Tuesday, March 16, 2021

What's Special About Fairies? #MFRWHooks

Welcome to the blog, Maya Tyler! So, tell me, what’s special about your fairies?

What’s Special About My Fairies?

Paranormal romance is a magical subgenre with endless possibilities. In the world I created for The Magicals Series, you can find vampires, wizards, and fairies living among us in the human world. A bit of truth helps make believable fiction so, before I started writing, I researched.

When I first embarked on my magical adventure, I introduced my vampire Corgan Halton in A Vampire’s Tale. In my research, I found many legends on the origins and abilities of vampires. From this wealth of knowledge, I selected the most logical characteristics to create my version. Similarly, many legends exist on wizards and fairies.

What’s special about my fairies?

They are the direct descendants of the fallen angels called The Anunnaki, mythological legends in their own right, who were stripped of their immortal status and sent to Earth as a punishment. With only a little magic to survive their new environment, tensions ran high. They divided into two opposing factions of wizards and fairies.

Wizards had the ability to use the elements around them to create magic using spells. Fairies were born with various psychic abilities and had the ability to learn spells. The fairies considered themselves to be superior. They established a royal hierarchy and enslaved the wizards. Then, more than a century ago, the wizards rose up against their self-appointed overlords, setting out to annihilate every last fairy. During the uprising, the fairy crown was stolen. The surviving fairies hid among the human population, masking their magical abilities.

Prior to the rebellion, fairies had an established government similar to the UK Parliament which consists of The House of Commons (elected representatives), The House of Lords (hereditary peers), and The Crown (monarchy). The Royal Court of Fairies (The Court) is the equivalent of The House of Commons with elected members. There are no separate political parties. Among the elected, a leader called Le Souverain is selected, equivalent to the Prime Minister. The lower courts, consist of inherited positions among the fairy elite, like The House of Lords. The Court’s main function is to write laws and support the monarchy.

Even in exile, fairies live in close-knit communities of fairies. The usurpers to the crown formed their own royal court while the rightful royal family maintained a low profile.

Fairies are quite traditional. They are very family-oriented. Their marriages are arranged with infant betrothals set up by matchmakers. They value duty and honor.

You can get to know my fairies in A Fairy’s Quest, The Magicals Series Book 3, releasing on April 6, 2021.

Read on to learn more:

A Fairy’s Quest

Author Maya Tyler is excited about her upcoming paranormal romance novel, A Fairy’s Quest, Book Three in The Magicals Series, coming from Tirgearr Publishing on April 6, 2021. A Fairy’s Quest is available for pre-order now.

Also available:

The Magicals Series

A Vampire’s Tale

A Wizard’s Choice

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New York had Broadway. LA had Hollywood. Chicago had magic.

            During the Golden Age of Magic, descendants of The Anunnaki sought refuge in the City of Magic.

            Five years ago, fairy princess Alina Lehrer played the role of dutiful daughter until, in a single act of rebellion, she broke her arranged marriage agreement with David Laurent and destroyed a powerful alliance between their families. She fears her mother will hold it against her until she fulfils her familial duty—to reclaim the fairy crown that had been stolen from them more than a century ago.

            Now, the usurper to the throne is dead, thus ending the fairy-wizard feud. It is time to reclaim the throne, and ultimately the stolen crown. But happily-ever-after seems as far away as ever for Alina. She is still heartbroken after the rejection of her first love and is still healing from a near-death trauma. She must push aside her personal feelings and find a way to confront her demons in order for her to complete her quest.

            Rylan Jackson, codename Orion, has an impeccable record as a trained assassin for The Royal Court of Fairies. As The Court's most trusted asset, he always gets the job done. Until his target is Alina, the one woman he can’t resist.

            Fate has placed Alina and Rylan on opposing sides in a world of deception and betrayal. Where truth is ambiguous. Where loyalties war with affection. Where there are no coincidences.

