Sunday, February 2, 2014

Emily's Heart by Natalie Wright promo

Emily's Heart by Natalie Wright
Book 3 of The Akasha Chronicles
"Amidst chaos and ruin, can love blossom in Emily's Heart?"

That was the story question I had as I began writing Emily's Heart. What a challenge! On the one hand, I had to create a believable Apocalyptic world in contemporary America. On the other hand, I had to write a love story. It's hard for a character to feel romantic when a simple trip to the grocery store can result in death!

When developing my Apocalyptic World, sadly the real-world daily news provided plenty of inspiration. Some of my "Apocalyptic World" chapters are pulled from bits and pieces of news stories I had read. My goal was to create a world that felt so real to readers that they'd put the book down, go outside and worry that they were going to be talked by the "Dark Mob." Good people gone bad and bad people gone worse.

Yet amidst all of the muggings, robberies, kidnapping and killings, I had to find a way for Emily's love story to emerge. Sometimes hard times can bring people closer.


From the Back Cover:

Seventeen-year-old Emily Adams unintentionally unleashed a shadow god's dark energy power into the world and started an Apocalypse. But Emily is also the only one that can end the dark god's reign. Though the powerful faerie magic of the golden torc is still coiled around her arm, self-doubt threatens to undo her. Emily wants nothing more than to feel the soft kiss of her one true love, but he won't even speak to her. Her first crush is still quite dead and her best friend remains a prisoner in the dark god's house of nightmares. A growing legion of black-eyed shadow people, devoid of conscience, roam the streets. Emily needs help now more than ever, but redemption seems far off indeed as she faces the expanding darkness alone.

Emily will need an army of her own if she is to save the world from being taken over by pure evil. But will a small band of Lucent geeks and freaks be enough to send the dark god packing?

Amidst chaos and ruin, will love blossom in Emily's Heart?

Excerpt: This is not a book in verse, but the first page is one of my original poems.

Welcome to the Apocalypse

You shut the door
      and dare not look.
You hide from the shadow
      that lurks there.

Galloping wildly
      in the crevasses of your mind,
it takes up residence
      in your grey matter,
content to live
      amongst your fears.

Did you see it there,
      skulking behind the door?
Did you feel it stalk as
      you step into the obsidian night?

Try as you might
      to resist its call,
it pulls at you,
      both night and day,
like the tide
      eating the shore.

Your hope,
      like grains of sand.
Pulled inexorably
      into the dark sea.


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Natalie Wright
Author of The Akasha Chronicles
Natalie is the author of The Akasha Chronicles, a young adult paranormal fantasy trilogy. When not writing, blogging, Facebooking, Tweeting, Wattpadding or eating chocolate, Natalie nurtures her young daughter, plays with her two young cats, and feeds her dog too many treats.

Natalie enjoys walking in the high desert, snorkeling in warm waters, travel, and excellent food shared with family and friends. She was raised an Ohio farm girl, now lives in the desert Southwest, and dreams of living in a big city high rise.

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