Sunday, November 27, 2011

Guest Post with Nova Sparks Author of The Dome Trilogy

Please give a warm welcome to Nova who is guest posting at BLH today. Thank you Nova for stopping by today.

My name is Nova Sparks and I'm the author of the sci-fi urban fantasy romance series, the DOME trilogy. The first installment of the trilogy is called the DOME and is available now on Amazon, BN, and Smashwords. The second installment of the trilogy is called the DOME revelation and will be made available on November 30th!

Being an author, I find myself reading a lot. Even before I started writing, I would read a whole bunch. Even though the DOME trilogy is an adult series, I also enjoy reading a lot of Young Adult books, my secret love. When a book is SOOO good, I get caught up in the story. I love character driven stories, Darwin's Children/Unnatural Law by Natasha Larry and Caleo by James Crawford are AWESOME because of the amazing story they tell and the amazing characters.

But being caught up in a story that is so good causes you to glance over certain things. Now before I mention these things, many people may decide that these things aren't important details, and in fact, a story can survive without them. And they will be right, a story can survive without these "unmentioned details". In fact, I know of tons of stories that have done ridiculously well, selling millions of copies, without never once mentioning these details. So, what are these details? If we are writing about fiction human characters, these charcters still have to be really human. And being really human, even in a fiction would, means doing things that real humans do in real life. So, why is that many books have characters that never eat, never use the bathroom, and never take showers?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know what you guys are saying...that these things are not important and don't contribute to the fabric of a good story. And again, I will say you're sorta right. I just find it quite odd that many authors, including myself, choose to ignore human habit and behavior. In the Dome trilogy, I had to literally remind myself every time I wrote a new day, to feed my characters and make sure they took showers. It just didn't seem right not adding that in there. Does this make me crazy? Am I obsessing about meaningless details? I hope not, because if I am, many of you may find it quite odd that I made my teenage character, Emma, go through her menstrual cycle. Hey, she's a young girl and months go by. Don't females have the rag every month? lol

Thank you so much, Donna, for allowing me to post on your blog!

DOMErevelation Synopsis:

Sam Tucker thought he was saving the lives of his fellow Coloradans when he rushed them and his family into an alien spaceship and away from a crumbling Earth. But given recent events...he was DEAD WRONG! With the brutal murder of his best friend and the equally mysterious series of events that preceded, he is absolutely sure that the race of aliens that have given the humans a home on their planet, are hostile. The Syrions want something from the humans and Sam is sure of it.

Emma Tucker didn't expect to fall in love with a Syrion boy and she definitely didn't expect for her life to be ruined because of it. After a group of dangerous Syrions found out about her involvement with one of their own, they made sure that she got the message to stay away. Living in fear inside of the Dome, Emma finds herself in the company of a human, Jason, a young man who seems to be everything Emma should want. But the more she tries to distance herself from a life she craves, the more the affects start to take its toll on her. Emma's changing and she doesn't know why. Working together with her father to discover the intentions of the Syrions, Emma realizes that the only way she can get answers about the fate of the humans is to risk everything.

the DOMErevelation is a heart pounding adventure of love, trust and self-discovery.

Continue the journey...Invade the truth

Sample or purchase the DOME (the DOME trilogy #1):

Author's Blog


Nova Sparks said...

Thanks so much for letting me guest blog here today! I had a blast!

Natasha Larry said...

Ha! That's such a great post. I've never read anything that makes this point. I think I have my babies bathe and eat... but use the bathroom? Do people do that? ;)

Great post girl, and thanks for the mention. You rock!

BLHmistress said...

Thanks Nova for allowing me to take part in this tour.

BLHmistress said...

LOL you know I never thought about it but you are so right though I have read some that have ate but usually they are glossed over. Thanks to your post I am going to have to pay more attention :)

Rainy of the Dark (Rainy Kaye) said...

Ha! I love that someone else feels this way. It took me a long time to "get over it", but I still find myself occasionally derailing into thoughts of how bad some of these fictional chars must smell, lol. Thanks for the laugh, Nova.

Nova Sparks said...

LOL! Thanks again Donna for your support!

Hey Rainy! I got the idea to write about this after reading a Romance novel that took place on a "Survivor" type show where the characters were there for three months. The chick NEVER used the bathroom or got her menstraul cycle. That bugged me out! lol

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