SPOTLIGHT ON: Mysti Parker. I also answer to Misty, Mom, Mama, Mommy, and Hey You.
How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?
I don’t exactly remember, though I’m pretty sure Amy McCorkle had something to do with that. Plus, Stephen Zimmer asked me to hand out flyers at other events. I also heard something about a cash bar…J
What is your latest release and what genre is it?
Hearts in Exile, Book #3 of the standalone Tallenmere fantasy romance series. I emphasize standalone because most folks in this cliffhanger trilogy age don’t understand that you really can have a series comprised of separate stories. There will be more, just not sure how many yet.
Quick description of it.
The whole blurb is a bit wordy, so I’ll let one of my reviewers sum it up:
“Hearts in Exile is a story spanning sixty years, involving paladins, elves, necromancers, gods and dwarves, to name but a few. The two main protagonists, Sir Robert (Igrorio Everlyn ) and Loralee Munroviel, daughter of a High Priestess, are two young people who fall desperately and deeply in love only to be separated for ten long years, neither knowing where the other is. Loralee is banished to an island to be a Dragon Keeper with only the company of dragons and a pet snippet called Puddle. Sir Robert becomes a Holy Paladin and goes off to fight and achieve great things for king and country. A freak storm eventually reunites them. Throughout the story we learn, from the perspective of both Loralee and Sir Robert, how their lives and love began and see the tale unfold and build to an enveloping crescendo. I don’t want to give too much of the story away; it really is something you should read for yourself.” ~Amelia Curzon, 6/9/13
Something unique about it.
Just like all the Tallenmere series books, Sir Robert was one of the main supporting characters in the previous book (Serenya’s Song), and is now starring in this one. A main supporting character in this book (Mirabelle Hearton) will star in Book #4. The pattern will continue that way, linking the books to an over-arching plotline, but ensuring that each one tells its own standalone story.
Links for people to buy it.
Melange Books (Print, PDF, & HTML): http://www.melange-books.com/authors/mystiparker/heartsinexile.html
Smashwords (all e-formats):http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/326723
All Romance E-Books (PDF & HTML):https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-heartsinexile-1225822-153.html
Your promo links.
Your short Bio.
Mysti Parker is a wife, mother of three, author, and shameless chocoholic. She is the author of the Tallenmere standalone fantasy romance series. Mysti’s other writings have appeared in the anthologies Hearts of Tomorrow, Christmas Lites, Christmas Lites II, The Darwin Murders, and EveryDayFiction. She serves as a class mentor in Writers Village University’s seven week online course, F2K. She’s just finished her first historical romance and has two children’s books represented by Steven Hutson of WordWise Media Services. Mysti resides in Buckner, KY with her husband, three children, and too many pets.
“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories. Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design. All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more. Please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com for further information.”