Friday, April 26, 2013

Guest Post, Review and Giveaway: Centaur Legacy by Nancy Straight.


Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a centaur touched by Zeus. 

As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately wants.

Guest Post:  Why write about Centaurs?

There have been so many Paranormal Romances I’ve read and LOVED.  Each one has been an inspiration to me.  It would be impossible to name them all, but a few of my FAVORITES are:  

  • Amy Bartol’s Premonition Series (Angels), 
  • Christie Rich’s Elemental Enmity Series (Fairies), 
  • Shannon Dermott’s Champion Series (Demons), 
  • Quinn Loftis’ Grey Wolves Series (Werewolves) and 
  • Charlotte Abel’s Channie Series (Mages).
The things all of these Paranormal Romance Series have in common are I absolutely fell in love with the characters and I was dying to know what was on the next page.  Each series reached out and pulled me into my kindle.  When I wrote Blood Debt, I knew I wanted to draw the reader in the same way as my favorites pulled me into their novels, but finding mythological creatures that hadn’t been written about by any of my favorite authors was difficult.  

Centaurs had always been interesting to me, but I’d read almost nothing about them.  Before I started writing the Touched Series, I began to research Centaurs.  It turns out, very few others had written about Centaurs and there weren’t a tremendous amount of legends available to pull from, either.  
I incorporated much of the published Greek Mythology surrounding Centaurs and in a few places I created a history that wasn’t there.  

There’s a lot of freedom, as an author, when you choose characters without a great deal of history behind them.  Most readers know what Centaurs are, but few know about the history of their battles, how they’re tied to constellations, or perceptions of them throughout history.  

Writing about a mythological race that has an air of mystery around them has been exciting.  Very few authors have attempted to use Centaurs in the Paranormal Romance Genre and I’m excited to share the Touched Series with the world.  I hope you’ll love it as much as I do!

Read my review: HERE

Read other reviews of books by Nancy Straight: HERE

Read an interview with Nancy: HERE.


Can't wait to read Centaur Legacy!


Nancy was born in Sioux City Iowa, left the cold of the Midwest in 1991 and only returns to see family in the summer time. She spent ten years traveling the world as a US Marine and settled in rural SC with her husband and two children.

She enjoyes reading all types of Paranormal and Young Adult literature.

She is the author of 5 books that are part of 2 amazing series: "Destiny" and "Touched".

These days I'll be posting my reviews of some of her books which I absolutely adore, you'll also get to read a short interview with her and start preparing for the release of "Centaur Legacy" , her newest work!

So don't get lost!

Check her profile on GoodReads HERE.

And visit her site HERE.

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