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Monday, November 24, 2014

Tour! A Review of The Prospective Princess by Kary Rader + Author Interview

The Prospective Princess (Reign of Light) by Kary Rader
Genre: New Adult/Adult Fiction (Historical/Paranormal Romance)
Date Published: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group

Giving up the beautiful Lady Brislyn is only the first step toward Commander Marchant saving her from Darkness—and then winning her heart.


Five years ago Lady Brislyn of Komissa fell in love. Five years ago her heart was broken, never to be mended. But when one careless act finds her abducted by marauders and forcibly betrothed to a seductive enemy prince, there’s only one man she can count on to free her: Her father’s brilliant—and devastatingly handsome—military commander. The very man who rejected her.

Five years ago, Commander Marchant rebuffed the fifteen-year-old daughter of his duke. Now she is a woman grown, a Gifted musician whose song captured his heart. Yet Brislyn is not so easily reclaimed. To save her from one royal suitor, he must make a show of engaging her to another. Then March will rescue the kidnapped lady or die in the perilous journey to reach her. If he can survive the storms, the pirates, and the princes, he will win back Brislyn’s heart.

The Prospective Princess is a Reign of Light novel by Kary Rader. Within this book, we really get to know Marchant, who we met in The Pirate Princess, as well as Brislyn. If you read The Pirate Princess, then you know a lot of the story already, and this book fills in the blanks. Marchant is Brislyn's guard, and she has loved him for a very long time. He hasn't returned her feelings, and is pretty much a player. I liked getting Brislyn's perspective while kidnapped, and seeing her point of view just as much as Marchant's. I loved watching his emotions change, but he has some competition now. Is he to late to win her love?? This was a fun little book, and I'm curious to read the first two books in the series so I know the stories of all the characters and get the full picture.
The Prospective Princess by Kary Rader was kindly provided to me by Reading Addiction Blog Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing about five years. I always wrote poetry even in grade school, middle school and high. But I never really thought I could write fiction until about 5 years ago.

What inspired you to start writing The Reign of Light Series?
I was reading a YA fantasy novel and thought, I can do this. The story began to pour out of me and I couldn’t stop it.

When you first started writing it, did you plan for it to be a series?
No. I hadn’t planned anything. I just started writing. It wasn’t until after I’d finished the first book and a friend asked me if one of the secondary characters would ever get his own story. That sparked my imagination and The Pirate Princess and The Prospective Princess were born.

Which of your characters do you relate to most and why?
My first heroine, Abby has a lot of my own personality. I relate to her but I also admire her. She does so many things I’m not sure I could do.

What is a secret about you that nobody else knows?
I’m such an open book. What you see is what you get describes me well. I can’t think of anything that no one knows.

If your real life as a teenager was a Young Adult book, what would you, the main character, be like?
I was a little professional in high school. I always wore skirts, suits and blouses. I went to a high school for the preforming and visual arts—I was in theater—and we had to take set construction. I loved the class. We got to use power saws, drills, and hammers and nails and I did it all in skirts and heels.

What book have you read too many times to count?
The Bible, Outlander

What is the best piece of writing advice you ever received?
Write every day. I don’t always follow it, but I try.

If you could hop into the life of any fictional character, who would it be and why?
Claire Randal has a fun story. I’d like to know what she knows and see if I would make the same decisions she made. And having Jamie Fraser as a husband would be tolerable.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
That I didn’t always know what my characters would do. I always assumed that the writer knew exactly what would happen in the story, but that is not the case. My husband laughs when I say, I’ve got to go write some more to find out what happen in my story.

What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I love spending time with my kids and crocheting.

Are any of the things in your books based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
Some things are real for sure, but a lot of it is a tapestry of events pieced together from life and imagination. I, like all writers, play ‘What if...’ all the time.

This has been fun! Thank you so much for stopping by!
Thanks for having me! It was a pleasure.

Check out my review of The Pirate Princess!
Kary Rader is a stay-at-home mother of three, avid reader and slave to the characters and worlds inside her head.

Always creative, she’s drawn to stories with fantastical worlds and creatures. With a little bit of magic and divine guidance, there isn’t anything that can’t be accomplished. And it’s the power of words that creates and destroys.

Vanquishing evil and injustice while finding eternal love in the process is all in a day’s work. And with the help of her critique partners and master cartographer imaginary places come to life.

Let the fantasy begin…

To learn more about Kary Rader and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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