Author: Ren Garcia
Publisher: Winter Wolf Publications
Released: July 26, 2017
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Space Opera
Lord Belmont’s life ended in Clovis, in the impenetrable darkness beneath the ground where forbidden rites were once held. Lady Gwendolyn was his love, body and soul, and the Demon in Blue Light killed her. Every year, on the anniversary of Gwen’s death, he returns to Clovis to stand in the cold desolation, hearing the wind moan through the lonely passes, feeling her loss all over again. On this anniversary, he wasn’t alone in Clovis. He hears the noises rustling in the brush. He smells the raw river of Shadow tech. Then he sees it: The claws … The flicking tail … The maniacal, glittering eyes fixed on him … “I’ve been waiting for you,” it says in a grating voice as it attacks. * * * * * Far away, across the cosmos in a city of wondrous crystal towers, two people watch in horror as the desperate scene at Clovis unfolds. They had worked so hard, sacrificed so much, even argued for it before the gods. They convinced the gods they were right, that they knew best, and everything would go well. But, things weren’t going well at Clovis. If this situation turns out poorly, then ages worth of work would be lost, and, just possibly, the universe itself might come to an end.
This Blitz is a bit of a change of pace for us We are doing something different and fun as Author Ren Garcia is making YouTube videos telling you the backstory of each chapter in his book and then narrating the chapter. The Treasure Hunt Questions will be based on the videos and you can answer the questions in the Rafflecopter.
Ren Garcia is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons. He attended The Ohio State University and majored in English Literature. Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood. He also has a passion for caving, urban archeology, taking pictures of clouds, and architecture. He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, and their four dogs.
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The answer to Treasure Hunt Question #9 is in this video.
It was a long trip to Tyrol, the Black Hat antsy, obsessed with her padded seat, refusing to sit still, clutching her basket, her head thrust out the window. The Autocar kept dispensing spritzes of air fragrance to offset the Black Hat’s dank mustiness. At last, the hellish journey neared its end and the Autocar came down from over the sea and settled into the flat familiar lanes and marshes of Esther, floating just over the cobbles, winding through the neck of the Eastern Continent north of Rustam, nearing Tyrol. The flat olive green Estherlands seemed to bore her. She turned her attention from the window to him, staring the whole time, studying his face, making him uncomfortable.
“It’s quite rude to stare,” he said.
“Garment,” she replied, ignoring his remark.
“I have spent a great deal of time thinking about this. Your name shall be ‘Man in Garment the Color of Mercy’. I am a giver of names. You are wearing a magnificent garment, and ‘Garment’, for short, shall be your name.” She seemed rather proud of herself.
Stenstrom was astonished. “This ‘garment’ is my HRN coat, and I already have a name,” he said perfunctorily.
She seemed puzzled, cocking her head to one side. “Like the sky, you are named already?”
“Yes,” he said, having no idea what she was talking about. “Yes, that is correct.”
“Who named you?”
“My bloody parents, that’s who.”
Silence. The Autocar moved steadily down the road, the skies turning wet and gray. He was sharing a ride with a filthy, smelly, tangled, barefoot Black Hat slathered in Shadow tech and stale food like a bum passed out behind a pub, but the rules of courtesy and standard decorum won out. He decided to offer his name, as was proper.
“I am Stenstrom, Lord of Belmont-South Tyrol, son of Stenstrom the Older, captain of the Fleet Warbird Caroline, and of Jubilee, 7th Lady of Tyrol.”
The Black Hat listened and wasn’t impressed. “Garment is better,” she proclaimed. “I have named many.”
“Who have you named?” he asked.
She opened her mouth to answer, but then her eyes went lost, staring out in confusion, as if she couldn’t remember those she had named.
More silence. Again, decorum won out. “And what is your name?” he finally asked.
“I am Kat.”
“Kat? Just Kat?
“I am Kat. The gods named me Kat.”
“I see. The gods again …” –Lord Stenstrom and Kat share a ride to his home in Tyrol.
Treasure Hunt Questions 9-11: (put your answers in the rafflecopter below)
(One of the Rafflecopter Prizes is specifically for the Treasure Hunt Winner)
1- The Shadow tech Goddess – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SS-q4SLWHU
Question: What part of her face will the Shadow tech Goddess not allow A-Ram to see?
A: Her ears
B: Her nose
C: Her eyes
D: Her hair
2- The Library of Time – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZrLYQMEJV4
Question: What monster does the Shadow tech Goddess pick to attack Bellathauser?
A: The Bubbler
B: The Clacker
C: The Mighty Fibbon
D: The Great Seal
3- Selecting a Covus – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6prCLspxSoc
Question: Which Covus is selected by A-Ram and Alesta from the list?
A: Prof Hannah-Ben Shurlamp
B: Logan Tom
C: Tregga the Naked
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