Shadow Bound – Book 4 (Prequel to the Crescent Bound Series)

Some things in life become long overdue.  In writing, I like to say the long anticipated addition to the series.  This is the last line I wrote today.  “The End”  So, you know what that means? No, it is not being published yet. Rounds of editing are due up next. Will it be out in August?  I certainly hope so. I even will go as far as to think so. Can I promise you? Nope, but we can hope and anticipate together now, because as of tomorrow it is out of my hands and into the editor’s.

This novel was quite a challenge for me on so many different levels. It pushed me to nosedive right into a medieval type world, and build my own fictitious nature to it.  I hope that everyone will enjoy it and fall in love with the world I created. I want you to relive Marcus’s past life.  I originally wrote the Crescent Bound series thinking I was writing about Alyssa and her life.  I have now learned that it may be more about Marc and his life and discoveries than I ever thought before. This novel should shed some light on that note for you.

Since I promised in blood to have this one out in July, I owe you all some blood.  I will be bleeding for you with updates right here on my blog.

Here is a little something to wet your appetite.

Shadow Bound

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My inspiration for King Landalin

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The Seer and Witch, Marda, that fell in love with prince Landalin in their youth

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The Seer and Shadow Walker – Alissa (aka Alyssa)

*The meaning behind her name – The spelling of her name was formed from a plant called the alyssum flower, in a time they had  thought it would cure madness. *

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King Marcus and Alissa

***I highly recommend reading this series in order, Demon Bound (book 3) is definitely a must before diving into this book, it will make sense of why and how this story is revealed.***

As promised I will keep updated posts on here and hopefully soon I will have  the book trailer for you!

The Next Big Thing. . .

Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing

What is the working title of your book?

Demon Bound – Book Three in the Crescent Bound Trilogy

Where did the idea come from for the book?

The trilogy started out as a series of dreams and Demon Bound is simply the conclusion of the aberrant dreams. 

What genre does your book fall under?

Paranormal/Romance/Thriller

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Alyssa – Jessica Lowndes

Marc – Justin Hartley

Megan – Megan Fox

Zaylen – Johnathan Rhys Meyers

Evan –  Taylor Kitsch

David – Chris Evans

Dawson – Matthew Bomer

Lisa – Hillary Duff

Kelly – Alexandra krosney

Cecil – Ali Larter

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Bound to a Demon, choices and sacrifices will be made, out of the ashes who will be the one to remain standing?

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Self-published

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

The entire trilogy took one year to write. 

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I don’t feel comfortable saying, “If you like this book, then you will like mine.”  So, I won’t do that.  I will leave that type of comparison up to my readers and fans.  

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

A multitude of dreams, epic music, and my love for romantic dark fantasy are the motivating forces behind this book.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Well, if anyone is intrigued  with a modern day fantasy witch world, that has the company of an ancient demon, then the third installment of the Crescent Bound Trilogy, Demon Bound, will be a mystifying conclusion that should not be missed! 

1.  http://jmzunigabook.blogspot.com/

J.M Zuniga – Author of Under Ground (The Diamond Mini-Series)

2. http://lifeachangesorg.blogspot.com/

Catherine Mahoney – Author of Cry for the Children – WIP

3. http://alwaysthefuckinggoodgirl.blogspot.com/?zx=91ac0c787c791177

Shayne M – Author of The Barter System

4. http://diaryofanindieauthor.blogspot.com/

Christina Moore – Author of Chasing Shadows

5. http://www.kymgrosso.com/

Kym Grosso – Author of Kade’s Dark Embrace

The Crescent Bound Trilogy by Karli Rush – Character Interview with Marc Dela Dante! Don’t Miss This One!

Hello Everyone, Lucky here.

I am ready to bring you award winning…well maybe one day, but definitely a ground breaking interview with none other than Marcus Dela Dante!

Before we begin let me tell you a bit about our guest today.  Marc was born into a loving witch family which very soon in his life were taken from him.  He fell into the human world mysteriously, almost as if he were being hidden.  His human parents knew nothing of his witch heritage, although Marc had hints he was different it wasn’t until he met Alyssa Worthington that his life changed.

By the way how is your Better half doing?    

First of all Lucky, I’m glad to be here and I want to thank everyone who is reading about Alyssa and I.  We are truly lucky to have such a wonderful audience, keep up the good work.

Lucky, Alyssa is doing great, we are doing great.  I am happier than any being should be, I almost feel guilty for being this happy and passionate with Alyssa, like I said though, almost.  

