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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Svatura Series

Series: Svatura
Titles: Blue Violet / Hyacinth / Crimson Dahlia / Black Orchid
Author: Abigail Owen
Publication Date: October 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis (From Goodreads)

One will come out of hiding to protect others like her from a similar fate. One will find her path to leadership after being released from a hellish prison. One will try to start a new life only to discover that her path lies where it always has. And one will feel a loss so terrible that only oblivion can stop the pain.

Individually they are strong. But together these sisters of the heart are a force before whom even their most powerful enemies will tremble. However, that may not be enough. Is power or love the key to their salvation? 

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A Word From The Author:

What inspired me to write fantasy romance?

Great question! It took a progression of two separate interests, and a popular series inspiring me to bring them together in a wonderful blend.

My mother got me hooked on romance. She had a bookcase full, mostly of historical romance set in 1800s England. I started reading those when I was about twelve (they were much tamer then lol). I added contemporary romance in my teens. I still read both all the time, and write contemporary romance.

I was also a fantasy lover. My favorite movies growing up were the Star Wars trilogy (still are – the originals, of course). In high school I got hooked on the extended Star Wars world through books. I also started reading Lord of the Rings and many others in those Science Fiction/Space Opera and Fantasy genres.

However, growing up, while there were some fantasy movies that added an element of romance here or there, having the two as equal elements wasn’t hugely common. I didn’t find a ton of books in that combined genre that I liked at the time either, although I know they existed. Really, I feel like in main stream entertainment, only Disney princess movies filled this need. Perhaps that’s why they were so popular?

I also feel like that’s part of the reason Twilight was so popular. It did combine those elements fairly evenly. I remember thinking there could have been more romance in Star Wars and Lord of the Rings and other popular fantasies written by men. Twilight added what I’d always felt was missing and gave me permission to do the same (why oh why did I wait?).

Until that time I’d only tried to write contemporary romance. But when I combined my two favorite genres, boy was it fun. I get to use my imagination without limits and then plop characters in the middle of those worlds and let them fall in love and find a HEA. Does it get any better?

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Author Bio

Award-winning paranormal and contemporary romance author, Abigail Owen was born in Greeley, Colorado, and raised in Austin, Texas. She now resides in Northern California with her husband and two adorable children who are the center of her universe.

Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. A fourth generation graduate of Texas A&M University, she attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

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Abigail Owen said...

Thank you so much for hosting me! I enjoyed digging into this topic. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for hosting today, Elaine!