Friday, April 3, 2015

#GUEST POST: The Inner Kingdom by SR Gibbs


April, Angie, and Ashley are just three ordinary adopted sisters, just trying to survive their senior year in high school. They live by four simple rules: They must not tell anyone that they are adopted sisters, sit at the same lunch table, speak more than necessary to one another during school hours, and the most important one, Never get involved in the problems of others. The girls' rules no longer applied, when they are suddenly transported to a distant world; where they are welcomed as destined warriors, chosen at birth to save their world. In order to do this they will first have to journey to three of the four outer kingdoms, within six months to release their dragons, and defeat the evil Queen before she fully regains her strength, and continues the war she started over a hundred years ago. Even in her weakened state the Queen will not make it easy for them, with the girls' sudden manifestation of special abilities, they discover what they were really meant to be. Faced with a chance to be able to return home. They are forced to make the decision to stay in the world where they've found love, friendship, and a purpose, or go back to a world, that tried to take away their destiny.

 This YA book is on sale for only $.99 on Amazon
 Reviews - "In the case of CS Lewis' body of work, I felt that in author SR Gibb's debut novel, there lay the hallmarks of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe."
  "If you are a fan of the Narnia series, or even animated shows like W.I.T.C.H, then you will surely find The Inner Kingdom by S.R. Gibbs an enjoyable read. It's fast-paced with a reveal at the end."
"Author Gibbs has put together an excellent YA story. It's the first I've read in a while that has focused, believable heroines."

GUEST POST: About The Inner Kingdom by SR Gibbs

I have always been fascinated with the notion of other worlds. In my book “The Inner Kingdom”, most of my ideas comes from Japanese mythology, with my own twist to it (of course). I love how with fantasy you can create your own world to get lost into, and that is what I have done here in creating the world of Eupai; where three adopted sisters Ashley, Angie, and April are transported to.

Japanese mythology is not the only mythology being explored in my book, I have also took a little Celtic mythology to create the powers associated with each element; that is also where I get the word celta from. In creating celtas, I had the image of a Celtic rune in mind.
I would have to say that my absolute favorite character out of the three adopted sisters in the book is Angie, the fiery one; she has no boundaries on what she says, and she always speaks whatever is on her mind. That is one thing I have trouble with, so it was very fun creating a character that gave me the chance to be expressive. The Inner Kingdom will captivate you and draw you in with the imaginative world and relatable characters, making it a fun journey for teens and adults of all ages.

S.R. Gibbs was born and raised in Florida, she have always been a bit of a bookworm. Her two daughters inspire her everyday to do what she loves, which is to create worlds and send people on an adventure from the comforts of their own homes. When she isn't writing, she can be found drawing and watching Korean dramas. Follow S.R. Gibbs Website / Facebook / Twitter

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