Today our special guest is Misty Harvey with her new release Poisonous Revenge. Happy Release day Misty!
First off, I’d like to thank Cathy Brockman for allowing me to guest spot on her website. So, we can all get to know one another. She asked me to speak a bit about some of the inspiration behind the novel. I have to say this is something near and dear to my heart.
Most people don’t know that my hubby man moved clear to Utah from Illinois a few months before we met. We’ve been together for nearly seventeen years now. During all this time, my hubby has not returned home. There have been times that his mother has requested that we come out there for a visit. Still, he never seems to want to go. One day, I sat down and asked why this was.
We discussed the fact that he is very afraid to return. He has a lot of great memories there, along with some crazy ones. He was afraid that the actual place could not hold up to the memories.
This made perfect sense to me. I think that as we create memories and attach feelings to them it becomes harder to return to somewhere, we hold such fondness. The fear of a place not holding up to our memories becomes very real. Not to mention that if you’ve been gone that way you could return there only to find that there are so many things that have changed while you were away. It could leave you feeling like a stranger in a place that was once your home.
I decided to embrace this thought process in Poisonous Revenge. Alneck is confronted with returning to his home of Camier, only to find that nothing was the same as when he left. It was something I tried hard to capture within his emotions to make him a more rounded character.
Title: Poisonous Revenge
Series: Treaty of Dragons #2
Author: Misty Harvey
Release Date: May 29th
Cover Designer: Shannon Nemechek @ Nemo Designs
Pages: 322 pages
(book cover attach to email)
You can never return home.
Deciding to tackle the hardest dragon clutch according to rumor, Alneck leads The Opseti Guard to his home city, Camier. Upon arrival not only are they met with destruction and decay, but a band of assassins have taken over. They threaten the few remaining occupants of Camier and hunt the local dragons. It is up to Alneck and the other members of The Opseti Guard to not only free the townsfolk of Camier from the assassins, but to save the black dragon clutch from being hunted. Through twists, turns, and failed attempts The Opseti Guard are tested as a team. The question is, when all hope seems lost can they bond as a team and learn to work together? Or will Alneck’s past drive them apart when it comes calling?
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Paperback: coming soon
Loud noises boomed outside the tavern. Every conversation inside stopped immediately as heads turned slowly toward the door. The tension in the room increased until it was almost choking in the small space. Everyone sat painfully still, their bodies facing the door. The noises grew louder and there seemed to be a bit of chanting that broke through the original roar. Cheers rang up and it started to sound more like a celebration.
“Nobody goes toward the windows,” the bartender commanded. It was clear he expected no arguments.
Alneck slid from his stool, ignoring the bartender. He eased one of the shutters away from the wall and peered out into the darkened streets. One side revealed nothing other than the empty path they’d traveled earlier. The noises came from the other side.
Lights flickered and beamed from torches. Large dark shadows danced around with smaller versions. Long sticks were shoved into the ground, surrounding something massive. It wasn’t until they drew closer to the object in the center that it was illuminated. There in the center of the ring was the decapitated head of a black dragon. The horror still evident in the open eyes of the creature. Alneck would have jumped back, but right then, the bartender joined them at the window and looked out.
“I warned you not to look,” the bartender whispered. He let out a deep rumbling sigh that ruffled Alneck’s hair. “Close the window before they notice that we are open. They are in celebration mode out there and will be looking for drinks afterward.” He pulled the group of three further inside the room, so the shutter slid closed and blocked out all light once more.
“What is going on out there? That was terrible.” Alneck turned to look at the bartender as they walked back toward the table.
“Nothing. It isn’t any of our business. Look, if we go poking our noses in what they are doing, then we draw their attention here, and they no longer forget we exist.” The bartender looked around. “I don’t know if you’ve noticed at all, but we can’t exactly afford to draw their attention to the last remaining few of us.” He headed back for the bar, no longer willing to discuss matters.
Meet Misty Harvey
Misty Harvey loves writing
spine-tingling horror or dark fantasy novels sure to thrill readers. The
psychology behind such tales has always been a fascination for her since she
was younger. Even to the point that she once contemplated taking up psychology
as a profession. Still, her love resides in the art of storytelling. An art she
wishes to continue to share with readers for the rest of her days.
After climbing out of her writing cave and searching the house for the sound of the latest creak or pop, Misty can be found doing one of many things. Often, she spends the remainder of her day with her amazingly supportive husband and youngest daughter. While she has two older children that are out there spreading their wings around the world, including giving her a few grandchildren.
Her favorite things to do when not writing are crafts, wrestling with her dog, avoiding her cat’s bite or generally making her husband and daughter crazy. Often, she can be found creating vivid tales with her daughter about whatever mundane thing happened in their day and turning it into a crazy story. She is also an avid gamer, crochet goddess (we shall pretend there), domestic queen, and animal tamer (it’s a work in progress).
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