Wednesday, July 5, 2017

{Blog Tour} FRAGILE CHAOS by Amber R. Duell—Guest Post + Giveaway

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Fragile Chaos
by Amber R. Duell


A GOD OF WAR SEEKING RESTORATION.

AN UNWILLING SACRIFICIAL BRIDE.

BETRAYAL THAT COULD DESTROY THEM BOTH.

“Every fiber of my being is woven from the rage of mortals.”

Theodric, the young God of War, has a talent for inciting conflict and bloodshed. After being stripped of his powers by his older brother, King of Gods, he sets out to instigate a mortal war to prove himself worthy of being restored to power.

“I loved Kisk once; it was my home… But that was before. This is now.”

Sixteen-year-old Cassia, like many in the modern era, believes gods and goddesses to be just a myth. Enemy to her country and an orphan of the war, she has no time for fairy tales. That’s until religious zealots from Theo’s sect offer her up as a sacrifice.

Can Cassia and Theo end the mortal war and return balance to the earth and heavens? Or, will their game of fate lead down a path of destruction, betrayal, and romance neither of them saw coming? 


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Age Group/Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
 Publisher: Radiant Crown Publishing, LLC
Purchase: Amazon • B&N • Kobo • IndieBound

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by Amber R. Duell

TEN RANDOM FACTS ABOUT FRAGILE CHAOS

  • Half of the first draft was told only in Cassia’s POV, but there was so much going on with Theo that she wasn’t aware of. It felt important to go back and add his voice.
  • Cassia’s cat, Moki, didn’t appear for a handful of drafts, and he was dog at first.
  • Leander, God of Death, originally had a one-time appearance. I redid the rest of the outline to include more of him after writing his chapter.
  • When I did my first round of revisions, I found a “chapter” that said: *catapults* with one sentence regarding where I was going with it. My only explanation is that I was sleep-typing because it made absolutely no sense.
  • I didn’t realize how much the story played with different types of sibling relationships until I was deep in revisions.
  • When the idea first came to me, Theo was a Water God plaguing Kisk with a drought.  I mentioned it to a friend, and she said “like the manhwa!” I had no idea what she was talking about at the time, but luckily I hadn’t outlined it yet so it was super easy to reimagine everything. (Also, after Fragile Chaos was finished, I read some of the manhwa she mentioned—Bride of the Water God—and it was really good!)
  • A lot of Fragile Chaos was written in Panera at my weekly write-in with a friend.
  • When my publisher and I discussed cover possibilities, we agreed on using red, black, and silver. The artist sent it back with gold instead and oh my gracious! I’m in love.
  • The last scene added during edits was when Cassia eavesdropped on Theo and Ebris in the war room.
  • Tabowi , Theo’s favorite Kisken fruit, is a bumpy, hard-skinned fruit with deep purple juice. In my mind, it tastes like a combination of apple and plum with a hint of cinnamon.
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Amber R. Duell was born and raised in a small town in Central New York. While it will always be home, she’s spent the last six years living in Germany, Maine, and Mississippi as a military wife where the next step is always an adventure.

When Amber isn't writing, she's wrangling her two young sons. She is a lover of history, a fan of snowboarding, and a travel enthusiast. In her downtime, she can be found curling up with a good book and a cat or two.


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