Today is special! I get to host Jacqueline Battisti for her very first guest post ever. I’ll confess that I jumped at the chance to be part of the tour for The Guardian of Bastet, Ms. Battisti’s debut novel, because even from the blurb it looked like an a scrumptious combination of the paranormal and urban fantasy. And I was not disappointed. (See my review for details)
Without further ado, take it away, Jacqueline…
Hello. This is my first guest blog post and I am so excited to be doing this. My name is Jacqueline M. Battisti and I am the author of The Guardian of Bastet. I am a stay-at-home mother with young children who also writes when time and the children allow. I have always loved romance, fantasy and paranormal books, devouring them as soon as I could find them at the book store. I even collect a few authors that are my absolute favorites and reread their books when I’m stuck and need a break from my own musings. They inspire me to keep going.
The Guardian of Bastet has evolved over time with many incarnations. My main character, Trinity Morrigan-Caine was originally named Misty. But after a few chapters, the image she projected in my head said, snarky stripper. It took me a while to discover my character’s true name. Trinity. Like the trinity of Mother, Maid and Crone of womanhood. She is a cat shifter, a witch and then the Guardian of Bastet. Three roles she must grow into and accept just like her name.
The Guardian of Bastet is the beginning of Trinity’s story. Here is the official blurb:
Cat-shifter Trinity Morrigan-Caine has discovered a demon is killing supernaturals. Magically challenged, she has every intention of letting handsome Alpha werewolf Gordon Barnes handle it. But after a dying vampire gifts Trinity a mystical amulet, she is drawn into the fray as the legendary Guardian of Bastet, a warrior born when the need arises.
Though Trinity initially rejects the role, she warms to the idea when Gordon agrees to train her—and their passion for each other grows as he teaches her to embrace her animal instincts.
As she begins to accept her destiny and believe in her growing powers, Trinity realizes the danger is even closer to home than she ever imagined—and she and Gordon are going to have to face the demon in a fight to the death…
I am currently working on the sequel to The Guardian of Bastet. It was the reason I left a couple of loose ends in this one. I’m just as excited to see where Trinity’s escapades lead. I hope you are too after reading The Guardian of Bastet.
This reader is overjoyed to know that there will be a sequel to Guardian. I want to see more of Trinity’s world, and find out Trinity’s circle adjusts to her being the Guardian instead of the family magical dud. Her new life is certainly going to be interesting. “May you live in interesting times” kind of interesting, that is. It should make for more terrific reading.
In celebration of the release of her new book, Jacqueline is giving away 5 copies of The Guardian of Bastet (EPUB or PDF)
3 Pewter Egyptian Bastet Cat Pendants (The Goddess Bastet has a very important role in The Guardian of Bastet
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6 thoughts on “Guest Post: Author Jacqueline M. Battisti on True Names + Giveaway”
Congrats on the new release! Thanks for a fun post and giveaway 🙂
As a cat lover I can’t pass this one up. Great interview.
Jo @Mixed Book Bag recently posted..Book Beginnings on Friday August 24, 2012
The cat love was what grabbed me initially, too. Trinity’s conversations with her cat Bronwyn are just too funny. But this is a terrific urban fantasy. And I love that she starts out as a cat-shifter and not some big cat, but a kitty-cat.
Marlene Harris recently posted..Guest Post: Author Jacqueline M. Battisti on True Names + Giveaway
Ooh, cats! It does sound quite fun! You did a great job with your first blog post. 🙂
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This sounds fresh and different between the family dynamics and the shifting into a cuddly type rather than the apex predator.
Thank you so much for hosting my first blog post and for all the great responses! Reading them makes my first release exciting and I appreciate them all.
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