Friday, April 8, 2011

Author Showcase: Daniel Arenson

The first author to be featured in my new Author Showcase is Daniel Arenson, who specializes in epic, dark, and surreal fantasy fiction.

His short stories have been featured in Flesh & Blood, Chizine, and Orson Scott Card's Strong Verse

Daniel's fantasy novel Firefly Island was published in 2007 by Five Star Publishing, an imprint of Gale. His second novel, Flaming Dove, was released in 2010. You can read more about it below. Be sure to visit his website for more fantasy books which also feature some stunning cover artwork!

And now.... Daniel Arenson!

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Book Title:  Flaming Dove


Your Book in 1000 Words or Less:

Outcast from Hell. Banished from Heaven. Lost on Earth.

The battle of Armageddon was finally fought... and ended with no clear victor. Upon the mountain, the armies of Hell and Heaven beat each other into a bloody, uneasy standstill, leaving the Earth in ruins. Armageddon should have ended with Heaven winning, ushering in an era of peace. That's what the prophecies said. Instead, the two armies--one of angels, one of demons--hunker down in the scorched planet, lick their wounds, and gear up for a prolonged war with no end in sight.

In this chaos of warring armies and ruined landscapes, Laila doesn't want to take sides. Her mother was an angel, her father a demon; she is outcast from both camps. And yet both armies need her, for with her mixed blood, Laila can become the ultimate spy... or ultimate soldier. As the armies of Heaven and Hell pursue her, Laila's only war is within her heart--a struggle between her demonic and heavenly blood. 

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Something Unique About Your Writing Process:
  I wrote Flaming Dove in longhand -- just a pen and notebook.

1 comment:

  1. Great choice for an author showcase! I'll have to get this book. Everything I've ever written has been in longhand with just a pen and a notebook. Funny how technology now makes that unique.