Welcome to The Saturday Spotlight, a weekly feature that shines the light on Indie and debut authors. This week I have the pleasure introducing:
~Author of Raven~
by Nuayma Jeggles
It all started when I was watching my brothers play Resident Evil. Thoughts about moral decay, fear, and the sight of those monsters tearing into flesh over and over again whirled in my head, slightly overpowered by ‘what would this person do in such a situation?’ If I would write a story about the zombie apocalypse, what will my characters have to face, have to endure?
I didn't think about that question for a long time, especially when my focus zeroed in on the release of The Fellowship of the Ring movie. In the cinema, staring up wide-eyed at the screen, I knew: I wanted to write a story and I wanted to share it. I only knew that my protagonist would be a violet-eyed girl, but that nearly blank slate didn't discourage me. I wrote.
The world I created slowly formed and slowly changed throughout the years. It became a story about a young girl waking up from a coma that had lasted for nearly nine years, discovering that she wouldn't understand what she felt and that her medieval(ish) world was being populated by the walking dead. And believe me, the zombies truly walked into the novel. That buried thought had finally revealed itself.
Zombies! In Epic Fantasy. But it’s my story, and I wanted to share it with you; introduce you to Shardaie, to her world, to her (numerous) companions, and discover what is really wrong with her …
Awesome! Thanks Nuayma for stopping by and sharing your zombie inspiration! Here's hoping Raven reaches the hands of all fellow zombie lovers!
Today Nuayma has one eBook copy to giveaway to a reader at TinaReviews. To enter just leave a comment and winner will be drawn Jan 28, 2011.
Raven by Nuayma Jeggels
A girl, a coma, a Plague, and an empty grave.When Shardaie wakes up, she doesn’t know who she is, why she can’t understand emotions, why she has been unconscious for nearly nine of her thirteen years, or why the dead just won’t stay dead. The only clue to her past is a locket, but the Plague, which finally stretches its unnatural hand to her village, forces her to leave and to learn to protect herself. But everything has a cost: the protection against the undead reveals a secret that Shardaie and her classmates just don’t want to accept, and at the end, Shardaie realises that some secrets shouldn’t be revealed. Secrets have the power to destroy, and the power to change her view on humanity for ever.