Monday, June 3, 2013

Hearts in Exile by Mysti Parker

Hearts in Exile, Tallenmere #3

In Tallenmere, fate has a way of catching up with you...

Somewhere, hidden in the waters of the Southern Sea, lies an island unlike any other. Within the amber glow of its pyrogem-laden cliffs, legend says the very heart of the dragon god Drae keeps the island, and its occupants, alive.

Loralee Munroviel, daughter of Leogard's High Priestess Arianne, had no idea what she would face when she arrived by boat ten years ago and was left alone in exile. All she knew about Draekoria's inhabitants was written in one tattered notebook. Now, her life revolves around keeping Drae's descendants happy. Never in her life did she imagine being a Dragon Keeper.

Captain Igrorio Everlyn, known as Sir Robert to his unit of Holy Paladins, has faced his share of hell, battling the evils of Emperor Sarvonn's tyranny and the dark god Tyr's abominations. But none of that compares to the ten years of hell he's been without Loralee, presumed dead. 

One freak storm changes everything. Now the two of them must fight to reestablish the delicate balance of the island before the dragons take things into their own hands. Through it all, they discover the secrets that kept them, and their hearts, exiled for a decade.
Mysti Parker

What’s Your Thing?

Everyone has one, even if they don’t realize it. What is this thing? It’s whatever makes you tick, whatever puts the pep in your step, the fire in your veins. Some people are lucky enough to find it early in life. Others never find it at all.
For me, it’s writing. As a full time mom for the past decade, my “thing” became a passion in 2009 when I published my first novelette. Writing is my outlet in these crazy days of taking care of little people 24/7.
I think a lot of people start neglecting their personal interests when kids come along. And I think that’s a huge mistake. Yes, I did it for quite a while, until I realized I had lost touch with the real me—the silly girl who kept her nose in a book and her pen to the paper.
Even those without kids can lose sight of themselves when careers and other responsibilities fill the hours. So, I ask you—have you lost that zest for life, the thing that makes you tick, that makes you you?
Maybe your thing is writing, reading, knitting, painting, cooking, hiking, or golf. Whatever it is, make time for it, especially if you have kids! It’ll make you happier, and happier parents mean happier kids. Plus, you’re teaching your little ones that it’s good and healthy to cultivate their interests.
Q&A: What’s your thing and how do (or how could) you make time for it?

Authro Bio:
Mysti Parker (pseudonym) is a full time wife, mother of three, and a writer. Her first novel, A Ranger's Tale was published in January, 2011 by Melange Books, and the second in the fantasy romance series, Serenya's Song, was published in April 2012. The highly anticipated third book, Hearts in Exile, has already received some great reviews. The Tallenmere series has been likened to Terry Goodkind's 'Sword of Truth' series, but is probably closer to a spicy cross between Tolkien and Mercedes Lackey.
Mysti's other writings have appeared in the anthologies Hearts of Tomorrow, Christmas Lites, and Christmas Lites II. Her flash fiction has appeared on the online magazine EveryDayFiction. She has also served as a class mentor in Writers Village University's six week free course, F2K. 
Mysti reviews books for SQ Magazine, an online specfic publication, and is the proud owner of Unwritten, a blog voted #3 for eCollegeFinder's Top Writing Blogs award. She resides in Buckner, KY with her husband and three children.

Contact the Author:

Twitter @MystiParker


Mysti said...

Thanks so much for hosting me today, Jen!! ~Mysti

Andrew Grigaliuns said...

Hello Mysti! I always make time for the things that I love. I especially make time for my loving family. I would give up doing anything if any one of my family members needs me. My family means everything to me. For everything else I schedule them using both a planner on my laptop and a paper planner.


Mysti said...

I love my family too. So blessed to have them!!

I've also come to depend on my calendars/planners or even a simple notebook to remember things. I'm so forgetful!

Patricia McCommas said...

Mysti, I am so excited for you. Your third book in the series. Wow! Time just seems to fly. I haven't even finished my first book. I am confident that your series will be a fan fav. It certainly is for me. Congrats!


Mysti said...

Thank you Patricia!! I"m so glad you enjoy my stories.

You can finish yours, too. My late mother always told me I could do anything I put my mind to, so I try to live up to her advice!

M.C.V. Egan said...

True, true we all have a THING made me think of City Slickers !

Native said...

Awesome Blog Post y Giveaway!!!

Mysti said...

We do all have a thing. What's yours MCV and Native? Inquiring authors want to know :)

Jeannie Langston said...

My Thing Is Reading And Writing And Learning. Knowledge Is So Powerful. in Reading And Learning You Get Info From The Outside World, In Writing You Learn About Yourself. Thanks For Inviting Me To This Great Party.

Jeannie Langston

Mysti said...

You're so right, Jeannie! I have to keep my brain stimulated, or I just go nuts. Being a full-time mom, as you know, is really draining mentally at times, so reading, writing, learning all we can is essential to keeping our sanity! :)

Nicky Wells said...

Mysti, hi! I can totally identify with your 'thing' for I do it too. And when I'm not writing, rock music is my thing!! Great to see you here, thanks to Jen for hosting!

Mysti said...

Hiya Nicky! Glad to meet a fellow word-addict ;) And I love music too, especially pop/alternative. I've compiled playlists for all three books, if you want to find some good tunes: