May 17, 2012

Welcome Lori Corsentino

Romance Author Lori Corsentino

Hi Lori, I’m so glad you could visit my blog.

Hi everyone! I’m really excited to be here today. I want to thank J.L. for having me as aguest. I hope you enjoy my musings on the month of May and my upcoming paranormal release, Destiny’s Awakening. Be sure to leave a comment and be entered to win a prize package including a copy of my upcoming release, Destiny’s Awakening, in your choice of format (eBook or print). I look forward to reading your comments!

I love the month of May. It’s a magical time for me. Spring has truly come, with her riot of colorful early flowers and trees decked out in varying shades of green. The whole world has once again come to life after a long winter’s snooze. In the mornings, the air is crisp and heavy with the perfumes of trees and flowers. The scents of the buds on the trees and the flowers opening their petals to the sun give the air a flavorful taste that only comes this time of year. At sunset, more magic appears as the day’s light gives way to clear nights. Evening shade fades into a darkness that’s filled with stars…and possibilities.

I like to think that Destiny’s Awakening, my first novel in the Tales of the Fey trilogy, is set in the month of May. My heroine, Evie, starts her story in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains. There’s nothing she loves more than starting her day outside, in a lush mountain meadow as the sun rises over the eastern peaks. The only other things she loves more is finding a treasure from the past to examine and dream over. On this morning, she does just that. In a majestic mountain meadow, she finds a sword. Enchanted, she picks it up, and finds herself thrown into a world she never knew existed. There she meets her knight in shining armor, Prince Alexander. With him discovers mystery, love, and danger.

Here’s an exerpt for your enjoyment!

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She looked at the artifact. The shine of the polished metal beckoned her, seeming to glow with a life all its own. Just the thought of touching it brought conflict. Should she keep it with her? It obviously had something to do with her being where she was, but it was a weapon, and she may need it.

It wasn’t that she knew the first thing about wielding the long blade, but she was in trouble. Besides, having something was better than having nothing more to hurl toward an attacker than harsh language and an extended middle finger. That left her no choice. She scurried back and reached out as she had a moment ago in the mountain meadow, palming the hilt with both hands to lift the long blade. She was all in now, and a sword, even one that was enchanted, could be the difference between life and death.

As before, the blade emitted a thrumming noise and a low vibration when she touched it. Pulsations ran from her hands up her arms and into her shoulders. Strange. Just making contact with the metal strengthened and reinforced her.

With newfound confidence and weapon in hand, she turned to the right and moved toward the dark recesses of her selected alcove and its promised shelter. As she neared the haven, she discovered it wasn’t exactly the best hiding place. There was an even darker small room immediately behind it, sheltering who knows what. She shrugged. At least it provided some form of protection not available in the middle of the chamber.

She took stock of her surroundings. A shadowy figure in light medieval armor and chain mail lay atop the platform. The polished metal of the decoratively etched cuirass and spaulders covering his chest and shoulders glistened in the light, giving off a rich sheen. Matching gauntlets and greaves protected his arms and legs, and soft leather boots covered in light metal plating along his instep and the front of his calf encased his feet.

Was he dead? He was sure decked out for it. If he was, then was she in his tomb? Just then a booming voice broke the silence she was trying so hard to maintain.

“Please step away from the platform.”

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Bio: Lori’s love of reading has transcended to include penning her own tales of romance. She is experimenting with writing in several different genres, including paranormal – a definite favorite. “There is just so much you can do when you step outside the known world,” she explains “and creating a paranormal story allows you to take yourself and your readers anywhere your imagination wants to go!”

Destiny’s Awakening, the first novel in her “Tales of the Fey” paranormal romance trilogy is available June 7 in eBook and June 14, 2012 in print from 5 Prince Publishing. Visit her website at www.loricorsentino.com and follow her on Twitter @LoriCorsentino and on Facebook.com/LoriCorsentino.


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15 Responses to “Welcome Lori Corsentino”

  1. Hi Lori!

    Love this story concept. Melding so many traditional magical tales with the modern, but in a very subtle, very Lori way. Right up my alley. Glad you’re continuing it with a few more Tales of the Fey and I’ll look forward to reading those too!

  2. Wow… That excerpt really drew me in. MOORRRREEE! I want more!

  3. […] 17: J.L. Bowen guest Lori […]

  4. […] Today, Thursday, the CRW bloghop features Lori Corsintino on JL Bowen’s blog. You can read all about her upcoming release of her first novel in the Tales of the Fey Trilogy HERE. […]

  5. Intriguing excerpt Lori! Destiny’s Awakening sounds like a wonderful romp through magic, mystery and romance.
    Clare

  6. Thanks so much! I’m glad you liked the excerpt. The full novel will be available in early June in both eBook and print! : )

  7. Great blog! I really like the taste you gave us. :)

  8. Ooh, intriguing excerpt, Lori. I want to keep reading. Looking forward to Destiny’s Awakening release date!

  9. Hi Lori — what a gorgeous photo of you! Wonderful excerpt, too :).

  10. Hi Lori and JL. I love the month of May. Beautiful description, Lori!

  11. I enjoyed the excerpt. Sounds like a good book.

  12. Thanks Lori for coming by!

  13. Thanks everyone for your comments and encouragement. I think it’s really going to be a great series. I know it’s sure fun to write!

    Thanks J.L. for hosting me today. I sure appreciate it.

  14. I love how region-specific all the excerpts have been. Makes me want to visit Colorado…

  15. Lori, Your book sounds intriguing. I love Colorado settings. Mary Hagen

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