Wednesday, June 04, 2014

BlogTour: Lady's Destiny by A.R. Von

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TITLE – Lady’s Destiny SERIES – Book 1 of the Destiny Series AUTHOR – A.R. Von GENRE – Fantasy Romance LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 256 pages/53,000 words PUBLISHER – Dream Z Dragon Publishing COVER ARTIST – Kellie Dennis of Book Cover By Design COVER MODEL - Dustin Sherer

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A Unique Magical, Erotic Novel.

When dreams haunt you in the most delicious ways and fate pulls you into destiny’s path, what can be done other than to accept and submit to it.

Can Iria truly get what she’s always dreamed of or will it always just remain a memory? Being a rare creature such as her with exceptional beauty and rarity of existence should be enough. Though, all she wants is her desire, her destiny… To be with a man—one man.

Are these dreams she’s having real? Could she really take on human form and become a Lady to be with the man she craves?

Dezso discovers a magical creature—a being of incredible light and peace. He is drawn to it again and again, and his feelings grow with every encounter. He carries a dark secret that he wishes never existed. The only thing that truly brings light upon his existence is the beauty that warms his heart but seems to only exist in his head—with dreams and visions of a magical woman, full of heartwarming light.

Will he ever know true love and happiness? Will he ever be able to lighten the weight and share his dark secret with another...?

Darkness is growing stronger, weakening the light and killing off what makes the world a beautiful place to live in. Enter a world of fantasy and dreams, passions and temptations. A world where dragons, unicorns, magic and mermaids really do exist.A world where love WILL conquer all!

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My Lady, so perfect and pale, with such beauty and grace is a sensual goddess to be worshipped and treasured.

She is the treasure that I yearn to have as mine and I focus now solely on the change. I am not sure how much time passes when my power suddenly snaps back into me. I grind my teeth to keep from grunting from the impact. Surprised that Than has not sensed my power on the move, either that, or he has not shown me that he knows. I am also very pleased that he is so consumed with his search, that he does not realize what I have done. “Mmm...” Both Than and myself turn toward the feminine sound. I feel my eyes widen in surprise, but I quickly conceal it. It worked, from what I am able to see of her. I can only see her face and the pale upper flesh of her breasts. What lovely breasts they are. I feel my mouth water for a taste of her creamy globes, and my hands itch to feel their weight. The woman from my dreams kneels, nude within the heather, looking disoriented. Her hair is a tangled mess, partially covering her face. She does not seem to be able rise and stand solidly. Gravity currently appears to be her enemy. Observing her, I feel as if I am floating. Light and filled with air, like one of my Uncle’s magic bubbles when it floats up toward the sun. Higher and higher, drifting into bliss, and I find myself smiling. She glances up, sees me, and her mouth forms an ‘O’ of surprise. Her breathing becomes slightly erratic. It looks as if she is unable to catch a proper breath. I find myself moving toward her as though being pulled by some unknown force, completely captivated by the sight before me and unable to resist its call. Now, we only have eyes for each other. I feel everything else around us disappear. It is now just her and I, caught in a spell woven of lust and intense longing. I am lost within the depths of her soul-filled, pleading eyes. I move closer to answer their call when an annoying buzzing sound pulls me from the spell.

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A.R. was born and raised in Bronx, NY and is the oldest daughter of two girls. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science and Information Technology, which was only briefly used. She’s a mother of two entertaining teen boys (as well as a lovely fawn Chihuahua, whom she considers her furry daughter.) She’s also a wife to a delightfully handsome and amazingly funny man-beast. She loves anything dragon and fantasy related. In her free time she enjoys exercising, writing, listening to music, hiking, cooking, dancing and reading. She also loves a great adventure in and out of a book! She writes to free her mind of its constant wondering and clutter. She thrives on the fact she can share some of it with readers that have the same passion for a great story.

She also loves to hear from her reader’s and chat away, so feel free to reach out to her any time.

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Meet Dustin Sherer (Fitness Model & Athlete) Model Photo - photo by Jay Fuertez Born in Ventura California. Living in Denver Colorado. NFL Free Agent. Fitness Model. Personal Trainer. Undefeated Cage Fighter.

