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Monday, 21 October 2013

Book Tour ~ Forever Angel by January Bain - Guest Post & Excerpt

Today I'm pleased to welcome January Bain, Author of Forever Angel, to my blog. She has written a guest post about world building below and I couldn't agree more with it. I did the same thing and created a map when writing Deadly to Love so I know the feeling well. Any way I hope you all enjoy the guest post and excerpt.

Forever Angel (Forever Series #4)

Paranormal Romance
Date Published: October 7, 2013

Will the blood be enough to save the Vampire Clans from certain annihilation?

As prophesied by Lord RA, a Dhampyre has been born to a woman of the Fae. Having coupled with a recently turned vampire, Sunday Rose St. Clair bore this special child she named Jax at much risk to her own life and to all that came to her aid.

The newly formed Forever Clan, also created by Lord RA to protect the gifted offspring from all who bore him ill, are sworn to protect the new Dhampyre. Will the now grown up Jax be the one to save all the ancients from certain death? Or will the evil Lucifer Clan that searches for him find him first and end all hope for the vampires…

Guest Post ~ World Building
As a writer I love to discover new worlds to describe and fill with real people that will continue to exist in my mind for months, if not years to come. The sense of all those images flowing from your imagination through your fingers to the page is indescribable. The setting and story begin with a nebulous shape that slowly shifts to become more structured. Perhaps you are envisioning a new land and need to create a map with all the landmarks, towns, and waterways. Or you may need to create the sigil for your clansmen. With all the research you could possibly want at your fingertips in this modern age of the miracle of the internet, you have no fear of not finding something that will set your muse free.
While working on Dragonfire I’m finding keeping a detailed map of the land (island) I’m writing about most helpful. I print a few of them at various stages and add new information as needed. Not till the end of the book will this map be completed, but I need to keep a record along the way. I’m also collecting ideas for sigil for each of my Houses (families) in the novel. Another useful resource is a glossary of medieval words and phrases.  I must say it does take some practice to get used to their lexicon!
Watching certain programs on TV can be helpful in mastering the lingo or dialogue. I particularly have found Deadwood and Game of Thrones useful in that regard. A different cadence of words and sentence structure can make your world building so much more believable.
And of course, read, read, read. The write, write, write. It’s said it takes 10,000 words to master a new skill. Writing is no different and deserves the best you have to offer it. Happy writing!

You’ll like Julie. She’s a very nice small-town girl from halfway around the world who needs a change of scenery. Promise me that you’ll show her a good time while she’s here, Jax. She knows nothing about our being vampire and since you’re a Daywalker you’re our only hope in keeping her suspicions at bay, though with her sister-in-law Ellie being a true healer she might have a more open mind than most.
That was his ma’s words just one week ago and here he was heading for the airport to pick up that bit of baggage, dutiful son that he was. He snorted in derision, remembering how absolutely unimpressed he was to be the official escort of someone—he almost used the word hick but thought better of it—from Nome, Alaska. And to think he had important plans this week—lord knows time was the one thing he did not have enough of and what little he had certainly did not include chaperoning a Miss Julie Stone through the tourist spots of Luxor. He ran his hands through hair that the sun had bleached to a burnished gold, his azure blue eyes glinting angrily in his tanned face, the chiseled jaw-line tightening from the momentary annoyance.

January Bain

January Bain is first and foremost a storyteller. She lives inside her imagination with so many characters clamoring to be set free that she is constantly working on two or three books. A visual artist, a teacher, a writer, January does not think there is enough hours in the day to capture all the magic that flows forth in our amazing world. A lover of research, she is drawn to world-building like a moth to a flame! She enjoys hearing from readers and writers alike. She is published by Champagne Book Group for her Forever Series of books. 


  1. Thanks so much for having me by for a visit. Great blog!

  2. I enjoyed this post! Best, Angelina


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