Monday, November 25, 2013

[Guest Post] A List from Misha Gericke

Brr... I don't know about where you're from, but Ohio is getting cold. Thankfully, Misha Gericke has stopped by to discuss her hot new release, The Vanished Knight. ;) Take it away, Misha!


Ten Reasons Why You Should Read The War of Six Crowns

So, I’ve been around to plenty of blogs recently, so you might have seen The Vanished Knight’s cover, read the blurb, and thought that you might want to read it. And if you’re on the fence about whether you should buy my book, you might want to read this list on why The War of Six Crowns is awesome.
  1. It’s a portal fantasy with a difference. The doors go both ways in real time. And they never go away.
  2. The Nordians. If you read my book, you’ll get what I mean.
  3. Although the book’s written for the YA audience, it doesn’t underestimate the reader’s intelligence. I wrote it, assuming that the reader would be able to keep up.
  4. I created all my characters and countries to be complex.
  5. Everything that’s happening in the book and series has a good reason. Mostly, it’s because someone’s pulling the strings, but otherwise everything has a history.
  6. The series isn’t called War of Six Crowns for no reason. The war’s coming, init’s just a matter of how and when.
  7. The main characters aren’t saving the world because they’re the chosen ones. They’re doing the best they can with what they have because they chose to step up.
  8. The sequel’s out next year. And it’s good. Do you really want the added pressure of reading two books in quick succession? Because trust me, you won’t be able to put them down.
  9. The characters from earth all have very good reasons why they’re in the other world.
  10. I wrote it. ;-)
What do you enjoy about reading fantasy novels?

About the Book:

Since the death of her parents, Callan Blair has been shunted from one foster family to another, her dangerous secret forcing the move each time. Her latest foster family quickly ships her off to an exclusive boarding school in the Cumbrian countryside. While her foster-brother James makes it his mission to get Callan expelled, a nearby ancient castle holds the secret doorway to another land...

When Callan is forced through the doorway, she finds herself in the magical continent of Tardith, where she’s shocked to learn her schoolmates Gawain and Darrion are respected soldiers in service to the king of Nordaine, one of Tardith's realms. More than that, the two are potential heirs to the Black Knight—Nordaine's crown prince.

But when the Black Knight fails to return from a mysterious trip, the realm teeters on the brink of war. Darrion and Gawain set out to find him, while Callan discovers there is more to her family history than she thought. The elves are claiming she is their princess.

Now with Darrion growing ever more antagonistic and her friendship with Gawain blossoming, Callan must decide whether to stay in Nordaine—where her secret grows ever more threatening—or go to the elves and uncover the truth about her family before war sets the realms afire.

About the Author:

M. Gerrick (AKA Misha Gericke) has basically created stories since before she could write. Many of those stories grew up with her and can be seen in her current projects. She lives close to Cape Town, with a view over False Bay and Table Mountain.

If you’d like to contact her, feel free to mail her at warofsixcrowns(AT)gmail(DOT)com, Circle her on Google Plus or follow her on Twitter. If you'd like to see her writer-side (beware, it's pretty insane), please feel free to check out her blogYou can also add The Vanished Knight on Goodreads.


P.S. Happy (Early) Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Americans! And to the rest of you... well, Happy (Early) Thursday. :)

P.P.S. In case you missed it, here are "5 Writerly Things I'm Thankful For" via Natasha Hanova.


Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on your book, Misha. I love high fantasy stories and ones that enter new worlds through portals. Yours sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing about it.

Happy Thanksgiving to you both!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That last one made me laugh!

Emilyann Girdner said...

Oh, nice Misha. I like this list. Nordians? You definitely spiked my curiosity. And the cover is beautiful by the way.

Melissa said...

Congrats, Misha. It's on my TBR list. :)

Hi, Carrie. *waves* Sorry I'm late to the party. Been baking pies and thawing a turkey all day long.

Carrie Butler said...

What kind of pies? Did you bring any to share? :D

Carrie Butler said...

Me too! It's a good reason. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks for stopping by, Emilyann! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Natalie! :D

Crystal Collier said...

LOL! Love it! You know, I used to be timid about bragging my own work up. But really, there's no reason. If it's awesome, it's awesome, and yours is awesome. =)

(Hi Carrie!)

Carrie Butler said...

Spoken like a true marketer! *wipes away tear*

Hi, Crystal!

Liz Blocker said...

THIS: "The main characters aren’t saving the world because they’re the chosen ones. They’re doing the best they can with what they have because they chose to step up."

Love that. Love that love that love that :)

Thanks for sharing this with us! Happy Thanksgiving, Misha and Carrie!

Carrie Butler said...

Yes! That was my favorite part, too. :D

Happy Thanksgiving, Liz!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

*sigh* if only portals existed in real life!!!

Happy Thanksgiving, Misha and Carrie!

Carrie Butler said...

Yes! I would be all over that.

Thanks, Stina. :D You too!

David List said...

Very cool book cover for The Vanished Knight!
Checking out Misha's blog.

In other news, Carrie I mentioned you in Special Thanks area of my Kickstarter. It has launched. Come have a look.

Misha Gericke said...

I also love portal stories. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Misha Gericke said...

Hahaha thought I should trade on my charm in some way. :-P

Misha Gericke said...

Good to know, Emilyann. Hope you check out the story. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks Melissa!

Misha Gericke said...

Hahaha yeah no one will buy a book if its own author says it sucks. :-P

Misha Gericke said...

Hehehe thanks Liz!

Misha Gericke said...

Hahaha yeah that would be super awesome!

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks David!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

It's cold here in Texas too, but not unbearable. Congratulations on your novel, Misha. Great cover, and the word castle caught my attention. Castles fascinate me. Magic and princes and princesses are good too. Best of luck with your novel.

Carrie Butler said...

I guess that means the holidays are upon us, Beverly! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Oh, cool! I'll check it out. :) Thank you!