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16 September 2016

TK Thompson & 'The Dark Eve' @darkeveseries @GoddessFish #Fantasy

Today we have author TK Thompson visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* I was born in Provo, UT and raised in copper mining towns in-between Arizona and New Mexico. I can be compared to a lizard. The warm weather makes a great home, but I have always had a love for the rain and overcast skies, extremely contradictory from my given habitat. That’s how I see myself sometimes, a lover of opposites. I would consider my childhood to be groundless when it came to my imagination. I was trapped inside my own mind and I believe I learned the world in small harsh but necessary truths, like a slow awakening. My little stories had their encompassing place along with underdeveloped drawing skills. But rationality whispered in my ears through my upbringing. I sought out what I felt to be important, the events of graduating high school, Silver City, NM 1999. I went to a safe community college in Thatcher, AZ. They say that college is a large defining time in a young person’s life. It’s where they start to wonder about who they are, what they know as truth, and far away from those that defined it for them. I was of course set with innate knowledge and experience and given power with irrational brain resources. My heart had plenty of stitches and I gave many to others. But I could not find peace in a single person. My ideas of life, love, and the world that I wanted to exist in felt unattainable. Having the whole picture felt like an impossible task. I went on a mission for my church in Washington, where I happily got my rain and clouds. Spending eighteen months dedicated to serving others and not yourself is a mind-opening task. It set me up to find the true roots within and be ready to insult my future husband Dustin Thompson when he walked through the door. I am as plain as I want to be. I have three crazy children to help fuel my life and since have received my Bachelors Degree in business management, UOP. But most of all I have tapped back into my imagination, pushed aside all rationality, and finished one of my best thoughts so far. Every day I continue to face my vulnerabilities.

Today TK Thompson will be talking about the first book she read that had a big impact on her.
* The first book that I remember connecting to was Bridge to Terabithia. I struggled liking to read as a child and was always very much stuck in my own head. This book resonated to me probably because it was a story of a child who was isolated and had poor family relationships. Which was my experience. I also was very much an imaginative person. Like the female character Leslie, I had whole worlds inside me and I hardly ever focused on anything else.
A look into...
~ Blurb ~
* Young Audim Basile hates life dominated by his cold, controlling father. But his dreams of fortune and adventure are turned upside down when he runs off to weigh anchor with the toughest, most barbaric band of pirates the criminal underworld has ever known.
* Together with their dark, mysterious female captain, Acantha – who’ll run her sword through anyone who looks at her the wrong way – Basile and his fellow swashbuckling bandits sail the globe, fighting hordes of terrifying supernatural creatures that would make even the hardiest buccaneer quake with fear.
* Together with his newfound crew mates, Basile must help with finding Acantha’s sister – who’s been missing for over a year – while being consumed with trying to solve the mystery of Acantha’s illusive past – before the evil Wraith King sends all of them to a premature watery grave.
* Will Basile survive the fiercest test of his young life? Will Acantha sacrifice her own ship and crew (including young Basile) just to save her sister? Will young Basile come to terms with the price of the high-seas way of life and fortune?
* In her stunning debut novel, T.K. Thompson launches readers on the most exhilarating ocean journey since Pirates of the Caribbean. Only time will tell if Acantha, Basile, and their hardy shipmates will live to tell this heart-stopping tale and fight another day.
~ Excerpt ~
* “She walked into town with only the clothes on her back. She changed everything. I’m not saying she was responsible for everything. No person can have that much power. But she was a force of nature, only eighteen, more beautiful than any one person should be. With so much authority in her that she could take whatever came at her. Wild, impulsive, untamable like an animal that had been caged its entire life and had just been granted freedom. She had so much life in her. Her smile…” he paused as he remembered it with an affectionate yet devastating look upon his face, “she was the only person I could have ever loved.”
* He said it with finality. Basile tried to imagine the place he spoke of, Dagan as a young man running around with the captain, going swimming, being in love, but there was no reality in which he could imagine that. The person he knew was not the person that Dagan portrayed. The captain was dark, stern, and intolerant. He had never imagined he would see a smile on her face. Until now, he recalled her smile. It was beautiful, perfect, and what made it even more picturesque as he remembered it, was that it was genuine. Feelings for this old man had to exist inside her for her to visit him every year. Everything inside Basile screamed that he shouldn’t believe this story, but there was a small hint of skeptical possibility. What else did he have to believe?
Buy The Dark Eve: A New Recruit here...
The Dark Eve will be $0.99 during the tour. The sequel to this book series is also available. The second book is called "The Dark Eve: A Witch's Curse".
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Thank you for joining us here today, TK Thompson! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

ANNOUNCEMENT! TK Thompson will be awarding $30 Amazon or Barnes and Noble 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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11 comments:

Nikolina said...

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

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Lisa Brown said...

congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

clojo9372 said...

I really enjoyed following this book tour, I wish you continued good luck with your book and its release, and I wish you the best of luck with all of your future projects! Thank you for the giveaway and have a great weekend! :)

Theresa said...

Such an interesting sounding book.

Bea LaRocca said...

Happy Friday, TK! I hope that you enjoy your weekend. I'd like to thank you one last time for offering this book tour and Giveaway! Best of luck to you with all of your future endeavors!

Rita said...

I have enjoyed the tour. The book sounds great.

Victoria Alexander said...

Really great post! I've enjoyed following tour for The Dark Eve and I'm looking forward to reading it..thanks for sharing!

amy bowens said...

Really enjoyed the excerpt

Dark Eve said...

Thank you for hosting!!! I'm giving away a free book to those that subscribe to my email list at www.thedarkeve.com

Dark Eve said...

Let me know what you think!!