I have the pleasure of doing a promotion with the lovely Fiona Tarr! We’re both giving away FREE e-books. Right now you can get a FREE copy of her book Destiny of Kings.
The King is going slowly mad, bewitched by the dark magic and seductive powers of the Egyptian Princess.
As war breaks out, his trusted General seeks to raise an army and will find a young shepherd boy, bound for greatness.
But when the Priestess and the strange little Holy man share a prophecy the General will be left with a choice; the life of a young boy or his life long friend.
Death is inevitable and when it comes, pain will follow…..
Fiona was nice enough to answer a few of my questions as well.
Q: First of all, let’s have you introduce yourself, tell us a little bit about you and your books, what genre do you write in, how many books have you written and when did you get started writing?
A: I am a wife, mum & business woman. I wrote poetry in my teens and my English teacher encouraged me to write in high school but I never really considered becoming an author until after our move and as our kids got a little older and more independent. When I am not working or writing, I will likely be on the water.
I write fantasy with mystical/spiritual themes and rewrite Old Testament ‘history’ into epic fantasy adventures. I love ancient history and the turmoil of this era lends itself to fantastical re-imaginings. I have recently released the 4th and final book in my current series, but there is a prequel novella coming out later in the year.
Q: What made you decide to start writing?
A: When we moved and purchased our business is was quite run down and took time to reinvigorate. During that period I had a lot of free time on my hands and decided it was time. I considered self help books about raising boys and all sorts of other concepts but decided I really wanted to explore culture, faith and philosophy through fantasy.
Q: Where do you get inspiration for your novels?
A: I am a student of theology and philosophy so the Old Testament stories seemed a great place to start exploring fantasy concepts. My first series begins with the rise of King David but my true inspiration comes from my deep search for ‘the meaning of life’ not in the Monty Python vain though.
Q: What are you reading currently, and what genres do you usually read?
A: Ha ha, that’s funny. I’m actually reading The Priestess and the Dragon by Nicolette Andrews. Great book by the way 😛 I nearly always read fantasy, although I don’t mind the occasional thriller along with loads and loads of non-fiction.
Q: If you had to pick an all time favorite novel, which would be your favorite?
A: That’s hard but my all time favourite author would still be David Gemmell. He wrote fast paced epic/heroic fantasy that explored the human struggle between good and evil. I have to admit I drew some of my style from his many books, but my favourite is Waylander.
Q: What are you working on currently, and what was the inspiration for it?
A: I have started my next book/series. Not sure it will be more than a stand alone at this stage but it is called Fall of Jericho and once again it draws on an Old Testament story but with a more modern cultural twist. Rahab was considered a prostitute after all, but her line is the line of David and if you believe the old bible stories, the line of Jesus 🙂 Such a sordid past!! My inspiration for writing is always to create a fast paced adventure story with a deeper philosophical meaning for those who seek it.
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