We made a huge mistake and did not run this blog tour post on the its correct day. We apologize to both the author, K H LeMoyne, and to the Bookish Snob Promotions. We also wanted to let everyone know that PS I Love Books is also hosting the tour today. Without any further delay, we present to you the Warrior Reborn Blog Tour and guest post by KH LeMoyne.
They are the Guardians of Eden—each created with a unique supernatural talent.
Having successfully hidden her abilities from humans for two hundred years, Briet quietly applies the gifts of cellular-level vision to help patients in need. Until she meets her human soul-mate, Jason Ballard.
Jason holds the reigns to the protocol Briet’s patients’ need for recovery. But can she trust a man all too human and grounded in his world to understand hers, much less believe her? When a deadly threat targets her patients, he is the only one she trusts to help stop an evil only the two of them can fight.
Jason has a perfect success rate for delivering of new drugs from test-to-market. Used to influencing people, rules and guidelines delineate every facet of his professional and personal life. The last thing he expects is to be tempted to waiver by the new spitfire doctor on his latest test team. Especially as she starts stirring up issues. Dangerous issues. Issues flagging jeopardy for the lives of the children in the test. Issues the drug manufacturer, his employer, would prefer be ignored. An unacceptable outcome, forcing Jason to walk a dangerous line between job and conscience as he plunges with Briet to ferret out the twisted scheme in time to save her patients.
Guest Blog Post KH LeMoyne: How Writers Visualize
Several years ago I read a blog posting and comments by several of my favorite authors on MagicalWords.net. The running commentary was about creating scenes and visualizing the action and characters. The discussion was standard enough that I almost moved on to a later discussion until I realized several of the authors said they didn’t see the scenes in their heads.
What? They didn’t get a running commentary in their head as their story spewed into narrative and dialogue?
That brought me to a complete stop. I always assumed that every writer received the Technicolor, full motion relay of action that propels me to type faster than my fingers find comfortable so I won’t miss a detail. And while I get that we each approach our craft and storytelling from a unique perspective, I felt loss and confusion for a writer that can’t see scenes like motion picture images. I do. I’d feel a great emptiness if suddenly my sense of story ‘sight’ were to end. It’s the reason I write. It’s the way I feel connected to my characters and stories, and how I carry them with me away from the keyboard to my car, on a walk, even in snippets of dreams.
And for those of you worried that you might live close to where I drive while I’m thinking about story, please rest assured…I don’t zone out at the wheel. I merely find thinking about scenes and plot while driving on long trips stimulates the imagination. Go figure.
I see every gesture and movement for all my characters, though perhaps a shade less for my villains and probably by choice. I don’t want to feel the villains or see them too closely as I already understand the impact of the tragedies they cause.
But the main characters, those I definitely see in each passage of time and plot point. For example in this book, Warrior Reborn, I visualize Briet’s spritely attitude, her short cropped blonde hair that shivers and bounces with her emotions, and her large brown eyes that depict everything thought of worry and compassion. Fortunately, Briet’s young patients see all those traits and qualities as well. As does the hero, Jason Ballard. For him, I see the crisp white shirt with sleeves rolled to the elbows, a calm demeanor, and cool look to his deep blue eyes that reflect a man at ease in his environment and assured in the outcome of his actions. Assured until Briet manages to get under his skin.
And for them both I can visualize the impact on their gestures and actions from threats to those they love and feel beholden to protect.
I suspect I held this same ability to see the scenes before I started writing. I suspect it is what lead me to put on paper what plays in my mind. I hope readers can see what I see as well, or at least something infinitely more wonderful. That’s my aim as a writer.
About the author:
KH LeMoyne was born into a naval family, experiencing total emersion in Spanish kindergarten in Rota, Spain. Her childhood of migrating up and down the eastern US seaboard, with hops from California to Arizona to Virginia, inspired her love of stories and myth. After fifteen years as an Information Systems professional, she now writes full time in romance: fantasy, futuristic and paranormal and straight urban fantasy under another pseudonym. She lives in Maryland with her wonderful husband and a pair of corgis. Much to her dismay, she rarely encounters supernatural beings other than on paper.
KH Lemoyne’s current series books Betrayal’s Shadow, Warrior Reborn, XX and Return of the Legacyare available in eBook, with paperback editions coming late summer. She is currently finishing the second in the Phoenix series, Shepherd, (due for release in August). You can find out more about her books at http://www.khlemoyne.com/ and her blog: http://khlemoyne.wordpress.com/
Find Warrior Reborn (The Guardians of Eden, Book #2) at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and Goodreads
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