Spotlight/Guestpost: Trickster’s Law + Giveaway

Who doesn’t love the trickster god, Loki? He’s long-held a place in my imagination. That’s what first attracted me to Sofia Aves Trickster’s Law. Then, of course, there is that cover. Right?
Aves must have been enamored with the idea of Loki too, as she says this of learning and writing about him:

There’s a Norse god in my head and his name is…

Loki.

He’s in there, and when you have a trickster god inside your head 12 days before launch day, things get just a little…chaotic.

Writing Trickster’s Law may have been one of the most entertaining writes of my life. The pure sass between Loki and Thor had me in hysterics as I wrote…Mr. A even thinks he might read this one! (A minor miracle in itself!).

There was a LOT of research that went into this one. When I was approached by the other authors in the NOT SO EVIL series to write a villain’s origin story, my mind immediately went the way of Loki. But I didn’t want to write Marvel’s version (thought it’s totally acceptable to imagine him as Tom Hiddleston).

Why? Because of copyright, for a start. But also because that Loki has been done by some amazing writers already…you know, Stan, to start with…but also because I wanted to show Loki in a light he hadn’t been drawn as in popular media. To really show what makes him not so evil.

Research during 2020 took a slightly different turn to my usual interviews and library trawling; I had two different translations of the Poetic Edda open for the entire write, and while there are lots of old legends in there, they certainly took on a life of their own! Plus, there’s a fair bit of romance in there because, well, it’s me.

To date there have been a lot of laugh out loud moments amongst my team and I made two betas cry. Which made me feel better, because I cried writing that last chapter too – and no, not sharing because…spoilers 🙂

So I hope you enjoy reading Trickster’s Law as Loki will always have a very special place with me.

Trickster’s Law
Not So…Evil Book 4
by Sofia Aves
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Dark Fantasy
A child isn’t born evil…is he?
Mischiefmaker, silver tongue, trickster… Mayhem follows Loki throughout the nine realms, earning him a reputation as a bringer of chaos. But there is more to Loki than mortals see, and life is boring for an immortal when no one really gets him.
 
A little mischief is harmless in the hands of a god, right?
 
Companion to Odin and Thor but shunned by the Norse gods of the Ӕsir, Loki still seeks their acceptance. No matter how many times he saves their supreme backsides, his every effort ends with a death threat casually tossed in his direction.
 
Increasing his attempts to impress the Ӕsir, Loki tires of their constant disdain despite his successes in their impossible challenges. So, he turns to what he does best: chaos.
 
Follow the trickster god Loki through the perfectly normal life of a disillusioned god, and find out what makes him NOT SO…EVIL.
 
This book is a stand-alone read, a chronicle of Loki’s mischief and love in this collection of NOT SO…EVIL origin stories.
 
 
Sofia is a romantic suspense author from Brisbane, Australia. She started writing romance when she couldn’t find the books she wanted on the shelves in her local bookstore and became addicted to storytelling. She exists on a diet of coffee and champagne and routinely kills her collection of tortured orchids.
 
 
 
 
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$50 Amazon

 

Spotlight: Amden Bog + Giveaway

When considering which book tours to involve myself with Rose’s characters Matina and Boraor intrigued me. They sound just off-center enough to carry the mystery. What do you think?
Amden Bog
A Novel in Stories
by David Rose
Genre: Dark Fantasy
The second book to expose the grim world of Mulgara:
 
Loner, bumpkin, self-destructive teenager, Matina thought her life’s adventures would reach no further than paddling under night cypress or falling through the parchment of a good book. But she owns a great secret, one coming with her approaching womanhood like the mouths of gnashing teeth.
 
Boraor Rehton, the inept shaman, would love nothing more than to leave this wretched town, continuously appointing him their spiritual leader. He knows little about the earthly arts, but the same cannot be said for black magic; tools he uses, which, if caught, would earn him a place on Amden’s impaling stakes.
 
Add Pauthor Quithot, recluse, Grubilius Motty, lowlife drunkard, and other malcontents all involved with a mysterious force let loose upon the bog.As the force’s mystery wanes, old feuds are inflamed, murder is ready to run rampant, and the threshold separating the living from the dead is hopped over with wicked glee.
 
Alluring, unpredictable, dripping with idiosyncratic folk, AMDEN BOG is dark fantasy where beauty and brutality often hang from the same sagging vine.
 
 
 
David Rose (1983-) is both a hybrid author and a former dilettante. His works include No Joy, From Sand and Time, Mulgara, and Amden Bog. One of which won an award.
 
 
 
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$20 Amazon

 

Spotlight: Moon In Bastet + Giveaway

Here we are folks, up and running with our very first spotlight through Silver Dagger Tours, Moon In Bastet. I chose it because the subject matter truly grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let go. Read on and see if it does the same for you, and don’t forget to scroll down for a $10.00 Amazon voucher giveaway!

Moon in Bastet
by E.S. Danon
Genre: Fantasy, Magical Realism
A memoir turned into thrilling fiction; Moon in Bastet is based on the life of author E. S. Danon. The story follows a fourteen-year-old girl named Eva, an orphan living in the Negev desert of Israel who is working as a custodian of Cirque Du Christianisme.
 
Her life is controlled by a volatile drunk named Bella who favors a group of equally volatile teenage bullies, the Christian boys. Bullied, neglected, and alone – Eva’s only friends are an odd, thirteen-year-old Sephardic boy named Jack and a small cohort of Bedouin sister-wives.
 
On the brink of giving up on life, Eva stumbles upon a mysterious cat in the middle of the desert. Or really, did the cat stumble upon her? Filled with mystery, magic, and symbolism – Moon in Bastet is a story of resilience, survivorship, forgiveness, and women empowerment.
 
This is a work filled with Jewish mysticism that can be enjoyed by people of all races, ages, and religions everywhere.
 
 
 
 
Elizabeth Danon received her B.S. in Marine Science from Stony Brook University before working as a Marine Biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service. She traveled the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and Gulf of Mexico: collecting data aboard commercial fishing vessels and dredges.
When that didn’t pan out to be the glorified job that she expected, finding herself covered in shark snot and fish scales daily, Elizabeth became a technical writer. In her spare time, she began doing standup comedy after taking comedy bootcamp with the Armed Services Arts Partnership. At this time, she married the most wonderful man who also provides most of her joke writing material. Unfortunately, because he’s Indian he has also enabled her Maggi addiction… Like she needed that on top of her already long-standing iced coffee issues.
Her favorite show is Schitt’s Creek, as she feels a special bond to her fellow comedians – and Sephardic brethren. Growing up half-Jewish herself, Elizabeth eventually converted to being full-Jewish with Temple Israel as a student of Rabbi Panitz.
Her enriched, but complicated, heritage has been an inspiration for most of her creative writing. Being an Aries, she has always felt like a leader and has therefore integrated her feminist beliefs into her work, albeit dropping every women’s studies course that she ever elected in college. Additionally, her writing has an unmistakable international presence. Elizabeth wanted to discover as much as she could about her Sephardic Heritage and went on Birthright, followed by her independent travels to over ten other countries… carrying nothing but a red bookbag.
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$10 Amazon