Monday, October 1, 2012

#BookChat - #urbanfantasy ONLY IN HER DREAMS by Christina McKnight

It's Release Day!!!


When Lucessa Sarcona awakes from a recurring dream, she has no idea her life is about to be turned upside down. A stranger, familiar to her dreams, shows up in the flesh, and Lucessa knows she’s either crazy or experiencing something not of this world.

A war ensues between three demigod brothers. One, trained to rule Erebos, is violently replaced. One forced to return to his homeland and lead the dream-gods of the Oneiroi. And one is charged with the impossible task of protecting Lucessa. How is she linked to the Oneiroi? Why do two brothers seek to keep her hidden and protected? And how does another plan to use her against the two demigods who love her?

Will Lucessa’s dream man have the courage to claim her as his own or will he bow to the command of another, forsaking the one he loves?

Only in Her Dreams is a modern spin on a Greek legend--the new direction of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance, moving from angels, demons, vampires, and witches and toward the realm of demigods.

From the Author
I originally intended Only In Her Dreams, The Oneiroi Book 1 to be a light, Sunday read, but my beta readers were continually urging me to do more with the story. So, I took a step back and assessed my plot and characters. The results were four new characters and three additional subplots! This is when I discovered I wasn’t done with my characters…they had more to show me. I enjoyed researching the mythology behind my novel and coming up with new and exciting ways to include the untapped idea of demigods, a niche that has not been extensively explored in the current market.


Early Reader's Reactions
“It’s very easy to become engrossed with the characters and story line.....to the point that you don’t want to put it down and as such I read the entire novel in about 6 hours.”

“Only in Her Dreams is a modern day story about demigods, written in a fast-paced fashion, it is difficult to try and savor this book. There is romance, intrigue, mystery, and turbulence; and with so many twists and turns in the story, one can’t help but keep reading until the last page to see what happens.

With Lucessa being human and Maxim a demigod, a romance between them seems doomed from the start; after all, they come from two different worlds. ... I love the Greek mythology and look forward to reading more from her.

Behind the Scenes
Since my novel was released in September I’ve had overwhelming support from just about everyone I know. My aunt called and asked if she could have a few copies for her salon. I thought to myself, ‘How supportive is that?!’ So, I sent five copies and they sold (I thought she was giving them away!) within two days. Then I received another call from my aunt and she asked me to hold on the line…that she had a client who read my book and wanted to talk about it! Seriously?! Someone wanted to discuss MY book with ME! This was a very surreal moment.

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Author Bio
Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since. 

In college, Christina took many courses to help develop and enhance her writing skills. She completed a seventy-page dissertation on the need for community policing in American society. Now, she focuses on Historical Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance.

Christina lives in Northern California with her husband, daughter, two boxers, two cats, and a Beta fish named Marmaduke.  If she’s not behind a computer screen or book, she’s busy leading her daughter’s Girl Scout troop. She is very active in several writing groups and a local book group.

Find out more about Christina at her Amazon Author's Page





12 comments:

  1. Congrats and happy release day, Christina. I bought my copy and can't wait to dive in!

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  2. Hi,

    Apologies for the off-topic comment, but your contact page wouldn't load for me.

    I recently published the first chapter of my story The Case of the Syphilitic Sister on the new JukePop Serials website.

    The Case of the Syphilitic Sister is a detective / superhero story set in a two-fisted version of the 1930s.

    The blurb is as follows: With an innocent girl dead, America's finest superheroic detective agency must find and destroy a sinister cult!

    I was wondering if you'd be interested in mentioning it on your blog.

    You can read the first chapter (with more to come) here:

    http://www.jukepopserials.com/home/read/13

    I'm also happy to do interviews, guest posts, or giveaways. If you'd like to contact me, my email is news@apolitical.info

    Yours,
    James.

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  3. Rachelle,

    Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog!
    Christina

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  4. This book is SO good! I can't wait for the next now--yes, yes I am a tad impatient ;-) Congratulations, Christina!

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  5. Congratulations Christina! I've been busy all day helping my husband. Just stopping by and hope your release day was a blowout.

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    1. Yes...it was an exciting day! Thank you for hosting my book :-)

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  6. Happy Release Day! *leaves fancy chocolate*

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