Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dynasties



A dynasty is a sequence of rulers from the same family, usually in the context of a feudal or monarchical system but sometimes also appearing in elective republics.

The dynastic family or lineage may be known as a "house"; which may be styled "royal", "princely", "comital", etc., depending upon the chief or present title borne by its members. Ancient Egypt, the Carolingian Empire, and Imperial China are examples of dynasties. The term "dynasty" may be used to delimit the era during which the family reigned and to describe events, trends, and artifacts of that period.

There were 13 dynasties that ruled ancient China: Xia Dynasty, Shang Dynasty, Chou(Zhou) Dynasty, Qin Dynasty, Han Dynasty, Six Dynasties, Sui Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, Five Dynasties, Song Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, and Qing Dynasty.

In Dragon´s Quest, you´ll see the Dragon´s Dynasty, a fictional era founded by Wei and Liu´s ancestors. As the entire royal family was cursed, the princes must find the eyes and heart of the Dragon to break the curse and restore the empire.



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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Dragon Boat Festival



The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional holiday that commemorates the life and death of the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan. The festival occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunisolar calendar.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

What comes next?


I received some questions about my books and career. To answer the questions, I´ve combined the most common and then answered them.

1- Where did you pick the names of your characters?

I use baby name´s sites to find the best names that fit the story. When I want something more specific, I look for their meanings.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

One word, six books



My book Dragon´s Quest was published two months ago and I´m very happy! It was a long and hard way to get the series ready and the first book published. I worked on the series for years; only when the six books were written that I started to edit the first book (Dragon´s Quest) and look for publishers.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Dragon´s Quest - Excerpt Chapter 32



In the afternoon they reached a chain link bridge. It was so long that it disappeared in the middle of the mist. She wasn´t able to see the other side. A cold sensation possessed her and ran through her spine; she was standing on the end.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Book Review: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth



Title: Carve the Mark

Author: Veronica Roth

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (January 17, 2017)

Pages: 480

Blurb: On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Movie review: Beauty and the Beast



Blurb: In France, an enchantress, disguised as an old beggar, offers an enchanted rose to a young prince in exchange for shelter in his castle from the bitter cold, but he refuses. For his arrogance, the enchantress transforms him into a beast and inflicts a spell on the castle. She gives him a magic mirror that enables him to view faraway events, along with a rose. To break the spell, the prince must learn to love another and earn their love in return before the rose's last petal falls. If he fails, he will remain a beast forever.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Movie Review: Kong: Skull Island



Blurb: The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise. In 1973, former British Special Air Service Captain James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) is hired by government agent Bill Randa (John Goodman) to guide an expedition to map out an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean known as "Skull Island".

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Movie Review: The Great Wall



Blurb: In the time of the Song dynasty during the reign of the Renzong Emperor, a few miles north of the Great Wall, a mercenary group originally consisting of twenty men searching for black powder are pursued by Khitan bandits, who have already killed some of the men. Upon escaping they seek refuge in a cave but are then attacked by an unknown monster, leaving only William and Tovar alive, with the former having slashed off the monster's hand.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Book Review: The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer



Title: The Chemist
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (November 8, 2016)
Pages: 528

Blurb: An ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life. She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now, she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

How to get answers to your problems.



Every day everybody faces some problems—small and big ones. Some of them are easy to solve, you already know what you have to do. However, there are situations that you don´t have any idea how to handle them.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Behind the scenes of Dragon´s Quest



It was a Sunday night and I was watching Game of Thrones season #1 when one word provoked a revolution of ideas. Daenerys Targaryen said, “…dragon…”

Right away I imagined a story with dragons, women, forest, and much more. I could not work on this idea immediately because I was in the middle of another project. Meanwhile, I developed the idea and researched about dragons in Europe, Japan, and China.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Contest of the Month

In celebration of Dragon´s Quest release, we´d like to host a contest.

One lucky person will win a $100 Amazon gift card.



Here how the contest works:

1- Buy the book: https://books2read.com/u/bo6Nk0
2- Write an amazing review on Amazon.com by March 15, 2017
3- The best review will win this prize.

Good Luck!


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Legendary creatures


Chinese dragons are legendary creatures commonly depicted as snake-like with four legs. They symbolize potent and auspicious powers, strength, and good luck. They have control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A mythical bird that never dies


In China, the phoenix is considered a symbol of heaven´s favor, grace, virtue and grace, luck and happiness. It is also considered one of four sacred creatures (Turtle, White Tiger, Red Bird or Phoenix, and Dragon).

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Book Review: Queen of Chaos by Kat Ross

Blog tour organized by Xpresso Book Tours




Title: Queen of Chaos (The fourth element book 3) 

Author: Kat Ross

Publisher: Acorn Publishing (January 18, 2017)

Pages: 291

Blurb: Persepolae has fallen. Karnopolis has burned.

As the dark forces of the Undead sweep across what remains of the empire, Nazafareen must obey the summons of a demon queen to save Darius's father, Victor. Burdened with a power she doesn't understand and can barely control, Nazafareen embarks on a perilous journey through the shadowlands to the House-Behind-the-Veil. But what awaits her there is worse than she ever imagined…

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cover reveal: Dragon´s Quest by Cyci Cade


Three lives separated by time and land, connected by curse.

Two princes from the Dragon´s Dynasty, Liu and Wei, are cursed and condemned to live as dragons. After two centuries their fate changes when Kate appears in their lives and they are able to return to their human form. However, the curse isn´t broken yet.

To break the curse, the princes must recover the eyes and heart of the Great Dragon. As Liu, Wei, and Kate embark on a journey to the Palace of Jade in search of the first eye, they´ll have to face mythological creatures and immortal warriors. They´ll have to face death too, and prove that they are honorable men to save Kate´s life.