Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Firestorm Encounters by Taige Crenshaw: Guest Post & Promotion

Firestorm Encounters
by Taige Crenshaw

Genre: Paranormal Romance
What do you do when you find a man who sets your senses aflame but being with him could cause repercussions?

Kaitya Erutan is finally at ease with her two sides—Amazonian Warrior and Firebird—and she doesn’t need complications. Yet a little quirk of fate makes her realise what she wants. She’s overcome by desire burning through her when she sees him—a man who sets her pulse racing. Sometimes life throws the most pleasurable of curves, and Kaitya isn’t about to let this sexy man go. Be it destiny or something else, she doesn’t care—all she knows is he will be hers—and she his—in every sense of the word.

Fyodor, the Shadow King, has responsibilities to his people who have been displaced by a madman’s plan. Breaking out of the shadow of his father’s deception is a tough undertaking—his focus is on the task and he doesn’t need any distractions. From the moment he arrives at the Phoenix Intelligence Agency, he realizes he might not want anything to shift his attention. But he is about to get it. Kaitya resonates in his shadow and she will not be denied. Not that he could resist her—Kaitya’s deceptively laid-back attitude hides the core of a woman who is as determined and stubborn as he is. Her beauty is surpassed only by the depths of her soul. Kaitya is out to have everything he can give and demand that he go even further.

Each action and choice will change the course of their lives. They will need each other to face whatever comes. When will meets passion it will blaze under firestorm encounters.

Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.
 The Ah Hah Moment
By: Taige Crenshaw
In my opinion what makes the difference between an ok book and a great/amazing one is that all-important “ah hah” moment. 

So what is an "ah hah" moment?

Ah Hah Moment ~ Taige Crenshaw Definition:
A moment that elevates a story beyond just a book, to a book that makes the reader remember it. Remembering a line or a scene that makes them go back to it time and time again. This is a true keeper book that has wear and tear from continued reading. The book you buy multiple copies of and don’t lend it to anyone. 

These “ah hah” moments aren’t only in books. They can extend much further than that. They also happen in movies, TV shows and things that happen in your everyday life. In movies and TV shows these “ah hah” moments are those you remember and discuss with others. This is what happened to me recently. Some friends and I were discussing some of our favorite shows and movies. I noticed that each person had an “ah hah” moment when they talked about their show or movie they liked. In the everyday instances they ranged from falling in love, loss, and just a feel good or bad thing. Whenever I talk with others it is interesting hearing all these moments that resonated with each person. 

No matter that type of “ah hah” they all had one thing in common – they leave a lasting impression. Resonate with you long after done. 

Now back to books. So what makes an “ah hah” book? There is no sure formula. It has to be something that resonates with the reader. For me an “ah hah” moment is what makes the story more real. A book that captures me from the first line. To that last line that makes me feel not only content but when I go to sleep I dream of the book. And long after that last word I think of what I read. Give me everything. Emotions laid bare. Build the setting so I can feel it like I am there. Bring me along with the characters step by step. Give me a plot that is intriguing and makes me flip the pages. 

Then the most important thing of all, “ah hah” me. Give me something in the story that will flip that special figurative switch inside. This will bring reading to an all-new level. When you hit that “ah hah” level you are on my automatic must buy and read now list. Again we go back leaving a lasting impression. One that resonates with the reader. 

In the world and myths of my latest release Firestorm Encounters (Phoenix Intelligence Agency, Book #5) this is what I’m striving for— the Ah Hah Moment. That moment that makes a reader connect with my story on a deep level that resonates with them. In the book I’ve taken many parts of history, folklore and other interesting tidbits to create the world of the story Kaitya Erutan, my heroine is an Amazonian Warrior and Firebird which are two powerful races. Kaitya is a recently made hybrid and she is coming to terms with that when fate puts in her path a man who will change her life. The mythology of her and the world she inhabits grows with each book. This mythology is embedded into the very earth. Fyodor, the Shadow King has many obligations and things to overcome. The two come together a couple and each has their own quirks and personality which leads them on a road to love. It is an exhilarating ride for them. When I built the world of the Phoenix Intelligence Agency I knew it would have so much to be revealed brick by brick and layer by layer. There are so many beings and things in that world to explore. As I write each book I’m having a wonderful time laying down the layers of the world and going on each adventure. 

As a reader I seek out that “ah hah” moment in books. Those books are keeper ones that line my shelves and I read often. As a writer I strive to give the reader that “ah hah’ moment. Since reading is so varied and goes by what resonates with the reader I don’t succeed with everyone. Yet when I do with even just one reader I feel I have done what I set out to do - given that “ah hah” moment that will make me a keeper for a reader. I have a few readers who have contacted me letting me know that my story resonated with them in some way. That is its own “ah hah” moment that makes me as a writer proud and humbled that a reader has taken a journey with me.
Taige Crenshaw is a multi-published author with books available at Ellora's Cave Publishing, Liquid Silver Books, Loose Id, and Totally Bound.

She writes novels set in today between people who know what they want and how to get it. As well as in the future of vast universes between beautiful, strange and unique beings with lots of spice and sensuality added to her work.

Taige Crenshaw has been enthralled with the written word from time she picked up her first book. It wasn’t long before she started to make up her own tales of romance.

With novels set in today, in alternate dimensions, or in the future she writes with adventure, fun sassy heroine's, and sexy hero's.

Always hard at work creating new and exciting places Taige can be found curled up with a hot novel with exciting characters when she is not creating her own. Join her in the fun, frolic, interesting people and far reaches of the world in her novels.

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