Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Book Tour and Giveaway: Aryana's Journey (Excalibur's Decision #1) by Aspen Black

Title: Aryana's Journey 
Series: Excalibur's Decision #1 
Author: Aspen Black 
Publication Date: December 20th 2019
Print Length: 291 pages
Genres: Reverse Harem, Fantasy, Romance 
In the twenty third century the gateways were opened by Merlin between Earth and The Realm, the home of the Fae, in search of the next King Arthur. Magic flooded the Earth, overtaking most of technology. Now, hundreds of years later, Fae have learned to coexist peacefully with humans and Merlin still searches the Earth with Excalibur.

Aryana works in the Mayor’s kennels overnight. She’s been content with her life up until the moment her eyes meet those of Merlin’s. Everything changes during the Star Festival. Her life becomes a whirlwind as she travels to Avalon with her Knights of the Round Table, her Wizard and a new ally that no one was ever expecting.

It’s up to Aryana to help stop an ancient evil that dwells deep within The Realm. She will have to learn to fight for herself with the help of Excalibur to aid in the upcoming war.

This is a slow to medium burn fantasy reverse harem why choose novel.

Aspen Black is often described as kooky by her friends. She writes the stories that have floated continuously in her imagination since she was a child. She's a lemonade addict that really shouldn't be allowed near lemons.

Being an introvert, she spends most of her time writing and reading her favorite books.

Please join her on her Facebook and twitter feeds for up to date information on current and in-progress books.

She is a lover of all animals, having a small zoo at home.

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- What can we expect from you in the future?
You can expect so much! I’m a little like the energizer bunny when it comes to writing. I have the two series right now that I’ll have published and finished by the end of 2020. I also have a contemporary paranormal series based in a town that I’ll have written by the end of 2020, but won’t probably be published until 2021. That idea was something I had started even before Ghost Revelations but it’s taken a while to develop the story.

I have a stand-alone fantasy I’m writing that’s based vaguely on the idea of Jack and the Giant Beanstalk. That book is looking to be at least four hundred or more pages.

I also have a few note books full of ideas that I just need to develop. I have an idea that has the first few pages already written for a twist on a zombie apocalypse. The only ideas that I struggle with are Christmas stories. I’d love to write a few short stories for next Christmas.

I’m really hoping that I can attend a few writer/reader conferences as an author. That would be a DREAM.

- Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story? Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
My characters completely hijack the story. I have no reigns whatsoever. I’ll go in with an idea but they’ll take over and it’ll come out totally different. You should really read my books or my characters will be sad!

- What did you edit out of this book?
For Ghost Revelations, I actually took out a few chapters that just didn’t work with the overall story. I did add an extra chapter back in though. I saved the chapters I took out to see if I could use in the future.

- What is your writing process? For instance do you do an outline first? Do you do the chapters first?
I’m what’s known as a ‘pantser’. For the most part, I’ll write down an idea, do a vague outline of what I want the story to work off of, and then I let my fingers fly! I do write in chapters, I can’t write outside of chapters, it has to go in order.

- Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
I can do both, but I prefer to have music going on in the background. If it’s too quiet, I can sometimes get bored and unfocused. But if there’s a tv going? I’ll get so distracted I stop writing altogether.

- How long on average does it take you to write a book?
My first book, Ghost Revelations, took about five months. Aryana’s Journey only took two. I’m thinking the second book in the Ghost Dud Series is going to take about two months as well I started earlier this month but, I’m only about half way done with it.

- Do you believe in writer’s block?
Oh, yes. It is there! I’ve run into it a few times. The longest was about two weeks and it was HORRIBLE! Not being able to think of anything to write felt like I was missing a limb.
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  1. How long did it take you to write your book?

    1. Hi Bernie! It took about two months to write Aryana's Journey. A month was spent on editing and revising.

  2. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

  3. The cover looks good. I think I'd enjoy reading this book.

  4. The cover looks greats makes me want to read this book

  5. I love the cover, and the story sounds interesting.

  6. I love how strong the woman on the cover looks. I like books about strong women.

  7. I like the cover! The giveaway colors and design are amazing.

  8. I love the way the cover was done, split into two parts.

  9. The cover looks like a cool movie poster. I love it.

  10. I read the Mists of Avalon many years ago and loved the story of King Arthur!

  11. The cover does a good job of depicting one heroine in two worlds.

  12. The book sounds exciting, and the cover is amazing!

  13. The cover is what drew me in! It’s amazing!

  14. I like the cover. It's mysterious and the font is cool.