Title: Love & War
Author: Jennifer Malone Wright
Series: The Arcadia Falls Chronicles #1
Genre: YA paranormal
Date of Publication: December 2012
A bit of background on Arcadia Falls
Hi! Thank you so much for having me on your blog today. I’m super excited about The Arcadia Falls Chronicles, which you are showcasing today. The Arcadia Falls Chronicles is the continuation of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter. I gave it a different series name so that I could venture into other characters story lines and have more room to work with as far as world building with my characters.
The name, Arcadia, is actually a Greek name which has various meanings. In my research I’ve found that it means peaceful place, a paradise, adventuresome and more. It is also the name of mountainous region in Greece which is considered to be a happy place, a place of refuge and peace.
I chose Arcadia for the name of this series because my main Character, Chloe Kallistrate, is descended from the ancient Greek line of Hunters. The bloodlines and family heritage in my books play a very big part. Chloe, actually means ‘Green Shoot’ in ancient Greek and her last name Kallistrate means ‘Beautiful Army’ Which makes perfect sense because the Hunter line was created by a warrior angel sent down to eradicate the evil of vampires from the earth while on earth he met a warrior woman who was a demi-god and from this union, the Hunter line was born.
The demi-god woman was Sostrate, which means ‘Safe Army’ and she also plays a part in The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter series, as well as Arcadia Falls. There is so much more on the history and origins of the characters in the books.
I love mythology as well as vampires and those who hunt them, so it has been fantastic to play with this story line.
I also plan on writing one of the characters stories which will take place in Greece and we will get to see some more mythological creatures when I get around to that.
Characters and their back stories mean so much in writing. I really feel, as a writer, that if I can’t give the character their own backstory before beginning the book, that the whole book will lack depth and meaning. The characters will too, if they are neglected in this manner. So, it really means a lot to me to give them their own stories, even the really minor characters.
Christina turned me around so I could look in the mirror.
"You look like you’re five years older now, at the very least."
She packed all her things into her bag. She had changed, too, and now her outfit consisted of a tight black dress with short sleeves and lots of zippers. Surprisingly, it did not look as slutty as I thought it might: One zipper for the whole dress and two pocket zippers on the hips, along with two pocket zippers on the breasts. She had on a pair of insanely tall high-heeled black boots. Her normally straight dark hair was done in full, bouncing curls.
Alice, who had picked out a blue-jean skirt and a shimmery white tank top that hung loose down over her hips, eyed Christina curiously. "How can you wear heels all the time? Isn’t it hard to fight with them on?"
Christina zipped her bag shut. "Nope."
"Well, where do you keep your weapons?"
With a slightly annoyed tilt of her head, Christina turned to face Alice and lifted her skirt to show us her thighs.
"First of all, I have these."
She had a knife, sheathed and strapped to each thigh.
"Then there are the guns, knives and pepper spray in my bag, and this," she reached into her boot and extracted another large knife. "There is always a place to keep a weapon. Hunter Girl 101."
Jennifer Malone Wright is best known for her short story series, The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter. Other works include the follow up to The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter series called The Arcadia Falls Chronicles and her vampire novel called The Birth of Jaiden. Jennifer also co-authors a series called Once Upon A Zombie Apocalypse as well as another project which hasn’t been announced yet.
She resides in the beautiful mountains of northern Idaho with her husband and five children where she practices preparing for the zombie apocalypse. Just kidding!
But seriously, between the craziness of taking care of her children, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on her beloved fiction or chatting with her equally crazy friends.
Jennifer also loves coffee, has a passionate affair with red bull, wishes the sushi were better where she lives and dances while she cleans.
Author web links
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Malone-Wright/e/B00508KU4I/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
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