Friday, January 27, 2012

Guest Blog with J.E. Hopkins

Harsh Reality of War

My blog tour journey continues and I am very happy to have the opportunity to guest post on your site.

In my novel, We Shall Rise, an immortal race war has been waged by those considered lesser immortals (hybrids, witches, sages, demons, and other immortal misfits) against the pureblood vampires and werewolves who for years enslaved the “weaker” races. The tables have turned and those deemed the weaker class are uniting against the tyranny of the purebloods, using chemical warfare and other means of brutality to destroy their former masters.

Like any war, many innocents are caught in a battle for which they never wanted to fight. In the end, is there ever truly a winner when the inevitability of death impacts all?

I have always been fascinated with the art of war and the costly ramifications. Both sides feel completely justified in their actions yet so often a war that may have started out as a legitimate fight for valid goals morphs into something so dreadfully disturbing. Tactics are employed that call into question which side is good and which is evil. The reality is that neither side is truly innocent.

In We Shall Rise, the lesser immortals claim to be fighting for equality and freedom, yet they force others to fight their war as they set out on a mission to destroy all pureblood vampires and werewolves. As a result, they combat years of oppression, by turning into oppressors. Although their original goals seemed noble and right, their tactics make them no better than the purebloods they are trying to destroy. That’s the danger of war. The ends are tainted by the horrors of the means used to achieve them.

I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed writing it.

We Shall Rise
By J.E. Hopkins

Book Blurb:

War surrounds him, yet for vampire Kaden Gaspard, there is no greater battle than the one his mind has waged against his heart. He knows he should stay away from her. Reysa. The half-breed vampire warrior who had risked her life to prove his innocence for the seven murders for which he was accused, but had not committed. This stubbornly loyal woman who dedicated her life to her family of misfits - immortals shunned and abandoned by their clans for their impurity of blood and genetic mutations. This courageous and valiant African warrior who Kaden fears could never love the monster that he is destined to be.

As Kaden and Reysa struggle to accept the undeniable bond between them, they must come together to stop the emerging terror that threatens to destroy all immortals. The lesser immortals – witches, sages, shifters, demons, hybrids, charmers and foreseers – have declared war against the pureblood vampires and lycans who have used their purity of blood and greater strength to enslave the weaker races. No immortal is safe. This is a fight for freedom and a fight against genocide. There can be no true victor as death looms for them all.

Author Bio:

J.E. Hopkins is a practicing attorney in New York and an avid fiction writer. Hopkins holds a Juris Doctor from St. John's University and a Bachelor of Arts from New York

J.E. Hopkins published her first novel, The Broken, in 2007. She subsequently published her first paranormal romance of the Misfits of the Lore Series, Lover's Betrayal, in 2011.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

.thanks for posting