Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011



Seduced By Books: Welcome J W BACCARO

Seduced By Books: Welcome J W BACCARO: We are so excited to have back Jason - he's so much fun!!! His books are intense and you can read our reviews on his Guardian of the Sevent...

Close Encounters with the Night Kind: Character Interview with the stars of Jason Baccar...

Close Encounters with the Night Kind: Character Interview with the stars of Jason Baccar...: Good Morning!! Believe it or not I have handcuffed another male author and dragged him and his two star characters from his new book series...

Close Encounters with the Night Kind: Naughty By Mistletoe with Jason Baccaro

Close Encounters with the Night Kind: Naughty By Mistletoe with Jason Baccaro: Today is Jason's turn to wow us with his Naughtiness under the Mistletoe! So curl up and get ready to rock it with his suppper naughty cha...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

J.W.Baccaro's Blog Tour

I'd like to thank everyone who has helped me in this virtual book tour: Cynthia Jones from The Wytch's Mirror (especially YOU darling, for coming up with the idea and initiating it!), Nikki from Close Encounters With The Night Kind, Kitty Bullard from Great Minds Think Aloud, Jennifer and Amy from Seduced By Books, and Kate from Read2Review.
I am also having a giveaway here on my own blog site.

1st place winner:  All 4 print books, autographed!
2nd place winner: All 4 books in e-copy!
3rd place winner: All 4 books in e-copy!!

You have 3 chances to win!  All you have to do is leave a comment with your email address and “like” my facebook fan page:

The giveaway ends December 15th

For those of you who know my writing style,  you can expect a similar taste with my fourth release, "The Sword of Righteousness."  At the same time, this book is probably the one that stands apart from my other works, a little bit.  Sure, you have great battle scenes, a lot of traveling through dark caverns, and you get to meet the Dwarves of Avshalum, but...for me this book is somewhat different.  As you notice from the cover, it has a lot to do with King Loreus—ruler of Loreladia.  It is now his turn to shine, and wait until you see who his partners are as he travels to the forgotten land of Cestmir to unite the Centaur Race in the coming battle...the final battle for the Seventh Realm.  But they have become a bitter people, and it will not be as easy as he hopes.  He may not even survive!  The Queen of the centaurs is one feisty lady, frightening and powerful, but I gather you have to read it to find out what happens.  :)

I love the bits and pieces of philosophical talk in this forth novel, the morals on forgiveness instead of condemnation, and in general, all of the subplots that happen take place.  Emotions run high with the characters, and I'm eager to see what readers will think of it.

Honestly, this book was suppose to be the first half to book five, "Rise of the Guardian," but the publishing company wanted me to split it up, which is why my stories became a series instead of a trilogy.

Here are some fun facts about a new warrior race I have created for the Fantasy Realm.  If you haven't read my series yet, take a glance at this to see if it drives your curiosity.  (note: the image below is not what they look like, but it is how they're imagined in tales around bonfires late in the night.  The Nasharin Race is hated by the Light, and feared by the Dark, and like many Truths, sadly, inaccuracies slip into the reality of the facts).


The Nasharin Race

The word ‘Nasharin’ comes from the language of the wizards, meaning ‘wizardman.’ Nasharins are the offspring of the High Wizard Milandrith and his human bride, Princess Auristela. Typically, nothing truly special or unique would have come about with the couple’s first child, but in the development of its life, something was altered. Wisemen of that world (and our own) would call it a ‘mutation’, but the Elders of the Light understood it as a curse. For it was unlawful for any Wizard to have relations with a human; the Human Race had been touched by darkness from its very beginning, and something as holy as the Wizards (guardians and protectors of the Seventh Realm), were supposed to avoid the sacred act of lovemaking—for the sole reason that it creates new life. Still, Milandrith could not turn away from his feelings; neither could Auristela, and in secret they married, and soon enough, began to procreate.

With this ‘biological fusion’, and also ‘curse’, Nasharins sustain long life and holy magic passed on from the Wizards, and great strength, will and determination passed on from the Humans, molded together as one entity. They are a hybrid warrior race that love battle and crave energy much like a Vampire craves blood. A powerful adversary or opponent excites them, and by all means they feel they must dominate that power and stand triumphant over it.

Nasharins appear human, and unless one is trained in the art of sensing energies, you cannot tell a Nasharin from a human being apart until the Nasharin’s Transformation—and that is the uniqueness of the creature. Depending on the magic or element each Nasharin is born with, Transformation differs from individual to individual. Let us take the main protagonist of the story, Darshun Luthais (whose element is Fire). When Darshun transforms, a volcanic-like eruption takes place, red flames dance around his body as an aura or a cloak, his eyes and hair shine a fierce red, his skin hardens, becoming gem-like with a fire opal color, and he smells like an entity that had just crawled out of the heart of a volcano.  Strength, speed and stamina increase dramatically, senses are heightened, and they gain two magical abilities. Since Darshun is Fire, he has the ability to cast blistering red flames out of his palms, and he can create an attack known as the ‘Fire Star’, a sun-like sphere of explosive energy forged together by unseen energies upon the earth.

The reasons behind a Nasharin having ‘two’ magical abilities are up for debate. Some spiritualize the number two, believing it traces back to the original Father and Mother of the race, Milandrith and Auristela. The number two is a powerful number; it completes the missing half of another when looking for a bride or groom, it symbolizes unity, and it’s another sign that if you stand among the Light, you are never alone. Others mock this belief, and claim the only reason behind these two abilities is nothing more than a random act of the curse they are under.

Unlike Wizards, Nasharins evolve in their physical and magical strengths as they age, where the Wizards generally lose their physical abilities to fight, and have to rely on their evolving powers of magic. This is what makes Nasharins so dangerous—in all areas of their talents, they are forever evolving into creatures of power, or as some have said, monsters of chaos!"

I'd like to thank you all for stopping by, and I wish all of you the best of luck in the giveaway contest!

Feel free to email me if you have any questions about my series, or compliments or comments of excitement!  I will answer each of you, I promise.  :)