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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tarragon: Dragon Mage Book Tour + Giveaway

After hundreds of years, the gates to Tarragon are open once more, fulfilling age-old prophecy. However, Anwen’s journey is far from over. The dragons still sleep and she has no clue how to wake them. Forced to retreat from the Mountain, she and her newfound friends must devise a new plan to wake the inhabitants of Tarragon.

Meanwhile, the Mage Circle, a group of dragon mages with a vendetta, is camped outside the Gates. Calling on allies of their own, they will stop at nothing to gain control of the Dragon City and all who dwell inside.

To complicate matters even more, Anwen’s mother has joined the party. But even with the help of all her friends, can Anwen overcome the ordeals set before her or will this spell the end of the dragons and the world as we know it?

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Karlie Lucas is a preschool teacher by day and a writer/artist by night.

A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.

Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.

When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.

She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally

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Snippet 3:  
“Anwen,” Tyler almost choked.
Callum's eyes widened hearing him speak her name. He could hear the thoughts running through his brother’s mind. “You did, didn't you,” he accused with a hiss. “You gave her a part of your soul. You know that practice is strictly forbidden!” He seemed to gather himself together, like someone trying to become as small as possible. “Giving your soul to a mortal!” He said the last word as though it were an epithet. “How could you?”
Tyler closed his eyes, the image of Anwen's pale, dead face floating behind his eyelids. It was more painful than the Revenant poison's sensation. “She was dying!” he gasped.
“Better you had let her die!” Callum responded, pulling further way. “This is a curse you have brought upon yourself, brother. What she feels, you will now feel. What you feel, she may even feel. And if one of you dies, the other dies. Did you never wonder why such an act was forbidden?”


1.      What inspired your book?

My current book was inspired by a love of dragons and a dream I had when I first started writing part one, Key Keeper. I've always loved dragons, and when I started dreaming of a sequence that was just amazing, I had to write it down. Then I had to decide how it got to that point so I write that down. From there, the story just unfolded.

2.      How do you spend your free time?

When I have free time, I work on radio drama projects, watch either television or movies, bake, clean house, play with my cat, spend time with my hubby, or watch random videos on Youtube and facebook. I also do a little sewing in there, when the mood strikes, with some random art projects.

3.      What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?

Sometimes I find it really difficult to focus on the story. It's like my characters don't want to talk to me. Part of that is because I'm dabbling in too many projects at one time. Part of it, I think, is because my characters are jealous. So, I give the story, and myself, a break, work on something completely unrelated for a bit, then go back to it. Of course, sometimes I just feel restless so I go for a walk or something like that.

4.      When did you first realize you were an author?

I guess that was when I was in first grade, there abouts, when my teacher had us create a book for a project. We were supposed to use a favorite toy and create a story about it, then illustrate it. So I chose a little doll I had named Krissy, and told a short story about her daily activities. I've been writing little things since then, trying to figure out the different stories of various inspirational things.

5.      If your book was made into a movie, who would play the main character roles?

Ohh, that's a hard one. Honestly, I think Anwen could be played by a few people, though I think it would be fun to see her played by Daisy Ridley. As for Tyler, Zac Effron, if he were younger, though I'm not sure who would do best with someone more the character's age. Courtney would probably best be played by Teresa Palmer, and Walter, while I like the idea of LL Cool J, I'm liking the idea of Idris Elba even more. As for Anwen's mother, Margo, I think I like Julianne More or Scarlet Johansson.

6.      What kind of music do you listen to while you write?

A lot of it depends on what I"m working on at the time, what kind of scene. I have a lot of music from Imagine Dragons I like to play when writing Tarragon stuff. I also have various soundtracks from Disney films I like to listen to as well. The current go to is Big Hero 6's soundtrack.

7.      What is your favorite part of writing?

I like when I write the first draft and essentially tell the story to myself. Then, I like going back in and making sure it all flows and just works in general. After that, I really love when I read it to my hubby to get his reactions. He's a book snob so if he likes it, I know it has to be at least decent.

8.      What is the most important thing in your life and why?

The most important thing in my life is my family. If it weren't for them, I probably wouldn't have had the courage to get around to actually publishing my work. My husband encouraged me to put myself out there, helping me as much as he can. And without that, I probably wouldn't' have gotten past the first rejection letter.

Top 10 List 

Top Ten Favorite desserts
1- Ice cream. Who doesn’t love ice cream? It’s like the standard go to
2 – Cheesecake. What’s not to love? Especially if it’s one of those Oreo ones.
3 – Coconut cream pie. I don’t normally go for coconut, but there’s just something about it in pie form that can’t be denied.
4 – Brownies. What can I say besides Chocolate?
5 – Blintzes. If you haven’t tried them, you’re missing out. It’s like a crepe but not rolled, and it’s pan fried.
6 – Pudding, especially pistachio or cheesecake flavored, I mean, come on! It’s creamy. It’s rich. It’s prefect. And you can add in whatever you want.
7 – Cobbler, usually apple or peach. You’ve got that sweet crunchy stuff and that gooey filling. Yum.
8 – Chocolate Silk Pie. It’s Chocolate! In a graham cracker crust.
9 – Sugar Cookies, like the melt in your mouth coated with sugar kind, not the cheap tastes like flour stuff you get at the grocery store. Home made all the way!
10 – A Lie, if you don’t know what this is, you’re missing out. It’s a pie baked into a cake. (Some call it something along the lines of a cherpumpkin but my version’s better). Or if, you want to take it a step further, do a glacee pie backed into a giant brownie and decorate it like a cake to have a Conspiracy.)

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