Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Guest Post and Giveaway: Fire Baptized by Kenya Wright

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I have been really excited about this post ever since I read my friend Ron's review of Fire Baptized over at Stories of my life. I am so excited to get the chance Fire Baptized to y’all. I can’t wait to read it myself. Well, enough from me…


Who Should I Choose?
Three ways to successfully execute a love triangle

 
One of the big controversies of urban fantasy novels is that they usually have two or more love interests. Some readers will only buy books with love triangles. Others detest them.
 
I am a great fan of love triangles, but I have found some stories with horrific executions. After reading hundreds of urban fantasy novels, I’ve come up with three ways to successfully execute a love triangle.

 
1- NO LOSERS ALLOWED!
 
Unfortunately, both guys can’t have the heroine, but there should be a positive ending for the loser. I hate novels that leave the defeated love interest empty-handed. Therefore, the author should give the loser his own possibility of love. Great examples of this are the Twilight series and the Patricia Briggs’s Mercedes Thompson series.
 
2- HUMBLE HEROINE
 
The heroine can’t gloat and/or mistreat her multiple love interests. She should be conflicted about having two gorgeous men. Then we, the readers, won’t want to beat the lucky female with a bat. Rachel Vincent’s Werecat series is a great example of the humble heroine.
 
3- IMPERFECT HEROES
 
Neither guy should be absolutely perfect. If one was totally awesome and the other a jerk, then the decision would be too easy. Each hero should have an equal amount of positive and negative qualities. The Sookie Stackhouse series is a great example of equally flawed heroes.
 
My own attempt at executing the perfect love triangle.
 
My novel Fire Baptized’s is a supernatural mystery in a dark, gritty world. There is a love triangle, but it definitely doesn’t drown out the mystery or fantasy world . After my main character Lanore stumbles upon a murder and catches the killer’s attention, she gets assistance from her ex-boyfriend MeShack and new mysterious friend Zulu. Both gorgeous guys are complicated heroes that are deserving of Lanore’s love. Throughout the book, she struggles with her feelings for both men and eventually makes a decision.



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Title: Fire Baptized
Author: Kenya Wright
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: Dragonfairy Press
Release Date: January 28, 2012
ISBN-10: 0985023007
ISBN-13: 978-0985023003
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Since the 1970’s humans have forced supernaturals to live in caged cities. Silver brands embedded in their foreheads identify them by species: a full moon for Vampires, a crescent moon for Shifters, a pair of wings for Fairies, and the list goes on, for each supernatural species has been tagged and categorized by humans.
 
Lanore Vesta is marked with a silver X, the brand of Mixbreeds, second-class citizens shunned by society. She stays to herself, revealing her ability to create fire only during emergencies. All she wants to do is graduate college and stop having to steal to survive. But when she stumbles upon a murder in progress, she catches the attention of a supernatural killer. Now all she wants is to stop finding dead bodies in her apartment.
 
Enlisting help from her Were-cheetah ex-boyfriend Meshach and a new mysterious friend named Zulu, she is steered through the habitat’s raunchy nightlife. But their presence sometimes proves to be more burden than help, as they fight for her attention.
 
While the corpses pile up, and the scent of blood fills the air, Lanore is left wondering: will she find the psycho or die trying?
 




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About the Author:
 
Kenya Wright always knew she would be famous since the ripe old age of six when she sung the Michael Jackson thriller song in her bathroom mirror. She has tried her hand at many things from enlisting in the Navy for six years as a Persian-Farsi linguist to being a nude model at an art university.
 
However, writing has been the only constant love in her life.
 
So here we are Kenya is publishing her first book, Fire Baptized, the urban fantasy novel she always wanted to read. This novel is the first book in a series.
 
Will she succeed? Of course.
 
For she has been coined The Urban Fantasy Queen, the Super Iconic Writer of this Age, The Lyrical Genius of Our Generation. Granted, these are all terms coined by her, within the private walls of her bathroom as she still sings the Michael Jackson thriller song.
 
Kenya Wright currently resides in Miami with her three amazing, overactive children, a supportive, gorgeous husband, and three cool black cats that refuse to stop sleeping on Kenya’s head at night.
 
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Fire Baptized Giveaway

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Kenya is giving away winner’s choice of an ebook or signed print copy of Fire Baptized.
Print copies open to US Only.
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12 comments:

  1. I already have the ebook. I plan to read it soon.

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  2. Great giveaway, Rebecca! I love fantasy and I love me a good triangle, so I'm quite interested on how this book turns out. I've added it to my (evergrowing) to be read pile!

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    1. I know about that pile all to well;)

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  3. The book looks really good. Thank you for having a giveaway!

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  4. Haha. I agree with the no losers. I always feel so bad for the other guy. This sounds like a great book!

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  5. Great article! Specially the humble heroine part. I usually want to beat their faces in, so if they're haughty about it to top it all off... Yeeew!

    And, I'm so glad I got you into the mood to read this one, Rebecca! I can't wait to see what you think of it! :)

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    1. I hope I get to read it soon. Your review was so good!

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  6. This book sounds really cool. I really like literary worlds that contain a large combination of supernaturals, so this automatically made the book sound better to me. The name is really dramatic, and I love that; I have no doubts that the story will be just as, if not more, dramatic! + It is stated that Lanore is a 'mixbreed'; is anyone else wondering what she is a mix of...?

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    1. Yes! I do wonder. I am excited about getting to it.

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  7. I always have trouble reading books involving love triangles because they can become so cliche. But I may have to check this book out. The cover is awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Thanks so much for the comment love!