Monday, March 23, 2015

Guest Blog by C. T. Adams and Giveaway of The Exile - March 23, 2015

Please welcome C. T. Adams to The Qwillery. The Exile, the 1st Book of the Fae and C. T.'s first solo novel, was published on March 10th by Tor Books.

I remember some old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercials where people ran into each other in various situations getting “chocolate in my peanut butter” and “peanut butter in my chocolate.” I think of having romance in urban fantasy in much the same way.

Yes, they’re good separately. But they are also good together. The trick is maintaining a balance and remembering that the point of the whole exercise is to tell a great story about interesting people.

In my opinion it’s important to have realistic relationships in urban fantasy. If you want your reader to believe the magical/non-mundane parts of your world it is imperative that the “normal” parts be as realistic as possible to keep the reader invested. People don’t normally live in isolation. Most have relationships with family, friends, co-workers, bosses, and sometimes lovers. Or they worry about why they don’t. Some of these relationships go smoothly. Some don’t. Including both makes your characters and their lives more interesting and relatable to readers.

So, sometimes my characters will have romance in their lives—and it will work. Sometimes they’ll try to have romance in their lives and it won’t.

Just like regular folks.

The Exile
Book of the Fae 1
Tor Books, March 10, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

Brianna Hai runs an occult shop that sells useless trinkets to tourists--and real magic supplies to witches and warlocks. The magical painting that hangs in Brianna's apartment is the last portal between the fae and human worlds.

A shocking magical assault on her home reveals to Brianna that her father, High King Liu of the Fae, is under attack. With the help of her gargoyle, Pug, her friend David, and Angelo, a police detective who doesn't believe in magic, Brianna recovers what was stolen from her and becomes an unwilling potential heir to the throne.

A suspenseful urban fantasy with a hint of romance, The Exile is the first solo novel by C. T. Adams, who is half of USA Today bestselling author Cat Adams. Like the Cat Adams Blood Singer novels, The Exile is set in a world where magic is real and contains Adams's trademark blend of suspense, action, humor, and strongly emotional writing.

About C. T. Adams

C. T. ADAMS is one-half of Cat Adams, the USA Today bestselling author of the Blood Singer series, which begins with Blood Song, and the Sazi series, which begins with Hunter's Moon. Adams lives "deep in the heart of Texas." The Exile is C.T. Adams' first solo novel.

Website  ~  Blog  ~  Twitter @CTAdamsauthor

The Giveaway

What:  One entrant will win a Trade Paperback copy of The Exile by C. T. Adams from Tor Books. US/CANADA ONLY

How:  Log into and follow the directions in the Rafflecopter below.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a US or Canadian mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on March 31, 2015. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules and duration are subject to change without any notice.*

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  1. This series sounds very interesting though I'm curious why there is a quote from a review of a completely different series on the cover? Though, to be honest, the quote has me checking out the other series too.

  2. A captivating and fascinating series which interests me greatly. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. I like Adams' Sazi stories with Clamp so I'm looking forward to this solo work.

    I like urban fantasy when fae are mixed in with other supes. I'm sure there are more, but the only all fae books I can think of is the Merry Gentry series by Laurell K. Hamilton which was never a favorite of mine.

  4. Hi
    I am looking forward to this series!

    I enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse series (not the show so much) which featured Fae and I also love the books by Patricia Briggs, both the Alpha & Omega series and Mercy Thompson series feature Fae.

    Thanks for the chance!

  5. Thanks for the great spotlight! This new series sounds fantastic! I really liked the Half-Light series by MJ Scott. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I think The Exile sounds like a great read and I'm looking forward to reading it. I've enjoyed the Sabina Kane series by Jaye Wells and Kim Harrison's The Hollows series, both have interesting Fae characters.

  7. This books sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win.