Sunday, March 9, 2014

Isles of Olympus A Guardian's Truth ~ Book Tour

Title:Isles of Olympus: A Guardian's Truth
Author: Sandra Schepis
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publish Date: February 19, 2014
Event organized by:Literati Author Services, Inc.  

Book Synopsis

A Guardian's Truth is about Ariella, a young Guardian Queen of Royals, in the secret land called Isles of Olympus. Forced to sit on her throne before she comes of age, and yet kept in the dark about her history, who her parents were and the life she never got to have with them, after being given to her maternal uncle and his wife, when Ariella was only minutes old. No one would even speak her parents names after that. Frustrated by the constant over protection of the councilmen and women of the Isles, Ariella and her closest friend (whom rarely left her side from the age of four), her dragon Kyith, set out on an adventure within and outside of her realms, that would start the events that could lead her realm back into war. Many enemies are found to be trusted friends, while some friends are shown to be true enemies, Ariella is left wondering: who can she trust, who she should trust? Guardians are descendants of the first two Gods, Uranus, the God of the heavens and sky, and Gaia, the Goddess of the Earth and nature. Their first born child, a son, Gaius, named for both his parents, was betrayed by his younger siblings as they overthrew Uranus by beheading him, so to rule the world and heavens themselves, Gaius wished only to avenge his father’s murder, but Gaia had other plans. She gave him his own realm hidden from the titan’s wrath, and their descendants. A gift for his loyalties, he and his kin and any God, Goddess or magical creature that wished to escape the titans and later the Olympians, would live free of the tainted bloodlines of those that had murdered the father God for greed and power, with only one hitch, no Guardian could ever wish to lay claim to the original homeland of Gods, Mount Olympus. For if they did, all that had been, could be undone!

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10 things that brings a smile to my face: 

·         My Children, all four of their beautiful souls bring proud smiles to my face.
·         Close friends, I rely on them to keep me grounded and I appreciate them for each of their individualism. True friends are jewels more precious than diamonds.
·         Coffee, for without it I would not have the tools to face each day with energy and vigour.
·         Sleep-ins, they are rare and special gifts when they occur!
·         Kind gestures, weather done for me or done by me, they bring a special happiness that words cannot describe. To cheer up another for no gain in return will bring a smile to my face many times over.
·         Accomplishing goals is good for the soul and brings proud and sometimes cocky smiles to my face.
·         Seeing my beautiful niece and two nephews, I love them whole heartedly and just seeing them bring joy to my life.
·         Lazy days, they happen far less as the years pass.
·         Quiet moments, to sit on my veranda in the peace of the evening gazing at the stars remembering those I miss brings a smile to my face, recalling my family that have passed and the fun we had. They are sad smiles but just as important as the proud or joyous smiles.
·         Good news.

About the Author

Sandra Schepis is currently living in the Brisbane Bayside area of Queensland, Australia with her beautiful family. I like to spend most days in front of my computer either writing or researching different elements of my stories and interests in Greek Mythology and history in general. Though I have spent years writing short stories I have never before published any of my work. Isles of Olympus is different, it is a complete work of towns and cities, landscapes, cultures and lives I spent month creating, so that I could sit and enjoy the story that flowed from the details. A Guardian’s Truth the first of three books to come out of the Isles series, was a special project designed ultimately for my children to read and enjoy, igniting their imaginations and inspiring their dreams. I love landscape photography, and use it to inspire some of my works. Mythology weather Greek, Celtic, and some Nordic are keen interests that I enjoy researching; reading is a passion of mine when I am not writing. And in between that and my family I love to get out and explore

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