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Monday, February 20, 2012

GUEST POST: Fire Baptized by Kenya Wright

This post is in conjuction with Kenya Wright's Virtual Book Tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. Not only will a comment enter you in OUR monthly contest, but it also enters you to win a $10 Amazon GC from the author (click the tour banner below for more details and for a listing of her other tour stops).

Since the 1970’s humans have forced supernaturals to live in caged cities. Silver brands embedded in their foreheads identify them by species: a full moon for Vampires, a crescent moon for Shifters, a pair of wings for Fairies, and the list goes on, for each supernatural species has been tagged and categorized by humans.

Lanore Vesta is marked with a silver X, the brand of Mixbreeds, second-class citizens shunned by society. She stays to herself, revealing her ability to create fire only during emergencies. All she wants to do is graduate college and stop having to steal to survive. But when she stumbles upon a murder in progress, she catches the attention of a supernatural killer. Now all she wants is to stop finding dead bodies in her apartment.

Enlisting help from her Were-cheetah ex-boyfriend Meshach and a new mysterious friend named Zulu, she is steered through the habitat’s raunchy nightlife. But their presence sometimes proves to be more burden than help, as they fight for her attention.

While the corpses pile up, and the scent of blood fills the air, Lanore is left wondering: will she find the psycho or die trying?

Kenya Wright always knew she would be famous since the ripe old age of six when she sung the Michael Jackson thriller song in her bathroom mirror. She has tried her hand at many things from enlisting in the Navy for six years as a Persian-Farsi linguist to being a nude model at an art university.

However, writing has been the only constant love in her life.

Now Kenya is publishing her first book, Fire Baptized, the urban fantasy novel she always wanted to read. This novel is the first book in a series.

Will she succeed? Of course.

For she has been coined The Urban Fantasy Queen, the Super Iconic Writer of this Age, The Lyrical Genius of Our Generation. Granted, these are all terms coined by her, within the private walls of her bathroom as she still sings the Michael Jackson thriller song.

Kenya Wright currently resides in Miami with her three amazing, overactive children, a supportive, gorgeous husband, and three cool black cats that refuse to stop sleeping on Kenya’s head at night.

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  1. Just reading about the author is fun. The story line is awesome. Something new to me. I would really like to read this book.

  2. Hi Kenya; Your book sounds really good but I'm not that familiar with the fantasy genre so I believe I'm going to enjoy following you around your book tour and getting to know you and your work.

    Just wondering: You said you wrote the book you would like to read. Does the writer pick the genre or does the genre pick the writer? What do you think?

  3. Karen,
    That's a really interesting question. Personally, I would say that the writer picks the genre. I love mystery most of all, which is where Fire Baptized's plotline falls. Additionally, I enjoy fantastical elements with a little bit of romance.
    So when I began writing the book I knew that all three of these genres would have there place within my book. In this case the author definetly picked the genre.

    Thanks for the question.


  4. 'Fire Baptized' is a very good story - I can't wait to read the sequel! Just about any parnormal creature you can think of is in this intriguing book.

    Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}

  5. Kenya...Gotta love cats who sleep on your head. I've got one who sleeps on my feet and another who sleeps in the crook of my knees. I think the concept of caging non-humans in cities, like the movie District 9, is an interesting one. Fire Baptized sounds intriguing.

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  6. Thanks Lea Ellen! The book was sucessful due to your excellent editing.

    Catherine, I loved District 9! I love that idea of separation causing chaos! lol!

  7. WOW ,you have had a interesting life. We are also cat lovers. My hubby can't sit in his chair without one or two of the cats wanting to sit with him. Deb P

  8. This book looks great! Very imaginative!


  9. Renald
    Two of my three cats are still young so we have the added benefit of them attacking our feet and playing in our bedroom all night.

    Thanks Robin!

  10. FIRE BAPTIZED looks amazing. I know I will enjoy reading this.


  11. I'd like to read it too.

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