Friday, December 23, 2011

Anastasia V. Pergakis talking about CLEANSE FIRE

Before I tell you about the story itself, I want to share with you the original idea of where this story came from. My Dad served in the US Army for twenty years. As a writer, I had the urge to write a story about him, telling the world about his dedication to this country. Proud of my Dad as I am, I wanted the world to know of his service, and not have him fall between the cracks and be another 'nameless soldier' as it were. When I began writing the story however, I realized that I could never do justice to him, or any soldier for that matter. I couldn't capture the emotions involved with being a soldier and no amount of talking to my Dad was going to help.

So, I resorted to my passion – fantasy. I took the general idea of a soldier - the steadfast warrior protecting his country - and crafted my characters. The main character originally was to be "my Dad" in a sense, but over time, he grew into his own personality.

Now, while the story as it exists now is completely fictional, the characters and story line are all in dedication to my Dad and all soldiers who have served, are serving, and will serve in the military. It is my hope that, even though in fantasy form, the story of a soldier’s sacrifice and dedication to their country still shines through.

With all that in mind, protions of my royalties will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. This organization helps wounded soldiers and their families heal when they return home.

The Kinir Elite is made up of six elves. They are the Special Forces in their country - like Delta Force here in the States. or the S.A.S in the United Kingdom. They have unique and specialized training that allows them to handle missions of all kinds, ranging from hostage rescue to information gathering to “spy” work.

The Blurb

Complete the mission, no matter what…
Captain Derac Vidor has served Kinir for nearly twenty years. It’s his life, his blood, his soul. And then his Commander betrays everything Derac holds dear. Now he has to focus on his own life and his team instead of saving the citizens of Kinir.

Treason is only the beginning…
Fueled by rage, the team chases the source to their Commander’s betrayal – a powerful wizard bent on revenge. The wizard seeks to destroy the Kinir Elite, in both mind and body. No place is safe, even among their allies.

The past holds the key…
Derac’s tragic past may be the key to saving the team. But can he face the gruesome nightmare in time?

Thank you Nicole for having me on your blog today! I appreciate it. I'll be around all day to respond to comments and answer questions!

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I’m giving away an e-copy of Cleanse Fire! Leave a comment on this post to enter into the random drawing. I'll draw the names at the end of my tour, January 31, 2012. If you want more chances to win a copy, visit our website to follow our tour! The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!

All commenters will also be added to the drawing for a chance to win a signed hard cover. Drawing for the hardcover will be on January 31, 2012, the end of my tour.

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**All Winners will be announced on the Kinir Elite Website on February 1st**


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I know that author!
My father was career military and I couldn't write a story about him either.
Merry Christmas, ladies!

Emailman said...

Congratulations, Anastasia!!! I can't wait to have you on my blog :)

Anastasia V. Pergakis said...

Merry Christmas Alex! Thanks for commenting.

Kurt, you're the best. I can't wait to visit! :)

icedgurl said...

trekking your superb blog! keep blogging and inspiring people! happy holidays!


Anonymous said...

Still following the tour to win a copy of your book :p

Very well done articles so far. Hope the rest of the tour goes well for you.

Anastasia V. Pergakis said...

Scott, you're amazing! :) Thanks! I do hope I keep the posts interesting for the readers. Trying my best at least! :)

Anastasia V. Pergakis said...

The winners are announced! Alex J. Cavanaugh has won an e-copy of the book! Alex, send me an email at thekinirelite[at] with what format you'd like your book and I'll send it along to you! Congratulations!

And, for those that didn't win, just so you know, Cleanse Fire is on sale until Feb 6th for only .99 cents at Amazon and B&!

Thanks again Nicole for having me as a guest for my tour!