Thursday, March 7, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Breaking the Nexus by Lindsay Avalon


Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I'm promoting Breaking the Nexus today while the author, Lindsay Avalon talks about mythology. Welcome!

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What is it about mythology that’s so fascinating? For me, it’s the impossible walking side by side with the ordinary. Men who are also half beast. Magic so commonplace, it seems as natural as tying your shoes. Tales of extraordinary creatures with amazing powers interacting with mere mortals.

But it’s more than all of that to me. How can cultures separated by vast distances and existing hundreds or thousands of years apart share similar tales? Take the dragon for instance. You’ll find stories of dragons in Asian, Greek, European, Indian, Persian, Jewish, and countless other locations. Why would so many different civilizations all write about a similar creature? I suppose it could have traveled by word of mouth among traders, and the general masses found the legends entertaining so they continued to be passed down through the generations.

Or, what if dragons really had existed millennia ago? I know which theory I find the most intriguing.

Let me get one thing straight, I’m not saying every piece of mythology is fact, but you’ve got to admit it’s much more fun to imagine a world where magic and fantastical creatures walk among humans. I’m a dreamer by nature, and this inherent desire to believe that there is more beyond our world. Even in our modern times, people claim to witness the supernatural, citing evidence that everything from elves to fairies to bigfoot exist.

Well, who’s to say those creatures don’t live just past where our eyes can see? There’s another realm, the Mythrian Realm, on the other side of the Nexus, a magical barrier that hides the truth. Imagine how amazing that would be, to discover every fairy tale and myth you grew up with was actually based in reality. That would be so awesome. Unfortunately, every tale has a darker side, for good can never exist without evil.

Enter the world of Breaking the Nexus, the first of a new paranormal romance trilogy, and experience for yourself what happens when the Nexus begins to fail and two realms collide. The story continues in the second book, Waking the Phoenix, coming soon! I also have a novella featuring Sha’s half-brother coming this April!

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About the Author
I am a wife, a programmer, and now an author. I have an adorable mini Schnauzer and more books than I have room for. I love reading romance because no matter what may be happening in my life, I can always count on my books to end happily ever after. The day I met my husband was the day I truly began believing in happily ever after. After hearing me complain a few too many times that I had “nothing” to read despite the hundreds of paperbacks scattered around the house, my husband began suggesting I write my own stories. When I finally took his advice I discovered that although I enjoy my day job as a software engineer, my true calling is to be an author.

My sister drilled into me an appreciation for fantasy and mythology, something I try to bring to my books. My debut novel, Breaking the Nexus started as a book written for NaNoWriMo and has grown to so much more. It was the conduit that introduced me to a fantastic group of independent authors who have changed my life in unimaginable ways.

When I’m not writing, I’ve found a passion for blogging and interviewing fellow authors. I also love reading (of course!), baking, crochet, sewing sock monkeys, playing video games, and all sorts of random crafts. I have an incurable love of rubber duckies and stuffed animals, and I believe nobody should have to grow up if they don’t want.

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Breaking the Nexus

Throughout history, myths and legends of extraordinary creatures have been told and retold. Fantastic tales of demons and banshees, gryphons and dragons, and of course, magic. Stories that every child grows to learn are nothing more than fantasy…or are they?

Beyond the world you see lies a hidden realm, the Mythrian Realm, inhabited by all of the creatures you’ve been told are mere fiction. Only one thing lies between humans and the truth: the Nexus. A magical barrier erected millennia ago to separate the two realms, it has stood the test of time. Until now.

For Mythrian Sha Phoenix, magic is nothing new. But when she stumbles upon a portal on the verge of collapse, her fate will forever change. Pulled through the portal into the Human Realm, she lands in the middle of Detective Connor Flynn’s brutal murder scene. Soon it is obvious someone is using blood magic to try to bring down the Nexus. Together, Connor and Sha must work to unravel the secrets before the barrier falls and the realms collide.

The Nexus is breaking and all hell is about to unleash…literally.


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3 comments:

  1. Very intriguing! I like the logic behind the myth.

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  2. I love myths and fantasies. This sounds very interesting :)

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  3. i love myth, thank you for the chance :)

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