-old Amber Noble’s dreams begin to weave into her reality, she turns to the mysterious Connor for help.  His links to the supernatural world uncover a chilling truth about her hometown and a pact that must be repaid with blood. As her father alienates her, and the Guardians take her best friend, her true destiny unfolds, and she begins a quest that well see her past collide with her present.

Drawn deeper into the world of witchcraft and faeries, it is only at the end of her journey that she realises how much she could lose. I have begun the edits for book two and will be writing the third book in the series as part of my NaNoWriMo challenge for 2015. Writing a series was never the plan but my characters had other ideas and once they were unleashed they took off running. I think that’s the beauty of writing, you never know what to expect next.

It was an honour to join Heidi on her blog and introduce this book. Her tagline is ‘Fearless Journeys & Epic Transformation’, and I hope that I’ve provided as much action, tension and adventure as my host does in her beautiful books. Thanks for having me over.

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