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Welcome Raquel Kechagias! Her Book Tour for the The Fire of the Soul Series stops by here on Day Three. I asked her to participate in a Q&A about her new release Last Ashes.

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Synopsis
Chaos has descended on the Underworld, as promised. Anna is un-resigned to her fate as Christian’s ideal wife. She refuses to be weak and submissive but she knows the power he holds over her; if she denies him, everyone she loves will die. However, when dismembered corpses start appearing on the castle grounds, Anna finds her courage to fight against the evil in the world, starting with the Overlord.

~Q&A~

RLA:  What is the name and genre of you latest work?
RK:  I would classify my books as Paranormal Romance/Dark Fantasy. I say this for two reasons. The first is that there is a lot of romance in the story. The second reason is that there are a lot of dark themes in the books; including sexual abuse, rape and torture to name a few. There is one scene in particular in ‘Last Ashes’ that I was conscious and hesitant about including in the books. I won’t leave any spoilers but I’ll say this, the Mer-folk have no sympathy or empathy for any ‘Land-walker’ and those who help them suffer because of it.

RLA: Tell us about ‘Last Ashes’.
RK:  What can I say about my new book? Honestly if I could sum it down to one word it would be ‘intense’. There is endless action. There are situations where we see Anna struggling to be more, to do more than she’s ever thought she was capable of. We see the same of some of our favorites and not so favorite characters and even the new characters. One of the biggest things to happen in this book is that we get two see two characters, who were only mentioned before, in action. So yea it’s intense!

RLA:  Did you find any character(s) in your book hard to write?
RK:  I found that there were a few characters that were hard to write. It wasn’t so much the character themselves but rather that it was writing the characters to be more than what they had been mentioned to be. For example Manea and Novak. I also found writing Christian’s ‘good side’ to be difficult as well. It’s difficult to build these characters up, to continually say that this is what they are and then all of a sudden bam! They’re something entirely different to what I’ve been making the characters and readers believe. It’s difficult but fun and certainly worth the effort.

RLA:   What can we expect from you next?
RK:  There’s a few projects I’m working on at the moment. The first is ‘Blood Magic’ which is going through the editing stages. It’s a prequel and spin-off from the story, featuring Adrian or aka ‘Shade’ as the main character. There are several characters from the series and new characters as well. The second is ‘The Eternal Flame’ the final book in the series which I’m currently drafting at the moment and the third is my next series ‘Hell-bound Angels’ which I’m planning and plotting away at. It’s something I’m really excited about. It’s entirely different to ‘The Fire of the Soul’ but I know you will all love it.

RLA:   Where can readers purchase your book?
RK:  At the moment you guys can purchase my book at Amazon. Within the next two weeks you’ll be able to purchase paperback copies and copies from iBooks, B&N, Smashwords, Nook and Kobo.

 

~About Raquel Kechagias~

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Racquel Kechagias was born in Sydney, Australia in 1991. She is the oldest of seven children and although they drive her a little mad she loves them to bits. Racquel spent her childhood nose deep in a book, preferring their company to that offered by the outside world. At the age of 8 she had grown past the children’s section of the literary world and began to grow up with company of the greats such as Shelly, Stoker, King, Tolkien and Poe. From that moment she was inspired by the intricate worlds. She longed to share the knowledge and passion that it took those authors to create their worlds and from that moment on her life was transformed. Racquel Kechagias is the author ‘Last Ashes’ the second book in the ‘Fire of the Soul’ series.

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Here it is …Full Cover of Trial of Marriage 2: Sacrifices

Update:  It’s final live – Click here

Here it is! The cover for Trial of Marriage 2: Sacrifices, the second book in the TOM series. The book is available today, June 6th.

You definitely don’t want to miss this amazing new installment in the series! On sale from 6/6 to 6/8 for .99 cents, here’s the link.

