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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Chameleon Blog Tour - Guest Post by Kelly Oram

I'm today's Blog Tour Stop for Kelly Oram's CHAMELEON. I'm so excited she agreed to share with readers why she loves urban fantasy.

Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.

Why I love urban fantasy.

Why do I love urban fantasy? Well, for one, I am married to a huge geek. Over the years my husband has slowly corrupted me to the point where I now love a good dungeon crawl, and own my own set of 10-sided dice that no one else is allowed to roll but me. (And yes, I spent a good long time at the game store rolling all the different pairs of dice until I found my dice.) I’m not saying you have to be a geek to love fantasy, but when you spend a lot of time playing fantasy board games or learning how to role-play a good D&D campaign, you just grow a love for the genre.

I think I’d be a huge fantasy nerd even without my husband though. I have a crazy imagination. I love to be transported to different worlds. I love to hear new lore, and love to see how things play out when you have a different, magical set of rules to live by. I spend every second of my real life in a contemporary world. Reading, writing, watching movies, playing games—all of those activities are my escape. When I do those things, I want to get as far away from normal as I can.

From a writing standpoint, I think I love urban fantasy because I get to be a lot more creative. When you’re dealing with contemporary stories, you’re restricted to what a normal human can do, and you’re restricted to dealing with everyday life problems. I do love a good contemporary story. Books that can draw emotion from a reader, or stories that a reader can relate to on a personal level are sometimes the most powerful books out there. But sometimes you just want to pull out your seraph blade, get a little bloody, and send some evil creatures back to the underworld. Know what I mean? Who doesn’t enjoy saving the world with a good fight every now and then?

CHAMELEON by Kelly Oram
Publisher: Bluefields
Publication date: 6/22/2013
Series: Supernaturals
For small-town rebel Dani Webber magic and monsters are no more real than the Easter Bunny… until the day she accidentally stops time. Dani quickly discovers that not only do supernaturals exist, but she herself is one of them. This is great news for her life-long best friend Russ, who can finally come clean about his own supernatural status and his undying love for her. Before the two can start to enjoy the long overdue relationship, Dani is taken by a powerful council of supernaturals who believe she is the Chosen One destined to save them from extinction.

As if being kidnapped and expected to save the world isn’t bad enough, an ancient prophecy warns of the Chosen One’s dark nature: “Only the truest love will keep her an agent for good.” The council believes they know who this “true love” is and, unfortunately, that person isn’t Russ. The mysterious, powerful and devastatingly handsome Seer is the last person Dani wants in her life, but when she starts having visions of a horrific future, she has no one else to turn to for help.

Soon Dani finds herself torn between two very different boys with two very different opinions of whom she can trust. With the visions getting worse and time running out, Dani is forced to put aside her feelings and work with both the Seer and Russ before an ancient evil is unleashed upon the earth.

Check out a sneak peak of CHAMELEON here!

Kelly is giving away a $50 amazon card here! Go enter the contest!

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