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12 Days of Fantasy for Christmas
Day 12: Silent Orchids by Morgan Wylie
(The Age of Alandria #1)
by Morgan Wylie
Young Adult Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 302 pages
May 5th 2013
***Nominated for UtopYAcon award: Best Debut Novel of 2013***
A dying realm.
The ancient evil of the Droch-Shúil has been unleashed.
The Orchids have been silenced… but for how long?
Daegan, elite of the Ferrishyn warrior tribe of Faeries, is charged with a mission to find the Sol-lumieth, a mysterious new power that could change the fate of all in the realm of Alandria. But he is conflicted by his purpose, and he cannot trust the motives of those he serves. He has too many questions and they must be answered.
Kaeleigh, a girl abandoned as a small child just outside Missoula, Montana, is now 18. She is trying to discover who she is and where she belongs. In her heart, she feels she has family out there… somewhere. Desperate to unravel the mysteries of her past, she embarks on a journey that will forever change her along with her two best friends, Finn and Chel—who have secrets of their own.
Guest Post: Character Interview
Hello! Thank you so much for having me today!! I wanted to share some things that you may find interesting about my main character Kaeleigh from The Age of Alandria series.
Ahem, throat clearing*
Chel: Excuse me, Morgan, but I think if anyone is going to talk about Kaeleigh it should be me! 😉 *Chel bounces behind me.
Me: Well, hi Chel, I didn’t know you would be here, but I should’ve known better. Where’s Finn?
*Chel nods to the back of the room*
*Finn stands at the back of the room, arms crossed, and scowling*
Chel: Oh Finn, relax. I’m not going to share anything Kaeleigh wouldn’t want people to know.
*Finn Slinks over from where he was skulking in the corner with a cheesy grin*
Finn: I know, that’s why Chel and I will take it from here.
Me: Okay, well, everyone let me introduce you to Kaeleigh’s two best friends… Finn and Chel.
Chel: I’m so excited! Thank you for having us here today.
Finn: Um, Chel… they didn’t. We hijacked this post.
Chel: Technicalities Finn *waves hand flippantly* Plus who knows Kaeleigh better than her BEST friend?
Finn: friends. You said friend. I added the ‘s’.
Chel: Hmm. Well, you better hope that Morgan doesn’t do something drastic to you in book 2.
Chel: Just sayin’. Ok let’s get this show on the road! I’ll go first…
Finn: Of course you will *mumbles under his breath*
Chel: *glares back* those were my dagger eyes
Finn: Oh is that what that was? I thought maybe you just had something in both your eyes.
Me: Ok you two, this is suppose to be about Kaeleigh. These people have things to do, get on with it!
Chel: First off, you should know that Kaeleigh is the best friend a girl *ahem* or guy (eye roll to Finn) could have. She is loyal and caring, she always thinks of us before herself.
Finn: I’m not sure that isn’t something they couldn’t figure out.
Chel: Fine. You go.
Finn: *sighs* I don’t like this. I don’t think she would appreciate us talking about her.
Chel: Oh! I got one… Kaeleigh is a restless sleeper. She kicks!
Finn: *smirks* And she talks in her sleep.
Chel: See this is fun.
Chel: Hey I’m doing all the work here. Your turn.
Finn: Kaeleigh calls me if she hasn’t heard from me after a couple days, just to make sure I’m not lying dead, alone, on the floor in my apartment.
Chel: Oookay… that was morbid, Finn. Back to me. Remember last winter when I found an injured stray cat? I tried to take care of it, but it got real bad. Kaeleigh helped me take it to the vet. *pause and looks down, hands wringing* That’s why she got fired from that secretary job.
Finn: *growls* Chel, you know she’s allergic to cats. You should have called me.
Chel: I know, but you would have just told me not to bother. Did you even hear me though, I’m the reason she lost her job.
Finn: *shrugs* It obviously didn’t bother her that much—she got another one. It’s just a job to her. You are her family and that means something.
Chel: *takes deep breath* You’re right Finn, thanks. You know, you’re all right when you want to be. I think Kaeleigh is the only person who can make you smile, but you know that, don’t you?
Finn *stands up non-chalantly* Hey Morgan, I think we are finished here, if you need to say anything.
Me: Thanks Finn for remembering that I was even here. Chel, anything else you want to add?
Chel: No, I’m good. Thank you for letting us hijack your post. It was fun! *pokes Finn*
Ok, well, I hope you were able to learn a little something about my main character and maybe even a little about the dynamic of her posse. Thank you for indulging my characters today!
About the Author
Morgan Wylie is an award-winning author with several genres published from YA fantasy to adult paranormal romance and other things in between. Morgan published her first novel, Silent Orchids, one year after moving across the country with her family on a journey of new discovery. After an amazing three years in Nashville, TN and the release of two more books, Morgan and her family found their way back to the Northwest where they now reside. Still working everyday with great optimism, Morgan continues to embrace all things: “Mama”, wife, teacher, and mediator to the many voices and muses constantly chattering in her head… where it gets pretty loud!
November 30th: Launch
December 1st: Sarra Cannon
December 2nd: W.R. Gingell
December 3rd: Nikki Jefford
December 4th: K. D. Jones
December 5th: M. L. LeGette
December 6th: Belle Malory
December 7th: Melissa McShane
December 8th: Sara C. Roethle
December 9th: R.K. Ryals
December 10th: Jennifer Silverwood
December 11th: Melissa Wright
December 12th: Morgan Wylie
December 13th: Grand Finale
1 winner will win a FIRE HD 8 TABLET from Amazon along with the following ebooks:
– TRITON’S CURSE by Sarra Cannon
– MASQUE by W.R. Gingell
– AURORA SKY: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Nikki Jefford
– A WHITE SO RED by K.D. Jones
– THE TALE OF MALLY BIDDLE by M.L. LeGette
– THE TWELFTH KEEPER by Belle Malory
– SERVANT OF THE CROWN by Melissa McShane
– THE XOE MEYERS TRILOGY by Sara C. Roethle
– CRAVING BEAUTY be Jennifer Silverwood
– THE DESCENDANTS SERIES by Melissa Wright
– REAWAKENED by Morgan Wylie
Open to US residents or those who are eligible for the Fire Tablet in their area (those who are not, can receive cash value through PayPal)
Ends December 17th