September 8, 2012

Born in Flames blog tour - Introducing the Born in Flames Trilogy

Welcome to the World of Dragons!

To celebrate the release of Born in Flames, the 1st installment in the Born in Flames Trilogy by author Candace Knoebel, the Secret Sanctuary of Books and TSK TSK What To Read co-hosting a mini blog tour. 

We're kicking off the tour with a guest post. Candace is here today and she’ll be telling all of you about her Born in Flames Trilogy. 

Be sure to follow this fantastic tour between September 8th and 14th to learn more about the series! You can also find yourself in with a chance to win an e-book copy of Born in Flames if you follow the tour.

Red mirrored scales race up my arms as the haze of pain blurs my vision. My bones crack, breaking to realign. I scream. It is then that the realization of my unavoidable fate sinks in; I am of a dying race. I am dragon.

Aurora Megalos, orphaned and teetering on the edge of adulthood, thought finding her past would curb the sting of being an outcast. Having no memories of the time before she awoke on her foster mother’s doorstep, she yearns for the emptiness inside her to be filled. With her fellow orphaned best friend, Fenn, by her side, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain. But something powerful stirred within her that she couldn’t explain. Something wanted out.

In the dark of night, a crazed Seer, dubbed Mr.Creepy, erases everything she’s ever known with an impending prophecy. She now faces two paths. Return to her true home to protect a dying race against a growing evil, or stay hidden in the safety of our realm with a shot at a true love. With a vengeful Arch Enemy stopping at nothing to see her dead, she’s running out of time; a decision must be made. What would you choose?

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Tell us a little about Born in Flames:
Born in Flames is a YA Fantasy set in the small town of Kapaa, Hawaii. The story follows Aurora Megalos, a girl who is lost in the insecurities of who she is. She has no memories of the time before she was dropped off on her foster mother's doorstep at the age of 10. Her best friend and roommate Fenn is stuck in the same situation; he has no memories and was dropped off on the same day as she. Her story begins with an altercation with a man she dubs Mr. Creepy. From there, she is set on a path that promises hardships and sacrifice; the kind that either make or break you.

How did Born in Flames come about?
Born in Flames came about around 2009 after a long period of boredom. I couldn't find anything good to read and I was at a standstill in my job. I've always had my hand in the creative pot. I danced for 15 years, painted, wrote a bit of poetry here and there. But I had never once considered writing a novel, even though I had this girl who could shift into a sort of dragon form floating around in my head from 2007. I can't really pinpoint what made me sit down, maybe Fates hand, but I did and the words just poured out of me. I shared my idea with my bestest Sonya who is an avid reader and fellow writer and she told me to go for it. And so I did.

Tell us a little about the Trilogy:
The trilogy revolves around two realms of time that are connected by a small cave in Kapaa, Hawaii. This cave holds the barrier between both realms. Born in Flames, is set around Aurora's race to returning home to a realm filled with magic. She is challenged with finding the keys to unlock the barrier as evil stalks her and does everything in their power to stop her. While she races the coming of the full moon, she is left with one final step: accept her fate, become the dragon.

Embracing the Flames, the second installment of the trilogy, follows Aurora as she comes into her powers and finds out what it really means to be the Progeny. Her Arch Enemy Zordon, has gathered his army and is seeking the Stone of Immortality; a stone that will determine the fate of the two realms. She will be tested, injured, and pushed to the limit. Lives will be lost, love will be found, and most importantly, a battle will begin.

The last novel, which is at the moment untitled, can be summed up in one epic sentence: Break out your body armor-we're going to war.

Author Bio: 

Candace Knoebel dreamed of being a dancer ever since she could remember. With a love of all things art, she saw herself moving to New York and pursuing her passion as an artist. But all that changed on October 10th 2002 when she met the love of her life. Her dreams diverged and after marrying her high school sweetheart and having two beautiful children, she realized she missed her creative side. 

Growing up alongside the Harry Potter series, Candace found herself missing the epicosity of a story that pulls you in and won’t let you go. In 2009, she began dreaming up characters that would mold her first novel. Through lunch breaks and late nights, after putting her kids to bed, she built a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. She found her calling in life and knew this was more than dancing could’ve ever meant to her.

Once complete in 2010, she began the grueling process of finding a publisher. With relentless determination, she was finally able to realize her dream in December of 2011 when 48fourteen offered her a publishing contract. With a HUGE yes and a happy dance, she now continues her Trilogy.

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Blog Tour Schedule:

8th: The Secret Sanctuary of Books - Guest Post: Introducing the Born in Flames Trilogy
9th: Terri's Book Addiction - Review
10th: Paranormal Reads - Review
11th: The Indie Bookshelf - Review
12th: Tam's Two Cents - Review + author interview
13th: Paranormal Book Club - Review + character interview with Aurora
14th: Tsk Tsk What To Read - Review

I hope you’ve all enjoyed this insight into the series, I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped in this tour. You are all amazing! And a Big thank you to Candace for her donation and for stopping by the blog!

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