Saturday, September 21, 2013

BLOG TOUR: The Rise of Xosha by S. Cu'Anam Policar INTERVIEW+GIVEAWAY


***ADVISORY***
This book contains mild to moderate violence, the concept of death, insinuated sexual contact... Not Recommended for Readers under the age of 16.
The Rise of Xosha
Legend of Xosha 0.5
S. Cu’Anam Policar
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal 
Publisher:   Satalyte Publishing
Cover Art: J.E.Haldeman
Release Date: September 06, 2013
Tour Organizers: Wolf Paw Blog Tours


Blurb
The last horde of dragons. Forced from their home by the human loving Anjyls now seek a new home.
Danger surrounds them on all sides.
Love, Friendship, Deception, all things they must learn to accept in their life.
Will they survive long enough to build the kingdom the prophecies foretold?
Or will they fall prey to the lies they discover within their own ranks?

One to lead...One to see...One to protect...One to Deceive.
The Rise of Xosha; The story that started the legend.


"not all allies are friends, not all friends are true, and some enemies will in turn be your greatest allies."

Synopsis
A tale of epic proportions.
The Rise of Xosha tells the tale of Xosha's beginnings.
Where Anjyls are mortal pawns,
Dragons rule the skies,
Wolves and elves roam the forests,
and demons lurk below the surface.

Oceanus, the leader of the last hord of dragons in the realms must find his people a new home.
Going only on the word of the odd colored white dragon, Rose, he leads the horde far from their home, over waters that seem to have no end.
Pyre, Oceanus' younger, rebellious brother must come to terms with the fact that Oceanus will never see him as anything more than a whelp too young to be of any use.
Jade the youngest of the three has her own thoughts and inner demons to contend with.
Then there's Rose, The dragon with an amazing gift no one will acknowledge. The outcast of her people simply because she's the only one of her color.
Will these four ever come to terms with why they had to leave their home?
And what strange new beings will they encounter in their new territory?
Find out when you read The Rise of Xosha; The story that started the legend.

One to lead...One to see...One to protect...One to Deceive.
The Rise of Xosha; The story that started the legend.

"not all allies are friends, not all friends are true, and some enemies will in turn be your greatest allies."



Pyre was ready to call it quits. He foresaw no end to the desert and was not only tired but starving. Reaper warned them from the start that stopping even for a few minutes out here would mean death.
Pyre tried to lift his leg to step in vain, and soon felt himself crash, exhausted in the sand. The others heard the thud over the swirling winds and stopped each turning around.
“Pyre you have to get up. We’re almost out of here!” Oceanus yelled, Panic laced in his words.
It’s too late for him. We have to keep moving! Reaper growled to the large blue dragon.
“I’m not leaving him behind wolf! He’s my brother I can’t leave him!” Oceanus hissed to the wolf alpha.
The ground behind Pyre began to rumble. The vibration trailing over to Oceanus and the wolves. They all looked down between their feet, then to Pyre, then to the large sand dune forming behind him. Shocked horror masked on all their faces.
We have to move now or we’re all dead! Reaper barked. Behind him, the four scouts began to shift their weight from paw to paw nervously as they whined.
“I am not leaving Pyre…” Oceanus started. His words abruptly cut off by an earsplitting clacking sound.
Behind Pyre, stood a scorpion as large as a small dragon. It’s deadly tail dripping green poison.
“What in the nine hells is that?!” Oceanus fumbled for words as his gaze fell on the creature.
One of the many reasons I told you not to lift the mountain. That’s a pet of the demons of Shai’Pyre. If it’s tail even grazes you, it’s death. Reaper explained as he and the other wolves backed up slowly.
I hear the meat under the shell is to die for. The snarky female scout commented.
The scorpion had spotted Pyre’s prone form and poised its tail to strike.

Book Links

Most of my favorite authors are indie or self-pubbed, what made me you decide to go that route?
It was really a no brainer to go this route simply because I didn’t want to resend the book to any of the big boys who had rejected me more than once when I was first writing it. I know they probably didn’t even look at it before rejecting it because I was only twelve the first time I sent it in. but the way I see it, I may not have their money backing me, but my book is still mine and no one can tell me it’s not good enough for their company now >^.^<

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
I would have to say that if you try to ignore a story that wants to be told for over a decade.. or two.. it will end up forcing you to write it anyway lol!

Which of your characters are you most like? Least like?
Out of This book? I would have to say Pyre is probably my favorite. He goes from being a self-centered kid that just wants his older brother approval to being the best friend of the most important person in his world. As for the least liked… That’s easy.. Jade. She’s too jealous and her jealousy not only caused a lot of problems it started something that’s going to take centuries to fix.

Do you have a particular writing habit?
Not really. I try to write when the bug bites me, however since I have two children (one 6 one 21 months) I find it’s just easier to just do a little writing when they go to bed x.x.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Oh wow.. I would have to sat R.A. Salvatore. I’ve been in love with the fantasy genre since I first met Drizzt Do’Urden >^.^< Second would be a toss up between R.L. Stine and Stephen King >.>

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Oh yes! There’s sooo many Tiffany Carmouche, Venessa Kimball, CM Stunich, Jennifer Martinez, N Kuhn, Dennis Sharpe, Stephen Ormsby, Eric Asher… There’s really WAY too many to name and I’m sorry for the ones I didn’t list! I love all my indie authors very much they’ve been so great to me even though I’m still a baby in the community >^.^<

What is the hardest part of your writing?
Writing the blurb x.x It took me like a month to come up with the blurb for The Rise of Xosha and I still don’t like it LOL

Do you have any advice for other writers?
Don’t write your stories for the masses.. Write them for the one person that needs to hear your words the most. The masses will never be satisfied, but that one person will love your story and it will help them when they need to escape the most.

