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Where do dragons come from? by Danielle M. Orsino | Birth of the Fae Book Tour | Fantasy

Birth of the Fae: Locked out of Heaven (Book 1, Volume 1) by Danielle M. Orsino is on virtual book tour. The fantasy stops at R...

Birth of the Fae: Locked out of Heaven (Book 1, Volume 1) by Danielle M. Orsino is on virtual book tour.

The fantasy stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $20 Amazon gift card or a signed hardback (1 winner each) and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Where do dragons come from?

The inspiration for my dragons came from a most unusual place. A little Yorkshire Terrier with the big ears and a Cheweenie with an even bigger stomach. They are my dogs, the Yorkshire Terrier is named Carlos, but once you read Birth of the Fae: Locked out of Heaven, you will come to know him as "Los" the chameleon dragon. His sister Penelope, the Cheweenie you will meet later on in the series as "Lady Penelope" a member of the Aubane Faction of Fae. 
You may be asking yourself how did a Yorkie inspire a dragon? Well the answer is not that simple, Carlos is not your typical pup. He is a puppy-mill dog, born with some major medical issues, some I kept in his dragon persona. However, Carlos's heart and determination make him a dragon. I took those qualities and built the Draconian society around it. I wanted the dragons to be a fully realized and functioning society, not pets or weapons of destruction. I felt dragons deserved more than to be magical creatures who are always feared or looking to be controlled. 
Now the physical traits of my fire, acid and ice breathing dragons those were a bit more difficult. I searched out my Veterinarian Dr. Gil Stanzione of Dakota Vet for some guidance. I built my dragons from the inside out, the digestive system to be exact. How? Well bacteria played a big part but I can't give away all my secrets or else you won't read the book! Now I know your next question is how do they fly? For that I enlisted the assistance of engineering students at Westchester Community college and with the help of Professor Ioannou(and my own little theory regarding thermals and the Albatross) I have dragons who are not the size of 747's that can fly or at least glide. So jump on the back of one of these dragons and take a ride into the Veil!

See you in the Veil ~ Danielle M. Orsino 

Birth of the Fae: Locked out of Heaven
Book 1, Volume 1
by Danielle M. Orsino
Genre: Fantasy 

Ride on the backs of fire breathing dragons with the Dark Fae and watch the Light Fae play in the shadows of primitive humanity as they build their magical world.

Abandoned by their creator, two factions of powerful angels remain on earth after the Great War with Lucifer. They struggle to comprehend their Creator’s plan while their angel wings, a symbol of their angelic lineage, slowly and painfully decay. With no hope of returning to the Shining Kingdom, two groups of angels denounce their angelic lineage and develop into separate factions - the Court of Light, led by Queen Aurora, a former Virtue Angel, and the Court of Dark, ruled by King Jarvok, a former Power Brigade Angel. The two monarchs have opposing views on how to govern their kin, but the one belief they agree on is that human worship equals power.

Birth of the Fae: Locked Out of Heaven is an epic fantasy adventure of heartbreak, rebirth, and hope that examines the bonds of family, friendship, and love. It is a fantastic tale of good vs evil in a beautiful world, where the Light Fae and their potent elemental magick are tested by the raw power of the dragon riding Dark Fae warriors.

Destined to be a writer from a young age, Danielle M. Orsino was working as a nurse and treating a patient who needed some distraction during long I.V. treatment sessions. So, Orsino reached back to a forgotten skill, a childhood dream, Danielle had wanted to be a writer and so she decided to tell a story. Little did she know the seed would grow into a fantastically epic adventure of heartbreak, hope and rebirth -- Birth of Fae: Locked Out of Heaven. Drawing from her passion for comic books, Cosplay and fantasy along with her expert martial arts expertise, Orsino brings forth an electric and hopeful debut.

Danielle is embarking on her biggest challenge to date: taking the story born from the long treatment sessions with a patient into a fantasy book series-Birth of the Fae: Locked out of Heaven. Expanding her love of writing, comics and exploring the world of fantasy novels, she delves into the realm of fairies and retells their origins from a completely new perspective.

Orsino has a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Exercise science and is an LPN with a special interest in Lyme disease research. Orsino has been widely recognized from her influence and experience in martial arts realm, training for over 20 years and with over 500 tournament wins, and accumulating national and world titles. She has performed for former President of the United States Bill Clinton and has been featured on "Soap Talk, Fox Five news CBS, TLC and E! With this experience, she worked as a Fight Choreographer on "Wonder Woman: Balance of Power" and has worked with the likes of martial arts legend Vincent Lyn and WWE marvel and action star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Nothing Danielle ever does is simple, look at what NY times Bestselling author Clete Barrett Smith has to say about her debut endeavor: "After summoning this world into existence through an imaginative force of will, Danielle has scoured every inch of the landscape several times over. Critics often praise a story's world building by saying that it feels "lived in." Well, the world of the Fae certainly seems like that because Danielle herself has happily lived there for years as she worked to put all of this together...My favorite part of this story is that it is gloriously depicted in vibrant images."

Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

$20 Amazon gift card, Signed Hardback – 1 winner each!

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