Wednesday, April 2, 2014

"Spiritual Discord Series" by Brandy Nacole

Spiritual Discord Series
by Brandy Nacole

Brandy Nacole's Spiritual Discord Series is currently on tour with Bewitching Book Tours. The tour stops here today for my interview with the author and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

Broken Faith:
Spiritual Discord Book 1

“This was it. The moment Heaven and Hell would clash. But which unearthly being would win, the fallen angel or Hell’s hounds?
Overtaken by fear, I close my eyes.”
Kayson is a Fallen Angel who has spent decades running from the Hell Hounds while searching for something that no one else believes can be so, not even God. Kayson is determined to find a Blood Child. But when a hound finds Kayson first, he is sure his end has come.
Falon, Alpha of the Hell Hounds, destroyer of the blood children, and devoted believer in his master’s plan, is bound and determined to drag Kayson back to Hell with him.
Sabrina is a Vampire, a half-breed created from one of Lucifer’s original blood children. After years of hiding, Sabrina’s fate changes when she finds Kayson barely alive. Against her instincts, Sabrina saves him. Now she and Kayson are both marked by the Hell Hounds.
Emma is an ordinary human, whose only problem is making ends meet, and getting over the hurt caused by her untrustworthy brother. Her everyday problems become supernatural ones when she finds Kayson and Sabrina hiding in her parent’s backyard shed.
Kayson, Sabrina and Emma are unlikely allies, thrown together by chance to fight against the most powerful creatures of the underworld in order to follow their world-changing quest. But will the broken faith of one break the faith of all?


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Raging Storm:
Spiritual Discord Book 2

After Kayson fell from heaven, his life got complicated. His greatest enemies, the hell hounds, thrived on Earth and hunted not only the fallen but the blood children created by their Master. After being chased and confronted by one of those very creatures, Kayson’s life becomes even more complicated. He never expected to be rescued by a vampire named Sabrina. He also never expected to become her protector after she falls prey to a hell hound’s deadly bite.
Falon, head of the hell hounds, has been desperately trying to hunt down Kayson and Sabrina but with the rain steadily falling - due to interference by the lower-realm Angels, also known as the assemblies - Falon grows irritated. His only option is to threaten those that may know where the fallen can be found.
With the threat of the hounds finding Kayson and the other fallen, Kayson is running out of time. Stille, once a respected Warrior in the assemblies, is pushing Kayson to leave an unconscious Sabrina behind. After all Sabrina has done for him, Kayson refuses to abandon her. But will his decision leave his friends vulnerable to attack?
Sabrina is conscious enough to sense the struggles that Kayson is facing. If he knew the torture she’s been going through, she knows he would suffer even more. Sabrina silently fights the darkness that is seeping into her dreams, while struggling to stay strong for Kayson. But when the pain becomes too much, Sabrina has to make a choice that may cost not only her life, but the lives of others as well. 

