Monday, August 27, 2012

Guest Blog: Gemma K. Murray

Hi Everyone,

Let's take a minute to welcome author Gemma K. Murray to the blog.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl born. She was raised to love books and was enthralled with them at a very young age. In fact, there is a story of the little girl being seated at her table at the age of 18 months, where she would “read” for hours if her mother would let her. This child grew into one who would blow through her reading assignments in school at such a pace that her teachers eventually had to move her into a reading group a grade ahead of where this girl’s classmates were.
English, spelling, and reading were her passions. As she entered high school, she added foreign languages to her hobbies. Her mind swirled with words. She passed math and science but this young woman simply loved words. Lunch hours were spent in the library instead of being with her friends. When she got home from working after school, she’d retire to her room where she’d devour whatever book she was reading. Her favorites were Victoria Holt novels, though she made sure to read the classics where she fell in love with Oscar Wilde. Her senior English teacher assigned her class a poem to write. The young woman whipped hers off in a matter of moments. She went on to write the poem for her senior class (though that is a secret many don’t realize even 20+ years later).

She married and went about her life. Her dreams were vivid and realistic. They haunted her days. So, this woman applied pen to paper and jotted her dreams down. They flowed from her pen and across the paper. She wrote for her own amusement. Then, this woman’s husband had an idea. “Why not try to get these published?” he asked. The woman scoffed at this idea and refused to believe in her talent. Then, one day, something happened to change her life. She began to believe. A publisher wanted to publish her story and Gemma K. Murray was born.

Gemma’s first book is an urban fantasy/paranormal romance titled Keeper of the Golden Dragon’s Heart.

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan seems like it is another country. The rawness and beauty of the land draws people from every walk of life. What most people don't realize is there is a little town nestled on the banks of Lake Superior that an entire group of supernatural beings call home. Shifters of every shape and size live there. They raise their families there. Tourists come from near and far to visit the quaint town of Cedar River, Michigan. The tourists never realize they are walking among some of the most unusual beings on earth.
Bowie Golden is a dragon shifter who is in charge of Cedar River's safety. Until now, the biggest threat to anyone's safety was Anastasia Plum, a witch/puma-shifter. She has been the town hellraiser since she was a teenager. Now someone has discovered the secret the residents of Cedar River keep for one another. These radicals are determined to eradicate the entire town. It's up to Bowie to keep them all safe.

Ana has always idolized Bowie. She may have stirred up trouble from time to time, but Bowie or one of his brothers would always get her out of the trouble she was in. One day, it happened. The unthinkable, the unimaginable occurred. Anastasia Plum fell for the "golden" boy. What an unlikely duo- the sheriff and the hellraiser! 

Just as these two discover their passion for one another, a group of people is determined to keep them apart. It's up to Ana to prove that she is the only Keeper of the Golden Dragon's Heart.
You can read the excerpt for Keeper of the Golden Dragon’s Heart on Gemma’s website. 

Does this sound like your kind of book? You can purchase Keeper of the Golden Dragon’s Heart at these locations:

Natural Born Enemies- Book 2 in the Cedar River series will be released this fall.

Want to hang out with Gemma? Here are the places you can find her:

Gemma even started a Facebook page where readers can visit with the characters from Cedar River
Stop by and see what antics they are up to.


Gemma K. Murray said...

Thank you, Crymsyn, for allowing me to be here today. If the readers have any questions, etc., ask away. I'll try to answer them as best as I can without giving too much away:)

Crymsyn said...

You're welcome Gemma.