Friday, June 1, 2012

Release Day Blitz The Silence of Lir

Why Fantasy Fiction?

Why fantasy fiction? For me it is by far the most fun genre to write in. Can’t figure out how a character gets out of handcuffs? Oh, did I forget to mention his ability to make metal turn into cotton candy? He can also breathe a knockout gas at will and shoot hummus out his fingertips to feed the masses delicious Middle Eastern cuisine.
No, none of the characters in Saga of the Spheres shoot condiments out their appendages, but there is plenty of invisibility, teleporting, divining, immortality and some really big muscles to speak of. Fantasy fiction adds an extra layer of intrigue to any plot. If you’re writing a murder mystery, adding a few vampires allows for more plot twists. If you’re set on a love story, I believe a little book called Twilight proved fantasy fiction could be the genre for you.
Do you really want to write about the normal person down the street, or do you want an odd presence to follow them around? Fantasy fiction allows me to let my imagination go nuts. I can change the laws of gravity, invent whole races and even reverse death. It’s a heady thing to have that much freedom. I operate best in a universe with flexible rules. Doesn’t everybody?

Mary E. Twomey

Teaser Excerpt:

Finn coughed up blood. If this was how he was finally going to die, he’d make sure to cause as much damage as he could before his last breath.

“Hold still, Dust.” Finn heard the impatience in Eli’s voice. Impatience, not fatigue. Finn’s fortitude sank as he realized there was no way he could defeat this… man? God? Hallucination? Whatever he was, in all of Finn’s centuries on earth, he’d thought surely that he was the only anomaly.

This morning he was proven wrong. Eli was superior to him in every way. Stature, strength, ability, and if he was telling the truth, Eli was older than him as well. Were the super man not attacking him right now, Finn would have been excited to meet such a creature.

Finn swung his fist in the direction of Eli’s temple. Like he was swatting at a fly, Eli batted Finn’s arm away. 
“All right,” Eli grumbled. “Could we move this along? I’m supposed to take you with me, but it’s going to look bad if you don’t go willingly. She’s waiting.”

Finn spat blood in Eli’s face. “The only way I’ll go anywhere with you is in a body bag.”

“That would be so much easier. Unfortunately, I have orders.” Eli yanked Finn up by his t-shirt and shoved him against the dank wall of the cave. He spat in Finn’s eyes and covered them with his large hand, murmuring something in a language Finn could not understand.

Finn’s vision went from dark to a swirl of colors. Faster than a roller coaster, the world spun at a sickening pace.

When the spinning ceased, Finn found his mind’s eye in another plane of existence. The cave disappeared and his brain melted into submission as it was forced to watch whatever Eli had in store for him.

Finn began to make peace with his ever-long life coming to an end.

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The Silence of Lir
By Mary Twomey

Book 1
Genre: young adult fantasy fiction

Available as a free download on Amazon June 1-5

Behind the scenes of our spinning earth are keepers of the elements who make sure that tornados don’t destroy cities, fires don’t ravage forests, earthquakes don’t decimate towns, and floods don’t take out humanity. They wrestle with the natural elements to ensure that the world keeps spinning smoothly on its axis. 

Since the beginning of time, the Sun has been fading, and the light that shines on the earth is dimming, causing the elements to be more volatile and impossible for the keepers to control. 

Now they must enlist the help of one man, Finn, to help them bring the light back to the Sun. The keepers war, the North Star steals light from the Sun, and the Moon is in disrepute. The end of existence is coming, and all the while the king, the Moon, Lir, remains silent.

About the Author:

Mary E. Twomey lives in Michigan with her husband and two adorable children. She enjoys reading, writing, vegetarian cooking and telling her children fantastic stories about wombats.!/SagaOfTheSpheres 

Twitter @shesleepssoftly


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