Monday, April 11, 2016

Cain S. Latrani Presents RISE Blitz & Giveaway

A Fantasy Like No Other
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Enter to win an eCopy from Cain S. Latrani
Rise
by Cain S. Latrani

My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Series: War Witch - Book 1
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Publication Date: December 22, 2015
Genre: Sci-fi | Fantasy
Print Length: 674 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


 
In the war between Heaven and Hell, mortals are the weapons. Granted Divine Power, the Blessed are agents of the Gods, seeking out the Demon Seed and showing them no mercy in an endless war for the fate of creation.

For one such Blessed, Ramora, mute warrior priestess of the God of War, saving the Middle World means hunting down the Dark Blessed who took everything from her. A fierce, strong, and clever Cleric, backed by a lost art of magic, she foolishly believes herself ready for the battles to come.

By her side, Chara, a young farm girl with an unusually agile mind, and a fate that may yet destroy her as she’s groomed by Heaven itself to be a weapon like none other. Her illusions of herself, and the nature of the world, will be stripped away as she faces absolute evil with nothing but her desire to stand firm.

Together, they will challenge Hell, and the most fearsome foe the world has ever seen.

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 Rise (War Witch Book 1) by Cain S. Latrani

Rise (War Witch Book 1)An endless war for the fate of the world? A war between Heaven and Hell? Humans as pawns, as the fodder in battle? Sounds like another epic fantasy to me, but wait, this is written by Cain S. Latrani, so do NOT expect just another epic fantasy, hang on for a very unique take on Good versus Evil, gods and demigods, magic and the coming of age for one young girl who never quite fit in. Rise is going to change the way you look at epic fantasy as modern day dialogue is interspersed with Ye olde dialogue and topics rarely touched upon are major propellants in getting this tale off the ground.

Chara was to be wed to a man she didn’t even like, let alone love, as a matter of fact she had a lover, but theirs was a love of stolen minutes and secrets. When one of the Blessed crossed her path, her life, heart and soul would be forever changed. Ramora is the warrior priestess of the God of War, mute, she becomes close to Chara as she takes her from her small village and shows her the magic the world has to offer. Together they will journey on a quest to hunt down the Dark Blessed and free Middle Earth from its terror. Was Chara meant to be more than the wife of a baker? Was the heart of a warrior lying within just waiting to be honed to the sharpness of steel? As Chara travels and grows, she finds her heart being pulled in different directions and she must choose her own path, but is she ready? What of Ramora, when the greatest battle comes is she strong enough to persevere?


Settle in, get comfortable and prepare for the unexpected as Cain S. Latrani sets the stage, fleshes out his characters and takes us on a journey we won’t soon forget. Emotional at times, humorous and daring, this fantasy is not quite like any other. The journey is long, so take more than one sitting if you need it, falling back into Rise is easy, it is the leaving that’s hard. Once you catch the rhythm of this tale, and see the flaws and strengths of each character you may not be able to leave.
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Tell us about Cain S. Latrani, the person, not the author



Oh, man. I am actually terrible at talking about myself. Mostly because I consider myself pretty boring. Or rather, uninteresting. Pretty much, I'm that guy that'll try to show you pictures of his cats. Then, if you don't run away fast enough, I'll invite you over to play board games with me and my girlfriend. Next thing you know, you're rolling up a Cleric for Dungeons & Dragons while I try to introduce you to anime like it's a religion.

Tell us three things about you that no one can find easily online

There is very little you can find out about me easily online. LOL! Regardless, here we go.

I worry excessively about things I have no control over. For example, during a thunderstorm, I'll be worried sick that lightening is going to hit the house and burn it down. Nothing I can do to prevent that, really, but I can't sleep until the storm passes, as if that will make nothing bad happen.

I'm very old fashioned, in very weird ways. Like, I have a Fedora and really want a nice classic suit to go with it. That's pretty much how I'd dress half the week. The other half would be for my Avatar Korra t-shirts.

Probably my greatest guilty pleasure is Hell's Kitchen. You know, the reality show with Gordon Ramsey yelling at people a lot? I've spent half my life in restaurant kitchens, so it's like this thing that is familiar to me. I guess what's fun about it is that I know the business, but I don't have to be doing any of it. That, and Gordon is very creative with his profanity.

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38 comments:

  1. I would either want be a warrior or maybe a dragon..

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  2. If the option presents itself, always be a dragon. Dragons are cool.

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  3. A dragon would be so cool. Love meeting authors that are new to me. Thank you for the chance.

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    1. Pleasure is all mine. Most of the thanks goes to Dii for taking a chance on reading my book.

      All together now... Thanks you, Dii!

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  4. I'd want to be as brave and fierce as Ramor, and as witty as every character in RISE

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    1. Especially the singing rabbit.

      Thank you for that. Means the world to me.