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Interview With the Author
Hi Brandy Nacole, thanks for joining me today to discuss your Spiritual Discord Series and, in particular, you new book, Raging Storm.
For what age group do you recommend your book?
When I published the first book, Broken Faith, I said 16+. And I will same the same for book two, Raging Storm. But there have been some readers that said they think it’s appropriate for 13+.   
What sparked the idea for this book?
The saying ‘inspiration can come from anywhere’ is no joke. Last spring I started a 1,200 mile road trip home after visiting my husband for a few weeks. As I was leaving town I saw two road sides side by side. One said Sterling’s Tire, the other one said Hollow Parish. The wheels began to turn and I started building up this small town called Sterling Hollow. Then insert the characters. I had been wanting to write a story about fallen angels and hell hounds, but never could I find inspiration to build a world for them. Finally, on that 1,200 mile road trip, it all came to me. When I got home, I was like a mad woman on a mission and spent the next few days writing out my ideas, working on the plot, the characters, everything.
Which comes first? The character's story or the idea for the novel?
The experience has been different for me with each of my series. With the Shadow World Series it was character first and then the world building. With the Spiritual Discord Series it was the world building first and then the characters. My current WIP started with the world building and now I’m working on the characters. I guess, at least for me, it all depends on what sparked the idea, the character or the world building idea.
What was the hardest part to write in this book?
The fighting scene between the hell hounds and fallen angels. There was so much action going on, and being in multiple POV, I didn’t want to miss anything but I also overlooked a few details. Thanks to my awesome editor, we worked it out and the scene flows so well now. 
How do you hope this book affects its readers?
I want readers to know they are in control of their lives. It’s not about choosing one side or the other, but it’s about following what you believe and knowing it’s the right thing for you. 
How long did it take you to write this book?
It took about six months, but a lot of personal things (medical mostly) have happened this last year. My normal writing time for a novel is three months. 
What is your writing routine?
The first thing I do is write down all the pivotal moments I want to happen in the book. Then I write a very descriptive outline. After that it’s character building and any necessary research I’m going to have to do for the book. Once I have everything worked out and done, I turn off any distractions and let my muse take over. ;-)
How did you get your book published?
My first three books I self-published through Amazon and Lulu. My last two books have been published with Ponahakeola Press
What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a published writer?
Never give up, never doubt yourself, and never lose sight of what you want. There are many people in the world with their own ideas and views. Trying to follow the crowd and do what others are doing doesn’t give you the unique voice that is your own. Continue to learn, write, and keep your eyes on the road ahead. 
Great advice, Brandy! What do you like to do when you're not writing?
My life is never dull. When I’m not chasing my three awesome kids, we are outside playing, hiking, at the ball field, out riding on some country trails, and so much more. I love being outside, being active, and finding inspiration. 
What does your family think of your writing?
They are all very supportive. I have such an amazing team behind me, pushing me forward, listening to my rants, and helping me work out the knots in my ideas. I honestly feel blessed. When I first decided to self-publish, I was scared to tell anyone I know. Looking back, I feel silly for feeling that way. My family and friends are awesome and I should have never doubted what they would think, and honestly it shouldn’t have mattered. This is my life, my dreams, no one else’s. 
That's great, Brandy! Please tell us a bit about your childhood.
Well, I was an only child until I was ten. My family lives in a rural area and most of the kids that lived close enough to play were either too old or too young, so I spent a lot of time in my own little world. It was fun, and when my little brother was born, the fun didn’t stop. I just created worlds we both could play in, even if I thought at times it was lame as I got older. 
Did you like reading when you were a child?
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Around my seventh birthday. According to my mom, I’ve always been a storyteller, but I didn’t start writing my stories until I met an author and was inspired. Sad part, I don’t remember the authors name. L What I do remember is him coming to my school with his books, reading one, and then explaining what an author is. I was captivated and went home to start working on my book. I haven’t stopped since!
Which writers have influenced you the most?
Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
I do have a few readers that have stayed in contact with me. Mostly they want to know what I’m working on or when my next book is coming out. J  
What can we look forward to from you in the future?
Besides working on the third book in the Spiritual Discord Series, I am also working on a short story about the first Halloween. Its expected release day will be in September. 
Thank you for taking the time to stop by today, Brandy. Best of luck with your future projects.

About the Author
Brandy Nacole resides in Arkansas where her imagination runs wild. Her obsession is reading but her passion is writing. She put her dream of becoming a writer on the back burner and went to college to become a psychologist. Three years after endless classes in a field she only felt half satisfied with, Brandy picked up her pen once again and wrote the outline to Uniquely Unwelcome. She finished out her degree in psychology, but traded her dream of writing for the degree and put psychology on the back burner.
Whenever she's not reading or writing, Brandy is spending time with her family and friends, throwing around crazy ideas, teaching , and singing like a rock star at a concert for no one else but herself. She loves plants, but unfortunately is a killer of anything that requires water but can't voice (scream) their needs.
Brandy is the author of the Shadow World Series and the Spiritual Discord Series.

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