News!

Additional Email
fictionalcandy@yahoo.com

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bewitching Blog Tour: Entanglements by PR Mason Guest Post/Giveaway


Check out what author PR Mason has to say about Urban Spelunking and how it was an inspiration for her character, Kizzy.  I have to say, it sounds like fun!  Afterwards, enter for your chance to win a digital copy of Entanglements AND Fated Hearts!

~*~*~*~*~*~


Spelunking for a Character, by P.R. Mason
Inspiration for plot, characters and settings can spark at the strangest times and from the weirdest sources. For my novel ENTANGLEMENTS, an urban fantasy/paranormal romance, I knew I wanted the heroine, Kizzy, to be engaged in a hobby that reflected the feisty but reckless aspects of her personality. The hobby also had to lead her into a setting that would serve the plot, which by that time I knew would involve Kizzy's accidentally opening a vortex to a dangerous alternate dimension. The hobby also had to fit with my hero, Rom, an athletic alpha male who is soldier-tough and bent on doing his duty. The idea for the specific hobby that would fit my needs ultimately came from an anonymous Facebook posting.
But let me digress for a moment. To explain this properly, I have to go back to my appreciation of a television program called Ninja Warrior or Sasuke. I first found Ninja Warrior when, while catsitting, I flipped through channels until I arrived on one that the cat wanted to watch—signaled by vigorous meows and jumping up to sit in front of the screen. Anyway, Ninja Warrior includes contestants who must successfully pass through an increasingly difficult series of physical challenges to get to the final stage, which is a hand-over-hand rope climb up a metal mountain. My attention was caught by an American contestant not only because of his gorgeous muscles and aquiline nose, but also by the brief comment that his hobby was urban spelunking. I'd never heard of such a thing. A quick search of the Internet revealed spelunking is cave exploration and urban spelunking is exploration of abandoned buildings and tunnels.
Then I found this post on a Facebook page of a group devoted to urban spelunking in NYC: “If you’re interested in going on a spelunk ask yourself these questions: (1) Am I okay with getting arrested? (2) Am I afraid of getting tuberculosis, inhaling intoxicants, etc? (3) Am I okay with getting cut up?  (4) Do I know how incredibly dangerous and stupid this is?”
Since Savannah, Georgia—the setting—has a number of tunnels connected to nefarious activity or tragic circumstances, I knew I'd found the perfect hobby for my heroine. I'd found the hobby that would lead Kizzy into an abandoned building, through a reportedly haunted tunnel, and ultimately, into another world.



Entanglements
By P.R. Mason

Blurb:

Teen KIZZY TAYLOR is just hoping for an evening of fun when she joins her friends in a spelunking expedition through an under-city tunnel. But fun turns bizarre when Kizzy accidentally opens a vortex and her stepsister is swept through to an evil alternate dimension. The only way to rescue her stepsister is to reopen the vortex and go in after her. But is her new boyfriend, ROM CALIXO, going to help Kizzy or try to stop her? And if she can get past Rom, will she be able to get back home?

Entanglements: She is driven by love. He is bound by duty. Together they are swept through a vortex into a world of adventure and danger.  Read it and find out why the reviewer for the Anipal Times said “I totally fell in love with the hero, Rom, ...Entanglements captivated me."
P.R. Mason writes steamy contemporary and paranormal romance under the name Patricia Mason and young adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy as P.R. Mason. She escaped from the snowy Midwest winters of her youth. She now lives in Savannah Georgia where her home is ruled by two black cats. For more titles by the author, visit www.prmason.net and www.patriciamason.net. You can also follow the author @prmason on Twitter


a Rafflecopter giveaway

19 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having me on your gorgeous blog. Much appreciated. P.R. Mason

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for a wonderful post and a giveaway, and for stopping by!

      Delete
  2. Urban spelunking sounds very interesting. I've been underground in NYC and I think I would enjoy exploring old, abandoned houses; but, in reality, I'm probably too old and too chubby for any kind of spelunking!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oooh. Underground in NYC sounds cool. Thanks for stopping by. P.R. Mason

      Delete
  3. I highly recommend this novel. I loved it. P.R. Mason's books are so well plotted, with wonderful characters.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are sooo sweet. Thank you. P.R. Mason

      Delete
  4. cool post and amazing giveaway, count me in :)


    susiewilson98@hotmail.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Satin Sue. And thank you for stopping by.

      Delete
  5. Jamie Lee: You are so sweet. Thank you. P.R. Mason

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great guest post! Thank you for the giveaway (:

    kayla.s.graham at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for stopping my, Kayla. P.R. Mason

      Delete
  7. Thanks for a great post! I would so totally try urban spelunking. Some of the older/bigger cities in the US I've heard are layered and so that would be so much fun!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's what I think too, erin. Fun but dangerous. Thanks for stopping by. P.R. Mason.

      Delete
  8. Sounds very cool. The closest I've ever come to urban spelunking is going through the catacombs in Paris and the entire time I was so worried it would collapse, so probably not the hobby for me!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow, this is great. I'm currently writing a witch book myself so I'm glad I found this place. I have bookmarked because I need to start attending book shows, etc.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Heck, yeah. I'd be all over urban spelunking. /especially in places I thought nobody had been recently.

    ReplyDelete
  11. While it seems like a really adventurous hobby, I don't think I'm that cool! I love learning about the old history of cities, but I don't think I would have the guts to do that type of exploring.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Even though I like to go exploring there are some places that are just too dark & close for me. It definetly sounds like fun but I'm pretty sure that I would be the one that would be seen running out screamming. And that's all that I have to say about that. lol Now, as far as this awesome giveaway goes that's just what it is, Awesome. I would really love to win this book because it sounds great as is this interview. Thanks so much for both. ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Urban spelunking just might try. Thnks for this awesome giveaway. :) Jeanne

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting Fictional Candy!