Me: Kira hon! Welcome back to The Book Tart. I’m so very happy you didn’t make me (us!) wait too long for the third book in your Deadglass series, Heart of Chaos. *squees* I loved it! Here- Have a cupcake.
(click HERE for a chance to win ALL 3 of Kira’s Deadglass books!) Your books were the first that popped into my head. I’ve been fascinated with your world building since I picked up Hearts of Darkness and fell into your world with TWO races of shifters! Can you tell us a bit about the Drekar and the Kivati?
Kira: Thanks for having me! The two shapeshifting races in the Deadglass Trilogy were inspired by the folklore of the two major groups who settled early Seattle: Scandinavians and Native Americans. The Drekar are dragon shifters, based loosely on Norse mythology and dragon mythology world wide. The oldest dragon myths are from ancient Babylon, so all the Drekar worship Tiamat, the mother of all dragons and the Goddess of Primordial Chaos. The Kivati are loosely based on the Giant Animal People from Pacific Northwest Native American mythology. They can shape shift between human and totem animal form: Raven, Crow, Thunderbird, Crane, Wolf, Eagle, Owl, etc. They have an earth mother based religion and seek to protect the Gate between the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead.
Me: I love the mashup! And all the yummy shifters… dragons…. Thunderbirds! *Bounces onto couch* And you finally shared Lucia’s and Corbette’s story in your new release Hearts of Chaos. *licks frosting off finger*
I was so happy. I love how you balanced Lucia’s desire to find her footing and Corbette learning that he doesn’t need to hold her back but just to hold her hand… *dreamy sigh* I loved their journey!
*points down* GET The book!
all the books
Me: Gahhhh! I loved this story. *holds book against chest* Loved it. *sighs*
Oh! Oh! What are you working on now? There is hint at the end of Hearts of Choas for more in the story ?! *Puppy eyes* pretty please say you are not just a tease?
Kira: I am such a tease! A horrid, horrid tease. I had originally thought I might write a spin off trilogy in the Deadglass world, and maybe I still will someday. Not right now though. I’ve started a fantasy set in alternate history Philadelphia and started a small town contemporary romance, and when I say “started” I mean I’ve written only about 3k of either. I also started a Deadglass novella back in November. Maybe I’ll finish that one of these days and release it into the wild.
Kira: But let me tell you about the project I’m really excited about! I just cast on a new retro sweater that is going to look awesome with all my retro dresses. (In Seattle we need sweaters 11 months out of the year.) It’s called the Miette designed by Andi Satterlund. I’m knitting it in this super soft, white Malabrigo yarn, so it will go with everything.
Me: Oooooooo Pretty. Wants the pretty! I’ve just downloaded the pattern… I am more of a hoarder of yarn that an actual knitter but…. *swoon* It’s lovely. I support this project…. and you writing more damnit. 😛
So before I let you get back to munchkins and knitting and writing! (hint hint 😉 )
I’m going to ask you a few silly questions
Me: Awww thanks for playing hon. You rock Kira! Pretty please come back and hangout anytime. 😉
Kira: Thanks so much for having me! I would like to giveaway a copy of Hearts of Chaos to one of your lovely readers.
Me: Oh my goodness! Thank you Kira!
ok ya’ll- contest deets at the bottom the this post. Go forth and enter!
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