Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Pretty Sacrifices blog tour and guest post from author Devin O'Branagan

I have a guest post from the lovely Devin O'Branagan today to tell us a little bit about her new book Pretty Sacrifices the second book in her trilogy The Legend of Glory.

Pretty Sacrifices
The Legend of Glory #2
Devin O'Branagan
Publication date: 1st July 2012

In the post-apocalyptic world following a pandemic, dark angels arrive in Glory Templeton’s small hometown to claim the eternal souls of her loved ones. Targeted by evil because of her heroism during the great plague, Glory fights back with the help of gutsy young witch Kaia, inexperienced guardian angel Sasha, and her intrepid demon-fighting dog Hallelujah. Complicating everything, a rift in time reunites Glory with an old flame and forces her to pay a huge price for love.

A thrilling tale of courage, faith, and fighting the good fight.

In my Legend of Glory urban fantasy trilogy, there are witches, angels, and vampires. Among my fans, the most popular of these have been the witches. The appeal? I worked enormously hard to portray them realistically. Because of their popularity, I chose to give the young witch Kaia Moonstone a much larger role in Pretty Sacrifices than she had in the first book of the series. Half of the novel is told from her unique perspective.

Living in a small cottage high in the Colorado Rockies, Kaia’s life is all about service to Mother Earth and Her children. Extremely gifted, Kaia can communicate with animals, control the weather, is a clairvoyant and a demon-fighter. Only eighteen years old, she is all about the job. When her coven conspires with its sister coven to arrange a marriage between her and one of their own—a hunky CNN reporter (and witch) named Evan—she rebels not only because of the medieval concept of an arranged marriage, but because she is afraid if she allows romance into her life it will compromise her work.

Whereas Kaia is a country witch, Evan is pure city witch. Living in Atlanta, he finds magic all around him. To him, the skyscrapers are concrete caves and he is a cave dweller. Graffiti is cave painting, conveying symbols representative of tribal myth. Nightclubs are temples where ritual dancing generates tremendous cones of energy. City wildlife—pigeons, rats, alley cats, crows, and moths—become magical familiars. The city is as sacred to Evan as the mountains are to Kaia. However, Kaia cannot fathom practising witchcraft in the city, presenting yet another obstacle to any destined romantic union.

Rory is a spunky twelve-year-old witch and psychic from Evan’s coven. Totally great at what she does, when she sees Kaia’s imminent death it’s accepted by everyone that nothing will be able prevent it.

In Pretty Sacrifices, Kaia, Evan, and Rory take on a dangerous mission that they are certain will result in Kaia’s death. However, as dedicated witches their duty lies in serving the Goddess...whatever the ultimate cost.

To learn more about the witches of Pretty Sacrifices, click here:

Meet the author:

Bestselling author Devin O'Branagan writes novels about uncommon heroes. Her genres include young adult urban fantasy, paranormal thrillers, and comic mysteries. She also writes a humor column for TAILS Magazine, is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America, and many of her writing projects support animal rescue. All of her books are available in both print and eBook formats.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting me on my blog tour for PRETTY SACRIFICES!


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