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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Virtual Book Tour Guest Post: Raven's Breath by @TishThawer

Hi! My name is Tish Thawer, author of The Rose Trilogy, and I'm excited to be here today to bring you my newest book RAVEN'S BREATH. It's about a grim reaper named Raven who must race to stop a sinister plan that Death is about to execute which just might destroy her world and everything around her.

Raven's Breath began as nothing more than an image. The wonderful Regina Wamba, of Mae I Design, put up a pre-made cover for sale and that was it––it stole my breath, no pun intended. The story immediately poured into my head and off we went. Raven was born and I was dragged into the world of Purgatory. And today...I'm taking you with me.

Welcome to the world of Death and his Reapers.

From the moment I thought of Purgatory as an actual city I knew it would be gray and gloomy, reminiscent of old London.


Death's castle had to be massive and gothic, eerie and foreboding, just like the man himself.

When I began to think of how the Reapers would travel from our human world to that of Purgatory, the idea of using a graveyard was the first thing that entered my mind. Graveyards=death. But the more I thought about it, the clearer it became that it needed to be something elaborate and unique, as it's the only way the Reaper's can enter Purgatory, henceforth the mausoleums.

These portals can transport a Reaper anywhere in the world, each one connecting to a specific place. In Purgatory the mausoleums are located in the portal fields.

In order to make my Purgatory seem like an actual town, it had to have things to do and places to shop. Drey is a tailor in Purgatory and the owner of Drey's Boutique. He supplies Death and the Reapers with their attire, and creates all of Raven's custom clothes. (Having wings isn't easy!)

Gray and gloomy doesn't mean dull. At Digger's restaurant you can relax among the themed atmosphere while enjoying dinner and a drink.

Garrett and Raven like to relax with a drink at their apartments too. Hence, The Last Stop liquor store.

When Death recruited Raven, he promised her an apartment with all the modern conveniences of her human life. Obviously, he was pretty convincing!

I first saw the image of "Svell" on Pinterest and immediately knew I had to write him into my book. You'll have to read what type of beast he is, but I think you'll agree...Svell is badass!

I hope you've enjoyed this peek into Purgatory. There are a lot more interesting places and people to discover in Raven's Breath so I hope you'll grab your copy today!

(All images are fantasy cast images, used in accordance with the Fair Trade Act.)

Tish Thawer writes paranormal romances for all ages, including her new adult series The Rose Trilogy, and her adult paranormal romance, The Ovialell Series, as well as young adult short-stories. Her magickal elements and detailed world-building are a welcome constant in every novel. 

Before becoming a writer she worked as a computer consultant, a photographer, and a graphic designer. She also operates a custom glass etching business, in addition to being a wife and mother of three wonderful children.

She's been a fan of the paranormal for as long as she can remember. Anything to do with superpowers, myth and magic has always held a special place in her heart. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the phenomenon that is Twilight, this genre has always been a part of her life.

A common FAQ: "How do you pronounce her last name?
Answer: Think "Bower" or "Thow-er." It's Persian!

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Raven can breathe life into you, or suck the life from you...the choice is yours!

They say your life flashes before your eyes when you die. But what you didn't know...your last thoughts determine whether Raven becomes your Grim Reaper or your Saving Grace.

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Tish Thawer said...

Thank you so much for hosting a stop on my tour, Kelsey! xoxo

Rae Hachton said...

This was a lovely post! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm always intrigued about how other authors build their world and photos are a great tool. Not only do I sorta stalk Tish on Pinterest (because she pins some really gorgeous pics) but I had the opportunity to read the ARC of Raven's Breath, and seeing this post is almost like seeing some of my favorite parts of her story because these images align so perfectly with the book setting itself. Magic!