Welcome to Reader Girls. Where we live in New York it's cold and gray out. What better way to spend a day like this than with a book, right? I recently read this story and all I will say is Echo Shea's story is dark and engrossing. I'm thrilled to be a part of this tour and to be able to help spread the word about my fellow Roane Publishing author(s). Enjoy our stop on the Light a Candle for the Beast blog tour!
Author: Echo Shea
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: November 26, 2014
Keywords: Romance, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Fairy Tale, Beauty and the Beast
If you’ve ever been caught in a riptide, pulled down into the water, then you know me. Or, more accurately, what I’m like when I’m angry.
Delia was beautiful, smart, and kind. He wasn’t. He said he loved her, but he didn’t know what love was. He was manipulative and cruel -- more than a thief. A beast.
All she wanted was a rose…
These are the words on my sister’s grave. Her sadness, her obsession, forever a reminder I didn’t--couldn’t save her.
I’m not vindictive or cruel. I’m simply as the river--my memory is winding and my reach is long. I watched him steal her beauty, her essence. Watched him become a beast. He thought he'd get away with it, thought he'd go free.
I lay a rose upon my sister's grave.
Light a candle for the beast.
Why do you like to write paranormal and fantasy?
I don’t know. I’ve been encouraged not to write fantasy at all. I’ve been given those looks—the ones you get when you open up chicken that’s been in the refrigerator awhile or when you see a spider on your door handle and you know there’s no way you’re going to be touching that—when I tell most people about my work.
I can only blame the authors that hooked me—Charlaine Harris, Dawn Cook/Kim Harrison, Rachel Caine, Tamora Pierce, and more. They created strong heroines that made me daydream and feel powerful and driven, and I always wanted to write stories that gave someone else that feeling. I fell in love with the genre—there’s something about being completely involved with characters that can have a moment of anger and draw lightning from the sky, or be this incredibly powerful person that completely breaks the rules and the mold and makes people rethink what really should be. Maybe it’s the power of strong characters? The thrill of following a storyline you can just not put down? Maybe it’s just as a writer being able to say that when your character did something, it truly moved earth, heaven, and sky, and now she has to find a way out of this mess.
I can’t say why I like writing fantasy. I’m addicted, in love, enthralled… Whatever it is, I can’t imagine my life without it. I wouldn’t have this book or be on this blog, and I certainly wouldn’t be having as much fun as I am right now.
I don’t just like writing fantasy—I love it.
About the author:
Echo Shea is an Urban Fantasy writer. Known for fast-paced and sometimes chilling prose, she hunkers down at her desk with characters that not only enchant, but excite her. There’s something so freeing about writing beyond what seems possible.
Who says there’s not something more hiding in these Maryland woods?
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