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Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for Conjuring Zephyr by D. Lieber, a Fantasy Romance available now from Black Rose Writing.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better you chances of winning. The tour dates can be found by clicking the banner or at the bottom of the post.




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Conjuring Zephyr
by D. Lieber

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GENRE: Fantasy Romance

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BLURB:

Retreating underground to escape a devastating ice age, humans build a new society. When magic is discovered and harnessed for survival, the citizens of Terrenus establish theories and principles of how to use it.

Kai Stephenson is determined to prove magical principles aren’t set in stone. Having lost her younger brother in a tragic accident, she will ensure such accidents never harm anyone else. She enrolls at the most elite university to gain the knowledge she needs to achieve her goal. Overconfident that living as a boy at an all-boys university will only be a minor inconvenience, Kai is convinced her classmates will never discover that she’s a woman. After all, women aren’t capable of higher forms of magic, and her boyish figure certainly doesn’t hurt her disguise.

Hiding her true identity becomes a problem when her new friends start to awaken her repressed sexuality.


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EXCERPT:

“Ms. Nord, this is Mr. Breshire. Mr. Breshire, Ms. Nord,” I introduced them.

Ryn bent over Patti’s hand stiffly. “Ms. Nord,” he said coolly.

“Mr. Breshire.” Patti tried to smile but faltered in the chilly atmosphere.

Ms. Shale pierced the silence that followed. “Mr. Stephenson, I do hope your mother will be well soon.” I looked at her, confused.

“My mother is taking good care of her, Eliza,” Patti saved. “We are neighbors,” Patti explained to Ryn’s puzzled expression. He rearranged his features to look bored.

Ms. Shale continued to be solicitous about the details of my life. What do I study? Where did I grow up? Do I have any siblings? Do I like art? Music? What have I read?

The longer this went on, the more Ryn’s mask of boredom slipped. Finally, he slammed his cup in his saucer. We all stared at him.

“I need more tea,” he explained angrily and stomped from the room. I asked the ladies to excuse me, promising to say goodbye before we left, and went after him. He plowed past Leif as he was returning from his garden walk. I pursued him outside. He walked quickly to a secluded part of the garden, unaware that I was following. Facing a corner where two garden walls met, he stood tensely, clenching his fists.

I grabbed his shoulder. “What was that about?” I demanded.

“Why did you follow me, Kie?”

“I was worried. What’s wrong?”

“You should have stayed inside.” He spun around and pinned my back to the wall. He towered over me, eyes closed and breathing hard.


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AUTHOR INTERVIEW:

How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
My least favorite character is Master Hart, the Introduction to Magical Theory professor. He is a sexist jerk who represents all those in society who tell little girls they are intrinsically less than boys. In this world, he symbolizes traditional thought. It’s through the other characters’ reactions that the reader sees perhaps Terrenus is ready for a change.

If you could change ONE thing about your novel, what would it be? Why?
I’m sure every writer has something he or she would change given the chance. It’s really difficult to let go and accept that it will never be perfect. If I could change only one thing about Conjuring Zephyr, I think I would add a flashback of Kai’s tragic event rather than her describing it.

Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
I do a lot of crafting and cosplay. I love renaissance faires and comic and anime conventions. Recently, most of my costuming time has been dedicated to steampunk. Wisconsin has quite a few steampunk events, and my friends at the Kenosha Steampunk Society and I spend a lot of time preparing for them.

How can we contact you or find out more about your books?
You can contact me through my website (www.dlieber.com). There is a contact page, but you can also leave questions/comments on any of my blog posts. You can go to my Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlieberwriting) and send me a message, or you can connect with me on Google+ (https://plus.google.com/u/0/104888677638799758601). You could also send me a direct email (contact@dlieber.com). As for finding out more about my books and what I’m up to, any of those media will work. However, my website is probably the best and most organized way, you can even subscribe to my newsletter and have monthly updates delivered to your email.  

What can we expect from you in the future?
More fantasy and more romance! The next book readers are likely to see is my steampunk fantasy adventure about a half-fae who is exiled to the modern-day steampunk human realm. More details to follow soon.

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Tell your friends! Post, tweet, and share about it. Leave a review on Goodreads, Amazon and the Barnes and Noble website. Then, lend it to your friends and have them do the same. Spread the word in any way you can. If you don’t want to do all that, just let me know you enjoyed it. While I may write for my own fulfillment, I share my stories with the world so they can share in that joy. It gets me fired up to know I gave someone happiness, that my work made them see the world in a different light, or made them question or think.

Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?
Steel your heart. Rejection is part of the process. Have the perseverance and will to keep going, even when there doesn’t seem to be any hope. If you do get a contract offer, do your research. Don’t just accept the first one that comes along. There are tons of resources out there for authors to help them make author-friendly contracts. Negotiation is part of the process, too. Above all, do it for the love. I’m not saying you can’t make money writing. But if you do it because you love to do it, you can’t lose.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

D. writes stories she wants to read. Her love of the worlds of fiction led her to earn a Bachelor’s in English from Wright State University.

When she isn’t reading or writing, she’s probably hiking, crafting, watching anime, Korean television or old movies. She may also be getting her geek on while planning her next steampunk cosplay with friends.

She lives in Wisconsin with her husband (John), retired guide dog (Samwise) and cat (Yin).

Links
Website: www.dlieber.com

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