Friday, April 29, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
It's Launch Day!
Today marks the official launch of my latest book, Tarragon: Key Keeper, book one of the Tarragon series. Along with the blog tour, which I hope people have been following, tonight is the official Launch Party online! You should totally come check it out.
For those who haven't been paying attention, here's the cover and blurb for my book.
For hundreds of years, the gates of Tarragon have been sealed from the outside. Prophecy speaks of the day the last Key Keeper will return and wake the dragons from their spell-cast slumber, returning them to their rightful home.
Seeking to fulfill her father's dying wish, Anwen Porter travels to the Drakonii Mountains where she meets Tyler, a mysterious local with a secret. With his help, she learns more about her clouded past and her own abilities. But when Courtney, a lovesick mage, tries to insert herself into their plans, things begin to go horribly wrong.
With death threatening at every turn, Anwen must learn to rely on her newfound friends to survive. But how can she unravel the mystery of her heritage when everything is trying to kill her?
I"d also like to share with you what some reviews are already saying about this book.
It is a delightful, exciting read. - The Naughty Librarian
This book caught my attention from the beginning and held it fast for the entire book. I'm dying to read the next book now that I've finished this one and I have no doubt I will read this one again and recommend it to anyone who enjoy fantasy or magical realism. - An Author In Progress
Tarragon Key Keeper is a fast paced novel and easy to read and entertaining. If you are a reader of young adult or coming of age and science fiction or fantasy, this may be the right book for you. - Turning Another Page
If you'd like to enter to win a copy of this book, check out the
Keep an eye open for more exciting giveaways and promotions! Book two will be coming out Spring of 2017!
Monday, April 18, 2016
Today signifies the last of our character introductions.
The catch here is that we won't be casting them, unless you want to do so for fun. Here's just a bit about each of the last three characters I'd like you to know about before Tarragon: Key Keeper is released later on this week. So please join the Launch Party and Blog Tour!
Mr. Millard - Husband to Madame Millard. An older gent with a cold heart.
Mr. Miller - An older man from the Village of Lindwurm, often asked to run errands and give rides to the local youth.
Doc - A doctor living and practicing in the Village of Lindwurm. Tends to be a bit scatter-brained.
And that's it for the character casting! Last week, we actually had a tie! So, congratulations to both Allison Jackson and Ashley Martinez! Please be sure to contact me with your mailing information!
These are their suggestions.
Molly Quinn Grace Holley
Monday, April 11, 2016
This week is the last for our Character Casting Contest, which means it's your last chance to win a great prize before the official launch! So don't be shy and send in your suggestions!
(There will be a few minor characters introduced to you next week, but they will not be involved in this contest.)
This week's Character introduction is Anwen Porter.
Anwen Porter is the only child and daughter of James and Margo Porter. Descending from a long line of Key Keepers, she feels it her duty to fulfill her father's dying request to return to the Mountains of her ancestry.
Appearance: Anwen is of average build, standing about five foot four inches, (5'3.5", technically, but she likes to count that half inch as a whole.) and doesn't consider herself very athletic. More of an introvert, she always felt more at home in a library than on any sports team. Her auburn hair sets off hazel-green eyes and a clear complexion. She likes to wear comfortable but stylish clothes, though nothing too trendy. She likes to make her own style. And she always carries around her father's wedding ring, wearing it on a chain around her neck, close to her heart.
Personality: Anwen is an introvert and tends to avoid confrontation when she can, though she is no stranger to hardship. Growing up, she was often teased by her peers, occasionally being bullied. She also witnessed her father's death, something that shook her to the core. In general, though, she is gentle, reserved, studious, and kind. She has a natural born curiosity but is humble and trusting, perhaps too much at times. She also tends to downplay her own importance, often putting her needs and wants aside for those of others, even at high cost to herself. Some would call her masochistic because of this, but she hates to make people worry and tends towards at least pretend a confident, self-assured nature where nothing phases her. She tends to internalize her emotions, instead of letting them out, which gets her into trouble.
A Brief History: Anwen's family migrated from the North Hope to Pallose when she was a young child. There, she attended public school. When she was around eleven year's old, her father died tragically. Since then, she has devoted her life to filling his dying request, to one day return to the Mountains of her ancestry. With little else to go one than a journal of a great grandmother, she has finally come to the point of fulfilling her father's request.
Anwen is our main female in this story, so please pick someone amazing for her! Get it right and you could win a signed copy of the book!
Last week's winner is Allison Jackson! Her suggestion of this dishy hunk (we don't even know his name so if you know who he is, please let us know!) is an almost perfect fit. Just need to change that hair color. And maybe get him a tan.
Anyone may enter. Those under thirteen years of age need parent permission. All information provided by entrants will be used solely for this contest. Personal information sent by winners will not be stored, sold, rented, or given to any others for any reason.
Monday, April 4, 2016
There are only a few more weeks left until the official release of Tarragon! Can you believe it? And only this week and next week left to cast your vote for the characters!
Without further ado,
this week's character introduction is Tyler Durand.
Tyler Durand is a hermit of sorts. At the age of 17, he lives on his own, with no parents to speak of. He takes on the odd job in the Village of Lindwurm, helping out those in need, and acting as a local guide to various historical attractions.
Appearance: Tyler stands about five foot seven, with light brown hair and dazzling blue eyes (the color of Lake Wyvern), and is fit and athletic. Solid yet decidedly not overweight, Tyler prefers to wear casual and somewhat rugged wear. Perhaps this is due to his constant hiking and working with his hands. He is very expressive, and almost every single girl in the Village wishes he was hers. (Think very attractive.)
Personality: Tyler is caring and friendly. He's outgoing and likes to help others. But he is also perceptive and can read the intentions of others. He's very observant and idealistic. He is also very loyal to those he considers his "family". And while he really doesn't care for snobbery and the small-mindedness of most people, he puts up with it with a smile. His patience seems to know no bounds. His personality allows him to socialize with ease, even in awkward situations, turning a phrase or joke to lighten any dark mood. He seems able to manipulate the very emotional atmosphere around him. Many in the Village consider him to be mysterious, mostly because they don't know much about his origins.
Brief History: Tyler belongs to a very long-lived family settled in the Mountains. He has always lived near the Mountains, and knows more about them than anyone living. He has left the area near the Village only a few times, and always in search of something.
Tyler is near and dear to my heart, just as a head's up. He'll take a special someone to play him. Who do you have in mind? Let us know for your chance to win a Tarragon canvas tote!!
Last week's winner is Mary Preston! Her suggestion of Dakota Fanning brought an actress to mind that I hadn't previously considered for Courtney's role. I might have to reconsider my "dream cast". Mary, please email me at karliemlucas@gmail .com to claim your prize!
And don't forget to enter to win a copy of the book!