Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Wildfire Blog Tour

Confession time, I love this book! And I'm not just saying it because I'm on the blog tour (first one ever - yay!). Fantasy books are my kryptonite and Wildfire reads like a gift from the reading gods. Magic, castles, lands far far away, knights, faeries, sex, romance, old school wardrobes ... suffice to say, I'm hooked! Wildfire is book two of J D Wright's Everealm series, but after practically eating the pages, I went back and read book one too. Maybe back to front, but it didn't spoil my enjoyment in the slightest.


The journey through Everealm continues as new evil arrives, casting mayhem about the realm. While war and wildfire are causing disorder, Bree and Rowan find that assistance from the fairies isn't what they imagined. As Dagan and Sidonie seek answers to uncover the truth about her family and her magic, they are plagued with even more mystery to unveil. As the wildfire burns, who will be left standing in the ashes?

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About the Author

Writing has always been a hobby of mine, beginning as a young child. It was a way to cope with losing my father at seven years of age. I started with poetry and was featured several times on the amazing poetry blog, Autumn Leaves, by Sondra Ball. My love for poetry soon led to writing songs in middle school and beyond, which I still do occasionally. Music has always been an important part of my existence, so writing songs came naturally to me. In high school, I started my own novel, however, life got in the way and I never finished it.

Fast forward many years later and I find myself married with three children, absorbed in my busy life with commitments to my family, work, school, church, and charities, among other things. One day I came across my old binder, with notes from my first novel, and it was with those notes that I conjured up the elusive Everealm.

I write to please readers such as myself, who have a love for fantasy and romance, but like a little danger and sex in their reading. I wrote the book with a mature audience in mind, who can appreciate a hearty imaginary world with magic and the unknown, but want more than fluffy love stories with wizards in them. They want the romance, magic, and danger, all wrapped into one.

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Blogger butt in: I highly recommend checking out J D's website. She's put a ton of effort into world building (something that scores lots of points with me!) and there are maps, character histories and quirky facts about the kingdoms.

Five Things I Love About Writing the Everealm Series
By J.D. Wright

5. Romance
Each couple is different, which makes it so much fun to write about them. Dagan and Sidonie (Blogger butt in: My faves!) are more sensual of a couple, whereas Bree and Rowan are more of a childhood-friend-turned-lover romance. In Wildfire, we see a couple come together (in a surprising way!) in which both are true romantics (awww...). I am thrilled to get to bring so many different people together in so many exciting ways!

4. Character Variety
I mean, come on! Queens, wizards, sorceresses, spies, faeries, princes, knights, and so many more. There are truly sadistic characters and then there are romantic characters. Some cause trouble with no sympathy for others and some are trying to atone for their mistakes. The variety of people running around in my head just amazes (and terrifies!) me. (Blogger butt in: I'm glad I'm not the only one!)

3. Magic
Who wouldn’t want the ability to freeze someone in mid-air? Make a ball of fire just by imagining it? Or even simple things like changing the color of your hair or clothing whenever you felt like it? I try to balance out the magic and romance so that neither is more important than the other, which isn’t easy. The magic does become more prominent as the series goes on because a lot of problems that 
our characters face are because of or created by magic. For magical terminology, I draw a lot of inspiration from Latin words. For example: “disseptum” is a Latin word for barrier, etc. I have a lot of fun inventing magical phrases! 

2. Clothing
Medieval clothing is so amazing! Am I right? (Blogger butt in: But not the corsets. I wore one for six hours for cosplay once and genuinely thought I might die. Only a slight exaggeration!) And since my series is fantasy and not historical romance, I get to play around with the clothing. Take the Sabra attire, for example. Their leather and furs are a complete opposite from the royal gowns. It’s great to have the freedom to play with costuming. I even have a board on Pinterest where I pin awesome inspiration clothing, occasionally. 

There is a reason why so many authors set their stories in the medieval-ish time period or with an Arthurian theme. There is something magical about knights in shining armor on their noble steeds, chivalry and majestic kingdoms. It really is a fantastic backdrop for a fantasy romance series. Toss in a little wizardry, a couple of villains, some humor, and a few steamy love scenes and I give you - Everealm!

So there you have it, five reasons (plus my own glowing recommendation!) to read the Everealm series! If, like me, you're a sucker for pretty, shiny things too, you can win this pretty, shiny necklace, along with a print copy of both Wildfire and the preceding book, Everealm.

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Book tour organised by:
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  1. Oh, I completely agree about the corsets!! Thanks so much for your awesome post! I don't think I've had anyone else read the second book before the first one, yet. I hope it wasn't too confusing! :)

    1. It was literally the most uncomfortable thing I have ever worn, and I once went to a fancy dress party as a beer bottle!
      It would have been much easier the other way around, but I followed it just fine. When's the third book out?

    2. Forgot to add, I'm working on reviews for both books for here, Goodreads and Amazon.

    3. Ooooh, yay! I thought about asking you, but I wasn't sure what your schedule looked like and I didn't want to burden you. But, thank you! Can't wait to read them! :)

  2. You've definitely sold me on picking up this series! Fantasy will forever be my favourite genre and so this is right up my street :D can't wait to pick it up, thanks for bringing it to my attention

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    1. Yay! It ticks literally every box on my fantasy read list, I think you'll really enjoy it!