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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A Wizard's Choice by Maya Tyler 💕 Behind the Scenes, Book Tour & Gift Card Giveaway 💕 (Paranormal Romance)



Dreams or duty?

Wizard apprentice Kurtis Warde doesn’t want to become a full-fledged wizard, but he feels obligated to his grandfather who raised him. Making The Choice, whether or not to become a wizard and join The Circle, doesn’t feel like a choice at all. Leaving The Circle would give Kurtis the freedom to follow his own dreams, and to pursue vampiress, Dee, who has always intrigued him. He knows there’s more to Dee than the icy being she portrays, but will she give him a chance to know the real her?

There is unrest in the magical world. Fairies, a magical being thought to be long extinct, still exist. And the long-time feud between wizards and fairies threatens everyone Kurtis cares about, including his life coach, Alina, who has quickly become a close friend. And perhaps more. He discovers his connection to the ancient beings The Annunaki, the ancestors of wizards and fairies, may be key to the future. The more he uncovers, the more questions he has.

Will Kurtis choose to follow his heart or risk sacrificing his own happiness for peace in the magical world?



A Wizard’s Choice is about Kurtis Warde, the wizard apprentice I introduced in A Vampire’s Tale. He doesn’t want to become a wizard, but he doesn’t want to disappoint the grandfather who raised him. Kurtis wants the opportunity to discover himself—pick a career, find a love—but first he needs to learn more about the parents who abandoned him as a baby. Uncovering his past reveals his connection to an ancient wizard-fairy feud. Kurtis has important choices to make—ones that could have serious consequences.

Before I started writing A Wizard’s Choice, I structured it into three parts. The first on the wizards; the second on the fairies; and the third bringing the wizards and fairies together. I started writing each part separately. And I quickly realized that a three-part story looks good on paper, but in reality, for this particular book, it wasn’t going to work. I needed a new plan.

While I thought about a new structure, I began writing some short stories on secondary characters. I wrote a piece on Kurtis’ mother and another one on his grandmother. And I came up with a new structure, one incorporating these short stories. I ended up writing this book in many different parts. Saved in different word documents. Once I was finished writing, I put pencil to paper to organize the order, and then I compiled it together.

Changing the plan became my mantra during the writing process of this book. A Wizard’s Choice is the first book I ever planned and constructed an outline prior to writing. And the plan kept changing on me. Kurtis didn’t want to choose the love interest I’d originally picked for him. Throughout the book, he had romantic interactions with two characters. When I’d nearly reached the end, he finally put his foot down and made a choice that deviated from my plan.

Somehow, it’s quite fitting that Kurtis stood up for his dreams as the overall theme in A Wizard’s Choice was about breaking free of familial expectations and living your own life.


“Waldor.” Emotion—relief and love—flooded Kurtis’ voice. He released the breath he’d unconsciously held, scanning Waldor for obvious injury.

“I’m in one piece, Kurtis.” Waldor pushed past him to unlock the cottage. “You can quit being a fusspot.”

Kurtis chuckled at Waldor’s mock irritation, unfazed by his grandfather’s gruff ways. They didn’t need to exchange words to know how relieved they both were for the other’s safety.

Waldor filled the kettle and, a moment later, the sound of a cheery whistle blasted from the small kitchen. Kurtis joined Waldor at the table. They sat in silence, wrapping their large hands around mugs of steaming tea.

“The kind of potent brew you need after a night like this to settle your thoughts.”

Kurtis grunted in response.

“What’s on your mind, my boy?”

What do I tell Waldor? Conflicted thoughts swirled around in his brain. Am I really that transparent?

Waldor smiled as if he knew all Kurtis’ secrets. “I know you. I raised you from a little baby.”

“I know.” He scowled, guilt gnawing at the lining in his stomach. How can I tell him? How can I break his heart? Like my father.

Waldor took his time to sip his tea as if waiting for Kurtis to open up.

Will I ever have the courage to leave? He cast a mournful eye around the small cottage, the only home he’d ever known. “Where is my father? Do you know?”

Waldor recoiled, looking like he’d been punched in the gut. “I don’t know.”

What do you know? What are you keeping from me? Kurtis paused before asking his next question, torn between his aversion to causing Waldor pain and desire for finding answers. “Do you know…Who is my mother?”