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    1. That really is the best part of fantasy, right there. Magic makes everything more fun.

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    1. Gotta respect the dragon. Mostly cause it can eat you, but ya know, also cause it can eat you.

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  7. Can't wait to finish what I am currently reading so that I can start on this book next.

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    1. Not gonna lie. That makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

      Not in a Care Bear way, though. Those guys are kinda creepy.

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  8. I think I would be a magical warrior dragon who could change into a rabbit.This is fun fantasy! Even the journey is unique! Then there is the dialogue....awesome...and, when can we expect more from you, Cain?

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    1. Okay, truth, I want to have an outfit like Ramora

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    2. It's kind of funny, that dragons keep coming up. There are, of course, dragons in the world of War Witch. They aren't evil, they just tend to avoid everyone because of things that happened in the past.

      There's one, a big red dragon, that I've got in a short story. (Did I mention I write a lot of short stories for this world? Cause, I do.) Anyway, his name is Axel and he flirts with everything. Like, literally everything. Guys, girls, donkeys. He doesn't care.

      I even have to do dragons in my own weird way, is the point.

      Book two is being written as we speak, and hopefully, will be done in the next couple months. Should be out in less than a year if all goes well.

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  9. I would love to be a warrior dragon rider who can also heal - it is fantasy after all!

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    1. Dragon riding cleric. I can dig that. There are dragon riders in the world of War Witch. They'll show up at some point in the series, even.

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  10. I would love to be a warrior dragon rider who can also heal - it is fantasy after all!

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  11. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

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    1. R.A. Salvatore. He writes the best action, and the most wonderful characters. I mean, a Dwarven Druid who communicates only by whistling? That's just awesome.

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  12. I love a good epic fantasy when there are dinosaurs and good action included. It seems like this book does the action side of things well!

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    1. I do try to have good action. I wasn't able to fit dinosaurs into it, however, which is likely a failing on my part. Dinosaurs should fit everywhere.

      I do try to make up for it with a flying castle, though.

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    1. Vampires are just classic. It's hard to beat the classics.

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  14. A dragon or a wolf would be cool -- maybe even a unicorn

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    1. Hey, it's fantasy! Go for the dragonwolf unicorn hybrid. Let nothing hold you back!

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  15. I would be an elf mage warrior with a shape shifting dragon for a companion 🙃

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    1. That's very specific. I get the feeling you've given this some thought. I admire that.

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  16. Hey all,

    Because of the awesome response here at Tome Tender to this giveaway of my novel, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all the folks who have entered to win a copy, and an ever bigger thanks to all of you who are thinking of grabbing a copy regardless. It means the world to me that my bizarre fantasy novel is being received so well.

    Now, if you find that that you enjoy it, please feel free to hop over to Facebook, should you do the booking of your face, and check out the official Facebook page for the War Witch series. There will be teasers and excerpts for the next book as soon as I have a few that are too plot spoilery, as well as updates on when the next book will be available. You can find that right here: https://www.facebook.com/WarWitchSeries/?ref=bookmarks

    For an extra tidbit of fun, I put together a soundtrack for Rise. Yes, really. What it actually is, is just a list of all the songs I listened to as I wrote the book. Each piece of music was a big influence on how I wrote every character, and most all of the scenes, as well as being just a really great collection of music in general.

    You can check it out over at Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/user/cainslatrani/playlist/35GCp1qgQiJm93QK8rWF6D

    If you aren't a big fan of Spotify, I tossed it up over on Youtube as well, and as a bonus, that one comes with videos. Neat, huh? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1eSWtXIelUy9ezepjrzs96i3sRijA0aH

    Finally, I wanted to thank Tome Tender, and especially Dii, for hosting this. I am always and forever deeply grateful for this chance to share my imagination, and the worlds that spin within, with your readers.

    Have a great day, and I look forward to chatting with everyone here in the future.

    Cain

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    1. Gotta love the dragons. Classic fantasy critter.

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  18. For Cain: Have you watched Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Disaster series? I've really enjoyed that - it's a guilty pleasure.

    If I could be a character in an epic fantasy, I would want armor, weapons, and charm. I think with those three things I could assemble a crew that would vanquish any enemy.

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    1. Actively watched Kitchen Disasters. LOL! I've spent almost my entire adult life in a kitchen, over 20 years, and so many things he called out had me nodding my head in agreement. There's a reason he's a master chef.

      Never underestimate someone with charm. If you've never watched Critical Role, you should. The things their Gnome Bard pulls off with charm alone is amazing.

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    1. Back when I had a group to play D&D with, I had a wizard with a miniature dragon familiar. Sometimes I think it was more intimidating than she was, and she was a half dragon!

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  20. I love Fairies and shape shifters so if I could be in an epic fantasy, I would want to be one of those.

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