01 October 2014

{Guest Post + Giveaway} from author Christina Farley

By: Me My Shelf And I | 01 October 2014 at 12:09 AM | | | |

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About The Book

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YA Fantasy
Release date: September 23, 2014

Jae Hwa Lee has destroyed Haemosu, the dangerous demi-god that held her ancestors captive, and now she’s ready to forget about immortals and move on with her life. Then the god of darkness, Kud, sends an assassin to kill her. Jae escapes with the knowledge that Kud is seeking the lost White Tiger Orb, and joins the Guardians of Shinshi to seek out the orb before Kud can find it.

But Kud is stronger and more devious than Haemosu ever was. Jae is soon painfully reminded that by making an enemy of Kud, she has placed her closest friends in danger, and must decide how much she can bear to sacrifice to defeat one of the most powerful immortals in all of Korea.

Hardcover: 9781477820353 Paperback: 978-1477820346 Ebook: ASIN: B00I309T8S
Audio: B00N9G244W

Available at Amazon, BAM, IndieBound, and Barnes & Noble

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Praise for Gilded, the first book in the series:

“An amazing contemporary fantasy that explores the vast legends of Korea, this richly detailed novel kept me turning the pages well into the night. Jae Hwa starts off as a strong character and ends as a noble one, using both her brains and her brawn to win the day–she’s exactly the kind of girl YA literature needs.”

~from Beth Revis, NY Times Bestselling author of Across the Universe series

"Farley brings South Korea's fascinating culture and mythology into vivid detail in this shining debut, and Jae is a compelling heroine. An exotic, thrilling read, GILDED had me utterly entranced!"

~from Jessica Khoury, author of ORIGIN and VITRO

Guest Post:

Dragons in the Gilded Series

Korean dragons (yong) have tiger feet, 4 toes/claws on each foot, 9-81 scales on their backs, no wings, and a long beard. They are highly revered, powerful, and known for their strength.

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1. Imoogi- These creatures are half-dragon and must wait a 1,000 years to become a real dragon. But there are also imoogi who decide to forgo dragon status and just hunt human souls and feed off of them. These evil imoogi inspired the scene in Chapter 19. They are fierce and can only be defeated after they have been worn out. Hence a battle with an imoogi is never quick nor easy.

2. Blue Dragon- This dragon is the guardian of the clouds and east, also known as the Azure Dragon.

3. Oryonggeo- This is translated as the "Five Dragon Chariot" and was the chariot which Haemosu rode when he descended to earth and ascended into heaven. It was drawn by five dragons and could transport its rider anywhere with the wind’s speed, riding on the wind and clouds. In the Gilded series, these dragons are golden and their eyes turn red when angered. Their golden claws can capture sunlight and the power of the Spirit World to help them keep that power in the human world. The breath fire and water to destroy their victims.

4. The Nine Dragons –These are the nine dragons that guard the sacred Kuryong Falls in North Korea. Legends speak that they once inhabited Kuryong Lake, the pool at the foot of the falls, and were guarding Mount Kumgang.

About The Author

clip_image004CHRISTINA FARLEY, author of Gilded was born and raised in upstate New York. As a child, she loved to explore, which later inspired her to jump on a plane and travel the world. She taught at international schools in Asia for ten years, eight of which were in the mysterious and beautiful city of Seoul, Korea that became the setting of Gilded. Currently she lives in Clermont, FL with her husband and two sons—that is until the travel itch whisks her off to a new unknown. Gilded is her first novel. For more details, check out her website at www.christinafarley.com. Christina holds a master’s degree in education and has taught for eighteen years. She is represented by Jeff Ourvan of Jennifer Lyons Literary.

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