Something akin to fear, shame perhaps, lurked in Waldor’s eyes. He focused his intense gaze on Kurtis. “Yes.”

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"...I don’t read many books about witches and wizards, but I found this one to my liking. It wrapped some actual history into a fiction story, and the author did it well..." -- Clarice's Book Nook

​"...Tyler really excels at crafting a story that will draw you in on all aspects and leave you wanting more... [W]ith Kurtis’ journey we are introduced to a more complex sort of relationship – not only in the form of a possible love triangle, but also the internal political struggles of the magical community... I am really looking forward to what further developments are on the horizon...that Tyler introduces." Jennifer Tooker

“…A Wizard’s Choice is an interesting read, a romance, adventure, thriller, and magical tale full of complex characters… Nicely crafted story, Maya Tyler!”
Crystal Book Reviews




The best laid plans…

Marisa Clements was never satisfied writing the ‘gossip column’ in the local paper so she quit her job to follow her dream of writing fiction. Floundering in an unforgiving industry, she wrote about vampires, a popular subject she considered fascinating but as real as unicorns, to pay the rent.

Corgan Halton was tired of human misconceptions about vampires. He planned on telling Marisa his story and end his existence. It was no coincidence Corgan selected Marisa to write his story. With the ability to see the future, he knew she would be a major part of it. He knew she would be the one to help him die, but in doing so, she’d be doomed to the same fate. Once they met, their futures would be irrevocably intertwined.

Corgan began caring for Marisa and finally revealed the truth to her. He admitted his quest to atone for his past sins had put her in grave danger from a nest of revenge-seeking vampires. Corgan must claim her for her own protection. But claiming her is not enough, he must ask for help from his wizard friends and his maker in order to destroy his enemy or Marisa will never be safe.

  


Maya Tyler is a multi-published author of paranormal romance novels and blogger at Maya’s Musings (https://mayatylerauthor.blogspot.com/). An avid reader, Maya writes the books she loves to read—romances! She still believes that “True Love's Kiss” is the most powerful thing in the world. Her paranormal romances come with complex plot twists and happily-ever-afters.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, listening to music (alternative rock, especially from the 1990s), practicing yoga, and watching movies and TV.


   


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33 comments :

  1. Your book sounds like a great read and thank you for sharing it with us.

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  2. How long ago did you come up for the idea of your book?

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    1. Thanks for your question. I introduced the main character from A Wizard’s Choice, Kurtis Warde, in my book A Vampire’s Tale (published in 2017). About six months after AVT released, Kurtis decided he needed his own story.

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    1. I’m glad you like the cover. I like it too.

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  4. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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    1. I’m glad you like the cover. I think it’s pretty awesome as well.

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  6. Good evening! My question for you today is: Are you able to read or write when it is noisy or do you need peace and quiet as I do?

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    1. Thanks for your question. I can read when it’s noisy…unless someone (grr) is trying to talk to me. I usually prefer to write in quiet so I can think. Music is always playing in the background and doesn’t impede my concentration, but I can’t listen to interviews or talk radio while writing.

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  7. I enjoyed the excerpt and my favorite cover is for A Vampire's Tale!

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the excerpt. I love both covers, honestly, seeing a cover with my name on it is a dream come true.

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  8. I like the cover! Thanks for the giveaway,

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    1. I’m glad you like the cover. Good luck in the giveaway.

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  9. This sounds like a great read!

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  10. Your book sounds interesting. I hope that it is a success.

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  11. Looks really good to me! I may have to get this one on Amazon. x)

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    1. You can read it for free with the Kindle Unlimited program.

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    1. I’m glad you love the cover. I think it’s pretty awesome.

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  13. Did you come up with the title of the book before or after you started writing it?

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    1. Thanks for your question. For this particular book, I came up with the title before I wrote it. Usually it’s the other way around, but with A Wizard’s Choice I knew the book would focus on the important life choices facing my main character, Kurtis Warde.

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  14. Who is your favorite character in the book?

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  15. I love the fiery red hair on the lady on the cover.

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  16. I liked the behind the scenes post.

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  17. Ooh, just scrolling down this post and I can already tell I'm going to like the second book because VAMPIRES!

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