            But Alina has the power to change her destiny and soon learns Fate is not set in stone.

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Maya Tyler is a multi-published author of paranormal romance novels and blogger at Maya’s Musings. An avid reader, Maya writes the books she loves to read—romances! Her paranormal romances come with complex plot twists and happily-ever-afters.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys hanging out with her family, reading, listening to music, practicing yoga, and watching movies and TV.

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Excerpt:

            I’m going to Paris, the city of love. Maybe I’ll even have a passionate love affair.

            “Bonsoir.”

            Alina jerked her head up at the sound of the stranger’s lilting French accent. “Hello.” Hello, handsome. Did my imagination conjure this hunk?

            “First trip to Paris?” His pronunciation of “pah-rhee” rolled off his tongue like

honey.

            “Yes.” Alina twisted in her seat to get a better look. Her perceptive eyes sized up

her companion. He was a gorgeous specimen of a man. Dark brown, shaggy hair. Hypnotic brown eyes. Strong jawline. Just a hint of stubble, like he had shaved that morning. Stop staring. “What gave it away?”

            “The guidebook in your tote?”

            “Yeah. That’ll do it.”

            “Business or pleasure?”

            Alina flashed him a suspicious “you’re a stranger, I’m not telling you anything” look.

            He threw his arms up in mock defeat. “I am Rylan Jackson.” He extended his hand.

            “A—” Wait a minute. I don’t need to give him a real name. It’s a good time as any to try on a new persona. “Allie.” She picked an alias, not so different than her real name, before reaching out to shake his hand. His hand was warm, rough, like he used his hands to make a living. Touching him sent a buzz of awareness swirling through her body.

            “Now, we are friends, oui?”

            His sultry smile disarmed her objections to the friendly conversation. It can’t hurt to flirt a little while I wait for my flight. It’ll be good practice.

            “I suppose.” Alina ran her fingers through her hair. “What brought you to Chicago?”

            “Pleasure.”

            He emphasized the word, rolling off his tongue like a promise. The air around her heated up, almost to the point of stifling. Oh, my. Resisting the urge to fan her face or pull at her collar, she took a sip from her water bottle. I have no words.

            “Now, you. Are you traveling for business or pleasure?”

            “I guess… pleasure. I needed to get away for a few days.”

            “And you plan to take in the sights? Oui? The Eiffel Tower? The Louvre Museum? Versailles, perhaps?”

            “That’s the plan.”

            “Do you need a guide?”

            “Thanks, but no thanks. I’ve seen that movie, and I know how it ends.”

            “What?”

            “Girl goes to Paris. Meets guy at the airport. Girl gets kidnapped and sold as a sex slave.” Her cheeks flushed an impossible shade of red. “Not that I’m insinuating—”

            “You are smart to be wary of strangers.” His face hardened, turning his chiseled jaw into pure stone. “I should not have suggested—”

            An announcement over the PA system listed several delayed flights.

            Alina glanced at her ticket and rolled her eyes. “Looks like we’re gonna be here for a while.”

            “Would you join me for a café?”

            I don’t know him. I should say no. She bit her bottom lip in consternation. Come on, Alina. It’s just coffee… What’s the harm?

 

10 comments:

  1. It's great that you've set up such an elaborate backstory for your fairies.

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Lisabet. I really enjoy researching and hope it adds to the believability and enjoyment of my stories.

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  2. Just coffee? Interesting and intriguing ending to the bit here

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Janet. It's never "just coffee," is it? :)

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  3. Thanks for letting me visit today!

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  4. I really like Rylan Jackson. (And he's one hell of a looker) but then you through white slavers in their. Joke or not, it makes me wonder about him.

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    1. Rylan is a favorite of mine too... and you should see him without. shirt.

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  5. He's sent to kill her? Sounds like he'll seduce her instead--meaning to do the deed after they do the deed. But that won't work out the way he plans, will it?

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