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23 May 2016

Tricia Owens & 'Descended From Dragons' #TriciaOwens @GoddessFish #UrbanFantasy #ParanormalRomance

Today we have author Tricia Owens visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* Tricia Owens wants you to know that Las Vegas is actually a pretty cool place and you won't be eaten by a troll there. Probably. A former casino games dealer and cruise ship editor, Tricia has traveled extensively, visiting over 70 countries. She writes full time in several genres including urban fantasy and romance. Her favorite setting is her home town, the city of sin.

A look into...
~ Blurb ~
* Beneath the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas lies another city. A secret city in plain sight, full of warlocks and demons, shape-shifters and golems. A city that feeds off the chance magick that is generated by gamblers and which is ruled by mysterious beings called the Oddsmakers.
* It is in this strange underbelly of the occult that Anne Moody runs a cursed pawn shop for the desperate, the curious, and the magickally inclined. Though the job is boring, it keeps her under the radar. None of her customers have any inkling that she is a dragon sorceress with a power that's been feared throughout history. However dragons are no help when a stone statue ends up in her shop that is more than it appears. The statue is a gargoyle named Vale, who is shrouded in mystery and secrets. When she learns that Vale is possessed, and that the person responsible for cursing him plans to take over Las Vegas with a horde of demons from Hell, Anne realizes it is up to her to defy the Oddsmakers and save the city, and possibly the world.
~ Excerpt ~
* A shift of the eyes to the left. I followed Orlaton's line of sight to a riveted metal trunk that sat on the floor at the base of one of the bookshelves. Like a pirate's chest, it was sealed closed by a large, ancient padlock. The padlock was probably only window dressing. The real locks were magickal, and they would hurt you if you tried to break them, if not outright kill you.
* "I've made my mistake. I will never make it again," Orlaton murmured.
* His cheeks were white. His shoulders had hunched. As I looked at him, dread crawled up my spine like a spider. There had been horror in his voice. A wretched sort of anguish. Anguish still bound up in fear.
* I looked at the chest again. It didn't look so simple anymore. Now it looked like someone's nightmare.
* "What's inside it?" I asked, reluctant to hear the answer.
* His eyes shimmered behind their lenses. "Do you really want to know?"
* Orlaton had taken this somewhere darker than I'd intended this conversation to go. I wanted to back away from the haunted knowledge in his eyes even as a part of me wanted to defend him. Orlaton was no wounded bird, but something in that trunk had hurt him. Badly. I couldn't begin to imagine how terrible—how wickedly devious—it must have been to have slipped beneath his guard.
* I couldn't begin to imagine what it had done to him before he had managed to stop it.
* "I suggest you don't do what I did," he warned in a voice that trembled. He aimed a meaningful look at the gargoyle statue. "Some magicks…linger. Some magicks destroy you when you least expect them to."
* "I'll get help," I promised him. A name came to mind, one I hadn't thought of in years.
* His mouth thinned into the smile of a ghost. "I'd wish you luck, but it won't help you."
Buy Descended From Dragons here...
Amazon
Find Tricia Owens here...
Amazon Author Page | Facebook | Website
Thank you for joining us here today, Tricia Owens! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

ANNOUNCEMENT! Tricia Owens will be awarding a $75 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour! So be sure to leave a comment AND use the Rafflecopter below. Also, visit the other tour stops for a greater chance of winning!

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21 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Tricia said...

Thanks, fellow Vegas peep!

Simon said...

Looks like an interesting book ;)

Brooke Bumgardner said...

Oh, this sounds SO good! Adding to my TBR. Thank you for sharing the excerpt.

How much time do you spend writing each day, Ms. Owens?

Tricia said...

Thanks, Simon!
Brooke, I try to put out a novel a month, so my writing schedule depends on how lazy I am at the beginning of the month and whether I need to write like the wind in the middle and end, haha. Generally, though, I take it easy and write around 3k/day. I couldn't tell you how long that takes because I rarely write all in one spurt.

168d7130-34d4-11e2-91ad-000bcdcb5194 said...

Good luck with the release!

--Trix

DanieX said...

definitely sounds like a good read, thanks for sharing :)

James Robert said...

Happy Monday and thanks so much for the giveaway

Rita said...

I liked the excerpt, thank you.

MomJane said...

I loved, loved this excerpt. This sounds like an absolutely fascinating sci fi story.

Becky Richardson said...

What comes first for you--the story or the characters?

Cali W. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I like the excerpt. :)

Victoria Alexander said...

I absolutely love this cover and thanks for sharing the excerpt :)

Tricia said...

Thanks, everyone! I'm happy this story and cover interests you.

Becky, no matter what genre I write in, the characters always come first. The way I feel, the world's best plot means nothing if I don't care about the characters who are involved in it. Conversely, the world's best characters mean I could be happy reading about them standing in line at the DMV.

Ally Swanson said...

I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

Nikolina said...

This book sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

Dario Z said...

I just love the book cover, it’s amazing!

Ally Swanson said...

Happy Memorial Day! Hope you have a fabulous holiday! Can't wait to read this book!

gemiinii said...

Cant wait to read this book!

Betul E.

Nikolina said...

I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you for all the great blog posts and excerpts!

Ree Dee said...

I love the sound of this book. I can't wait to read more.