Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Guest Post (The Paranormal World of Forged in Dreams and Magick)+ Giveaways:Forged in Dreams and Magick (Highland Legends, #1) by Kat Bastion

Title: Forged in Dreams and Magick (Highland Legends, #1)
Author: Kat Bastion
Release date: September 23, 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Time Travel
Event organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com

Isobel MacInnes wakes up in present-day California, lunches in medieval Scotland, and by ten days’ end, falls in love with a man and his country, only to lose them in a heart-wrenching twist of fate . . .
    Found in the arms of her second soul mate . . .
    Forced to balance the delicate strands of time between two millennia . . .
    Shocked by revelations rewriting the very foundations of history . . . of everything.
Isobel, a rising-star archaeology student, is dropped into two ancient worlds without warning . . . or her permission. Her fiery spirit resists the dependency thrust upon her. Amid frustration at her lack of control, she helplessly falls in love. Twice.
She struggles to adjust to the unimaginable demands of two leaders of men—a laird in the thirteenth-century Highlands and a Pict chieftain in a more ancient Scotland. Isobel transforms from an academic, hell-bent on obtaining archaeological recognition, to a woman striving to care for those she loves, and ultimately . . . into a fearless warrior risking everything to protect them.

The Paranormal World ofForged in Dreams and Magick

The story line of Forged in Dreams and Magick evolved from my secret desire to travel back in time to both the medieval Highlands and the land of ancient Picts, but the mysteries behind the world were revealed to me during the drafting and editing process. A thrilling aspect of writing as a “pantster” is experiencing the journey through the eyes of the reader, wind blowing across my face, heart racing. The rollercoaster car ratchets up to the peak before the adventure twists and turns, taking on a life of its own.

Of course, since an enigmatic box induced Isobel’s time travel, I wondered right alongside our heroine about the artifact’s mythology. My wanderlust heart needed to unearth the origin and reason behind a relic with such power. As I wrote, the very walls of Brodie Castle came to life, spilling forth her secrets . . . to a degree. {laughs} I suppose in my world, walls can talk, in a manner of speaking. ;)

Skorpius’s scene, which appears about 70% into the story, and only materialized during the first edit of the draft, became an elemental part of the Forged in Dreams and Magick world. During subsequent editing, I enriched all the chapters to incorporate the added complexity of angels in an alternate heaven-like dimension, deepening the meaning and struggles of Isobel’s journey.

Recently, I was asked by a reviewer if the presence of angels will lead the Highland Legends series toward a religious or Christian slant. The answer is no. The story is purely a paranormal, Highlander, action-adventure romance with emotionally charged erotic sex scenes. The closest any of the novels in the series will come to touching on religion or Christianity is when the characters question why, like we all do.

About the Author
Kat Bastion is an award-winning paranormal romance writer, poetic warrior, and eternal optimist who loves getting lost in the beauty of nature.
On a never-ending, wondrous path of self-discovery, Kat throws her characters into incredible situations with the hope that readers join her in learning more about the meaning of life and love.
Her first published work, Utterly Loved, was shared with the world to benefit others. All proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of the proceeds of all her other books, support charities who help those lost in this world.
Kat lives with her husband amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit her blog at www.talktotheshoe.com, her website at www.katbastion.com, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kat-Bastion/382546338470769 ,and her Twitter account at https://twitter.com/KatBastion for more information.

Event Giveaway:  

The author is offering an event giveaway.
(5) Signed Paperback Copies of Forged in Dreams and Magick
(5) eBook copies of Forged in Dreams and Magick
(1) Pandora sterling silver Happily Ever After charm with a Pandora sterling silver bracelet.

Estimated value of giveaway: $80 USD

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Per blog Giveaway: 
 (1) eBook copy of Forged in Dreams and Magick – gifted from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Smashwords – International –
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  1. Great Giveaway!! Thank you!!

  2. Thank you for participating in the blog tour, Abby! I can't wait to share Forged in Dreams and Magick with your readers. 3 more days... {vibrates}

    ~ Kat

    1. It's my pleasure Kat.. thanks for the opportunity too :D

  3. Love this post. I always like story about time traveling, this one look great read.
    Thanks for the post and chance to win this giveaway :)

    1. Hi Filia,
      I'm really glad you liked this post, thanks so much for your comments :D


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