Monday, July 6, 2015

Blog Tour: Daughter of Light Trilogy By Heidi Garrett @heidigwrites @GHBTours






Isolt's Enchantment: the beginnings
Daughter of Light Trilogy #0.5
By- Heidi Garrett
Genre- YA Fantasy/Faerie Tales


Long before the half-faerie Melia was born in the mortal world, the god Vulcan married Isolt of the Waters. When she betrayed him, the seeds of a great war were planted in the Void.


In Idonne, a young scholar studies Isolt's story, along with tales of dwarf magic and the birth of a malevolent entity in the Void, Umbra. The stories awaken his dream of a life filled with adventure and heroism.


  


Half Faerie
Daughter of Light Trilogy # 1
By- Heidi Garrett
Genre- YA Fantasy/Faerie Tales

She doesn't believe in love, and she doesn't believe in herself.

The crucible of her parents' dark ambitions will forge her destiny.

Her consciousness will be transformed.

The journey will be epic.

Melia is an eighteen-year-old half faerie, half-mortal who longs to fly like the full-blood faeries. She also yearns for a life that's truly her own, which might prove more difficult than sprouting wings. Her faerie mother practices black magic, and her mortal father plots to bring war to the enchanted world. No matter how she tries to escape their long shadow, Melia is unable to distance herself from her parents' obsessions.

After the half-faerie is accused of being her father's spy, her friend advises a trip to the Illustrator. The mysterious woman marks Melia's forehead with a strange emblem. She claims it will draw a young priest from distant lands who will come to the half-faerie's aid. Spooked rather than comforted, Melia dismisses the woman's words. Rather, she travels to the mortal world to confront her father.

Whimsical and edgy, Daughter of Light is a spinoff of the 14th century French fairy tale "Melusine." A high fantasy with fairy tale elements and an intriguing cosmology, it's a great choice for readers who have loved Lord of the Rings.

   



Half-Mortal
Daughter of Light Trilogy # 2
By- Heidi Garrett
Genre- YA Fantasy/Faerie Tales
Expected Publication Date- July 30th, 2015

In Illialei, a light queen practices black magic.

In Tyrannis, the dragonwitch rises to power.

In the mortal world, Umbra pursues the half-bloods as vessels of incarnation.

Energies in the enchanted world are shifting and new alliances are forming; the battle between Dark and Light has begun. Melia is desperate to make things right with Ryder, the young priest from Idonne, but first she must warn the half-bloods in the mortal world that Umbra is coming for them-and face the powerful dragonwitch and her spectacular Dragon Carnivale.



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Author Interview-

What inspired you to write Daughter of Light?

My relationship with my maternal grandmother was very transformative. When she died in 2006, I needed to pass something of what she gave me into the world. I was with her, when she took her last breath, and it was such a powerful moment. Her nickname was Elva, and she had an impish, enchanted quality about her. Even as an adult, whenever I was with her, it felt like magic was possible. Although I’ve always been a writer, I’d never attempted anything epic. But I was a huge fan of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Ring trilogy. We’ve been watching the movies every year at Christmas, since the first one was released. (I read Tolkien’s books as an adolescent.) I thought it would be awesome to write something fantastical that revolved around a hierarchy of queens and princesses.
 When or at what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?

Although I’ve always been a writer, I settled into wanting to be an author late in life. I was about 46
when it gelled.


What is the earliest age you remember reading your first book?

The first book I remember reading by myself is Go Dog Go by P.D. Eastman. I felt ecstatic as I turned each page. Maybe I was 5? I’m not sure.


What genre of books do you enjoy reading?

Fairy tales, fantasy, gothic, and magical realism.


What is your favorite book?

Ouch. That’s such a tough question. I love Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman. Little, Big by John Crowley is another favorite.


You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite
author and why?

I might have to settle on Gabriel Garcia Marquez, which is hugely ironic as his writing, well, let’s just see he wasn’t an emancipated male when it comes to gender relations. But his insight into humanity is simply wicked. The good and the bad, the sacred and the profane, he captures the heights and depths of the human experience within his stories. Reading his words can make dizzy. Serious book orgasms.


If you could travel back in time here on earth to any place or time.
Where would you go and why?

The last time I saw my mother, I was five—that’s a long story of divorce court before joint custody existed—but I tried to reconnect with her in August of 1985. She had died about eight months earlier. I would go back to 1984, when she was still alive, and tell her I loved her.


When writing a book do you find that writing comes easy for you or is
it a difficult task?

It’s variable. There are moments when it flows, and other times, when it seems like every word is a challenge.


Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

Two cats. They are indeed my furry loves.


What is your "to die for", favorite food/foods to eat?

Mmmm. Bacon. Crab. Butter. Ribeyes. Grilled Burgers. Coffee with heavy whipping cream.


Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?

Fuel your passion for story, by reading and writing as much as possible. Movies and TV shows work too.

About the Author-
Heidi Garrett is the author of the author of the Daughter of Light series, a fantasy about a young half-faerie, half-mortal searching for her place in the Whole. She's also the contemporary fairy tale novella collection, Once Upon a Time Today. In these stand-alone retellings of popular and obscure fairy tales, adult characters navigate the deep woods of the modern landscape to find their Happily Ever Afters.

Heidi also collaborates with B. J. Limpin. They've cooked up a yummy paranormal romance, Cupcakes & Kisses!

Heidi was born in Texas, and in an attempt to reside in as many cities in that state as she could, made it to Houston, Lubbock, Austin, and El Paso. She now lives in Eastern Washington state with her husband, their two cats, her laptop, and her Kindle. Being from the South, she often contemplates the magic of snow.

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1 comments:

heidigarrett said...

Thank you for helping to spread the word for Daughter of Light. I really enjoyed the interview, great questions, Heidi

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