Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Unicorn Rescue! Chris T. Kat on Mythological Creatures and a Giveaway

Unicorns? Did someone say unicorns? *perk*  First off, look at that gorgeous cover. Second, Chris T. Kat is here to talk about her latest book and its mythological title creature. 

And Chris is holding a GIVEAWAY! Check at the end of the post for details on winning a cute Unicorn Rescue coin purse.


Mythological Creatures
Tali, thank you very much for the opportunity to be a guest on your blog. eXtasy books published my new release, Unicorn Rescue, on August 15th.
Unicorn Rescue is, you've guessed correctly, about the rescue of a group of unicorns. I've always been fond of unicorns and wanted to write a story which included them for a long time already. But of course they're not the only well-known mythological creatures. So far I've written stories that included unicorns, mermaids (or in this case, merman) and harpies (those have been a fan fiction story). But what about some other well-known creatures? How about:
1.      Phoenix:
He’s the mythical firebird and is portrayed as a bird that dies in fire and is reborn of it. A popular Phoenix in literature is Fawkes in the Harry Potter books.
2.      Minotaur:
The Minotaur is described as having the upper body of a bull and the lower body of a man.
3.      Banshee:
Banshees are usually seen as female spirits, sometimes they're called fairies. It's described that Banshees wail when someone is about to die, which is why they're considered to be omens of death.
4.      Griffin / Gryphon:
This creature is depicted as a lion with the head and wings of an eagle. The Griffin is a majestic creature, that's supposed to be particularly strong and the protector of the divine.
5.      Giant:
A giant is a fairly common mythological creature. It's usually described as either a human or a monster of great strength and size. Often they're associated with chaos.
Which mythological creature would you like to read about? Do you have a favorite book with mythological creatures? Please recommend them in the comments.

Thank you! :)



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Blurb:
A search for missing unicorns reveals a Fate that Samuel has only dreamed of before.
When they first meet, Jordan takes Samuel’s breath away—but not in a good way. Jordan knocks Samuel, a gatekeeper from a world called Eden, flat on his ass. In Jordan’s defense, Samuel did freak him out, appearing out of thin air the way he did. Luckily, the appearance of the unicorns preempts a possible fight.
Relieved to have found Eden’s unicorns, Samuel is astonished that Jordan knows about them, despite the fact that their horns have been concealed by magic. Attempting to remove the halters that bind them, Samuel is rendered unconscious.
The question now is how to get the unicorns back to Eden, as well as solve the mystery of who has stolen them to begin with. But just maybe Samuel and Jordan need to deal with this attraction between them that seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. Are their feelings tied in with the mystery of the unicorns?

Excerpt:
“What the fuck?” Samuel groaned. After locating the unicorns on Earth, he’d opened a gate at night and stepped through it, not expecting any trouble while retrieving the unicorns.
But something had gone wrong because he found himself sprawled on the soft grass, rubbing his aching jaw. The darkness around him wasn’t absolute—a sparse scattering of stars in the sky illuminated his surroundings. As he searched for his gate, he came up empty. There had been no time to stabilize it and, annoyed, he conceded that it probably had collapsed.
“Who are you? Or should I ask what are you?”
Samuel opened and closed his mouth several times, wondering whether he needed a healer or if an ice-pack would be sufficient. He sat up and observed the man who’d knocked him to the ground. The same man he’d seen in Selina’s crystal ball.
“I asked you a question!”
“Well, it would’ve been easier to ask your question first instead of knocking me out. Just a well-meant piece of advice for next time.” Samuel hauled himself to his feet and shook his head to clear it. His jaw would sport a wonderful bruise tomorrow if he didn’t do something about it. This guy sure had a powerful fist.
“I didn’t allow you to get up!”
Samuel fixed his gaze on the man, taking stock of him. He’d seemed small in the crystal ball but that didn’t have to mean anything. Still, even in real life he came across as small but lean, with bright blue eyes that looked rather huge in his finely chiseled face. Pretty. Really pretty.
“I’m talking to you!”
“You’re not talking, you’re screaming,” Samuel said. “Scared?”
“Why would I be scared of someone who stepped out of nothingness? Although it looked like some kind of opening, which is all kinds of weird and… and… who are you?”
“I’m Samuel, nice to meet you…?” Samuel smiled and extended his hand, knowing he’d surprised the other man with his casual manner.
“Jordan.”
“Hello, Jordan. Now, how about we start again? I think we got off on the wrong foot.” Samuel clasped Jordan’s trembling hand in his. “Don’t be afraid.”
“Afraid? No, no, I’m not. I mean, why would I be? It’s an everyday thing that people show up out of thin air. Haha! See? I’m not afraid.”
“Ah, yes, I noticed how not afraid you are.”

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Chris T. Kat
Chris T. Kat lives in the middle of Europe, where she shares a house with her husband of many years and their two children. She stumbled upon the M/M genre by luck and was swiftly drawn into it. She divides her time between work, her family—which includes chasing after escaping horses and lugging around huge instruments such as a harp—and writing. She enjoys a variety of genres, such as mystery/suspense, paranormal, and romance. If there's any spare time, she happily reads for hours, listens to audiobooks or does cross stitch.

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Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Chris-T.-Kat/e/B008FQQH2Q

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GIVEAWAY!

Chris is giving away two Unicorn Rescue coin purses to two lucky winners. The giveaway runs from August 13th to August 21st. All you have to do is to leave a comment on one of her stops. Please make sure to leave Chris an email addy to contact you. 

She'll pick the winner on August 22nd.

The tour dates are here:
August 13th: Tempeste O'Riley
August 14th: The Blogger Girls
August 16th: Jon Keys
August 17th: Julie Lynn Hayes
August 18th: MA Church

August 19th: Tali Spencer

4 comments:

  1. Just got a copy. Can't wait to read it.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh, really? Thank you so much, Debby. I hope you'll like it. Good luck for the giveaway!

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  2. I do love dragons and phoenixes, but what about a hell hound and I would like to read about the Japanese mythical fox the Kitsune?

    I recently found a book on Japanese mythical creatures and came across one called the Basan which is a large fire-breathing chicken monster. There are so many more, but can you just imagine your hero been chased by a fire breathing chicken!

    Thank you for a chance to win one of your sweet unicorn purses

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    1. Sula, I actually recently finished writing a story that features a hellhound. :) The Kitsune would be right up my alley since I'm a fox lover.

      lolol A fire breathing chicken--sounds like a great idea!

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