Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Story Behind the Story- Creatures of Fire by JB Brooklin and a $25 Amazon GC Giveaway

The Story Behind the Story

As an avid reader of fantasy novels „Creatures of Fire“ is my first attempt at writing a fantasy novel myself. Reading fantasy lets me escape into different worlds, explore foreign characters and talents that are not common in our world, which is why I love this genre so much.

Ever since the idea formed in my head, I wanted to create a world of my own, so I began researching mysterious beings from fairy tales and myths. It didn’t take me long to discover fire demons and to be fascinated by them.

According to myth, fire demons come into our world to avenge murder. Focussed on their mission they are impartial, with a deep seated sense of honor and duty. While researching these creatures, Alexander, one of the main characters of  “Creatures of Fire”, entered my thoughts. He began to tell his story: How he came into this world with the sole purpose of avenging murders. How he began to discover his love of ancient artifacts and art. How he led a life withdrawn from humans but also in the midst of their presence. Not much later Sariel joined him, telling how her parents were killed in an accident, how loneliness and sadness engulfed her ever since the tragedy.

But then she met Alexander.

What set out as a love interest developed into something different. Something far more dangerous and mysterious. Fate threw them into situations where they were forced to fight for their believes.

As happens so often, Alexander and Sariel told the story, not me. While writing the book I didn’t know what would happen next and how they would overcome the obstacles that were in their paths. And then they led me into the ancient, fascinating world of the demons – Dschinnanya. A place where nothing stays the same, where changes are the only constant and where no one can be trusted.

Writing this story was an adventure in itself and an experience I wouldn’t want to miss. Currently I am working on part 2 of the series, which promises to lead me and the reader further into the world of the demons and will feature more of the characters readers have come to love.

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Creatures of Fire
Sariel Baldwin Series
J.B. Brooklin

Genre: Fantasy

ISBN: 1230000109442

Number of pages: 212
Word Count: 69836

Cover Artist: J.B. Brooklin (Cover copyrights: Ring of Fire © dvarg #34150031 – Fotolia.com, the dancer © Alexander Yakovlev #34413982)

Book Description:

She is a half demon, oblivious to her true nature.

He is a demon set out to avenge murder.

Together they are hunted by the one person she thought she could trust.

Separate they may be able to save each others lives.

“Creatures of Fire” a tale about power, ambition, responsibility and trust.

New York – Paris – Dschinnanya (the world of the demons)

About the Author:

J.B. Brooklin is a German author. Having lived abroad for several years in the US (Oregon, California, Florida, New Jersey), Spain and the Seychelles the writer recently returned to her home country and started writing mystery and fantasy novels.

When she is not writing, her husband, twins and her cat are keeping her busy.

Twitter: @JB_Brooklin

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Debby said...

I liked this post better. I learned more about the book. Drew me in even more.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Dear Debby,
I am glad that you liked my post :).
Best regards,

bn100 said...

This sounds like an interesting series

VampedChik said...

This sounds really good! I will def. have to check it out!
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donnas said...

Sounds like a great story. Looking forward to checking it out.

J.B. said...

I am glad that you all find it interesting :). Good luck to all of you in the giveaway!

P.S.: Sorry, I would have answered each comment individually but somehow my computer doesn't let me :(

J.B. said...

Dear Roxanne,
Thank you for hosting my tour on your blog!
Best regards,

Lesley D said...

The book sounds intriguing! Thanks for the post!