I'm so excited that today I have the honor of having Rachel Morgan, author of young adult paranormal books, and winner of our video contest, doing a guest post for me. To land this awesome blogger here at my place is an honor! Please give her a warm welcome and a visit to her house!
A to Z Themes
With less than a week to go, I'm sure you've all decided whether your A to Z posts are going to fit a specific theme, or if you're just going to have 26 random posts. Last year I did the random post thing. Here were a few of my topics:
C - catching up
H - hypnagogic and hypnopompic (and huh?)
L - let me not
Q - quagga
R - random question
Z - zombies
It was quite liberating just picking a random idea each day (yeah, I didn't pre-schedule any posts last year!). But this year I'm going with a theme, and I decided I wanted that theme to be related to the YA paranormal fantasy series I launched in March.
This series, entitled Creepy Hollow, follows Violet, one of an elite force of faeries training to become a guardian. Guardians protect humans from dangerous fae creatures that find their way into the human realm. Vi is all set to graduate as the best guardian of her year until one of her assignments goes wrong—turns out the human boy she just saved can somehow see through her faerie glamour, and he follows her back to the fae realm. Which is against the Law.
So, as a background to the Creepy Hollow series, I thought I'd do 26 flash fictions about 26 different assignments Vi's been on in the past (involving 26 different fae creatures). I'm aware that people have maaaaaany blogs to visit during the A to Z Challenge, so I'm keeping my posts between 200 and 300 words. I hope people will enjoy reading them as much as I've enjoyed writing them!
What is your A to Z theme this year (if you have one)?
Here are a few theme ideas:
26 wacky word definitions (those would be nice short posts!)
26 favorite songs
26 holiday destinations
26 writing tips
26 famous authors
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2. Save a life.
Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a day’s work for a faerie training to be a guardian. Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale knows this better than anyone—she’s about to become the best guardian the Guild has seen in years. That is, until one of her assignments—a human boy who shouldn’t even be able to see her—follows her into the fae realm. Now she’s broken Guild Law, a crime that could lead to her expulsion.
The last thing Vi wants to do is spend any more time with the boy who got her into this mess, but the Guild requires that she return Nate to his home and make him forget everything he’s discovered of the fae realm. Easy, right? But Nate and Vi are about to land themselves in even bigger trouble—and it’ll take all Vi’s training to get them out alive.
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The Creepy Hollow Series