What better way to start a Thursday than with an awesome book tour kickoff!!! This the first stop on Vanna's virtual tour and I will fill you in on all the book details with a little extra!! Vanna has included a break down of the main characters in her story. Stay tuned after all this great info on how you can win a 10 dollar amazon card to help celebrate today!! Let's start with the book info:
Kiyarran always wanted to be a Protector of the Realm. Untold magic and forbidden love for Princess Issiyanna awaken inside him once his wish comes true. Now the Priesthood that rules the realm from the shadows see Kiyarran’s extraordinary skill as a threat.
Issiyanna is needed for a reaction on the other side of the Veil—a man-forged barrier separating the world in half. A Beacon and Answer gave up their lives to Don the Veil 1,000 years ago. Issiyanna is a Beacon needed to renew the Veil.
Issiyanna is abducted by a group of Keepers from across the Veil, and Kiyarran follows to save her.
Will he choose to bring her back, or run from all he knows to follow her across the Veil? Will Kiyarran fulfill his duty as a Protector, or allow his love for Issiyanna to guide his future path?
Magic, loyalty, childhood friendship, greed, and love all clash as Kiyarran is forced to make his decision.
And here is a break down of the characters just and how they are a part of Vanna too!!!!!
Main Characters in Protector and Me
Writers will often admit to basing their characters on themselves. I admit it too. Only I can’t claim that any one of the main characters in my novel Protector (Anniversary of the Veil, Book One) is exactly like me. Each shares some of my traits, but none are wholly me. So who are the main characters, and how are they like me?
Protector Kiyarran, or Kae: He is the main character, and, as strange as it may sound (since he’s a man), the one who is most like me. He is honest, truth-loving and fair, but also a little arrogant and confused. As his world shifts around him, as long-hidden secrets and strange magical abilities come to light, he struggles to make sense of it all, and regain his balance in this new found world order.
Princess Issiyanna: She is a dreamer, but always has one foot planted in reality. She’s like me in that way, though, truth be told, I am a bit more realistic. If I had to compare her to someone, I’d say she’s most like Elizabeth in Pirates of the Caribbean. She starts out innocent, naive even, but will learn much as the story progresses.
Head Priest Rhaldan: I think of him as a dinosaur, too old and too set in his ways to really accept and adapt to change. In some ways that’s me too, though I don’t like to admit it.
First Captain Entan: He’s going through a crisis of identity and purpose, torn between duty and wanting to protect Kiyarran, whom he regards as a son. He struggles with what is right as opposed to what he must do, which is something that I have struggled with myself. Though, thankfully, not very often.
Keeper Alet: Years of hard training and bitter loss have made her cold and distant. Now she is plunged into a situation where her emotions, her feelings are too strong to contain. She is perhaps least like me in that I can hardly keep my emotions in check with cold reason. Though, sometimes, I succeed.
And a Little about Vanna herself!
Vanna Smythe is on a quest to become a (bestselling) fantasy author. Right now, it promises to be a dangerous quest, full of questionable, powerful magnates, laced with pitfalls of obligation, and dreams. So it is good that she does not mean to quest thus alone. To keep her company along the way, she has enlisted the help of an incredible cast of characters. For the moment, they are a confident boy who must learn many things anew, a girl who would like nothing more than to live in endless summer, four who wish things were different, and one who will do all to keep things the same.
As she travels with them, they are slowly reveling their world, and who they are, to her, challenging her to look beyond what is easy to see. These characters may be from a different time, a time long ago, a time that never was, but they could all be here today, forming a part of your inner circle of friends.
Trying to understand them better, her blog will feature an array of posts on the way of life in the Middle Ages. Vanna has lived in European cities, which have sprung from former medieval towns, for most of her life. She has visited many more such cities. Maybe this is why she feels such kinship with her cast of characters. She hopes you will grow to love them also.
Vanna also needs your help, because a story without a reader is like mist before the sun. You can find her here:
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/xLusPP
And I think Vanna is well on her way with this book!! You can check out the rest of the tour here:
April 13 Review/giveaway http://guiltyindulgencebookclub.blogspot.com
April 16 Guest post/giveaway http://ariannecruz07.blogspot.com
April 17 Guest post/Giveaway www.imogenenix.blogspot.com
April 20 Interview/giveaway http://cameorenae.blogspot.com
April 24 Guest post www.salaciousreads.com
April 25 review/interview Read Between The Lines
April 26 …review…. http://novellynice.blogspot.com/April 28..review http://apmassie.com
And now for the giveaway to celebrate our tour kickoff!! One lucky winner will walk away with a $10 Amazon Card!! Just fill out the rafflecopter!!
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