Sunday, September 18, 2016

Birthday Bash - What's Happening with #Bespoken ?? #giveaway

The next book on my writing schedule is Bespoken. Yay! Finally, right? 

Bespoken was one of those storylines that I had to discover answers to because of what I'd written in Alpha Trine and Striker

Why wasn't Zeus as good as Prometheus for the new Triumphant that would take over as the Galactic Emperors and manage The Grid? What did Prometheus have that Zeus didn't? HOW did the Triumphant manage The Grid? 

Unknowingly, I'd built Prometheus up to be indispensable and I had no clue how. The answers had to be plausible and fit the realm of sci-fi not fantasy. Hell, following a fantasy, the answer could've been easier to devise, but I needed something that was believable and made sense. I tossed aside many different answers because they weren't strong enough for what I envisioned the last book of the series. I hope readers will enjoy what I came up with.

I should probably also talk about the number of books in the series. The 5th book, Canry's love story titled Rebirth, won't be included in the series because the story I have in mind doesn't fit into the overall plot of The Valespian Pact. So the number of books for the series has dropped by one. Tentatively, the list will now go as follows:

1) Alpha Trine
2) Striker
3) Bespoken - Prometheus, Vipre, and Malek
4) Chosen - Axis and the Chimera triplets
5) Boundless - Madux & Star Eater
6) Legends - wrapping up the plot arc.

If I do write Canry's story, it will be a standalone in the Valespia-verse. 

Unfortunately, I haven't completed enough of Bespoke to include it in the readings but I have the play list. It will give you an overall feeling that I'm shooting for.

Goo Goo Dolls - So Alive

"Breaking down the walls in my own mind
Keeping my faith for the bad times
Get up, get up, stand like a champion
Take it to the world, gonna sing it like an anthem"

Ingrid Michaelson - "Afterlife" 

"You and me
We got this
You and me
We're beautiful

Sheppard - Geronimo

"Can you feel it?
Now it's coming back we can steal it
If we bridge this gap,
I can see you
Through the curtains of the waterfall"

Gin Wigmore - Black Sheep

"Make me mad, I'm not here to please
Paint me in a corner but my colour comes back
Once you go black, you never go back
I'm a black sheep"

Of Monsters And Men - Wolves Without Teeth

"I'll be the blood
If you'll be the bones
I'm giving you all
I'm giving you all
So lift up my body
And lose all control
I'm giving you all"

James Bay - Let It Go

"So come on let it go

Just let it be

Why don't you be you
And I'll be me
Everything's that's broke
Leave it to the breeze"

X Ambassadors - Unsteady

"Hold, hold on, hold onto me
'Cause I'm a little unsteady
A little unsteady"

Of Monsters and Men - Crystals

"Lost in skies of powdered gold
Caught in clouds of silver ropes
Showered by the empty hopes
As I tumble down
Falling fast to the ground"

Skylar Grey - Cannonball ft. X Ambassadors

"And when they light their torches, when they scream and yell
I'm gonna raise my flag and gonna give 'em hell"

Oh Wonder - Without You

"Cause I'm kicking up stones without you
Can't pick up the phone without you
I'm a little bit lost without you
Without you"

Black Stone Cherry - Blind Man

"So we will try not to cry
When we're walkin' in their shoes.
Have you heard the news?
Hey have you seen the blind man in disguise,
Lookin' for his eyes?"

X Ambassadors - Gorgeous

"Nobody understands you
You ain't nothing they can handle
Every man you put your hands on
You make him feel so god damn handsome"

Katy Perry - Rise

"I won't just survive
Oh, you will see me thrive
Can't write my story
I'm beyond the archetype

I won't just conform
No matter how you shake my core
'Cause my roots—they run deep, oh"

So there you are! A bit of insight to Bespoken! It's going to be awesome!

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  1. I get the impression, I like the goo goo do's the most. :-)

    1. The Goo Goo Dolls and Katie Perry's songs I love the most. :)

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks. I'm still gathering songs. :)


  3. i like the playlist, I can't wait for Bespoken

    1. Putting together a play list is the part I love before I begin writing.

  4. I cannot wait for Bespoken. I re-read Alpha Trine and Striker all the time.

    1. I hope you'll like the final story. It's evolved a lot and I have a feeling it's going to be pretty long. :)

    2. Longer is always better! Not that I'm a size queen or anything, but. ;)

  5. Oooh~ I love all those X Ambassadors and really love Rise by Katy Perry! Have you listened to the Cover by Superfruit? It's so amazing!! <3

    Also, This is my first entry so I'll put it here... xD
    I would love to win... Sumeria's Sons, Valespian Pact, ION!
    Kyahh! <3 Definitely i that Order. lol
    Happy Birthday and thanks so much for giving us the awesome chance to win<3

    1. Yes, I did listen to Superfruit cover Rise about a week ago when I was putting together the songs. That one was good, too. Sometimes I like the covers better. :) Still love Katie's though.

  6. Interesting choices of music I'm looking forward to "Bespoken"


  7. Yaay!! I can't wait for each and every book to come out, especially Bespoken!

  8. Sounds like you will have some fun with the Zeus/Prometheus dilemma. But I know you will do it very well. Thanks for the stories.

  9. Soooooo looking forward to reading this one