Biography: I started off early in competitive sports and quickly got into football where I immediately adapted. I maintained football throughout my entire life. But my love for the gym and fitness didn’t start till sophomore year in high school. However, in my junior year I was in a terrible car crash where my head was crushed as I was ran over in the street by a truck after being catapulted at 80mph. I was airlifted to the hospital where I had emergency brain surgery and my heart failed. They immediately brought me back with an adrenaline shot where they presumed I would not live. I was in a coma two weeks. When I woke I had to re-learn everything including how to function and walk again.

In 2012 I went into training for NFL and now playing pro arena looking to keep pursuing football and modeling as well as motivate others and coach them in bettering their lives. Through fitness and motivational speaking.

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1 winner - A signed paperback copy of Lady’s Destiny (US only) 2 winners - An Amazon gifted ecopy of Lady’s Destiny 10 Swag Packs (Includes 1 temporary tattoo of Iria’s binding mark (photo above) and a Lady’s Destiny bookmark singed by myself and cover model Dustin Sherer) (open to US and international)

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Author Interview:


  1. What inspired you to write “Lady’s Destiny”? Lady’s Destiny was inspired by Wednesday Briefs. A group of writers I’ve been flashing with (writing flash fiction) for about a year or so now. The story started off as a flash piece and quickly grew to a full blown novel!
  2. Did you hit any road blocks when writing “Lady’s Destiny”? If so, how did you overcome them? The only time I was in a bit of a writing rut was finding names for a few of the characters. Each and every single name in this story has a meaning behind it. For example, Iria means rainbow, which I felt was absolutely perfect for her. Now Dezso’s name made me the happiest. The meaning behind his name is desired. You see the cover, my minds idea of what Dezso looks like. You tell me. Perfect or no? ;)
  3. Who is your favorite character in “Lady’s Destiny”? Why? This is a hard one because I honestly have four favorites. Dezso, Uncle Dillon, Caed and Tethys. I’ll go with Uncle Dillon at the moment. He’s a fun, funny, loving, caring, adventurous yet very lonely male. But he’s REAL, no falsehoods to him. He’s far from perfect, which makes him even more special. I’m excited to write his story one of these days.
  4. Did you listen to any special music while writing “Lady’s Destiny”? If so, what was it? I listened to a large variety of music. But found the following few songs inspiring many times over.
    ~Ruiner by Nine Inch Nails
    ~My Eyes by Nero
    ~Return to Innocence by Enigma
    ~Empty Walls by Serj Tankian
    ~Help I’m Alive by Metric
    ~Treading Water by Alex Clare
    ~Love by Smashing Pumpkins
    ~Eyes on Fire (Zeds Dead remix) by Blue Foundation
    That’s all I can remember off the top of my head…
  5. How long did it take you to write “Lady’s Destiny”? How long does it typically take you to write a story of this length? Lady’s Destiny took me 6 months to write. This is my first full length novel, so I’m not sure if that’s the norm for me. Who knows, maybe I’ll be back again one day and will know for certain then J
  6. Is this part of a series? If so, please give us a glimpse into the other books in this series. Yes, the Destiny Series. Which, as of right now, will be three books. Each connected in a way, but each will be able to be read as a stand-alone.
    The next in the series is focused on Caedmon. He’s a powerful dragon shifter that fights for the side of good. He’s been alone for centuries. Never having known love of any kind because it’s not the way of his race. After witnessing, with his own eyes. The love Iria and Dezso have for one another. He begins to hunger for a love of his own. That’s all I’m giving you for now ;)
  7. What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Dance, hula hoop, go to the gym, walk, read, cook, play with my pets, or go on some silly adventure (mostly inside my mind) while walking through trails or a local cemetery. I also LOVE to travel and will never say no to a trip!
  8. Are you free to write full time or do you hold another job? If so, what is it? I’m free to write full time at the moment. I was bartending for quite a while. I decided to hang my bottle opener for a bit and pursue my dream. Even if only for a short time. I don’t want to regret never having tried.
  9. What view(s) do you look at while you’re writing? Always varies. I tend to just space out a lot though.
  10. How do you promote your books? I book virtual tours, go to conventions, do giveaways, tweet, share on fb and blog on my blogs. I’m always looking for new ways to promote and am still learning the ropes.
  11. Where can we buy your books? Anywhere! They’re available at Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Smashwords, ARe, and more…
  12. Are you going to be appearing at any author/reader events in the near future? If so please tell us where and when. I’m trying to get to the BDSM writers con this August. Other than that, I’ve nothing lined up. I will keep my fb page posted when I line some up. Feel free to visit J


