Today I’m pleased to welcome Kara Jaynes with a guest post for my stop on the blog tour for her latest book, Stars Descend (A Game of Stars and Shadows #1)
First though, here’s the book info…
Vampires stalk the streets, lurking in shadows and the cover of darkness. Their lust for blood is never sated, and the nights are filled with the screams of their victims.
I’m just a street rat, a trash picker. I didn’t expect him to choose me. The Prince of Elves could have anyone, so why me?
Even as my heart sings at the elf’s close proximity, I still love the boy who left me, disappearing into the city’s corrupt underworld. I don’t even know if he’s still alive.
Stars reign. Rebellion brews. And with my already uncertain future disintegrating into chaos, I don’t know who to turn to, or who to trust.
Kara’s guest post…
Liberty and Seattle
Liberty is the city Stella lives in and where the story of Stars Descends unfolds. For countless years it has been a dark and dangerous place. Law and order have been set by the strong, with the weak at their mercy.
But then the elves come down from the sky. Their mission is to preserve the now-dying Earth and restore it to health. They set themselves at odds against the oppressors of Liberty, and do what they can to help the people of Liberty, and world beyond it, all while doing their best to restore the now-depleted resources of the planet.
Liberty is a post-apocalyptic Seattle, set hundreds of years in the future. The city has been ravaged by disease, war and the pollution that blankets the city, but despite the calamities that have befallen it, is still a busy center of human activity.
I chose Seattle as the city to be featured in this story because it is the one I know the best. I used to live near the area and had a job Downtown, so it’s very familiar to me. In Stars Descend, I tried to keep the contemporary feel of Seattle, while obviously making it different as well—I imagine time and war would do that. I did keep the gum wall, however. If there’s anything in Seattle that could survive a war, I think the gum wall could be it.
Yes, dear readers, the gum wall is real.
I no longer live in the Pacific Northwest, but I do remember it with fondness and go back to visit when I can. In some ways, it will always be my home.
Kara Jaynes is a fantasy and children’s book author. She loves rainy days, long walks, and fairy tales. She’s been writing since she was very young, and has more stories in her head than she could possibly write.
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Calling all book readers! Join author Kara Jaynes as we chat about her urban fantasy novel STARS DESCEND on June 12th from 8 PM to 10 PM EST (5 PM PST and 6 PM MDT).
Grab your favorite drink and snack and be prepared for a fun time of chatting with Kara, games, and giveaways.
Special guests Janeen Ippolito and Sarah Ashwood will also be sharing their books and joining in the fun.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/701059803645907/
Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, June 3rd
Laura VanArendonk Baugh: Guest Post about Vampires
Geeky Mythology: Book Review
Tuesday, June 4th
Storyteller Princess: Book Review Spotlight
Wednesday, June 5th
She Hearts Fiction: Guest Post on Vampires
Thursday, June 6th
Between the Lines: Guest Post on Seattle, Washington
Friday, June 7th
Cobonham: Book Review
Saturday, June 8th
The Rustic Reading Gal: Guest Post on Space Elves
HEA Club Blog: Book Spotlight
Sunday, June 9th
All the Ups and Downs: Guest Post on Paranormal Creature
Cheryl M-M’s Book Blog: Book Review
Monday, June 10th
Kandi J Wyatt, where fantasy and reality meet: Book Review & Character Interview with Sol
J.L. Mbewe: Book Spotlight
Tuesday, June 11th
The Book Sprite: Guest Post about Overcoming Prejudice
Wednesday, June 12th
Urban Fantasy Investigations: Author Interview
The Hero’s Tale: Book Review
Thursday, June 13th
Unicorn Quester: Character Interview with Eldaren
Friday, June 14th
Betwixt the Pages: Book Review
Sarah Ashwood: Character Interview with Stella
Unicorn Quester: Video Review
Saturday, June 15th
Unicorn Quester: Blog Tour Wrap-Up