 

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Day 3 – Cover Reveal for Trial of Marriage 2

Today is Day 3 of the cover reveal for “Trial of Marriage 2: Sacrifices” (Trial of Marriage Series or TOM Series). I’m so excited for tomorrow, June 6th the full cover will be revealed and TOM2 will be available on Amazon.

 

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Here’s the book blurb for Trial of Marriage 2: Sacrifices:

It’s been a wonderful year of growing and being in a good place since Angelique and Trey reunited. However, whenever there is something good, something bad is not too far behind. In their lives, the term ‘happily ever after’, is becoming difficult to achieve.

Out of her coma, Bryn Thornton has been busy getting her life back in order and that has included building a friendship with Angelique. Opening up a new branch of her design company in Pittsburgh, she stuns Angelique by offering her a dream job opportunity she can’t refuse. Accepting the position, however, brings forth positive and negative reactions from Trey, and to make things worse, she also has to deal with her new co-worker, Chad Worthington. He’s tall, good-looking and minus a few characteristics, he’s almost a carbon copy of her husband. She can’t put her finger on it, but she can feel in her gut that there’s something unscrupulous about him.

The issues surfacing around Trey and Angelique are not only restricted to them, and if they aren’t careful, they will extend out to their son. No matter how hard they try to rectify things individually for the sake of their family, matters only seem to deteriorate.

Secrets have always been a big thing with Angelique, but unfortunately she hasn’t fared any better, and the one she has inherited is tearing her apart emotionally. There’s a giant bomb ticking that is about to explode. Neither of them has learned from past mistakes and they have taken their second chance of happiness for granted. They say love can conquer all, but will it triumph this time?

Last call … if you still haven’t picked up your copy of the first book you can still get it today for $0.99, here’s the link to get your copy http://mytinyurl.com/fsmh1gg19c

 

Day 2 of Cover Reveal for Trial of Marriage 2

Today is Day 2 of the cover reveal for “Trial of Marriage 2: Sacrifices” the second book in the TOM Series, and only two more days left before the big reveal on Friday. The book description is coming soon and I’ll have another peek to the cover tomorrow. Want to get a free copy? I’m giving away six copies, click here to enter.

 

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Mother’s Day Reading Blitz – All Books $.99

Mother’s Day Reading Blitz Sale Starts Today!!

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My book, Trial of Marriage and over 70 others by 60 female authors, will be ONLY .99 cents from May 9-May 11th for the Mother’s Day Reading Blitz! There’s all different genres for you to choose from. Please share with your reader friends!

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Featured Author: ME:-)

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I’m the featured author today on my friend and fellow author, Marisa Oldham’s Facebook page. There’s going to be a Giveaway and you still have time, so stop by and enter. If you can, please “Like” her page; that would be awesome, here’s the link:
https://www.facebook.com/thefallingseriesofnovels?ref=br_tf

Thanks a bunch!

R. Lynn

 

Prioritize Your Time

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I have been working hard to get Trial of Marriage 2 completed, and it got me to thinking about when I decided to take the gigantic step into the world of self-publishing. The things I know now, I wish I knew then because the journey would have been a lot smoother and less stressing then it was back then. Do I have any regrets? No, I do not, but I would have done things differently. Nonetheless, over the past year, I have learned so much, which is why I try to share as much as I can about some of the things I encountered.

Early on when I started blogging one of my articles touched base on where does all the time go? With work, projects and writing on my agenda, there never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything completed. Throw in family and unexpected things that come up, yes it can get quite challenging, but I figure as long as I am being productive in my daily routine and accomplishing something, it’s good enough for me.

I do try to follow “working tips” as best as I can, but as stated in the article, Work Tips:  How Do You Prioritize Your Day? “Much of what consumes our days tend to be tasks that are urgent – a last minute emergency – for OTHERS.“ Can you share what you do to stay on track during the day?

I hope you have a great weekend folks!

R. Lynn Archie

Website:  www.rlynnarchie.com