Monday, July 2, 2012

World Building By Deatri King-Bey

World Building

As an avid reader, I love to be teleported to other worlds where dragons rule the sky and elves may be friend or foe. I have over a dozen women’s fiction and romance titles published, and I’m often asked why I’ve only written one fantasy romance. Simple answer: I didn’t have a fantasy romance story to tell. When I write, I have the characters before I have the plot. It’s as if I have a split personality, and unless one of the other voices speak to me, tells me its tale, I have no story to tell. So here I am a multi-published author and avid reader of fantasy who only has one fantasy romance under her belt.
I’m often asked how I came up with the concept for The Other Realm. I was sitting in the courtyard at work, minding my own self’s business as I usually do, when a huge Canadian goose decided to hop his happy butt onto the opposite end of the bench I was sitting on. For those of you not familiar with Canadian geese, they can be very mean during nesting season. Who am I kidding; they can be mean at any time. Anywhooo, there I was, me and the goose. No bird would bully me.  I didn’t care how big it was. But not one to start a fight, I jokingly said something on the lines of, “You’d better keep your feathered butt on that end of the bench or there will be a problem.” Next thing you know Aurora, the heroine from The Other Realm, was ready to tell me her story of how she had to go through a portal from our realm to another realm. In the other realm she spoke of, the goose wasn’t a goose, but a warrior! Yeah, you know I had to write about that.

So there you have it. How I became a fantasy romance author. Here’s a little more about The Other Realm, which is available in Kindle and coming to print soon.

The Other Realm: Aurora never fit in and preferred the fantasy world she created for a video game to her own. In her fantasy world she’d found love and acceptance. Then one day a goose spoke to her, and she knew she had spent too much time in her fantasy world. Though she knows she must be crazy, a longing to “return home” compels her to listen to the goose and open a portal to another realm. Now Aurora must work with the man of her dreams—a warrior she’d thought was a result of her vivid imagination—to save both realms.

Tahlan is a warrior and warriors can’t fall in love. No matter how much he desires to make love to Aurora, no matter how much his heart tells him she’s the one, he can’t allow anyone to learn of his feelings for her. His love for her could lead to her death, and that’s the one pain he could not bear.

Purchase The Other Realm from Amazon ($2.99), which is free for borrow to Amazon Prime members and coming to print soon.

Thank you so much, Rebecca, for allowing me to visit and tell everyone a little about myself and The Other Realm.

Deatri King-Bey

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