Friday, March 21, 2014

Global Blog Event Hop: The Twistedly True Tale of Ruby Hood

Keep the Magic Alive...a World of YA Fantasy

Ruby Hood was an interesting creation. I wrote her story when I moved back to Vegas just over 2 years ago. But now she is real; she’s not just a figment of my imagination. She’s an actual published character. And there are actual people that have read her story, “The Twistedly True Tale of Ruby Hood”. SO it’s like she’s real…kinda. Then it dawned on me the other day that I gave her a March 21st birthday. If we follow the book, she would be 18 today. It made me think about everything she went through in book one and suddenly a path to where she was going swirled around in my subconscious. Thankfully, that brief moment of inspiration realigned my focus for book 2. In fact, it was perfect timing because I have been stuck for MONTHS.

When I created Ruby, I always intended her to be a bright strong-willed teenager. Her father died when she was very young, but she was happy and readily anticipating her senior year. However Ruby, at the end of book 1, is far cry from the happy-go-lucky book worm introduced at the beginning of the story. I like our heroine at the end way more than the sweet innocent girl that started the journey with me back in spring 2012.

Happy birthday, Ruby Hood! Thank you for the creative and wild ride! I look forward to many more years in your company!

Check out a synopsis of “The Twistedly True Tale of Ruby Hood”, book 1:

In the small town of Woodsville, self-assured Ruby Hood becomes tangled in more than traditional teenage angst. With the Homecoming Dance looming, everything at Woodsville High appears normal, but things are not as they seem. Ruby meets a cute boy with a lopsided grin, Dylan Hunter. She flirts shamelessly with the football star, Kent Wolf, and finds herself in a barrage of harsh verbal altercations with his stunning yet wicked sister, Kayla Wolf. Thankfully, she finds solace in her friend, Lilly Fair. Through a series of odd and painful events, Ruby discovers her true calling and the responsibilities that come with her new power and position. Despite her heartache and sorrow, will Ruby find the inner strength not only to protect herself, but also to keep the Wood safe at all cost?

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18 comments:

  1. I am too excited to put my name in the hat for this book. It's one of the rare books that I have interviewed and really would like to read! Happy Birthday by the way. And thx for participating and all of your help…have fun on the hop!
    june benjaminmctish@icloud.com

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    1. June, this wouldn't be what it is without your leadership and keen ideas! Looking forward to the rest of the HOP! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  2. Thanks for the information. Love the cover on this one. I picked up my free copy!

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    1. Awesome! Thanks so much! Happy Reading :-)

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  3. Hooray for Ruby Hood! Here's hoping she has a fun, exciting birthday! Wishing her creator lots of success!

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    1. YEAH! So good to see you here, Liz! Thanks so much and right back at ya! All the best!
      ~Steph

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  4. I adore your cover! Just picked up my free copy and I can't wait to read it! Best of luck!!
    ~ Kaitlyn, KaitlynDavisBooks.com

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    1. Awesome! Thanks so much! Happy Reading! :-)

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  5. I will be downloading my free copy shortly. Thank you so very much. Congratulations on beginning your journey towards Book 2. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! :-)

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  6. Thank you for the free down load! I just got my copy :) This book sounds awesome!
    Happy Birthday to Ruby Hood! I look forward to reading this book and all that the future holds for Ruby!

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  7. Happy belated birthday, Ruby!! My character's, Seth's, birthday was March 15th (the Ides of March). He'd be 19 now, but in my novels, he's still 18. :)

    Ruby sound cool. Can't wait to meet her.

    leather_bound (at) Hotmail (dot) com

    http://kelseyketch.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Happy belated birthday to Seth...love the Ides of March! Happy Reading!

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  8. Hi,
    I grabbed your book while it was FREE...THANK YOU!
    So FUN meeting new people!
    This has been a GREAT idea!

    Shauna~ I Love to Read and Review Books :)

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    1. Indeed, it has! Thanks so much! Happy Reading!

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  9. I love a good twist. Ruby Hood looks very intriguing and I cannot wait to read this. I wish you the best of luck with book two.
    cosgrove.julia@yahoo.com

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