Title: BLACK DAWN Author: Mallory McCartney Release Date: February 14, 2017 Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing Pages: 352 Formats: Paperback, eBook Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and bringing Emory back she will discover she is the long lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.
With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.
Some things are better left in the shadows.
What is your process for creating a magically world, basically another realm?
First off, thank you for having me! I love this question! So, for Black Dawn, it really all started with me knowing how I wanted Emory’s story to go. For this story I had written the original manuscript when I was fourteen, and in both versions Emory wasn’t from Earth, but had been placed there for her protection. Her world is one that is much different from ours. When I was rewriting the story, the world building is me answering a string of questions, and an overwhelming number of notebooks where I keep my answers. This is where I hash out the characters first, my main and secondary and their stories. Once I had this, then the world came to me much easier. Emory’s parents, Nei and Roque and their history really helped hash out the details of The Academy and why it came to be (which I am really inclined to write a prequel about ☺ ) Once I had this, then my villain’s story became clearer, and then the Black Dawn Rebellion fighting against Adair Stratton was born. So, my process is figuring out the ripple effect of my character’s history, then from here I go to different locations where the events happen, different terrains and different cultures. Add in the history and culture of the magic in Kiero, and it all comes together!
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Mallory McCartney currently lives in London, Ontario with her husband and their two dachshunds Link and Lola. Black Dawn is her debut novel, the first in a series. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found dog grooming, book shopping and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.
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