11 January, 2012

Destiny's Fire Blog Tour: Trisha Wolfe Guest Post

I am very happy to welcome Trisha Wolf here today to talk a little about her newest release, DESTINY'S FIRE.

About The Author:
Trisha Wolfe is an avid reader and writer of Young Adult fiction. Her debut novel DESTINY'S FIRE will be published by Omnific Publishing in early 2012. Her short stories have appeared in Young Adult literary journals and fantasy magazines.

She's a proud member and co-founder of Kappa Delta Writer for up and coming YA authors, and a member of the SCWW and YALITCHAT.ORG

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Genre Mesh-up

I’ve had some people ask about the exact genre of DESTINY’S FIRE, wanting to know what it’s classified as. I’ll be honest; I’m not quite sure myself. When an idea hits, and characters start forming and coming to life, I don’t sit down and say, “Okay, I’m going to write a Paranormal.” I don’t really think about the genre at all. Well, except Young Adult. Before anything, that always comes first, and I try very hard to make it real for teens and young women. And, older-ish women, as I never stopped reading YA myself. I even take into account that a lot of guys like to read the YA genre, and I want it to appeal to them also.

That being said, I did know that I loved the idea of Steampunk and I wanted to write it. I had only read a few books, but I fell in love with the world, with the concept. But, there were certain aspects that didn’t appeal to me. I wanted to create a steam-powered world that girls could enjoy, and I wanted it to be different than other Steampunk books at the same time. I developed the characters first, wrote some scenes, and then formed the world around them. So really, the paranormal aspect came first. But I was sort of bored with writing about vampires and the sort. Oh yes, I have written not one but TWO vamp books. And one of them had were/shifters in there, too. I love them, but I wanted something original.

I sat down with pen and paper and thought of things that interested me. I love the Egyptian culture. It was one of the first civilizations, and so many ideas can be formed around ancient Egyptian knowledge and beliefs. I created a new breed of shape-shifters that stemmed from Egyptian guardians to the gods. But instead of gods, I focused on Pharaohs. After that, I started listing all the things that could mesh within this world. It wasn’t until I created the Narcolym that the Steampunk world came alive. Steam needs heat. BAM. A world fashioned by fire wielding shape-shifters. It fell into place after that. I started from the top and then Dez took over. She brought all the elements together. She connected the gaps, and her voice told the story. I plan to delve deeper into their Egyptian heritage and the powers connecting it in the next book as Dez discovers more about it herself.

I’ve heard people refer to DF as Dystopia, also. I never really considered it Dystopia, but I guess in a sense, some Dystopian elements are there, too. I read and love so many genres that I don’t think I could ever write for just one. So there is probably a little of everything laced throughout. But I can’t classify DF as any one genre other than YA. YA is where my focus is. The novel I recently finished is a mesh-up between Dystopia and Historical. I didn’t intend for it to be that way, it just happened after the characters were developed and I started creating the world around them. I’m not sure if I’ll continue to genre mesh, if all my books will have this theme. It’s not purposely done. But I won’t purposely try not to do it if that’s where the characters feel right—if that’s the setting and world where they belong.

Thank you so much Trisha for stopping by!

Destiny's Fire
It’s the year 2040, and sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind—part of a nearly extinct race of shape-shifters descended from guardians to the Egyptian pharaohs. Her home and her secret are threatened when the Council lowers the barrier, allowing the enemy race to enter the Shythe haven.

As the Narcolym airships approach, Dez and her friends rebel against their Council and secretly train for battle. Not only is Dez wary of war and her growing affection for her best friend Jace, but she fears the change her birthday will bring. When Dez’s newfound power rockets out of control, it’s a Narcolym who could change her fate… if she can trust him.

Dez’s guarded world crumbles when she discovers why the Narcos have really come to Haven Falls, and she's forced to choose between the race who raised her and the enemy she's feared her whole life.

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Check back later today for my review of this genre mixing, action packed debut!


  1. I loved the mesh-up. It wasn't too heavy on any one genre. Nicely done.

  2. Really? A dystopian? Never thought of it like that. Just a paranormal YA novel. Huh.....that's interesting.

  3. A combination of the best genres in YA fiction (in my opinion) - sounds like an intense read!

  4. I had a hard time deciding on the genre when reading it too. I enjoyed reading the mash-up, great job.

  5. I think I would call it paranormal or steampunk. Though, I could easily see DESTINY'S FIRE being shelved in the science-fiction/fantasy aisle in the bookstore.

    I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who reads across genres!

  6. A mesh up of genre's, this bookis sounding even more intriguing. And Egyptian, sounds very original.


  7. I definitely see the dystopian aspect to it! I am amazed how much I am loving this genre as I never saw myself to be someone to enjoy this type of book! Cant wait to read!


  8. I love reading these guest post because they give me more and more information about the book every time i read them =)


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