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* Featured Title * The Prophecy (Saga of the Chosen Book 1) by Petra Landon

Friday, February 24, 2017
The Prophecy, Saga of the Chosen, Petra Landon, Featured Title,

Genre: Fantasy, Urban, Epic
Format: eBook, Print
Publication Date: January 27, 2017

 The Prophecy, Saga of the Chosen, Petra Landon, Featured Title

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Tasia Armstrong is a very special Chosen. Forced by circumstances to conceal her powers from her brethren, she makes a fateful decision one night to assist an injured Shape-shifter. Suddenly, Tasia finds herself forced out of the shadows, an unwitting pawn in the ongoing skirmish between the mysterious mercenaries encroaching on Pack turf and the local Shape-shifter Pack led by a formidable and dangerous Alpha Protector. Thrown into the deep end, Tasia is forced to accept the hospitality of the volatile and aggressive Shifters while grappling to deal with the enigmatic Alpha who holds his fractious Pack together with a ruthless hand on the reins.

When the Pack is asked to investigate a twenty-five year old mystery, Tasia’s special brand of magic proves essential to cracking the riddle. As an unlikely coalition of Chosen dig deeper into the past, they begin to realize that grave danger threatens their world. Tasia is slowly drawn deeper into the investigation as a powerful wizard makes an audacious grab for power based on an old prophecy. As danger closes in on her from all sides, Tasia must decide who to trust with the dangerous secrets she guards.


What inspired you to write this book?
When I was first reading the Harry Potter books, I was intrigued by the idea of a similar story set in a fantasy world for adults. By similar story, I mean that every time you think you finally understand the fantasy world, the past and how it affects the present, there is another surprise just around the corner. However, unlike Harry Potter, I had imagined a tale set in an adult world with vivid characters who have adult problems and issues to solve. I've always loved stories that were told leisurely where the reveal is done layer by layer and neither the characters nor the overall world building is rushed so that it can be savored. And that is what I've attempted to do with my stories.
Which character in this book do you relate to the most? Why?
That is a hard question for me to answer. I have lived with the characters in the book for a good five years now and as such, I understand them and their reactions to events. They feel like old friends to me, but I don't know whether I like them because I relate to them or because they've been a part of me for so long.

Tasia's character grows the most as the story progresses even though it is a slow progression. She tends to keep to herself, step back and observe people and is slow to trust. For someone like her - on the run from potential and powerful enemies - I like that despite all the danger she faces constantly, she's always sunny and optimistic in her outlook.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
My taste in books is very eclectic. Here's a very small sample of the ones I like - Mary Stewart, Issac Asimov, Jayne Ann Krentz (also her alter egos as Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle), Georgette Heyer, Joan Wolf (earlier works), Jane Austen, Alistair Maclean, Agatha Christie.
What are you currently reading?
I am too obsessed with my writing currently to read anything :-) I have been writing for the past ten years with stolen hours here and there. My goal is to publish at least three of my books this year, so reading has taken a backseat.

My next book when I get around to it will be Gitanjali - translated work of Indian poet Tagore
What do you enjoy doing when you are not reading or writing?
I love traveling to experience different cultures, locales and food - have been fortunate enough to find a partner who shares this love. I listen to music from around the world and love dance in its many forms. I take dance classes whenever I can. I'm also fascinated by languages and am currently trying to learn two.
Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about the book?
My love of traveling is represented in the book. Throughout this series (Saga of the Chosen), I plan to feature places that are on my list of favorites from around the world in the tale.

About Petra Landon

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An avid reader all her life, only recently has Petra allowed her own imagination to run riot. She loves to travel, loves the outdoors and reads everything she can get her hands on, time permitting. Her taste in books is very eclectic – she tends to like stories with vivid and quirky characters that have elements of fantasy, adventure, romance and mystery interspersed together. A good book for her is one that makes the reader think long after it has been finished and set aside. And one that draws the reader back to it, again and again.

Stories have swirled in her head for years. Sometimes, when the ending of a promising book disappoints her, she imagines a different and more satisfying outcome for herself. To share the characters and tales that have lived in her imagination for so long is a labor of love and a lifelong dream come true for her.

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The Kindle Countdown deal for The Prophecy begins on Monday, February 27th and lasts all week. Petra is offering the eBook for $0.99 for the first four days, so make sure to grab a copy before the deal ends!

Thank you, Petra, for sharing more about yourself and The Prophecy with us. I'm really looking forward to reading it!

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