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His Black Wings Tour Stop: Guest Post by Astrid Yrigollen

By Compelledbywords @compelledbyword
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Hello loves! Today I'm here with Astrid Yrigollen as part of her His Black Wings book tour! She's going to talk about how she keeps her writing style different! But first, let's take a look at her book!
His Black Wings Tour Stop: Guest Post by Astrid Yrigollen His Black Wings (stand alone) by Astrid Yrigollen
(young adult, fantasy, dystopia)
Published: 11-01-12 Publisher: Indie Purchase: $2.99 on Amazon (at time of post)
Claren Maidstone has been forced to flee her childhood home after the death of her parents and a vicious assault from a sadistic young man who intends to marry her. Claren changes her identity and finds employment as an assistant to the handsome Fredrick Lowood, a generous yet mysterious benefactor. However, she soon finds out his generosity comes at a price. Fredrick wishes for Claren to befriend his disfigured son who resides in seclusion at their estate, Westwind.
Fredrick Lowood knows what the history books do not teach, that the Grand Council built this new world of peace and beauty on hidden blood and greed. He has plotted for years to bring down the family that enslaved his own people. Suddenly, he has the last living heir in his grasp.
Etrigan Lowood rejects the world that forces him to hide. He is powerful, plagued with a terrible dark beauty: WINGS. It is these wings that carry him out only at night to watch the unwanted intruder in his home. A creature of refined instinct yet little social grace, he is strangely captivated by Claren but knows nothing of how her family’s dark past is intertwined with his own . Through their blossoming friendship, Etrigan realizes he still retains his human heart and yearns for Claren’s love.
Kurten Wandsworth is the only son of the Mayor of St.Marhen. Kurten lives his life fueled by cruelty and lust. Whatever he wants he takes and he wants Claren to be his wife even it if kills her. Scarred by Claren he hunts her down mercilessly until he can set a trap which she will never be able to escape from.

Native of California , Astrid Yrigollen was born in the Bay area.She began writing in elementary school. After working in a funeral home during high school, she transferred her love of writing to story boarding video games that she created on her Mac Classic.
Programming,creating graphics and audio files, she was a one girl video game company. Her games were featured with Shareware magazines.
In the early 90's she secured a position with Video game company Sega of America but never lost her love for writing.After leaving the video game industry she became a boutique fashion designer, successfully placing her designs in boutiques in Europe,the U.S, and Australia.

With a deep love and respect for animal life, she has kept many furry family members and has been a volunteer at the local Humane Society, even working briefly as a Vet Assistant until she found out that the sight of blood makes her pass out.

She now enjoys writing full time as well as studying her third spoken language , Japanese.

Guest Post How Do You Keep Your Writing Different?
We have all heard the phrase" Write what you know" and "Write what you like to read". I find these two phrases when coupled, can give birth to some very interesting stories. One of the things I find disappointing when reading new fiction is to be half way through a story and think to myself,"This is a lot like ...."Then upon finishing the story, I find that it was so similar to another well known book, I am surprised there was not a plagiarism lawsuit filed.

There is nothing wrong with borrowing a classic idea and putting your own spin on it.In fact those are some of my favorite types of stories to read.However a person wants to make sure that they are not writing a cookie cutter version of a story that has already been written.People are smart and when they read your book they will be able to tell.

When I get a idea for story I will go over it and even do research to see if there are similar story lines....and sometimes I won't. Like the honey badger, I just won't care. Since writing is a creative outlet, you have to write stories that make you happy.If you wan't to make money though, you may want to approach it from an entirely different angle.Hopefully a profitable and marketable one. Insert tongue in cheek here.
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What do you guys think? Does this sound like something you might be into? It's super cheap on Amazon right now so give it a try! Don't forget to come back and tell me what your thoughts!

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