Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dragons Among Them by Kyra Jacobs Giveaway & Interview

Dragons Among Them
Kingdoms of Fire and Ice
Book One
Kyra Jacobs

Genre: PNR/Fantasy

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, LLC

Date of Publication: April 19th, 2016

ISBN: 9781619234406

Word Count: 66K

Book Description:

Prince Zayne Godfrey, heir to Edana’s throne, is betrothed to the lone princess of rival kingdom Forath. While his heart is not in the arranged marriage, he will do his royal duty.

When he finds a beautiful stranger cornered by a pack of wolves, he doesn’t hesitate to shift into his golden dragon form to save her. She thanks him by taking one look at him and fainting dead away.

Photographer Adelaide Miller is in England for a career-making shoot when a bizarre jogging mishap lands her in a dangerous, medieval-like world of royals, wizards and dragon-shifting men. Her first instinct is to find her way back, but the fire-breathing prince intent on protecting her threatens to melt her heart.

Zayne’s burning passion for Adelaide not only jeopardizes the fragile peace between two kingdoms, it uncovers a ruthless plot to destroy his family.

Remaining together may change Adelaide’s very definition of home—and expose one searing secret that could forever shift the balance of power in Zayne’s world.

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About the Author:

Kyra Jacobs is an extroverted introvert who writes of love, humor and mystery in the Midwest and beyond. When this Hoosier native isn’t pounding out scenes for her next book, she’s likely outside, elbow-deep in snapdragons or spending quality time with her sports-loving family. Kyra also loves to read, tries to golf, and is an avid college football fan.

Be sure to stop by her website to learn more about her novels and ways connect with her on social media.

Where are you from? Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Tell us your latest news? The first book in my new fantasy/paranormal romance series DRAGONS AMONG THEM takes wing this month.
When and why did you begin writing? Ha, I love this story. Well, I love it now; at the time not so much. Long story short, I was outside savoring the summer weather and playing ball with my two sons when I broke my left pinky finger. Sidelined by an annoying cast for several weeks, I needed to find an alternate creative outlet to my usual outdoor activities. That’s when a scene from my first novel, Armed With Steele, struck me. So I headed to my laptop and started toying with the storyline a bit. The rest, as they say, is history.
When did you first consider yourself a writer? Honestly? Not until my first book was drafted for the third or fourth time. Lol. Once I could no longer walk past my keyboard and not get the urge to write, that’s when I knew.
What inspired you to write your first book? My best friend, Kelly, was actually the inspiration behind Armed With Steele. The devoted friendship between Jessica and Grace in that book was a reflection of hers and mine. Ironically, the book I sat down to write was more of a women’s fiction/thriller. But then I started writing about this good-looking single cop that lived nearby, and…well, Nate Steele stole my heart (and subsequently my storyline).
Do you have a specific writing style? Sure, though I can’t tell you what it is. Hahaha No, really—if you pick up any of my books, you’ll undoubtedly discover the same writer’s “voice” behind each, whether contemporary or fantasy. I have a lot of fun with dialog, so my stories are heavier on that than they are on in-depth descriptions of furniture fabric and the like.
How did you come up with the title? Ooo…well, I’d hate to give away any spoilers, but Addie helped me name this one. ;-)
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? While there isn’t really a moral to the story, my characters did learn to fight for what they believed in while discovering their own self-worth. Because we all have worth, whether we realize it or not. J
How much of the book is realistic? Hmm, not much. Which was a blast, as this was the first book I’ve written where I could really let go and have some fun. I tried to keep some basic rules in there—yes, there’s gravity; yes, people still had to eat and sleep and go (which allowed me to have a bit of fun in one particular scene. Poor Addie, she might never forgive me. Or Brom.) But Zayne’s world was imagined, and I had a lot of fun with that. This is by no means a historical romance—in Zayne’s world, time looks a bit different than it first seems.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? Only imaged ones. ;-)
What books have most influenced your life most? Wow, that’s a tough one because I read all sorts of things. A few that come to mind that influenced my writer’s life are The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger), Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte), Needful Things (Stephen King), and Talk Before Sleep (Elizabeth Berg). Each of those drew me and refused to let go. I try to do the same for my readers.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? Shirley Jump, who actually was my early mentor, whether she wanted to be or not. So far, she hasn’t blocked my texts. Lol.
What book are you reading now? Pretend It’s Love by Stefanie London. J
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? Rhenna Morgan and Juliette Cross are two that instantly come to mind. Love their fantasy worlds and feisty heroines.
What are your current projects? I have book 3 in this series sketched out and am writing it now (book 2 is done and in edits now), then I’ll be writing the third book in my contemporary romance Checkerberry Inn series with Entangled. After that? You’ll just have to stick around to see… ;-)

What would you like my readers to know? I’d love them to know how thrilled and humbled I am that they spent this time with us today, and that I can’t wait for them to meet Zayne, Addie, and the rest of the crew in Dragons Among Them.

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