Thank you!
Thank you so much for having me! I had a blast answering your questions
J


 


 


Cover Model Interview:


 


1) Was there anything different about modeling for “Lady’s Destiny” than for other covers? Umm no visible clothes


2) How long have you been a cover model? Just getting into it actually!


3) Is this your full time job or do you hold another job as well? If so, what else do you do? I’m also a personal trainer and play arena ball, but working towards nfl


 4) What are some of the other covers you have appeared on? Lovers tangle by c.m lema


5) What publishing companies do you model for? I am self-represented


 6) How did you become a cover model? Through fitness


7) What do you like best about being a cover model? Giving A body to a character in a story!!


8) How difficult is it to be a cover model? It’s Hard to get your name out


 9) What do you like to do in your spare time? Movies!! Training!! And video games


 10) What is your favorite type music? I like all genres just certain...songs


 11) What is your favorite place in the world? Why? The gym, its . A getaway an a place to better ones self


12) Are you going to appear at any writer/reader events in the near future? If so, where and when? Yes! But I’m not sure on the details. A. R. Von is, very mysterious when it comes to that stuff Thank you! You’re welcome


 


 


Author Playlist


 


These are the songs the author listened to while writing Lady’s Destiny:


 


Ruiner by Nine Inch Nails


My Eyes by Nero


Clearcut-Bomb the Bass by Lali Puna


Return to Innocence by Enigma


Empty Walls by Serj Tankian


Principles of Lust by Enigma


Help I’m Alive by Metric


Anna Sun by Walk the Moon


Treading Water by Alex Clare


Tightrope by Janelle Monae


Boum Boum by Enigma


Such Great Heights by The Section Quartet


Dissolved Girl by Massive Attack


Eyes on Fire by Blue foundation


Love by Smashing Pumpkins




Here’s the actual playlist I looped. It’s available on Spotify here: https://play.spotify.com/user/1296987519/playlist/2Z7lk58YtKUJBjuRpiTwBK


 


Top Ten Favorite things you like to do.


 


 


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Here are more questions I asked the author so you can get to know her better. J


Which do you like better, cats or dogs? Both, but since I know you’d like one answer, it’s…dogs!


Which is your favorite poison, coffee, tea, or soda? Tea


Do you prefer cowboys or cops? Cowboys


What is your favorite city and why? Naples, FL. I have a lot of my family there. If feels like a second home every time I visit. I actually never want to leave each time I’m there.


If you could live anywhere where would it be and why? Australia- It just seems like one big adventure to me and I love adventures!


What music did you listen to while writing this book? A large variety. Smashing Pumpkins, Nero, Enigma, Nine Inch nails, some others I can’t recall at the moment. One I do recall is the Narnia- Lullaby by Harry Gregson-Williams. I had that song looping now and again.


What is your favorite movie? (I’m a closet geek, shhh) Lord of The Rings


Who is your favorite super hero and why? Wonder Woman- She rules!


Which do you like better, Facebook or Twitter? Facebook


What is your favorite breakfast? Swirl (rye and pumpernickel) toast and a chocolate protein drink. Sometimes I have a cup of coffee instead lol


What are your hobbies besides writing? Exercising, cycling, gardening, reading, hula hooping,


 



3 comments:

My Familys Heart Book Reviews said...

Thank you so very much for being part of the tour

A.R. Von said...

It's so homie here!
Thank you so very much, for being part of the tour!

Elaine Hopper said...

You're both very very welcome! It's been my pleasure. You were wonderful. :)

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