Ciao, amici! Today I have a real treat for you. It’s my pleasure to welcome to the blog for the first time (and hopefully first of many) D. Wallace Peach. You’ve probably seen her in the comment threads. I hope you’re a follower of her blog. Once you read this post, I know you’ll be a fan. Please help me welcome her as she discusses her new release, Liars and Thieves.
Diana, I know you’re busy traveling all over the blogosphere with this release tour, so I’ll only ask one question:
Which character was the most interesting to write?
Probably Kalann il Drakk, the First (god) of Chaos. He’s not my favorite character at all, but I had to do a bunch of research on theories about chaos and how it impacts human life. The only thing I researched more than chaos was all the science-ishy details of mass and energy. Einstein, I am not! Anyway, it was interesting to write a character who is totally amoral, unpredictable, brutal on the innocent, and yet ultimately forces civilization to fall or grow. Chaos is a component of creativity, and chaos pushes people toward change and a new order. Il Drakk is horrible, but he forces choices on the characters that make them responsible for the outcome.
Fascinating! Let’s take a look at the trailer:
And how about that cover and blurb?
Behind the Veil, the hordes gather, eager to savage the world. But Kalann il Drakk, First of Chaos, is untroubled by the shimmering wall that holds his beasts at bay. For if he cannot cleanse the land of life, the races will do it for him. All he needs is a spark to light the fire.
Three unlikely allies stand in his way.
A misfit elf plagued by failure—
When Elanalue Windthorn abandons her soldiers to hunt a goblin, she strays into forbidden territory.
A changeling who betrays his home—
Talin Raska is a talented liar, thief, and spy. He makes a fatal mistake—he falls for his mark.
A halfbreed goblin with deadly secrets—
Naj’ar is a loner with a talent he doesn’t understand and cannot control, one that threatens all he holds dear.
When the spark of Chaos ignites, miners go missing. But they won’t be the last to vanish. As the cycles of blame whirl through the Borderland, old animosities flare, accusations break bonds, and war looms.
Three outcasts, thrust into an alliance by fate, by oaths, and the churning gears of calamity, must learn the truth. For they hold the future of their world in their hands.
About the Author:
D. Wallace Peach started writing later in life after the kids were grown and a move left her with hours to fill. Years of working in business surrendered to a full-time indulgence in the imaginative world of books, and when she started writing, she was instantly hooked. Diana lives in a log cabin amongst the tall evergreens and emerald moss of Oregon’s rainforest with her husband, two dogs, bats, owls, and the occasional family of coyotes.
Doesn’t this sound awesome? And I can’t stop admiring that cover.
It was such a pleasure hosting Diana and assisting with announcing her new release. I hope you’ll help spread the word by using those sharing buttons, and I know she’d appreciate you clicking the purchase link and leaving your best wishes below. Grazie!