Today’s book blitz hosted by Xpresso Book Tours features Fractured Legacy by Skye Callahan. Fractured Legacy is a new adult paranormal/urban fantasy that will be released October 22, 2013.
About the Book
by Skye Callahan
(Darkness Bound #1)
Pub Date: October 22nd, 2013
Genres: NA, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Kaylyn Anderson’s fascination with abandoned places and dark creatures kindled her work as a paranormal investigator. But when dreams begin to distort reality, she questions what is real and pulls away from everyone she trusts.
The opportunity to investigate the Teague Hotel–a long-abandoned landmark that has always piqued her curiosity–provides a chance to redeem herself. Unraveling the hotel’s secrets won’t be easy, but Kaylyn soon finds herself the target of a dark entity that has been trapped in the building for decades.
If Kaylyn stands any hope of defeating the spirit, she’ll have to accept that her fears are real and convince fellow investigators that she hasn’t lost her mind.
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Cole was out of the car and at least ten steps ahead by the time Kaylyn closed the passenger door. She shook enough dullness from her head to manage a quick sprint to catch up. Each thump of her foot against the ground echoed through her head, drowning out the latest spiel from her sister—yet another lecture.
Something is seriously off with this family dynamic, Kaylyn thought.
“He was supposed to meet us at the main entrance,” Cole said, pulling on the front door. “But it’s locked.”
“So… lecturing me about being late was all in vain?”
Cole clicked the heel of her boot against the concrete porch, her lips pressed into a tight line. “Or he gave up on waiting.”
“Five minutes, Cole. No one gives up after five minutes.”
Kaylyn and Cole peeked through the windows on either side of the door.
“Well, I don’t see anyone around,” Kaylyn said.
“I have a bad feeling.”
No. Not today. Whether Cole’s bad feelings turned out to be accurate or not, they always meant Kaylyn was about to have a shitty day. When little sister had a bad feeling, everything got done the hard way.
Kaylyn closed her eyes, reaching deep to muster enough energy to keep up and whispering a silent plea for Mr. Edwards to rush to the door and apologize for losing track of time.
Her plea was answered by a crash somewhere on the second floor of the house.
About the Author
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Inside the Author’s Head
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
Right after I learned to write my name. I’ve always loved creating stories and fantasy lands—they were usually complete with ghosts and vampires and heroes on motorcycles. My family was lucky to drag me out of the library most of the time, and I always had a pile of paranormal stories waiting to be read–I remember R.L. Stine, Christopher Pike, and Bruce Coville the most. It wasn’t long before I started writing similar stories.
Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
Outside of my family, the biggest support has come from my beta readers. I never imagined meeting such wonderful (and often crazy) people. They’ve all been helpful in getting the finished product together and motivating me to write and edit when I need to.
What is your writing process?
I just write. I’ve never done a lot of planning or outlining in the technical sense, I leave it up to the characters to lay out the details. First drafts are normally handwritten with a fountain pen in my journal, then, I begin typing it up, putting things in the right order, adding details, etc.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Description. I nearly fall out of my chair every time someone compliments my “knack for description.” If asked, I can layout every detail of the locations, characters, etc, down to the color of the carpet in the trunk of Kaylyn’s car. But when I’m writing (and reading) those details never seem as important as what the characters are saying and doing.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
I work in a non-profit business consulting office doing everything from research and writing, to marketing and event coordination.
What project are you working on now?
The next book in the Darkness Bound Series. Kaylyn’s sister, Cole, finally gets to take center stage for a while in this one, so we’ll get to see more into the relationship between the sisters. And Jonah… well, he’s not doing so well.
Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
You can either write or aspire to write. If you want to be a writer sit down, get rid of unnecessary distractions (like the word aspiring), and write. My next bit of advice would be to find a good support group–online or in person–having other writers around to critique, offer suggestions, and sometimes just chat about life in general is the most valuable resource you can find.
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