Thursday, 14 November 2013

Tour Stop & Guet Post : Ancients of Light by Heather Fleener

About the Ancients of Light series
Chosen is the first in the thirteen books of the Ancients of Light series and is only the beginning of a young Witch’s journey toward developing both the strength of character and magic that will be required to fulfill her prophesied role as leader of the Light faction.
Revelations of nuances in the Prophecy - facets that were never fully comprehended by the Ancients - will continue in successive stories. The culmination of its true meaning in the destiny of the supernatural world of the Realm will only be revealed when Kaitriana is adequately prepared to lead the Warriors now being called together to champion the Light’s purpose.
Familiar characters return for each storyline as the focus turns to a new key couple in every book - a pair that significantly factors into the purpose of Light – however, the story of the Chosen does not end with Book #1.  Kaitriana and Lorcan, their growth together as partners in leadership and in love as a couple, will thread through the series as Kaitriana assumes the role that was destined as hers since the beginning.

(Ancients of Light, #1) by Heather Fleener
She is Chosen
Kaitriana’s gift of magic is unrivaled. A descendant of the most powerful Ancient in existence, her birth was foretold ages before her time. Destined to lead the Witch faction, she is betrayed by her own kind, destroying her birthright and all hope of delivering the Realm from the sinister shadow of the Ancient Dark.
He is the Key
Lorcan is a mighty warlord in the Vampire species. His animosity towards the magical immortals is personal – his mother was their Queen. Having long since severed all ties with his former kin, his existence remains plagued by the repercussions of her treachery and a secret that threatens to be his downfall.
They are the Prophecy
An arcane prophecy from the time of the Ancients proclaims that only two in all of creation can bring peace to the Realm. When Kaitriana miraculously appears seeking his protection, Lorcan must forsake his duty and disregard the dictates of his breed to shelter the female. Together they must combat the Ancient Dark and surmount the forces within their own factions that would oppose the Prophecy. Their fates have always been entwined and only when joined can they triumph over a blood feud that has shadowed the Light for millennia.

(Ancients of Light, #2) by Heather Fleener
Fire is her Destiny…
Ella long ago determined she would not live a life where magic defined her. Feeling no kinship with her Caste, she walked away from the Realm and its conflicts. She found acceptance and fulfillment in her life amongst the mortals and is on the brink of achieving her dreams.
Darkness is His Curse…
Nicholas is the most revered warrior in the Darks’ army. His personal animosity towards the Light drives his existence and draws him to the one Witch he is set on controlling. Nicholas knows the reasons that Ella never found acceptance within the Fire Caste of Witch and he will use that knowledge to pursue his Dark agenda.

(Ancients of Light, #3) by Heather Fleener
Darkness Claimed Her Soul
The adversity of Kylie’s youth forged an indomitable spirit. A vibrant and strong woman determined to plot the course of her life with room for nothing beyond the next measure of success, Kylie believed in only herself, and most certainly neither destiny nor love. All those tenants were derailed with a single encounter, but the same man that tempted her to live again drew her into the middle of an aged war, the consequence being her own destruction, plummeting her into a hellish existence.
A Warrior Haunted by His Failure 
Sayer’s mission was only to foil the latest plan of the Darks in the Outer Realm and return a few Vampire to Hell. Finding a perfect mortal that tempted him beyond all reason was unforeseen complication. Just when Sayer realizes that his eternity is meant for one alone, Kylie is destroyed by the Darks, and the loss drives him to the pits of despair, revealing events of the past that would best be long forgotten.

About the Author
Heather Fleener lives in Indiana with her husband, D.A. and their twins, Thomas and Alexandra. Professionally she has spent her career working in the area of Intellectual Property law.
Reading has been a passion of hers since she was young and she has adored romance novels her entire life. The romantic styles of Judith McNaught and Julie Garwood are her inspiration, though she has read and loved the stories of countless other authors. Her fascination with the paranormal began to form at the young age of six, watching late-night ghost and vampire movies with her Grandpa. Unfortunately, as a result, she also remains afraid of the dark to this day.
Combining her love of epic romances and the supernatural was a natural progression for her overactive imagination. When the idea for the Ancients of Light series began, it was an abstract story line rambling around in her head to help kill a few miles on the treadmill. As the stories and plotlines continued to grow, it finally became necessary to put the words to paper and build the characters that had been living in the Realm and having conversations in her head for months.
The series is a testament to many miles on the treadmill and lots of characters that insist on having their stories told.

You can find her at:

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Guest Post

Thanksgiving 2013
This month everyone has begun posting their 30 days of Thankfulness postings on Facebook. Those postings on my newsfeed daily remind me that there are countless blessings, large and small, that I am giving thanks for this year. In addition to the very personal blessings in my life, this year I am also extremely blessed to include this year all the things that this time last year I could never have thought would be possible, or even hoped for, as this Indie adventure was just underway.

Here is a peek into that very long list…

Friends –
Not merely ‘likes’ on Facebook or industry professionals – true friends. I feel so blessed to have met so many new friends this past year. There are people in my world now that I might never have otherwise had the opportunity to know – because my world now includes readers, bloggers, authors, etc. – and they are all over the world. My realm of existence expanded a thousand times over and now includes so many wonderful, giving, thoughtful people.  For those of you that I have met and those of you that I have yet to meet, thank you for letting me into your world.

Self-publishing platforms –
Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, Kobo, iTunes, etc...Thank you thank you thank!!! You provided an outlet for my creativity (aka imaginary friends) and allowed me to redefine ‘me.’ You have also expanded my world as a reader. Thank you for investing in Indie writers and giving us a voice.

Google –
My appreciation of the power of the Google search engine was fully realized in the middle of the night when trying to find the perfect translation for ‘jackass’ in an ancient language. I am thankful for the ease of access to knowledge. I also now have a much greater appreciation for authors that created amazing works without having ready access to the Internet. When I think of the ease with which I am able to do my research and the instantaneous ability to do so, I am all the more awed by my favorite authors.  Thank you to the many authors that created enchanting worlds and characters (in the absence of Mr. Google) that have entertained and inspired so many of us.

Indie Authors –
Thank you for blazing a trail for me and so many others like me that have followed behind you. I have met numerous Indies that are kind, encouraging, and so generous with sharing their knowledge. Those of you that were the first…the ones that endured all the stress and hardships…you not only invited all of us to come along, but then you cheered us, mentored us along in our own ventures into this world that you founded…I am humbled by you, and I cannot give you enough thanks.  

When I tried to identify the most important things in my list of thanks, it was impossible. At the end of the day, I think it all comes down to the fact that writing and publishing and everything that is involved is not a job or a career simply, it is an experience. There is almost something new every single day that touches me, shapes me.  I am a different person than I was a year ago, and it is because of the experience.  I am incredibly thankful to God for opening the window to start me on this adventure.
I pray that your blessings are bountiful the remainder of this year and that 2014 brings you amazing experiences.

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