Thursday, February 27, 2014

BLOODLUST - Which race would you choose?

Today I'm going to introduce the last two races in the world of BLOODLUST - elves and trolls.

The elves generally keep to themselves. Their race has been dwindling down over the years, even more so than the barbarians. Tall, majestic, haughty and proud, the elves tend to think they are better than the other races and believe their race was the first ever. (So do the humans. The dwarves couldn't care less about the whole debate.) Elves can live for a long, long time, unless they die through battle or choose to sleep the endless sleep.

Trolls are the result of an elf and a dwarf mating, a union no on ever thought would happen. Just as bloodthirsty as the barbarians and goliaths, trolls have the ability to fashion weapons that no other race can touch without becoming gravely ill or even dying. Their most notable feature is a small bone that goes through their septum.

And that's the last of the races in BLOODLUST. If I could be any, I would pick human, but only if I were a noble. Or a barbarian. That kind of power would be fun to experience at least once. Or maybe a goliatha. It would be cool to be happy enough to make flowers and plant spring from my footsteps.

Which race would you like to be a member of? Leave a comment and be entered to win a copy of BLOODLUST!

In a world torn by prejudice and hatred, six races struggled for supremacy. 

Barbarian-Princess Ivy is unwilling to allow her father to provoke the other races into war and forms an unlikely alliance with Lukor the goliath to save her people from utter destruction. Unbeknownst to her, Lukor blames the barbarians for murdering his sister and plans on sabotaging her goal. 

Almost despite each other, they grow to respect each other on their journey to decode secret messages from the trolls. But nothing Ivy can do will prevent the war as her father is blinded by bloodlust and incites it himself. Not even killing him and becoming Barbaroness can stop the tide. And when Bloodlust claims Ivy, forcing her to kill everyone in her path, she must make a choice to destroy even Lukor, who she may have started to fall for and him her in return.

BLOODLUST - Now available at Amazon, B&N, and Kobo. Still waiting on Apple.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So that's how we got trolls?

Tyrean Martinson said...

Wow! You've definitely done some great world-building.

Emilyann Girdner said...

So many cool races to pick from. Thanks again for interview on my blog. Do the elves have powers? If have magic then I'd probably go elf. I like the whole immortal thing and who can resist pointy ears (I'm guessing yours have pointed ears)? =-)

Christine Rains said...

That's fascinating world building. In fantasy worlds, I do love reading about the various races and their origins.

Angela Brown said...

Seeing your world building through the way you describe your different races has been fascinating. Each one unique and interesting in their own right. Hmmm...which would I choose? Still debating.

~Sia McKye~ said...

You've done a great job of world building and setting the parameters of each race and it's rules.

Elves are cool and I guess if I had to choose a race it's one that has some fascinating powers. But you know? I think I'll just stay human. :-)

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LD Masterson said...

Can trolls have baby trolls or do they all come from an elf and dwarf mating? Just wondering.

Jemi Fraser said...

Love your world building!! Awesome :)

Old Kitty said...

All the best with Bloodlust! Yikes!!

Ivy is totally awesomely scary! Yay! Take care

nutschell said...

Wow! Great world building and love that book cover! I've always been fascinated by elves :D

BTW, I nominated you for an award on my blog. :D hugs!


Nicole Zoltack said...

Emilyann, yes, elves have pointed ears. So do barbarians, but not quite as pointed.

LD, the original race started from the merging of elves and dwarves but then the race continued on through trolls mating.

Thanks, everyone! :) :) :)

Carol Riggs said...

I would be an elf, definitely. ;o) I'd never heard of trolls being the result of an elf and a dwarf mating--very interesting! I like that detail. I'd also love to win a copy of Bloodlust! Congrats on your release. :)

Li said...

I'd definitely want to be an elf. :-) Interesting concept - elf and dwarf producing trolls.