Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Writing Buddy Wednesday: Kylie Griffin

Kylie Griffin writes fantasy romance, is the queen of the competition circuit and just had her debut book released this week.

I've known Kylie for a number years on RWAus loops and have been lucky enough to meet in person at the RWAus conferences I've attended. Kylie is a hard worker, a great inspiration, and is caring and giving person. She shares information about the industry with fellow writers and is always there with a helping hand. Basically, Kylie is not just good people, she's wonderful people.

As a fellow DarkSider, it's been exciting to follow Kylie's progress from winning the rounds in the competition circuit, including the Golden Heart (TM) given by RWAmerica, getting an agent, and then getting 3-book contract.

I've read snippets of Kylie's work online, and have loved what I've read.

Vengeance Born, is the first book in the Light Blade series (and it's winging it's way to me as we speak!)

Here's the blurb:

There is no mercy in the demon realm. No escape. In this place of desperation and conflict, anyone who is not pure bred is virtually powerless. Until an unlikely champion is born…

Annika, half-blood daughter of the Na’Reish King, longs for more than her tormented life among her father’s people. Conceived in hatred and bred as a tool of retribution, she’s gifted with a special talent that can heal as well as destroy.

With the Na’Reish vastly outnumbering them, Kalan, a Light Blade warrior, knows the future of humankind depends on him alone. Incursions into human territory and raids for blood-slaves by the Na’Reish Horde have increased. As Chosen-leader, he faces the task of stopping the demons—and convincing the Council of aging Light Blade warriors that change is necessary for survival.

When Annika learns Kalan is a prisoner in her father’s dungeon, her dream of escape seems within reach. She agrees to free him in exchange for his protection once they reach human territory. Now, marked for death for helping him, Annika must learn to trust Kalan as they face not only the perilous journey to the border but enemies within the Council—and discover a shocking truth that could throw the human race into civil war…

You can find Kylie on her cool blog and her website.

Cover for her second release
due later in the year.

And can I just say, wow, on the gorgeous covers . Any writer would be ecstatic to have these but for your first two books - amazing!

Expect to see big things from Kylie.


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