Describe yourself in three words.
Shy
Fun
Loving

I know characters are like children but if you could chose, who’s your favorite from your books? Of all time?
That’s an easy one.. Well not really there’s two characters I love more than any of the others lol Macayla Anne Drakul who you’ll first meet in The Dawning of the Three and then learn all about in book 3… Peyton Brooke Va’Lyk who you will meet in depth in the Ryse’Dyn Chronicles >^.^<

Any song or songs that could basically sum up the overall mood of your writing? 
Nope. I don’t listen to music when I write, though I do have lists of songs that remind me of certain parts of the books

Do you plot out your books or just freely write them and let the characters tell you what to do next?
The Legend of Xosha has a general outline since it’s been in my head since I was seven, but I’d given up trying to map out what happens. Some things change with every rewrite, so this time.. I’m letting the story write itself pretty much

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider the biggest influence in your writing?
R.A.Salvatore. He was the first author I had ever seen put the dialogue in separate paragraphs from everything else and I thought it was amazing LOL. But he really opened my eyes to all the possibilities a fantasy novel can have from demeanor to locales and everything else he was a huge influence

What are your current projects? Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Currently I’m working on The Dawning of the Three which is the first official book in the Legend of Xosha series. (The Rise of Xosha is the prequel but can also be a standalone). Dawning starts one thousand years after Rose and Pyre vanish. It tells Ember’s story and is the start of the prophecy foretold to Rose in The Rise of Xosha. You’ll see some familiar faces from The Rise of Xosha but there’s a lot of new characters there and Caprae is a lot different in Dawning then it was in the prequel.

I’m also working on Little Girl Lost, which is the first book in the Fire and Brimstone Chronicles. It’s about a little girl named Jeanetta who just turned six and finds herself suddenly the trophy target of some very powerful demons. My own six year old daughter was the inspiration for that one and she’ll be gracing the cover of the book >^.^<


S.Cu'Anam Policar was born in Brooklyn, NY, but now lives in Washington State. The Mother of three she makes time to write, usually late at night.
An avid reader, she not only writes but helps promote other authors with blog tours and reviews of their books.
She is Pagan but respects all religions and believes everyone should celebrate their similarities and not care about their differences.
When she has the time, she enjoys playing video games, horseback riding, singing, and writing things other than her Legend of Xosha Series.
She absolutely loves to make new friends so don't be afraid to come by and hi on facebook!


Author Links
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S. Cu’Anam’s Books

ANTHOLOGIES

Other Voices: An Urban Fantasy Anthology 

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Spanning through time, the authors of Other Voices take the reader on a journey of the strange and unusual from the gas lamp lighted streets of Victorian London to the neon of modern day Las Vegas.

'A Touch of Chaos' (S.Cu'Anam Policar): A young boy recruited by a mysterious duo, Paradigm and Razor, has one night to prove his worth on the Strip in Las Vegas. Failure is not an option.


'Sugar Girl Blues' (Aubrey Diamant): In Pope Joan's brothel, a young Lord pays the price for his obsession.


'Third Floor' (Andrea L. Staum): After taking three months to build up her courage, young Hestia Diedrich is about to discover what is on the third floor of main library of the Institute for the Understanding of the Metaphysical.


'The Curious Case of the Digging Man'/'Séance at St. Bart's' (Mel Skubich & Stevie Conradi): In 'The Curious Case of the Digging Man' it is 1891; Alistair Gordon and medical student Jerome Garibaldi share apartments and adventure. The unexplained death of a resurrectionist sends the duo out into the grimy streets of Victorian London in search of answers. 'Séance at St. Bart's' Alistair Gordon meets the shadowy Mr. Sinclair whom he asks to assist him in this most unusual case.


'The Forgotten' (Shannon Noelle Long): A enigmatic man sitting on a park bench and a young woman named Nelly cross paths at Millennium Park.

'Electric: Bolshy'/'Electric: The Last to Die' (Christopher J. Crisp): In 'Bolshy' Choreographer Erich Werth calls on the help Night Boys, Francis Tenn and Christy Lawless Shaughn to find his missing possibly suicidal protégé. 'The Last to Die' finds Erich joining Night Boys as they track the protégé to the only club in the US where you can commit suicide by vampire.

'Flying' (Diamant): In the summer of love a group of rich flower children are gathered together by a famous pop group, The Fab Lads, who has discovered a magic spell which could change transportation as the world knows it. They only need, love, energy and a willing guinea pig.

'The Life of Jenessa' (Elizabeth Figueroa): Jenessa is your average young woman; great job, nice apartment. Secretly, she lives an extraordinary life by night. The fine balance between her average and extraordinary lives is tipped one day when her aunt pays her an unexpected visit.
Miraculous: Tales of the Unknown 

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Hear the amazing and miraculous tales from some of your favorite Indie Authors! From faeries to werewolves to ghostly encounters and so much more, take a moment to glimpse a more supernatural way of thinking!

Authors Include: Krystal George, Amber Streed, Cheryl Casey, Amanda Alberson, Kate Marie Robbins, Lisa Marie Pottgen, DL Kelly, Heather Kirchhoff and S Cu'Anam Policar.
No Sleeves and Short Dresses: A Summer Anthology
(ALL Proceeds go to BLISS an organization to help get premature and sick infants the medical attention they need)

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This is an anthology of short stories and poetry based around a summer theme. There is a mixture of dark fiction, romance and supernatural features.
This holiday read is all for charity. All royalties will go to Bliss for premature and sick babies. 

2 comments:

  1. Omg this is so amazingly set up! Thank you so much for hosting!

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    1. You are very welcome, Cu!! I am honored to be a part of this blog tour!!!

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