Did you know just the other day Alyssa and I were talking with Karli about you.  She decided that the readers need to connect with us as much as possible so you, my friend, will be posting a picture of yourself.  I am sure I will have one too, what do you think?

Marc, hows my hair look?

Good, you’re good.

Okay, gotta have the hair right after smart ass David made that comment last time.  

Now Marc, we all know your complete love and dedication to Alyssa and that your witch powers lay dormant until you were around her, but what has been the biggest challenge with being a witch so far?

The powers man, are you kidding me.  Alyssa and I have Ice element’s, which is very rare.  When I first tried using my power I froze everything, without really trying.  I would touch a drink and freeze it solid, or take a shower and have ice in the bottom of the bath.  One time I was thinking about Alyssa and froze a gas pump when I tried putting gas in my car.  I didn’t know what do to so I kind of drove off, I hadn’t actually pumped gas yet and I couldn’t think of what to say in July about a frozen gas pump.  Now, I’ve got it under control, see…(leans over and touches Lucky’s coffee mug)

Marc, damn it, hey you…(taps on glass) yeah you in the booth, get me another cup of coffee…thanks sweetheart.  Now where were we, oh yeah, Marc, I thought that maybe your biggest challenge was that horrid kiss with your ex-girlfriend Kelly.

(Laughing) Alyssa warned me about you, she thought you may go Tabloid on me, well Lucky let’s just say that some things in the past are best left in the past and that if you would like to push it your past may become your future, got it? (Wicked smile of mischief breaks across Marc’s face.)

You mean if I don’t stop asking about Kelly, you’re going to make sure I am selling beers back at the ball park?

Really, that’s what you use to do before this?  I didn’t know.  I thought you were a bartender or something like that.

I only worked at Hunkomania in New York for three weeks and I only got on stage those two times.

Alright Lucky, TMI brother, TMI.  Where the hell is Megan when you need her, she would love this.  (laughing) Hey Lucky, I see, it was skinny ass amateur night, right?

I need a drink, got any witches brew tucked away on you since you froze my other source.

Nope, Zaylen is the one to ask, I think he has a spell that will create any drink you want, very cool when throwing a party.  I saw him sweep his arm out like you would throw a frisbee and five full glasses slid down the bar stopping perfectly in front of the guys, he is your drink buddy.

Marc, you just mentioned one of, if not the number one person for me, Megan.  Tell us about your friendship with Megan.

Megan has been a silent partner in all this.  She is the one that gave me the way to contact Alyssa to begin with.  She has known all along about Alyssa and I.  She is the second best female friend I have ever had, Alyssa being number one.  I see Megan as a flirty little sister that doesn’t really mean anything by her antics.

Now switching gears a bit, how about your relationship with David, tell us about that.

(Laughing) There was a time when I wanted him encased in ice, some days I still do.  David and I are dealing with our lives as it comes.  He was pulled out of Alyssa’s life for a while and I was pulled in.  He cares for her deeply, and I respect that.  His mouth though requires a full-time censor on it.  Someone needs to walk around behind him and beep out about three-fourths of what he says.  He gets it back too.  I just wish he would go find a woman, that would make life with him much more bearable for all of us.

Marc, with you having such a rare elemental power of ice, which is epic, is that why you have a blanket in the trunk of your car.  Megan is great at pillow talk.  (Lucky laughs) 

I might have to disown my little sister after this, all I can tell you is that you want to know about the blanket or any other details about my life, you need to wait and pick up Ice Bound, it has all the dirty details in it. 

Marc, we will wrap it up with that, thanks for your time today, any final thoughts to our audience.  

Yeah Lucky, don’t forget to pick up a copy of Crescent Bound, or Raven Bound to see what is going on in our world.  Each book is unique, different, and enticing,  I am honored to be one of Karli Rush’s creations, so come join Alyssa and I, we look forward to sharing our lives with you.

Lucky, have you ever been to a witch party?  

No, I haven’t.

(Smiling wickedly)  We need to talk later, call me…later everyone.

Lucky

Marc

                               

Crescent Bound Interview with David Van Buren – Alyssa’s X

Hello One and All,

My name is Lucky and I am back to interview yet another Witch from the World created by Author Karli Rush.  I have been away for a while, let’s just say that Megan and I had a very long discussion that lasted about…a month or so?  Best damn conversation I have ever had.  Megan you will not be forgotten.  Unless…what was I talking about?  Kidding, that’s a book joke, read the book, get the joke, sorry, back to business.

