Wanna see a review? Make Believe is being reviewed on Jeanz Book Read N Review today. Please hop over and check it out — then let me know in the comments below if I should look at it or not 🙂
Today I am hosting the lovely and talented Terri Rochenski, Author of “Sacrificial Oath” from the Make Believe Anthology. Awesomeness.
Here is the “Back Cover Blurb” for Terri’s story:
Sacrificial Oath by Terri Rochenski
An impetuous act unwittingly makes Alesuela the fulfillment of the Sovereign’s Blood Oath to their Goddess. In five days, she’ll be forced to make the greatest choice of her life: become the virginal sacrifice already promised, or force the man she loves most to die in her place.
With an impossible choice in front of her, she searches for ways to undo the oath, and in her quest, finds not everything in her life is as she expects.
So, Miss Terri… we both looked at the very same picture, and I came up with Last Winter Red, and you came up with Sacrificial Oath. What gives?
The first thing I thought was how much the landscape (minus the tower) looks like one of the fields below the house I grew up in. Raised on a farm in central PA, there’s lots of corn – and snow. When I was a kid, anyway. 🙂
- Ummm… Okay…. So, they sacrifice virgins in the Pennsylvania farmland? Remind me to steer away from there next time I’m passing through!
Bwaaaahaaaaawhaaa! I actually had a story simmering in my mind already concerning a virginal sacrifice and when I saw the picture prompt most of the story fell into place. My mother is my go-to for brainstorming & she shared with me a story from the Bible where a man promised God a sacrifice in return for victory in war. Poor guy got the short end of the stick. I merged the two thoughts together and came up with Sacrificial Oath.!
Oh! Thank goodness! For a minute I thought the mild manner farm chic thing was just a disguise! So, What’s next for you?
OOOOoooo Terri’s holding out on us!
Thanks so much for stopping by, Terri. Be sure to check out “Sacrificial Oath” in the Make Believe Anthology Available now. Yay!
How about you?
Sacrifice any virgins lately? (Did I actually ask that?)
Strike that!!!!! Where did the inspiration come from for your last work? (Whew! So much better a topic)
Why all the hullabaloo? Well, it’s to promote my two new releases “Make Believe” and “For the Love of Christmas”
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Jennifer, your comments made me laugh out loud! Loved your answers, Terri. Great interview, gals! 🙂
Great interview, Jennifer and Terri! And the review was awesome, so you definitely need to go and read it! 🙂
But, just to be safe, I don’t think I shall move to Pennsylvania.
Good thinking 🙂
Looks like a 5/5-star review and another reader who wants MORE of your characters. 🙂 I think you’re on to something with this story of yours for a series…. Give it some thought!
Book 2 is brewing in my head. Need to decide on an ending 🙂
My kitsune series is rooted in the interactive story forum I participated in that made me originally feel that I could write my own stories. Most of the characters come from that original series, some mine, some borrowed with permission.
BtB was inspired by a couple of characters from SecondLife I gave a cameo to in my kitsune series and somehow got their own story when in a pit of depression I was contemplating suicide. Instead of doing it, I had my MC do it instead, and the story took on a life of its own from there.
So…one origin normal, one a little not-so-normal 😛
Dang. So glad you had your MC do it instead. I was wondering when I read it … So much emotion in those first chapters.
It’s a lot more toned down now. Removed the dream segment entirely. But hope the underlying emotions of helplessness and despair remain.
Thanks for hosting me today, Jenn!
Virginal sacrifices are so Make Believe.