Monday, August 21, 2017

The Accalia by H.L. Girton

Hello! I am author H.L. Girton. I am guest blogging today and sharing the news about my debut novel and brand new release of The Accalia. I would like to discuss a topic in relation to my novel revolving around the importance of truth and lies being present within a young adult paranormal romance fiction and how it works so well with it.

When writing The Accalia I had to think about this topic a lot. Living in everyday life, everyone is faced with the question is that the truth or is it a lie? We, as humans, have to constantly be watching and answering that question everywhere we go and through every milestone and event in our lives. For The Accalia, I had to take into account that the main character, Genesis, would be dealing this this conflict on a whole different level. Teens and young adults face reality and the truth in such a way that becomes very dramatic and intense. When confronted with the possibility of loved ones lying or that they are being withheld from things that are important, it can become quite emotional. So I had to take the struggles that one would deal with when what they thought was the truth for their whole life and found out it was a complete fabricated lie and incorporate that into my novel.

As an author, it was important for me to have this struggle in my novel. This is something that many teens and young adults are faced with often. The ability to connect to such a conflict and relate to the character and her emotions really draws the reader in. With a young adult paranormal romance, it works well with it just for that reason. The age group is still a group, in my opinion, that is sorting out conflicts and emotions on the same level that is experienced by the character. Having that connection to the characters intensifies the story to relate on a more personal level. It makes you feel as if you are really there and sharing that same feeling with the character. With paranormal, it is an imaginative world that takes the idea of life and brings in what we can only imagine to be real. So having that struggle in determining if life was really what they thought it was and accepting the truth for what it really is and understanding what they thought was true was really all lies. It’s one of the hardest pills to swallow.

Still being a somewhat younger adult (I refuse to believe I am nearing thirty) I have had to face similar struggles in my life to accepting reality for what it really was when the lies were so much easier to accept and remain in denial. Have you had a similar experience or found yourself in a scenario where you were faced with confronting lies or accepting a truth you weren’t ready for?

The Accalia
The Accalia Series
Book 1
H.L. Girton

Genre: YA paranormal

Date of Publication: Aug 14th

Cover Artist: SK Designs

Tagline: The truth hurts more than secrets and lies

Book Description:

After traveling the country with her aunt, Genesis Berkley finally feels like she is home. Settling in Tillamook, Oregon, she begins a new life and everything seems to be going smoothly. That is, until she runs into a mysterious young man.

The feelings that he awakens are unsettling, and soon, her simple, peaceful world shatters. Lies and secrets are revealed, and danger lurks in every corner.

Now, Genesis must discover if she is strong enough to fulfill her destiny. Will she learn to accept the truth before it is too late.

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Excerpt Three:

Liam slid his hand under the small of my back without breaking our connection. His arm wrapped firmly around my waist supporting me slightly before he adjusted me to fit underneath him. He pressed his hips into mine. All the tension that had built up between us melted away as we lost ourselves in one another. We explored each other in ways we had not yet dared. Everything until that moment had been lustful, a tease in the hindsight of temptation.
We were more than physical attraction, though our bodies burned and ached with desire to appease the longing for one another’s touch. Somehow, in some way, the universe had a hand in our destiny, pushing us together, encouraging our union. The fight to stay away was lost with a single touch. The urgency to protect him from himself was more damaging than giving in and fulfilling what was always meant to be. We were and always would be stronger as one. It was why I would always choose Liam.

About the Author:

Heather Girton has been a creative writer since her childhood, writing creative stories and poems for the love of imagination and literacy. It started out as an outlet for personal struggles and a way to cope with them through fictional fantasy and turned into a passion and need to share her aspirations with the world. It wasn’t until 2013 that she decided to share her talent through fictional novels due to the encouragement from her family and friends.

Since graduating high school in 2006, Heather has spent the last eleven years being a dedicated mother and military spouse. In that time she nurtured a family of four children all while traveling the country following her husband’s career. She spent the last five years working towards her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology. She has done volunteer work with grief support organizations gaining experience with her field of study.

Currently Heather lives in Texas with her husband, children, support dog, and lazy cat. She is an avid reader and loves it as much as she adores writing. She spends her free time sharing her devotion for it with her children. When she isn’t reading, writing or focusing on her family, Heather has a personal admiration for photography.

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