Sunday, 21 July 2013

BOOK MONSTER TOURS: The Legend of Blue Eyes by B. Kristin McMicheal

The Legend of the Blue Eyes
(Book One of the Blue Eyes Trilogy)
 Published: March 7, 2013
Publisher: Lexia Press

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Arianna Grace liked her boring, Midwestern, teenage life where she ignored the many unanswered questions of her childhood. Why were her parents dead? Why did she not have family? Where was she raised until she was five? When someone offers to explain it all, Arianna thinks she’s just getting answers. Instead, she is thrown into a world of night humans who drink blood.

On Arianna's sixteenth birthday, her world is thrown upside down when she changes into a vampire. Night humans, or demons, as some call them, live in normal society. Learning all of the new rules of a world she didn’t know existed might be hard enough, but it's further complicated by two former-friends that now want to help her take her role as the successor to her grandfather.

There is a war going on between the night humans. Sides have been taken and lines are not crossed. Four main clans of night humans are struggling for control of the night. Divided into two sides, clans Baku and Tengu have been at war for centuries with the clans Dearg-dul and Lycan. That is, until Arianna Grace finds out the truth; she’s the bridge of peace between the two sides. But not everyone wants peace. With the night humans divided, Arianna is now a pawn in the war between them. She must choose a side—her mother’s family or her father’s—and for once in her life, decide her own fate.

Becoming a Legend
(Book 2 in the Blue Eyes Trilogy)

Publication Date: Jun. 7, 2013
Publisher: Lexia Press

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Arianna Grace is about to turn seventeen, and her life has been very complicated lately. She is the leader of four clans of night humans: dearg-dul, baku, tengu, and lycan. While the four clans seem to get along better with each other, there is internal conflict on both sides of her family, not to mention the three boys vying for her attention. Devin is set on keeping her safe above all else. Turner’s goal is to make her happy. And Andrew wants her for himself. At some point Arianna will have to choose between them, but first she needs to survive the plots against her.

Edward Lucan is making a chase for the power to lead the baku clans and is playing his cards by using his nephew Andrew to lure Arianna into a trap. Unfortunately for Lucan, Andrew has his own plans. He has spent the last year waiting for Arianna to see him as more than a friend, and he now finds it necessary to make a move for her affection, despite his uncle.

In the dearg-dul estate, Arianna discovers that the ambitious Lord Seeger has been laying his own strategies for power and is slowly poisoning her. After getting away with her grandfather’s murder, he is setting his sights on her. Luckily for Arianna, her team is on to all of the plans and is making their own counter strategies. Will it be enough to keep Arianna safe? Several people close to Arianna have been keeping secrets. If Arianna is to take power and control of the night, she will need to know the truth. Will someone finally tell her what it really means to become the legend everyone is waiting for, before it is too late to turn back?

How did you get into writing?
Do you do this full time now?
If you weren't writing, what would you be doing?

I actually have been writing for years. My hubby used to work Saturday mornings and I was left home alone. So I thought one day, I have this story that just would not get out of my head, so why not write it down. It took four Saturdays and I had a 150,000 word novel. I was very surprised when I clicked The End. I had never tried to write a full length novel before that. (I had written novellas- but nothing more than 50,000 words). After that it was like- I guess I can do this after all. 

So, in my free time here and there I would write. The last year my hubby asked me what I was doing with all my writing. 

Nothing. It just sits on my computer. So he wanted to try publishing some and see where it went. Hence the reason I am here now. I have three books out, with a fourth coming out in August. No one would be seeing these now if it were for my persistent hubby.

Unfortunately I do not do this full time. I had a career long before we tried publishing (I have a PhD and I am a scientist). 

At this point it is not economical to quit my job to write full time. I basically have to fit writing into my 2 year olds nap time. It isn’t much, but I write fast (if I really try- I can finish a 75,000 word novel in a month) Would I want to write full time? I don’t know. I love being a scientist and think I would miss it. Something about the creative writing and science seems to balance me out. Also I am almost a full time mom right now also. I work mornings starting at 5AM and I am home by lunch time to spend the rest of my day with my kiddos. I absolutely love being a mom. Maybe once the kids were in school it will change, but right now I love all the little moments. They are only little for such a small time. 

For me I think this is all about balance. I have yet to do any of my three careers (writing, science, motherhood) full time, but I am not sure if I would like to. I am a multi-tasker at heart!

Originally from Wisconsin, B. Kristin McMichael currently resides in Ohio with her husband, two small children, and three cats. When not doing the mom thing of chasing kids, baking cookies, and playing outside, she is using her PhD in Biology working as a scientist. In her free time she is hard at work on multiple novels; as each day passes, she has more ideas for both current and future novels.

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