Character Interviews and Aesthetics

Character Interview: Quinn

Thrown to The Blue is full of characters I would happily interview, but I had to narriw it down to those I think are vital to the story, and those I just really like. Quinn is one of those characters.

Interview:

I feel like we know so much, and yet, so little about Quinn.

And that’s exactly how it should be.

You are a serve. Do you feel kept in the shadows?

I have to be to a certain extent, but never with Ezra. She would never allow it.

You two have a close relationship?

As close as any 2 friends can be. She saved me. I owe her my life, but she’d never hear of it. We’re soulmates, purely platonic, but soulmates none the less.

Ezrahli is described as an anti heroine-

She is my heroine. There is no alternative for me. If some think of her as the villain, then they are the villains in Ezra’s story.

Even after this interview, I still don’t feel I know that much about Quinn.

As I said, that is exactly how it should be.

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Thrown to The Blue

This week, I’m focussing on my fantasy book, Thrown to The Blue. Thrown to The Blue was an idea that popped into my head when I was supposed to be drafting EVO Ghost. The idea snowballed, I couldn’t stop writing, and I wrote the last 30k words during a CampNaNo month! I’m very proud of how this book turned out.

I’m offering you a chance to grab a copy of Thrown to The Blue for free until March 24th! Get your copy from Amazon now.

The feedback for Thrown to The Blue was a huge confidence boost for me to go on and write my first zombie novella, Zombie Playlist.

Praise for Thrown to The Blue:

KJ Chapman has created a fantasy world on a par with Game of Thrones, intricately detailed.’ – Amazon review.

An impressive narrative that is not afraid to be different. It is a daring fantasy that will leave you reeling long after the last chapter’ has been read.’ – Amazon review.

‘Ezra is the perfect heroine- independent, fiercly strong-willed, and protective.’ – Goodreads review.


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Writerly Bookish Me

I have quite a few new followers of late, so I thought I do a quick post to tell you who I am and what I write.

I’m known as K.J to most due to my author name, K.J.Chapman, but my name is Kayleigh. I’m a 32 year old mother of two (one is just 5 months young), and I am a self published author of 5 books.

I particularly like to write in the urban fantasy and fantasy genres, not forgetting the zombie off-shoot of the horror genre.

This blog is dedicated to all things writerly and bookish, and I make all my book related announcements through here.

Currently, I am dedicating Wednesdays to my Writerly Wisdom posts for author quotes and tips. Book reviews are posted as and when I finish a book, and the last Friday of every month is an update post on my writing life.

Thank you to my new followers for joining me, and thanks to my old followers for sticking around.


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Blurb:

Foretellings have no place for goodness, only greatness. Princess Ezrahli is far from good, but she is a great woman in a conventional Kingdom, followed by whispers and scorn. However, across the waters is un-convention, magic, and fable. Her existence has been foretold in the battle against dark magic, and destiny shall weave itself into her life because darkness cannot be fought with goodness, only greatness.

Smuggling and sorcery leads to adventure, and adventure leads to destiny. Reed is a prince of the streets, but what he lacks in title, he makes up for in skill; a skill that sets him on a path already written in fate. Can he be more than what is expected? Can he enable greatness in another and survive the process?

Vengeance is a motivator, but it can never be your friend. In the end, it will ask for sacrifice, and only the great will pay the fare.

Still not convinced? Check out reviews on Goodreads and Amazon.


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400 Followers Milestone

400 FOLLOWERS

Wow, I hit the 400 followers milestone on Writerly Bookish Stuff. Thank you to all my followers, old and new. I’m delighted to receive so much support.

This calls for a giveaway. Who would like to be in with a chance of winning all four of my ebooks, EVO Nation and EVO Shift from the EVO Nation series, Thrown to The Blue from the Indigo Flame series, and an ARC of my novella, Zombie Playlist?

All you have to do is enter the rafflecopter to be in with a chance of winning these books for either yourself or a friend.

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Good luck to all who enter, and thank you for your continuing support of Writerly Bookish Stuff.


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EVO Nation: Book One, Thrown to The Blue

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I am currently holding a giveaway on my Facebook page. Three winners will win ecopies, sent direct to their Kindles, of both EVO Nation and Thrown to The Blue. That’s right! THREE winners!

You can find the giveaway and entry terms here.

Check out some reviews:

EVO Nation: Goodreads Reviews.

Thrown to The Blue: Goodreads Reviews.


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First Chapter Excerpt: Thrown to The Blue

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As it is Christmas, I thought I’d get in the giving spirit and give those who haven’t read Thrown to The Blue a teaser excerpt from the first chapter. Don’t say I don’t give you anything. Ha!

1Foretellings have no place for goodness, only greatness. Princess Ezrahli is far from good, but she is a great woman in a conventional Kingdom, followed by whispers and scorn. However, across the waters is un-convention, magic, and fable. Her existence has been foretold in the battle against dark magic, and destiny shall weave itself into her life because darkness cannot be fought with goodness, only greatness.

Smuggling and sorcery leads to adventure, and adventure leads to destiny. Reed is a prince of the streets, but what he lacks in title, he makes up for in skill; a skill that sets him on a path already written in fate. Can he be more than what is expected? Can he enable greatness in another and survive the process?

Vengeance is a motivator, but it can never be your friend. In the end, it will ask for sacrifice, and only the great will pay the fare.

Chapter One Excerpt:

There is about five litres of blood in the average human body and that amount covers good ground. The pool of claret stretches across the marble floor, over my bare feet, and runs down the stairs. Father was an obese man, I am unsure if fat men hold more blood than most, but I am utterly mesmerised.

I have been witness to a slaughter before now. The cow is stunned, and then the animal is cut open with the heart still beating. A waterfall of red gushes out of the beast along with a ghastly smell. It is quick, humane some may say, and effective. Father’s heart was still beating when his throat was cut, much like that animal’s, only, I felt sympathy for the cow.

I drop the knife into the sticky mess at my feet and lift my nightdress before it is spoiled. It is my favourite; hand embroidered lace imported from Jansani- a shame to ruin with that man’s blood.

Brenneth and his guards enter the vestibule below. Father’s drained body is a welcome sight for him. Although the guards look taken aback by the scene, as soon as Brenneth nods, they set to cleaning the mess; he is their King now, after all.

Their mustard coloured uniforms contrast vividly with the red. I reach out to touch the closest guard’s tunic and he springs away from me like a cat on hot coals. A show of strength is what keeps people obedient, fearful. There is nothing stronger than killing the King of Ye’Sande, one’s own father.

“Goodnight, Brother,” I say, stepping over Father and heading toward my quarters, leaving bloody footprints behind me.

“Beautiful dreams, Ezrahli,” Brenneth replies.


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