Friday, October 4, 2013

VBT - Realm Walker by Kathleen Collins with Guest Post

Inspiration behind the series

I’m about to tell you something that few people know. And the ones that do, think I’m crazy or making it up. This book, this entire series, came about from a Daughtry song. Yep, that’s right, one song sparked an entire series. Actually, to be fair, the song inspired one scene in one book and the rest of the series developed from there.

I was actually working on another book and listening to music, as I do, when the song came on. Instantly, a fully formed scene popped into my head in vivid color. It was like looking at a scene from a movie. It wasn’t the whole scene, just a snippet, but it was enough.

The song if you’re wondering is All These Lives. I won’t tell you the scene it inspired, but if you read the second book (which comes out in the spring) you can probably figure it out. If not, I might let the secret out after the release. Anyway, I started to write the book that went with that scene and quickly realized that I was writing the wrong book. There were things that needed to happen before that book started. So I backed up and started book one.

I like strong female characters and men that are alpha without being controlling jerks. So I started there and quickly created Juliana and Thomas who are, at their core, just two people that have made mistakes and are paying the price for that. They are hurting and angry and so perfect for each other I smile every time they’re on the page together. Their story is what led the rest of the series when I plotted it out. Oh, don’t get me wrong. It’s not all about them, but they are the heart of the books. How they interact with their world and what happens in it is what makes the series interesting.

And if it’s not interesting, what’s the point in reading it in the first place?

Realm Walker
Realm Walker Series, Book One 
Kathleen Collins

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Carina Press
Date of Publication:  October 28, 2013
ISBN: 9781426896545
Word Count: 76,000

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Book Description: 

An estranged mate, a mangled body and a powerful demon who calls her by name…

As a Realm Walker for the Agency, Juliana Norris tracks deadly paranormal quarry using her unique ability to see magical signatures. She excels at her job, but her friends worry about her mysterious habit of dying in the line of duty without staying dead. That's only the first of her secrets.

Most people don't know Juliana became the mate of master vampire Thomas Kendrick before he abandoned her seven years ago. Most people don't know the horrors she endured at the hands of the vampire he left in command. Most people don't know her true parentage, or why a demon on a world-threatening rampage has taken a personal interest in her…

Even as Juliana pursues the demon, it goes after all she holds dear—including Thomas, who is back to claim her for his own. But if she can't reconcile her past and learn to trust herself again, she will lose him forever.

About the Author:

Kathleen Collins has been writing since Kindergarten. And while her ability has drastically improved, her stories are still about monsters and the people who play with them. 
The rare instances that she actually finds some spare time, she spends it playing with her two boys. Three if you count her husband. 
She is currently hard at work on her next book. 


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Schedule Realm Walker by Kathleen Collins
Sept 30- Oct 25

September 30 Spotlight
Mary's Cup of Tea

September 30 - Review
Paranormal Cravings

October 1 Guest blog and review
Bookish babbles

October 2 Guest blog
Jill Archer

October 3 Spotlight
Whatever You Can Still Betray

October 3 Spotlight
Claire's Book Corner

October 4 Guest blog
Dalene’s Book Reviews

October 4 Spotlight
Author Leah DW

October 7 Spotlight
Reader's Edyn

October 8 Interview
Mom With A Kindle

October 9 Interview
(Character or Author)
Laurie's Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews

October 10 Guest blog
Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust

October 10 review
Nicky Peacock Author

October 14 review
Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, and Romance

October 15 Guest blog
Tynga's Reviews

October 18 review
Demons do it Better

October 21 Interview
Manga Maniac Cafe

Oct 21 Spotlight
Books & Tales

October 22 Spotlight
Book Suburbia

October 22 Spotlight and review
Diane’s Book Blog

October 23 Guest blog and review
book bliss

October 23 review
Painted Words

October 24 Interview and review
happy tales and tales

October 24 Spotlight

October 25 review
She Wolf Reads

October 25 Spotlight
Jodie Pierce's Ink Slinger's Blog

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