Thursday, September 12, 2013

Blog Hop / Blood Stained Lives by Ronald Griffin


Namon is a young man with a destiny that has haunted him since his birth. His parents were murdered to protect his existence a secret from those that would cause him harm. His godmother Katrina raises him to the best of her ability. Months before his 18th birthday though events occur that force her to reveal his destiny. He is one of the last White Wolves a rare secret race of werewolves blessed with holy powers that enable them to protect humanity from all creatures of darkness. During his journey he must learn to control his abilities and prepare himself for the inevitable confrontation with the vampire responsible for his parents' deaths Cyrus. It is Cyrus's goal to put together an ancient amulet that will enable him to summon the demon dragon Galamythe to carry out his lost love's final wishes.
During his trials Namon did not think he would ever see a light in the shadow of his destiny until he met a mysterious and beautiful vampire called Aluana. She has no memory of her past and even though their union is forbidden there is a strong connection between the two of them that they cannot understand. Can Namon help bring back her memory and they can discover what connects them? More importantly will their love help them both to survive both his destiny and the possible upcoming apocalypse?
This book is filled with action, drama, mystery, and just enough humor to make anyone with a sense of humor chuckle. I look forward to hearing feedback on my story from those who have and will read it.

Author Interview Questions

What type of genre do you write? Paranormal Fantasy

What sparked your passion for books and the art of a good story? My Mom always had a passion for reading and we would always watch movies together as well. We would watch mostly fantasy movies like Legend, Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, Krull, and many other movies and I believe growing up with such movies sparked my imagination. I started writing short stories when I was in kindergarten but they were usually based on cartoons. In middle school I started writing my own superhero story. It wasn't until highschool until I started writing supernatural stories. It was then that I started writing some of the elements of this particular novel. Over the years I wrote many short stories and always wanted to write a novel but certain life events caused me to post pone. I have kids now and decided that I want to leave behind something that they could be proud of.

Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp? The importance of friends and family. When you have them on your side anything can be done. 

What challenges have you faced in your writing career? Getting it started. I didn't realize there was so much work in self promoting. I am just glad I have made some wonderful friends along the way. 

What has been your best moment as a writer? The feeling of love and support from everyone around me along the way. 

Do you feel like your dream has come true or is there much more to do? This is my first novel and although yes my dream is going to come true, but I believe there is much more to do to keep that dream alive.

Have you ever had a day when you just wanted to quit? There were times I felt that maybe I wasn't cut out for this but I kept pushing through it and well here I am.

Did you have a moment when you realized you were meant to be a writer? Not really it is just something I have always enjoyed doing in my spare time.

What advice would you give to aspiring authors? Don't be afraid to ask friends for help if going at this alone.

After this book, what is next? Writing a series of origin novellas building up to the release of the second novel for this series.
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Author Bio:

Ronald Griffin is a 31 year old Author who grew up in Georgia and still lives there today. His current writing style includes paranormal fantasy and horror. He has been writing since he was 9 years old when he wrote a Tiny Toons Adventure skit for his class and it was well received. From there, he was absorbed with writing about Superheros but once high school hit, the supernatural started calling him, especially the werewolves. This is where his latest The Blood Lives Saga was born. You can either find him locked away in his writing cave or at his local Cracker Barrel where he supports his fantasy genre reading habit. His Author idol is the husband and wife writing team Ilona Andrews. He has thoroughly enjoyed their magic series novels and feels encouraged that they are from his same state. When not writing, you can find Ronald spending time with his daughters (ages 3 and 9) and his son (age 7). He can be found spending time making precious moments with them and hopefully passing along his writing bug to them. 

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