JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS A NEW RELEASE FROM Kelly Blanchard:
Chronicles of Lorrek Box Set 1
FIRST, LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU A BIT. TELL US SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT YOURSELF:
Known as the Muse in the writing community, I was born in Texas but lives in Florida with my husband, who is often the one who tries to saves characters lives by convincing me not to kill them. How successful he is–that’s up for debate. Although stories have always been a major part of my life, I only began writing seriously when I was twelve. I focused on honing my skills and finding my writing style. Later, I attended a community college, studying English. As I earned my degree, I worked as a tutor and a teaching assistant, learning teaching techniques along the way. These days, I use those techniques as I mentor aspiring writers and encourage them along their way. I am a huge fantasy fan but I also love science fiction. I have created a massive universe with several series already written and many more planned to write–all in the same universe with familiar characters, and everything is connected. I enjoy the challenge of seeing what exactly happens when you pit medieval magic against high technology, and I seek to fully explore the shades of gray in all her characters–good and bad. It’s quite an adventure for sure.
WHAT IS THE GENRE AND AUDIENCE FOR THIS BOOK:
Epic fantasy and science fiction
WHAT WAS THE INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK:
It was initially inspired by Loki from Marvel’s Thor movie. I really liked the character and wondered, “What if he was actually a good guy but just completely misunderstood?” So I based Lorrek off of Loki and changed his story entirely. There’s no norse mythology in my books or anything like that, but that is where the initial inspiration came from.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK:
The Chronicles of Lorrek follows Sorcerer Prince Lorrek of Cuskelom when he returns after being missing and assumed dead for ten years. He discovers that, in his absence, his reputation has been marred, and he has been accused of some terrible crimes. However, as he seeks to clear his name, he soon discovers it won’t be easy. A war between the kingdoms looms on the horizon. To protect some, he must sacrifice others. He finds himself walking a very thin line between good and evil.
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