Book Tour! Andrea Buginsky and “Destiny”

Book Tour! Andrea Buginsky and “Destiny”

I’m happy to be participating in the book tour for Andrea Buginsky’s new novel “Destiny”  Make sure to read all the way to the end, as Andrea’s got a giveaway as a part of her tour.

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And heeeereee’s Andrea!

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Andrea Buginsky is a freelance writer and author. “The Chosen,” a middle-grade fantasy novelette, was her first book, and was followed by “My Open Heart,” an autobiography about growing up with heart disease. “Nature’s Unbalance” is the second story in THE CHOSEN series. Andrea is currently working on another series: a YA fantasy. To learn more about Andrea, visit her on her website.

You can also follow Andrea on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pintrest.

I’ll turn the blog over to Andrea for a few minutes now…

World Building

When creating stories, authors don’t just create characters; they create worlds. In fantasy books, these worlds are often built to the author’s imagination. Some may create a vision of the Earth back in time or in the future; some may choose a portion of the Earth we never dreamed of; and some may choose another planet far away, either real or imaginary.

When I first starting writing THE CHOSEN, my first fantasy, I enjoyed building the world of Phantasma. I had magical creatures that lived there, of different sorts, and with many different powers. I set it up to have separate regions where they all came from, with a royal village in the center. The Kingdom was there, and it was home to the Queen and King of my stories.

When I created New Avalon, I had to come up with something that would be realistic enough to be on Earth, but fantastical enough to fit in my storyline. I had a lot of fun inventing it, dreaming about it, and even seeing it. It’s a place I wish truly existed, because I would love to see it.

But just coming up with the idea for a new world is not enough. You must build that world from the ground up. You have to be an architect for a dream world. You have to include various landmarks and creatures; describe everything your characters see, taste, smell, touch and hear; and you have to keep it consistent throughout the book and the series.

I found the best way for me to build my worlds is to shut my eyes and just type exactly what I see. I can focus completely on the world I want to build, write it all down, then go back and make any adjustments I need to. Then, I can keep what I wrote for reference for the future books in the series. When I did this for DESTINY, I was so intrigued with what I saw, that I fell instantly in love with my new world, as I’m hoping my readers will.

What is your favorite fantasy world? What kind of fantasy world would you create?

Here’s her book…

Destiny (2)

Constantly teased and taunted by the popular girls, Elena Baxter desperately wants to fit in. On her sweet sixteenth, she receives two shocking gifts: telekinesis and the surprising truth about her heritage. With high hopes that things will be different now, Elena returns to school to find that nothing has changed. Only this time her hurt feelings and frustration boil into something even she cannot understand.

When her powers explode, chaos ensues and she learns that her new ability is greater than she ever desired. As she learns to control her powers, Elena discovers there’s so much more to her heritage than she ever imagined.

You can buy the book at Amazon, right now!

And here’s a brief excerpt to tide you over until you do…

As Elena bounded back up the stairs, her mom watched, smiling, thinking about the last 16 years, and of all this next one would bring.  She knew there would be a lot of changes, more so than Elena could possibly know, and she was looking forward to every one of them.  She could hardly wait for Isabel’s arrival the next day so they could finally tell Elena the truth about who she was, and help her to blossom and start to become whom she was meant to be.

…and, last but not least, here’s Andrea’s giveaway:

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Oh, one more thing…here’s her whole tour schedule, so you can follow along every day!

 

Emerald Barnes 9/16/2013 Interview
Wayne Murphy 9/17/2013 Excerpt
A.R. Silverberry 9/18/2013 Interview
Tammy Hall 9/19/2013 Review/Promo
Sharon Martin 9/20/2013 Promo
Laurie Jenkins 9/21/2013 Author Spotlight/Character Interview
Vincent Morrone 9/22/2013 Guest Post
JLB Creatives Blog 9/23/2013 Interview
Sheenah Freitas 9/24/2013 Guest Post
James DiBenedetto 9/25/2013 Guest Post
Sheila Deeth 9/26/2013 Guest Post
Lisa Day 9/27/2013 Author Spotlight
Alexia Boesen 9/28/2013 Review
Bonnie Trachtenberg 9/29/2013 Guest Post

 

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2 Replies to “Book Tour! Andrea Buginsky and “Destiny””

  1. I know what you mean about falling in love with your fantasy world. I have an unpublished fantasy world, just waiting for me to find time to write more books in it. Meanwhile I dream it…

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