Hey, we have a special guest here today, David Van Buren, fire elemental extraordinaire and  ex-boyfriend to Alyssa Worthington.  David how are you today?

Lucky, here I am, now what are your other two wishes.

Feeling good about yourself are you?  Got a little Genie in a bottle thing happening?

I’m feeling good and just saying I think I warrant a little more than being Alyssa’s ex!

Tell me about that then, why does that bother you so?  How does it make you feel?

What the hell are you, Lucky, my shrink?  Look I thought I was here today to talk about me and what I have going on.

Like hooking up with a red headed pysco that tries to scorch your ex-girfriend?

See that’s what I’m talking about, everything is tied to Alyssa and what happens to her.

David, you had a chance to get her back, hell, you could have not ditched her when you went off to the Arcane.  From my view, you made your bed, as horrid as it is.

Okay now, let me tell you something.  (Flaming hands)  and I want you to listen without interruption.

(Nodding quickly to David and flaming hands go out, David rubs his forehead)

When I was fifteen I met Alyssa and something happened with that first meeting.  I was at a coven gathering and had heard about the true blood heiress to the Worthington coven but had never seen her.  She walked up to me with her hand out and said “Welcome to the Worthington coven, my name is Alyssa.”  Her smile disarmed me and I was hooked.  We dated for about two years once I found the courage, which comes out wrong sometimes.

I always had, and still have this feeling of knowing her before I knew her.  The smile, her rolling of the eyes, the way she walks are all familiar to me in a way that doesn’t make sense.  It is as if I have known her before.  Maybe we have been around each other in a past life, I don’t know.

It was that feeling that kept pushing me on to make it work.  Yeah, I did a stupid thing when I left for the Arcane, but by then we spent more time getting on each others nerves and negativity of any kind is bad for a witch, so , thinking I’m doing a noble thing, off I go with a breakup phone call later.  I couldn’t face Alyssa, I can’t say no to her face.

Then Marc came along, and man, did I hate that guy, but he is growing on me and I see something there that was never part of Alyssa and I.

Well now, David, that was a mouthful and I see better now how things are but tell me, Megan says that she, at one time, would have…how did she put it…”Given him things that even the Arcane couldn’t undo.”  Why not Megan?

(David rolls his eyes in a pretty good impersonation of Alyssa)  Megan, that girl has more life in her than most metropolitan areas.  She is one of the close and loyal friends to Alyssa.  Even though witches are very open sexually, compared to humans there can still be certain situations where they can be difficult.  Alyssa, Megan, and Lisa have never shared guys, they have always maintained a separation to their love lives and I would have broken that unspoken rule.  Megan would be very fun, but also temporary, she gets bored way to easy and it will take a special witch to tame this vixen.

Alright David, so why hang out with your ex-girl at all, why have you not moved on?

Dawson, he is my best friend, we have known each other forever and he talked to me one day.  He said that we are necessary for Alyssa and being her good friend and supporter is more valuable than trying to reclaim our relationship.  He says Alyssa will need us all one day and so here I am, being an unforgettably annoying  friend.

How much trouble has your mouth gotten you into, David, you’re not known for being complacent.

(Laughing) Yeah, I can piss them all off and I really don’t care.  I speak my mind, say what I think, like your hair is horrid, who cut it, a monkey that drank too many espressos?

(Checking my hair in the glass of the booth)  My hair is awesome! Thanks.  David, we are going to wrap it up here, any final thoughts?

Back up Lucky, your standing on my aura.

(Door shuts loudly)

Thanks for joining me again for another eye opening interview from the world of Crescent Bound…now where did I put Megan’s number?  

Megan, yeah it’s Lucky, Lucky, you know they guy that interviewed you…L U C K Y… come on that’s not funny…no I’m not still tied up, hey what are you ….

Raven Bound Release – Book Two in the Crescent Bound Trilogy

Hello all,

Raven Bound is now available at the links below.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/175768

Raven Bound brings you deeper into the witch world of Alyssa and Marc.  A world hidden even from the Worthington Coven rears its dark magick and Alyssa is caught in a vortex of lies, deceit and deep secrets of black magick.

Her mind-twisting journey will be one that may bring her own secrets to bear.  Who can you trust?  What is the breaking point?  How far will you go to protect the ones you love?  Come join the witch world of Crescent Bound and find out.

Interview and Review with Karli Rush – By Miranda Stork

I had the distinct pleasure to be interviewed by Miranda Stork the host of Dark Mind Book Tours.  Just click below for the interview and book review.

Interview and Review with Karli Rush.