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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Worlds of Fire: Blood Red Moon by Deborah A. Bailey πŸ’• Behind the Scenes, Book Tour, Freebie Offer and $40 Gift Card Giveaway πŸ’• (Romantic Fantasy)



Love will be resurrected in blood and fire…

Out of the ashes, a new beginning...

When his family and most of their kind were destroyed by the Guild, Derek inherited the position of Vampire Lord. Alchemists held the keys to creating portals to other worlds, knowledge they passed down to phoenixes. Their utopian society was crushed when the Guild invaded, intending to unlock the powerful secrets phoenixes possess. Lovers Derek and Avani met the night their city was sacked and after the city succumbed, they were lost to each other.

Love will be resurrected in blood and fire…

Having lost her memory, Avani became a protΓ©gΓ© of the Guild Master, conditioned by magic to believe shifters and vampires were evil. Eventually, she was made Seeker, tasked with finding the Vampire Lord in order to gain access to phoenixes.

When Derek finds Avani, he neutralizes the magic that's kept her from remembering who she is. However, the Templars have almost certainly made a pact with the enemy of all supernatural creatures, in order to gain access to the portals. Only a phoenix can save the world from utter ruin now, but that was precisely the asking price…

Behind the Scenes in Writing a Series

When I got the idea for this book, I didn't know that I would make it part of the Worlds of Fire series. I just had an idea about a woman who hunts vampires who ends up captured by the Vampire Lord. Of course, a story like that could go in many directions and this story was no exception. The story went from two enemies who find themselves attracted to two enemies who weren't really enemies. Instead, they were actually separated lovers. Whew!


I've never written about vampires before. I have written about lion shifters, gargoyle shifters and even faun shifters – but no vampires. Though I do like vampire movies, I didn't want to have a hero who was actually an anti-hero. Nothing wrong with that because they can be very intriguing. But in this story – the vampires needed to be involved in the heroine's mission. So, I came up with a culture where the vampires and their hosts have a symbiotic relationship. Once I figured that out, I knew how to move forward with the hero and heroine coming together to fight their common enemy. 


In the middle of writing this book, I worked on a novella, Metamorphosis, for a science fiction romance anthology called, Pets in Space 6 (which is available until Feb 2022). I'd expected Blood Red Moon to be published first but it's going to be published second. Metamorphosis mentions a few things that show up in Blood Red Moon, though it's set on a different world. 


However, I added "easter eggs" in that novella that relate to events in Blood Red Moon. There are connections between the stories, but you'll have to read them both to find all the easter eggs. 


One thing that figures prominently between both books are the Books of Fire. They are texts that are important to the portals that connect the worlds. Those books also connect the main characters in both stories. I didn't plan it that way, but that's what happens when you end up working on two stories at once. Metamorphosis will be expanded and released as a separate book next spring. So perhaps I can add more easter eggs to the expanded novella. 


When I stared writing Blood Red Moon I never knew that I would be starting a series. You never know how things will work out when you begin a story! 



His hand outstretched. He mouthed one word. "Come."


I did. 


Upstairs in his bedroom, we held each other for a long time. Listening to the party going on downstairs and to the festivities in the street. Holding each other as we enjoyed the comfort of each other. Now I wondered how I'd gone so long without it. But it's hard to miss what you don't remember, that is until it's found. 


"I want you here with me. With us. But it has to be your choice," he whispered. 


"You put me in that apartment to give me time to get comfortable. Is that the only reason?"


Silence, then finally he answered. "Yes. And because I was afraid."


"Of me?"


"Of what I felt. You weren't…you aren't ready for us to be all that we were to each other. But I still want you. Badly."


That much was obvious and always had been. "I need more time, Derek. There's still something between us. I feel it here." I touched my heart. "I'm sorry."


He sighed. "I know. You'll have to shed all the magic from him first."


I didn't have to ask who him was. We both knew without saying his name. Even without being here he was still between us, which I'm sure had been his intent.


"I just want you to know. You are welcome here."


Vampires had to be invited in. So did hosts. I was invited. I was welcomed. And yet, something nagged at me. The flashback. The Guild Master's words and his transformation. I wanted to tell Derek about it. And I planned to. Afterwards.



  

Deborah A Bailey's Paranormal & Science Fiction Romance novels include suspense, a bit of mystery and a lot of romantic heat. Her short stories have won awards from the Philadelphia Writers' Conference and have been published in US1 Magazine and the Sun and are included in, Electric Dreams: Seven Futuristic Tales. She's the author of non-fiction books, and articles for various online publications. Visit her site https://dbaileycoach.com/brightbooks for more information and subscribe to the newsletter here: https://eepurl.com/bokGdX so you'll be the first to find out about giveaways, book launches and sneak peeks.


    

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A collection of speculative fiction stories set in future worlds from Earth to the far reaches of the solar system. At the intersection of technology and humanity, what could happen?

Electric Schemes - A frustrated employee plugs himself into his computer everyday in his boring job, but when his micromanaging boss tries to get him fired, his computer decides to take charge by managing his career.

Between the Mirror and the Heart - A robot is ordered as a lover for a human woman, and as he adapts to his humanity, he realizes his human buyer is having second thoughts about their relationship.

On the Beach - The last caretaker of a lonely space station must stay there alone for three months to shut down the systems, so the station computers come up with a plan so that she'll have company.

Stranger in Town - Desperate to survive in the harsh 21st century dystopia, a mother agrees to be a mail-order bride to rich foreign businessmen, but what will she have to give up in order to provide for her family?

When Words Leave Off - During a deep space mission, what else is there for two officers to do except fall in love?

Roots of Deception & A Place in the World - On a faraway world, a woman must decide what she's willing to risk in order to guide her planet to peace after a drawn out war and military occupation, Caught between personal sacrifice and self-interest, she finds that absolute power doesn't come without a price.


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23 comments :

  1. Sounds like a very good book.

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  2. I really like the title - draws me in to want to know more about this novel.

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    1. Thanks! It took a while for me to find a title I liked. Glad I made the right choice. :)

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  3. Thanks so much for hosting my book! And thanks for sharing the free book I give to newsletter subscribers. I really appreciate it! :) If anyone has any questions about Blood Red Moon, I'd love to answer them!

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  4. Thanks everyone for stopping by and checking out my book!

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  5. Nice to meet you, Deborah! I enjoyed the excerpt and the Behind the Scenes! Blood Red Moon sounds like my kind of book and I like the cover! Congratulations on your new release and good luck with your book and the tour! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a spectacular holiday season!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! I hope you have the chance to check out the book. I've been working on it off and on for a while and I'm happy to finally have it completed. Thanks again and I hope you have a happy holiday season as well!

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  6. im sure you have so many ideas inside your brain, what makes you decide a story needs to be told?

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    1. That's a great question! Usually I start writing down the scenes that come to me. Then I may put it aside or continue. Often I find there's an idea there that would work as a book or maybe a short story. But there are ideas that I've set aside and haven't returned to. They seemed great at the time, but later not so much!

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  7. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and Blood Red Moon sounds like a great book for me and I love the cover! Thanks for sharing the book with me and good luck with your book and the tour! Have a wonderful holiday season!

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  8. sounds like a fun one

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  9. The cover is amazing! I love the colors and graphics.

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  10. Thanks everyone for checking out my book!

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  11. I am intrigued. Memory loss is a big deal. I wonder how the main character deals when she starts to remember things!

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